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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   1309 Melba Highway & Gulf Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yarra Glen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Stayed celerbrating 3 year anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Had a wonderful stay at Balgownie Estate! Service was very good and food was excellent too. The lamb and pork, I definitely recommend!! :) Well, not so much seafood.. It was ordinary but still not too bad... There was this giant chess and my partner n I had so much fun. I think the good weather was a big plus... The spa was all right, can't complain I guess...

  • Stayed August 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa on a midweek. Great view of the vineyards from the Restaurant. We enjoyed all our meals. Good attentive service. Loved the fireplace as you enter the resto-bar. Very cosy. The Estate cellar has a good collection of wine. Very classy interior. We stayed in a Garden Terrace room. The room was very spacious however, smelt cigarette smoke even with a non-smoking policy inside the room! The bed was comfortable...slept really well :-) I also booked a treatment at the Spa. I had a massage. One of the best I had! I recommend the lady named Maricor who attended to me. She was very attentive and ensured that I was comfortable. All in all, this was a nice clean resort with plenty to do around the place; from giant chess, to Archery, to walking, swimming and more. I recommend this place for a nice break!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Stayed for the weekend in a 2 bedroom suite (which was actually 2 one bedroom rooms - a standard and king spa room). The king spa rooms are much bigger than the standard 1 bedroom rooms, and also has a microwave and crockery which is useful for self catering. There is an indoor pool and small gym. Great views overlooking the Yarra Valley, and lovely to watch the hot air ballons in the mornings.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

What a great place to stay! The service was perfect in both reception and restaurant. Rooms with spa and view are fantastic. The only thing I could fault is that our bath robes had not been cleaned or changed as I found out when I put my hands in the pocket to find used tissues! Overall our experience was perfect, will be going back.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Nice, clean and confortable to sleep. Very nice the views around the hotel. Quiet and relax.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

This was a first class experience and the property is spectacular. Beautiful Australian native gardens and birds with the occasional rabbit hopping around early morning.
The room was spacious, bed excellent and bathroom well equipped. The furnishings were up to date and the room very clean.
Whoever is hiring staff has done a great job. They were friendly without being intrusive, polite and very helpful. Just right!
We decided against eating in the restaurant at night because we'd visited Dairy and a winery in the afternoon. So we opted for the lounge/bar option and sat near the huge glassed in fire on the perimeter of the restaurant. The pizza and other dishes we received were superb. Again, just perfect.
Our only problem was using the free wi-fi in the room. We got a cable from reception but still had problems. The solution was to go to the lounge area (next to the restaurant) where reception worked for us.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

Address: 1309 Melba Highway & Gulf Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Yarra Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is ideally located in the heart of the Yarra Valley less than 1hr from Melbourne CBD & Airport. Boasting contemporary first class spa suite accommodation with spectacular views across the valley, Rae’s Restaurant, Cellar Door with complimentary wine tasting 7 days, Health Club, Natskin Spa Retreat, modern conferencing and leisure facilities plus more! Whenever you visit, you are guaranteed a memorable stay in the heart of Victorian wine country. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Hotel Yarra Glen
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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia

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