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123 Alpine Tce, Mount Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland 4272 Australia
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Tamborine
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The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mt Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens and lush rainforest, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views at the rear of the property through the surrounding valleys as far as the Gold Coast and beyond. Featuring romantic chalet style villas in a garden setting with a Balinese flavour, plus the "Edge House" family accommodation, an award-winning Day Spa, private Gold Class Cinema and a spectacular tree house common room in the rainforest.
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Matt W wrote a review May 2022
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My partner and I stayed for 4 nights, and we do not recommend for the following reasons. Villa walls look solid but don’t be fooled….you can hear the neighbours even at normal conversation levels. Every footstep can also be heard. Villas are supposed to be for couples and on arrival you sign a document agreeing to have no more than 2 people in the villa, however our adjoining villa had 4 people at stages and the same drunken LOUD couple kept us awake with yahooing and noise until 2am! We complained to the onsite manager Carolynn who called them but said she could do nothing and that the couple said they were not being loud…she didn’t even come down to hear for herself even though she is on site. Apparently they were getting married and we were supposed to just put up with it. Quote from Carolynn…. “Perhaps you could have been a little more gracious and understanding to the couple getting married”. This is an unacceptable response considering their actions totally wrecked our stay. A wedding isn’t a free pass to being inconsiderate. Whilst the villa was clean and tidy inside, the outside grounds including lookout were overgrown and there were some maintenance issues. The AC was very loud even on silent mode (which made it hard to sleep) and the kitchen downlights kept flickering. The large feature bathroom window where the spa bath is had cobwebs and mould of several different colours…black, slimy grey and red (never seen red mould before), and the area it looked onto was pretty disgusting and looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in years. The breakfast was excellent, and the bed was very comfortable. To summarise, I think Escarpment is overpriced considering its dated décor (1980s?) and level of maintenance and we do not recommend it…especially for couples looking for a quiet romantic getaway. We will never stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Do not recommend. Especially for couples looking for a quiet romantic getaway.
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brynic89 wrote a review Apr 2022
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
We frequented The Escarpment Retreat for our honeymoon in April 2022 and found it to be a welcoming, peaceful and relaxing home-away-from-home for 7 days. On our arrival we were welcomed to a very large, private 'lodge', with king-sized poster bed, spa bath, lounge, and private balcony overlooking the garden. The staff were very accommodating, offering use of their cinema, day-spa and outdoor areas (which includes an amazing deck with outlook back towards the northern Gold Coast). The daily meals (breakfast included) was just amazing - with "The Works" breakfast every morning filling us up for the day! The meals were generous, and very well cooked. Next door is an excellent country pub, St Bernards, which we frequented a number of times. Overall, we were extremely happy with our 'retreat' at The Escarpment, and would highly recommend it for a weekend away, romantic holiday, base to explore Tamborine Mountain or a mountain retreat.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in Room 1, and found it private and welcoming.
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robdevo wrote a review Mar 2022
Mackay, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
On arrival at the gate the sign says “ Luxury Accommodation & Spa” What a joke! We were incredulous as we walked through the house, verandah furniture that should be dumped, mould on ceilings & screens, filthy windows, mould in bathroom, just old and unloved! The list goes on…Do not believe photos at all! Only positives were the beds and massages by 2 lovely masseuse! Mt Tambourine is just beautiful and the people,food, wine was wonderful! Carolyn was not helpful and I believe should not be in the customer service or for tourism industries at all!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Chrisb wrote a review Mar 2022
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The reality of the accomodation certainly did not match the photos and we were charged a premium price Mildew and mould in the bathroom and also on ceiling of one bedroom. Broken and dilapidated outdoor furniture. Towels from previous guests were hanging in the wardrobe. The saving grace was the massage. Would not recommend this accomodation to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Victarto wrote a review Mar 2022
Mackay5 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed in the “the edge” house at the escarpment.. what a total disappointment for accomodation. Do not believe the photo of this house as it must have been taken many years ago.. the house and verandah screens were broken and green with dust and mould. the verandah furniture ready for the dump with cushions stained and unusable until we requested clean sheets to cover them. The view from the house verandah and lovers lookout was overgrown and not visible. Felt the need to wash any crockery before use.. While some requests regarding the cleanliness were met it was not done graciously. The beds were comfortable and the ladies that attended to my massage were fantastic. Not value for money at all..
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Diane C wrote a review Mar 2022
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Three nights at The Edge house and disappointed by the lack of maintenance, stained chairs, mould, cobwebs, old dated furniture not to mention the overgrown gardens ….. you couldn’t see the view ! Thank goodness for the amazing massage I had, the wonderful people I was with and the serenity This place really needs some TLC !!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Marik-Ka wrote a review Jan 2022
Gold Coast, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights here over New Years and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay. The room was clean and had plenty of space for us both. We were greeted with champagne and chocolate. Carolyn was extremely helpful and couldn’t do enough for us going above and beyond to organise transport for us. The breakfast we had each day was delicious and quickly prepared. The day spa, where we had a massage and facial was incredible. It was relaxing and tailored to our needs, we would thoroughly recommend staying here. We will be back again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lucy D wrote a review Jul 2021
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions7 helpful votes
Then this is the place for you! This theme extends from the build of the villas to the furnishings. Someone backed in a container load of Balinese furniture in 1992, plonked it into these Villas and that's all she wrote. It stands to reason therefore that the accommodation feels extremely dated. If you are looking for bright and hamptons-esq, this is definitely not the place for you. Everything could do with a complete do-over at best, or a freshen up at a minimum (both inside and out) - which in fairness is kind of reflective of Mt Tamborine overall. The bathroom is quite a size (is that important in a couples retreat?) however 1985 called and wants its tiles and fittings back. Also, 1985 was probably the last time it had a really good scrub. As mentioned by another poster, I can confirm that the air con unit is indeed wall shakingly NOISY. Wow. The one in our Villa competed with the one in the next Villa making it about as relaxing as trying to sleep on a WW2 airfield. Another poster also mentioned the toilet paper situation; totally agree, bring your own back up roll. On the plus side, the cooked breakfast (included as part of the stay) was very well done and they lady staffing the dining room was lovely (and is the only reason this is an Average review, rather than a Poor one). The owner/manager(?) who was the only other staff member present during our two night stay was efficient but not particularly the model of "mine jovial innkeeper". Didn't worry me but I could see how the lack of "welcoming warmth" could be off putting. Apropos of nothing but in the handy to know category, although I got to drink my welcome glass of sparkling wine, I left my welcome chocolate on the bedside table for later in the stay. A mouse (choosing mouse as opposed to rat) ate most of it before I could, including the cellophane wrapper. So top tips if you choose you spend top dollar staying here; keep perishables well wrapped/sealed or in the (tiny) fridge, BYO loo roll, avoid using the a/c, bring bleach (or an environmentally friendly equivalent) for a good old douse out of the spa bath, if you are planning on using it. My top, top tip however is, find somewhere nice at Montville for your weekend away.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Valda M wrote a review May 2021
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RELAX..... this place is a one and only, the ambience., the charm...just WOW. You walk around and suck in the sublime beauty. A treasured memory The breakfast was just a dining experience The accommodation, rustic timeliness, old style heritage, which just get more embracing........
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not expect modern 5 star decor, somethings need some R&R
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April wrote a review Apr 2021
Gold Coast, Australia17 contributions5 helpful votes
Huge luxurious cabins with a log fire, lovely walking tracks and views over the escarpment. We had couples massages in the Day Spa which were so relaxing. Beautiful breakfast in the dining room each morning, a fabulous place to unwind from the busy Gold Coast. Lots of places to see at Mt Tamborine and not too far to drive. Staff were excellent, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$199 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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escarpment hotel gold coast
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandBrisbane RegionScenic RimTamborine MountainMount Tamborine
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Escarpment Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Escarpment Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens (6.1 km), Tamborine Mountain (4.8 km), and Curtis Falls (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Escarpment Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Escarpment Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Escarpment Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Escarpment Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Escarpment Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Masala Shanti The Indian Experience, Three Little Pigs Bar & Bistro, and Hickory.
Is Escarpment Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Mount Tamborine.