Southern Anchorage Retreat

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Overview of Southern Anchorage Retreat

Southern Anchorage Retreat

4.0 star property
Upscale lodge by sea in Wattle Hill

9.6/10 Exceptional

103 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
50 Parkers Access Track, Moonlight Head, Wattle Hill, VIC, 3237
Main amenities
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 114.4 miles/184.2 km

About this property

Southern Anchorage Retreat

When visiting Wattle Hill, Southern Anchorage Retreat is a great choice to consider. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas (2-device limit)
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Moonlight Retreat
Moonlight Retreat Hotel
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge Wattle Hill
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge
Southern Anchorage Retreat Wattle Hill
Southern Anchorage Retreat
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge
Southern Anchorage Retreat Wattle Hill
Southern Anchorage Retreat Lodge Wattle Hill

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.7/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Great out of the way spot, loved the bird life and sitting quietly on the balcony. Walked a lot along the Great Ocean Walk. we'll be back!
Brian, 2-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Southern Anchorage Retreat is in a stunning location, very close to the 12 Apostles. Drew was very welcoming and gave us great tips on where to go/eat/see. The retreat itself is very relaxing, looking out over all the hills. If you’re lucky enough you will see the wallaby and her baby, kangaroos and cows in the distance. Could not recommend highly enough and I’m looking forward to my next stay there!
Laura, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Private and clean, wood fire and spa were great. Waking up to the view each morning was amazing.
Heather, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had an absolutely enjoyable weekend in February 2020. I am compelled to right this review because currently the world is going through a pandemic and we are in lockdown. Southern Anchorage Retreat will always be in my heart as it is a peaceful place with beautiful views and within a hop, skip and a jump to the 12 apostles and Port Campbell. When you are in lockdown and thought of longing to get back to a place to relax and spend time at is what makes this established the pinnacle of all great places to stay at. It is that good. Drew has a real gem and during these tough times I encourage anyone to come and spend a weekend or longer here when the boarders open up for travel. Support your local rural business as my family would be doing when we get back to some form of normality. You want be disappointed.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great relaxing getaway property
We loved our 3 night stay. The property is FIRST CLASS, very clean with absolute quietness. Great location for bushwalking.
arthur, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice and quiet, relaxing in the countryside. Great view across the valley and landscape. Everything you need to look after your own meals, just bring the food.
Wisey, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view and peaceful which is exactly what we needed after a long day of hiking!
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bush stay on Great Ocean Road
Nice and clean. Good directions and good communication from hosts. Great view of hills from room balcony and much wild life evident. Saw kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburra and galah from balcony chair. Very pleased with stay.
2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

6-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review