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Guest reviews

4.8/5 Exceptional
98 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationOlinda Falls6 min drive
Popular LocationSkyHigh Mount Dandenong6 min drive
Popular LocationNational Rhododendron Gardens7 min drive
AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)72 min drive

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  • The Gatehouse Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 100 sq m
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsThe Gatehouse Cottage

About this area


Located in Melbourne, this cottage is in an area with good shopping. Westfield Knox and Caribbean Markets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sherbrooke Forest and Dandenong Ranges National Park. 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 - 6 min walk
  • Olinda Falls - 6 min drive
  • SkyHigh Mount Dandenong - 6 min drive
  • National Rhododendron Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Sherbrooke Forest - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne Belgrave Station - 13 min drive
  • Belgrave Station - 13 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 72 min drive

About this property

Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

Adults-only Melbourne cottage in Mount Dandenong with free parking
This smoke-free cottage features free self-parking. The cottage offers an LCD TV with a DVD player, plus a fridge and an electric kettle. Added amenities include a hob, premium bedding and a dishwasher.
This cottage offers 2 forms of accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with DVD players.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • LCD TV
  • DVD player

Climate control

  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • Smoke-free property


  • 2 rooms



Check-in between 2:30 PM and 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 361 -363 Mount Dandenong
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

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Important information

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.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Merrow Cottages House Mount Dandenong
Merrow Cottages House
Merrow Cottages Mount Dandenong
Merrow Cottages

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
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 2:30 PM to 5 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Mount Dandenong, this luxury cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges National Park, and Singleton Reserve. Fiddlers Green Bushland Reserve and Rainbow Gully Reserve are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A haven for couples in love

Our stay was for our anniversary, my birthday and Valentines day combined. What an amazing experience we had. First of all Emelia and Karen were amazing with our booking and directions as well as tips on where to dine. The atmosphere when we entered the cottage was awesome. Greeted by nature sounds and scents. Gorgeous hardwood floors and spotlessly clean rooms we could not have been happier. A huge four poster bed and double spa room was to die for. They truly have thought of everything and we have vowed to go back yearly. Highly recommended for couples.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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

The property was charming, well appointed with a lovely garden and a pleasant ambience.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Cute, quiet cottage close to everything Mt Dandenong has to offer, great for a bit of R&R. 10/10 would stay again

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice cottage convenient to Maria Island ferry

This was a good value for a nice clean room. The staff person w waa s also very helpful.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2017


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Staff & service

We have stayed in many hotels around the world and I have never been negative about any of them. You get what you pay for and we always take that into account. This place however was a huge disappointment considering the price paid. We only booked it because of its proximity to a wedding we attended. When we arrived there were no staff, we had no idea how to access our room and there were keys that you had to know the code to before you could use them. We rang a number but was told she no longer managed the place,rang another number, which was not answered. There had been no communication to us via txt, email etc. When finally we were rung back we were told to go back to Sassafras to checkin. The checkin place was in a shipping container with no signage and we were asked to pay a bond. At this point we had half an hour to get to the wedding. Finally when in the tiny room in the house we noticed the glass shower in a corner of the room. Luckily the toilet had a tiny tiny room of its own. Even what should have been a lovely view was marred by what looked like a heap of rubbish! Even the so called breakfast was not on the premises but back in the town. Luckily that was good. We were told that the place had been sold and was in transition between owners . My advice to the new owners would be to sack the current management company and do it themselves or get someone better. We made the wedding just! Very disappointing!

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2017