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Hunter Valley Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Resort looks nice enough, but the rooms appear to be showing signs of ageing. Bathrooms were clean, but really could be updated, one door is removed from the vanity to show where the towels are stacked, but it could at least have been painted white to match instead of just left brown. Small TV, no lounge to watch it on, but some chairs. It rained while we were there and the guttering outside is rusted away so the water pours out, then drips all night. Bed was comfortable though. Lucky there was bug spray in the room as the tiny fly creatures really get in. And they charge you for the internet, a pet hate of mine these days, if you can get it free in McDonalds, surely for the price you are paying here they could include it.

Only stayed here one night as part of a tour but found the rooms to be spacious and comfortable but a little tired. Some of our party ate in the restaurant and found the food to be good but service slow. However some of us had a bar meal and the service and food were good. The breakfast was buffet style.

We have enjoyed many holiday nights in the Hunter over the past 30 years but never tried this resort before. The Hunter Valley Resort is apparently family owned, rare these days and offers a range of accomodation. We stayed in a spacious double room with an outdoor area overlooking the vineyards. Kangaroos were happy to graze nearby and plenty of bird life in the morning. I enjoyed walking their nature trail which ends near their horses for hire. Segway and bike hire is also available and a micro brewery and restaurant is also onsite. It’s situated across the road from from a place we have stayed at which also has a casual dining venue we enjoy. Both places benefit from views over the valley and across to the Brokenback Range. It’s a quiet venue but still and easy drive to the wineries. I enjoyed our stay.

Rooms are a reasonable size however the building is old and the rooms are showing their age.The bed is comfortable and the bathroom clean,there is a small bar fridge and kettle with good supply of instant tea and coffee.The place reminded me of a 70's motel with angle parking outside each room,not my idea of a resort.The restaurant and brewery and wine shop are located in a building about 50 mtrs from the rooms,apparently the cheese shop has moved elsewhere.We only ate once while doing the beer tasting and the food is mediocre,more like a fast food shop. The wine making course was interesting and very informative but I must say the wine prices were very expensive and not worth buying given the quality. Staff we encountered were pleasant but were just doing what they had to and were not motivated at all.Overall the place is just very average and I think there would be better choices elsewhere.

Cottage was very comfortable and layout was great. Pity about the rain! BUT the restaurant is Aplus plus. I asked for a diabetic friendly meal and got a beyond delicious version of the pork belly. To die for!

We only stayed one night, which is a shame, as we didn't get to enjoy all the amenities. The resort accommodation is fairly old but it is very clean and is well priced in comparison to the newer resorts. The bed was very comfortable and all the little extras were in the room.

Arrived on a very warm day, unfortunately air con in the room wasn't working, staff where there within minutes of us contacting reception, luckily due to a cancellation they were able to move us to a cottage, which was delightful, woke up both mornings to horses in the field outside. it is a beautiful property ideal for rest and relaxation. we ate at the Brewhouse both evenings, lovely food, wine and service. the complimentary Wine Tour and film were fantastic, we learnt more from Terry that day than at any other vineyard we have visited over the years. we would have no hesitation to go back there or recommend it to friends. Our thanks to Kylie, Terry, Chris, Sam & Christine .

We visited the Resort for three nights stay in March 2018. he Resort has several amenities including tennis court, pool, segway hire, restaurant , cellar door and function facilities. The accommodation is is set in picturesque surroundings, some close to grape vines set on the very large acreage. The ambiance has the charm of rustic life, and walks among the Resort's property are encourage, and rewarding. The owner, Phil Hele, is well known in the Valley and is being charming, and welcoming. Obviously he sets a fine example to all his staff whom we found to be polite, friendly and professional in their demeanour. Special mention is deserved of Big Bad Brad, Lucas, David and Terry from the cellar door and restaurant. Dining at the Brewhouse Restaurant was a pleasant culinary experience (on two evenings), accompanied by some appealing Lisa McGuigan shiraz. We highly recommend the Prawn & Squid Sicilian pasta, Pork Belly, and Sousvide Smoked Lamb Rump ...mmmm all delicious offerings. Take a bow, Mr Hele, a fine resort, indeed.

We had a super stay in the Resort - our check-in was efficient and informative. Our room was very good - we had a vineyard room with a lovely outside patio / seating area. The pool was a great surprise, well looked after and very smart. The Free Wine Tour and film were marvellous and our guide, Dave, was brilliant! We ate at the restaurant on both evenings and the food and service were excellent.

Very enjoyable, nice room, with pleasant outlook at back.Clean pool area. Highlight was the wine tasting and theatre tour. Dave was most helpful. Reception most helpful locating swimming goggles left at resort. We will be back.

Corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane Pokolbin NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Winery
  • Spa

Hunter Valley Resort places you next to Thomas Wines and within a 10-minute walk of Keith Tulloch Wine. This 35-room, 4-star hotel has a winery, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. Also close to this Pokolbin hotel are Mistletoe Wines and Tintilla Estate Vineyard and Olive Grove.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including San Martino, which specializes in local and international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 35 recently renovated accommodations feature patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with DVD players and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hunter Valley Resort have access to a winery, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a children's pool, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 781 reviews