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14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose, Victoria, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted warmly by the manager and escorted to the oriental lounge for welcome drinks. This was a good chance to just sit as we had just travelled 4 hrs. After drinks we were given a tour of the new spa and bathhouse. The building is just beautiful. I could go on but you must see... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I booked 2 nights at the Balinese Retreat as a surprise for my wife’s 30th following our wonderful experience in Ubud-Bali 2 years earlier. We were after a relaxing and private getaway and at over $1k per night, I was sure this would be an unforgettable experience. I was right, but for all the wrong reasons. We’ve travelled a bit... More 

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

We are sorry that your experience did not live up to your expectations, however I would like to list the following for consideration. A $20 charge for room service is not unreasonable considering the kitchen is approximately 150 metres from the Balinese Retreat. Most guest use the restaurant so you do have a choice. There is no mini bar in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Occaisionally you find a real gem. On arrival we were offered a drink whilst enjoying the magnificent gardens and waiting for our room. Our villa was exactly as advertised, nicely appointed, with delightful views from both the bedroom and the living room. The bedroom overlooked a lagoon with a waterfall and the sitting room overlooked our private pavilion. The bathroom... More 

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Balinese Retreat. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience so much and that you feel we have accurately depicted the villa. We look forward to your return to experience the new Moroccan Spa and Roman Bathhouse now open. Kind regards, Deborah and all of the Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was my 30th B'day surprise weekend getaway organised by my wife. When I got to the retreat I was absolutely speechless. The Balinese Spa and Retreat 2night stay package was was booked by my wife, our very own Balinese style villa was magnificent, and waking upto the view of the lake and the waterfall was breathtaking, it actully felt... More 

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jayanthan, Thankyou for writing a review of your experience. We are happy to know that your 30th Birthday was enjoyed so much. We look forward to seeing you and your lovely wife again one day. Kindest regards, Deborah, Mark, Winnie and all of the staff More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just stayed at the Balinese Villa at the Mountain retreat for our 12th Anniversary and it was amazing, from the time you roll up until the time you leave it is complete serenity and indulgence. We loved the private lake with the pergola and dinner in our villa was sensational. Lovely staff, fantastic spa treatment, would highly recommend particularly for... More 

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Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had the most relaxing peaceful enjoyable stay. The staff are fantastic,the food delicious.we also had a massage which was the best I ever had. High quality in every aspect. I slept which I never do. This place is magical We will definitely be back and telling everyone I know about this heavenly spa retreat

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thankyou for your review of your stay at the Balinese Retreat. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and your massages so much. We look forward to your return! Thankyou, Deborah,Mark, Winnie and all of the team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My new husband and I went to this wonderful place for a much needed break and some time together. What we found was a small slice of paradise only an hour away. The grounds were beautiful, the villa was luxurious, the food was delicious, the massage and hot springs were relaxing and the staff were delightful. We can't recommend this... More 

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thankyou for your kind words in describing your experience here. The staff all try hard to meet expectations so we are all happy that you both enjoyed the food, massage and mineral spring bathing as well! We hope we will see you again. Kind regards, All of the team at the Balinese Retreat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Wow...what an amazing place. My husband and I have just returned from a night at The Balinese Retreat . From the moment we arrived we received a warm friendly greeting from Deborah who then took us down to The Oriental Lounge where we received complimentary drinks and introduced us to the lovely Winnie who briefed us on the retreats facilities... More 

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Donna, Thankyou for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad we exceeded your expectations.... hope to see you again this year! Kind regards, All of the team at the Balinese Retreat More 

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

It is hard to describe this perfect place set in the Dandenongs! It is like staying in a very expensive retreat in Bali, except there is much less travelling required. My husband surprised me with a night here for my birthday after I showed him the beautiful pictures on their website. It was perfect from beginning to end! The suite... More 

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Deborah Q, Manager at Balinese Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Tazira, It is good to know that you feel the experience was worth it and so perfect. Thankyou for your kind words. Kind regards, Deborah, Mark, Winnie and all of theTeam. More 

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I stayed here in July 2011 as a birthday gift. It was probably the most luxurious accommodation I will ever stay in and was absolute indulgence. The heated floors were such a great touch especially with it being winter. I had the dine-in Thai dinner and it was suburb, personalised service, yummy food, bought straight to the room. The bread... More 

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Address: 14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Montrose
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Balinese Retreat Montrose, Victoria, Australia

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