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“'The Senses'” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Sandalwood Factory

The Sandalwood Factory
2 Down Rd, Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
08 9845 6888
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Ranked #1 of 3 shopping in Albany
Type: Specialty Shops
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Owner description: VISIT MOUNT ROMANCE, THE SANDALWOOD FACTORY TODAY. Take a journey through Mount Romance to discover why we've been the leading producer of Australian Sandalwood oil and Sandalwood beauty products for over 10 years. Open 7 days. FREE TOURS: Embark on a journey that takes you from the wild red WA outback through to the perfume houses of Paris and India's bustling bazaars. Join one of our daily tours to learn about the many uses of Sandalwood and see how this fragrant wood is processed at Mount Romance for use around the world. FREE Tours available daily. WINE & CAFE: Visitors can taste test Mount Romance’s unique sandalwood infused wines produced here in the famous great southern wine region. Cellar sales available. Light refreshments are also available at the Sandalwood Cafe, including locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes and light lunches. RELAXATION: Something we do very well at Mount Romance. Tribal Dreaming - In our Relaxation Centre you can indulge yourself with a variety of options from a 15 minutes seated chair massage to reflexology, Reiki, massage and more. Bookings essential. The Cone, Gong and Bowl - A unique relaxation experience developed right here at Mount Romance. This is a break that will refresh, recharge and replenish like no other. The sounds of the Gong have been used through the ages in the ancient East. Combine this with the effects of Sandalwood oil, prized since Biblical times for the beauty of its scent, and the soothing space of the ‘Cone’ to enjoy a 1-hour destination experience that you truly get to take home with you - the benefits will linger long after the visit ends. Bookings essential. SHOP: Browse our magnificent showroom and select from skin care products produced on site. Sandalwood is not only recognized for its relaxation properties but also for its soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. To learn more contact Mount Romance today.
Sydney, Australia
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“'The Senses'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Many years ago I saw a TV documentary on the growing of Sandalwood trees in North West Australia. I was so interested in the fact that it was in short supply around the world and I thought I want to buy shares in this Company but unfortunately at the time it was not a public listed company.. we came upon The Sandwood Factory by accident..or maybe fate....Mt Romance is an experience of the senses...I was keen to start buying as soon as I got in the shop but it was 3.30pm and we had not had lunch yet and their Cafe was still open so lunch it was and so scrumptious..followed by a tour of the working of collecting this precious expensive oil. Thanks for having the tour, as it gave us a discount on certain products..well I felt like a child in a candy shop...there were so many products available from skin care, anti-ageing creams and balms, makeup, hair care, deodorants, soaps, parfume's, oils, scarfs, vaporisers, incense for mozzie repellents, even shredded wood and nuts for drawers etc etc etc...Our credit card got a hiding.....I certainly hope to go back one day but will definitely buy online until then!

Visited November 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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“Good for the senses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We could not do the regular tour as several school parties were going to the factory. We did get the offer of a short personal tour which was interesting. We also watched the video which explained the production e.t.c.
Plenty of products to see, try and buy.

Visited November 2013
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“Excellent Sandalwood Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Sandalwood Factory (Mount Romance) is situated just north of Albany on the way to Mount Barker. Beautiful new sampling, history and shop area. Products are exceptional. Bring your Visa with you - you wont regret it.

Visited September 2013
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Albany, Australia
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“Mt Romance Sandalwood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I found the factory outlet pretty boring, the tour advertised never happened instead we were given a 5 minute rundown on the operation of the plant. We were then told to to go ahead and walk around the shop. Sorry as a male I found the whole experience dull and some of the products very expensive, I won't return. :-(

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Gong & Cone - unique relaxation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Was lucky enough to try this when visiting Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory, which is a great interesting & beautiful place to visit in itself. The guided tour & history of Sandalwood was also interesting. The products are lovely & I thought were well priced. The Gong & Cone is a relaxing experience where you lay in a beautiful big tee pee type tent, with the most amazing starlit ceiling & relax/meditate/doze whatever, to the beating sound of the Bongs & the deep, therapeutic wafting of Sandalwood. We came away totally relaxed & rejuvenized. We were also given a Sandalwood silk scarfe to put under the pillow at night, which is calming. Would recommend to everyone.

Visited June 2013
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