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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Yarra Glen
Singapore
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“Absolutely lovely”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I would recommend this resort for honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway. We took the suite with the balcony facing the vineyards and it was really nice. The room was large with a sofa and huge tv with a wide selection of movies you could pay for and watch. There was also a balcony where we had a romantic breakfast in the morning. The bedroom was a separate room - the only complaint is that the lighting in the bedroom was a little dim but that wasnt really a problem. The bed was quite comfortable The best part about this room was the huge bathroom with a jacuzzi!
If you're staying there you also have wine tasting complimentary. It was easy to find with all the other vineyards quite close by. Parking was easy with ample space. We unfortunately didnt have a chance to try their restaurant since it was fully booked.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for such a great review about your stay at Balgownie Estate. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional experience which we have clearly met. We are really lucky to have such a great team with great customer services values and a fantastic location and property. Glad you had time to enjoy the spa, so relaxing! We look forward to welcoming you to Balgownie Estate again one day soon.
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

It is clear that this gem of a Vineyard Resort evolved from some very serious questions such as how to captivate the landscape and bring into the environs of every room and public zone of Balgownie Estate. There is also the tranquility of the setting; our spacious and well prepared room; and the skillful blending of the Tasting Room as an intimate connection with the Restaurant. We could not have asked for more of the very professional and very friendly staff where their time seemed to be for our priority. The menu selection was moderate but we could not fault our choices; in fact we were delighted with the Platter for Two listed in the Entree. On the other hand, I would like to see at least one more non-meat choice as a main course. Nice touch too with our in-room dining menu selection. Oh, the wines! Balgownie has some winners and our choice in dining was so easy. We'll be back for some non-residential dining and dream perhaps of our next short stay. Thank you for two great days and a new perspective on the great Yarra Valley.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Yarra Valley at Balgownie Estate, we are really lucky to have such a great team with great customer services values as well as an amazing location and Estate. We look forward to welcoming you to the resort again one day soon!
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cheltenham, victoria
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

stayed in 1 bedroom spa suite for about $180 per night thru wotif. fantastic value and will stay again. stayed for 3 nights. quiet room, large split king bed and very comfy. nice modern furnishings, good size balcony with nice setting, foxtel on both tvs (bedroom and living area).large round spa is a highlight as huge and glass windows facing outside as well as into living areas( can be curtained off if you would rather). nice toiletries, great view.mini kitchenette with mico and bar fridge, free parking.
in regards to facilities, pool is ok, temp really needs to be increased as i found it too cold to be able to enjoy the "experience" of having massage chairs in the pool. steam room very nice and good overall facilities. restaurant for breakfast was described to be as buffet when i called to enquire prior to arriving but it isn't full buffet. $25 for full breakie consists of full continental (very nice variety for continental breakie) and 1 hot meal of choice from a menu. I think this should be made clear as it is quite different.
staff and service great, whether in the wine tasting or the estate itself and discounts on breakie and wine purchases when you stay at the property.
not a neg for the resort but just so you plan before hand, good weeknight dining can be hard to find. try Iinnocent Bystander in Healesville. great deli on the main strip in Healesville if you want to have a night in surrounded by cheeses, breads, cold meats and some good wine!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Yarra Valley, we are really lucky to have such a great team with great customer services values. And also a great resort with fantastic facilities. Thanks for the feedback about the temp of the pool will get our team to look into this. We look forward to welcoming you to the resort again one day soon!
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

It was the first time we stayed at this establishment which had been recommended by friends. The accommodation was excellent, we could not find any fault at all. We ate at the restaurant in the evening, the meal delightful, staff very friendly. Breakfast was also a treat. The only comment, it was raining slightly and we felt umbrellas should have been in the unit as the walk to the restaurant was a five minute walk, we were fortunate to have some in the vehicle which was half way between the unit and restaurant. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for such a great review about your stay at Balgownie Estate. We are really lucky to have such a great team with great customer services values and a fantastic location and property. Thanks also for the feedback about getting umbrellas we will certainly look into it. We look forward to welcoming you to Balgownie Estate again one day soon.
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed a night in this resort in April. We booked the room through "last minute" and got a very good price with the standard room. Although the room is small, it has everything we needed. The room is clean and tidy with generous accessories, The only complaint is because it is on the ground floor, it is a bit noisy in the evening. The pool and steam room is very good except is a bit small too. The restaurant is good and dinner is delicious. If you have an Accor card, it is OK otherwise it is a bit expensive.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for such a great review about your stay at Balgownie Estate. We pride ourselves on delivering a professional experience which we have clearly met. We are really lucky to have such a great team with great customer services values and a fantastic location and property. We look forward to welcoming you to Balgownie Estate again one day soon.
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melbourne
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a great stay at Balgownie , room was fantastic, spa bath with views in the room. Service and Food were both excellent inthe restaurant . It was great to have the Pool and steam room to ourselves on Sunday!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for such a great review about your stay at Balgownie Estate. We are really lucky to have such a great team with great customer services values and a fantastic location and property. That great to hear about the pool as well, what a great place to relax! We look forward to welcoming you to Balgownie Estate again one day soon.
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Southport, Australia
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I went there for weekend with my girl. It is much better than what I expected before getting there. Great view, nice food and best quality hotel!!!

The room is clean, people are friendly, all the facillities are well mainteined.
I will definitely come back there again. And it is highly recommended place to Stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Balgownie-Estat... R, Manager at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Great to hear that we have exceeded your expectations! Thanks for taking the time to write a great review on your stay at Balgownie Estate. We think it is a fantastic resort and aim to ensure we are exceeding the expectaions of all our guests. Thanks for choosing to stay at Balgownie Estate, we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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Property: Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa
Address: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Yarra Glen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Yarra Glen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is ideally located in the heart of the Yarra Valley less than 1hr from Melbourne CBD & Airport. Boasting contemporary first class spa suite accommodation with spectacular views across the valley, Rae’s Restaurant, Cellar Door with complimentary wine tasting 7 days, Health Club, Natskin Spa Retreat, modern conferencing and leisure facilities plus more! Whenever you visit, you are guaranteed a memorable stay in the heart of Victorian wine country. ... more   less 
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