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Spicers Sangoma Retreat

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70 Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain, New South Wales 2753, Australia (Formerly Sangoma Retreat)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Am sitting in the balcony at Sangoma whilst writting this review and all I can say is WOW . Have stayed at the Spicers Vineyard a few times and loved it and have wanted to come here for a while . Every negative comment made by other reviewers has obviously been fixed because this place is perfect . From staff... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We have been working hard to iron out the kinks and create an incredible retreat for people to come, relax and reconnect. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of Spicers QLD properties in the future. Warm regards Pablo and Lahnee... More 

australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just got back from staying at Sangoma Retreat, which is certainly not a luxury retreat but more compares to faulty towers – thank goodness, we only stayed one night. The package was all inclusive ie. minibar, wines, lunch, dinner and breakfast. We checked in at lunch time yesterday and was provided with a lunch menu that consisted of... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Im sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. From what I understand, our staff did everything they could to try to make your time with us enjoyable so perhaps this particular property was not what you were looking for. Spicers Retreats has a number of properties so we hope to welcome you at one... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cant say enough about the service & food - the staff were very friendly, always there when you needed them but unobtrusive. The breakfast was yummy and the dinner with matching wines sublime. The accommodation was good but needs a little maintenance but because of the above who really cares.

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review. We are extremely happy you enjoyed the food and wine experience as this is what a gourmet getaway is all about! We hope to welcome you back in the future Pablo and Lahnee Managers More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I start... Location.... Amazing, whisper quiet with beautiful views. Accommodation.... Immaculate in design and decor. Wood burners, huge bathtubs and the comfiest bed make you never want to leave your rooms oh and not to forget the all inclusive mini bar which contains French champagne. Food and drink.... The food is the creation of the lynch pin of... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Spicers Sangoma Retreat. We have an amazing team and its wonderful to hear they made your stay special. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards Pablo and Lahnee Managers More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were keen to try Spicers Sangoma,having stayed in 3 other Spicers properties. This time we choose a 2 day mid week break. The property is in a lovely location and Taylor greeted us warmly on arrival and showed us around the main house, before taking us to our suite where a lovely fire was burning. Whilst we had the... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Spicers Sangoma Retreat. As you mentioned we are in the early stages of "Spicerfying" our retreat and Im sure on your next visit you will see more of those Spicers touches you love. We now have a full compendium and an extra special experiences... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We travelled from Perth to Spicers Sangoma Retreat for a weekend in the Blue Mountains. We had a fabulous time. We were greeted by Pablo with a glass of champagne and he showed us around and explained how things worked at Sangoma. We stayed in the Pool Suite and it was lovely. We had a lovely view across the tree... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Spicers Sangoma Retreat. It was our pleasure to make your stay special and its wonderful to hear you have been spreading the love back in Perth. We hope to see you again in the future! Warm regards Pablo and Lahnee Managers More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely area to spend a few nights but unfortunately one can see the urban style overdevelpoment creeping up on the boundaries so you dont really escape the city. The quality of the accomodation and food all very good but the nearby sites had spoiled it.

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Sangoma offers many Sydneysiders an escape not too far from home and this is part of the appeal however we do love to have the serenity of the bush and mountains surrounding us. Im sorry you didn't get to feel that for yourself. Hopefully we will get... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I took my partner to Sangoma for his birthday and it was a perfect escape for the Easter weekend away. Although it is on the higher end of accommodation pricing, it is very good value for money over a period such like Easter where general hotel prices skyrocket. We had the gourmet escape which was definitely a perfect description of... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us over Easter. Spicers prides itself on offering an experience that is relaxed yet luxurious so it is wonderful to hear that is how you experienced our retreat. We have a wonderful team and its great that they helped make your stay extra special.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We escaped to Spicers Sangoma Retreat for a 3 night break at the end of January. The retreat is exactly that, an escape just a short drive from Sydney to the middle of nowhere (in a good way). We loved our luxury room with its beautiful deck and easterly outlook over the gardens to the horizon. The staff, including the... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us and got to meet Sookie the ridgeback. I do hope you have the chance to come and visit us again as we have made a number of changes to bring our property more inline with the Spicers brand including refined menus with wine... More 

Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I have stayed in some of the best hotels across Europe and Asia. I cannot say anything new about this place that hasn't already been said. Sangoma is quite simply incredible and the most individual and unique place we have ever stayed. Pablo and Sam are frankly living legends and couldn't have done any more for us.... More 

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Lahnee P, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review! We are very happy to hear your enjoyed your stay with us. Sam certainly prides himself on serving up amazing dishes and we take a lot of pleasure in seeing our guests happy and having a great time. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards Pablo and Lahnee Managers More 

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