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Kiara La'Brooy

Enjoy Regional Victoria! Top 5 Places to Stay in Regional Victoria

Due to the pandemic, international travel is still on the cards. Therefore, you can extensively tour the regional areas in Australia like regional Victoria. When touring regional Victoria and enjoying the amazing sights, you will want a nice place to rest.


Nowadays, accommodation can take many forms, including hotels, lodges, cottages, apartments, holiday homes, and boutiques. Individuals prefer to stay in cottages to have the best experience. You can rent out a self-contained cottage in a serene environment where you could access secluded coastal areas and enjoy spa retreats.


With so many amazing accommodation spots and little time, it may be challenging for you to quickly decide on the best location. The blog highlights the top 5 places in regional Victoria where you can stay.

Lancemore Milawa


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Lancemore Milawa is recognized as one of the best luxury hotels in Australia. The hotel is located opposite the Brown Brothers winery and a few meters away Milewa’s bakery, cafes, and cellar doors. Lancemore Milawa gets its cue from the backdrop of High Country in Victoria and Milawa artisan producers.


It is two-storeyed and offers numerous spacious, elegantly-designed studio suites. Guests using the rooms can see spectacular sceneries, including the hotel’s manicured green gardens, surrounding landscapes, overlooking vineyards, and distant alpine peaks. Additionally, it has indulgent spa suites with amazing features like a spa bath and a fireplace to help visitors stay warmer during cool months. The hotel also has view rooms with interesting sightseeing like the sunset and Mt. Buffalo.


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Our rooms have excellent-quality furnishings and fittings that make them relaxing. All rooms have balconies where guests can relax on most afternoons with a glass of wine while enjoying the stunning views surrounding the hotel. There is also a swimming pool to enjoy warm summers and a communal lounge for visitors to swap tips with other travellers.


In addition, the rooms have free wi-fi in case you need to research or work. With all these incredible features of our suites, you will be spoilt for choice. Lancemore Milawa rooms offer a relaxing environment for rest and contemplation after a long day exploring Victoria’s historic villages and the alpine wilderness.


Dairy Flat Lodge by Lake House

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Dairy Flat Lodge is an ideal place for individuals looking for a French villa in Provence. Just like Provence, the region surrounding the lodge has inviting villages and walk paths where you can stroll, wineries, farmers markets, wonderful eateries, and antiquing sites.


The Lake House is an iconic feature in regional Victoria. The Dairy Flat Lodge by Lake House has belonged to the Wolf-Tasker family since the 1970s. The place has transformed from a swamp to a regional destination over the years. The lodge is luxurious and features tree orchard flower gardens, vegetables, herbs, and olive groves with numerous trees.
Further, it has a five-acre land with vineyards and beehives operating on organic and regenerative theories. The place is widely known for its restaurants with the best wine cellars, kitchen gardens and seasonal menus. Supplies not grown on the site are sourced from nearby dairy farms. The 38-hectare farm has a wide variety of plantations, including an olive grove, bakery, and an apple orchard.

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The Dairy Flat Lodge at the farm has luxurious accommodation comprising six, European-style, spacious suites. The rooms have a sumptuous space to allow guests to enjoy private relaxation. Two of the suites face north, the other two face south, and the remaining two face the vineyard. The owners also allow exclusive bookings for large groups of up to 12 people.

Reservations at the lodge include breakfast, pastries from the bakery and access to a bar. What’s more, you will have free access to the gardens, outdoor games, other outdoor areas, a hot tub, electric bikes, and picnic baskets. The Diary Flat Lodge is the perfect destination for individuals who wish to embrace the countryside lifestyle but still want to enjoy modern-style hotel comfort and a cocktail mix.


Rivendell Farm Cottages

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Rivendell Farm Cottages feature indoor and outdoor living spaces. At the back end, we have a couple's cottages that can hold a maximum of four guests. You can relax outdoors with a glass of wine as you watch sheep graze in the paddocks. The cottage has a fireplace for cooler months and an on-site spa for relaxation.


Additionally, it has a fully-equipped kitchen which you may not need throughout the stay. Our renowned chef, Josh Thomas prepares delicious meals for guests using produce from the farm. We also have two pet-friendly cottages for guests with pets. In addition, the bedroom walls of the cottages have a cement water tank to keep the room naturally cool.

One of the cottages at the site is smaller, but still well-equipped to ensure visitors have a wonderful experience. The place is generally romantic and has great views offering the perfect getaway location for couples.


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Hotel Sorrento

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Hotel Sorrento stands on the Sorrento cliff tops and overlooks Port Phillip Bay sparkling waters. Hotel Sorrento lies at the heart of Sorrento, and it is a walking distance away from the renowned Mornington Peninsula golf and wine area. You can enjoy a bottle of Mornington Peninsula finest wines from your open balcony as you watch yachts sail past.


The hotel combines an old, traditional charm with modern luxury making it an ideal location to reside. The building encompasses 19th–century features such as plenty of limestones, making the room warm and balanced. Plus, the rooms are spacious with a soothing coastal setting. It is one of the best and affordable luxury spots to stay on the Mornington Peninsula in regional Victoria.


Hotel Sorrento recently remodeled their restaurant, transforming it to an award-winning facility. It also features exclusive, high-end bars and cocktail lounges and top-rated accommodation. What’s more, the hotel’s rooftop has adequate space for events. The hotel has something for everyone; whether you want to dance the night out, hold a business conference, quietly drink with friends or hold a private event.


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Most of the rooms at the hotel have private balconies with unrivalled views. In addition, hotel guests enjoy a spacious car park, day spa, ATM services, business facilities, conference rooms, laundry services, non-smoking areas, and open fireplace. Hotel Sorrento has three suites; the heritage suites, garden room and on-the-hill studios.


The heritage suites are a three-capacity room with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay. The suites also contain premium king-sized beds and beautifully designed bathrooms featuring limestone walls.


All the rooms are uniquely designed and give different vibes. On the hill studios has a room capacity of town guests. These rooms also have breathtaking views of Sorrento including Port Phillip. Further, each room has a king-sized bed, large, modern sofas, and a fireplace. Two people can occupy the Garden room at Hotel Sorrento.


Garden rooms overlook the serene Sorrento Park. In addition, each room boasts king-size beds and an outdoor terrace. The spacious rooms have ensuite bathrooms with quality Australian-made products.

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Drift House

Drift House is located in the Australian heritage town, Port Fairy, popularly known for its expansive beaches. The front half of the building presents a charming aesthetic, while the back has a modern extension with a glass link connecting the two sections.

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Drift House is an award-winning estate consisting of six private suites. Each suite is impressively spacious and seductive. The bathrooms are inviting with mosaic-tiled floors, and rainforest shower, and high-quality botanical toiletries. Plus, the rooms contain high-end king-sized beds and luxurious sofas.


Additional features that will draw you to this accommodation spot are commissioned artworks, external electric blinds, a bathtub separating the bed and the kitchen area, a large projector screen, and a huge balcony offering incredible views.


Suite one contains a free-standing bath and occupies the building’s ground floor. Suit two has Victorian-ornamental installations and a swimming pool bathroom. Both suites have fireplaces to keep guests cosy during winter. The third suite has recycled timber walls to keep the room adequately warm. The suite also has a hot tub, and private courtyard with a fireplace.


Suite six is specifically designed for individuals with mobility limitations. The room has a wheelchair-friendly bathroom to allow guests to easily access the bathroom. Drift House owners Colleen Guiney and John Watkinson live on the same land. They provide guests with impeccable and genuine services.


Drift House suites are well-furnished and curated with the couple’s booklet of the best eating, drinking, and viewing sights. The place has a communal breakfast salon, a modern lounge with a fireplace, coffee tables, board games, and complimentary snacks. You can take a dip in the building’s heated pool during the cold months.


Moreover, you can go bike riding with your family. The place offers continental breakfast served in the salon. We serve guests buffets made from locally sourced ingredients like sourdough, coconut milk, cheese from Heidi Farm, and house-made plum jam.


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Breakfast also includes nice pieces of orange cakes and frittatas made by the owners, artisan bread, and granola. Additionally, Drift House has bars that serve local wines, chocolate blocks, and organic crisps.

So take a trip this Summer …

Whether you are a local tourist planning to have a weekend getaway or an international tourist looking to spend a longer time in regional Victoria, you are sure to find the best spot to spend your nights. Regional Victoria has some of the perfect places to stay with features that remind you of your country.

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