136 Graydens Road, Moorooduc, Victoria, Australia
39.2km from Dandenong Train Station
41.9km from MENTON RAILWAY STATION
"We got away for a weekday 'overnight break' to Woodman Estate. Set in very picturesque and manicured grounds in a rural area of the Mornington Peninsular, and overlooking a beautiful private lake, Woodman Estate offers what I could only describe as good old-fashioned hospitality in elegant and charming surrounds. The property oozes old-world charm and is beautifully maintained. After a warm welcome at the front door, we were seated in the lounge to enjoy a nice cup of tea in front of the open fire (along some high-tea items hand-made by the in-house pastry chef!) For dinner (& lunch), the property offers formal dining in the intimate upscale dining room, and more casual dining in the bistro. The bistro dining room offers a relatively simple menu, but in my view really honest clean food. Something for everyone on this menu, and certainly substantial portions presented very elegantly. A superb wine list accompanied the dinner menu, with polished and attentive but unobtrusive waiter service at the table. Local produce here, and and open fire in the bistro made for a superb dinner. This was some of the best food we've enjoyed in Australia in a long time I have to say. The management and chefs' here have got it right! Breakfast was taken overlooking the lake in the bistro, with an al-a-carte cooked selection accompanying fresh fruit, cereals, juices, continental style items etc and selection of the estate's own 'fine foods' preserves on offer. After breakfast we enjoyed a short stroll around the grounds, where we observed an extensive kitchen garden utilised by the chefs, and a symphony of bird-life in the grounds. Peace and quiet abounds here. We really enjoyed Woodman Estate and will certainly be back for both the food and the hospitality. The rooms are beautifully and thoughtfully furnished in keeping with the surrounds, with superb housekeeping. Our rooms was exceptionally clean. There is an on-site day-spa facility, Sadly our short stay didn't allow time to partake of these facilities, but next time we will look to stay longer. Highly recommended - with only a small number of rooms, 50 acres of grounds, attentive and professional staff AND excellent food, why would you head into a large corporate hotel?"
"My friends and I could not have been happier with our stay at Woodman estate. The customer service was immaculate from Rick and his team throughout: from booking, dining, spa services and through to check out. The girl's night away package add ons with spa treatment and brasserie dinner were great value and added to the supreme relaxation with everything available onsite and no need to drive or rush. The quality dining and excellent wine list did not disappoint and I was very well catered for as a vegetarian. The property is beautifully appointed and the setting is certainly picturesque - a twilight stroll around the lake and gardens after a generous dinner is a must! Also, nice to visit when there were lovely festive touches throughout the property done with elegance for the Christmas season. Highly recommended - we were sorry we had not booked a longer stay!"
"Booked a chalet and garden room. The chalet meets all expectations, simply charming. The aim was to relax and rejuvenate,that we did. Gorgeous lake cottage with gas log fire and spa with a view. A huge 4 poster bed screamed luxury. We chose the 3 course dining option in room which was amazing. Breakfast included and a choice of plates with fruit, coffee and juice. Finished our stay with a walk around the lake. Big Thank you to the service provided, particularly Ashlee, she really is a lovely lady and I appreciated the extra kind service. I hope others consider staying here, especially those after a romantic whimsical weekend."