Guest Comments 2014
Please enjoy our favourite comments from the Guest Book each month.
“From the moment we arrived we were overwhelmed by the beauty, comfort and calm of the place, welcomed by the sound of soft jazz and sweet aromas as we opened the door. This is exactly what we needed and more than we expected! As residents of hustle-bustle Sydney, Allawah gave us a chance to escape and celebrate our 5 year anniversary as we had hoped, just the two of us enjoying each others company, relaxing, rejuvenating and recentering. The simple joy of hearing the birds sing, their wings flap as they flew by, the breeze rustle through the trees, the insects buzz or flutter by, is something we are starved of as city dwellers. It was wonderful and almost magical to be able to enjoy it all each day of our stay. Long baths, bright days, fresh air, the sense of merging outdoors and indoors, and all the little things we needed right at our fingertips from aromatic toiletries to earth-friendly washing detergents meant we could truly be carefree and melt into the weekend for all it had to offer. The icing on the cake was our visit from Lynn who gave us amazing massages from top to toe and took us to a whole new level of relaxation. On our first day here we decided we would definitely come back and likely even make a tradition of it. Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful place. It truly is a retreat and we will certainly return.”
“It’s hard to know where to start – the joy of listening to the symphony of birds, the beautiful view, the playful wrens, the frog hunting months on the bedroom door, the serenity, the black kangaroos/wallabies that had us wondering what they were (the are male wallaroos! Melanie), the peaceful bench with a view, I could go on. It all makes for a very memorable weekend and we will be back again. Thank you.”
“John surprised me with Somewhere Unique as a 10 year wedding anniversary gift. And what a surprise it was! I have never stayed anywhere so beautiful and serene!! The love and attention to detail with which you designed this beautiful place is obvious and makes any couple in love feel so special and spoilt! The food was delicious and the massage from Lynn was divine! We will definitely be back and cannot wait for the next time – thank you so much for helping us celebrate our milestone and making it one of the most memorable experiences of our married lives! Thanks again and all the best. ”
“Thank you so much Melanie and Grant for a truly relaxing stay. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Right from the start you have made reservation easy and simple. We appreciate all the info you have given us. Spanish night @ Cafe Wollombi was lovely and we enjoyed mingling with the locals! Thanks for the recommendations. The retreat is faultless and you have anticipated our every need. The food you provided was delicious and plentiful. We love how you showcase local produce at every opportunity from the cheeses to the wonderful lavender toiletries. Special thanks for the fast internet. It gave us the chance to Skype our 5 and 2 year old kids good night. It was their first time to be away from Mum and Dad. You have created a haven here in Wollombi. We will definitely be back – next time, we will try Lowanna! We can’t wait to tell our family and friends about Somewhere Unique.”
“We came to celebrate my husband’s 60th Birthday – could not have picked a better retreat. Firstly to walk into a beautiful room with air-conditioning creating a cool oasis after the heat outside – then to have the gentle strains of Norah Jones to greet us. Bliss!! Beautifully appointed, fitted with all the goodies one could hope for. Loved the meals provided – excellent food, delicious wine and a view that acted as a balm to the senses. We made use of and enjoyed the outlook from both verandahs, but the favourite spot (especially for watching the sunrise) was the bench sited near the cliff edge. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches and the sheer quality of both toiletries and foodstuffs provided. Certainly this will not be our last visit.”
“Can’t really add any more than has been said already, but it has been an amazing experience, and total relaxation. We travelled from the UK and spent 3 days in Fremantle after New Year, then flew to Sydney, so this enforced rest is helping us to overcome the jet lag! The whole place is beautifully fitted out and you have thought of everything. The food was delicious and apart from lunch at Margan winery on Sunday, we have not needed anything else. To add to our enjoyment we were excited to see kangaroos and to hear a kookaburra.”