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Bonbeach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Arrived early and from communications with Peta, as they would be in melbourne on that afternoon, we could park up and then go and have lunch before our check in, as the keys would be in the door. All cool until we arrived around 1.30pm and all the car spaces were taken, so we had to park up near the... More 

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peta1946, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Kate - thank you for taking the time to provide us with a Review. We are sorry you did not ask us to refill your wood basket as we would happily have done that for you while you were here. The basket is, as you know, enormous and we provide enough wood for 2 days, but some people are... More 

Shepparton, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Coonara Cottage and as soon as we walked in felt at home. It was warm, cosy and absolutely charming. The bed was comfortable, the fire was warm and the kids loved the trampoline. The Aga was nice to cook on. The breakfast hamper was generous and included variety which was appreciated by always hungry children. We... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

We are thrilled your found the lovely Coonara Cottage so comfortable - it seems to offer something soothing for everyone as guests come as couples, with friends and families. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a write up on Trip Advisor and we very much look forward to having you return again. Warm wishes and thanks... More 

Morwell, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The Blackwood at Sassafras ranks as just about the most beautiful accommodation my husband and I have ever stayed in... Classy, elegant, old world charm and romantic, our jaws dropped when we walked in... The breakfast hamper supplied was delicious; being able to see the fire and watch movies from the spa, indulgence; bed and electric blanket plus a wine... More 

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1 Thank Jessica D
peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

We manage this beautiful and elegant property on behalf of the owners who were absolutely thrilled with your write up. Thank you for taking time to do this and to share with the great wide world! Please come back soon - the gas fire beckons in this wintery weather! Our thanks and we look forward to your return. Warmest wishes... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

The owners of Candlelight are fantastic. When an unexpected medical event came up, they were amazing to deal with. I can highly recommend them. We stayed in Cottage in the Forest. Simply stunning. Everything was perfect.

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our lovely little Cottage in the Forest. We are thrilled to share with you that the new owners of A Cottage in the Forest are just now putting the finishing touches on this lovely little cottage which they took ownership of 10 days ago. We are welcoming our first guests... More 

Australians in Paris
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The Blackwood cottage is separate from the other Candlelight retreats and is a little piece of perfection. The decorations of white and black is extremely elegant and its many small touches really put it in a five star category, something which many B & B's don't quite achieve. I could go into detail about the lovely setting but want to... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

A big FAT thank you for such a beautiful Review Karen. I am fortunate to have a wonderful and very handy owner, who came to the bathroom rescue too! We long to have you return to stay with us before too long! Warmest wishes and thanks, Peta More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2015

We loved the Yanakie cottage. It was perfect for my husband, my alaskan malamute and I. The only thing which was our fault was that we picked one without a fence cause my boy wanted to be outside all the time with the birdies :) surrounds are beautiful and loved the little touches like breaky and beautiful soaps etc. It... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you for this review Steph. Sadly the cottages at Glen Harrow, of which Yanakie is one, have now closed so we are no longer able to offer them for accommodation. They will be much missed after over 20 years of providing lovely accommodation to the people of Melbourne. We do, however, have Candlelight Cottage as an offering as pet... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We have stayed in this little cottage 3 times now and its the relaxed charm of this little house that has drawn us back. We will stay again. The rear verandah is a wonderful spot. We had a very relaxed break.

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peta1946, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Yesterday afternoon at 3.30pm in the Dandenongs the sun was shining on the front veranda and also in the garden where the little waterfall is - heaven! Thank you for your review and for being such beautiful and regular guests with us. We look forward to your next stay which I hope won't be long! Maybe another one in February... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We were so excited about our stay in the cosy Blacksmiths Cottage but it was not luxury as described & quite frankly feel ripped off. To be fair the cottage has lovely features & it's clear the owners put in special touches such as toiletries & breakfast provisions but basics need replacing. It started with not being able to find... More 

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candlelight4, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Team, What a nightmare you experienced. Thank you for bringing all these maintenance issues to our attention, but I must say I would have preferred a phone call when we may have been able to do something for you. Blacksmiths Cottage is one of our managed properties and the owners love their guests and take care and pride in... More 

Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We stayed at the Beechmont for 3 nights, post Christmas. When we were driving in the forest road, looking for the house, it felt like this place is deep in the woods. What a great surprise when we finally arrived in a big house surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens/woods. We enjoyed the gardens with many colorful bouquet of flowers, in... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

What a delightful description of your stay with us at the beautiful Beechmont Garden Retreat. We have had many happy celebrations and events here and families love being together to spend that special time. I hope you, too, will return to stay again before too long and thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. Very... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

I love Olinda, such a small town that is so close to CBD, short drive although you feel like you miles away from the hussle and bussle hence it was bonus finding Candlelight mountain cottages. There was a slight problem with our booking originally as it was double booked via Candlelight mountains main website and the booking online website although... More 

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peta1946, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

We are so pleased you were able to enjoy the peace and tranquility of Cottage in the Forest. Sadly for us, the owners have this gorgeous little cottage for sale, but at the beginning of January we still have it available for guests. Our hope is someone will buy it and want to go on offering it for guest stays... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Candlelight Mountain Retreats and their sister business, Valley Ranges Getaways are a collection of 15 boutique luxury accommodation properties scattered throughout the Dandenong Ranges. Private cottages, villa, holiday houses. All include breakfast, wifi, indulgent baths, kitchens. Close to the villages of Mt Dandenong and Yarra Valley wineries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways

Address: 7-9 Monash Avenue | Reception 7 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range: €183 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Cosy, friendly”
 of 5 bubbles O5773EKjamess, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book for longer than you need as you will not want to leave this treasure”
 of 5 bubbles CeliaBMelbourne, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The Blackwood is literally around the corner from Miss Marples' Tearoom and the Beaumarchais cafe. Excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles OtterAbroad, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the cottages were a far distance from each other. Enough to give privacy, I might be biest as i have not experience the all the cottages however the Cottage in the Forest from my experience and reviews is by far a great choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Tona_17, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Relax and enjoy...this place is perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles 876marym876, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
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