We visit the Hunter every couple of months and so when our team was invited to experience all that Spicer’s Retreat had to offer we were looking forward to a boutique like experience.
The retreat is a private estate surrounded by vineyards and bushland with an award winning restaurant (Restaurant Botanica), Spa Anise, an open fireplace, swimming pool and hot spa. The retreat hosts 12 luxurious guest rooms and our King Spa room was beautiful. Inspiration was plenty with French doors and a large veranda (overlooking the morning Kangaroo’s!). We also had our own bluestone fireplace.
On the last night we dined at Restaurant Botanica which was and still is one of the best restaurants we’ve been to in the Hunter. The menu was seasonal and fresh using ingredients from the restaurant’s very own kitchen garden.
The team at Spicer’s asked us to capture what we thought our stay was all about and here is our homely yet luxurious experience: