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“Best in the Hunter” 5 of 5 stars
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Narone Creek Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best in the Hunter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our Second stay at Somewhere Unique, and it didn't disappoint. Melanie & Grant know hospitality better than anywhere in the world. The finer details are covered and you can be assured of a relaxing and quality getaway that feels like you are in your own holiday home. I always know I am in for a fantastic holiday when i stay "Somewhere Unique"

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear BradMc81

Thank you so much for your amazing review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your second visit and that you felt so at home in our retreats.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

Melanie Morschel
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed 2 days during a wintery week in June...yet Somewhere Unique was a haven from the rain and cold. This accommodation really sets the standard high - and shows how it should be done. The owners have left nothing to chance and the attention to detail was exceptional. The owners deserve all the tourism awards they have received and more! An exemplar!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear junetravellers

Thank you so much for your positive review - 'absolutely perfect' is absolutely wonderful to hear! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay even though the weather wasn't great, and that you appreciated our attention to detail.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Melanie Morschel
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

This is the type of place where you want to tell everyone about, but at the same time you don't because it'll make it harder to find a time to book in next time. It is that good.

I booked this accommodation as a surprise for my wife and we were blown away by this place. From the time we opened the door with the music playing in the background and the nice smells in the air. The owners have thought of every little thing. When we stay at other accommodation we generally find stuff about the place that we don't like, but this place, not one thing has been overlooked. The items in the place are all good quality, and the food supplied is just excellent. We now can't wait to book in again for longer next time.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Dear Chris

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. It is great to hear that we supplied everything to create such a memorable experience for you both.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon, for a longer visit next time!

Melanie Morschel
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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it was the perfect place for it. Everything was great! The bed was comfortable, the bath huge, the views, not mention the music playing when we arrived, rose petals, the great dinner pack, chocolates, breakfast hamper, wine etc the list goes on. (Still wearing the slippers) Not one little thing had been forgotten, the candles, the music, the movies. We live locally and would certainly return it is paradise, the perfect getaway. You can do as little or as much as you like. We will definitley recommend this to all. Thank you Melanie and Grant we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Lynne

Thank you for your very positive review - wonderful to hear that your 20th Wedding Anniversary was so memorable. I'm glad you enjoyed all the little extras - we try and provide our guests with quality inclusions, such as free range eggs and locally smoked bacon in the breakfast hamper, to hand-made olive oil soap and locally made lavender toiletries. We also offer compostable bamboo slippers, which you are more than welcome to take home after your visit!

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights recently and loved every second of it. There has been nothing missed and the attention to detail is outstanding. From the moment you arrive it is perfect, the candles burning, the music in the background, the aroma of burning oil, the chocolates, the wine....... the list goes on. The retreat itself is absolutely beautiful and clean. Nothing is missed. You book, arrive and enjoy. Everything is taken care of for you. The breakfast hamper is enormous and will definitely last a couple of mornings. the bbq hamper was divine as was the wine. Everything is as you see it on the website, which doesn't happen often but I can say with somewhere unique what you see is exactly what you get and more. We stayed in the Lowanna retreat and it was beautiful. The bathroom is amazing and the bath, well what more can I say. The mornings are beautiful as you open the blinds and look out the window/door to the beautiful scenery while you lie in bed. We booked in house massage during our stay which is an absolute must and also visited the surrounding wineries, the local pub and cafes. We will definitely be back and would 100% recommend this place to our family and friends and even strangers. if you are reading this review pondering over making a booking, my advice to you is make the booking and do it now before you miss out!!!! I could go on and on about this place. make the booking and you too will have the experience we did. The only bad thing was that we had to leave and come back to reality. It truly is paradise. We were "wowed" the entire time and are planning again for another trip back. It is definitely value for money and the complimentary additions are certainly an added bonus.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear TripAdvisor Member

I cannot thank you enough for your fabulous review! Sounds like you both had a wonderful stay. It is great to hear that you felt "everything is as you see it on the website", as we aim to show our guests what anyone could experience at our property.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Melanie Morschel
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband & I recently stayed here for our wedding anniversary. It was one of the best experiences we have ever had. It was beyond perfect & we cannot fault it one bit. Everything was spot on & amazing. The retreat itself was beautiful, the bed was SO comfy & the bath was amazing. We did not need to stress about anything. Everything was provided for us, from wine to choc's, from brekkie to dinner, to a very relaxing massage. It was great value for money. We cannot wait to go back........
Thank you for a truely relaxing & beautiful stay in wonderful Wollombi.....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear debsh1

Thank you for your terrific review. To hear that you couldn't fault your stay with us is wonderful! We aim to provide everything our guests need for a romantic, relaxing experience and it sounds as though we succeeded.

Glad you enjoyed the in-house massage - they have proven to be very popular.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Melanie Morschel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Somewhere Unique does not dissapoint. This was our second visit - often when you revisit a place it does not live up to your memories. This is not the case for Somewhere Unique. The moment we walked in the door of our retreat (Lowanna) the memories of our first visit cam flooding back. It was every bit as good this time.

We took advantage of the 3 night easter package to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary & it supplied everything we could possibly need. The generous breakfast pack gave us 3 delicious breakfasts, we had a wonderful lunch at Margan's at Broke, plus we had a BBQ pack which lasted us 2 nights, plus mouthwatering lamb shanks from Mojos - all ready & waiting for us in our retreat.

Everything is provided to ensure a relaxing & romantic escape from your everyday hassles. Even bikes if you are feeling energetic, or just want to explore. You could not do better than Somewhere Unique

Room Tip: Both retreats are lovely, but Lowanna is a little more tucked away & provides a little more isol...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Lee-Ann H

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review - it is very rewarding to know you both enjoyed your second visit every bit as much as the first.

Although we are a self-catering property, there are a number of meals we can organise for your arrival, as you mentioned in your review. BBQ packs are great out on the deck, a range of meals from Mojos Deli such as Thai Red Chicken Curry and Lamb Korma, and also cheese and anti-pasto platters from the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop.

The bikes have also been a big hit! A great way to explore the historic Wollombi village, surrounding boutique vineyards or just meander down a quiet country lane.

We look forward to welcoming you again next year for your 27th Wedding Anniversary!

Melanie Morschel
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Additional Information about Somewhere Unique

Address: Narone Creek Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Wollombi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Wollombi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘Somewhere Unique’ is located near the historic village of Wollombi in the Hunter Valley, two hours drive from the Sydney CBD. Two completely private couples-only retreats combine a tranquil setting with superb comfort and attention to detail. The retreats are Eco-certified and feature a king-sized bed, two person bath, rain shower, bathrobes, gas log fireplace, air-conditioning, Foxtel, stereo with iPod dock, Wi-Fi, modern kitchen, mini-bar, BBQ and private deck. ... more   less 
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Somewhere Unique Wollombi, Greater Newcastle, Australia

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