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Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara

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Overview of Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara

Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
69 Curletts Road, Lara, VIC, 3212

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKevin Hoffman Walk7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSerendip Sanctuary14 min walk
  • Popular LocationLara Heritage and Historical Museum4 min drive
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon)9 min drive

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About this area


Located in Geelong, Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara is in a rural area and near the boardwalk. The Carousel is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Kevin Hoffman Walk and Serendip Sanctuary. Don't miss out on a visit to Geelong Botanical Gardens.

What's nearby

  • Kevin Hoffman Walk - 7 min walk
  • Serendip Sanctuary - 14 min walk
  • Lara Heritage and Historical Museum - 4 min drive
  • You Yangs Regional Park - 7 min drive
  • You Yangs - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • North Shore Station - 11 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 9 min drive


  • Jai Thai - 13 min walk
  • The Centreway Fish & Chip Shop - 13 min walk
  • Lara Chinese Kitchen - 13 min walk
  • Senor Manny's - 14 min walk
  • Lara Jan's Chinese Take Away - 16 min walk

About this property

Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara

3-star Geelong guesthouse in Lara, near Kevin Hoffman Walk
This smoke-free guesthouse features a garden, barbecues and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 2 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. Guests can appreciate conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, and other amenities include furnished balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs. Housekeeping is not available.
Sweet Dreams Retreat At Lara offers 2 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Geelong guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you, lockbox


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 40.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 77 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 23 out of 77 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 77 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 77 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 77 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Freindly, helpful service and a great comfortable room. Thank you.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Tranquil setting with picturesque outlook. Spacious room with ensuite stocked with nice products to use.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the location, and the host was very friendly and accommodating. The room was nicely furnished and the bathroom was large, clean and inviting. If anything, the room could have had an area for dining at, although it was not an issue for me this time. I will be back.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Serenity with the decking and trees. Would think you were in Queensland.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Janita was very friendly and helpful when making our booking. Excellent, fast communication. She made sure we had all we needed for a comfortable stay. The rollaway for our youngest was comfortable, as was the rest of the bedding in the room. The decor was lovely and the hammock on the balcony was a highlight.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021