9.4
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9.3
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Clarendon Cottages

11 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras, Mount Dandenong Ranges, Mount Dandenong Ranges, Australia, 3787 - See map
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.5 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.4 room quality and comfort
Exceptional service
9.3 rating for service
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.2 facilities on premise

Beautiful cottage with lots of little thoughtful touches to make a lovely and very memorable stay.

Stephanie | July 30, 2019

Chris & Gayle were excellent hosts, the cabin was beautifully furnished and very cozy.

Jamie | May 11, 2017

We loved everything about it from the cosiness to the generous portions of breakfast.

Stephanie | July 30, 2019

The facilities are great and the bathroom is a good size with a bath.

Paige | June 24, 2019

Very beautiful and amazing accommodation surrounded by nature.

Dato'Gobinath | December 4, 2017

We had a pleasant stay and would love to return one day soon.

Stephanie | July 30, 2019

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

  • Blackout curtains

Value for money8.9
Distance to city center45 km
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at Clarendon Cottages

9.4
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Two-Bedroom Cottage
Two-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Stables Cottage
Stables Cottage
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Dovecote Cottage
Dovecote Cottage
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Small Suite
Small Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Two-Bedroom Cottage
Two-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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One-Bedroom Cottage
One-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Romantic Queen Bed Cottage Room with Garden View
Romantic Queen Bed Cottage Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Small Suite
Small Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Deluxe 2 Queen Bed Cottage Room with Garden View
Deluxe 2 Queen Bed Cottage Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Clarendon Cottages?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Clarendon Cottages?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Clarendon Cottages has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property.

What is the smoking policy at Clarendon Cottages?

Clarendon Cottages does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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10.0/10
Service score
9.3/10
Value for money score
8.9/10
Room comfort score
9.4/10
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Overall rating:
9.4
Exceptional
155 reviews
Cleanliness
9.5
Facilities
9.2
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
Beautiful spot, very relaxing.
Jamie from Australia
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More about Clarendon Cottages

When visiting the Mount Dandenong Ranges you'll feel right at home at Clarendon Cottages. The 4.5-star property commands an excellent location and there are many sightseeing options within minutes of Clarendon Cottages such as 'Puffing Billy' steam train, 'The 1000 Steps Kokoda Trail', 'Alfred Nicholas Gardens', 'Sherbrooke Forest' or 'William Ricketts Sanctuary' At Clarendon Cottages , the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, fireplace and onsite car park. Guests can choose from 3 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The property offers many unique recreational opportunities such as hiking trails, outdoor pool, spa, massage, children's playground. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Clarendon Cottages hits the spot in many ways.

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Reviews of Clarendon Cottages from real guests

Overall rating
9.4
Exceptional
From 155 reviews
9.7Cleanliness
9.6Location
9.6Room comfort and quality
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Rating via Agoda9.2
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10
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Cleanliness9.5
Facilities9.2
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality9.4
Service9.3
Value for money8.9
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6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
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9.7
Exceptional
John from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

Lovely cosy cottage for quiet getaway”

Attention to detail with furnishings & making quests comfortable

Very friendly and inviting couple owner managers providing varying levels of accommodation styles from four cottages situated on their own property. These range from a cozy romantic couples single room cottage to two bedroom, lounge and kitchen suitable for small families. Cottages are situated amongst a beautiful lush garden setting with abundant native bird life.

Reviewed October 10, 2012

Thanks John. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier and all the cottages have recently been renovated! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
9.6
Exceptional
Junghyun from South Korea
Couple
Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Exceptional”

It was absolutely awesome to staying Clarendon Cottages. You'll see amazing breakfast stuffs prepared as picture described. The staff was very friendly. We'll stay there if we have another chance to stay in Mel.

Reviewed January 08, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay Junghyun. We do hope to see you again! Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded April 29, 2018
Clarendon Cottages
9.2
Exceptional
Graham from Australia
Couple
Small Suite
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Exceptional”

We loved Clarendon Cottages - because they were beautiful, quaint and in a brilliant location. Lillian McDonald, Melbourne

Reviewed February 15, 2018

Thanks Lillian, we appreciate your lovely description. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded April 29, 2018
Clarendon Cottages
9.0
Exceptional
judith from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Gorgeous cottage in pictureque location”

English style cottage you would think you were in England!

Stayed in Dovecot Cottage the smallest of the 3 cottages but was perfect for 2 people for 1 night. The bathroom is a good size and so is the bedroom which had 3 windows looking out to the bush and trees. Very quiet and picturequest location and not far from a local pub and several restaurants and shops. Lounge room also looked out to a lovely English style garden. Furniture and fittings were very English and you could imagine you were in an English country cottage. Breakfast provisions were provided and with a microwave we easily cooked eggs and toast. Cereal, fruit and juice were also provided. As well of course as tea and coffee and homebaked cookies.

Reviewed November 06, 2012

Thanks Judith. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier and all the cottages have recently been renovated! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
9.6
Exceptional
Xinrong from Singapore
Family with young children
Two-Bedroom Cottage
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Excellent experience”

We stayed one night at Stable cottage at Clarendon's cottage after we rode puffing billy. It's about 15 minutes drive from puffing billy. The 2-bedroom cottage is very spacious and well equipped. Our kids enjoyed the board games and DVDs a lot. We see also supplied with enough food for breakfast and house wine. Washing machine and dryer are available too. The neighborhood is serene and it's a pleasant experience to take a walk in the mountain fresh air. Will definitely come back again!

Reviewed December 18, 2016

Thanks Xinrong. It was nice meeting you and your family and we are very happy that your kids were well amused during your stay. The mountain air is fantastic isn't it! It really does relieve the stresses of everyday living. Look forward to your return. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
9.0
Exceptional
apichart from Thailand
Family with young children
Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Nice cottage in quiet surrounding”

Quiet, nice cottage and relaxation

We spent a night at this beautiful cottage. It was very nice and quiet. The owner was very attentive. There're a lot of details offering in the cottage: a full set of breakfast or even an Australian tawny to help us get better sleep. This is probably one of our best experiences staying in this type of hotels.

Reviewed July 21, 2013

Thanks Apichart. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
8.0
Excellent
Keira from Singapore
Family with teens
Stables Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Very close to perfect indeed”

Decor, privacy, cozy

My family and I had a short stay at the Stables cottage and it was lovely. Pam and Ian gave us a warm welcome and a short tour of the cottage to ensure that we understood the functions. The cottage itself gives off a rustic Victorian vibe without compromising on comfort and modern amenities (pretty strong wifi). Everything really was perfect. The only issue I would say to future travelers staying there is that the driveway is pretty tight so take caution when driving in. Definitely recommended. Whether you are a couple on honeymoon or a family looking to relax and recharge, you will be able to find a cottage that suit your needs.

Reviewed March 23, 2015

This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Couple
Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Cozy Cottage with Wood Fireplace”

Quaint, Comfortable, Warm

What a wonderful place. With only three cottages on the property, owners Ian and Pam give great attention to detail and seemed to be always available for questions. The wood fireplace and free firewood was perfect to take the chill from the mountain air at night. Great location, full kitchen with a breakfast basket provided. We would stay here again for sure.

Reviewed April 29, 2014

This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
10.0
Exceptional
Melanie from Australia
Couple
Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Just perfect!”

The view from the cottage. The downstairs window is so picturesque and I could happily sit in front of it for hours, which I did. The bed linen was beautiful and very comfy.

I really really loved it!! Gardens and views are magnificent . The cottage is very large , wan and decor is really modern country cottage style. We where really impressed! :)

Reviewed December 22, 2014

Thanks Melanie. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
8.8
Excellent
Stephanie from Australia
Couple
Two-Bedroom Cottage
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Lovely and memorable stay”

Beautiful cottage with lots of little thoughtful touches to make a lovely and very memorable stay. We loved everything about it from the cosiness to the generous portions of breakfast. A bottle of port and chocolates as a night cap was a wonderful idea. We had a pleasant stay and would love to return one day soon.

Reviewed July 30, 2019

Thanks Stephanie. Glad you enjoyed the extras! We'd love to have you return too! Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded February 13, 2020
Clarendon Cottages
9.6
Exceptional
rhiyusra from Malaysia
Couple
Dovecote Cottage
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Perfect Honeymoon”

I booked for my friends who just got married. They love the cottage because it was very cosy. They said Chris and Gayle were very helpful and such kind hosts! Lovely stay indeed.

Reviewed August 13, 2017

It was great to host such a lovely couple and we are very happy they enjoyed the cosy Dovecote. We wish them all the best. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded November 02, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
8.4
Excellent
Paige from Australia
Couple
Dovecote Cottage
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Romantic getaway ”

We stayed in the cosy Dovecote Cottage for 1 night. The facilities are great and the bathroom is a good size with a bath. There’s also undercover parking. The only criticism we have is there’s no Netflix or Foxtel, so if you’re wanting to have a movie night, I would recommend bringing your own DVD’s. Other than that, it’s a lovely property in a good location.

Reviewed June 24, 2019

Thanks for your lovely review Paige. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Dovecote Cottage. Unfortunately as the NBN has reached the Dandenongs yet we can't run Netflix etc but certainly will as soon as it is available. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded July 09, 2019
Clarendon Cottages
8.0
Excellent
Teo from Singapore
Family with young children
Stables Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

I would go back again!”

The surroundings, the cleanliness of the rooms and the free wifi provided

A really beautiful place to stay! Especially for the city folks because the surrounding gardens and woods were simply beautiful and relaxing, very good if you want to escape the pollution and stress of city life. The cottage was very cozy and it was nice to be able to cook some decent breakfast while on holiday. The rooms were clean and neat and the owners, Pam and Ian, were very friendly. Will definitely go back again!

Reviewed December 07, 2013

Thanks Teo. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
9.0
Exceptional
Law from Singapore
Family with young children
Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Wonderful homey experience ”

Cottage is nestled in serene nature. Beautiful decor. Lovely selection of CDs, DVDs and breakfast supplies.

Very very wonderful stay. Great feeling of home. So clean, smells fresh .., everything in the cottage was right and nice

Reviewed November 14, 2015

Thank you for the review. Very nice that you noticed the cottage was clean and fresh - we do get many comments about it. Cheers, Chris and Gayle

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
10.0
Exceptional
Nathan from Australia
Couple
Dovecote Cottage
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Excellent!”

Beautiful cottage in serene surroundings. Highly recommend it.

Reviewed January 26, 2017

Thanks Nathan, it was a pleasure meeting you. We appreciate your recommendation. Regards, Chris and Gayle

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
7.0
Very good
Sara from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

fantastic garden setting”

lovely spot in dandenongs

Very nice, but not really a full cottage as extremely limited cooking facility in this particular cottage, which had a tiny living area. The garden setting was classic cottage gardens. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast does not include bacon, just eggs that you have to microwave.

Reviewed October 21, 2012

Thanks Sara. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier and all the cottages have recently been renovated! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
9.2
Exceptional
Manoj from Australia
Family with young children
Stables Cottage
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Excellent”

Great cottage, nice surroundings and a lovely host.

Reviewed April 01, 2016

Thanks for the review Manoj. Cheers, Chris

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
10.0
Exceptional
jodie from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

just wonderful”

the gardens magnificent, the best of everything, so welcoming

wish l had more than the one night to stay there, everything you need, privacy, again the gardens are fabulous, oh that massive elm tree, and to have got it for less than half price through ogoda was a bonus, know who l'll book with from now on, thumbs up.

Reviewed November 28, 2011

Thanks Jodie. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier and all the cottages have recently been renovated! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
10.0
Exceptional
Lee from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Cutest little cottage ever!”

gardens, staff, stunning rooms

Our first night of our melbourne adventure was spent here, it was absolutely stunning. Not 1 bad thing to say about it. Lovely breakfast, stunning rooms, lovely gardens.

Reviewed February 28, 2014

Thanks Lee. This review was written prior to our ownership of Clarendon Cottages. We thank you for submitting it. By the way we have since widened the driveway to make parking easier! Regards, Chris and Gayle :)

Responded March 29, 2017
Clarendon Cottages
10.0
Exceptional
Si from Malaysia
Couple
Dovecote Cottage
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Very cozy room”

Definitely will come back again. Cozy place with a small garden. Breakfast, snack and cookies were served. Clean and country home style room design. Very lovely home

Reviewed May 07, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay in the cosy Dovecote Cottage. Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Chris and Gayle

Responded July 06, 2017
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