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“Wonderful week” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chateau Elan Hunter Valley

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Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Vintage Drive, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rothbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked into a one bedroom spa villa for 7 nights (checked out this morning). We had been through a stressful time recently, and wanted to pamper ourselves whilst exploring the Hunter Valley. We could not have chosen better, unless it had been by deciding to stay longer. The accommodation was excellent, with highlights a deep spa bath, gas open fire, and picturesque outlook over the golf course. (We enjoyed visits from local roos and birdlife whilst relaxing over breakfast and afternoon tea on our patio.) Best of all was the outstanding service culture that permeated everyone we met including at reception and concierge, the day spa and in two great dining experiences at Legends Bar and Grill on our first and last nights (reviewed separately). Special thanks to Colin at Concierge whom we met on our first day and who was so welcoming and gave us excellent tips for sight seeing and dining. We are already planning our return visit to this fantastic hotel, next year.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with my now fiancee in a one bedroom spa villa and cant praise the Chateau Elan highly enough. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel welcome and important, the staff apologised when taking 5 minutes to come to our villa to pick us up when we wanted to go somewhere on the property using the buggy service they offer which is perfect when your fiancee is 30 weeks pregnant.

The spa staff are highly professional and is a great addition to the features on offer at the property. I heard for the first time in a while that my fiancee felt beautiful again after her facial she had.

we were in villa 3 which was the perfect location for us and there was next to no noise heard from anywhere on the property at all no matter what time of day. The views of the golf course and mountain ranges make for a peaceful and relaxing time. also the kangaroos hopping along make the property feel even more relaxing. The in-room fire place adds a wonderful touch and to have it lit before we returned on the second afternoon was the perfect touch. and ensured the outside chill wasnt mirrored inside.

Definately stay here if you ever get the chance to visit the hunter valley wine region as you wont be disappointed at all.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having travelled all over this amazing planet , Chateau Élan rates up with the best in the world. Celebrating my wife's 50th (the new 40) Management from Joe Spagnolo and wife Stacy and all the team are amazing . Head chef Tony is a magician . The shared shoulder lamb was sensational . We will be back soon for the same . Three nights was simply not long enough. Thank you thank you thank you.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Chateau Élan. From the moment we arrived to the moment we checked out, we were so well looked after. We stayed in a one bedroom spa villa which was just immaculate with a stunning view of the golf course. Due to the size of the property, the staff are more than happy to buggy you around on a golf cart, which came in handy on those chilly nights after dinner. We had one very minor mishap with a booking for a winery tour however Crystal at the front desk quickly made arrangements for us and sorted everything out. When we returned to our room they had left a note and a beautiful candle. It's the little things that count. Thank you for a beautiful stay, we can't wait to return.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very spacious modern and swish. Made us feel dead grown up. Single bedded apartment with more room than your standard hotel accom. Great kitchenette so did our own cooking. Watched kangaroos and stars from back patio. Lovely.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely stay at Chateau Élan celebrating a friend's birthday. Girls weekend away for 5 we had interconnecting rooms - a 1 bedroom suite and a twin room, great bathrooms, good kitchen facilities, cosy gas fireplace on the ground floor, could walk out onto the grass overlooking the golf course. Kangaroos wandered by in the morning. The spa is a must, beautiful facial and very relaxing centre. Legends Restaurant on-site had good service and delicious menu. Plenty of wineries close by.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very happy with our stay here. We felt considering the quality of this place that the pricing was very competitive. Some smaller and lesser quality accommodation in the area are more expensive. Book early and this place won't disappoint.

The rooms were very nice. The best touch was seeing Kangaroos right outside the room. Can't wait to go back to this place.

Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about Chateau Elan Hunter Valley

Address: Vintage Drive, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rothbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chateau Elan Hunter Valley 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chateau Elan at The Vintage is Australia's finest golf and spa resort. Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Chateau Elan offers luxury retreats for up to 200 guests.The Spa at Chateau Elan has 17 treatment rooms and a vast range of specialised treatments available. Guests can choose from 3 types of luxury accommodation - Spa Suites, One bed bedroom self-contained Villas and King Rooms. The hotel overlooks the fairways of the Greg Norman-designed course Vintage golf course. Chateau Elan is 2 hour drive north of Sydney. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chateau Elan Hunter Valley Hotel Rothbury
Chateau Elan Hunter Valley Greater Newcastle/Rothbury

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