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“The most romantic,perfect, relaxing place!”
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Balinese Retreat
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“The most romantic,perfect, relaxing place!”
Reviewed 15 February 2011

The balinese retreat was the perfect setting to be asked the big question, Deborah and the staff did a great job of making it the best,valentines for us from the dozen roses to the chocolate and strawberries. The food was amazing and the bed was to die for. We spent most of our time enjoying the massive spa and waterfall shower. I will treasure the memories and will be visiting again for sure!

  • Stayed February 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

This is the place to stay for romance, reconnecting with your partner and to celebrate a special occasion. An indulgent afternoon included wine and cheese on the deck, followed by a 3 hour relaxation massage and then dinner cooked by our personal chef and served in the bale on the lake. The outlook from the opium bed is to die for, the step down bath is luxury and the food was amazing.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

Pride, Passion and Perfection sums up this hidden treasure.
Take the time to discover this wonderful sanctuary and experience the rejuvenation of your body, mind and soul in unique surroundings with friendly staff and wonderful treatments.
Virtually invisible, quiet and efficient service with a "just us" attitude was a refreshing change from corporate formulated establishments. Don't be fooled by the road in or the close proximity to suburban Melbourne....it is a gem with fantastic food and romance a plenty. Ideal for reconnecting and recharging. Thank you guys. We will be back.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

My husband and I satyed at the Balinese Retreat last month and found it to be a really unique and relaxing experience which is exactly what we needed. We didn't want to be around too many people or do too much, we just wanted a luxurious weekend to be together, to indulge in some spa treatments and just to unwind. It was the perfect quick winter getaway in beautiful setting. Will certainly be going back in Summer!

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

Incredible surroundings, from the plants to the various water features/areas. Great layout for each of the rooms - main bedroom, bathroom, exotic room and the dining area outside in the middle of the lake. Each area provided a great romantic environment where you could really focus on each other as a couple and not be distracted by silly things such as TVs that you get in boring old hotel rooms! The heated floor tiles were absolutely fantastic and all of the architecture detail involved was very impressive. The spa was also great with the window and view (which can be closed off but there's no need).

You can tell they really invested money in this place, and thought about exactly the type of getaway that it could create.

The early check-in time of 3pm is decent and allows for a great afternoon and night with dinner, and then with all the yummy breakfast requirements for the following morning. The check out time is also acceptable!

Staff were friendly and considerate.

My partner and I were able to celebrate our anniversary with privacy and romance, and it felt especially special because the area is yours for the night and no one else is involved or near by.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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St Kilda, Australia
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

My wife and I have stayed in many beautiful places in Australia but we have not experienced anything like this. Upon arrival at the Balinese Spa Retreat you are instantly drawn in to the beautiful and serene atmosphere that has been carefully and lovingly created by the resorts owners Deb and Mark. From the beautiful authentic Balinese interior to the stunning exterior of the retreat you will truly feel like you have escaped to your own secret Bali. We were treated with Massages, a Thai banquet for dinner and all the necessities to make our own breakfast each morning, all without ever having to go outside our front door.They even offered to wash our car! Now ask yourself what sort of resort does that!
When first learning that there was no TV, I have to admit that I was a bit worried we might get bored, however, we soon realised that there was plenty to keep us occupied and relaxed all at the same time. There is a beautiful spa that looks out onto a spectacular garden, board games, romantic walks, shopping about 10 minutes away and not to mention that some of Australia's finest wineries are just a 20 minute drive from the retreat (although you wouldn't think it once you are there). The best thing about our weekend though was the fact that we were able to reignite our marriage and spend uninterrupted quality time together in one of the most amazing places we have ever seen.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 June 2010

As someone who has stayed here a number of times for different special occasions, I cannot fault this establishment. The surrounds are spectacular leading to the room. Then upon entering the room a sense of relaxation overcomes you. The heated floors are a nice touch. The bathroom with a gorgeous view over gardens adds even more tranquility to the oppulence of the spa. The banquet was enormous - enough food for four. The bedding was extremely comfortable and we had one of the best nights sleep in a long time. Breakfast was provided in the fridge with a great selection of fresh produce. It was lovely eating breakfast over the water and watching the wildlife around us. The massages that had been organised for us were magnificent. My husband and I have travelled to many destinations across the world. We have stayed in many 5 star resorts and the Balinese Retreat exceeded our expectations. Anybody that would like to have an indulgent, romantic weekend away would not be disappointed with the Balinese Retreat.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Balinese Retreat
Address: 14 Mountain Cres, Montrose, Victoria 3765, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Montrose
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Montrose
Number of rooms: 4

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