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Hunter Valley Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked overnight accommodation in 3 rooms for our family of 12. We enjoyed a bbq banquet in the conservatory, with 23 friends and family. It was my husbands 70th. The food was plentiful and lovely served in hot tureens. The conservatory opened out onto a grassed area and fountain. Perfect for the 6 children to escape the oldies and still be seen from the room. I want to thank all the staff on the day for making the day wonderful. Also want to thank Mary Watson and Nicole Smith, who fielded all my emails and phone calls from early 2017, to organise the accommodation and surprise party. That night we also took advantage of the half priced tickets to the HVG Christmas light spectacular. It was spectacular and the kids had a great time. Thankyou again Mercure for a great stay, not our first and won’t be our last!

We had a 2 night booking through a Groupon deal. The rooms were perfectly okay, (although bathroom was a little tired) with everything you could want - shampoo, conditioner, kettle, tea /coffee etc, iron and ironing board, etc. etc. The beds were comfy and we were happy with the average style room. Breakfast was not included in our deal. There is a $13 cold buffet breakfast or you can order off the menu. We had the $13 deal - which included a selection of fresh fruit, a selection of packeted cereals, bread/toast, very plastic sliced cheese (not a fan) and very fake thick salami wedges (again, not a fan). and juices - never tried them. Overall it was okay but not okay enough that we ate there the second morning. We went elsewhere. The big disappointment was the swimming pool. With temperatures in the low 30's we had hoped to go for a nice early morning walk on the clearly marked walking track, past grazing kangaroos, and then hop in the pool before breakfast. But it was closed. When we asked what time it opened, we were told that it had to be 'tested' before they could open it and this 'testing' would be done around 8am.. At 9.30 it was still closed. We complained about this but was told it was hotel policy….. The next morning, we asked if they could test the water a bit earlier and at 8am it was still not done. They called the man who did the testing and he came down and all he did was take a sample of the water. … Anyone could have done that. It seems absolutely ridiculous having a pool that isn't open early, especially in the hot summer months. The majority of the guests are there on wine tours etc, so up early but at the moment, not able to use the pool We were initially booked in to another hotel, but changed mainly because of the pool - which as it turned out, we weren't able to use as often as we had hoped. Also the internet did not work if you had an iPhone, only on Android for some reason and the instructions were ridiculously complicated. It wasn't a question of just logging on.

Picked this place for two nights to do some bird watching in the Hunter Valley region, although the grounds and the farm lakes where pretty good. It seems that part of the set up is for winery tours and the main buildings and car/coach park you pass first on your left but the trak swings round to the right accommodation. My wife checked us in and it seemed entirely efficient. Accomodation are in a series of adjoining wooden buildings, There are different types of room. Ours was at the end of the block which was the nearest room to the main building car park (accomodation car parking is outside the rooms, angled parking, although access to the walkway to the rooms is not always possible right outside your room and you may have to walk a very short distance. The car park is gravel so don't try pulling wheeled cases along! Having come from 5 star accommodation in Sydney we were not expecting the same but it was perfectly comfortable and had really all you would need. A large double bed, bedside tables, drawers and a wardrobe, TV and fridge. There is no mini bar but see later. The bathroom was totally adequate but on the last moring the shower water was only just warm enough, but that will do. Outside is a covered patio with a garden bench, however you can move chairs from inside for a bit more comfort. Although no mini bar the resort has the Brew House from which beers and wines can be purchased. Most if not all are made on site. You are allowed to taste wines before you buy. There are other wineries and accomodation in the area but I am not sure about how you would get on with evening meals but it may be possible. Not wanting to (or able to drive after the Brew House purchases) we had two evening meals in the resort restaurant. The staff both at Evening meal and Breakfast were very nice, friendly and it was a pleasure to be there. As mentioned in the title to his review we were there at low season with only a very few other rooms taken. (Some non-residents did come in for drink and meals) Therefore I am not sure if the menu choices change during the course of seasons. The menu choice at Evening meal was varied but limited. I think had I been staying a week I would have struggled not to have the same for a number of nights. That said the food was very nice, well cooked and served. At breakfast we went for the cooked option and it was very nice. The "continental" breakfast was a bit limited form what I could see but again at low season it might not be expected to have a vast array. We have two very comfortable nights here.

Chris was our host on our 4 stop winery tour today. His entertaining detailed approach of the selection was fantastic , his laugh made u smile and yes Chris my favourite cheese was the goats feta thanks 😊

Arrived here Christmas Eve, no decorations and no festive feel whatsoever, this was a booking made by the travel agent we used to book our month long stay in Australia. Either they haven’t personally stayed here or have very different ideas of a decent place to stay. I will start with breakfast which was included in the price it and made no mention of its type as in continental etc, it was sparse to say the least with no hot options apart from toast, coffee was from a machine and was appalling, if you wanted anything cooked or a decent coffee that was extra and at a cost to you, we had decided not to book a reservation for dinner as we prefer to do our own thing, we had an option of a barbecue pack at $30 each we chose one chicken and one steak pack this arrived mid morning on Christmas Day, please see attached photos, when it did arrive there were no plates supplied, in our accommodation we had two knives and two teaspoons ? A short while after receiving the bbq packs myself and my husband decided to send them back as we were absolutely disgusted with a) the way they were packed in a polystyrene box no plates or utensils b) the amount of food for the amount we paid, and we both have average appetites not large. Bearing in mind that this was our main Christmas meal, we were so disappointed that no effort whatsoever was put into this. The actual accommodation was dated and tired, the area is full of vineyards and winery’s that’s ok just don’t visit too close to Christmas Day as nothing and I mean nothing will be open and it is in the middle of nowhere. I cannot begin to say how disappointed we are as the rest of our trip has been wonderful.

Stayed here for two nights during our trip to Australia. We were in a room at the end of a row of adjoining wooden lodges. It was all pretty rustic although the bed was comfortable and the bathroom adequate. There was a small patio with a table and chairs where you could sit and look over the countryside and watch the kangaroos hopping about. The staff were friendly and helpful but internet connection not very good although it was free. We had dinner one night which we enjoyed and the second night had a takeaway pizza from the restaurant which again was very enjoyable. The biggest let down was the breakfast. The continental breakfast was included in our room rate and consisted of large chunks of melon, thinly sliced ham which looked as though it had just been tipped out of a packet, sliced cheese and sliced bread to make toast. There was a machine to make coffee and tea.

Perfect location to explore the Hunter. Cellar doors, cafes and restaurants nearby. Decor really good.... wooden cathedral ceilings in the Vintage Rooms with good outlook! Staff friendly and efficient.

If you’re in the area, stopping in to see Dave is a must! Located on the grounds of Matilda Bay Brewery, Dave is a wealth of wine knowledge who was so accomodating and friendly it really made our trip! Thumbs up!

Maybe all HV accommodation is expensive? However for what we paid, the rooms were nothing special, the walls so thin you could hear the person snoring and smell the food from next door and the WiFi was an absolute mare. The onsite restaurant was OK for dinner, so so for breakfast. Staying for 4 nights. 2 nights would have been sufficient

This stay was a RedBalloon gift so we did not pay for the accomodation. The rooms were clean and the beds comfy and the cabins were quiet. We overlooked the fields rather than the vines and saw kangaroos! The bathrooms could do with some tlc but all was in order. The gift included a free wine school voucher and cheese tasting as well as a hot breakfast. The wine school was interesting and the choice of wine was great. The cheese tasting is over the road at the Binnorie cheese is an absolute must! Taylor’s wines is also located there and they have great views. The dinner in the restaurant was understated but Brad and his first year chef presented one of the best meals we have had in a long time! The pizzas and bruschetta were also excellent. The Brewhouse and its paddles and cocktails are amazing! Would recommend to anyone!

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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.

Room options

Vineyard Room

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Spa Cottage

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 762 reviews