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Victorian Wine Country – Chateau Yering Hotel


  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Room service
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments
  • Garden

Overview – Chateau Yering Hotel

An elegant, historic homestead reborn as sumptuous five-star boutique accommodation, Chateau Yering Hotel is a unique and charming place to commence your Yarra Valley explorations.

The mansion in which Chateau Yering Hotel is located was built in 1854 with hand-made bricks, expensive hardwoods and costly marble. The epicentre of high society, it played host to grand parties attended by many Melbourne socialites. Although some modern updates were made over the decades, much of the original house survives, with the Library, Chinese Room and Lounge substantially unchanged since their construction. Handsome paintings, ornate old-fashioned light fittings and period furniture were also added to the interiors to maintain the property’s romantic old-world character.

There are 32 suites at Chateau Yering Hotel, all spacious and elegantly furnished with plush fabrics and antiques. Named for their outlook or location, the suites are completely individual in decoration; some feature lovely four-poster beds, while others have wrought iron open fireplaces or a claw-footed bath. All enjoy the luxury of a private ensuite bathroom, as well as a balcony or veranda with views over the 250 beautifully landscaped acres that encircle the building. There is an outdoor swimming pool on the grounds, as well as a tennis court, croquet lawn and petanque terrain. Indoors, you’ll find cosy guest lounges with log fires, plenty of reading material and board games, as well as a Beauty Room, where a range of massages and facials are available.

The award-winning Eleonore’s Restaurant is a fine dining dinner-only establishment that showcases the Yarra Valley’s best seasonal produce, while the Sweetwater Café provides breakfast each morning and traditional high tea on Sundays, comprised of delicate sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones served with tea, coffee or a glass of sparkling wine. There are plenty of wineries at your doorstep, as well as popular attractions such as the educational Healesville Sanctuary, the heritage Puffing Billy Railway and the peaceful bush trails of the Dandenong Ranges.

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Rooms – Chateau Yering Hotel

No two suites are the same at this historic property, yet they are all equally opulent. Expect priceless antiques such as romantic canopied beds and gilt-framed paintings alongside modern amenities including televisions and DVD players. Other 21st century comforts include minibars and 24-hour room service.

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Garden Suite 38m²
Even with a king-sized bed, copious comfortable armchairs and marble ensuite with claw-foot tub and walk-in shower, there’s plenty of room left to sprawl out in the Garden Suite. There’s also a private balcony or veranda from where you can admire the manicured surroundings. Capacity: 2 persons

Mountain Suite 38m²
This unit has all the features of the Garden Suite, but overlooks distant hills. Capacity: 2 persons

Stable Suite 35m²
Small but perfectly formed, this snug yet opulent suite features a romantic four-poster bed, a huge spa bath in a marble ensuite and a log fire available from the end of April through to October. Capacity: 2 persons

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Yarra Suite 48m²
This capacious unit contains a king bed, ensuite bathroom with spa bath and separate shower, as well as a separate living area with large glass doors leading out onto a private veranda. Capacity: 2 persons

Yering Suite 60m²
The largest of them all, the signature Yering Suite is comprised of a bedroom with an antique half-tester bed, as well as an upstairs sitting room with a gas log fireplace. Both have their own balcony overlooking the chateau gardens and its backdrop of rolling hills. The marble ensuite bathroom boasts a corner spa bath and separate shower. Capacity: 2 persons

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Facilities – Chateau Yering

  • 32 individually decorated suites
  • Eleonore’s Restaurant
  • Sweetwater Café
  • 24-hour room service
  • 250 acres of manicured gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Croquet lawn
  • Petanque
  • Library
  • Beauty Room
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Activities (at extra cost)  – Chateau Yering Hotel

  • Wine-tasting and winery tours
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Puffing Billy heritage railway
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Getting There

The Yarra Valley is comprised of multiple rural settlements. Yarra Glen is the closest town to Chateau Yering Hotel, approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes by road from Melbourne CBD. The property is around 1km south of Yarra Glen.

Combine With

The Mornington Peninsula is another well-known Victorian wine region located around 90km to the south. In contrast to the Yarra Valley, the peninsula is generally flat with some 190km of glorious coastline and hills mostly towards its centre. Two great accommodation options in the area include sumptuous, self-catering Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat and the elegant Woodman Estate

  • A 19th century mansion-turned-hotel
  • 32 distinctly individual luxury suites
  • Romantic period features such as four-poster beds and open fireplaces
  • The much lauded Eleonore’s Restaurant
  • Traditional Sunday high tea at Sweetwater Café
  • Acres of beautifully landscaped historic gardens
  • 70 wineries and vineyards at your doorstep
  • Sporting facilities such as a tennis court and outdoor pool
  • Plenty of cosy lounge areas with log fireplaces
  • An elegant base for explorations of the Yarra Valley

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