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Royal Mail Hotel

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The Royal Mail Hotel is located in Dunkeld, three hours west of Melbourne, at the southern edge of the Grampians National Park. It is home to fine dining restaurant Wickens at the Royal Mail Hotel, and casual diner Parker Street Project. Stay in one of the Deluxe Mountain View rooms at the Royal Mail Hotel. All rooms feature a TV, wifi, tea/coffee making facilities, private balcony and bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes. Rooms have a mountain view or a garden view. Free on-site parking is provided. Guests are also invited to stay in a Mt Sturgeon Cottage – located at the base of Mount Sturgeon, three kilometres from the main hotel. These cottages have stunning views of the national park. Rooms include fire place, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathrooms and outdoor areas. Guests of the hotel are invited to join the daily tours of the kitchen garden and the 28,000 bottle wine cellar. Hikes in the Grampians National park are a short drive away.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast Available
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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very enjoyable week end in one of the farm Cottages. Walks were great with magnificent views and a lot of wildlife. Will be back in winter and enjoy the fire place and cosy living room. Bed was very comfortable.
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We had a great night's sleep in the beautifully appointed rooms with a view to the mountain and stocked with everything one could possibly need. The swimming pool was a welcome surprise after a long hot journey. We were less than overwhelmed by the dinner in the very
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Great location being in the countryside, no television or radio to spoil the serenity out at Mt. Sturgeon. Fantastic food and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.highly recommend a visit.
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Overall a very good experience. Girlfriend and I stayed for two nights. Rooms in the garden room were a bit average and there needs to be lift here. Dining experiences were very good and the produce/food was beautiful. Sensational wine list! Well worth the journey for the
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Response from Peter D, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Camper11993668982, Thank you for your feedback on the Standard Garden Rooms. We have taken this on board. Next visit you may like to try our Deluxe Mountain View rooms or the Mt Sturgeon cottages. Both have epid views of the Grampians. Likewise, thank you for the kind words about our food and wine. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Peter
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Fantastic. Don't think twice about booking a weekend here. The food, wine, atmosphere, staff, surrounding environment and the local town and driving are all superb. Well worth the drive. We'll definitely heading back to Dunkeld for another weekend.
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Response from Peter D, General Manager at Royal Mail Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Cruiser35817306013, Thank you for sharing your great review. We are glad to hear you had a fantastic experience at the Royal Mail Hotel and in the town of Dunkeld. We aim to accommodate all of our guests, and it’s great to hear you shared our passions for food, wine and service. See you next time! Peter
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Deluxe Mountain View Room
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View from 'Picaninny' - Mountain View Room (looking over pool enclosure)
We also visited this ‘windy night’ when there was a power outage. Let’s be clear - power was out all over the region due to a bushfire, we feel unfair to make out that the hotel was only place effected. We were escorted to the other restaurant they have( which had a gas kitchen so could still cook food which couldn’t be done in the fine restaurant - was explained) it looked like all guests were transferred there and offered a decent meal complimentary - were you?yes it is a more casual affair, which was fine considering the circumstances. We were also offered a free return visit to the Wickens restaurant as compensation, which we took up and had a fabulous time. So yes, as other responders have said, we were offered an apology and compensation for something that was out of their control - seemed professional to us. Are you sure your dining companion hasn’t returned on the free visit without you! Haha
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As per Jennifer's answer I also can't remember cost but unlike Jennifer I didn't think the whole experience was that special.
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Dining at the RMH in Dunkeld has been a goal for many people for such a long time because of the first class rep their chef enjoyed. However, I believe that particular chef may have moved on? Once you have booked accommodation and arrived in the town - there are really no other dining choices so they have a captive market. I sent the Manager an email a day or two after our stay to voice our disappointment but have received no response. The accommodation was great, food and service very poor to say the least. Never again.
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"Room 16 is very quiet with views of Mt Sturgeon"
"If affordable, the cottages are an incredible experience"
"View of the grampians"
"Garden room 30 is wheelchair accessible"
"Cottages over the road from the main reception are very good being nice and quiet."
US$172 - US$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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