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Forest Glade Olinda
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Forest Glade Olinda
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Really nicely built cottages that are very fairy tale-ish. We had a very large fire place in our cottage that was lovely to sit by. The kitchen was self contained and there was a large spa upstairs that looked out into the gardens. Very nice for a romantic get away..

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Piffle to "aussie weekender". I recently stayed at Forest Glade Olinda and it was certainly none of the things descriibed by this person. It was clean, charming, quaint, beautifully set in a gorgeous garden, and private. I have a sneaky feeling that "aussie weekender" is the sort of person who likes to complain about things so they can score a free weekend at the owner's expense!

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

What can I say? It looked lovely on the website, but not so inviting on arrival.

First impressions: dank, dark, dusty and musty!

After booking what we hoped would be a romantic weekend away, we arrived to discover that the place had seemingly not been stayed in for a while (it certainly smelt like that) and had not had a good clean either. Dishes and glasses needed to be re-washed, there were human hairs (not ours!) on the couch, cobwebs in the bed and worst of all a bath&shower that ran muddy brown water and bugs that crawled out when the spa jets were turned on!

Needless to say, we checked out the next morning. Whilst the owner was apologetic, we were not offered a refund for this disappointing single night stay.

Who is it ideal for? Those looking to stay in the Little House of Horrors!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jan R, Owner at Forest Glade Olinda, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2012

In response to this review listed on 16th March 2012. At Forest Glade we endeavour to offer couples a getaway that is secluded, private and cosy. When running a business there are constant variables at play, and if something is not up to standard it should be immediately brought to our attention. (If, for example, a meal is served cold at a restaurant, but the complaint is lodged after the meal is fully eaten, it is difficult to verify the complaint.) However these guests did not raise any issues during their stay and only advised us on their departure, so we were not given the opportunity to address the problems as they arose. The cottage the couple stayed in had been used only a few days before.
Our bed linen is laundered at a professional laundry, so how cobwebs were in the bed is a mystery, the properties are situated amongst trees and bushes in a mountain region, spiders and bugs are a part of our natural environment. Whilst every effort is made to keep them at bay indoors it is virtually impossible to account for each and every one of them. As we have had some cold inclement weather lately the mountains can feel damp and cold but the cottages are quite cosy and warm once the fires are lit or the central heating is on. Management was not shown the dishes or hairs mentioned, so again were not given the opportunity to verify this, and can’t really understand how bugs ‘crawled’ out of high speed water jets. The only thing we could think of were millipedes, but all properties around here suffer from these little pests, as do all Australian homes. Natural rainwater is used on the property which is not chemically bleached, and sometimes there is some discoloration. However in this case, the water was independently checked immediately after the complaint and we were told it was fine.
Please be aware that management takes these concerns very seriously, and regret the matters were not brought to their attention during the guests stay so that these issues could have been verified and fixed, this would also have given us the opportunity to make arrangements for alternative accommodation to ensure their stay was more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 21 April 2009

Three double story European Style cottages, each completely private and self contained. A very welcome change, as many Bed and Breakfasts in the area seem to be Country themed.

Each cottage has an open fire, central heating, air conditioning and a double spa bath. Cottages are completely hidden from view of the road and each other by lush bushland. Basic breakfast provisions and real coffee are provided.

On arrival, our very welcoming hosts allowed us to view each cottage and select the one we loved the most. Difficult choice as they are all wonderful.

Would highly recommend Forest Glade Olinda to couples wanting a relaxing and romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Forest Glade Olinda

Address: 82 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
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Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Olinda
Price Range: £4 - £6 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Forest Glade Olinda Australia - Victoria

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