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Winner of 2013 and 2014 Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. Loft in the Mill is a magnificent Bluestone replica of an old flour mill with adjacent Bluestone carriage house, winner of various awards including Victorian Tourism Award for Best Hosted Accommodation Venue.

A range of suites are on offer to suit all styles and budgets. Each luxurious suite has a private entrance, its own facilities and uniquely individual décor. A range of facilities are offered, including: large double spa's, crackling log fires, romantic four poster beds, private courtyards, in-house massage, LCD TV's in every suite and free Wi-Fi.

Loft In The Mill is perfectly located opposite Olinda Village at the top of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and within walking distance to boutique shops, gardens, galleries, quaint tearooms and quality restaurants. 23 Restaurants are within a two kilometre radius from the property and nine wedding reception venues are within a seven kilometre radius.

A short distance away is William Ricketts Sanctuary, National Rhodedendron Gardens and Cloudehill. The Puffing Billy Railway, Trees Adventure or the Yarra Valley's endless wineries are only 15 minutes away.

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Price & booking

Hathaway Suite

The Hathaway Suite is one of their most elegant rooms with four poster Queen size bed in a sunken bedroom. You can sit in the luxurious bedside Double Spa Bath in ivory marbled surrounds and watch the crackling open log fire, take in either the sunset from your private balcony complete with romantic wicker outdoor setting or the sunrise from your own glass conservatory. The room has split system heating and air conditioning, a 32 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player.

Loft Suite

Have the whole top floor to yourself in the Loft Suite. Enjoy the space, style and comfort of the largest suite with luxurious double spa in the black marbled bathroom, four poster Queen bed in the Ralph Lauren wallpapered master bedroom, mezzanine level loft style sleeping quarters or second bedroom with your choice of either two king single beds or a king bed. Open plan lounge features a mix of limestone and black dadoed walls with Ralph Lauren striped wallpaper, gas log fire surrounded by mahogany carved mantelpiece with gold gilded framed mirror, complimented by 18 candle chandelier and with elegant black velvet Victorian lounge suite. Other features include full kitchen with stove-top and dishwasher, dining table, 32 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player.

King Arthur Suite

Go on and treat yourself like royalty in the King Arthur Suite, you deserve it. This suite has a medieval feel, with its slate floor and dark exposed beams. While providing all the modern luxuries of King size bed with a four posted black king size spa at the foot of it, crackling log fire, slab floor heating underneath and French doors opening onto your private courtyard positioned to take in the sunset and complete with romantic wicker style outdoor setting and shade umbrella. The suite features split system heating and air conditioning, a 32 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player. The suite also has disabled access for persons in wheelchairs.

The Carriagehouse

The Carriagehouse is a three bedroom, three bathroom, two storey 30 square Bluestone house featuring Queen size beds in two bedrooms and a King size bed that can split into two King single beds in the master bedroom. The house has a luxurious double spa bath in the main white marbled bathroom, open plan lounge and formal dining areas with open log fire and heated floor. It also has French doors that open out into your private courtyard with outdoor setting for eight persons, also suitable for conferencing/entertainment with a full kitchen and laundry. The house can sleep up to eight people with the addition of two single folding beds available on the property and a 42 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player.

The Herb Garden Suite

The Herb Garden Suite contains a Queen size four posted carved mahogany bed with French doors opening onto your own private courtyard with romantic wicker outdoor setting positioned to take in the sunset. A crackling log fire at the foot of the bed may create the ambience, or simply luxuriate in your Victorian style wing back chairs or the luxurious double spa bath in your white marbled bathroom, This suite is one of the most popular suites and also has a LCD television, DVD and CD player.

The Governor's Retreat

The Governor's Retreat is the latest addition to the collection; a delightful two storey, two bedroom, two bathroom suite that's tucked away to the rear of the Carriagehouse. Get away from everything in the master bedroom with king size bed, luxurious double spa bath and gas log fire in a Victorian mantelpiece setting. The retreat also has a black marbled bathroom. A door beside the spa ventures out into your own private courtyard with romantic outdoor wicker setting. Upstairs, you enter the second bedroom again with a queen size bed, log fire, white marbled bathroom and a full kitchen with hotplates. A 32 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player in both bedrooms. Sleeps up to four.

The Duchess' Quarters

The Duchess' Quarters can be entered from your own private sunny courtyard with a romantic wicker outdoor setting. This is a classic suite with French provincial overtones and features a separate lounge room with black velvet Victorian style lounge setting and cosy gas log fire framed with a grand white mantelpiece and a 42 inch LCD television with DVD player above. Adjoining is a sparkling new kitchenette, separate bedroom with queen size French provincial bed and luxurious double spa bath in the white marbled bathroom. Chandeliers and lush black carpets throughout.

The Tudor Suite

The Tudor Suite is an intimate suite with Queen size four posted carved mahogany bed, crackling log fire at the foot, kitchenette, whitewashed walls and garden deck with romantic outdoor setting for two surrounded by evergreen trees and foliage opposite the entry. It also has a 32 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player.

The Victorian Suite

The Victorian Suite is a romantic, cosy room with Queen size mahogany four posted bed, Victorian mahogany grandfather armchairs, white marbled ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, dining setting with table and ensuite for the budget conscious yet fastidious guest. It also has a 32 inch LCD television, DVD and CD player.

Payment methods accepted
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Cancellation and booking policy

A 50 per cent non refundable deposit is required to confirm you reservation. If a cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the booking, the amount paid will be transferred to a future date nominated by the guest, subject to availability and an administrative fee of $50 will apply. All cancellations received 30 days or less (but more than seven days) prior to arrival, will forfeit the amount that has been paid.All cancellations received seven days or less prior to arrival will be charged the full amount of their booking and guests accept we are entitled to charge their credit card for outstanding balance. Travel insurance is recommended for medical and cancellation coverage. In addition to any cancellation fee there is a minimum administrative fee of $50 if you make changes to a booking.Bushfires and Emergencies :In the rare event of a Code Red (Catastrophic Fire Danger) Day being declared for the region by The State Government, The Loft in the Mill will be closed and the following procedure will apply: Guests currently in-house will be given the option to vacate the property prior to 5pm the evening before the code red day. Guests due to check in on the code red day will be called and advised that the accommodation will not be available and the office will be closed. All guests that leave their accommodation or have been advised not to attend will be issued with a voucher for a future stay or refunded their full accommodation tariff. They reserve the right to close their business and in effect cancel your booking with them in this rare event that they deem it necessary for your safety or because of the inability to operate due to circumstances beyond their control.

More info

Local directions:

Simply follow the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road to the top of the mountain and you will find the Loft in The Mill opposite Olinda Village at the western or city end on the corner of Harold Street.

  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Car park
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Gardens in property
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Movie hire
  • Nightcall button
  • Open fireplace
  • Tour desk
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bed & Breakfast Farmstay and Accommodation Australia
  • National Trust
  • Visitor Information Centre
Wheelchair friendly access to the King Arthur Suite with threshold ramps on both the suite entry and the entry to the bathroom. All doors wide enough to fit all widths of wheelchairs. Commode chair for the toilet and a shower chair for the shower which has no lip and is accessible in a wheelchair.
Additional business information:
  • All tariffs include light continental breakfast and cooked breakfast vouchers at $15 per head are redeemable at Ranges Restaurant opposite the property in the Olinda Village. At reception find exclusive discounted vouchers for Loft in the Mill guests dining at the following restaurants in the Olinda Village opposite: 15% off Ranges Restaurant, 10% off Copperfields Restaurant & 25% off The Ivy Bar & Restaurant. In addition there is an arrangement where guests dining in the nearby Mount Dandenong Village receive 15% off at Indian By Nature, 10% off at the Pig & Whistle English Tavern & a Free Entree Serving Platter at Kelly's Bar & Kitchen. Guests also have access to Skyhigh Restaurants Free Stretch Limousine every night between Monday and Friday nights.