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Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat
Ranked #2 of 14 Tanunda B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you stay in the Barossa - stay at Blickinstal! Don't get sucked into paying money for a shi-shi hotel when the Blickinstal hospitality will floor you. Just make sure you get there for afternoon tea! Sue is a wonderful hostess and breakfast is phenomenal. The rooms are great - larger than your average B&B with the opportunity for "self-catering" as the Aussies say. The A/C - Heater in our room was a little noisy - but we just turned it off and slept like babes. Might be fixed by the time summer comes down under.

Nice outside spaces including a BBQ and a track to walk around. The best in the valley.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We spent 2 nights at the Blickinstal and were sad to leave. The property is hidden in the midst of vineyards and has lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy. The rooms (we stayed in studios) were wonderful. They are large, very well appointed and far more than we anticipated. The breakfasts and afternoon teas were superb. I haven't had better ones at high-priced city hotels. Sue's cooking is worth the trip all by itself. I would not hesitate to return and recommend that anyone spending more than a day in the Barossa Valley stay here. The only reason not to recommend it for a one-day stay is that upon leaving you will kick yourself for not staying longer!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are great. The studios are near the main house and have a laundry room between the...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Thank you Sue and Mark for a wonderful stay!

Perfectly located just outside Tanunda, the Blickinstal is situated in the foothills of the ridge, which means beautiful sunsets over the valley. The property itself is gorgeous, with vineyards, sheep and even a pair of sweet Alpacas who watch over the little lambs who are just being born. Rooms are large and spotless (although took a little while to get the temperature comfortable for us as it was rather chilly in the winter). And the afternoon tea and breakfast whipped up by Sue were downright gorgeous and was the perfect icing on the cake.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Fael
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Sue welcomed us with fresh brownie for afternoon tea (overlooking the valley), restful individual rooms/cabins among the bird filled trees, wonderful sunsets and sunrises and a cracking cooked breakfast that gets you through a day of wine-tasting. Top that with free WiFi and this is one of those B&B you remember and will always use when you return.

Room Tip: Any room is fine. Dinner can be found in nearby Tanunda everything from takeaway pizza to sit down r...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Bleckinstal. It is a lovely tranquil retreat, feeling like you are really in the country, yet just a few minutes from the shops and wineries. The owner, Sue was very welcoming and looked after us with a lovely afternoon tea and cooked breakfast, all included in the price. We stayed in a Lodge with a spa which we really enjoyed. The combustion heater was great in the winter weather. There was also cooking facilities if you require. We were so happy we chose this place and will definitely return, next time for longer.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was the third time we have stayed here while visiting the Barossa Valley and we have never . been disappointed with any aspect of our stay. The property is within walking distance of 3 or 4 of the best "small" wineries around Tanunda with the added attraction of splendid views across the valley. Port (supplied by Sue as part of the room rate) and nibbles under the pergola as the sun sets is not to be missed.
If that was not good enough then do not miss Sue's afternoon tea!
All in all a great place to base yourself for a Barossa stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Adding to the glowing reviews that everybody had given here. Its really an ideal rural retreat. The lodges were purpose-built for B&B stay, much thought had been given to how the rooms were set-up. The sofa, kitchen, dining area were cosy and just about the right size. The spa bathtub was huge. Location is close enough to anywhere you want to go in the Barossa. If you go up the slope behind the B&B, you will find great views of the valley and beyond. A hot and delicious breakfast is provided at the owner's place down the slope - thanks Sue!

Room Tip: get a lodge if available - its worth it!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat

Address: 261 Rifle Range Rd, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Barossa Valley > Tanunda
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Tanunda
Price Range: $127 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blickinstal is a beautiful rural retreat nestled into the foothills amongst the vineyards and only five minutes from Tanunda. The panoramas are simply stunning and the tranquility of Blickinstal makes it the perfect base from which to enjoy all the Barossa has to offer or to just simply relax and indulge in the peacefulness of this special place. ... more   less 
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