My husband booked this place without consulting trip advisor but, always the optimist I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, it just wasn't up to scratch. It isn't 3.5 star accommodation, more 2 star which would be fine if the rate was $70 - $80 per night but at $192 per night on Fri - Sun it was very disappointing.
When we first arrived the place smelt really old and musty, everything looked pretty worn and tired and I'm glad we didn't stay in winter as it would have been freezing. The sliding door to a small outside patio was taped up with grey packing tape with 'do not open' written on it. The outdoor furniture was old, broken and covered in cobwebs. It was quite frustrating as there is so much potential for the place to be fantastic, it needs to be completely renovated - the location was really the only positive for me. If they could get the cottages up to the standard of the Wombat Hills cottages in Mansfield I would come back again and again.
Given our disappointment we also weren't interested in visiting the same owner's cafe or shop in town. Again, lovely location but not worth $190 a night.
- Also Known As:
- Argyles Yarra Valley Healesville, Australia