4.6 out of 5

"Found the Room comfortable (Very ) Winery Cellar Door was fantastic as so the Wines Restaurant insanely good grounds and facilities were great would g ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Yarra Glen awaits you at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa. You'll be within a 10-minute walk of Alowyn Gardens and 2 km (1.2 mi) from Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include a full-service spa, a winery, and a restaurant.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 70 rooms feature free WiFi, safes, and hairdryers. Fridges, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient, and minibars provide refreshments.

A day of pampering at Natskin Spa Retreat can include massages, body scrubs, and facials along with aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The restaurant, Raes Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, health club, outdoor tennis court, and spa tub. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a sauna. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Yarra Glen hotel, you'll be 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Yileena Park and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from De Bortoli - Yarra Valley.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$127 per night

Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Privilege Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden Terrace Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa ratings based on 627 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Found the Room comfortable (Very ) Winery Cellar Door was fantastic as so the Wines Restaurant insanely good grounds and facilities were great would go back in a heartbeat

Posted by , from Noraville NSW on 26 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful outlook. Lovely room

Really enjoyed the lovely environs and comfortable bed

Posted by on 26 May 2018

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5 out of 5
Wonderful welcoming staff, very accommodating .. very relaxing stay.

Posted by on 15 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent choice

Pros: Facilities readily available on-site, everything you need. Room was well equipped and spacious
Cons: Our room was a little noisy at night, with generators able to be heard going on and off during the night and audible from the bedroom.
Location: More winery options than you'll need. Chocolatier a few short kms from the resort, Yarra Valley dairy is also a must.
Great resort atmosphere. For short stays you really don't have to leave. With a day spa, restaurant, cellar door & excellent views it really is a beautiful choice of accomodation for those new to the area or returning visitors. Amazing dining at Rae's restaurant and very friendly cellar door staff willing to help with you wine choice, We greatly enjoyed our weekend stay and will be back very soon!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 7 May 2018

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5 out of 5
The reception (staff) were fantastic and very engaging. The room was impeccable; the spa was good - just enough room for two; the bed was one of the best I have slept in; the views were great; the breakfast was to die for. The entire experience was very memorable. One down-side was that there was no Fox Footy.... ;-( We had to talk to one another... LOL

Posted by , from Melbourne on 16 Apr 2018

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3 out of 5

comfortable bed

Pros: View was magnificent and location was great.
Cons: Rooms could have been cleaner as dust was over some items. Breakfast was cold and not replenished enough.
Location: Location is right in the heart of the Yarra Valley and ideal location to spend several days.
Bed was very comfortable but unfortunately we were unable to take a shower as it was over the spa, and we were unable to climb over the side.

Posted by , from Victoria on 14 Apr 2018

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3 out of 5

Nice Hotel, not exactly a resort.

Pros: Location, restaurant.
Cons: Rooms need updating, staff need to do a course in customer service and communication.
Location: Located in the Yarra Valley near Yarra Glen and Healesville. Close to the Chocolate factory.
For paying over 200 per night a little more customer service would go a long way in this 'resort'. A lot of things around the resort need servicing and perhaps updating. A little over priced for what it really is. The restaurant was enjoyable for dinner and staff in restaurant polite. Reception staff don't smile, lack enthusiasm and don't ask how your stay was or give you any details of the day spa.

Posted by on 13 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5
beautiful place to stay. The sofa bed was quite uncomfortable though.

Posted by on 10 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5
The room had everything that we wanted and was very comfortable. The experience in the spa watching the sunset was amazing!

Posted by on 8 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

Relaxing and very comfy

Pros: The hotel was quiet and had a fantastic view. We enjoyed watching the movies.
Cons: I hate the little hair dryers and would much prefer a full sized one.
Location: We enjoyed the location and loved the wineries, cheese and chocolate stops near by
We stayed one night at the Balgownie Estate as we could only get one nights stay rather than the three we had hoped for. The room was spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed the view,spa and the tranquility. The food at the restaurant was fabulous.

Posted by , from Victoria on 29 Mar 2018

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About the Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

Location 1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC 3775

Property Features

A winery is on site. Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and an indoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A health club, a hot tub, and a sauna are also featured at the luxury Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Yarra Glen hotel.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 7 conference rooms
  • Winery on site
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (60.4 km / 37.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa offers 70 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower, a complimentary bathrobe and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay-per-view films. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Raes Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court and a health club are featured at the hotel. An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna. Children aged under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Segway rental/tour on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Natskin Spa Retreat has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a spa tub and a steam room. The spa is open daily.

  • Mud bath in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 1 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 35.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 35.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Union Pay


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD28.5 for adults and AUD12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD35.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD35.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Balgownie Estate Resort Yarra Glen
  • Balgownie Estate Resort
  • Balgownie Estate Yarra Glen
  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard Hotel Yarra Glen
  • Balgownie Estate Vineyard Hotel

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.