Creswick: RACV Goldfields Resort

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Price guide (per night): from $170

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Property description

RACV Goldfields Resort (formerly Novotel Forest Resort) at Creswick is the latest property to join the RACV stable of family friendly holiday resorts in Victoria.

From here, you can explore the history of the goldfields at Sovereign Hill or seek the relaxation of Daylesford - or just stay and enjoy all the resort has to offer your family.

There are a range of room options to comfortably accommodate families. This includes Fairway suites featuring 2 king beds (one of which can be split into 2 singles); one bedroom family rooms with a king bed and queen sofa and our self-contained two bedroom family rooms.

Your family can take advantage of the resort's heated outdoor swimming pool with a separate spa, 18 hole golf course, on-site day spa, tennis courts and family friendly movies.

Parents can relax in the Springs Bar and Terrace while their children play board games, watch movies or colour in their favourite picture in the adjacent children's activity room.

After the kids have had some play time, what better to do, then experience some of the great outdoors? Hire a mountain bike, go for a stroll around the state forest, play putt- putt on the terrace or play a giant game of snakes and ladders.

To top it off, complimentary on-site parking makes for hassle-free exploring.

Just a short drive from the famous Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife park, Kryal castle and the Tangled Maze - this area is all about family fun.

Family Friendly Accommodation likes: A true family friendly resort with heaps of creature comforts that will leave you feeling like you've had a 'real' holiday, even if you've only been away for one night.

Not what you were looking for? Check out more family friendly accommodation in Ballarat and the Goldfields region.


Reviewed By: Family Friendly Accommodation
Stayed: August 2012
Stayed With: two children, aged 10 & 7 years

Note: This review was written when the property was part of the Novotel chain:

I always have a dilemma when I arrive somewhere like this.

Prior to staying, I excitedly tell my family about everything we can do –the mountain bikes, the walking tracks and tennis courts.

But when I arrive, I see the bar area where I can relax with bubbles and enjoy the view. Then I see the bath where I can relax in the bubbles with a good book...

But as any parent will know, family holidays are about compromise, so we end up doing a bit of both.

The executive king room was one of the largest hotel rooms I have seen. It had two king beds, one of them unzipped into two single beds for the kids.

The beautiful bathroom, complete with two person spa bath, featured a large shuttered window that opened up onto the room. Described as allowing you to appreciate the view, it allowed me to relax in the bath, while keeping an eye on the kids. Perfect!

Outside, hubby and Master 10 decided to brave the elements and took off on mountain bikes. With pathways close to the golf course, the only slight issue here is that it was a bit unclear about where to ride.

After the ride/walk, we ended up in the pool. Now, call us crazy, but this “indoor/outdoor” pool, was heated and despite the cold winter's day, was actually quite pleasant. From there, it was a quick dash to the even hotter spa.

Later in the day, hubby took himself off to Hepburn Lagoon for a bit of fly fishing. I ended up in the bar, which has an adjacent kids room with a giant ‘Connect 4' game, bean bags and a play station. A great set up, where mum can read the paper, while the kids play.

We ended up having dinner at Creswick's American Hotel (but only just as it was basically booked out. The food was lovely and the paper tablecloths and crayons kept us going with noughts & crosses and hang-man until the food came).

With its close proximity to Melbourne and a range of activities not just at the resort, but also the local area (it is just a short drive to Ballarat or Daylesford), this resort is a great option for a weekend family break.

Note: Our accommodation was independently booked and paid for. Views are my own.

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