My partner and I stayed at Hillgrove House for our 4 year anniversary on the 6th, 7th and 8th of January after my sister and I sent our parents there as a surprise gift earlier in the year. They couldn't praise it enough and so I wanted to see for myself. Despite my high expectations I was not disappointed! Meg and Andrew gifted us both with countless little personal touches that went above and beyond any service I have ever experienced at a B&B before.
Upon arrival, we were treated to flowers of my partner and my favourite colours (upon request), a bottle of bubbly, chocolates, nougat, sweets, complimentary drinks and a personalised welcome note.
In terms of food, we were provided a huge dessert platter (ordered the luxury package), countless assortments of drinks, and enough fresh eggs, bacon, tomatoes,hash browns, mushrooms, fresh crusty bread, jams, spreads, fresh fruit etc that we did not need to leave the property to eat the entire time! I just can't express how much food there was. I mean there was icecream and soup and crackers and Pâté and cheese and more!
In the bathroom, there was a lovely big spa bath and every toiletry ever needed to have a relaxing bubbly bath, or a shower.
The views were breathtaking, and being surrounded by the fresh country air and stunning nature really made for a relaxing break from reality. They even provided bird seed, a bird watching book and binoculars for those wishing to connect with the wildlife.
The place was immaculate, and it became very obvious to us that Meg and Andrew put a huge amount of effort into making it so. There were multiple fire places (which were definitely used!), CD's, board games, books, DVD's, a TV and even a game of quoits out in the garden. There were many comfortable places to sit including two leather reclining lounge chairs and a reclining leather couch too. The bed was beautiful and comfortable and was equipped with an electric blanket for when it gets cold.
Overall, this stay was something to never forget. Meg and Andrew should be congratulated for their outstanding dedication to customer service all throughout the process - from prompt and friendly email responses to the beautiful personal touches that pamper their guests.
I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a relaxing trip away to come here. There really are no negatives I could think of - they think of everything and more. Thank you for your generosity Meg and Andrew. It means a lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comprising Hillgrove House and Waratah Cottage, these two beautifully appointed, AAAT 4.5 star, self-contained bed & breakfast retreats offer complete privacy, tranquility and breathtaking views in the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region. Just 30 minutes from Adelaide, 60 minutes from the Barossa Valley, 90 minutes from the ferry to Kangaroo Island and adjacent to all premier tourism attractions, they are renowned for their style, first class amenities, generous hospitality and outstanding attention to detail. These getaways definitely do make life worth living! ... more less