No one needs reminding of the tragedy of February 2009 when the town of Marysville was all but obliterated in the so-called Black Saturday inferno. New shoots of life are returning all around the valley and none more prominent than the superb Vibe Hotel Marysville, a showcase for the brand, now part of the big TFE Hotels family.The expansive site, once a large hotel and guesthouse, was developed with a healthy portion of recovery money from the government and has been put to good use to create a large convention centre (300 guests), excellent restaurant, spa, pool, gymnasium and 101-room 4.5 star hotel.
The rooms are part of the new design concept for the whole Vibe Hotels brand and are superbly appointed with flatscreen TVs (with Foxtel), iPod station and climate-controlled air conditioning. The beds are to die for and the bathrooms are appointed better than many dubiously rated five-star properties.
A perfect location to enjoy the many sights of the glorious national parks right on the doorstep and just 90 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, there is no excuse not to revisit the delightfully rebuilt township of Marysville and the many satellite attractions like the Buxton Trout Farm and Buxton Ridge Winery.