Sebel Yarrawonga: A world away from the celebrity haunt of the 70s and 80s

It's a world away from the former Sydney Sebel Town House near Kings Cross, the celebrity haunt of the 1970s and 80s and first hotel in Australia to accept credit cards, but the brand founded by furniture salesman Harry Sebel lives on in a more relaxed location at a new property in Yarrawonga.

The Victorian hotel close to the New South Wales border has 63 rooms including one, two and three-bedroom apartments and overlooks Lake Mulwala on the Murray River.

An hour from Albury town centre, the hotel is next to Black Bull 18 hole Championship Golf Course, ranked No. 68 in the top 100 courses in Australia by Golfers Digest.

The property features Stock & Barrel for a bar and casual dining, the Sunset Pool Bar as well as fine dining at Elizabeth's.

For those guests that don't find golf a relaxing pursuit, the SOL Health & Wellness Day Spa is set to open in January.

Lake Mulwala is popular with water-skiers in summer, there's an abundance of wineries in nearby Rutherglen and if you're coming from Melbourne, the drive takes in the silo art of the North East Art Trail.

Rooms start from $199 a night; "Stay & Play" packages from $399 a night for two people in a Studio Lake View Room including breakfast and 18 holes of golf. See thesebelyarrawonga.com.au

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