Villa Mallorca – Mornington Peninsula

Villa Mallorca is a beautiful boutique hotel on the Mornington Peninsula. Once you’ve completed the 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Melbourne International Airport, you’ll be surprised. For here, in what’s resolutely Australia, is a rustic Spanish-style villa with sea views and a Mediterranean garden.

No matter which apartment you’ve chosen, the Spanish villa theme is maintained throughout. You’ll find a gas log fire, warm colours throughout such as terracotta and red. There’s also dark wood furniture and wooden floors with exposed stone in the window sills.

When you arrive, you’ll find your apartment has private entry. There’s air conditioning, a balcony and sun terrace, as well as a pool with beautiful views out to sea. Once you’ve been out to one of the local wineries to find a bottle or two, you could enjoy a relaxing meal at home by the pool or while enjoying a film.

But if you want to head out to eat, the town of Mornington is a 10 minute drive north. There, you could pick buy a picnic to enjoy in the country. As well as the wineries, there are also nature reserves and parks to enjoy. You could also enjoy the Peninsula Hot Springs, a 20 minute drive south.