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Roslyn23
Gold Coast, Australia

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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2022
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 congratulated for sending our tastebuds on a culinary journey. We wish we could have stayed another night as our stay was too short - will aim for a luncheon on the terrace overlooking the valley below as our next venture to Hidden Vale. Thank you for everything.
Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2022

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.

Date of stay: March 2022
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General Manager, General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 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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Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

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 dogs are permitted on these.

Room tip: Book activities in advance as the activity centre was closed for the duration of our stay, so we missed out on the mountain bike hire etc
Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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General Manager, General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 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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Reviewed 9 February 2022

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 between' foods such as pizza, toasties or anything basic. The bar menu was fine, but it all got a little heavy with the meat and finding something in between the dinner bar menu and a cheese platter was a little difficult to come by.

We look forward to coming again in August (and very much hope to work with the team again!).

Date of stay: January 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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General Manager, General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 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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Reviewed 27 December 2021

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 tasty array of flavours of onsite and local foods. The staff were so attentive and accommodating with service and photos. This was our first visit since the new homestead has been built and it is such a credit to Spicers to have created such a beautiful space following the original theme of the old homestead. We enjoyed pre dinner drinks out on the verandah as well as breakfast in the morning and the views out over the valley are stunning at the moment with everything so green. All staff, from check in... to restaurant... to grounds... to cleaning, were super friendly and our stay was most enjoyable. Thank you. We did not want to leave and can't wait to return.

Date of stay: December 2021
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General Manager, General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2022

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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