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Blue Cliffs Retreat

239 Hepburn-Newstead Rd, Elevated Plains, Victoria 3461 Australia
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Daylesford and Hepburn Springs' most relaxing, romantic 4 Star Self Contained Villa Accommodation, Blue Cliffs Retreat, in the heart of Australia's Spa Country, is a true escape and retreat to the new luxuries of Serenity, Space, Seclusion& Silence. All self-contained villas have exquisite views, double spa baths, fireplaces and (except Hideaway) double saunas, set on 25 acres of native bush, only 5 minutes drive from the cafes, restaurants, natural mineral springs therapy centers, wineries, golf course, galleries and boutique shops in Hepburn Springs and Daylesford.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Hot bath
Sauna
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Boating
Canoeing
Taxi service
Spa
Parking
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Neck massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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Britpop wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions19 helpful votes
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A great location with peaceful setting - nice design, outlook and some nice touches like a sauna and pretty views of the surroundings. It was all spoiled by having to clean the place on arrival - not a great situation at the peak of the pandemic. Hardly inspires confidence. Be warned that this place is not subscribing to the Air Bnb deep clean policy . Filthy floors, dusty surfaces everywhere, crumbs in the rug and sofa surface from previous guests, dead skink lizard under the sofa, stains and sticky marks from drinks all over the spa, side tables and bedside. Floor hadn’t been mopped in ages and the kitchen extraction above the hob had great and (gross!) flies sticking to it. Really not impressed at this price point; never stayed in such a filthy environment. The owner sent the cleaners back, but the floor wasn’t washed and by then I couldn’t be bothered to complain yet again. They’d also tampered/opened my partner’s suitcase bag, which also added insult to injury. It was just after Christmas, our first holiday in two years and a poor impression. Any reason why there’s no toliet door - tye toliet area is barely screened off from the spa and bathing area. A little odd. If I was the owner, I’d get better cleaners.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure it’s been thoroughly cleaned before you arrive - especially if you have dust allergies...
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Kaniva Girl wrote a review Nov 2021
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Lists of problems about Blue Cliffs in negative reviews all tell the same story. Most people like to start with something positive and listening to the Eastern Banjo Frogs was a delight and the only reason for a 2 star rating. Tired furnishing, poor quality bed, pillows, linen etc can sometimes be overlooked when a place is clean and inexpensive. However at $300+ a night what is provided is well below what you would find in comparable. properties. Every item in the kitchen needed cleaning. No dishwasher. A quick look at what was provided in the kitchen meant a trip back to Daylesford to buy items like wine glasses of a reasonable standard. Only one wine glass provided. My husband cleaned the spa. And yes the only shower was outside. As many reviews indicate on various platforms, there are lots of rules and negative reviews are all responded to in the same tone. The explanation for needing to provide your own firewood and take away your own rubbish is very unusual. Daylesford & Hepburn Springs are both exceptional weekend destinations in Victoria. There are many fabulous accomodation options where you will get what you pay for. We would not return to Blue Cliffs.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deanna S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Beautiful and quiet location. You really have a chance to switch off from city life. The bed is very comfortable with good quality linen. The spa was a nice way to relax at night and sauna was a bonus. The pool looked amazing too but we didn't get a chance to use it. That's our incentive to come back another time!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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lisacurmi wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in dreaming villa, it was so relaxing and the views were divine, it was very secluded. The place nice and clean and comfortable. Paul and he’s team did all they could to make our holiday a memorable one. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BrittanyS164 wrote a review June 2019
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Just perfect, everything we could’ve possibly asked for. So beautiful, secluded and relaxing, had an absolutely perfect weekend here. Lots of kangaroos near by and the lake is also beautiful. Everything was clean, and there were so many facilities like spa, sauna, heater, fireplace, electric blankets, kitchenette, we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EmilyHeath wrote a review June 2019
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions11 helpful votes
My partner and I enjoyed our two night stay in the Gatsby Spa Suite. It was exactly what I was expecting after looking at the website and reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. The accomodation is very cosy and the location is beautiful and peaceful. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well both nights. I loved the bathroom with the massage shower, two person spa and sauna. Paul was very accomodating and made sure we had a great stay. The voucher for Larder (cafe) was very appreciated, we had a fantastic breakfast. The only negative was the accomodation could have been a bit cleaner. I noticed a few stains on the chairs and bed linen as well as some dead bugs in the corners of the rooms. Apart from that minor issue we had a wonderful, relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacqui C wrote a review June 2019
Melbourne, Australia18 contributions30 helpful votes
Spent a quiet long weekend in the dreaming spa cabin. Cabin was clean and modern with double spa, sauna and comfy bed. Open fire was great as the nights were very cold ( shame we only had enough kindling and firefighters for two fires) The facilities are on par with other luxury cabins we have stayed in around Victoria , however make sure you take everything you need eg pantry items and toiletries. Expensive without any extra treats! Would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Gogi T wrote a review Apr 2019
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My partner and I had a lovely time at the hideaway villa. We definitely loved the spa bath. Loved the seclusion and peacefulness of the property. The property was lovely and we loved our time there. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Zee wrote a review Jan 2019
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In all honesty, I feel like my money was very much wasted. When we walked into the villa the first thing we notice is the state of the place. Cobwebs everywhere, crumbs on the floor, stains on walls and bedsheets, spa in desperate need of some scrubbing, furniture older than my grandparents, tv the size of my pinky, utensils all grumy, sticky and honestly off putting, plates had stain along with the pots and pans. Nothing was relaxing about this place. It was so bad that we left a day earlier because we were that unhappy. I would definitely not recommend this place. If you owned a place in a secluded area the least you can do is check if your cleaners are doing their job properly. What a nightmare!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melissa H wrote a review Aug 2018
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Cliffs Resort in the Dusk Spa Villa, we had a 3 kangaroo welcoming party when we first arrived. The decor was great, loved the wood fire, spa bath and detox box (sauna). It was so incredibly peaceful and tranquil, pretty much the only sounds you hear are water running in the stream at the bottom of the property, the birds chirping and the breeze blowing. We were lucky to have the first 24 hours completely to ourselves as the only people there and enjoyed a long walk exploring the property. I loved relaxing on the daybed, reading my book in the sunshine and sitting by the toasty wood fire at night. It was a short 10-15 min drive into the main street of Daylesford with our complimentary voucher for brunch at The Larder Cafe, which we really enjoyed and also stopped there for coffee on our way back home. As I booked a self-contained property not a B&B, we had brought all our own provisions with us but the unexpected voucher was very much appreciated. My partner and I loved our time relaxing here and enjoying a couple of romantic days together. We will be recommending this to people we know and hope to be back to enjoy this again in future. Thank you. :-)
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Date of stay: August 2018
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Cliffs Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Lake Daylesford (6.9 km), Convent Gallery (6.6 km), and The Amazing Mill Markets (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a spa, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taj Mahal Authentic Indian Restaurant, Pancho, and Lake House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Blue Cliffs Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Elevated Plains.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Cliffs Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wombat Flat Mineral Spring (7.1 km).