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Spicers Hidden Vale
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, Ipswich, Queensland 4340, Australia   |  
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“absolutely wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2007

Peppers Hiddenvale is divine.....my only complaint is the expensive restaurant !!..We ventured out to Forest Hill ??..past Laidley about 20 minutes and had the best cafe lunch ever at the post office coffee shop .It was so god we got them to bundle up some take away and had dinner back at the resort !!
I am a flight attendant and have stayed many places , but this resort is truly gorgeous .....go for the cheaper cottage rooms ....stunning views ....its purely to laze around and swim in the great infinity pool .We
Would like to get married there , ???If anyone has done it could you pls email us your thoughts .....am a little scared of the expense and restrictions on where you can actually have your wedding on the property ..
Thanks and enjoy.

  • Liked — stunning location
  • Disliked — the male receptionist was a little unhelpful when we tried to organize a possible wedding there
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2007

Stayed here for 3 days - and did find it to be a nice place - but given the distance to other alternatives the kitchen / menu needs some work: Either improve the selection and quality significantly - or change the theme from an attempt to do finer cooking and instead focus on country cooking, using the raw materials available here.

Otherwise, OK activities - but the location is a bit far out. I would consider going here again if I where from the area and wanted a quick get-away - but for out of towners / out of country visitors I would go elsewhere.

  • Liked — Activities
  • Disliked — Kitchen
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2005

Really loved this little place. decor is a little country/granny but otherwise a great spot. There's only 30 rooms across different cabins so I cant imagine it feeling crowded, although we were there on a sunday night and in our cabin, where there would normally be 4 hotel rooms full, we had to ourselves.

Rooms quite small but lovely and large balcony overlooking the countryside is fantastic. There was also a shared lounge area with an open fire place in our cabin. It was too warm to light a fire but good spot to sit with a book and relax.

Food & service lovely, if not totally 5 star, and pool is just gorgeou - falling away over a hillside. Even got in a hit of tennis!

For the package we had (A$350 meals & accom) this was an excellent value romantic escape and I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, Ipswich, Queensland 4340, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Greater Brisbane > Ipswich > Grandchester
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Grandchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Spicers Hidden Vale 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Spicers Hidden Vale, Relaxed Luxury awaits you at our 31 room Country Retreat. Set on a 12,000 acre working Cattle station in beautiful South East Queensland Country, the property is quintessentially Queensland with large open verandahs and sweeping valley views. Just an hour drive from Brisbane CBD or Toowoomba and 1.5 Hours from the Gold Coast, Spicers Hidden Vale offers a large range of activities for all ages from our Shooting Academy to Horse Riding. The property boasts Cotton's Restaurant for all your dining needs. Open for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, showcasing the freshest local produce on our a la carte and degustation menus. We also offer gourmet picnic hampers for you to enjoy at one of the many beautiful spots on our property. With two pools, a tennis court and mountain bike trails, Spicers Hidden Vale has a vast array of activities to keep you occupied. For a more relaxed environment, why not visit our onsite day spa for a massage or facial (advance bookings are recommended) Spicers Hidden Vale, Relaxed Luxury. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Spicers Hidden Vale Hotel Grandchester
Peppers Hidden Vale Grandchester
Spicers Hidden Vale Grandchester, Queensland

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