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“A Barossa Beauty” 4 of 5 stars
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Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat
261 Rifle Range Road, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Tanunda B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Barossa Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Fantastic quiet location with beautiful views. The breakfast is a cracker that is only surpassed by the awesome afternoon teas, of home made scones with the thickest cream I have ever seen. Sue and her family go out of the way to ensure their guests are looked after at every turn, even their young bloke Corey was serving breakfast on Sunday morning!!!!!

The only negative I have is that the spa room that we stayed in has a long window section at the top of the room that doesnt have any curtains. This means when the sun is up, so were we. This is the only negative of what is a fabulous setup.

Room Tip: I wouldnt take the spa room, due to the lack of curtain on the top window area. The non spa rooms w...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights over Melbourne cup Weekend. Beautiful location amongst the vineyards. beautiful bush garden with lots of local wild life; Quiet and peaceful sitting on Balcony listening to the wildlife. Sue was a great Hostess . Fantastic breakfast and great Afternoon tea. Not expensive. Great service.

  • Stayed November 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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Sydney
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed at the lodge for 3 nights in August 2012, used the spa every day as well as the log fire - perfect accommodation, only $200/night - Bargain!!

Breakfast was great too - I went for the fresh fruit for the first time in years, and didn't regret it one bit. The tour bus picked us up right from the front door of the lodge as well :-)

I did make a bit of a schoolboy error and left the vent on the fireplace open full on the first night (note to self - close it after the fire is going!) - it got so hot I had to sleep on top of the bed (even though it was winter LOL!!)

Room Tip: The lodge is only $40 a night more than the rooms - and worth it!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hubby and I spent 3 nights at Blickinstal, Sue (owner) was fantastic, beautiful location, rooms were clean & fully equipped. Renovated bathroom, very clean. Home cooked breakfast each morning was sensational and if you're around for afternoon tea, even better. Only negative was the bed (mattress). Maybe we are a bit spoilt at home, but the mattress there was not the most comfortable we had ever slept on.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The location of this beautiful B+B is stunning, on top of a hill with lovely views, 5 min from Tanunda. Also close to excellent wineries. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. The room was very comfortable with a lovely bathroom. The breakfast and the afternoon tea were lovely. Unfortunately we could only stay one night. I would have been happy to use it as a base for exploring Barossa Valley. Very good value. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Lovely peaceful place to get away from it all. Absolutely stunning location nestled up in the hills. Perfect for noodling around the Barossa. The food was amazing, make sure you don't miss the afternoon teas!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I have just spent a long weekend in Barossa and we enjoyed our 3 night stay at Blickinstal Retreat very much. With only 6 rooms, it provides the getaway comfort and the privacy you are looking for when on vacation. It's exactly what we wanted - something small and boutique with a personal touch. Sitting up on a little hillside at a quiet and very private area with a nice view this property is centrally located within the Barossa Valley. The lodge we stayed is very clean, cozy and nicely decorated. Love the fireplace and the spa in the bathroom as well as the electric blankets ! Fresh home-cooked breakfast everyday plus yummy cakes at 4pm afternoon tea certainly made our stay even more enjoyable. Everynight after driving around all day wineing and dining we can't wait to go back "home" and take a hot shower and just kick back and watch a movie in bed. We will definitely recommend to friends and family and look forward to going back and staying here again. Highly recommend three restaurants for dinner in the area: 1918, FermentAsia and the Appellation@the Louise.

Room Tip: Book early to get the lodge !
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  • Stayed October 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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Address: 261 Rifle Range Road, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Barossa Valley > Tanunda
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Tanunda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blickinstal is a beautiful rural retreat nestled into the foothills amongst the vineyards and only five minutes from Tanunda. The panoramas are simply stunning and the tranquility of Blickinstal makes it the perfect base from which to enjoy all the Barossa has to offer or to just simply relax and indulge in the peacefulness of this special place. ... more   less 
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