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32-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, fireplace, DVD player
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
55 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationDandenong Ranges National Park14 min walk
Popular LocationSherbrooke Forest4 min drive
Popular LocationNational Rhododendron Gardens8 min drive
AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon)52 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Melbourne, Cottages at Monreale is in an area with good shopping. Sherbrooke Forest and Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens and Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nunawading Basketball Centre or Dandenong Basketball Stadium.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Dandenong Ranges National Park - 14 min walk
    • Sherbrooke Forest - 4 min drive
    • National Rhododendron Gardens - 8 min drive
    • Puffing Billy Steam Train - 10 min drive
    • Olinda Falls - 16 min drive

    Getting around

    • Melbourne Belgrave Station - 9 min drive
    • Belgrave Station - 9 min drive
    • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 56 min drive

    About this property

    Cottages at Monreale

    4-star Melbourne cottage in Olinda with free parking
    Along with spa services, this smoke-free cottage has a garden and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 7 individually decorated cottages feature free WiFi and private yards. Guests can enjoy fireplaces, and other standard amenities include kitchens with fridges and ovens.
    Cottages at Monreale offers 7 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

    This Melbourne cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board.

    Property amenities


    • Massages
    • Spa services
    • Hot stone massages
    • Deep-tissue massages
    • Prenatal massages


    • Free WiFi

    Parking and transport

    • Free self-parking


    • Fridge
    • Hob
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • English breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–11:00 AM: AUD 20-50 for adults and AUD 20-50 for children


    • Premium bedding
    • Bed sheets provided


    • Free toiletries
    • Bathrobes
    • Towels provided
    • Hairdryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • 32-inch flat-screen TV with digital service
    • DVD player

    Outdoor areas

    • Terrace
    • Balcony or patio
    • Garden
    • Garden


    • Heating

    Pet friendly

    • AUD 25 per pet per night
    • 2 per room (up to 40 lb/18 kg)
    • Dogs welcome
    • Service animals exempt from fees


    • No lifts
    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • In-room massages
    • Free bottled water

    Location highlights

    • In the mountains
    • In a national park


    • 7 rooms
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished
    • Access via exterior corridors



    Check-in between 3 PM and midnight
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11 AM

    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
    If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
    Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information
    For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

    Access methods

    Key retrieval


    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 25 per pet, per night
    Dogs only
    2 per room (up to 40 lb/18 kg)

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    Cots (infant beds) are not available

    Important information

    Optional extras

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

    • Breakfast fee: between AUD 20 and AUD 50 for adults, and AUD 20 and AUD 50 for children (approximately)
    • Pet fee: AUD 25 per pet, per night
    • Service animals are exempt from fees

    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.
      Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds.

    We should mention

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    Cottages Monreale House Sassafras
    Cottages Monreale House
    Cottages Monreale Sassafras
    Cottages Monreale

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 18 kg per pet. There's a fee of AUD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    How much is parking at this property?
    Self-parking is free at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in is from 3 PM to midnight.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Checkout is at 11 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Located in Olinda, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Dandenong Ranges and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Sherbrooke Forest. Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve and Alfred Nicolas Gardens are also within 5 minutes.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Cottages at Monreale

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Very quiet and relaxing retreat, everything you need with no interruptions. Will stay again in the future

    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019


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      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      The perfect location! A beautiful cosy cottage hidden in the trees. A little difficult to get the shower setting right, but not a deterrent.

      Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

      It was a really beautiful and relaxing cottage.. the neighboring cottages were noisy at times and there was no hot water. I think for $500 per night there should be hot water!! Otherwise all good!

      Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019


      • Disliked: Staff & service

      (Note: we chose to leave the property prior to our check-out date, and will not seek a refund) Our party of 2 booked the 'Cottage, 2 bedrooms (Magnolia)' which is listed as containing 1 king bed and 1 queen bed. Two rooms were what we needed, so the listing was perfect. Unfortunately, the listing is not accurate. According to the correspondence with the listed mobile phone number, 'the additional bedroom is not available when only 2 guests are staying. We can provide the 2nd bedroom for an additional $50.' There was nobody on the site to assist with our situation, and reception is only available for Telstra phones (Optus has poor or no reception). Some other notes - the owners request your address, contact details and check-in time immediately after confirming your booking, and will not provide check-in information until you have done so. Accessibility is tricky, as the cottage is at the top of several gradual flights of stairs from the car park. There are also a couple of steps up to the master bedroom, and one step down to the bathroom. We noticed other additional charges for not washing dishes, and the provided firewood would have lasted perhaps one night. The shower runs the gamut of hot to cold and back. The guest book with the wifi password was hidden under the television. We are residents in the area, and are proud to say that the Dandenongs are an amazing area to visit in Melbourne. Please be wary of this property, and I hope that the information above helps.

      Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019