As the first romantic get away in years, we went the Indulgence Package for 3 nights mid-week at The Escarpment. I cannot fault our choice, it was a beautiful room, large and spacious, with timber featured flooring & ceiling, and stone wall separating the villa from it's neighbour.
The king sized four poster bed was amazing. I wanted to take it home, it was so comfortable. and the linen was luxurious.
I loved the spa bath and we took full advantage of it after spending our days walking the various trails around the mountain. It's not often (read never) that we can fit in the same bathtub together, but we did with this one. I could take the bathroom home with me too...
We also had a balcony overlooking and leading out the garden, which gave us the illusion of complete privacy from the world, while being handily close to the reception/common dining area of the property,
Being indulged, our package including dinner for two one evening in our room, followed by movie at the in-house cinema. The meal was fine but nothing special, but still tasty home-style food. The options were very limited, so he had the chicken and I had the creamy veal.
The cinema was great, although we found the selection of movies to be somewhat dated. Still, we settled on the whimsical Chocolat with the delicious Johnny Depp and enjoyed the evening. Should have thought to turn the heater on an hour before we settled in though, as we had to fiddle around to stop cold air blowing across us, and ended up turning the heater off and making do without instead. Not to worry, the blazing fire soon welcomed us back to our Villa.
Have I mentioned breakfast yet? two words... yum yum. Hubby doesn't usually eat breakfast, but on this occasion, enjoyed the fresh fruit available so much he went back for seconds. I enjoyed the generous full breakfast on 2 mornings, and the delicious pancakes and fruit on our last morning, along with bottomless coffee.
On the third day of our stay, after two days of walking, I enjoyed an hour long massage at the onsite day spa (hubby generously gave me his half hour!)... a great way to relax those weary muscles; and only a short distance back to the hot spa bath afterwards. Ahh, the luxury!
All in all, we had a wonderful 3 night stay at The Escarpment and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away from it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mt Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens and lush rainforest, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views at the rear of the property through the surrounding valleys as far as the Gold Coast and beyond. Featuring romantic chalet style villas in a garden setting with a Balinese flavour, plus the "Edge House" family accommodation, an award-winning Day Spa, private Gold Class Cinema and a spectacular tree house common room in the rainforest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Escarpment Hotel Gold Coast