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In the sleepy town of Dunkeld, The Royal Mail Hotel Victoria is located at the southern edge of the Grampian Mountains National Park, and a three-hour drive north-west of Melbourne.
The property was initially the town’s post office, today it is still a historic focal point for the area as a hotel.
The hotel offers rooms ranging from spacious and simple garden rooms to well-appointed mountain view suites and snug self-contained cottages. All are smart and spacious, feature all modern amenities, and stay in keeping with the surroundings. The deluxe mountain view rooms boast vistas of Mount Sturgeon and the southern Grampian ranges. The cottages, with their stone floors, fireplaces, and big sofas, are perfect for romantic breaks.
Ever-changing and innovative dishes are served in the restaurant. Simpler fare is available in the bar.
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Location & Getting There
The Royal Mail Hotel sits at the southern edge of the Grampians National Park, in Dunkeld, Australia. Melbourne International Airport is a 3-hour drive.
Whether visiting for a relaxing weekend escape, an intimate getaway, or a grand celebration, The Royal Mail Hotel has the perfect place to stay. The main hotel offers 27 rooms, ranging from spacious and simple garden rooms to luxuriously appointed mountain view suites and comfortable self-contained apartments. All rooms feature flatscreen TVs, iPod docking stations, and ensuite baths. The deluxe mountain view rooms feature stunning vistas of Mount Sturgeon and the southern Grampian ranges, as well as king-size beds, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, sleek bathrooms, and private decks.
A few kilometers away, the Mt Sturgeon Homestead, a working sheep station, is home to a 6-bedroom stone residence and adjoining one- and two-bedroom cottages, a picturesque setting for weddings and special gatherings of family and friends.
The magnificent natural beauty of the area begins on-site with landscaped gardens and the Royal Mail Kitchen Garden, one of Australia’s largest hotel kitchen gardens. The garden produces a diverse range of organic heirloom vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, fruit, and nuts, which are then creatively incorporated into the day’s menu, including the signature experience, an 8-course Chef’s Tasting Menu, a food lover’s delight.
Less gluttonous, but no less indulgent exploits include trekking through the rugged rural landscape of the Grampians National Park, where vast waterways, volcanic plains, and passionate farmers await. There’s also a native wildlife enclosure where you can get up close and personal with unusual creatures, and the charming town of Dunkeld, where museums, galleries, artist’s studios, and quaint shops make for a great day out.
Children are welcome at the Royal Mail Hotel.
The Royal Mail Hotel Victoria is located at the southern edge of the Grampian Mountains National Park making it a great spot for walks in the Grampians. Try to book a room with mountain views for a panorama to remember, or if you’re looking for a romantic break, the cottages, with their stone floors, fireplaces, and big sofas, are perfect.
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