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Splinters Guest House
617 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2335, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Singapore, Singapore
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“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the main cottage for 1 night in Nov 2012.
It was clean, warm & welcoming.
The facilities are ample & the service from Bobby was exceptional.
Conveniently located amongst numerous vineyards.
Pictures don't do this place justice, well done guys.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights and were very impressed. Bobby was hospitable and very knowledgable about the local area, giving us excellent advice on local wineries and other things to see and do. The rooms were spacious, clean and modern. Breakfast and the wine and cheese on arrival were lovely extras.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a very enjoyable stay at this cottage. It was a great place for a family trip as there was a double bedroom downstairs with a large loft bedroom upstairs for the children. Friendly and comfortable accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

I was skeptical of the accolades heaped upon Splinters and Bobby until experiencing the beautiful facility and incomparable hospitality it offers. From the greeting to the tasteful quiet rooms on lovely grounds, it can't be beat. But it's Bobbys unfailing good humor and ability to steer you to the right places to visit, vineyards to sample and arranging wonderful dining venues that put her and Splinters in a class by itself. Australia is always fun, but Splinters has set a new standard.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We spent Sunday night there and choose because of the reviews, it really is as good as they say. The accommodation excellent, the bed very comfortable but there is no doubt Bobby is what makes the place so personable and inviting. The breakfast is amazing.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denmead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in Splinters 2 bedroom cottage for 1 night - how we wished we had scheduled a longer stay. A beautiful setting and everything you could wish for. The house is comfortable and stylish, well equipped, and provides perfect accommodation for two couples. Bobby left us wine, port, cheese and chocolates - our evening supper following our extensive wine/food tour during the day! Bobby was the perfect host from the time we booked to the time we left - we couldn't recommend Splinters more highly.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Canandaigua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We spent 2 nights at Splinters as a side trip from Sydney, as we wanted to get into the countryside as well as tour the Hunter Valley.
We found it to be the most comfortable and welcoming that we've ever stayed in. Not the most luxurious, but the most comfortable, and I'll take total comfort over pure luxury any time.
Splinters is equipped with many luxury touches as well-nice linens, thick towels, espresso machine, big screen TV for the media addicted, lots of atmospheric candles and comfy chairs, etc etc.
Bobbi is the friendliest, warmest B and B owner we've ever met. She made arrangements, checked on them, followed up and followed thru.Her advise was excellent. My 11 year old daughter needed to be left behind so we could fully enjoy our wine tasting tour. Bobbi not only found us a companion/sitter for her, but checked on her during the day to make sure she was having fun, and gave her some bread to feed the neighbor's horses.
For people who enjoy sitting outside watching the sun rise or set, listening to birds, and quietly absorbing natural beauty, I think you could find no finer locale.
If we lived in Australia, an annual trip to Splinters to recharge the batteries would be a must! If you can book a few days here, I highly recommend that you do!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 617 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2335, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Splinters Hotel Pokolbin
Splinters Guest House Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin

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