Find peace, well-being, luxury, nature, coziness and style all in one place
LULU ESCAPES RATING: ★★★★★
Style: old farmhouse boutique hotel with modern installations, fashionable design & Asian influence in the gardens
Service: very kind, relaxed & welcoming
Facilities: spa & free parking
Wi-Fi: free - very good service throughout the hotel
Website: Empire SPA Retreat
Location: between Dunsbourogh & Yallingup - Margaret River
Price: Loft Suite starting at AU$295/night (breakfast included)
Suites: the hotel has 10 unique luxurious suites that are all very spacious and beautifully decorated - extra comfortable king size beds, big shower/bath with Salus bathroom toiletries, bath robes & hairdryer, TV, minibar (including tea/coffee) & A/C. My Deluxe Balcony Suite had its own private exterior deck with stunning views over the gardens, lounge chairs & an outdoor shower
The outdoor spaces
The living area
Summary of Empire SPA Retreat
As I drove into the Empire Estate I could feel I was in the right place in the Margaret River wine region and, as I entered the reception, I immediately fell in love with the decor - a mixture of rustic & trendy Scandinavian design. The great thing is that they have their own family run homewear shop so you can buy all the pieces of furniture or decoration that you like!
I stayed in a large & spacious deluxe suite with a wonderful king size bed, a luxurious bathroom with all necessary amenities, including a wonderful big bath. There was a sofa area, a small table with chairs and the possibility to make my own tea which made it feel even more homely. They even left a really helpful list of things to do, places to eat, wineries, etc. in the suite which was so nice. I had my own private wooden deck outside with a sitting area overlooking the wild lush garden and a lovely outdoor shower. Everything was just perfectly decorated and I hardly wanted to leave the hotel, let alone my suite...
My absolute favourite part of my stay was breakfast each morning! Breakfast is served as a wonderful healthy buffet and my own breakfast selection consisted of fresh orange & grapefruit juice, English Breakfast tea, avocado on toast, a spinach, pumpkin, leek & feta frittata, yoghurt with museli and fresh fruit & a home made muffin. Everything that I need to start the day full of energy!
The hotel also has a beautiful vineyard producing its own EMPIRE Estate wine from the grape varieties which are typical of the region - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chardonnay.
As you can see, I had the most amazing stay at the Empire SPA Retreat and I would recommend it 100% to anyone travelling to the Margaret River wine region in search of a luxurious and relaxing stay in a beautiful setting.
English and French wanderer. Based in Paris. Tasting the world through one escape to another...