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Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

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The Gatehouse Cottage | Terrace/patio
The Gatehouse Cottage | View from room
The Gatehouse Cottage | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
The Gatehouse Cottage | Living area | LCD TV, fireplace, DVD player
The Gatehouse Cottage | Private kitchen | Fridge, oven, stovetop, dishwasher

Overview of Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

Entire home

Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

4.5 star property
Adults-only Melbourne accommodation with fireplace and kitchen

9.6/10 Exceptional

96 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
21-23 Hume Lane, Mount Dandenong, VIC, 3767

Space details

1 bathroom
100 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 King Bed

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Mount Dandenong

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 67 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 72 min drive
  • Melbourne Belgrave Station - 13 min drive
  • Melbourne Menzies Creek Station - 15 min drive
  • Melbourne Emerald Station - 19 min drive


  • SkyHigh Mount Dandenong - 3 min drive
  • Olinda Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Seasons at Cloudehill - 5 min drive
  • Fortnums - 6 min drive
  • Sassafras Cafe - 6 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong

This cottage is a great choice for a stay in Melbourne. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. A kitchen, a fireplace and an LCD TV are other features. Fellow travellers love the overall value and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 361 -363 Mount Dandenong
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Dressing gowns
  • Towels provided
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • LCD TV
  • DVD player

Climate control

  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • No lifts
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • No housekeeping

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • 2 rooms
  • Unit size: 205 sq ft (19 sq m)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • A damage deposit of AUD 200.00 will be collected before check-in

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Merrow Cottages House Mount Dandenong
Merrow Cottages House
Merrow Cottages Mount Dandenong
Merrow Cottages
Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong Cottage

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at this cottage?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at this cottage?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at this cottage?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near this cottage?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Seasons at Cloudehill (2.7 mi), Fortnums (3.3 mi) and Sassafras Cafe (3.3 mi).
Does Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes cookware and a fridge.
What's the area around Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong like?
Gatehouse Cottage at Merrow Cottages - Mt Dandenong is a short 6-minute walk from Dandenong Ranges National Park and 7 minutes' walk from William Ricketts Sanctuary. Travellers love the cottage's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

A haven for couples in love
Our stay was for our anniversary, my birthday and Valentines day combined. What an amazing experience we had. First of all Emelia and Karen were amazing with our booking and directions as well as tips on where to dine. The atmosphere when we entered the cottage was awesome. Greeted by nature sounds and scents. Gorgeous hardwood floors and spotlessly clean rooms we could not have been happier. A huge four poster bed and double spa room was to die for. They truly have thought of everything and we have vowed to go back yearly. Highly recommended for couples.
Karen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property was charming, well appointed with a lovely garden and a pleasant ambience.
Malcolm, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cute, quiet cottage close to everything Mt Dandenong has to offer, great for a bit of R&R. 10/10 would stay again
Jess, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice cottage convenient to Maria Island ferry
This was a good value for a nice clean room. The staff person w waa s also very helpful.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

We have stayed in many hotels around the world and I have never been negative about any of them. You get what you pay for and we always take that into account. This place however was a huge disappointment considering the price paid. We only booked it because of its proximity to a wedding we attended. When we arrived there were no staff, we had no idea how to access our room and there were keys that you had to know the code to before you could use them. We rang a number but was told she no longer managed the place,rang another number, which was not answered. There had been no communication to us via txt, email etc. When finally we were rung back we were told to go back to Sassafras to checkin. The checkin place was in a shipping container with no signage and we were asked to pay a bond. At this point we had half an hour to get to the wedding. Finally when in the tiny room in the house we noticed the glass shower in a corner of the room. Luckily the toilet had a tiny tiny room of its own. Even what should have been a lovely view was marred by what looked like a heap of rubbish! Even the so called breakfast was not on the premises but back in the town. Luckily that was good. We were told that the place had been sold and was in transition between owners . My advice to the new owners would be to sack the current management company and do it themselves or get someone better. We made the wedding just! Very disappointing!
Jenny, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Cosy Cottage in the Dandenongs
We had a very enjoyable over nite stay in Forest Edge Cottage, which was a Free Upgrade from the Deluxe Spa Suite that we had booked. Everything had been thought of to make our stay as comfy as possible, even the fire was set ready to light when we arrived there. I thought it was a shame the fireplace was a bit smoky-it made the room smell of smoke (but maybe the wood was a bit damp) although it burnt quite well anyway. The bed was comfortable, plenty of hot water for the Spa and very Private bush type setting. We would recommend Merrow Cottages to anyone who needs a quiet getaway - it was Excellent !!
Phil , 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

So disappointed
My wife and I stayed in the deluxe spa suite for the last part of our honeymoon... to say we were disappointed is an understatement. The room smelled of smoke and as soon as we tried to light the open fire we realised why.. the wood was wet so wouldn't light properly and smoke started billowing into the room as the fire damper wouldn't stay open. The bath robes & towels didn't smell too clean, there were no organic products in the bathroom as stated, plenty of candle holders but no candles which didn't really matter anyway as there were only 2 dead matches !! .. and the list goes on . Things like kettle didn't work, fridge wasn't cold for champagne not even a bin to put rubbish in...... I must say the bed was comfortable. We paid a premium price after reading all the positive reviews and expected far more for the price. We feel we received just common motel facilities at the premium price. It seems that since the owners went overseas and put the property on the market and in the hands of agents, everything has gone downhill. The special things that make it an experience have all gone. It's a real shame as it's a beautiful property in lovely surroundings but we won't be going back.
Mark, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

FIVE STARS! Just loved the place! Enjoyed walking in the bushes as well!
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place for a weekend getaway
We ended up booking this last minute for the weekend and enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and close to Sky High Mount Dandenong.
Tanvi, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Not happy Jan!
The room was not what you see on the photos on their website. Toiletries are to be reused by all people staying there (Not small bottles for single use). No heat control in room so we had to put up with the temperature they set it for. Had to park quite a distance from the room. Photos showed a open fire in the lounge but this was not in all cottages. The shower was in the same room as the bed. No privacy at all. Would not go back there to stay again. Would not recommend to our family or friends either.
Michelle A, 1-night romance trip
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