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#1 Lucla

Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:36 AM

Hi there,

Its DH and my 10 year wedding anniversary this year. We have never been away from the kids overnight (6&4) as they are terrible sleepers but for the special occasion my parents are going to have the kids for a sleepover (this is actually huge for them and us).

Anyways, we never get to go away and so we have no idea where to go. Needs to be within about 90 minutes from Melbourne. It will just be for 1 night in September (not during school holidays).  somewhere really nice and romantic preferably and about $300 for the night is the budget. Its so much pressure to chose the right place, this probably wont happen again for a very long time so we want to get it right.

Please tell me where you have stayed and recommend.

#2 can'tstayaway

Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:41 AM

Lake House Daylesford is great. Maybe a bit over your price range but you can look around for deals. The restaurant is delicious.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:42 AM

I loved Sovereign Hill as a kid and the surrounding areas, we are taking DS there in a few years (Scout Jamboree time possibly)

#4 Apageintime

Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:20 AM

The RACV torquay is lovely!

#5 Froyo

Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:38 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 14 May 2019 - 09:42 AM, said:

I loved Sovereign Hill as a kid and the surrounding areas, we are taking DS there in a few years (Scout Jamboree time possibly)
I wouldn't go there for a romantic kid free night though.

Warburton is beautiful. We've stayed at Forget Me Not cottages and really liked it.
ETA: Actually I think they might have a 2 night minimum.
You could also consider an Airbnb- we've stayed in some in different parts of Vic including Mornington Peninsula (Red Hill area) and they've been great.

Edited by Froyo, 14 May 2019 - 10:47 AM.

#6 seayork2002

Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:44 AM

View PostFroyo, on 14 May 2019 - 10:38 AM, said:

I wouldn't go there for a romantic kid free night though.

Warburton is beautiful. We've stayed at Forget Me Not cottages and really liked it.

Yeah sorry I mixed the threads up!

kid free not sure

#7 MsLaurie

Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:20 PM

Mt Dandenong? Around Olinda/Sassafras sort of areas? It’s likely to still be quite chilly up there in September so you could stay in a little cottage with a fireplace!

#8 coolbreeze

Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:48 PM

The Provincial Hotel Ballarat:
Beautiful boutique accomodation with a great restaurant attached:


#9 Bearynice

Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:55 PM

I would go somewhere around Daylesford.

I’d have a look on trip advisor at reviews and then have a look on scoopon etc

#10 Cerridwen

Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:43 PM

Bellinzona Resort in Hepburn Springs is nice and within budget.

For something smaller Shizuka Ryokan Japanese Country Spa Retreat in Hepburn is also nice and within your budget.

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