The Best Hotels to Book in Dromana, Victoria

Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill is a luxury boutique hotel with its own pool and spa
Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill is a luxury boutique hotel with its own pool and spa | Courtesy of Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill / Expedia
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18 November 2021
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The hotels of Dromana embrace the seaside locale and proximity to the rolling vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. Some have their own wineries, others have ocean views and some are so close to the thermal hot springs of the Peninsula that you can feel the warmth of the water in your bathroom. Whatever draws you to Mornington Peninsula, there’s a hotel in Dromana with your name on it – bookable on Culture Trip.

Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, for relaxed wine tasting near Arthurs Seat Eagle

The exterior of Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Set in acres of gardens and vines, Lancemore Lindenderry sits among the wineries of Red Hill. The hotel winery is a destination in its own right, and you shouldn’t leave without taking a sip of the hand-sorted Grampians shiraz. Each room is bathed in light from floor-to-ceiling windows, and the most luxurious come with fireplaces for the chilly winter months. Dinner comes courtesy of the surrounding farmland, cooked with European flair and served in stylish surroundings.

Villa Mallorca, for Mediterranean-style relaxation near Mount Martha Park

The exterior and pool at Villa Mallorca, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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This elegant guesthouse is a little slice of the Med in Mount Martha. Designed in the style of a traditional Mallorcan villa, it sits between towering cypress trees and bougainvillea-dappled patios. You’ll sleep well, surrounded by the Spanish-rustic charm of the whitewashed walls, exposed timber beams and balustraded balconies. There’s a casita for couples or a larger apartment for three. Combine the two for a group of five and you’ll have the salt water pool to yourselves.

Sapphire Shores Luxury Retreat, for seaside serenity near Safety Beach

Room at Sapphire Shores Luxury Retreat, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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A traditional clapboard house in sky blue, this Mount Martha retreat has wow-inducing bay views and is minutes away from the Peninsula Hot Springs, wineries and fabulous restaurants. Just two suites make up the accommodation here, both decked out in calming sea blue and featuring a double spa tub and private deck. Service is exceptional, with afternoon tea on arrival and a nightcap of port included with every stay.

The Rye Hotel, for all-suite simplicity near the Dunes Golf Links

Room at the Rye Hotel, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Golfers and beachcombers alike will love this hotel by the sea. Choose between beachfront rooms with bay-view balconies or a quiet spot overlooking the swimming pool. You’re just footsteps from the soft sand of Rye Beach, and there are oodles of golf courses within a 10-minute drive. The Main Sail Bar is a casual spot for seasonal, locally sourced produce whipped up into elevated pub grub, and, true to the area, the wine list is packed with local bottles.

Plantation House, for tropical treats in Whitecliffs

Room at Plantation House, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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There’s a distinct Caribbean flavour to this small but grand hotel in the beach town of Rye. Accommodation is just a handful of luxury suites with four-poster beds and Caribbean prints on the walls, while there’s a rooftop balcony in the upstairs suite. Wandering the tropical gardens, you’ll find a bubbling spa beneath a thatched pergola, a shaded barbecue station and canopy daybeds amid cacti and palms. Breakfast is an Instagram-worthy affair with gooey poached eggs and fresh fruit on fluffy pancakes.

Boathouse Resort Studios and Suites, for seafront spa suites near Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club

Room at Boathouse Resort Studios and Suites, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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On the seafront of Blairgowrie, this deluxe resort combines sea views with trips to the nearby hot springs. Upgrade to the spa suite for a hot-tub experience in the privacy of your bathroom. Balcony suites come with views over the bay, while the apartment-style Retreat is the ultimate in self-catering accommodation with a vast living space, two terraces and a kitchen you can cook anything in. You’re right on the beachfront here, footsteps from the calm shallows of Blairgowrie Beach.

Carmel at Sorrento, for art deco-style digs near Shelley Beach

Room at Carmel at Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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This aparthotel offers all the independence of self-catering alongside the luxury of hotel service. There’s a choice between balcony and penthouse apartments, all with three bedrooms and plenty of room for six guests. The full kitchens come with butler pantries, and each apartment has a terrace or balcony with a barbecue and dining area. For a day out, it’s a 10-minute stroll to Sorrento Beach and the buzzing beach town of Sorrento, packed with cafes, bars and restaurants.

Sunny Side Up Bed and Breakfast, for contemporary charm near Port Phillip Bay

Room at Sunny Side Up Bed and Breakfast, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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With just four rooms to book here, you know the service will be tailored to your every whim. The owners cook up a fabulous breakfast every morning, with home-made Belgian waffles the star of the show, and barista gourmet coffee to set you up for the day. In the evening, there’s an honesty bar stocked with Belgian beer to enjoy after a day on the sand at Rye Beach (a short walk away). Sip your tipple in the garden hot tub or alongside a barbecue on the covered terrace.

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