we have had a wonderful 2 night stay at Arnica views. We were originally running later than the planned time of arrival and the management called us up to confirm our arrival time - and as they were unable to greet us at the new time they then gave us a complimentary upgrade.
Once arriving the ambiance of our 18month anniversary was set, there was unexpectedly lovely music playing and many candles lit. the decor is fabulous in the room, its definitely a place for relaxation and romance.
its in a great location if you want a city escape, without the pressure to do many activities - if you dont want! we have spent the days exploring local quaint towns and having loads of fun watching the provided movies in the very comfortable 4 poster bed.
we stayed in the sunset suite and the setting of the room - spa bath and bed both in comfortable range of the television, and the view towards the city is absoultely top notch.
There isnt really any staff around to help with any questions about the accomodation or the surroundings. The current advertising of the rooms arent really accurate either, for example the lack of bath salts, or fresh fruits. The price, not sure if its worth the amount we paid!
However we did get an upgrade, it is a very romantic environment, and it was exactly what we were looking for - a place to sleep in (thanks to their late check out!), be able to experience local produce, discover walking tracks and support local buisnessesits perfect for a weekend away from the hectiness of life!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arnica Views is one of the few extraordinary places where timeless elegance and sophisticated style are vibrantly alive. Quite different from a hotel, Arnica Views offers boutique style accommodation with magnificently appointed private suites, exceptional service and true comfort that is perfect all year around for special occasions and to escape the everyday. Guests can expect to rediscover romance whilst they relax the body, refresh the mind and rejuvenate the soul. Located on the summit of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, less than an hour's drive from Melbourne and away from the noise of the main road, Arnica Views is set amidst two acres of magnificent 75 year old English gardens, offering splendour throughout every season. ... more less
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