Fodor's Expert Review Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa
423 Ruffles Rd., Willow Vale, Queensland, 4209, Australia
Set high on a hill in manicured gardens, this luxurious retreat boasts six private villas, three tree houses, and an executive lodge suite, all with sweeping views of Gold Coast beaches and the surrounding bushland. The impeccably kept, self-contained tree houses have plunge pools, while the spacious spa villas and executive lodge suite come with fireplaces, hot tubs, plasma TVs. All have complimentary high-speed Internet. Owners John and Jan Nicholls create a warm, comfortable environment, while the award-winning on-site restaurant Vue175 sates the senses with its three-course à la carte dinners (A$75) in the lodge's view-rich, sleekly refurbished dining room. Between meals, melt the hours away at Ruffles' tranquil day spa or breathing in the view from the mountainside infinity pool.
- architecturally superb
- breathtaking setting and views
- terrific food
- must book well ahead
- off the beaten track
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Restaurant closed Mon. and Tues.