Alpine Retreat Hotel

Hotel in Warburton

Once catering to Melbourne honeymooners, this sprawling 1930s faux-Tudor guesthouse has swapped grandeur for dowdiness, but remains popular due to its budget prices and location on the Warby Trail. Some rooms have ensuites and Yarra River views; rates include a continental breakfast. The on-site bistro (open Thursday to Sunday only) serves steaks, burgers and parmas (mains $18-47).