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Empire Retreat & Spa

Listed under Spas and Spa Resorts in Western Australia, Australia.

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Nestled within dense Karri bushland on 265 acres of private property Empire Retreat certainly paints a picture of total relaxation and opulence. With its twisting driveway bordered by wild lilies this luxury spa getaway is sure to have you feeling invigorated from the moment you arrive.

Reception is housed in a renovated 25-year-old character farm-house also encompassing a large communal kitchen, billiards room, den, and a glass enclosed dining area which sits high above leafy views of the rolling vineyards below. The furniture that invades this spa retreat has all been hand-crafted from the best local timber and made right here in Western Australia.

There are ten extravagant suites in total at Empire each with a private parking space and many distinctive features. The two lofts suites which are positioned above the main farm-house have a remarkable view of the native gardens below. The courtyard suite is situated on the lower level of the farm house and has its own exclusive walled garden and courtyard. There are four deluxe suites in total, all joined together by a maze of timber-decked pathways enveloped with Asian inspired Bamboo jungles. The suites each have their own terrace which opens out into the natural bushland beyond which also camouflages your very own heated outdoor shower. The remaining 3 suites at Empire are lavish private villas. Each villa has been scattered throughout the forest like a hidden jungle bungalow and each with open plan living areas, sunken dens, open fire places timber-decked balconies and private courtyards complete with the trademark, heated outdoor showers.

To get a sense of the retreat's opulence, the owners have certainly paid attention to each minute detail. Ensuites are walled from floor to ceiling with tumbled marble mosaics, the two person spa bath has been well situated in front of a large picture window looking out into the fresh forrest, the king sized beds are covered in the finest of crisp white cottons, the towels are fluffy and splendidly soft and the outside greenery manages to sneak its way inside via the large french doors by the bedside.

If that's not enough to tempt you for a tranquil weekend away, the retreat also has its very own Sodashi Spa offering guests a large selection of pampering treatments. For something more romantic try one of the couples' packages most of which include an indulgent hydro-therapy session in the quaint free-standing tub.

Written by  Simone.

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