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251 Talga Rd | Lovedale, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Tonic Hotel
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our new favourite hunter valley place -Spicer's Vineyard Estate - was booked out, so we tried two nights at the Tonic "Hotel". First of all let me complement the owners on a brilliant business model. Whack up some cheaply constructed sheds - do them up with trendy designer touches (polished concrete floor, black feature wall, blackboard, quirky stuffed toy on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonic is exactly that, a lovely tonic to escape life for a little while. Peaceful aspect looking out at the setting sun over glistening dams, watching the pelicans, cormorants, ducks and a multitude of birds, resident kangaroos paying a visit. Accommodation is definitely 'funky' and excellent; Ian friendly and accommodating (didn't get to meet Janelle). Only little downside is the... More

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Engadine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I spent our first anniversary at Tonic and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ian and Janelle went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything we needed to make our stay as easy as possible. The rooms are clean, modern, funky and have a westerly aspect that allow you to peacefully watch the sun go down over... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Tonic Hotel is situated in a beautiful landscape with many animals such as Kangaroos and Pelicans in the surroundings. The interior is very chic and trendy, but also practical to use. All necessary and in addition all desirable features are available (fireplace, TV, Stereo, fully equipped kitchen etc). Ian and Janelle are perfect hosts by organising everything in a smooth... More

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Terrigal, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Big thanks to Ian for going above and beyond in making my proposal whilst staying at Tonic Hotel something unforgettable. Ian suggested landing a helicopter on the hotel grounds for a scenic tour of the Hunter Valley. What a success!! My partner says it was the best experience of her life when it arrived by surprise for us. The first... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Tonic two nights over the weekend in July 2014. We were very impressed with a call and text message from Ian the afternoon of our arrival with our door code included. The directions were easy to understand and we simply parked the car ouside the cabin and went straight in. Wow! The aesthetics are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for the first time in March 2014 while attending the Lionel Richie Concert. The venue is gorgeous and the rooms are so modern and chic. The owners of the hotel are lovely and more than willing to assist with all of your needs. My contact with the owners occurred prior to my arrival, where... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Sometimes a quiet serene retreat is needed from the hustle and bustle of Sydney and Tonic definitely offered it to us during our Valentines Day weekend stay. Was a beautiful get away for the weekend and what a lovely place to stay! It isn't even that far from the main town or the main wine places to visit but it's... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A simply wonderful weekend at Tonic. The accommodation was divine, the sunsets from the verandah reflecting on the pond were superb, local wineries and restaurants fantastic, get together in the Tonic room sharing our wine purchases in front of the fire and a few stories 'memorable' and this morning opened the blinds at sunrise to watch the hot air balloons... More

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Sydney
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4 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for two nights over the John Farnham/Lionel Richie concert weekend in March 2014. Very quiet grounds with a calming outlook towards the west for great views of the dams and rolling hills, complete with the odd kangaroo. Rooms were spacious and decorated with a contemporary minimalist feel. Room Features included: - King Sized Bed... More

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Address: 251 Talga Rd | Lovedale, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Tonic Hotel Pokolbin
Tonic Hotel Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin

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