The suite included a deluxe spa room where I stayed – and a standard queen room where my mother slept. While my mother opted for the standard room, I couldn’t help but feel guilty!
My room was huge (around 55 square metres), while my mother’s room seemed quite small by comparison (around 29 square metres).
My room (415) included a kitchenette and a spacious lounge and dining area which led to a balcony offering some great views. The bathroom featured the spa bath, which doubled as a shower. My large bedroom housed a king size bed.
My mother’s room (416) offered a queen size bed, table and work chair (although an extra sitting chair arrived just as we were leaving). There was one smallish window. The bathroom included a large walk in shower. Tea and coffee making facilities were stored in the wardrobe.
One of the reasons for my mother’s room choice was her lack of mobility, which meant she couldn’t have accessed the spa/shower. (Another was her desire to `spoil’ her daughter!)
Fortunately the design of the suite was such that we could close the external suite entry door to the two rooms, meaning my mother could use my living and kitchen area at any time.
Most importantly Balgownie Estate provided a great basis from which to explore the Yarra Valley’s many attractions.
What: Rooms 415 and 416, Balgownie Estate, Yarra Valley
Why: A short family break.
When: March 21 to 23, 2016
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For more information on Balgownie visit the website.
- accommodation, review, Victoria
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