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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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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Yarra Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Melb_Chick83 Melbourne, Australia
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    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights to celebrate my birthday. The room we had was the spa room. Our room had a tiny bedroom, the bed was not very comfy. The bathroom was large and spa was a bonus. The decor was pretty basic and unexciting. There was a balcony with some views of the tennis court and the road, did not... More

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

Good afternoon Melb_Chick83, Thank you for your review. I have relayed your concerns regarding the breakfast and dinner in Rae's Restaurant to the department heads for review. As both the Chardonnay and Pinot vineyards are on either ends of the resort, they are not visible from the resort rooms. We pride ourselves on the views down into the Yarra Valley... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely location. Basic clean rooms. Staff ambivalent. In fact I felt I was rushed off the telephone when booking. Breakfast an outrageous extra $28.50 per person and pathetic. Another $4.00 if you want to order a cappuccino. Would not recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my friend's birthday at this vineyard and the food and the wine were amazing! affordable prices for fine dinning! Great service and beautiful atmosphere! I highly recommended for a day trip or to stay the night! It's a very relaxing place and it's worth it! I will definitely come back again!

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

Good afternoon Fabiola, Thank you for your excellent review. I have passed on all your good comments to the Rae's team. It is very exciting to hear of the great service and food on show. Best regards Paul Koenig Accommodation Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights during the week and are so pleased that we did. I was a bit concerned after reading a lot of negative reviews and was definitely on guard, but was so impressed with all that we came into contact with from reception to the restaurant staff and all in between. The grounds... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a in great location. Huge area to wonder around and look at the breathtaking view. Dont expect too much of the rooms. They are quite basic and simple decorations. Not sure if it was worth the price we paid for a night stay. Very quiet and excellent to lay back and smell the roses just hanging by the... More

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Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a mid-week getaway and loved it. The room had a generous sized spa, massive bed and stunning views. As soon as I walked in the room I felt at home. Staff at reception upon check in was super nice and made it easy. Rae's was AMAZING. The food was spot on. Not massive serves, but the food... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To begin with, we were greeted by unfriendly and unwelcoming staff who seemed annoyed that we were staying there with a red balloon voucher. Asked us for a credit card to be put on file but failed to tell us that $100 would be taken as a 'bond' which, a week later, has still not been reinstated. Room was average,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here last month using a voucher given to me for my birthday. The staff at reception were unfriendly and not welcoming not a great first impression of the hotel. Ive stayed in many places before and even backpackers have friendly staff. Room was average for the price although the view was lovely. Breakfast was nothing flash, the pancakes were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the resort for 3 nights and enjoyed the excellent service provided by the staff at reception, the day spa, the restaurant and cellar door. The venue is an ideal location for a romantic and peaceful get away. With stunning views from the deluxe king spa suite overlooking the vineyard/valley. This winery/estate/resort has a great... More

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

Good morning Des, It is fantastic to hear that your recent stay at Balgownie Estate exceeded your expectations. I have passed on your excellent comments to all staff. Many thanks and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Paul Koenig - Accommodation Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed here recently for a quick 1 night weekend getaway and had a wonderful stay! We stayed in a 1 bedroom spa suite which was spotless and very spacious. We loved how all the food/drinks on offer in the room were all local stuff (and not overly priced). Only negative is the king zip bed. We dined at the restaurant... More

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

Good morning aussie23, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. I have passed on all the good comments to all staff so they can see the good work that they are working for is appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Best Regards Paul Koenig - Accommodation Manager More

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Address: 1309 Melba Highway & Gulf Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa 4*
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Also Known As:
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort And Spa
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Hotel Yarra Glen
Balgownie Vineyard Retreat Hotel
Balgownie Vineyard Retreat Resort
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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