Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley, Australia, 3775 - See map
5-star Resort
Free Wi-Fi
8.7
Excellent
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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

"Luxurious spacious room with a view of the valley."

Xiang S. - August 21, 2019

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Hygiene Plus
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Property highlightsRead all 970 reviews
Excellent cleanliness
8.8 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.8 room quality and comfort
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 86% of guests
Excellent service
8.5 rating for service

Wanted a place with good cellar, good restaurant, good service and most important of all, a good, comfortable and luxurious room.

Shui P. | June 27, 2017

This area has a lot to offer, staying at the resort opened up a nice range of activities to do whilst staying;

becky | March 14, 2020

The staff were friendly, the wine and food were good and the ambience of the restaurant was fantastic.

Shui P. | June 27, 2017

Raes restaurant was beautiful and the wine tasting session helped us choose our wine for the dinner.

becky | March 14, 2020

The wine tasting was fantastic, the staff so friendly and accommodating.

Donna | March 13, 2020

Probably the nicest accommodation we've experienced - ever.

Ian | February 28, 2020

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Steamroom

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Yarra Valley in the last 24 hoursCompared to 107 Yarra Valley properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center65 km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

8.8
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Two Bedroom Apartment
Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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Privilege Suite
Privilege Suite
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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2 Bedroom Suite Spa
2 Bedroom Suite Spa
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  • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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1 Bedroom Suite Spa
1 Bedroom Suite Spa
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Country/region view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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One-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath
One-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Garden Terrace Room
Garden Terrace Room
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath
Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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King Room with Garden View
King Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath and Mountain View
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with Spa Bath and Mountain View
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Special Offer - Duo Dreaming
Special Offer - Duo Dreaming
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa?

A stay at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa?

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

  • 7.2
    Very good

    "Overall, the experience was good."

    Connie S.

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    December 5, 2017

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Bathroom

    "Love the heater in the toilet."

    Xiang S.

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    August 21, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "a very enjoyable stay."

    Paul

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    November 17, 2017

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Room size
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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
970 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.4
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Nice and big suite with pretty scenery.
HUI Y. from Singapore
Family with older children
More about Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

More about Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

Situated in Yarra Glen, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is the perfect place to experience Yarra Valley and its surroundings. The city center is merely 65 km away and the airport can be reached within 60 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

The hotel features 69 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, sauna, indoor pool, massage. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa.

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Food & Dining
13 mentions
Housekeeping
12 mentions
Breakfast
9 mentions
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7 mentions

What they offer

7.2
Very good

"I had a massage which was really nice."

becky

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March 14, 2020

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Rae's Restaurant
Cuisine:International, Australian
Menu:Buffet

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Reviews of Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa from real guests

Overall rating
8.7
Excellent
From 970 reviews
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8.9Cleanliness
8.9Room comfort and quality
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Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.4
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.5
Value for money8.0
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9.7
Exceptional
CHAN from China
Couple
2 Bedroom Suite Spa
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

fantastic experience staying in Balgownie Estate ”

room, staff services & facilities

we had a fantastic experience staying in Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, hotel room is spacious & tidy, with jacuzzi, location is great, wine & food is good, we even played tennis after fantastic wine tasting. wonderful experience.. recommended!

Reviewed November 14, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Jeeshan from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Romantic stay with a great value of money . ”

Location , Spa set up , Hotel Condition

My partner and I enjoyed our Yarra Valley overnight getaway. The resort had a great view, comfy suite, good facilities and a bathroom with an awesome view! I used to work for a luxury hotel chain and I couldn't help notice a things like a dusty bedside lampshade and dusty pendant lights over reception to name a couple. I'm sorry , I try my best not to go into "critique mode" but I just can't help it. When a place claims to be a 4.5 star luxury hotel, I expect it (facilities, people and experience) because I have experienced it. Overall, we had a great time and a relaxing stay.

Reviewed August 28, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Yu from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Nice view and great cellar”

Great country view

We stayed in this resort for the Yarra Valley wine tasting, the resort itself has a cellar. Very nice decoration and collection, the restaurant attached offers decent dishes. Very lovely view of the Yarra Glen, close to some famous Vineyard like de bortoli.

Reviewed October 01, 2012
9.7
Exceptional
Yuen from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Relaxing and Comfortable”

The cleanliness, spacious and spa

The resort is well managed but I fell it is not generous where your money is only pay for the room. It has no wifi provided in the room and Movies is chargeable. However, overall my family and I enjoyed our stay with Mercure Yarra Valley.

Reviewed December 05, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
Paul from Australia
Couple
Privilege Suite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Great weekend getaway”

Rooms were more akin to serviced apartments. On-site restaurant was excellent along with the wine cellar. Staff were friendly. Value for money in line with what you get with Australian hotels. Location is good in that it is in the middle of the Yarra Valley area, easy to navigate around from.

Reviewed December 29, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Shin from Singapore
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Suite Spa
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Great environment, great service”

The best apartment I had for my Melbourne trip. My kids enjoyed the spa in the room and had lotsa fun. I'll definitely come back here if I'm back in Yarra Valley.

Reviewed January 06, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Toh from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Beautiful hotel with great view”

Relax view

The room was very spacious and clean with a great view of Yarra Glenn's vine yard. The environment was peaceful and calm which was very relaxing. There's also a private Jacuzzi to ease your muscle after a long trip from Melbourne city. By walking to the top of the vine yard also allow you to catch the sunrise. Generally, a great hotel that i will definitely missed for a long time.

Reviewed December 24, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Jodie from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Fantastic 2nd stay here...”

We really loved Balgownie and all it had to offer. Brilliant, friendly staff in both the accommodation and restaurant areas, (Melissa at Reception, Hayley & Jess in the restaurant) delicious food, quick room service, delightful outlook and view and greatly appreciated complimentary upgrade for our 2nd stay in 2 weeks! The cooling system was difficult to manage tho and the bath towels too small. 2 minor issues that won't stop us staying there again in future :)

Reviewed February 01, 2018
8.0
Excellent
siti from Indonesia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

good food accompany with good view”

modern room, awesome menu, big room

It was an enjoyable stay. Eat lunch and dinner at the vineyard's restaurant. superb menu presentation. great wine and staff services. the room is modern and plenty of space. great bed. big plasma tv available in the room. great bathrooms with bathtub fit for 2 person, while looking at the great view of yarra valley area

Reviewed August 08, 2014
7.3
Very good
Chii from Singapore
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Suite Spa
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Great service and breathtaking scenery”

Beautiful views of the Yarra Valley, spacious rooms and luxurious furnishings, warm and hospitable staff.

We thoroughly enjoyed our one night in the resort. We were welcomed at reception by hospitable staff and arrived at our rooms to find them comfortably spacious and luxuriously furnished (the only exception being the weakly-powered hairdryer). The rooms offer beautiful views of the surrounding Yarra Valley and so does stepping outside the hotel. The staff were prompt and helpful with our requests. Our only regret was being unable to remain longer at the resort.

Reviewed December 18, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
HWEI from Singapore
Family with teens
Two Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Lovely & comfortable suite”

Location, cleanliness, room decor

My family only stayed for one night, but we were specifically looking for a 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom set-up so that we could get ready faster in the morning. The suite was very well-equipped with everything we required and more - spacious wash area & kitchen. View was lovely as well. Bed was really comfortable - we had a hard time getting out of bed. We immediately felt at home at the Balgownie, and wished that we could have stayed for longer.

Reviewed August 25, 2014
6.3
Good
Niobe from United States
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Not exactly what I expected”

vineyard scenery, cellar door, staff

I guess my expectations were high when the Balgownie Estate resort was recommended. I'm sure it could be much better and maybe it was just an off day. That said, I booked last minute and when we checked in I asked specifically if there was a room available with a balcony to be able to photograph the beautiful estate grounds. The receptionist said no but that our room had a fabulous view as all rooms do..NOT! Our room had a window with cobwebs and bird poo all over it and looked out at the backside of another building and onto the parking lot! Oh well...nothing that a little wine tasting couldn't cure and we were just in time to catch it before closing at 6pm. The gentleman at the cellar door was very knowledgeable and it was a delight to learn about the regional wines. Dinner at Rae's was good but not stella as expected for the price and the staff was very nice but I expected more sophistication at this price point. I also agree with one of the former reviewers that breakfast was disappointing when paying $32 pp. The eggs were runny, fruit looked reused and the nespresso machine couldn't keep up with people and didn't deliver hot drinks. My husband ended up ordering his coffee for extra. Luckily one of the staff (and I wish I caught her name) was nice enough to make me a complimentary flat white which was hot, saving the day Shameful that service can't be consistent for such a high end place.

Reviewed April 29, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Adrian from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Perfect Relaxation”

The place was excellent. Will always be back when I am at Yarra Valley

Reviewed August 15, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Peipei from Singapore
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Beautiful estate with nice rooms”

Scenery, room and cleanliness

Though it was an one night stay, we did enjoy ourselves very much. The estate was very pretty and we wished we had taken the rooms with balcony. Nonetheless, our room was clean and comfortable. Believed the resort offers some walking route around the estate for those who want to explore the beauty of it. However, we skipped it due to the wet weather and muddy grounds. Overall, do recommend for couples who would like to have some quiet time together.

Reviewed April 01, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Michelle from Malaysia
Couple
Privilege Suite
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

a short but enjoyable stay”

location room service

Hesitated initially when we saw the mixed reviews about Balgownie, but glad we chose it. Although rooms were bit dated, but well maintained and comfortable enough. Service was good as well. We had enjoyed our short and pleasant stay, and didn't want to leave the next day. Will be back.

Reviewed April 02, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
2 Bedroom Suite Spa
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Good times relax”

Views, breakfast and bed

Had a great stay in a two bedroom with breakfast. Really could spend two days in the resort and vineyard if you wanted. The power cut out on the morning I left but the staff did their best to make the stay better.

Reviewed December 16, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Tung from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Garden Terrace Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Beautiful Resort”

Our family stayed in the Spa Suite and the room is big for a family of 5. Restaurant is good but a bit over priced. Anyway, a good chance for a short stay in the Yarra Region.

Reviewed February 07, 2017
9.7
Exceptional
Peijun from Singapore
Couple
Garden Terrace Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Awesome beautiful hotel in Yarra valley”

Modern design with good facilities, pretty rooms and surrounding

Excellent stay. Would highly recommend. The hotel is clean and modern and surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Nice hiking trail to take photos and tennis courts available too!

Reviewed November 21, 2015
7.7
Very good
Nicole from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Lovely hotel, great views and beautiful spa”

Spacious rooms with good facilities

we went to balgownie for a wedding and had a fantastic weekend. the wedding was lovely and breakfast the next day was great. we stayed the saturday also and had massages at the day spa, natskin, which were wonderful. the swimming pool is small but has lots of massage jets and swim jets if you would like to get some exercise in. it's not a cheap weekend but a great get away for couples for a weekend.

Reviewed February 13, 2013
7.6
Very good
Shui from Singapore
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Suite Spa
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Fantastic night”

My family checked into Balgownie for a night out of Melbourne city. Wanted a place with good cellar, good restaurant, good service and most important of all, a good, comfortable and luxurious room. Balgownie did not disappoint us. The staff were friendly, the wine and food were good and the ambience of the restaurant was fantastic. The room was great with nice aromatic toiletries. We had a wonderful night.

Reviewed June 27, 2017
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