The Sebel Creswick Forest Resort 4 stars

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5 155 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Fully self contained villa

  • Free Wi-Fi access

  • Furnished with fireplace

  • 20 minute drive to Daylesford and 10 minute drive to Ballarat

  • Private balcony with forest views

Our accommodation(s)


2 Bedroom Apartment 1 Queen and 2 Single Beds (King Split)

  • 6 persons
  • 117 / 1259 sq ft
  • Bedding 1 x Queen size bed(s) and 2 x Single bed(s)
  • Views: Garden View
  • Most of the accommodation: Fireplace

Hotel location

The Sebel Creswick Forest Resort

1500 Midland Highway

GPS:-37.444553, 143.888969

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On site
  • Car park
  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • 100% Non Smoking Property

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TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  155 reviews

Interesting ‘resort’

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Barb C Couples - TripAdvisor review

We arrived at this ‘resort’ on a rainy afternoon and looked for our unit. It was number 1 so when we saw the large white number 1 on the first building, we pulled into the drive only to find out it was a private establishment. So I set off walking in the rain looking for another number 1. I eventually worked out that the numbers were included in a dark metal art piece under a dark carport next to the front door. We found number 1, it was next to the other number 1. We entered the villa to find a visually gorgeous interior. Architecturally interesting and with lovely outlooks from the many windows. We put the gas log fire on straight away. We had a 2 bedroom villa and the 2 bedrooms upstairs were BOTH master bedrooms. An interesting feature were the baths in both rooms - not in the bathroom but part of the bedroom. I didn’t try it because it was deep and slippery with no hand rails. Not good for oldies. But they did look good. I used the small ‘bathroom’ shower instead. Not an easy feat either. We settled in. We established pretty early that the wifi was problematic with continual drop outs. 10 + logins a day and sometimes 2 to 3 attempts each time. I rang a provided number the next morning and I asked where I could find Reception. There isn’t one. We wondered why we were booked in and told about the key box over the phone. I asked about ‘resort’ facilities eg gym, pool, BBQ etc. There aren’t any. The electronic compendium didn’t give much info we needed e.g. where to put recyclables. Dishwashing supplies were minimal. 2 small dishwashing sachets and 2 dishwasher sachets for up to 4 people for a week. If you wanted more, you had to pay for them! Bring your own supplies! I went to IGA and bought a 1lt bottle of Earth Choice dishwash liquid for not much more than a sachet would have cost. The front of the villas look great but walk around the back and it’s a different story. Weeds, broken down fences, slippery moss. Very uncared for. The cleanliness of the unit itself was excellent. However, small things like the dirty grout in showers and the dirty dishwasher were disappointing. The villa was quiet, the beds and pillows were comfortable, TV reception was good. We appreciated the downstairs toilet. The beds and pillows were comfortable, TV reception was good. We appreciated the downstairs toilet. We didn’t try the RACV restaurant on the adjoining property. We did go into Ballarat for a meal with friends and we had a takeaway noodle dish one night but self catered the other nights. Creswick is delightful. Country town feel, friendly people, interesting history and fabulous walking tracks plus more! Pop into the info centre as soon as possible. If you’re a first time visitor to Victoria, take a drive to beautiful Daylesford, and walk around the Botanic Gardens and Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. Would we stay at Sebel Creswick again? Yes. Knowing what they don’t have will help us plan for what we need. The accomodation overall is good. But it’s not a resort. The attraction for us will be do more walking. The walks have been amazing. Including the walk around the adjacent RACV golf course.

Roomy self contained apartments

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

tommomelbourne Families - TripAdvisor review

I have stayed here several times over the years and we always enjoy our stay. This time we were joined by by son and partner. We were in Villa 10 which is closest to the main road but the noise from vehicles passing wasnt too bad and didnt disturb my sleep. They are two bedroom apartments with each having an ensuite and a bath in the room. Great to lie in the bath and watch tv. The villa has two and a half bathrooms, a full kitchen and a washer and dryer so self contained and very suitable for long stays. On the same property the RACV Goldfields is located where there is a bar/restaurant as well as a fine dining restaurant a short walk away. Internet was a real problem last time for us and whilst the internet worked better it constantly dropped out and required logging back in. This resort is a great base to visit nearby towns such as Ballarat, Clunes, Trentham, and Daylesford. Creswick town is small andhas two pubs. Our favourite place for dinner is Odessa at Leaver Hotel which is a restored gold rush building turned into a wine bar and restaurant. They serve mainly Thai food and local wines and beer. On Saturday nights they have a band playing. Any groceries required can be purchased at the local IGA which has expanded in the last few years and has a great range of groceries available including ready meals. No doubt we will be back again.

Dear tommomelbourne Thank you for your wonderful review; we appreciate the time you have taken to share you experience with other travelers. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Resort Services

Hidden Forest Gem

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

BobbyK217 Families - TripAdvisor review

We stayed at the Sebel Creswick Forest resort in early September 2021 and it has to have been one of the most relaxing resorts we've ever stayed in. The villa was well presented, although the cleaning could have been better. Facilities in the villa such as bathtubs in each bedroom were very appealing and relaxing. Will definitely be heading back there very soon.

Dear BobbyK217 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Sebel Creswick Forest Resort. It is wonderful to hear you had such a relaxing time and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort soon. Warm regards Accor Vacation Club

HUGE price rise in 12 months!

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

li1213 Families - TripAdvisor review

We have stayed here for 2 nights in the winter school holidays for the last 3 years. We are very disappointed to find the price has gone up almost $300 for two nights accomodation since our stay last year. We have loved our stays and had made it a yearly tradition but will not be paying almost $700 for two nights stay when we only paid $400 12 months ago. I understand that Covid19 has been tough on businesses however this price rise is excessive and unaffortable for many families. This accomodation does not have the facilities or the quality furniture and amenities to warrant such an excessive price.

Dear m13jp Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. My apologies that you found the pricing to be higher than expected. All pricing at this property is dynamic, so flexes with occupancy and can also take into account event periods, and as such it is possible that your chosen weekend was affected by this high demand. We would love to have you stay with us again and so please keep an eye out for early bird offers or specials which will allow you to meet your budget expectations and enjoy the Creswick region once more. Warm regards Resort Services

A great place to stay for a week

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

roy v Friends getaway - TripAdvisor review

We have just returned from a week at the Sebel Creswick Forest Resort and could not be happier. It is really nicely situated 30 minutes walk out of town on the Ballarat Road right beside the Goldfields RACV Resort. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms made it perfect for us as we had a couple of friends stay three nights. Each bathroom has a big stand alone bath which got a lot of use, very nice . Great kitchen and lounge area with all the cooking utensils you need. Every thing in the kitchen worked fine . TVs in each bedroom and in the lounge, also a laundry, there was room for two cars in the driveway, there was also a car park at the end of the units. Both bedrooms had balconies and the living area had a nice outside verandah type area where it is nice to sit and watch the ducks on the pond a few yards away, the ducks and lovely little blue wrens were always looking for food . Booking in was very simple, we had a phone call from Sebel Melbourne the day before our arrival to let us know the unit key was in a locked key box near the front door, we were given the code and it worked perfectly, there was a second key inside on the kitchen bench for us . When we left we just left the key back in the box and locked it , can’t be any simpler than that , a good system. The unit was very clean, plenty of towels and bathroom amenities. It was a great place to use as a base and visit many other towns in the area. Being next door to the RACV CLUB was very nice, there is a great golf course there with lots of walking tracks which I used most mornings and evenings, there are hundreds of Kangaroos who obviously call the golf course home, they don’t worry anyone and are very used to being in close proximity to humans, a different experience. The only thing that was a bit annoying was that every time we went to use the wifi we had to go through all the checking in each time , apart from that it worked ok . The bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs so keep that in mind if stairs are a problem.

Dear Roy v Thank you for your review. I have passed on your comments regarding the WiFi and hope we can get this checked and rectified. We look forward to welcoming you again for another relaxing week. Warm regards Resort Services

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