Best Yarra Valley accommodation you can book in 2021

Escape to the rolling hills and picturesque vineyards with a stay at these Yarra Valley accommodation options.

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Yarra Valley is renowned for its enchanting scenery. Whether you want to explore the wineries, ride a hot-air balloon or wander along the walking trails, Yarra Valley won't disappoint. We have selected some of Yarra Valley's best accommodation options to suit every traveller's needs.

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How did we pick these Yarra Valley hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Yarra Valley hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

Where are the best places to stay in Yarra Valley?

Best Yarra Valley accommodation with a spa

Yarra Valley is known to be a haven for pampering, nature and quaint accommodation options. What better way to add to your relaxing getaway in the Yarra Valley than to have a spa right in front of you? These accommodation options offer a spa in your room, so you don't have to go far for relaxation and comfort.

Our top picks for Yarra Valley accommodation with a spa: Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa, Araluen Boutique Accommodation and Kangaroo Ridge Retreat

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Best Yarra Valley winery accommodation

Yarra Valley is home to award-winning wineries, and if you're fond of having a glass of wine to accompany a meal, we're sure you'll appreciate the view of vineyards from your accommodation window. We've picked these accommodation options to get you as close to the vineyards as possible; De'Vine Escape and Wild Cattle Creek Estate both offer wine tasting and rooms overlooking vineyards. A stay at Yarra Valley Lodge is in great proximity to approximately 80 wineries for those who want to go out and explore.

Our top picks for Yarra Valley winery accommodation: De'Vine Escape , Wild Cattle Creek Estate and Yarra Valley Lodge

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Best luxury 5-star accommodation in Yarra Valley

The location and scenery ooze luxury; there's just one missing piece to the puzzle. The Yarra Valley goes above and beyond with its options for luxury accommodation. Our favourites include Victorian-style suites at the Chateau Yering Hotel and cottages at Deloraine Homestead.

Our top picks for luxury 5-star accommodation in Yarra Valley: Chateau Yering Hotel, Oscar's on the Yarra and Deloraine Homestead

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Alternate Yarra Valley accommodation options

Airbnb and Stayz offer more private and larger accommodation, perfect for families or visitors who want some zen time. You can expect to find unique accommodation on these sites, with tiny houses, glamping retreats and farmhouses all being possible accommodation options for your upcoming trip to the Yarra Valley.

Frequently asked questions about Yarra Valley accommodation

Can I book a Yarra Valley accommodation and wine tour package?

Yes. There are plenty of packages that offer accommodation with accompanying wine tours. These packages are usually short stays and also offer dining and spa options. A wine and accommodation package is a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine's Day.

Can I purchase last-minute accommodation in Yarra Valley?

You have multiple options when it comes to finding last-minute accommodation in the Yarra Valley. The most cost-effective option is to look at Airbnb and Stayz as property hosts are more likely to lower the price of their property in the hope it gets booked at the last minute. When looking on booking sites like Booking.com,Expedia, Wotif and Hotels.com, it's likely you will have a handful of options to choose from but the accommodation costs may be inflated.

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Which sites let me book Yarra Valley accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Yarra Valley, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Yarra Valley hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Yarra Valley hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Yarra Valley accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Yarra Valley stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Yarra Valley booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Yarra Valley accommodation without a credit card?

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Which Yarra Valley hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Yarra Valley accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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