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Patrick Plains Estate

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   647 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 15 hotels in Pokolbin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014
Margaret1513 Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We arrived Friday to a warm welcome from Donna. Our room was larger than expected and very comfortable. We had the end room number 8 and views of the vineyards & the pool. We didn't swim however I spent a relaxing hour reading by the pool. Breakfast was lovely outside with the birds. It's so tranquil. Sunday we ordered cooked... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Disappointing, dated, and over-priced – that is my summation of Patrick Plains Estate. The guesthouse website hugely overstates the actual experience. Sure, it was clean, tidy, and pleasant enough, but certainly not worth the $450 per night that we paid. The ‘continental’ breakfast which conjures images of delicious pastries and fresh coffee, was nothing more than a couple of mini... More

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Kearns Syndey Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My experienced statrted the day before our arrival when I recieved a text from Donna confirming my reservation and arrival time. Additionally Donna gave us her contact number if we had any problems getting there. We arrived at the estate around 3.30 on an extremely hot day. We were pleasantly greeted by Donna who quickly checked us in and escorted... More

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Scone, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We received a 2 night voucher for this place as an engagement present, we loved it. Nice big room, clean, comfy bed, big bathroom, had a everything we needed/wanted - hot breakfast upon request, dvd's to borrow. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Highly recommend!

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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had no idea what to expect coming here as there is such a polarised mix of reviews on TripAdvisor. I was pleased though that the overall quality of my stay here was enjoyable. Cons: *Shower was a bit fiddly to get the right balance of jot and cold *Rooms are not very isolated from noise (through the door and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We booked this accommodation for a concert. We paid $450 a night (total $900) with a minimum two night stay. The concert was cancelled and subsequently we tried to cancel the accommodation. Unfortunately we were refused full refund and were advised we would lose 30% of the total price so we were given a voucher to use within a year.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This accomodation we highly recomended because of an atmosphere which is created by the beautiful vineyard, of course we appreciated comfort and friendly service. What's more, rooms are new and stylish. The pre-prepared breakfast was very nice.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I would not stay here again. It is incredibly overpriced. The room was not clean, it had thick dust over the bed head and plants and the tray in the kitchen holding all the cutlery, glassware etc was filthy. The shower was either scorching hot or freezing cold with no option in between, making it a very unpleasant experience. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

I think this hotel's rating has suffered because it is over-sold on the website (very colourful language!) and a few people are angry about not getting refunds when their concert was cancelled. The hotel overuses the 5 star guesthouse rating - it's probably closer to a 3 to 4 star hotel. The room we had was quite nice other than... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Run down. Not a soul there when we checked in or out. $50 minimum cab fare to Pokolbin restaurants And out of date food left for us for breakfast. Stay somewhere else, or stay home. This place seems to only survive on the mystery bookings from wotif - and staying here has affected my perception of those who recommend patrick... More

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Also Known As:
Patrick Plains Estate Hotel
Patrick Plains Estate Pokolbin
Patrick Plains Estate Hotel Pokolbin
Patrick Plains Estate Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
Address: 647 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Pokolbin
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
#10 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Patrick Plains Estate 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5-star Luxury Boutique Accommodation, Patrick Plains Estate is located in Hunter Valley wine country, just two hours north of Sydney. With the Brokenback Range towering in the background, Patrick Plains Estate has sweeping lawns, classic gardens, majestic trees & picturesque vineyards set amongst 14 acres. Your stay includes: 5-star luxury boutique accommodation for two people, delicious hot breakfast served in your room, local wine and canapes at sunset. Patrick Plains Estate has recently been rewarded by the AAA Tourism, a Green Star Accreditation for introducing environmentally friendly practices at our guesthouse. ... more   less 
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