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Spicers Hidden Vale

617 Grandchester Mt Mort Rd, Grandchester, Ipswich, Queensland 4340 Australia
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Just an hour from Brisbane set on a stunning 12,000 acre property, Spicers Hidden Vale is a true hidden gem. Hatted restaurant, Homage has a dedicated team of chefs who create masterpieces based entirely on local produce. Homage has been relocated to the original barn, after devastating fire in the historic homestead in April 2018. You can set your own pace - for those wanting to relax, there are picnic points, in room massages and beautiful lap pool with mountain views to relax in. For those wanting a faster pace, there is mountain biking, bush walking, ATV property tours and archery. Being a nature refuge, the land is abundant with native wildlife including hundreds of Kangaroos and Wallabies and regular koala sightings. Spicers Hidden Vale has 34 rooms. Choose from Valley View Rooms which overlook the mountains, a cottage for groups or for the ultimate experience, a Luxury Suite which is stand alone with spacious lounge, spa and private verandah.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic

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617 Grandchester Mt Mort Rd, Grandchester, Ipswich, Queensland 4340 Australia
Spicers Hidden Vale
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Roslyn23 wrote a review June 2022
Gold Coast, Australia128 contributions48 helpful votes
We definitely recommend this property as a private peaceful getaway with all the comforts of a weekend of luxury. Hidden away, as the name suggests, is a private resort retreat for those who enjoy sensational food, sensational views and sensational service. From the moment of arrival to the sad farewell, we were greeted by staff who were attentive and friendly. The accomodation was comfortable with that 5 star appeal, the fireplace being an added bonus to warm up the cottage. Very roomy 3 room cottage with a front and back porch to relax outside. The grounds were immaculate and the whole environment was relaxing. Dinner was on another level! Each course was presented well and oh so flavoursome - have to say it was the best courses we have had EVER! The chefs need to be
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Blake wrote a review June 2022
London, United Kingdom81 contributions20 helpful votes
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I stayed in the Loft Suite for two nights with my parents and everything about Hidden Vale blew our expectations away. The staff, property, food, hot spa, tours, everything was fantastic! We couldn’t fault anything at Homage for dinner and breakfast, fantastic meals and staff. Our car also broke down 15 minutes from the property (flat tyre) and Claire and David were so kind and helpful, with David going out of his way to pick up my mum and I, and bring us to the property. Thank you so much for all your help! This was the perfect escape to relax, unwind and create memorable moments with my parents.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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gl0b3tr0ttR wrote a review Mar 2022
Gold Coast, Australia105 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed in a luxury cabin. It seems quite new. Very nicely designed throughout. We enjoyed the outdoor bath and the pools (2). The main building is beautifully restored and breakfast and dinner in the Homage restaurant are excellent. Extensive wine list. The Barn is a lesser option for lunch. Service was good, not outstanding, a bit patchy at times. Overall, it was a pleasant stay and we'd likely return.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 25 Mar 2022
Dear gl0b3tr0ttR, Thank you for your review! Our Luxury Cabins are our newest addition to the retreat, having been built in 2020. They do have a lovely warm interior and stunning outdoor bath, so we’re really pleased you enjoyed those aspects. We love that Homage, situated within the Homestead, was an excellent experience for you. Thank you also for your feedback on our more relaxed, informal dining option at The Barn, which is now available 7 days from 11.30am – 8pm. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest regards, Claire and the team at Spicers Hidden Vale
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Julia A wrote a review Feb 2022
Cleveland, Australia37 contributions3 helpful votes
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We’ve been married and run a business for over 20 years. Our stay at Spicers Hidden vale was just what the Dr ordered. We can’t recommend the gorgeous, classy rooms and epic views highly enough. The return to nature: views and hikes; and visiting the animals here was refreshing and a great destress. It is a bit off grid but worth it. The only slight negative was my dryyyy pork schnitzel and the hubbys tough steak. The meals looked first class - so maybe this was a one off. Still edible and enjoyed our night regardless. Deserts were lovely. Staff were great. Cocktail menu could use some pizazz. You can bring your furiend if you’re willing to stay in the China room. (But you will miss out on the epic view from other rooms). There are balconies on the nice rooms but I don’t believe
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale
Responded 24 Feb 2022
Dear juliaaD431TU, Thank you very much for your review. It is so wonderful to hear Spicers Hidden Vale provided a much-needed break for you. Being situated amongst 12,000 acres certainly provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Set within the rolling hills of the Little Liverpool Ranges, many of our rooms capture views and we’re so pleased you enjoyed this aspect of your stay. We’re so glad your dessert at Homage was lovely and thank you for your feedback on the other elements of this experience. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Claire and the team at Spicers Hidden Vale
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Vennisa S wrote a review Feb 2022
Sydney, Australia9 contributions14 helpful votes
After a 2021 postponement for our special event, we were so pleased that our event took place in January 2022! The accommodation was splendid, and well looked after and the grounds was so great to explore (would recommend the chefs tour!). All the staff onsite were absolutely fabulous, in particular Belinda and Liam who took absolute care with all of our guests, staff and musicians. A special and A+++++ shout out to the fantastic Morgan who absolutely went above and beyond (who even personally drove some guests into town and back!). Not a single thing was any trouble and she was a joy to work with. Everyone was super personable and approachable and it wouldn't have gone so superbly smooth without the team. The only thing I might comment on is the lack of 'snack/lighter/in
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 14 Feb 2022
Dear vennisas, Thank you very much for your review! It was fantastic to see your event unfold and everyone really enjoying themselves. From our accommodation to the market garden tour to the care from our team we are so pleased every aspect of your stay was splendid. We are also very excited with a new menu now being offered in our Barn, which provides greater dining options throughout the day. We look forward to welcoming you again in August! Warmest regards Claire and the team at Spicers Hidden Vale
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razza61 wrote a review Dec 2021
Gatton, Australia367 contributions170 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Spicers Hidden Vale Both times have been for a special celebration and on each occasion we have been made to feel very special. On this occasion we were welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival to our room which was such a special thought and greatly appreciated. We booked a room, dinner and breakfast package and stayed in the 2 bedroom suite with our friends. The room was fabulous with 2 separate hotel style bedrooms with ensuites and then had a common sitting room with 2 comfy lounge chairs and a fabulous large window seat that looked out over the lawn to the lap pool and valley below. There was also a small outdoor patio which was a lovely spot to enjoy a morning cuppa. Dinner was fantastic in the Homage restaurant with such a
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 31 Dec 2021
Dear razza61, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are absolutely delighted to have been able to surprise you with a bottle of wine on arrival to help with your celebrations. Our two-bedroom suite and two-bedroom cottages are perfect for friends or family traveling together and it is lovely to hear you found this accommodation to be fabulous for your visit. We are so glad you enjoyed the new Homestead, the attentive service from our team and the flavours in our locally sourced menu. And yes, the views from the Homestead veranda are just superb! We look forward to welcoming you back soon and wish you a very happy new year. Warmest regards, Claire and the team at Spicers Hidden Vale
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Jo H wrote a review Dec 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Thought this was going to be great overnight retreat for our family - two family members were having birthdays. While the setting is fabulous & the staff friendly it didn't live up to the expectations of a 5-star venue. The hotel style rooms were adequate but nothing special (few functionality issues.) The meals were a disappointment. Attention to detail absent, service slow. The smoke-house beef which the waitress suggested was tough & challenging to eat. We weren't supplied with steak knives or seasoning. It came with vegetable sides - one was cucumber (3 out of 4 don't eat cucumber) & that wasn't communicated effectively. The dessert choices were uninspiring & just not that nice. No one finished their dessert. Breakfast consisted of a hot meal only & it was just ok.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 5 Dec 2021
Dear Jo H, Thank you very much for your review and a very happy birthday to your family members! We’re so pleased to hear you loved the surrounds of Hidden Vale and found all of our team to be friendly. We have a number of different room types, which provide different options and styling depending on the experience you are looking for. The team would be more than happy to suggest something different for your next stay. We are always looking for ways to improve so please do feel free to reach out to the retreat directly regarding your experience and we would be more than happy to look into this further for you. It is absolutely wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre. The partnership between the University of Queensland and the Turner Family Foundation certainly is contributing an incredible amount of research towards wildlife management and conservation in South East Queensland, which we are incredibly proud to be a part of. We look forward to hearing from you. Warmest regards, Claire and the team at Spicers Hidden Vale
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Kawana Travellers wrote a review Nov 2021
Kawana Island, Australia2343 contributions575 helpful votes
We were really looking forward to our weekend at Hidden Vale and could not have been more disappointed. Our room was not particularly clean, with dead bugs and dead flies. Stains on the bed head. The handle fell off in the shower as did the toilet roll holder. We had two breakfasts and two dinners at the Homage restaurant and only one of them we enjoyed. The first dinner, the Wagyu was quite nice, however it went downhill from there. We like creative food however the bacon and eggs was almost unpalatable. Lunch at The Barn even worse the food was simply revolting. Spicers sent me a feedback questionnaire which I completed with all of the above comments. You would think for the amount of money we had paid that at least they would acknowledge the feedback, we gave heard
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Claire Sinclair, Other at Spicers Hidden Vale
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Hi KawanaTravellers, Thank you for your time on the phone. I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with me directly. I look forward to welcoming you back to the retreat. Kind regards Spicers Hidden Vale team
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Madeline M wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had a lovely stay out at Spicers. Our room (Heritage Suite) was immaculate and cosy. We enjoyed the cheese and wine tasting (well worth it, as you get full glasses of wine, not tasting sizes). Food is excellent as always, the 3 course dinner was delicious. Also enjoyed the wildlife tour we went on. Beautiful gardens, buildings and pool. Would stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Claire Sinclair, Other at Spicers Hidden Vale
Responded 27 Oct 2021
Hi A4826HLmadelinem, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The team will be so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very happy to see people visiting the wildlife center as it is such an amazing facility with a passionate team. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Spicers Hidden Vale Team
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Azura28 wrote a review Oct 2021
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
We didn’t stay at the hotel - just went to the restaurant. The menu has changed and you have to spend $65 for one course or $85 for 2 courses. The food took ages to arrive and was average and small in size - definitely not worth $65. We all left hungry. Unfortunately won’t be returning as it’s a beautiful location. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Dear Azura28, Thank you for your review. We are pleased we were able to offer a one course option as part of our ever-changing menu. We do highly recommend either 2 or 3 courses for the full hatted experience. For a more relaxed dining option, our Barn is also open for lunch each weekend. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the location where we are fortunate to be situated within 12,000 acres of beautiful, undulating landscape. We would love to welcome you to our Barn dining as an alternate option for the future. Best regards, The team at Hidden Vale
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