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Perfect weekend getaway
From the minute you commence your drive up the driveway you begin to relax. Spicers truly is a beautiful part of the world, whether you are strolling through the gardens, watching kangaroos, relaxing by the pool and spa or just being greeted by the friendly reception or restaurant staff you truly will have a wonderful time here. Restaurant Botanica was great for both dinner and breakfast and I would only recommend a stay when the restaurant is open. Our room was spacious, beds comfy and I loved the bath tub. The communal lounge room is a great idea and I loved reading the birthday book. You won’t regret a decision to stay here.
Pick the right room and have a great stay
We had a nice stay but did feel disappointed with the quality of our room (the one above reception) given the significant price we paid at an off peak period. Our room had no verandah or outdoor space to sit and enjoy a glass of wine which was something we had really looked forward to as part of our Hunter Valley experience. The bathroom had a spa bath but no window, only a small vanity and the room generally could have been in any four star hotel anywhere. Having said that, it looked as if the other rooms were larger with outdoor spaces so if you pick the right room, all good! On the plus side, the team were friendly and breakfast at the Botanical restaurant was delicious. We enjoyed a lot of time at the pool and spa essentially having it to ourselves which felt very luxurious. We had a good time but it felt expensive for what was delivered overall.
No Luxury 5star here
We had stayed at Spicers a few years ago and we loved it. So we where looking forward to spending a few days for our 40th wedding anniversary. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. From unfriendly reception staff to wait staff at breakfast. We got into our room and was surprised (especially in covid times when hygiene is at the forefront of everyone's mind) that the toiletries are refill reuse pump packs, tea and coffee amenities were not great ( i don't think anyone in charge has ever tried a cup of one of the teas) biscuits where in an unsealed jar, milk was in an unsealed bottle. We went to sit down and the lounge was covered in stains. We had to put a towel down before we could sit on it. Room was not particularly clean. We decided to eat at the restaurant Botanic, the food was enjoyable, except for my garden salad that consisted of 5 untossed and undressed cos lettuce leaves. At $12 a serve i thought it was a bit much. We also felt rushed and they wanted us out so they can clean up. Breakfast time came we went to the reasturant and got a look of WTF are you doing here I want to go home when we walked through the door. There was no point stating our disappointment at the time as there seemed to be no one in charge and our dissatisfaction would just go unnoticed. I certainly felt that Spicers has dated and $700 per night it was not a 5star experience. I would not recommend Spices to anyone as I have done in the past. Much nicer places to stay for us next time
Easter long weekend
I would give 10 stars if I could, absolutely amazing place to stay. The best in the Hunter Valley by far. The rooms are amazing with an amazing spa and fire place. Having the hunters best restaurant within the same grounds is an added bonus An incredible place you will want to return to.
Absolutely loved our stay in a luxury spa suite. Quite spacious with two separate outdoor verandas. Checkin was very easy. Staff members were all extremely helpful and friendly. Room immaculate. Fell in love with the heated bathroom and Leif products. Room service from restaurant botanica was superb! Breakfast was delicious and peaceful in Botanica. Book well in advance, loved this Spicers getaway. Would also recommend upstairs rooms if you are not mobile impaired.
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