We stayed at De'Vine for a long weekend through a deal advertised on a "daily deals" website. We arrived on the Sunday afternoon at 5pm to be handed our key while the staff were locking up to head home. The room was nicely furnished, with a patio looking out to the courtyard. We realised once we were in the room that there was only tea/coffee facilities - no plates, bowls, knives forks or spoons. The reception was closed, and the only on-site restaurant only opens for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. We had thankfully brought some cheese and crackers with us, which we had to cut with a teaspoon.
We also had a free wine tasting with the on-site winery included in our deal, and so on the Monday, after checking with the reception staff as to the opening hours, we headed over. we arrived at 3:30 to a climes winery. After calling the reception again we were advised that the staff had shut up early, and it was a 30 minute drive back out to re-open. Basically, bad luck.
While the rooms were nice and the location not bad, the lack of facilities and hospitality really let this place down. Next time we stay in the beautiful Yarra Valley, we'll be staying somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DeVine Escape is unique in the Yarra Valley, as it is set on a 10 acre working Vineyard, right in amongst the vines! With 23 Studio rooms available it is an ideal ,as well as beautiful,place to stay after special occasions & celebrations with family and friends. Our neighbours at Fergusson winery restaurant offer delicious cooked breakfasts, and weekend meals, upon availability and booking with our reception before arrival.All rooms have a spacious ensuite, private verandah and the facilities provided by most 3.5 star rated properties. Our reception is open from 9am till 5pm daily, we carry local information/brochures/maps of places to visit, as well as sell kiosk snack items and soft drinks.All Rooms now have new flat screen digital televisions installed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De'Vine Escape Yarra Valley/Dixons Creek, Australia