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“Magnificent”
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Arcadia Cottages
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
“Magnificent”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Arcadia Cottages was the most beautiful accommodation I’ve ever stayed in. The level of attention to detail and anticipation of customer’s needs surpassed anything I’d ever experienced, and it was delightful finding the little things around the cottage that had been put there to ensure we had a seemless holiday. The cottage was more beautiful than the photos – but what blew us away was the generosity of the staff. We were there for our honeymoon and ironically left our marriage certificate at the cottage (!). The owners called us and let us know, then put the certificate inside a manilla folder they cut down to size to fit in an express post envelope (to protect the certificate from bending in the post), and then posted it to us so we’d have it ASAP at their expense. Our whole holiday matched that level of care and we will definitely be going back. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We loved the Arcadia Fernwood Cottage. Mike and Lesley who run the B&B are beautiful folks and extremely helpful. We had a lovely stay and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality. The breakfast food was excellent and fresh. We would definitely go back and indeed plan to.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

My Darling surprised me with two nights in the Forest cottage for my 60th birthday. The reception by Lesley and her careful attention to detail in the cottage was absolutely splendid. We luxuriated in the spa to cool down on the first night and on the second had to do the same to warm up, with the lovely log fire, already set, to warm our mood further. It is Victoria after all. The spa was easily up to the task and made for a wonderful close encounter. (Insert disapproving look here). My birthday was made all the more memorable by a surprise cake co-ordinated by Lesley along with a chilled complementary champers. Jacinta and I will most certainly stay at Arcadia again in the welcoming hospitality of Lesley and Michael. Oh yes, ask Lesley to draw you a map, she really has a talent for it! We cannot recommend the Arcadia experience enough, go there and luxuriate in the lovely cottages with their beautiful private gardens and peaceful surrounds.
Terry and Jacinta

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We have stayed at Fernwood cottage twice now and are definitely keen to go back for a third stay! We recommend Fernwood cottage for the incredibly relaxing hot tub! Platters can be ordered for additional cost and while they are quite pricey, they are very yummy and really add to the luxurious and romantic atmosphere.

Don't be shy to open all the large windows, you will have a lovely view of the trees and ferns and wont see another soul!

Customer service is fantastic. When we arrived and mentioned that we had a dinner booking at Sky High Restaurant our host immediately offered to organize the complimentary limousine pick-up from our cottage - something we hadn't released that they offered when we made the booking.

The owners really go the extra mile with breakfast basket and chocolates waiting for you when you arrive.

I found the bed very uncomfortable, but everyone has a different mattress preferences, lol! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mill Park, Australia
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We can't speak highly enough of this beautiful country getaway. We spent four nights in the "Treehouse" cottage to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and enjoyed every single moment. The cottage was cosy and had everything you would need. Floor to ceiling windows bring the beauty of the surrounding trees into the cottage. A real highlight is a conservatory that juts out amongst the trees and provides a wonderfully relaxing space. The cleanliness of the cottage was second to none and the service provided by our hosts was warm and welcoming. They could not have been more obliging and helpful but were never intrusive during our stay. We would have loved to have stayed longer and will definitely return one day.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Very romantic cottage, surrounded by forest, peaceful and quiet, extremely relaxing and enjoyable. Great decor, huge floor to ceiling window, log fire, hot tub and the list goes on. Cleanliness 10/10. Great breakfast provision, complimentary port and chocolates and great selection of DVD's. Very comfortable bed, lovely sitting area in the garden with couple of chairs and a small table. Would recommend to anybody who appreciates peace and quiet and is romantic at heart. Fernwood cottage is a perfect place for marriage proposals, engagements or anniversaries so if you want to spoil somebody close to your heart book yourself in and enjoy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

We've stayed in the Treehouse and the Fernwood cottages, and enjoyed both visits. We are warmly welcomed both times, and shown the features of the rooms - we don't see anyone again until it's time to check out! Breakfast is lovely, rooms a beautiful with lots of light and great forest/garden views from amazing floor to ceiling windows.

Room Tip: get the fernwood cottage for the heated hot tub in the conservetory
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Property: Arcadia Cottages
Address: 188 - 190 Falls Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Olinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arcadia Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arcadia Cottages is situated at Olinda just east of Melbourne, on top of Mt Dandenong. Arcadia offers accommodation for couples in 4 separate cottages, all hidden away in 3 acres of forested gardens. Each cottage has a log fire and a conservatory, three have spa baths and one has a cedar hot tub spa. Full breakfast provisions are included. Arcadia is off the busy tourist road but only 500 metres to the villages of Olinda and Mt. Dandenong with over 10 restaurants to choose from. There is also a dedicated day spa and an intimate function room. ... more   less 
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