The Lake House is a Tourist hotel. Located in City Center area. The nightlife/restaurants are located in the hotel.
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The Lake House was everything I hoped it would be and more. The accommodation was beautiful. Everything had been thought of. This is the only hotel I have been to in the world that had a teapot and tea leaves in the room. Hurrah ! It’s the little things ... . The shower was great, the bed really comfortable and the room very spacious. We had the degustation menu with matched wines in the restaurant and it was fabulous. The John Dory course was my favourite. Service was excellent too. We also visited the spa for a massage and that was faultless too. I can’t wait to go back...
Stunningly located a short stroll out of main Daylesford town.
The Lakehouse check in was lovely, no queues, no waiting, we were warmly greeted the resort was explained to us and we had a welcome drink. Five minutes later we were in our pool side suite where the room and it’s facilities were also explained. We had a private deck overlooking the pool and lake. Divine! Plus our luggage was already waiting in our room. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining it’s glorious. The pool suite is a Compact lovely room with a very comfortable king bed and loads of cushions (which look pretty but take up some of what is already limited space) there is a couch, desk, coffee table and armchair. The outside deck has two wooden chairs which looked amazing, the reality being they were uncomfortable to sit on. The cushions on the bed did come in handy. The pool is right there so all you have to do is open a little glass gate and you’re at the pool where you can order from a menu and eat poolside, basically it’s like eating on your own private pool deck it’s lovely. We were there mid week and did not see another soul around the pool for our entire stay this was sublime. There is as a small storage wardrobe for your clothes plus a few big drawers. Coffee, teas and complimentary water, replaced twice daily. All the usual room amenities. We found the Bathroom to be a slight let down, it’s lovely and clean with a double shower, toilet, heated towel rack great toiletries. BUT there is NO Storage space like none. No shelves, no drawers Nadda! And the ventilation fan is not strong enough the room getting very steamy and foggy. This meant, you had to wait until the steam dispersed before you can see in the mirror and all of our toiletries had to go in one of the drawers in our room, a small inconvenience but never the less still inconvenient. Plus we could hear people above us moving around, next time I think we would perhaps go for the higher room forgoing direct pool access. NAH direct pool side is best:) We had the two day gourmet package and the food is to die for really excellent quality at all of our meals. Everything stood out even the scrambled eggs. The set dinners were truly memorable, plate up was beautiful. Loads of fresh produce some produced on The Lakehouses own farm. Spa treatments were first class and the staff at The Lakehouse are all truly divine, exceptional, from all areas of the resort they are committed to excellence and just really lovely people. We could’ve fault the staff in any way and we felt welcomed at every turn. The Lakehouse is a beautiful resort in a lovely setting, it’s back to nature embedded in five star pair backed luxury which, we, highly recommend. Being a short drive out of Melbourne it’s a great way to destress and get back to nature whilst having the comforts of a first class establishment at your doorstep, you should definitely go, we can’t wait to go back.
Worth every penny
This is no cheap eats but way up the other end. Ala Wolf-Tasker has created a superb atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a break from the every day hassles. The accommodation is excellent and a lot of work has been done to update the rooms/suites etc. BUT, the best is the food. My wife and I had the Signature menu which consisted of 8 courses. All were excellent but the standout was the Petuna Ocean Trout. The wines were also very interesting and enjoyable. The service could not be faulted in any division but was especially good in the dining room, both at the breakfast or the dinner. The room was clean, and all the facilities were of a very high standard, including the now obligatory Nespresso machine. The bed very comfortable. At out visit it could not be faulted.
End of year at the lake
We had a retreat here and perfect way to wind down and celebrate the end of a decade. If you can stay in the Rockstar Suite - full honour bar and wine cellar. The lake itself is beautiful and the food is that of a 3 hat restaurant. Special occasion do it!
Amazing food, more communication needed
The only reason I removed rating is if somewhere doesn’t meet expectations as described & this was beyond our expectations in many ways & yet I booked a romantic birthday surprise & keen swimmers, plus I have MS & stay cool in heat by air con or a pool. On arrival were told the pool was not available due the dust & weather the day prior, signs were erected everywhere & so really missed the point of booking a poolside location. When I informed reception they said I must have been mistaken as it was ok at 230, continued to I insist I must have got it wrong. After the amazing massage & back to our room we were out there on the deck at 530 & signs still up. I booked a dinner & breakfast package, yet couldn’t find anywhere the details of what was included. We didn’t request greens or cheese, asked would you like it, to avoid asking it should be clear in the menu or checking in or online booking. We had an incredible mouthwatering experience & loved the detail & politeness & couldn’t do enough service yet a few communication errors we paid $ for that let the experience down. At that level of expectation you would hope for perfection. The same at breakfast menu is presented & yet we were unclear what was included etc. transparency is a key to respect & this is an incredible delectable experience. We could hear noise from the rooms next door & above which was also a little interrupt to our quiet romantic weekend. Booked for the pool & never able to use it. Bit disappointing.