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“Service = perfect; weekend = awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
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Spicers Tamarind Retreat
4.5 of 5 Villa   |   88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
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“Service = perfect; weekend = awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed here on a 'Spice up your life" package and had such a wonderful and relaxing time. The one thing that struck us though, was the service - we couldn't fault it. We had a slight issue with our breakfast on the first morning, but the manager came and spoke with us about our concerns very promptly and when we went for our Day Spa appointment, we found that there was an extra half hour included for each of us at no extra cost - we didn't ask and certainly didn't expect this ... so it was a nice touch.

Here's a quick summary:
Property - beautiful and secluded, very relaxing and you don't see many of the other guests.

Room - great ... shower is beautiful with two shower heads; hot tub is perfect for relaxing; bed extremely comfortable. My only, only suggestion with the room is that it really needs two couches for relaxing rather than one.

Restaurant - dinner was absolutely beautiful. We had the degustation menu and thoroughly enjoyed it - the staff were lovely and knowledgeable.

Day Spa - spectacular. My massage quite possibly was one of the best I have ever had.

With all the places to stay in the Maleny/Montville area, I would highly recommend Spicers Tamarind.

Room Tip: If you can, choose Falls Villa number 5 - its the most private one and overlooks the rainforest.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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asst_gm_tamarind, Front Office Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Susan M,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay here at Spicers Tamarind Retreat & Spa. Your review was very informative and I am sure will be appreciated by many future guests.

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience our day spa and restaurant.

In regards to our room types, our Luxury King Villas have a larger lounge area compared to our Spa Villas, and are ideal for relaxing on the couch. Whereas, our Spa Villas have the great hot tubs to enjoy. Either villa type, we do try to make them suitable for relaxing and have the most amount of privacy possible.

We hope to welcome you back in the future and, once again, thank you for taking the time to review your stay.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I took a girlfriend here to rejuvenate in between chemo-therapy visits. Wow - what a place. Sooo relaxing. Rooms were fantastic as was the whole resort. We had a Trinity Spa Package at Spa Anise - Divine.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Waterford West. Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We feel there were privacy issues for this room. People walking past and lights from vehicles. We felt the sheer curtains might have been see through. Also the view into the hot tub and the windows.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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David A, Guest Relations Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Marshall & Genev,

Thank you for making the time to provide us with feedback from you stay. I appreciate the time it takes and value your feedback.

In regards to our Studio villa, we intend to address the issues that you have mentioned regarding the curtains and privacy. Our reservation staff advise all guests when booking into this studio villa, that it does differ slightly from our other 1 bedroom spa villas and more is being done to distinguish the studio from other villas on our website.

We hope you enjoyed all other aspects of your stay and hope to have you return in the future. Thank you again for your valued feedback and I can assure you, we are working on a resolution for the concerns that you had.
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Geebung
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We escaped for a 2 night "Celebrate Love" package. On arrival the staff were welcoming and friendly. Our pavilion was clean, modern, packed with all the amenities you could need, and we fell in love with the outdoor cedar hot tub! The 5 course menu at the restaurant was superb, as was the picnic lunch hamper we took to the Falls the next day. The Spa Anise Day Spa was beautiful and the staff were experienced and friendly. Overall, it was a perfect weekend away to recharge.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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David A, Front Office Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Cara & Michael,

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your 'Celebrate Love Package' here at Spicers Tamarind. Glad that you were able to take time out from the busy world and enjoy some relaxation. That particular package is a great combination of delicious food and treatments, but 2 days is never enough!

Thank you for your time in reviewing your experience and our property.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Byron Bay
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

our stay at Tamarind retreat and dayspa was a 10 out of 10, but the staff were amazing an turned our stay into an absolute 11. me and my husband had treatments at the onside dayspa together, trully outstanding for male as well as female customers. we loved the restaurant, and the cookingschool we both entered was great fun. the layout of the property spacious and beautifull boardwalks and gardens.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and I chose to stay at Tamarind and take a break from our busy family and professional lives to recharge and relax. This is a great place to just enjoy the peace and quiet! This is a small property with only 13 Villas. They are very nicely appointed and very private. We loved the chance to have a BBQ on the deck of our villa. Take a bottle of wine to enjoy too. The Tamarind restaurant is wonderful Thai style food. Our experience in the Spa was excellent. It is a gorgeous environment to relax and enjoy a massage or beauty treatment. Lovely! The staff in the Spicers property are very helpful and well trained to take care of your needs.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Jindalee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed for our wedding night. Everything was clean and nice. Just not worth the $400 for one night. We ve stayed in much nicer places at maleny for less. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Would stay again but only for half the price

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you for your review and, again, congratulations!
We appreciate your feedback and will take you response into consideration.
Wishing you both a happy future together and we do hope to welcome you back to The Tamarind in the future.
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Address: 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Maleny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Spicers Tamarind Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set near a waterfall in stunning rainforest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland just 3 km east of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an intimately unique hideaway. Intimate, private and romantic, every villa is your escape from it all. Curl up in front of your own wood burning fireplace, relax and read a book, or just sink back into the luxurious King-size bed. Pure zen. Spicers Tamarind Retreat offers a choice of stand-alone villas:- five x 1 bedroom villas with lounge, large bathroom, king bedroom, fireplace and outdoor cedar hot tub- six x 2 bedroom villas with lounge, open fireplace, outdoor day bed, two bedrooms, two large bathrooms and rainforest views- one x 2 bedroom villa with wheelchair access and amenities. The Tamarind restaurant is an award-winning Modern Asian restaurant and cooking school, recently being awarded Best New Restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. Spicers Tamarind Retreat now boasts a destination Day Spa with four large treatment rooms, hydrotherapy room, mineralised spa, steam room, rain shower, private change rooms and bathrooms, open deck and specialty foot treatment room. ... more   less 
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