Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
“The world is a book, and those that do not travel read only a page”
AWARD-WINNING ACCOMMODATION close to MELBOURNE
Ranked in the top 25 hotels in all of Australia by TripAdvisor, the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park captures the very essence of boutique accommodation. Somwe of the 91 luxuriously appointed guest rooms are perhaps a little dated now,…but nevertheless the individual and sophisticated feeling of the Hotel is still everything you would expect of a contemporary 5 Star hotel.
What sets the Mansion hotel apart is the place itself. A magnificent 1870 historic mansion and 1923 Catholic Seminary surrounded by 10 acres of formal English gardens just 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD. The classic Heritage roomswere once home to students of St Joseph’s Seminary and have been transformed in accordance with strict heritage guidelines to offer modern amenities while retaining their rich tradition and period features. The more generously spaced Junior Suites and Superior Rooms were added when architects Wood Marsh transformed the property into the multi-award-winning boutique hotel you see today. A property that may bewilder the old seminarians,.. but which pays homage to its past as a peaceful retreat for escape and contemplation.
The grounds are delightful and well worth a stroll.
the Chirnside family, in 1877, the mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century. Built-in the Italianate architecture style, Werribee Mansion has 60
rooms in several wings and following extensive restoration, many of the Chirnside Family items, including clothing and furniture, remain on display. Guests can walk to the Open Range Zoo, visit the Shadowfax Winery adjacent to the property,..or enjoy a massage at the Spa at the Mansion,.
My Itinerary/Programme on Tuesday 2nd July 2019
From 2:00 pm Arrive at Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
Welcome to Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
Gate 2, K Road, Werribee VIC, 3030
Time at Leisure
With Mansion Hotel & Spa providing a luxurious escape, it could be said there is no reason to leave the hotel. However, there is much to do and see in the local area, so here are a few
Visit the Chirnside Mansion – The historic Chirnside Mansion is the jewel of Werribee Park. Completed by wealthy pastoralists,
the Chirnside family, in 1877, the mansion is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century. Built in the Italianate architecture style, Werribee Mansion has 60
rooms in several wings and following extensive restoration, many of the Chirnside Family items, including clothing and furniture, remain on display. The mansion is open 10am-
4 pm daily (last entry at 3:30 pm) for self-guided tours.•
Take a Walk around Victoria State Rose Garden –The grounds are delightful and well worth a stroll. Winner of the prestigious World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence, this internationally acclaimed garden is located in the magnificent setting of Werribee Park. Five thousand roses are displayed to perfection with four uniquely shaped designs, with the feature design set in the shape of a Tudor Rose. Two themed displays complete the rose design; a Federation Leaf dedicated to Australian Roses and the David Austin Bud showcasing roses of 46 cultivars. The rose
garden is separated from the mansion’s formal gardens by a Heritage Border featuring unusual and historic roses from
around the world. In bloom from October to May, the roses are at their most magnificent from November to April. Enter via Gate 2. Victoria State Rose Garden is open
daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Take a leisurely walk around Werribee Park – Like many early settlers, the Chirnsides were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an
organization which introduced several European flora and fauna species to the Australian landscape. As a result, the
ten hectares of manicured landscape within Werribee Park contains a variety of exotic species combined with Australian natives.
Open daily from 11:00 am, Shadowfaxoffers a unique range of wines to taste and purchase the range of wines on offer at the cellar door.
*Every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm, the cellar door comes alive with live music from the winery’s favorite bands.
7:00 pm Dine – Dine at Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar
The restaurant’s passion for hospitality is at the heart of everything and their modus vivendi. And nowhere more so than at Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar where the staff unite warm, friendly service with deliciously fresh, seasonal produce and the finest of Australian and international wine. Named in honor of the Catholic Seminary that once stood in its place and overlooking the spectacular partette garden in the shadow of our historic mansion, Joseph’s is where you can experience unforgettable moments.
You can start your evening by up the grandeur over a cocktail at the bar, and then sit back and savor award-winning modern European fare.
Day Two – Wednesday 3rd July
Breakfast -7.00 am sharp
Breakfast served until 10:30am –
The Buffet Breakfast offered a good selection of cereals, juice, toast, pastries and cold meats and the ‘hot’ foods in the warming plates; scrambled eggs. bacon, tomatoes looked terrific but I had ordered some Poached Eggs Hollondaise on a bed of Spinach with bacon and it was probably one of my more memorable breakfasts ..Whilst awaiting the poached eggs I indulged in some Antipasto style meats including some delicious prosciutto and salami and some local cheese.I must have been hungry! I have seen some criticism of the large and practical Nespresso machine in Tripadvisor and other portals,..but to be frank,..I thought the coffee was completely adequate,…with an Italian double shot Espresso being my favorite selection,.. I enjoyed using and enjoyed the flavorsome coffee some seriously good coffee out of. I enjoyed some Pastries,, Fruit,.. and the little ‘milk’ bottles of berry-flavored yogurt. I also appreciated having access to a good range of Newspapers and magazines available both in the restaurant and in the Hotel Foyer.
Please call the Spa at Mansion Hotel on (03) 9731 4140 and quote your voucher number to book your appointment. We recommend that bookings are made well in advance to avoid missing out on your preferred time.