Lake House

4 King Street, Daylesford, Australia

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Hotel Description

Just as New Yorkers have the Finger Lakes and Londoners have the Lake District, Melbournians have Lake Daylesford. Set within an easy 90 minute drive of Australia’s second-largest city, the lake, fringed with native forest and historic villages, has long been a draw for frazzled urbanites looking to get out of town — especially those whose idea of a good time is lingering over a plate of smoked eel on a Saturday afternoon. It’s been decades since chef Alla Wolf-Tasker opened Lake House, a restaurant that was only open on weekends, the sort of place that felt like a special-occasion culinary destination.

It still does. The seasonal menus, built around local produce that’s sourced from nearby organic farms, consistently pick up every kind of foodie award that exists in Australia. And a miniature empire has grown up around the restaurant. Lake House now features both a luxury boutique hotel and an excellent spa. There are 33 rooms, suites, and villas, generously spaced out in a village-like arrangement over six acres of country gardens. Standard rooms come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Nespresso machines, and Bluetooth sound systems, while the higher-end villas come with extras like fireplaces, dining rooms, fire pits, and hot tubs. Wander along the Lake House’s tree lined paths to find the tennis court and the Argyle Library Bar, the Cellar wine tasting room and the kitchen garden, tables set for aperitivo on one of the hotel’s various lakefront terraces.

Or check into Salus Spa. Australians call the region “spa country,” thanks to the concentration of natural mineral springs, and the Lake House’s version, lavish and treehouse-like, does not disappoint. Like the restaurant before it, the spa feels like a destination in itself. Come for the spa, or come for the food and wine, or come for the art — one of the co-owners is a well-known Australian artist whose colorful canvasses embellish the property — or come for the peace and fresh air. The Lake House started out as a culinary destination, but these days, it’s got something for everyone.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 33 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

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Please note that a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to transactions using Visa or MasterCard, when using a Diners Club or American Express card a surcharge of 2.75% applies.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Lodge Studio

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • CD player
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • Elemis bath amenities
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Lodge Studios are individually configured and decorated.
    • minibar
    • phones
    • walk-in closet
  • Waterfront Rooms

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 344 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • Balcony with lake view
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • Elemis bath amenities
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
  • Waterfront Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 473 ft²/44 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • Elemis bath amenities
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • Private Balcony overlooking the Lake
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Lodge Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 602 ft²/56 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden or courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • Elemis bath amenities
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • phones
    • Spacious and luxurious Suites are all individually designed
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Honesty Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Please note that a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to transactions using Visa or MasterCard, when using a Diners Club or American Express card a surcharge of 2.75% applies.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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