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Spicers Tamarind Retreat

88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552 Australia
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Set near a waterfall in stunning rainforest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland just 3 km east of Maleny, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an intimately unique hideaway. Intimate, private and romantic, every villa is your escape from it all. Curl up in front of your own wood burning fireplace, relax and read a book, or just sink back into the luxurious King-size bed. Pure zen. Spicers Tamarind Retreat offers a choice of stand-alone villas:- five x 1 bedroom villas with lounge, large bathroom, king bedroom, fireplace and outdoor cedar hot tub- six x 2 bedroom villas with lounge, open fireplace, outdoor day bed, two bedrooms, two large bathrooms and rainforest views- one x 2 bedroom villa with wheelchair access and amenities. The Tamarind restaurant is an award-winning Modern Asian restaurant and cooking school, recently being awarded Two Chef's Hats by Qld Good Food Guide and AHA Best Boutique Hotel 2015. Spicers Tamarind Retreat boasts a destination Day Spa with four large treatment rooms, hydrotherapy room, mineralised spa, steam room, rain shower, private change rooms and bathrooms, open deck and specialty foot treatment room.
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Bicycles available
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F M wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia147 contributions30 helpful votes
Where to begin - the surroundings are exquisite, green lush gardens, villas dispersed in a way that maximises views of the landscape - everything about this place just makes your heart sing from the friendly staff, the wholesome food which left you feeling decadent spoilt with every morsel, the waterfall at the bottom is just a bonus to the lovely gardens. I didn't get to use the pool as I spent my time in the hot tub which was just what I needed, then washed with the luxurious leif body products, it was too warm to use the wood burner in my room though could smell others had enjoyed it before me. And at the end of the day, the bed was so comfortable that I just knocked out. All of this doesn't come cheap of ofcourse but can well understand the price.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good Afternoon, We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the gardens, hot tub and the waterfalls. We are very proud of our beautiful surroundings and love when our guests let us know how much they love it too! Thank you for taking the time to let us know and we hope to welcome you back in the future at The Tamarind; what dreams are made of :). Ryan Dillon General Manager
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Dirk W wrote a review Nov 2023
Alexandra Headland, Australia6464 contributions1346 helpful votes
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At $ 800 per night, this has to be a special treat. And, I'm happy to report, it is. Spicers have got the concepts of luxury, relaxation and pampering down to a fine art. No detail is overlooked and it all happens in a non-pompous, casual manner. We stayed in Luxury Forest Villa #13, which is the furthest from reception and restaurant ; total peace and quiet, but still an easy stroll for a meal. It is a small house, with everything that you could possibly need, and of the best quality. The bed is divinely comfortable, the bath with amenities opulent. Late afternoon we were invited for some complimentary dumplings in the restaurant : 2 per person and you buy your own drinks. The grounds are well maintained, but have kept their-foresty look ; there is a 15 minute walk to "the falls", a small natural pool with waterfall (which was hardly running because of the lack of rain). You can choose to have your breakfast in the room or in the restaurant, and we decided for the latter. There is a complimentary continental (banana bread, small yoghurt and fruit) and you choose 1 main. Although delicious, I thought it was a fairly small offering and I could have done with a little more. Spicers is the perfect place to forget about problems and stress ; unwind and re-load the batteries. A very special treat.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good Afternoon Dirk, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are thrilled you enjoyed the surrounds and the privacy in the villas. Gardners falls has had a lot of rain lately and is flowing, it is a shame you did not get to see her running wild, beautiful for an afternoon dip in this heat. I will pass along your feedback to staff and we do hope to welcome you back in the future. Ryan Dillon General Manager
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karen m wrote a review July 2023
Brisbane, Australia234 contributions64 helpful votes
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The accommodation and grounds did not disappoint. Secluded villas with everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay. Staff are friendly and attentive. Our package included breakfast and 3 course dinner. Recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time Karen, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and of course the dining experience at The Tamarind. I will be sure to pass along your notes to the staff. We hope to see you again soon. Ryan Dillon General Manager
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Jenny N wrote a review June 2023
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I went to Spicers Tamarind with a friend and stayed in the Luxury Forest Villa. The villa was really lovely. Set on beautiful lush grounds. Spacious with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including one of the bathrooms that opened up with bi fold doors to a lush garden in a courtyard with a large bath. It felt very luxurious. Not to mention the heated tiled floors. The living room had an open fire place which added to the charm, since the evenings get quite chilly in Maleny. The staff were all so welcoming and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble. In the morning we went to the restaurant for breakfast. We were greeted by a young man who opened the door as entered and again as we left. The breakfast was absolutely lovely. We were given a complimentary platter with banana bread, fruit and yogurt with muesli. We then ordered our hot breakfast. Again the service was excellent and the food was beautiful. I would not hesitate to return.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 21 June 2023
Dear Jenny, Thank you for your recent stay at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Winter time at the retreat truly is a beautiful time to visit. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the retreat again soon. Kind Regards Ryan Dillon General Manager
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Pacificwoman59 wrote a review June 2023
Brisbane358 contributions150 helpful votes
We only had one night at Spicers Tamarind Retreat but we enjoyed every moment from the complimentary prosecco, to the hot tub on the deck, the complimentary afternoon dumplings, the amazing dinner in the Tamarind Restaurant, and the walk to the waterfall in the morning. Our villa was clean and comfortable and the complimentary toiletries and teas were appreciated as well. Our only regret is that we were only able to be there for one night.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 21 June 2023
Dear Pacificwoman59, Thank you for your recent stay at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate to be located right next to Gardners Falls which allows our guests to explore the grounds and the adjacent falls. We look forward to welcoming you back to the retreat again soon. Kind Regards Ryan Dillon General Manager
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gl0b3tr0ttR wrote a review Oct 2022
Gold Coast, Australia105 contributions57 helpful votes
The retreat itself is nestled among nature. We stayed in the luxury falls villa. It is well appointed, albeit feels quite dated and needs a refurb. Bed is comfortable. Double shower. Small living area and kitchenette. Small fireplace. Has its own private outdoor spa, which we liked and used every day. The food in the restaurant is good, not excellent. The menu reads great, but we found the execution lacking on some dishes. Extensive wine list. The option to pre-order breakfast and have that delivered to the villa - was appreciated. With regard to the customer service, it was a bit patchy. Good in parts, lacking in others. For example, upon check-in, staff helped us get our luggage to our villa via golf cart - as you cannot park nearby. However, upon check-out, no such offer to take luggage from villa to vehicle. In the restaurant, wait staff seemed inexperienced and lacked attention to detail. We did the degustation, and waited around 45 minutes for the dessert. Totally unacceptable. Aiden, the restaurant manager - deserves special mention - as he was brilliant. We pre-purchased the bed, breakfast and dinner package, yet, had to pay additional for particular items, including kids meal ($25), cheese ($20 supplement) and sparkling water ($10). This was not explained at any stage. Overall, a nice place to stay, but various aspects could be improved. We enjoy staying at Spicers retreats, however, we are unlikely to return to Tamarind.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 30 Oct 2022
Dear Chad O, Thank you for staying at Spicers Tamarind Retreat and taking the time to write a review. I was disappointed to read that several aspects of your stay fell below expectations. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in person regarding your experience with us. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience via mobile 0421 635 678. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards Ryan Dillon General Manager
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Graham B wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia76 contributions21 helpful votes
Lovely peaceful retreat. We had 2 nights with dinner B&B Our spa studio was comfortable. Our own little hot tub was the highlight. Food was good (not great but we are VERY hard to please)..........dinner and breakfast. Professional and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 20 Oct 2022
Good afternoon 514grahamb, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the retreat in the near future. Warm regards, Ryan Dillon General Manager
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GlobeTrotting55015 wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia139 contributions116 helpful votes
Perfect for a couples getaway for relaxing and spending time together. The villas are lovely and the staff are super helpful. Recommend to book ahead if you want to get a spa treatment while you are there. Make sure you dine in the restaurant at least once-it’s amazing
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 May 2022
Thank you GlobeTrotting555015 for the kind feedback. Very pleasing to read you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay with us. Warm regards Ryan Dillon General Manager
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Jen10854 wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia29 contributions7 helpful votes
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Spicers Tamarind is amazing. The staff are all so obliging and fantastic to help you participate. The villa is so clean and gorgeous. The bathroom shower is dual and absolutely out of this world. So peaceful and wonderful gardens. We are very hard to please but we could not fault one thing at this Retreat. I took my husband for a nice romantic getaway, it was like a honeymoon. Everyone should visit this place, especially the Spa, one of the best we have been to, and we have been to a lot. Don't take my word just go.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 20 May 2022
Good afternoon Jen10854, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so glad you had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Tamarind sometime soon. Warm regards, Ryan Dillon General Manager
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Scott N wrote a review Apr 2022
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions34 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Whilst pricey I can say we both thought it was worth every penny and was really good value for money. There’s not many rooms so you’re only ever going to be a handful of people staying here. The staff were all incredible and really went out of their way to accomodate us with our little 7 month old. The cabins are amazing. The food in the restaurant and the ambience was incredible. The grounds are meticulously maintained, and the day spa (according to my wife) would be worth driving up from Brisbane to attend. Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Apr 2022
Good afternoon Scott, Thank you for the kind feedback! Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Ryan Dillon General Manager
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AU$527 - AU$645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaQueenslandSunshine CoastMaleny
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (2.0 km), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (4.3 km), and Maleny Dairies (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monica's Cafe, King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bier Bar, and The Terrace Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Spicers Tamarind Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Spicers Tamarind Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glenferna Farmhouse (1.4 km).
Is Spicers Tamarind Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.