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“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat
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“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Words cannot describe our experience. Zenga and Michael are absolutely beautiful and gracious hosts who remind you that there is always time to stop and smell the roses.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We will always remember our weekend at Sangoma with Michael, Zenga and let's not forget Pundah and we will definitely be coming back again and again.


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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Sangoma is pure luxury. My husband and I came here to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and had the most amazing romantic weekend. We stayed in the Chief suite - it was spectacular! We were blown away by how beautiful the accommodation was - the attention to detail was second to none. The breathtaking views, the stylish furnishings and design, very private and comfortable. Michael and Zenga were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The meals were definitely a highlight. Massage, sauna, pool and bushwalks all contributed to a great experience and a weekend to remember. Do yourselves a favor and treat yourselves a visit to Sangoma!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Sangoma is truly amazing- Michael and Zenga are the perfect hosts, the food exquisite and words can't describe the location and the accommodation. Thanks for a relaxing and extraordinary experience that words can't describe. We will be back

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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sang0ma, Owner at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review .We have no idea who you are or which room you were in ,so we cant personalize this message .Thank you anyway and please somehow let us know who you are .LOL Zenga and Mike .
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Wollongong
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Sangoma Retreat which we had booked as a weekend away to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniverary. From the moment we were shown to our room both of us agreed we would be making a return visit...and that was before we even had the chance to explore the rest of the property or sample the amazing food. The hosts, Michael and Zenga, are both the most friendly and accommodating people and made our stay so much more enjoyable than what we would have expected from our weekend away! Both of them are so personable, making us feel like friends rather than guests and went above and beyond to ensure we had a lovely time while we stayed at Sangoma. We were told from the start that the weekend was about us enjoying our time together and this was certainly the case - the whole weekend was relaxing and romantic which was largely due to the beautiful ambience of Sangoma and all that the experience included.

We stayed in the Stone Suite which was breathtaking to say the least! It looked even better in person than it did in the photos we had seen (and it looked awesome in those as it was). Everything in the room was perfect...in my mind there is no point listing all the good points as it was ALL good!

Zenga's cooking was fabulous - we both couldn't stop raving about everything we ate during our stay. Zenga is passionate about his cooking which is reflected in the wonderful dishes he serves at each meal - so tasty! We went on a lovely bushwalk during one of the days which was a great way to experience the natural beauty of the area. Michael knew the perfect place for us to go and even personally took us to where the walk started to make sure we knew where to go. This experience was complemented perfectly by a Ka Huna massage later in the day which we both agreed was the best massage we have ever experienced. Jae, the Massage Therapist, was fantastic and left us both feeling completely relaxed and chilled out.

I would recommend Sangoma Retreat without hestiation to anyone wanting to escape for the weekend - it was exactly what we were after, not too far away to travel, great food & wine, beautiful room and surroundings, a truly romantic experience! Ten out of ten!!

Thanks again Michael and Zenga...we look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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sang0ma, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
We are blown away by such an amazing review !Thank you so much and when you next feel like getting away from the gong ...PLEASE come back ! Love you Z@Mike
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Narellan, Australia
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We have just returned home from our 2nd visit to Sangoma. We have again had the most wonderful weekend. Michael and Zenga's hospitality and attention to detail is second to none, with food that is AMAZING. An indulgence that must be taken advantage of is the "Kahuna" massage from Jae, this is a must, it adds to the pure relaxation and indulgence that Sangoma offers. We will be returning, we have already booked!!!

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sang0ma, Owner at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Woweeeee !Thank you you two beauties !Enjoy Japan !Looking forward to your return !
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Sangoma lived up to any expectations I had and more. Michael & Zenga have created an extraordinary secluded Shangri-La. After looking at all the photos before our visit we still could not be prepared for what actually unfolded as we experience our time here. We stayed in the "Bush suite" and it was like being in a stylish cocoon in the middle of a bush setting, cozy warm by the log fire surrounded by nature and a huge view out to Sydney city skyline on the horizon, and the best bed I have ever slept in. The Sangoma style and atmosphere is an extension of the love that Michael and Zenga have for offering their guest the ultimate experience in relaxation and peace. Zenga's chef skills are amazing and it is hard to single out one dish but the Salmon Red Curry was just mind blowing.
We have to return. A truly delightful experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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sang0ma, Manager at Spicers Sangoma Retreat, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
This review brought the to of us to tears .You guys certainly surprised us ....we even thought you did not enjoy your stay with us when you left without saying goodbye .Thank you so much !
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Sangoma is love manifested. It is one of the few places we have stayed that has its own personality; its own soul. The hosts and owners, Michael and Zenga, pay meticulous respect to every detail of the retreat and it is their dedication to truth and beauty that blesses Sangoma with inimitable atmosphere.

Set in the towering eucalypts of the Blue Mountains National Park, our suite (The Bush Suite) had sprawling views of Richmond and was expertly decorated and appointed. The warm reception of our hosts and their good humor made Sangoma feel like a home.
It became clear that The Bush Suite (like the others, no doubt) was built with artistry and passion. From the stone floors to the handsome art – the deep bath - the rainfall shower - the luxurious bed – nothing at Sangoma feels commercial or routine – each element exudes elegance.

Dinner each night was the perfect way to complete a blissful day. The meals were hearty, beautifully presented and the complement of flavors was delightful and fresh. The hands that created these dishes are clearly inspired and directed by a culinary force borne from zealous devotion to natural and organic methods and ingredients. As with all else, the evening dinners were intimate and personal.

Our weekend was incredible. Do not miss the opportunity to stay in this place. It is a sanctuary of love and relaxation that is exceptional in every detail. If you enjoy fine food – if you crave tasteful culture – if you value intimacy and privacy and if you’re in love with someone – this is your place!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Address: 70 Grandview Lane, Bowen Mountain, New South Wales 2753, Australia (Formerly Sangoma Retreat)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Bowen Mountain
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bowen Mountain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Spicers Sangoma Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, a mere hour from Sydney, you'll find Spicers Sangoma Retreat. Aptly named after the Zulu word for healer, Sangoma is a place where you'll discover complete rejuvenation and true reconnection. As an eco-certified retreat, Spicers Sangoma Retreat features sauna facilities, infinity lap pool, open plan lounge and 5 suites that capture the beauty of the natural surrounds, making it an ideal setting for luxurious escapes, romantic getaways, intimate celebrations and anniversaries. ... more   less 
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