Pool and apartments
Royal Mail Hotel
Restaurant and Bistro at night
Royal Mail Hotel Deluxe Room Balcony
Mount Sturgeon Cottage
Garden View Room
Royal Mail Hotel Kitchen Garden

Royal Mail Hotel

Address: 98 Parker Street, Dunkeld, Victoria 3294

Phone: 03 5577 2241  |  Fax: 03 5577 2577  

Email: relax@royalmail.com.au
Web: royalmail.com.au

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Royal Mail Hotel provides a unique experience designed to capture the stunning beauty of the Southern Grampians. The property features sweeping views, multi-award-winning dining and cellar, open fires, bars, quality accommodation, luxury corporate retreat, conference and wedding facilities.

Hotel rooms offer either garden or mountain views. On site is a outdoor solar heated swimming pool, courtyard, extensive native gardens and outside dining area. The signature dining experience, an eight course chefs tasting menu with matched wines is available every night, as is a five course option. An a la carte menu is also available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open to the public.

Function and conference facilities cater for small to large groups from 30 to 100 delegates.

The Mount Sturgeon Station, located just five minutes from the hotel site offers alternative accommodation in fully restored 1840s bluestone cottages, ideal for a romantic getaway or quiet retreat. The working sheep station offers open fireplaces, marked walking trails and magnificent mountain views.

The Mount Sturgeon Station is also home to the exclusive Mount Sturgeon Homestead, a six bedroom colonial homestead offering period furnishings and fittings, including gourmet kitchen, plasma screen television, formal dining and sitting rooms and library. A secluded location surrounded by manicured lawns to the Wannon River, uninterrupted mountain views with walking trails leading into the Grampians National Park.

Complimentary transfers from the Mount Sturgeon Station are offered for diners and guests have full access to hotel facilities.

Hotel activities include regular guided tours of the Royal Mail Kitchen Garden, cellar, native gardens and native animal enclosures.

Walking maps are provided which detail eight marked walking trails leading from the hotel and many native animals such as emus, kangaroos and wallabies can be seen on the trails.

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Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms

One Bedroom Apartment

Double storey, with views from balconies, kitchenette, separate lounge areas and wireless internet.2

Bluestone Cottages

One and two bedroom cottages include a queen size bed, and twin beds in two bedroom cottages, and unique water tank bathrooms. Facilities include kitchenette with microwave, toaster and electric frypan, open lounge and dining area with wood fire and leather sofas, outdoor seating area and breakfast provisions. Located on working sheep farm, five kilometres from the hotel with scenic mountain views.8

Mulberry House

Located in the town centre, directly opposite the hotel, Mulberry House is a beautifully restored four bedroom residence located in a peaceful garden setting. The house has polished hardwood and flagstone flooring and sleeps up to 11 people in relaxed, semi-self-contained accommodation. There are four bedrooms. Two queen rooms, one queen and single and one queen and two singles. Facilities include fully equipped lounge room with television and central heating, complimentary wireless internet, two spacious dining areas, two large shared bathrooms one male and one female, a kitchenette with large refrigerator and a microwave.0

Mount Sturgeon Homestead

At the historic Mount Sturgeon Homestead luxury and pastoral character go hand in hand to create an elegant rural retreat. The beautifully restored and refurbished homestead is perfect as a luxurious rural getaway, a superb wedding venue, of for corporate meetings, retreat and conferences.0

Deluxe Mountain View Room

Deluxe Mountain View Rooms are set within landscaped Australian gardens, offering uninterrupted panoramic views of the Grampians Ranges. All rooms are luxuriously appointed and architecturally designed to capture the beauty of the natural setting. Warm tones and timber finishes enhance the contemporary design. Includes a la carte breakfast.0

Two Bedroom Apartment

Located within the Australian gardens surrounding the hotel, the two bedroom apartments offer balcony views of the gardens and Mount Sturgeon and Mount Abrupt from upstairs bedrooms. The apartments feature a small living area downstairs with entertainment unit, high definition plasma television, telephone, complimentary wireless internet and dining table, and a kitchenette with tea and coffee facilities. There is one queen bedded room and one twin single room.0

Garden Room

Garden Rooms are located directly opposite the hotel in a peaceful garden setting. The spacious rooms include en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, sitting area, timber veranda, room service, television, complimentary wireless internet, morning newspaper delivery and a la carte breakfast served in the hotel dining room. Disabled parking and access to rooms is available.0

Payment methods accepted

American Express  Cash Only  EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

One night's deposit is required to guarantee all bookings.Accommodation cancellations with less than 48 hours notice forfeit the deposit paid. Accommodation cancellations with more than 48 hours notice incur a $30 per booking administration charge. Restaurant cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will incur a $50 per person cancellation fee.

Local directions

Located 260 kilometres west of Melbourne on the Glenelg Highway, a scenic three hour drive. From Melbourne travel on the Western Highway to Ballarat and then on the Glenelg Highway to Dunkeld. Located in the main street, Parker Street and Glenelg Highway of the Dunkeld township, on the right hand side travelling west.


  • Bar
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Gardens in property
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Walking tracks


  • Birdwatching
  • Farm/Station
  • Swimming
  • Animal Viewing

Reception opening hours

Check in:  3:00pm

Check out:  11:00am


  • Australian Hotels Association

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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