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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Adelaide
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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Address: 1309 Melba Highway & Gulf Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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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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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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