I was looking for a place to surprise my girlfriend for our one year anniversary and I was looking all over the Internet until I stumbled across this place and I was so glad I did! Gary and Carolynne are the best people I have ever seen in the accommodation industry, they are so genuine and love their job making our stay as enjoyable as possible! The moment I saw the pictures of the surroundings and the villa, not to mention the spa, I knew it was the spot to be. I just prayed the pictures were as good as the real thing! And I can easily say the real thing was truly breathtaking!
From the drive up the mountain, to arriving at their establishment situated in beautiful rainforest surroundings to walking up to your villa its just picture perfect! Then the moment you step inside the villas you just can't believe your eyes, looking into the bathroom finding a spa and shower fit for a king not to mention the huge four post king bed as well! Then taking in your surroundings of the villa you just feel so cosy in-front of the fire on a huge couch in some of the most comfortable robes I have ever experienced (being stocky and 6foot6 it actually fit), surrounded by gorgeous architecture of hand made stone walls and wood everywhere plus a very high ceiling to make your villa feel like your very own penthouse suite!
My girlfriend would like me to add that she felt like a modern day princess staying in a luxurious rainforest cabin similar to those rich and famous. (She actually jumped up and down when she first arrived inside - which was quite surprising behaviour for someone who claims to be a mature professional!) The effort Carolynne went too needs to be acknowledged, (numerous emails back and forth between us) she helped me organise a romantic in house dinner for my girlfriend in our villa as their resident chef was on his one night off! Because we arrived late due to work commitments, Carolynne went out of her way to organise with a local restaurant to cook us a beautiful dinner and dessert, that she went and collected herself late on a Sunday night and deliver it too our villa! I have never seen hospitality quiet like it and because of it made our stay that much more amazing! The meal was just beautiful and complemented the surprise romantic night for my partner just perfectly! I seriously couldn't believe how great of a surprise it turned out to be with myself just taken back by how perfect everything was!
Not to mention waking up in the morning to the lovely sounds of the local birds, so quiet and tranquil without passing taffic, strolling down to the breakfast room when ever you like to enjoy a gourmet breakfast over looking the peacefulness of the surrounding forest! A great way to start your day of sight seeing around the lovely Mt Tambourine! Again Gary and Carolynne's hospitality is amazing sitting down with you and finding out what you are wanting to see and helping you where ever they can!
I can easily say staying at their establishment is the best thing I ever done and can't wait to find another reason to go back! My hat goes off to Gary and Carolynne for all their efforts in making our stay so memorable and enjoyable! I hope they keep doing what they are doing and never change because they have the best place to stay at if your looking for a nice weekend away be it romantic or just relaxing! I promise you, you will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here! I bet you will become hooked like my partner and I were! So congrats to Gary and Carolynne don't ever change please! Just keep providing the best place to stay and the awards easily back that up! Cheers to Gary and Carolynne for giving
us the best stay we have ever experienced anywhere! Hope to see you guys again soon! Thank you again! Two very satisfied customers, Paul and Beck xoxo
- 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