Countryside spa resort in the heart of Victoria
Located in the spa country area of Victoria, approximately 70 minutes from Melbourne, the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick is a luxury spa hotel that offers guests a wide range of lavish amenities and scenic countryside peace and quiet.
The 4.5-star resort pays close attention to comfort and convenience, ensuring that all guests have everything they need for an enjoyable stay at their fingertips. Even from the lobby its apparent to see that this is a stylish establishment, thanks to a spiral staircase and open fireplace.
Each of the stylish 144 guestrooms includes an en-suite bathroom, some of which include a spa bath that may prove ideal for a fully relaxing soak. Bedrooms are equipped with cable television complete with movies on demand, as well as direct dial telephones and internet connection (both wired and wireless).
Those staying at the hotel on business will find a work desk useful, whilst most guests will benefit from a host of additional amenities, such as tea and coffee making facilities, iron, hairdryer, in-room safe, alarm clock, and mini bar.
Corporate guest may also benefit from the hotels conference and meeting facilities, which are able to accommodate small and larger groups of delegates. Featuring top-of-the-range business equipment, these rooms are overseen by designated coordinators who are able to oversee delegates every need.
When it comes to leisure, the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick ticks a wide range of boxes. Those looking to maintain a fitness regime will find a well-equipped gymnasium as well as a swimming pool. The indoor/outdoor combo pools doubles as an ideal lap pool and a recreational pool to sit and relax or frolic.
Guests can enhance their workout by playing a game on the hotels tennis courts or, alternatively, head out into the resorts extensive grounds for a bout of jogging or mountain-biking. The pathways and ranges found within the grounds are also suitable for those looking to stroll or picnic. The scenery is picturesque whilst the wildlife, when visible, can be spectacular. This is a favourite spot for those that enjoy bird-watching.
The resort also features a large 18 hole championship golf course, ideal for a calm morning round or a locale in which to break open that elusive business deal.
If all of that sounds a little too energetic, the resort spa offers a wide range of treatments to help ease those everyday pressures.
Other attractions within the area include a wide range of wineries, many of which offer tours and tastings sessions, and the towns of Ballarat, Hepburn Springs, and Daylesford. Between these three visitors will find an assortment of boutique shops, cultural landmarks, intriguing wildlife, and enjoyable food.
Speaking of food, the Novotel Forest Resort Creswick offers guests the opportunity to dine in the Harvest 383 Restaurant, a refined dining option with large floor to ceiling windows, plenty of natural light, and a rich menu of local Australian dishes.
Those looking for something more informal may enjoy the Springs Bar & Terrace, a reception level bar that offers a tapas menu as well as some larger snacks, or the sports bar.