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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1309 Melba Highway & Gulf Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Balgownie is perfectly located towards the north end of the valley with view back towards Yarra Glen. Restaurant is big and they are very popular so it gets a bit noisy. Food in the restaurant is excellent and the service only dropped the ball once. Great rooms with comfy beds, a nice balconies to enjoy the outlook.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location rooms were lovely and clean but the biggest disappointment was reception staff very unwelcoming unhelpful rude and very cold not a nice way to be greeted. Our room was not ready had to wait 30 mins after check in time there was no apology or explanation as to why we were kept waiting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed our Yarra Valley overnight getaway. The resort had a great view, comfy suite, good facilities and a bathroom with an awesome view! I used to work for a luxury hotel chain and I couldn't help notice a things like a dusty bedside lampshade and dusty pendant lights over reception to name a couple. I'm sorry... More

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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Yhub, Thank you for your review. I have instructed reception, housekeeping and maintenance staff to check and ensure all light fittings, both at reception and in rooms, are cleaned on a very regular basis. Once again, thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Best regards Paul Koenig Accommodation Manager More

Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here as we had friends getting married in the Yarra Valley. Although the place was beautiful I found our room quite small. We booked into their restaurant for dinner one night and was impressed with the food and atmosphere. There is a great fireplace which is a feature in their restaurant. Also they have a... More

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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Emily, Thank you for your great review of Raes and the cellar door. We do have a variety of rooms, including the much larger one bedroom spa suites that have the lovely views down the Yarra Valley. We look forward to welcoming your back to Balgownie estate in the near future. Best Regards Paul Koenig Accommodation Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable night here in a 2 bedroom spa suite. This is actually a 1 bedroom suite with interconnecting second queen room so you get 2 bathrooms/toilets and is perfect for a pair of singles or a pair of couples. The room was very large with big living room and nice views of the valley. The decor was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights recently. We drank their wine, ate their food and enjoyed their facilities. Room was great. Clean modern and most of all, warm. It gets cold in the valley at night. We also visited the Dandenongs and had a lovely trip on Puffing Billy. There are so many things to do nearby.

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Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor service and the facilities are an afterthought to the day spa and restaurant. This is not a spa retreat. It's a very nice hotel room in the Yarra Valley, with great views of the car park and the vineyards beyond. Access to the restaurant and the spa is across the busy car park. The services on offer at the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights to celebrate my birthday. We had a spa room. The bathroom was large, but the spa was not very clean. The view in the balcony was amazing. Swimming pool and gym were excellent. Overall the experience was very satisfied, and we were impressed with the hotel's breaky and dinner.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a 2BR suite and was 'upgraded' to a directors suite when we arrived. Except that the directors suite did not have a spa nor did it come with a nespresso machine. When I called to ask, reception seem almost unwilling to swap my rooms over to my original booking. Eventually we settled into the new rooms and were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We arrived just after 2 to check in and make the most of our one night getaway and spent the afternoon and the last light of the winters day over looking the lovely view from our balcony and felt so relaxed, loved it. Lovely clean room and lived the spa with a view from the centre of the room and... More

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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Good morning Brandon & Deb, Thank you for your glowing review of your recent stay at Balgownie Estate. We look forward to welcoming your back so you can combine more aspects of the facilities we provide. Best regards Paul Koenig Accommodation Manager More

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Address: 1309 Melba Highway & Gulf Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
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Hotel Class:4 star — Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa 4*
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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Hotel Yarra Glen
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort And Spa
Balgownie Vineyard Retreat Hotel
Balgownie Vineyard Retreat Resort
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia

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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is ideally located in the heart of the Yarra Valley less than 1hr from Melbourne CBD & Airport. Boasting contemporary first class spa suite accommodation with spectacular views across the valley, Rae’s Restaurant, Cellar Door with complimentary wine tasting 7 days, Health Club, Natskin Spa Retreat, modern conferencing and leisure facilities plus more! Whenever you visit, you are guaranteed a memorable stay in the heart of Victorian wine country. ... more   less 
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