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Spicers Sangoma Retreat

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70 Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain, New South Wales 2753, Australia (Formerly Sangoma Retreat)
Spicers 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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Sydney
2 reviews
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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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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I am late in writing this review, and for that I apologize to Sangoma; never have I stayed in a place more deserving of an excellent review on Trip Advisor. Sangoma was our first stop on our honeymoon last October, which was our first trip to Australia. I picked Sangoma from its excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and it did... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I recently had a weekend here, we have read previous reviews so had reasonable expectations which were all exceeded. From the moment you entered the resort all the stresses and strains of life were put on hold for 48hrs. Pablo was a kind and caring host and Zip and Sam looked after us in the evening and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you are thinking about going to Sangoma and haven't ever had the opportunity to drop your old habit of expectation only to find more...and even more satisfaction and surprise.....then here you are :) This place breaks all the old concepts of what cliche means in regard to fine hospitality. Superlative accommodation. The food rivals fine cuisine. The setting is... More 

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Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

This Devine accommodation is not far from Sydney. Gorgeous accommodation in the bush. The rooms are very spacious and extremely comfortable and very tastefully decorated with large balconies to relax on. The only sounds are crickets and birds as your cabin is very private. Fabulous food and delightful genuinely helpful and interested staff! A real treat for a short getaway!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had the opportunity to stay at the resort Dec15 to the 17th 2014, stayed in the pool room - outstanding space. The service was the best Zip and Sam are professional with a ease only perfectionist can have. The room was outstanding and the food was over the top. The menu was a surprise every night and my husband... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Sangoma Retreat is almost perfect. However, there are three problems that need to be solved. Problem 1: Four of the five suites are perched on the edge of the escarpment with glorious views over the lush green plain below, with downtown Sydney on the distant horizon some 30 or 40 miles away. In order to achieve this, our suite was... More 

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