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Australia’s new luxury escape: Mitchelton Hotel and Spa

A contemporary, designer interior paired with relaxed fine dining and a chocolate factory… I explore the irresistible Mitchelton Hotel and Spa.

When a venue’s chocolate cafe and house-made wine are simply bonuses, you know you have found somewhere special. The new, boutique hotel developed at Mitchelton Winery in the Goulbourn Valley is tasteful, contemporary and utterly luxurious.

The original turreted building dates back to to the mid 60s, designed by famed architect Robin Boyd, while the new addition is unapologetically modern: a clean-edged, box-style design. It nestles into the plot and the glass front reflects its bushland surrounds.

The venue reminds me of Jackalalope on the Mornington Peninsula: confident and considered in all that it is, not trying to be like any others. 

Architecture firm Heckie Guthrie took charge of the interiors, which see a muted colour palette of greys and browns paired with leather and marble in deep, grey and green shades. A nod to the surrounding studs are the horse-inspired artwork adorning the walls.

Along with the 54 rooms is the Mitchelton Day Spa, offering botanical therapies and Uspa Australian products. Then of course there’s the cosy and relaxed restaurant, ‘The Muse’. and the unmissable ‘Ministry of Chocolate Cafe’. Each space is unique in its aesthetic, yet they share a focus on organic materials and a sense of understated luxury.

Take a look inside…

Images via Hecker Guthrie, photographed by Tom Blachford.

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