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Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Diamond Estate | 112 Halls Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 9 Pokolbin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Marion D Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here over a weekend for a wedding nearby. Lovely setting & the room was OK but not as lovely as I'd expected from the photos. I am fussy I know - I stay in lots of hotels for business and have high standards. My gripes were - very little hanging space or hangers, nowhere to put toiletries in... More

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BexVictoria, General Manager at Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard, responded to this review

Dear Marion D, First of all I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing Carriages when travelling to Australia. We're delighted that you enjoyed the boutique hotel’s setting in the gardens of the vineyard, the convenient location, comfortable bed, and breakfast baskets. We noted your title and are naturally disappointed to learn that Carriages didn’t deliver exactly what you... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Carriages Boutique Hotel for the second time - and we loved every single minute of it. The location, the accommodation, the grounds, the service, the breakfast, the WINE - all perfect. We really couldn't fault a thing (rare) and we'll continue to come back again and again. Definitely one of the prettiest parts... More

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Tuggerah, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Carriages Boutique Hotel and Vineyard with a large group of girlfriends for an early 40th Birthday celebration/weekend away. From my initial email the service was outstanding and Rebecca responded promptly to any questions I had, nothing was too much trouble. We were lucky enough to have the entire property to ourselves for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our two nights at Carriages. Lovely room in an old building, friendly receptionist who also brought our breakfasts in a basket. The swimming pool was excellent too. They organised a good wine tour for us (James White) and advised and booked good restaurants for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I recently brought my extended family up for a very enjoyable three day stay and we were all delighted with our stay. Carriages is everything it promised. Idyllic surrounds, comfortable rooms and fabulous service. The breakfasts on the verandah were delicious. The saltwater pool was wonderful and was pretty much the highlight of our kids' visit. The only downside was... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights and having come across from the central coast (mod cons hotel) it was a slight throw back! Quite "old world" but very big room and certainly a place to relax. Indeed having the breakfast supplied (which was very good) on the veranda was lovely. Surrounded by vineyards and having birds darting around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We were worried about leaving Sydney for nye but fancied a change from the mayhem. Best decision ever! Carriages is the most idyllic and tranquil place I've been in Australia, the surroundings were spectacular and the rooms beautifully presented, we were in room 8 with a lovely balcony nestled between the trees and a view of the pool. If nature... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed here with my family as a treat and journey stop gap while driving from Tiree to Sydney. This small vineyard located in the middle of the Hunters Valley Region has been under new management since 2010. A young English couple from Gloucester are assisted by local staff in bringing luxury to the bush. While the farm house is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Carriages is in a fantastic setting very close to Hunter Valley Gardens and Hope Estate if you are going for a gig like we were. It is a leisurely 20 minute walk to the venue.. The accommodation is very well looked after and ideal for a romantic weekend away. We had a breakfast basket delivered each morning which was... More

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BexVictoria, General Manager at Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard, responded to this review

We're very pleased you enjoyed your weekend at Carriages, and especially the boutique hotel setting & country breakfast to get you going each day. The staff were disheartened to read about a smell in your room and investigated this immediately. Whilst we couldn't detect any smell we wish we had known during your stay so that we could have responded... More

Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Wanted the perfect place for a surprise weekend break for my girlfriend and we really couldn't have found anywhere better than Carriages. As other reviewers have said, it's above all things idyllic, peaceful and completely completely beautiful. Rebecca and Nick helped make the weekend as lovely as possible for us both, going way above and beyond to give us the... More

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BexVictoria, General Manager at Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Its always a pleasure to share such happy feedback with the team here as everyone works towards ensuring guests have an enjoyable experience at Carriages. We thank you for choosing to stay at Carriages! Its an exciting and vibrant time on the Vineyard just now, as we head towards the 2014 harvest season... we... More

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Additional Information about Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard

Also Known As:
Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
Address: Diamond Estate | 112 Halls Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Pokolbin
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We think you’re going to love this place. It’s a boutique hotel with 10 rooms, set on an award-winning vineyard. In winter enjoy a roaring log-fire, a squashy sofa, a smooth bottle of wine. On warm days wander through French doors into the garden, dip into the salt-water pool, or play tennis. Sleep in the finest fresh white sheets and wake up to a seasonal breakfast basket at your door. It’s an enchanting retreat at the end of a famous little road. Legendary vineyards, wineries, chef’s hat restaurants, world class golf courses, spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens, chocolate & cheese shops are all close by… plus Carriages Boutique Wines are onsite for your drinking pleasure. COME AND STAY. ... more   less 
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