Belle Le Vie

Belle Le Vie

77 Hilton Rd, Sassafras, Victoria 3787 Australia
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#2 of 4 cottages in Sassafras
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Belle Le Vie Luxury Bed and Breakfast offers luxurious French styled boutique accommodation in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. It is only a short distance from Melbourne CBD. Enjoy 'the Good Life' as Belle Le Vie offer unique romantic accommodation experience nestled amidst lush national rainforest and seasonal mature gardens. We are minutes away from local venues and attractions: * Wedding venues: Poet's Lane; Lyrebird Falls; Marybrooke Manor; Skyhigh; Tatra; Ferny Creek Hall. * Townships of Sassafras; Sherbrooke; Kilista; Olinda; Monbulk; Kalorama; etc. * Renown gardens: National Botanical Dandenong Ranges (formerly National Rhododendron Garden); Alfred Nicholas Garden; Ferny Creek Horticulture Society; Pirianda Gardens; etc. * Tourist attractions: Puffing Billy; Grant's Picnic Ground; William Rickett's Sanctuary; Sherbrooke Forest and waterfall; Sassafras Creek; Miss Maples; Cuckoo Restaurant; Olinda Tea House, Piggery Cafe; Fortnums; King Henry; Burnan Beeches, etc.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Adults only
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Non-smoking hotel
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BronnyBean wrote a review Jun 2022
404 contributions40 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect secluded cottage in the mountains. Exactly what you need for a perfect couples getaway, surprisingly close to Melbourne. Feels like another world. Hosts Justin and Lin are the most generous, kind, accommodating people and they made our stay truly spectacular. There’s so much attention to those little details. Carafe of port and chocolates ready for relaxing by the fire. Generous continental breakfast provisions, including Lin’s famous home baked croissants, which were so amazing. Lighting on and soft classical music going upon arrival. Just perfect. The property itself is the stuff of fairytales. Beautiful gardens, perfectly appointed rooms, gigantic spa bath for two, beautiful misty forest views out of an enormous window, well equipped kitchen, great location. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Wander into Sassafras if you’re not opposed to walking up hills - we’re not at all fit but found...
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Sep 11, 2023
Kind and Sincere words Thank you for staying in one of our French decorated units. We work hard to make our guests happy, and appreciate your kind and sincere words. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide French Continental Breakfast including the croissants we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request. To see the interior of our 6 French styled units check our page on TripAdvisor
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AKL S wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The accommodation has tranquil, beautiful environment and gardens. The French styled suite we stayed in is meticulously kept and cosy. Justin our host is thoughtful and caring. We highly recommend Belle Le vie to anyone wanting to visit the Dandenong Ranges area.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Nov 30, 2022
Thank you for staying in one of the beautiful French styled units>. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback. Belle Le Vie is a French Styled Bed and Breakfast in Dandenong Ranges. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide French Continental Breakfast including the croissants we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request.
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rscfan wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia64 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Long-awaited return trip was as enjoyable as my first stay. This time I was in a suite, Jardin, rather than an individual cottage but it was just as private and just as quiet. Even had its own lovely garden path and a private deck. As always, a wonderfully luxurious base for a brilliant walking holiday: great spot to head either south towards the 1,000 Steps area, or north towards Mt Dandenong. Also an easy walk into Sassafras by either a bush track or the footpath that runs along the main road. So rare in the Dandenongs to be able to get around easily without a car.
Enormously thoughtful hosts as always, and a spectacularly well-equipped kitchen ... puts my one at home to shame!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank you for staying in one of our French styled units. We work hard to make our guests happy, and appreciate your kind and sincere words. Belle Le Vie is a French Styled Bed and Breakfast in Dandenong Ranges. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide French Continental Breakfast including the croissants we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request. To see the interior of our 6 French styled units, check our website.
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Glenn G wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful B&B has everything you could want for a relaxing weekend get away. Six different styled cabins/rooms, so far we have tried three & never been disappointed. A credit to Justin & Lin for their labour of love.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank you for staying at Belle Le Vie and providing your kind sincere words. We work hard to make our guests happy.Belle Le Vie is a French Styled Bed and Breakfast in Dandenong Ranges. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide French Continental Breakfast including the croissants we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request. To see the interior of our 6 French styled units, check our website.
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Cindy Q wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall an amazing stay. Very beautiful environment and gardens. The rooms were even better - luxurious, cozy and spacious. The breakfast provided was also very fresh and nice. A great experience and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a holiday or getaway.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Jun 5, 2022
Thank you for staying at Belle Le Vie and providing your kind sincere words. Belle Le Vie is a French Styled Bed and Breakfast in Dandenong Ranges. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide French Continental Breakfast including the croissants we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request. To see the interior of our 6 French styled units, get our pages.
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C... wrote a review Jun 2016
Victoria, Australia81,829 contributions2,556 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in a beautiful suburb of Melbourne is this stunning French influenced bed and breakfast. Driving into the grounds you are surrounded by stunning garden. As you make your way to your room, you can't but help notice the stunning grounds.

First impressions of your room... well... the rooms bombard your senses. Visually they are sumptuous and inviting... music playing that suits your surrounds and they smell just divine. During your stay you will note the quality of linen is superb. The furniture is comfortable. The breakfast supplied will include fresh croissants.

Located near the township of Sassafras, but far enough away from the road to offer you serenity. This is a testament to the gentlemen who own and run the establishment.

The hardest part of your stay will be leaving it all behind.
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Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Apr 14, 2024
Thank you for staying at Belle Le Vie. We work hard to make our guests happy, and appreciate your kind sincere words. Belle Le Vie is a French Styled Bed and Breakfast in Dandenong Ranges. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide Continental Breakfast including the bread we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request. To see the interior of our 6 French styled units, check our page.
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AussiesOS wrote a review Oct 2011
Beachmere, Australia102 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights in ' Willow ' cottage. Absolutely beautiful cottage in the Dandenong mountains. There are 3 separate and private cottages and there is everything you could want for a cosy or romantic escape.
The cottage has a small kitchen to cook your own breakfast with all ingredients supplied for our 2 days, in very generous quantity. There was also a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates which we enjoyed by the fire. The cottage was also centrally heated and had an open living and bedroom area with floor to ceiling windows looking out into the forest ..... Absolutely stunning to wake up to the sound of birds and the view into the forest. The birds will also come and visit on the balcony railing when (supplied) bird seed is scattered around in the late afternoon. There is a large Plazma Tv and a large bathroom with a double shower and a double spa bath. Location is good and close to Sassafras and Olinda. We walked from the cottage to the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens (about 2km) which are worth a (free entry) visit, and a must is to walk down to the Lake and Boatshed (although then you have to walk back up the hill, but worth it).
Overall, I/we would thoroughly recommend the Cottages, and can't believe there are no other reviews already on Trip advisor about Woorilla cottages.
Thanks Heather, for a great stay in the Dandenongs!
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from carol b, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Jan 23, 2014
Woorilla Cottages has been renovated and renamed Belle Le Vie, luxury bed and breakfast. New owners have created three individual new interiors to the cottages with a French flair. Most comments from our new guests has been WOW! our website is bellelevie.com.au
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Lisa T wrote a review Dec 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spontaneously chose this place having booked it the night before I checked in. I can not speak more highly of the quality and comfort of the room. I see another review criticising the breakfast which is baffling as Justin and Lin provided croissants that Lin made fresh that day, yes he made them! There is an oven if you want to heat them up.They were delicious with butter and jam provided. There was a fresh crisp fruit platter, yoghurt, muesli, juice, milk, tea, coffee, chocolates and port. I loved the serenity there so much that I didn't want to leave so I ate the breakfast supplies for dinner then had them for breakfast as well. I spent about 30 minutes chatting with Lin and he showed me around the property and he was generous and polite. The decking is virtually in the forest and it is completely private. The spa was glorious and they have spared no attention to detail. I wanted to stay another night but sadly it was booked but will be a regular visitor when needing a quick rejuvenation and it's less than an hours drive from me in Melbourne. This far exceeded my expectations. Thanks Justin and Lin!
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Date of stay: December 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Justin C, Front Office Manager at Belle Le Vie
Responded Aug 1, 2019
Thank you Lisa for you kind and thoughtful words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are most welcomed to return and chat.
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Steve V wrote a review Nov 2018
Toronto9 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here for four nights (November 17 - 21) and really enjoyed it. Justin and Lin go beyond what is expected (offered to drive downtown to pick us up if the train stopped running). Their recommendations for meals were excellent and the property is away from the hustle and bustle. An easy train ride to Melbourne too.
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Date of stay: November 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Justin C, Front Office Manager at Belle Le Vie
Responded Aug 1, 2019
Thank you Steve for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests and we look forward to your return
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SKIingoldies wrote a review Nov 2017
New South Wales, Australia47 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the real pleasure of staying for 2 nights in the Lorraine Suite. The space was amazing, the super comfortable super king bed, great hosts, and a really relaxing ambiance ( acknowledging we are old pharts) - others would say romantic. We enjoyed the lovely breakfasts provided. We were really pleased to be able to stay in the "Budget" suite as it is DEFINITELY NOT "budget" in any respect.
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We loved the Lorraine Suite.
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Response from Justin Caruana, Owner at Belle Le Vie
Responded Apr 14, 2024
Thank you for staying at Belle Le Vie in the Lorraine Suite. We work hard to make our guests happy, and appreciate your kind sincere words. Since your stay, we have renovated the ensuite and kitchenette. Belle Le Vie is a French Styled Bed and Breakfast in Dandenong Ranges. As advertised, in keeping with the French theme, we provide Continental Breakfast including the bread we baked on the day you arrived. We happily provide more breakfast provisions upon request. To see the interior of our 6 French styled units, check our page.
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BronnyBean wrote a tip Jun 2022
404 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wander into Sassafras if you’re not opposed to walking up hills - we’re not at all fit but found the walk much less strenuous than thought."
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MarlsCass wrote a tip Feb 2018
Melbourne, Australia231 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All 3 cottages are stunning!"
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SKIingoldies wrote a tip Nov 2017
New South Wales, Australia47 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We loved the Lorraine Suite."
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Robyn C wrote a tip Nov 2016
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All cottages are beautiful. Ensure you mention if a spa is important"
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Belinda S wrote a tip Mar 2016
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the cottages have a different theme"
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PRICE RANGE
₱8,901 - ₱10,750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Woorilla Cottages
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belle Le Vie
Which popular attractions are close to Belle Le Vie?
Nearby attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary (4.3 km), Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (3.0 km), and Dandenong Ranges National Park (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Belle Le Vie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Belle Le Vie?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Belle Le Vie?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Belle Le Vie?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Belle Le Vie?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Tables, Pig & Whistle Tavern, and Olinda Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Belle Le Vie?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Belle Le Vie?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (4.3 km).
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