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“Gorgeous place” 5 of 5 stars
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Silk Pavilions
274 Mt. Burrell Road, Mount Burrell, New South Wales 2484, Australia   |  
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Sydney, Australia
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“Gorgeous place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Loved this place. Even with 2 babies in tow. Stayed in the Thai villa next to main house, so gorgeous. Beautiful deco & good shower. Hostess cooks for you but you also have use of fridge & kettle in your villa.

They set up a lovely bed for our toddler on the day bed. We pre arranged we'd bring a bed for a tiny baby ourselves. It was a cold winter night but a good heater & bedding were supplied so we were nice and snug in the huge canopied bed. Wifi & tv & DVD player & movies supplied too.

Kangaroos greeted us and there was kids swings even though it's a very romantic grown up place to go to! Muddy in winter around the grounds so Welles/Gumboots would be handy. View from picture windows amazing.

Sue was a great hostess and her secret recipe pizza base was absulutely gorgeous. Breakfast was lovely too and she brought it over to our veranda after seeing us out & about and checking we were ready. Nice civilized check out time too.

Hope to go back again.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Discovered this place almost by chance and very happy we did. The place is a bit out of the way but we loved their concept of "Glamping" immediately. It is such a unique place; we loved the chandelier in the tent and the big wooden bath tub. It was raining when we stayed, having a hot bath in the rain in the middle of nowhere – can you think of anything more romantic and relaxing!
The owners are extremely friendly and offer wonderful service. I strongly suggest trying the pizza for dinner that you cook up on a stone on the bbq. And having beautiful breakfast discreetly delivered in a basket in the morning is a great touch too.
I would definitely recommend staying at the Silk Pavilions to anyone who, like me, is not too much into camping but likes to experience new and interesting things while traveling or holidaying.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We cannot fault anything for our two night stay at Silk Pavilions. I had booked myself and our bridal party into the Thai Pavilion the night before our wedding. We were greeted with champagne and smiles from Sue and John (owners), and fell in love with the view and the accommodation. On the morning of the wedding, the location of Silks was so stunning, that I requested a last minute ceremony change. In two hours, eighty guests were catered for and the most magnificent wedding ceremony took place.

We had flower petals and a bottle of champagne on the wedding night, and a delicious breakfast on the balcony on both mornings. Nothing was ever a problem, and our hosts were always ready to make our stay as comfortable as they could. We will be back for our first anniversary next year.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We just got back from Silk Pavilions after a 2 night stay and I would recommend that everyone experience this, even if it is just once. Our hosts John and Sue were wonderful and looked after us so well. I know it is just a tent, but the bed was so comfortable and warm - it was wonderful. Don't worry about self catering either - just order the pizza, the hot pot or the BBQ pack. We didn't have the BBQ pack but the pizza and hot pot were so easy to cook on the BBQ. The outdoor shower and toilet was a bit daunting to start but we got used to it - the shower is the best! Such a relaxing time - very much recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

After this wonderful long weekend away, we felt like we had a whole week off work ... very relaxing. I think the most important thing to understand about this accomodation is that it is luxury camping, not luxury accomodation - it's fun and quirky and compared to straight up camping it's very luxurious ... but, it is still a tent, so if you are not into bugs, dust & camping you may not enjoy the experience. If you love secluded camping, then you will absolutely adore having a flushing toilet, hard timber floors under your feet and bath robes :)
Note: There is very limited power to the tents & no power points to plug anything in like hair dryers or straightners.

Before arriving at Silk Pavilions we detoured to Byron Bay for breakfast, massages & a swim then made our way to Mt. Burrel via Nimbin, it was a lovely drive & a great way to start our break. We visited The Channon markets on the Sunday & that was also a treat, amazing food everywhere, an interesting crowd & lots of different wares for sale.
John & Sue are lovely hosts, Sue is an awesome cook, we enjoyed the romantic dinner up at the main house one night during our stay (I highly recommend doing that) so much delicious food though, we thought we might explode! We took our own food with us as well (we are fussy about our steak) and cooked bacon & eggs for breakfast on our last morning (I'm not a huge muesli fan)
... Okay, so here comes my only real complaint ... If you want to be self sufficient & not rely on John & Sue for your meals, then the tents just arent set up well enough to do this comfortably. Very limited utensils (not even an egg flip for the bbq) or saucepan/pot for the gas burner, there is a billy to boil your water but you dont want to cook anything in your water billy (at least thats my golden rule when camping, makes your tea taste bad). Now John & Sue would lend you anything to make your stay comfortable, but when you're in your pj's & the eggs need turning, it's too late and annoying to run up to the main house for a flip etc etc. There is limited space to do any food prep or wash your dishes, I think the tents could really benifit by having a small camp kitchen setup on the verandah and a chux :) The fridge is way too small and didn't get cold until the 2nd day we were there. One more thing, the outdoor furniture/cushions are a bit grubby, so worth having a couple of big towels to throw over them.

Now thats out of the way, we stayed in the Pinnacle (it cost us an extra $50 per night) and I agree with one of the other reviewers that it was money well spent, the view was gorgeous & it is the only tent where you can see the mountains & the only tent with a bath ... having a candlelit bath under the stars was such a treat and to my suprise, we both fitted in their very comfortably (it's larger than it looks). Overall, you really cant beat the serenity, we found ourselves constantly whispering to each other even when noone else was around because we didn't want to disturb the sounds of nature (but in tents, voices do travel, so you need to consider your fellow glampers)
After checking out the other two tents, the Majestic is the most private (good if you want to spend the weekend in your undies) the furnishings arent as nice though. And the Orchid has a much less private verandah (will be better once the trees grow, but that will take a while) both of their views are of the surrounding bushland (still really pretty though).

All in all, we really enjoyed our weekend away & would love to go back in winter for a different experience (I think it would be very snuggly) I highly recommend the tents for anyone who is after a different, novelty style accomodation. If you understand what to expect & go with an open mind you will love it ... the visitor books are filled to the brim with peoples joy for the place.

Room Tip: The Pinnacle is hands down the best tent, well worth the additional charge.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed in ‘The Majestic’ Eco Pavilion for 2 nights recently courtesy of a Spreets voucher and really enjoyed this unique spot.

The tent was comfortable and had everything we needed. Comfy bed, great views and plenty of peace and quiet. The outdoor shower was great – standing under the hot water looking out over the misty valley was just lovely. Insect repellent was thankfully provided - we definitely needed it!

The food was fantastic – breakfast hampers with fruit, muesli, toast and yoghurt were delivered each morning quietly and discreetly. For dinner one night we had pizza delivered which we then cooked on the BBQ (yum!!) and then the second night we dined up at the main house – a beautiful 3 course meal with wine served overlooking the mountains. Really fantastic and very reasonable priced. For lunches we popped down to the Sphinx Rock Café down the road – another great local find.

Best of all though, Sue, John and Annabelle (the hosts) were simply wonderful and really made this place stand out. From the welcome glass of bubbles, to organising a massage for us in our tent at very short notice, to making sure we had umbrellas and scrabble in the rainy weather, they provided impeccable service.

A lovely place – we hope to make it back one day!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We have been regular visitors Northern NSW for a few years but had never heard of Silk Pavillions until we saw the 2 night special advertised on Spreets. As we were due for another visit to the area we couldn't go past $299 for 2 nights when the normal price is $700.

We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived and the first thing to hit us were the magnificent views. The accommodation is classed as 'glamping' - permanent eco tents in natural bush surroundings and total peace and quiet. This is a great place to get away from it all with no TV, internet or mobile phone coverage and plenty of time to eat, drink, rest, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Normally we don't camp ever as we prefer four walls but we absolutely loved it.

Each tent is fully kitted out with everything you could need for a short break - BBQ, camp fridge (small so you may wish to bring an esky), cutlery and utensils and nice furnishings - comfortable bed, day bed and outdoor setting. The chandelier in the tent is a nice touch and the shower is one of the best in Australia!

You can either self cater dinners (breakfast was included in our package) or bring your own meat. If you want to bring your own consider buying at Coles in Murwillumbah as they have a very good meat section for a country town - we stocked up on the way there and self catered both nights. There is no kettle so you have to use a billy for your tea and coffee which was a good novelty.

There are plenty of nice walks around the area and you can suit yourself as to whether you want to explore the nearby national parks or relax and have a complete rest. You can see plenty of birdlife and wallabies from the tent but it is also tempting to explore with Mt Warning, Border Ranges (watch out for leeches) and Nightcap all close by.

A great experience and a very relaxing couple of days. We would stay again if we got another special although we probably wouldn't pay the full price as we travel a lot each year.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 274 Mt. Burrell Road, Mount Burrell, New South Wales 2484, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Mount Burrell
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Mount Burrell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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