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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wolgan Valley
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“Tranquil retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We ended our journey through Australia at Wolgan valley and there is no other way I would have wanted it to be. The rooms (HA! Bigger than some apartments/homes) are extremely relaxing and have the most wonderful bed I've ever slept on. The private pools are heated during the day and the view from your 2 person bathtubs is amazing. The nature surrounding you is just breathtaking. The kangaroo's, wallabies, wombats, falcons, horses are all around you. I actually startled a wombat grazing outside my front porch, or he startled me it's still a debate.. The daily guided walks/hikes are very well done and the access to the Valley is easily marked. A definite place to visit for nature lovers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We booked a kid free break (first time in 10 years), and it was worth every minute. Tucked away in the gorgeous Wolgan Valley, this resort offers everything you could possibly imagine. Each villa is exceptionally appointed, with fine bone china, nespresso coffee, and wonderful inclusions of mini bar. Each room includes a private swimming pool, gorgeous fire place, and beautiful shower and bath accessories. Whilst you may feel that some of the villas are too close to each other - they really aren't. You feel like you are in your own private sanctuary, and sitting on your balcony with a glass of red watching nature is so relaxing.

The food is exceptional, and there is SO much of it. We enjoyed both the degustation and al a carte menus, with the included wines, and it was all so very amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, and you can choose to mix with other guests at the bar, or do your own thing.

We did quite a few activities, including a trip to the glow worm caves and day hike. The staff made up a picnic for us, and backpack filled with so many essentials - water, 2-way radio, first aid kits and amazing food/snacks.

The group activities are fantastic - and the small group sizes ensure that you really do get the right amount of attention. The staff are extremely passionate, approachable, and knowledgable. Nothing was too much trouble. The only thing we didn't use was the day spa - although we did purchase some of their products and they are amazing. We went on a big mountain bike ride for a few hours, and underestimated the size of the property! There is heaps of wildlife - wombats, kangaroos, wallabies and birdlife, and you really do feel as if you are in a very special place.

The main building is an old homestead, and there are enough different nooks and crannies to feel like you are not on top of each other. We had early dinners most evenings, only so we could go back and enjoy our room at night. The cheese room is impressive, and the staff extremely knowledgeable. Very impressed with the resort sourcing local produce and supporting local businesses.

The drive there can be a bit tricky - extremely windy roads, and when we were there they were upgrading the current gravel road to bitumen, so there were a few delays.

This resort offers everything and it is worth every cent. You can even take a bit of the resort home with you. We stayed for 3 days, and wish we had spent a week there. Whilst we went as a couple, it is equally as well suited for families as there are so many activities on offer, and staff are there to help.

Fabulous weekend away...

Room Tip: Don't worry about being in a villa too far from the main homestead - the walk there is gorgeous...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Waking up to the stunning views of the blue mountains, after spending an evening with a cheese platter by the fireplace, our stay at Emirates Wolgan Valley was unforgettable. Everything one could want had been thought of, mixing the right amount of privacy with small group activities, passionate eloquent staff, inclusive activities and meals at call in the most exquisite setting. We spotted so many kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos, and staying at a reserve with no cell phone network was also a nice relief! Some activities we did included trail horse riding, planting trees, and an excursion around the reserve, it was good being so close with nature leaving the busy city behind. I had already high expectations, having stayed at the sister resort from Emirates, yet this was much better than my imagination.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Tucked away in a valley surrounded by cliffs this deluxe resort offers all creature comforts in a pristine environment full of wildlife.
Each villa includes a private heated swimming pool, bedroom with a four poster king bed, two way fire place and beautiful views plus two mountain bikes.
The main building includes a 5 star restaurant and bar.
There is a large outdoor swimming pool with adjacent sauna and steamroom and there is a spa offering numerous treatments.
A number of activities and excursions are included as are all meals and wines and beers with meals.
Each villa offers a complimentary minibar with selected drinks and snacks.
Perfect for an escape from the rigours of everyday life.

Room Tip: Most villas accomodate two persons and are identical. There are also a few family villas.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went for our wedding anniversary and the staff were excellent. The facilities are great and food is fabulous. Had a wonderful relaxing massage and spoilt the wife with a facial. Such a lovely serene environment for some down time.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We last stayed here one and a half years ago, we loved it then and we love it even more now. It just keeps getting better...

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces but it was also great to meet new team members who are bringing their passion and their own experiences to the property.

The property looks fantastic with the vegetation looking lush and cared for. The food and beverage was divine, new ideas and intelligent twists on the traditional and all executed beautifully. The wine matching was perfect and the freshly squeezed orange juice was the best I have ever had. The suite was like coming home - but better. The weather was great, perfect for our horse ride - Bandit is a star. Sodashi in the rooms and exclusively in the Timeless Spa is great, I love that product and my massage was sublime.

The stand out was the staff. A busy weekend and it all appeared to go so smoothly and without effort. Every staff member we interacted with made a connection with us and were engaging. We loved it.

Now we just have to make plans to return!

Room Tip: They are all great - it just depends what features are important to you. Just discuss when you make...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Very few places vie for top spot in resorts that I have stayed in but Wolgan Valley is right up there as near perfect as i can ever imagine achieving . The staff are just fantastic and so friendly nothing is too much trouble. The accomodation is superb , the wildlife / eco activities marvellous even for an old cynic like me and the guides really passionate and knowledgeable. My only small issue would be that the food whilst very good is not up to the same truely exceptional standard that everything else is , although they would probably need to hire Ferran Adria to acheive that !

Room Tip: We had room 18 which has superb uninterrupted views across the Wolgan Valley which was a great room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Address: 2600 Wolgan Rd, Wolgan Valley, New South Wales 2790, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Wolgan Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wolgan Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley offers the rare opportunity to experience true luxury in a spectacular Australian bush setting. The property borders the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness region, just 190kms from Sydney. Nestled between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering cliffs, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve. The resort itself occupies just two percent of the total land area of 7,000 acres and its design, reminiscent of traditional rural Australian homesteads, reflects a timeless appeal and a natural sense of place in the vast and dramatic landscape of the Wolgan Valley. The 40 individual suites each have their own private deck and indoor / outdoor swimming pool. The main homestead offers distinctive dining, luxury facilities and the stand-alone Timeless Spa features six double treatment rooms, and a range of signature treatments. The seclusion of Wolgan Valley creates a natural sanctuary where guests can relax and explore in unsurpassed luxurious comfort. This is the quintessential luxury Australian bush experience - a unique blend of wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, conservation, heritage in a spectacular Australian bush setting, which can be explored through a range of activities including four wheel drives, heritage tours, wildlife spotting and horse riding. All meals are included in the tariff with a strong focus on regional and seasonal produce, and where possible organic ingredients are used. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a member of One&Only Resorts and Luxury Lodges of Australia. ... more   less 
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Wolgan Valley Hotel Blue Mountains

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