We've stayed at many top end resorts, hotels & boutique accommodation spots throughout Australia and Casa La Vina jumped out at us as being a place with a 'point of difference'. The 5 star experience, romantic getaway, self contained Villa was touted on their website and we weren't disappointed! Privacy was guaranteed from the keyless entry to the Villa itself which was perfectly appointed from the gorgeous smell of the body lotion (which I generally don't tend to use) and other bathroom products including toothbrushes, to all the necessities required for a few days away - from cutlery, dinnerware & BBQ utensils, Nespresso machine, lots of towels including separate ones for the spa and even a dishwasher which meant no clumsy washing of cups, glasses etc in small sinks. The double showers, king bed and LCD TV also received our tick of approval.
The breakfast hamper was more than ample together with a generous supply of drinks and welcome bubbles in the fridge. We thoroughly enjoyed cooking a full breakfast on the barbie on at least a couple of mornings - we even had leftovers.
Casa La Vina is very well situated and close to everything. It was clean, private, cosy, up to date technologically, and well thought of in terms of needs. The hosts, who we met as we were leaving, were warm, friendly and passionate about their business - it shows.
I would heartily recommend this place to anyone and will must certainly be making a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa La Vina - Opened November 2012 offers three, luxury, unique, spacious adobe villas for that intimate couples escape. Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region. The Santa Fe inspired adobe villas, with rustic south western decor, create the feel and ambiance of a contemporary New Mexican Adobe. Featuring exposed log timber ceilings, gas log fireplace, reverse cycle air conditioning, plush king beds, private courtyards with Jacuzzi's and outdoor wood fireplace to soak up the rural serenity or the evening stars. Casa La Vina is the perfect romantic couples getaway. Free breakfast hamper, Free wireless WiFi, Foxtel TV and under covered parking AAA Rated 4 1/2 Star ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa La Vina Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin