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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Melba Lodge

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Melba Lodge
Tumut, Australia
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“Comfortable, clean and very friendly people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is the second time I have stayed at Melba Lodge and the rooms are cosy and in keeping with the atmosphere of the Lodge. The bed was huge and very comfy with crisp, clean linen. The bathroom, although not large, had a corner spa with the shower overhead. However, the walls of the rooms are paper thin and you can hear just about everything. I agree with other reviewer that there needs to be some sort of sensor lighting from the carpark at the back to the back door. The gardens are beautiful, the service was great. Would love to stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a small family owned property with a most welcoming atmosphere. The hostess was not available to cook on the morning we were there but her husband did his best to accommodate our desire for something not normally served in Australia. Just a delightful man. The rooms are small, very tidy, and very clean. We would gladly go back. :)

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2011

Stayed here overnight 9 Dec as attending a nearby wedding....handy location.....checkin was smooth, room tho small was fine for an overnight stop....smallish stand alone wardrobe, tv sitting on top had great reception, bathroom was compact but shower was great and plenty of hot water (a must)....QS bed was very comfy....parking at the back of property was ok, however I'd suggest that the owners need to trim the extremely overgrown shrubs/trees overhanging the driveway as cars could get easily scratched.......we were late back from wedding and unfortunately our key only gave us access via the back door....and trying to tiptoe down this 'overgrown' driveway and in complete darkness on uneven gravel was not easy....(how bout a sensor light for guests).....breakfast was in a largish area at the end of hallway, a number of tables to choose from. -had choice of fresh fruits and yoghurt, cereals, juice.....and a hot meal......unfortunately we weren't given a 'choice' of anything hot......I asked about bacon/eggs and was told "how would u like them" and that was it......I am sure I saw other guests who had tomato, baked beans on they're plate (apologies if i'm wrong david).....perhaps a small 'menu' of options would have been a good idea........we assumed it was 'help yourself' at b/fast...there was no sign or anyone around to say "go for it' or 'wait'!!! coffee was plunger, plenty of jams to choose from....It would also have been nice to hear a "good morning' or "hello, how are you", rather than just nothing from the owners.....perhaps some background music as ourselves and guests seemed to be conscious of the 'silence' and therefore whispering to each other..... being picky perhaps.....Mmmm...... I'd stay at melba lodge again, tho keep in mind you are on the main highway, so there will be traffic noise..........

Room Tip: Depends on your price range.....we got a good deal of room/breakfast for approx $150...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Bally223, Owner at Melba Lodge, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Sorry it took so long to work out how to reply! Thank you very much for your feedback, we have trimmed the hedges right back, you were so right about them being overgrown, I'm so sorry. Lights are in also. Our normal routine at breakfast is to greet and explain all the breakfast options etc, I can't explain why we failed with you, so very sorry, I have been much better since your feedback! We hope you do come back, we'll have a bottle of wine for you!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at Melba Lodge. The property is well maintained and spacious. The rooms are nice, clean in old style furniture and so is the bathroom.

I'd surely suggest anyone to stay there.


Cheers,
Roberto.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed at Melba Lodge on 9 Oct 2011 and it was great value for money. David was very pleasant and a good breakfast cook. The premises are clean and comfortable. Would be happy to stay there again if we were down that way.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

I stayed at Melba Lodge for one night while on work in Victoria

Melba Lodge is exactly the reason I need to stay in B&B accommodation more often and big hotel chains less often!

I was met by the owner who could not have been more friendly. The property is well laid out and really has all the features you could want in order to relax and enjoy the Yarra Valley. As my stay was a mid week stay, I had the place to myself, but in no way did I ever feel that I was treated any differently to if the place had been full.

My room, while small and basic, was well appointed and comfortable, and I'd certainly stay there again.

The only comment I'd make of any negative nature was that the airconditioner was quite noisy.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

We had a wonderful time at Melba Lodge. Our family, consisting of Parents and five grown up children, some with husband/wife and 5 grandkids spent 6 nights at Melba Lodge. We booked out 4 queen rooms, the penthouse and the cottage. The building has a real country charm about it. The owners generously gave us a great discount on booking such a large group. We arrived on a cold winter's day. Heaters were on in every room ( much appreciated by us Queenslanders ) and the venue was warm and cosy. The beds were quite comfortable and breaky every day was delicious. Our family was delighted to be able to get together frequently in the conference room and to play billiards together each night. Our hosts David and Helen were extremely accommodating and every little thing we requested was attended to happily - even down to printing up some tickets we booked online on our computers. Having lots of family living in the area, we really appreciated being able to have children down for the night and have family drop in to spend time with us. The venue was plenty large to manage our then-extended family.
Thanks to David and Helen. We'll be back. What a lovely time we all had.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Melba Lodge
Address: 939 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
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Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Yarra Glen
Hotel Class:4 star — Melba Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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