HideAway Haven

What an amazing and busy 6 weeks.  Sorry it has been so long since we have been in touch with you.

This weekend, a AAA assessor visited HideAway Haven and was very impressed with the building, facilities and extra services provided for our pampered guests, resulting in a five star rating in the Hosted Accommodation category. Achieving a AAA five star rating is a significant dream in any accommodation provider’s career. For us, achieving this goal is a dream come true. We are absolutely ecstatic with receiving the AAA 5 star rating.  This is definitely an acknowledgment for all the hard work, passion and love we have put into HideAway Haven.   We are thrilled to be recognised for the exceptional services we provide for our guests.”  We think we are worth 5 Hearts as well :-)  What do you think?  

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We were also awarded an Eco-Friendly Star Accreditation (Green Star). Accommodation providers must demonstrate energy efficiency, waste minimisation and water management strategies in order to be awarded this honour.


Last Week we headed to the Porongurup Wine Festival at Castle Hill Winery.  Maggie competed in the One Wok Wonder competition where she had to create a dish using Chicken and Bread.....the remaining ingredients could be brought along. She received 2nd place. The recipe is on our blog. 
Marinated Mozzarella and Chicken with Crunchy Bread, Smoked Bacon and a Black Olive, Chilli and Lemon Dressing, served with a side salad, roasted tomato and a herb crumble. 

Our 2012 ACCI Business Award Application has been handed in. Certainly was a lot of work.  Many hours behind the computer.  So many interesting and exciting things have happened at HideAway Haven during the past year.  It all needed to fit neatly onto 12 pages.  How do we put all the love and passion we have for our HideAway Haven and all our wonderful appreciative guests into 12 pages.  How can we possibly put into 12 pages what HideAway Haven offers all our guests not only with physical needs but also emotional?  How we live up to your expectations, how you arrive tired and stressed then leave refreshed and ready to take on the world again?  Thank you to all of you for your part in making our dream a reality.  We would love to continue to share our piece of paradise with others but need your help.  As you probably know we were winners in the 2011 Customer Service Business of the Year Award. We would like to do it again this year and really need your help!!.
A lot of prospective guests find us on Trip Advisor ~ would you please write a review?  Click Here.  If you thought our customer service was oustanding during your stay please spread the word by emailing  manager@albanyweekender.com.au.  We would be honoured to win this category again this year but need your nomination.

The award presentation is on March 30 with a Gala dinner at Wignalls Winery...please wish us luck!!

Our 'The HideAway Infusion' Chef Daniel Sharp has re-opened the restaurant at 'Forest Hill Winery'  What a beautiful venue.  He has also turned the cellar door into a wine bar with live music on Friday night's serving his famous tapas and Forest Hill wines.  We went to the opening of groove@the cellar.  What an amazing venue, with tables set up outside to take in the breath taking views.

Radio Advertisments for 'The HideAway Infusion' package starts tomorrow - Click here to listen.  If you live in the Bunbury/Busselton area you can win this package on Radio West ~ Wake Up with Cliff and Nay’s Ready, Steady, Cook to win! 
Register with Cliff and Nay all week, then if you’re selected in our final two – you’ll take part in a cook off on the Friday morning to compete for the trip!
Cliff and Nay will bring in their own secret ingredients and each person will have to cook with their ingredients. We’ll have well known members of the SouthWest community come in to taste test and whoever’s meal is voted the best, wins the major prize!  Listen in from March 15 for your chance to win on 963, 6CI and 756
Prize includes 'The HideAway Infusion' package, return Skywest airfares from Busselton to Albany, Gourmet Platter and bottle of Wine from Oranje Tractor.

Whats on in Albany
 TASTE Great Southern
It's about Food, It's about Wine, It's about Time ~  Plenty more events happening in and around Albany until April 21.  Click here to view the entire program.  We attended Degustation Dining on the Rocks with Russell Blaike last night.  Wow what an brillant night we had.  The venue was at the historic The Rocks and long tables were set up outside for 50 guests.  Overlooking the harbour the views were amazing and the food was sensational.  Using local fresh produce Russell wowed us with his culinary skills and talents.  The regions wine were showcased with each course ~ Wow amazing.  Don't miss this opportunity to join in one of these events while visiting Albany.



    Tuesday 27 Mar - 8pm Presented by Premier Artists "The Show Must Go On" features all the hits that have encompassed Leo's incredible forty year career, including You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, Thunder In My Heart, When I Need You, Orchard Road, More Than I Can Say, One Man Band and many more!

    8:00 PM

    Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre



    Saturday 31 Mar - 8pm Presented by HIT Productions and Albany Entertainment Centre BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The truth about motherhood is revealed: nappies, dirty laundry, lazy husbands, juggling the demands of children and a career and everything in between...

    8:00 PM

    Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre


  1. 4 APRMt Romance Centennial Art Prize

    Mt Romance Centennial Art Prize

    The Annual Mount Romance Centennial art prize is an open to all art exhibition coordinated by the City of Albany with category prizes awarded by a guest judge. This event is now in its 50th year and has evolved to continue to be relevant to the Albany community with the introduction of an education session which will offer an opportunity for emerging artists to gain competition information. Opening night is Wednesday 4 April 2012 with the exhibition running from 5-17 April 2012

    Wednesday 4 April – Tuesday 17 April

  1. 21 APRWA State Masters Games

    WA State Masters Games

    The WA State Masters Games 2012 encourages athletes to participate in a variety of sporting events as a participant or a spectator across a range of venues in Albany. For more details, please contact Carey Dickason on 0448 770 784.

    Saturday 21 April – Sunday 29 April

Till next time
Becki & Maggie

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