With great excitement we drove up to the Yarra Valley for our great weekend escape. Rolling hills and valleys met us within an hour of leaving our southern suburbs home, which must be one of the best features of this rural destination? But no! The Yarra Valley is filled with interesting things to see ... fascinating vineyards and dairies, quaint towns and hamlets, and of course great quality restaurants and cafes.
Unfortunately our accommodation was less than expected. Being spoilt by our regular visits to Daylesford, we have become used to luxury lodgings. However, De'Vine was relatively basic. The view was the feature - overlooking the vines of Fergusson's winery, and the location was excellent with many other wineries and top eateries nearby.
The room rates overstate the quality of this place, and i suspect that this is typical of the value you get in the Yarra Valley, being so close to Melbourne. But once you get over the initial disappointment, I'm sure you will find it adequately comfortable and a great location to launch your Yarra Valley adventure from.
- 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