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“Basic and no-frills” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sanctuary Park Cottages
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Melbourne
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Basic and no-frills”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

More self-catering than boutique. Ideal for families. Wendy very helpful.Cottage needs some refurbishment. Breakfast options lacking imagination

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SaltyMelbourne
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at the Sanctuary Park Cottages and found it superb. Wendy was a very helpful host and through booking some attractions through her such as Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy we got a 10% discount. An ideal place to stay with children with a playground on site, swimming pool, the vast grounds to explore and the various animals. The spa bath was also a hit!
Would definitely recommend this as fantastic place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Larisa G
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96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

It is evidence of the host, Wendy's, persuasiveness and her cottages' attractiveness (from the moment you drive into the glorious drive-way...) that led us to make this - our first review on Tripadvisor, after having been frequent but passive users since 2007! Sanctuary Park Cottages is a perfect base for you and your family to explore and enjoy the Yarra Valley and its surrounds. The hosts, Wendy & Alex, have thought of everything you could possibly need when you come back from a whole day of sight-seeing or wine-tasting or all-of-it - you could not want for more! And, very friendly goats as well! Wendy, a big Thank You for your wonderful help with Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy! We have and will recommend this place, and cannot wait to return!

Room Tip: Sunset Cottage has sprawling views over the paddock and is close to the friendly goats! Other cotta...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChuJoe
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Berwick, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

very clean,tranquil, peaceful and romantic.
fully self contained, with washing machine, dryer, iron
dinner reservations can be pre organised thru the owners, driven to and from by the owners at a small cost.
massages can be done in your cottage.
romantic walks along the pond and watching the fish and ducks at any time

Room Tip: the loft is perfect for a romantic getaway, very quiet and away from everything
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dennis n
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Switzerland
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240 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Nice cabins. Private, roomy, well appointed, looking over the garden/ lawns.
Breakfast provisions are basic/ ok.
Little sombre, jaded inside.
Not too far from town for supper (there’s an excellent Indian restaurant in Healseville), and perfect to visit the Sanctuary, which is also excellent.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank cranny
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Melbourne, Australia
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305 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

I stayed in the Loft Cottage the night before my wedding with my maid of honour, then the night of the wedding with my new husband. The cottage was absolutely beautiful - my photographer had a field day! The grounds were gorgeous and very well maintained too. Would have liked more of an opportunity to see them! Everything was very good quality and well maintained. The bed was comfy, and the rain style shower was great. The spa was amazing, but took ages to fill, so make sure you leave plenty of time!
I had family members staying in a couple of the other cottages, and it was very easy to visit between the cottages, but still lovely and private.
Wendy was lovely and very helpful. Upon checking in we were able to take a few DVDs and board games to entertain ourselves during the night.
My maid of honour tells me the fold out couch was fairly uncomfortable. Usually you would only book the loft cottage for a couple, so that wouldn't usually be a problem.
Wendy was very helpful in getting the water turned back on ASAP when it got cut off in the middle of getting ready for the wedding. She even offered us the house shower (on tank water) if we needed it.
There was a massive spider in the bedroom, which can't be helped when you're in the middle of the bush. There is bug spray provided, but I ended up getting my dad to help as I am quite afraid of spiders. I'm sure Wendy would have helped if required.
My family that were staying with me all seemed to enjoy their cottages too.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zanzibar138
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Moree, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We recently stayed at Sanctuary Park Cottages while visiting the Yarra Valley, and had an amazing time. The owners were friendly and helpful, the beautiful cabins had everything you could need, and they organised a great winery tour for us as well.

Our cabin had a full kitchen, nice linen, spa bath, wood fire, comfy lounge; it was a home away from home. It was a very relaxing stay that was out of the way while still being close to Healesville for supplies and terrific attractions.

The tariffs for these cottages are very reasonable on their own - but we happened to get an amazing mid week deal, buy two nights stay three. And their fresh free range eggs topped off the experience. If we're ever in Victoria again, we'll definately be stopping back here.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ellyct
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Property: Sanctuary Park Cottages
Address: 85 Badger Ave, Healesville, Victoria 3777, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Healesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Healesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted as the number one place to stay in the Yarra Valley by the RACV's BEST 101 PLACES TO STAY IN VICTORIA. Our 6 cottages are fully self contained and have a spa bath, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, log fire and tastefully decorated in an Australian theme. The garden surroundings offer a solar heated undercover pool and spa as well as a BBQ area at the edge of the lake, with spectacular views. ... more   less 
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