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Billabong Retreat Sydney

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41 Mcclymonts Road, Maraylya, New South Wales 2765, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great retreat - just great. The yoga and mediation opportunities are fabulous. You pay $15 for linen - and when you arrive they are sitting on the end of your bed for you to make. You can BYO and make your own bed anyway. If I'm paying for linen, I'd like the bed to be made. Food... More 

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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This truly is a special, magical place!! It was exactly what I was looking for and was every bit as was described on their website and more. This place is not to be described as a spa though... and is the exact reason I chose to drive from Melbourne to stay here. I wanted a connection with the surrounding bushland... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after 3 days at Billabong. A consciously developed Eco-friendly retreat in a beautiful bush setting. All cabins provide panoramic views of the billabong, comfy warm beds and ensuite facilities. The food provided was a sensory feast of warm and nourishing organic dishes and the program of activities allowed me to do as much or as little... More 

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Thank cathy b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have recently submersed myself in the glory of Billabong's beautiful people and environment. Staff at the retreat were more than employees, as their passion for teaching others about living well, as well as their knowledge on discovering the power of the self was so lovingly shared. From the beautiful meals that were beyond fulfilling with aroma, freshness, wholesomeness, and... More 

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Thank FranandDarren
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly Billabong retreat did not live up to my expectations. The staff were less than welcoming, when we arrived and were unfriendly the whole time. The room was ok but nothing special... For that price I was expecting a lot more. The food consisted of only one choice... So if it's not to your liking you go hungry, There is... More 

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PaulvonBergen, Owner at Billabong Retreat Sydney, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not have a good experience. Please contact me on my direct line 02 4573 6571 so that we can arrange a complimentary visit for you. Tory & I have tried to cultivate a place of friendliness and compassion. Something has obviously gone wrong during your trip. We certainly have some rules about things than... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The yoga, meditation and tai chi were amazing. The issue I have is the lack of value. It is very expensive, and my room didn't even have a curtain that covered the whole window. The bathroom was shared between 3 twin rooms and didn't have enough water for all of us. This meant we had to go use the solar... More 

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Thank messyfruit
BillabongRetreat, Manager at Billabong Retreat Sydney, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the yoga, meditation and tai chi. We do offer something that many yoga retreats don't; a variety of room styles to meet our guests different needs and budgets, including the low cost Harmony Cottage option. It is a heritage building, with a limited hot water supply and because... More 

Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Stayed for 4 nights, next time I would do 2 nights twice - separate times. The place is so peaceful, the food amazing, the yoga excellent - catering for beginners to more experienced, the food superb, the staff very helpful. After 48 hours I had totally chilled and hence suggestion to come more frequently. Lovely mix of guests. Thank you... More 

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Thank Basia1947
BillabongRetreat, Manager at Billabong Retreat Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your kind feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed all aspects of the retreat. In regards to your comment about sleep quality all other forms of accommodation are not shared so if you were worried about sleep quality those would be a better option. We hope to welcome you back! Kind Regards, Basia from... More 

Sydney West
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 night retreat. So peaceful with beautiful surroundings. Billabong was stunning. I stayed in a double cabin which was quite small but comfortable. Charging $15 for linen and having to make your own bed is pretty poor when paying $400 per night. Food was fantastic, enjoyed everything offered. Yoga and meditation was great. Enjoyed but probably wouldn't return.

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Thank SydneyWestElanor
BillabongRetreat, Manager at Billabong Retreat Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear about your experience with the linen. We do this to keep our environmental impact low. We would like to improve where we can to make sure your experience is a good one so if we could get some more feedback about why you wouldn't return it would be... More 

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This is my first visit to a retreat and I enjoyed the week of yoga meditation and healthy organic vegetarian food , the yoga catered for all levels from beginner upwards and with limited phone reception it was a great break from the outside world , the lodge is a little walk to the main areas - if solo I... More 

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Thank Teressaj71
BillabongRetreat, Manager at Billabong Retreat Sydney, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and all the aspects of the retreat. Kind Regards, Basia from the Billabong Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I went for a Day retreat....The day started badly as the taxi I have booked from Vineyard did not show up...it's the taxi Billabong recommended...I have booked in advance 3 days before ...the guy said "call me 30 min before you arrived on Sunday at the station"...I did that...on the day I called back and spoke to a woman that... More 

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Thank AudreyDuf
BillabongRetreat, Manager at Billabong Retreat Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Audrey, We are sorry to hear about your experience with the taxi. We have passed on your feedback to the taxi company and hope to have that never happen again. It has never happened before but we are very happy to know that once you did arrive your stay was enjoyable. We hope to welcome you again. Kind Regards,... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Billabong Retreat Sydney a place for relaxation, adventure & wellbeing. We have treehouse ensuite cabins with waterview rooms and traditional cottage rooms available plus yoga, meditation & massage. Abundant with colourful & vocal native life you can spot hundreds of bird species, albino faced black wallabies, lace monitors, deer, micro-bats, water lizards and at night the whole place throbs to the chorus of frogs and cicada’s. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Billabong Retreat Sydney

Address: 41 Mcclymonts Road, Maraylya, New South Wales 2765, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Maraylya
Price Range: $112 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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