Need to know
18, including 12 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $722.69, excluding tax at 19 per cent.
Rates include all meals, starting with a lavish buffet breakfast of pastries, meats, cereals and eggs from the farm. Rates also include transfers, excursions and massages.
Rest assured that you’ll rest well here, thanks to the pillow menu, with options of supportive gel, extra firm, soft and hypoallergenic headrests to suit every noggin.
From June to August, annually.
At the hotel
Gardens, gift shop, on-site parking, business centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: fireplace, hot tub, free bottled water, desk, individually controlled air-conditioning, Damana bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Spring for a Villa Suite. The most spacious room type, each one features a crackling fireplace, outdoor tub and panoramic windows to take in the scenery. Since the suites are situated on the riverbank, guests can fly-fish from their terrace.
With a day's notice, the hotel can arrange 60- or 90-minute massages, including hot-stone therapies, tension-relieving treatments and relaxation massages that utilise assorted techniques to soothe weary muscles.
Leave heels at home: you’ll need the luggage space for riding boots, hiking boots and sporty sandals.
The common areas are wheelchair-accessible; some villas have been adapted for wheelchair use, including bathrooms on the ground level, and larger rooms.
Little Smiths aged 12 and over are welcome. Horseback rides and nature walks are ideal for children. An extra bed for under 17 year olds can be added to your room at 60% standard rate. Off peak, children pay 75% standard rate for their own room.