Hotel Review : The Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club
Located in the Swan Valley, The Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club is a picturesque beauty. This 18-year-old luxury resort boasts 103 resort rooms and 54 condominiums accompanied by the restaurants, bars and lot more facilities.
During my stay in Perth, I stayed in The Novotel Vines Resort. They offer 103 rooms ranging from Resort Style to Deluxe Spa Suites and Executive Suites, and all incorporating individual balconies or open courtyards overlooking the championship golf course, Darling Ranges or Resort vineyard. They have tea & coffee making facilties, and more interestingly, complimentary movies on demand! Every morning, I woke up to a gorgeous view of greenery.
The Muscat’s Restaurant is offers a la carte dining Monday – Friday and buffets on Saturday nights. We start the morning with the hotel breakfast.
Unfortunately, we don’t have much time. If not, I would probably be relaxing by the 25m outdoor swimming pool.
Many professional golfers stay in The Vines and their golf course is rated as Australia’s best golf resorts that is bounded by native bush, wildlife and lush trimmed gardens. They have 2 magnificent 18-hole championship golf courses – Ellenbrook & The Lakes (official venue of the Johnnie Walker Classic 2009), available for you to play 365 days a year. Or if you can’t play golf, it’s okay. Spend some time to find the kangaroos!
During our first night at The Vines, we are invited to try their new dinner menu. We shared a range of appetizers including confit duck spring roll ($20) with mango and coriander salsa and soy caramel; beef carpaccio ($18) with nicoise salad and creamed truffle; sesame crusted tuna ($17) with asian greens and roasted soy; and pickled beetroot ($15) with candied pistachio, goats cheese beignets and rocket.
Barramundi is a popular fish in Australia. Caught off local waters, the Crispy Skinned Barramundi ($37) is roasted very nicely, with a crisp coat, paired with spiced lentils and crocodile popcorn to relieve the monotony of the fish meat. Yeah crocodile popcorn, it tasted a little like chicken meatball.
For a wider variety, go for their seafood platter ($38) which includes catch-of-the-day, king prawn, crushed pea, sautéed potato, with shellfish dressing. The Aged Beef Fillet ($39) tender and well grilled with wild mushroom ravioli, cauliflower soubise and potato fondant.
We ended the night with bitter chocolate fondant ($17) with yoghurt ice cream and roast banana gel; lemon meringue with sable crumb, raspberry textures and baby meringue ($17); vines snickers ($17) with peanut parfait, candied peanut, salt caramel and chocolate soil; and mango cheesecake ($17) with shortbread crumb, mango gel and toasted white chocolate.
I enjoyed my stay at The Vines. It’s spacious and comfortable accommodation. I enjoy waking up early to take a stroll around the hotel, enjoying the greenery and looking for kangaroos. Thank you The Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club for the hospitality.
The Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club
Address: Verdelho Drive, The Vines, Western Australia 6069
Opening Hours for Muscats Restaurant:
Breakfast – 6.30am till 9.30am (7.00am – 10.30am on weekends & public holidays)
Dinner – 6pm till 10pm Tuesday – Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday evenings)