Need to know
11am. Check in is from 2pm, but we welcome guests to arrive from noon to enjoy lunch on arrival.
Double rooms from $853.47 (AU$1,181), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
2 night minimum stay for Friday & Saturday. All rates are full-board; this includes all drinks, except cellar master wines and premium cocktails.
We love the intriguing coffee-table books; and the art on display blends David Hockney works with eye-catching vintage photos of African tribesmen. The elegant furniture and accessories were mostly imported from South Africa, but suit the Australian bush setting to a tee.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays are reserved for groups & conferences
At the hotel
Lounge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV and DVD player, CD player (Chief's Suite only), Bose sound system, free minibar, tea and coffee, air-conditioning, Appelles toiletries. The Chief's Suite also has a plunge pool.
Our favourite rooms
All eight super-spacious suites on this 10-hectare, purpose-built property are beautiful, light and airy, with huge freestanding Philippe Starck tubs and wraparound balconies for soaking up bush scenes. Opt for the Escarpment suite: there's a marshmallow-soft king-size bed; a bath tub with sweeping forest views; and an expansive, wood-clad terrace – complete with a cocoon-like day-bed.
Soak up stunning views of the bush from the supermodel-beautiful infinity pool which dominates the communal outdoor area, a sleekly slender solar-heated affair ideal for lazy laps. Crisp white loungers and umbrellas line the surrounding lawn, with lanterns for a romantic touch at night.
While you may harbour fantasies of hearty bush walks, most guests can't resist the lure of just chilling out chez Sangoma.
Pets are not permitted. See more pet-friendly hotels in Blue Mountains.
Sangoma is an adults-only retreat, but children 15 and older are welcome to tag along with their parents.
Spicers Sangoma Retreat is very green, serving mainly locally sourced, organic, seasonal food, much of it grown on site. LED lights and solar-heating rule, with excess electricity pumped back into the grid. The hotel collects its own water and recycles it back into the garden, as well as recycling other waste and using eco-friendly cleaning products. The building has also been designed to environmentally approved standards.