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“Relaxing and easy stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Relaxing and easy stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

I stayed for two nights in June 2014 with my elderly aunt (aged in her early 70s). We had a two bedroom villa which was just perfect - luxurious but unpretentious. The bathroom was superb - one of the nicest hotel bathrooms I have ever seen, and the bath itself was deep and long and very comfortable. We had dinner the first night in the restaurant at Tamarind, and breakfast both mornings, and the staff coped easily with our food preferences (some dislikes, some intolerances). The second night (a Monday night) we had dinner at the Long Apron restaurant at Spicers Clovelly Estate, where the service from Courtney was the best we've experienced anywhere in Queensland. We would both return in a flash. My only issue was that it was a bit of a challenge for my aunt to walk from our cabin to the restaurant and back in the dark - there was some lighting along the road but if I hadn't had a torch it would have been tricky.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wills68
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Good Afternoon,
Thank you for the review of your stay at Spicers Tamarind. I am pleased to hear that you and your Aunt enjoyed your stay and were able to relax in the comfort of the villas.
I appreciate your concerns with the pathway lighting and I am presently upgrading our lighting options across the property.
It is wonderful to be able to offer our guests the option to dine at our sister property, Clovelly. It is a very different experience then the Tamarind and I am pleased you enjoyed the two properties.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the property in the future.
Regards,
Bobbie
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bli Bli
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Lovely & peaceful the highlight for us was the hot tub in the afternoon so private. We loved the delicious food as a vegetarian it was so flavor some, very keen to come back for lunch with some friends,

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melissa & Richa... C
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback. With the beautiful sunny days and the cool nights, the hot tub on the private villa deck is the place to be! I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and enjoy each others company and the property.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the property in the future.
Regards,
Bobbie
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Manly
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Wonderful hot spa and well appointed rooms. The Tamarind restaurant is amazing - meals were delicious and service was great!
Very close to Maleny and lovely views from the room.
The staff are friendly and keen to make your stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aaron & Zorica W
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Aaron & Zorica,
Thank you for your recent review after staying with us at Spicers Tamarind.
I am please you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax and appreciate our beautiful property. Such a lovely time of year up here and perfect hot tub weather!
We look forward to welcoming you both back next time you need to escape.
Regards,
Bobbie
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Brisbane Adelaide Street
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Just relax and enjoy your surroundings. Villas are beautiful with everything you need for a relaxing time you really don't need to leave the property if you just want to relax and enjoy the tranquillity, and most important the amazing food at the restaurant ... Best Thai I have tasted.
The spa is a must !! staff just make you forget everything.. the best.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorraine W
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Lorraine W,
Thank you for your recent review regarding you stay with us here at Spicers Tamarind. I am glad that you enjoyed the property and were able to relax and experience all that we have to offer our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the area in the future.
Regards,
Bobbie
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Alderley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This place was perfect for our girls' weekend. We experienced fine dining in the restaurant, magnificent treatments at the day spa, cosy accommodation with a fire place and the local town centre with great country shops.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa H
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Lisa H,
Thank you for your review. I appreciate your time in advising us of your recent stay.
I am glad you enjoyed your 'Girls Weekend' and that our property offered you a great place to relax and spend time with your friends. The Forest Villa that you were in is great for groups such as 'Girls Weekends' as it is spacious yet homely.
It was a pleasure having you all stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the property in the future.
Regards,
Bobbie
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Robina, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Complete rest and relaxation in the wonderful, crisp mountain air is guaranteed. The privacy ensured by the thoughtful location of each villa allows one to feel as though no other guests are on the premises. One is surrounded by stunning garden views, playful birds and the sound of a stream bubbling close by. A warm log fire, a spacious villa and excellent meals make for a prefect romantic escape from the city. The staff are friendly, engaging and very keen to make one's stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RJ_and_PS
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
RJ & PS,

Thank you for your recent review of your stay with us at Spicers Tamarind. Your description of your stay is very detailed and a great example of what we offer here in the hinterland and exactly what guests will experience here at Spicers Tamarind.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the property in the future.
Regards,
Bobbie Murphy
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St Lucia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

My husband and I had a magical overnight stay at the Tamarind - make sure you book for the gourmet experience and enjoy the 5 course degustation - you wont be disappointed! The property is beautiful and the staff are extremely warm and inviting - will be returning for longer stay next time!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicola C
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asst_gm_tamarind, General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Nicola C,
We hope you have returned home well rested after your recent getaway.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at Spicers Tamarind. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time away and were able to appreciate our beautiful property.
We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer escape next time.
Regards,
Bobbie Murphy
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Property: Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Address: 88 Obi Lane S, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Maleny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Maleny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Spicers Tamarind Retreat 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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