Jackalope Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star Melbourne hotel in Merricks North with 2 restaurants

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Jackalope Hotel

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Property grounds
Front of property
Lair | Premium bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch served; local and international cuisine

Overview of Jackalope Hotel

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
166 Balnarring Road Merricks North VIC, 3926, Melbourne, VIC, 3926

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWillow Creek Vineyard5 min walk
  • Popular LocationPort Phillip Estate7 min drive
  • Popular LocationPt Leo Estate Sculpture Park8 min drive
  • AirportMoorabbin, VIC (MBW)37 min drive

Room options

Vineyard Room with Bath

  • 38 sq m
  • Vineyard view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Terrace Room with Bath

  • 38 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Terrace Room

  • 38 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Vineyard Room

  • 38 sq m
  • Vineyard view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed


  • 85 sq m
  • Vineyard view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Jackalope Hotel is located in Merricks North, a neighbourhood in Melbourne, and is in a rural area. Willow Creek Vineyard and Paradigm Hill are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Buckley Nature Conservation Reserve and Devilbend Natural Features Reserve. Campbell Court reserve and Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Willow Creek Vineyard - 5 min walk
  • Port Phillip Estate - 7 min drive
  • Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park - 8 min drive
  • Cerberus Golf Club - 9 min drive
  • Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Bittern Station - 7 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 95 min drive


  • Ciao - 4 min drive
  • Rare Hare - 1 min walk
  • Willow Creek Vineyard - 2 min walk
  • Orita's 2 Japanese Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Le Bouchon French Cuisine - 4 min drive

About this property

Jackalope Hotel

3.5-star hotel located in Merricks North
At Jackalope Hotel, you can look forward to free cooked-to-order breakfast, an attached winery and a terrace. Sip and savour at this hotel, which boasts a tasting room, a vineyard and winery tours. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a deep-tissue massage, a body treatment or a facial. Enjoy local and international cuisine, garden views, and al fresco dining at the two on-site restaurants. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Access to a nearby health club, babysitting (surcharge) and massage treatment rooms
  • A lift, tour/ticket information and luggage storage
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free property and a 24-hour front desk
Room features
All 45 rooms feature comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches, such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies or patios, fridges and free infant beds

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge), Wired Internet (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Doot Doot Doot
  • Flagger Doot
  • Rare Hare

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private winery tours
  • Spa services
  • Wine-tasting room
  • On-site winery

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Vineyard


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free minibar (some items)
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 3 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Jackalope Hotel Merricks North
Jackalope Merricks North
Jackalope Hotel Hotel
Jackalope Hotel Melbourne
Jackalope Hotel Hotel Melbourne

Frequently asked questions

Does Jackalope Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is Jackalope Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

What time is check-in at Jackalope Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Jackalope Hotel?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Jackalope Hotel located?

Located in Merricks North, this spa hotel is steps away from Willow Creek Vineyard and Buckley Nature Conservation Reserve. Balnarring G96 Bushland Reserve is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Couples getaway to
Amazing stay at jackalope. Loved every minute.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

10/10 Excellent

Preet, Melbourne, Australia

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was amazing. We loved sipping on cocktails while relaxing in the outdoor spa and pool. Food was incredible! Highly recommend Doot Doot Doot restaurant. We have already booked in another trip next year! :)
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great overall experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
5* rating - but need to hire more staff !
Hotel is beautiful - views across the vineyards from infinity pool are stunning. Rooms are very well appointed, great bathrooms and free minibar a nice touch. However - only negative point - the service was *excellent* by the staff - I cannot fault the effort by the people working there ... BUT - they felt understaffed across hotel. 1 poor guy/girl working pool service for 16-20 people on beds. 1-2 boys or girls on front desk with no porters to help luggage so they have to do that. At times they seemed over-run. Great shame because everything else was faultless - and the staff were great, they just had too much to cover
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sexy, Slightly out of Focus
The property is gorgeous: the vineyard, the pool and the interior common space design. The staff was perfectly nice but for example there was no one coming out to the parking lot to collect luggage as we arrived and left, they misplaced our car key briefly. The rooms seem to focus on design over function & practicality. The bedding was not as nice as other hotels at this price point. The breakfast was fabulous! Delicious, fresh and with excellent service. And the on demand in room popcorn was a nice fun touch. At a slightly lower price point it would have been perfect. At these prices it could have used a tiny bit more attention to detail.
The vineyard view room.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
So beautiful!
The hotel is amazing!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019