We stayed for 3 nights and cannot fault Willow Tree Estate.
We received a very warm welcome from Raylee who immediately asked us if we had plans for dinner and then arranged for a local restaurant to pick us up and return us after dinner (FOC) so that we didn't have to drive.
The room was large with an equally large en-suite. It was clean and tidy with a very comfortable king size bed. It had a balcony from where there are beautiful views of the valley and mountains and the local wildlife including kangaroos.
Breakfast was continental style buffet and had an excellent choice of both food and beverages.
We didn't try the pool but it looked very inviting.
Would we stay there again? Most definitely.
Thank you Raylee for a most enjoyable and relaxing stay.
My Husband and I spent the Easter weekend in the Summer House on the Willow Tree Estate. Beautiful location, peaceful surroundings and Raylee is a wonderful host, very helpful and friendly. We were also married on the estate with Raylee as our witness, the day was amazing with many beautiful photo's captured around the estate. Would definitely love to stay there again.
Great place to stay in the Hunter.
Very clean and tidy. Friendly service and a great location.
Will definitely be back. The only reason that I won't recommend it is that I want it all to myself....LOL
Just had a return stay in Willow Tree Estate for The Eagles Concert.
We just love the place. Great location, old world charm and gracious hosts. It is a great place to relax, unwind and visit the wineries and play golf.
My wife and I spent the weekend at Willow Tree for our 30th Anniversary.
We were greeted by Raylee who showed us to the summer house which is not connected to the main building .It was huge, very quiet and private. Next to a very inviting pool which was great as the day was just under 40degrees, and need after doing the wineries all day. We were given a bottle of wine and chocolates and told to help our self’s to the bottle of port in the room. The bathroom had a spa and kitchenette was very well equipped. In the late afternoon and first thing in the morning you could sit outside and watch the Kangaroos go about their business. Breakfast was in the main house which was a continental breakfast with a great spread put on.
We had a lovely stay and would stay here again in the future.
The Hunter Valley is notorious for being over priced, however particularily so in the case of this place.
Overpriced for what it is. It is basically a large house with separate bedrooms which are the rooms, like an oversized B&B. As such they are right on top of each other and you can hear everything. Which isn't a problem if your neighbours are considerate. If you get stuck next to a family with kids like we did it will be far from relaxing. We were woken early with loud screaming and TV which kept us awake from 6am. This place is not at all suitable for children, it's clearly for couples. Why the owners would allow children when the smallest noise travels between rooms is beyond me.
The rooms are quite large but dated with daggy furnishings. The "themes" of the rooms doesn't go beyond a couple of prints on the wall.
The cleanliness in the room could best be described as average. We paid extra for a spa room, and found the spa to be poorly maintained and has a feeling of uncleanliness about it. It's not romantic and it wasn't inviting at all, we decided against using it.
The breakfast is average. You are only given a 1 hour window to eat even though nothing is cooked, it's only cereals and coffee anyway.
Our air conditioner would not work for heat so we were quite cold. Due to reception being closed there was no one we could contact.
I found the service during our stay non existent and poor. We arrived just after dark and no one was available to check us in. Even during breakfast there was no welcoming service or greeting, it was all very cold and business like.
The location was beautiful and picturesque - a great view from your room. Kangaroos are happily hopping around the grounds.
Overall I have stayed in numerous places in the Hunter Valley. Save your money. There is much better out there especially if you are after romance.
My friend and I stayed at Willow Tree Estate for two nights.
With lovely grounds, a beautiful room and a very warm and gracious hostess the stay was truly enjoyable. We chose to grab some cheeses from the smelly cheese shop and have our dinner (cheese and wine) on the balcony over looking the beautiful view.
The room and bathroom were very spacious and clean and had a lovely little touch of "country luxury" to them.
The continental breakfast provided a plentiful selection and will definitely tide you over to lunch. The location is great , being right in the middle of Pokolbin ... two minutes from the hunter gardens and plenty of wineries to keep you busy.
I would absolutely recommend a visit and am thinking of taking my partner there where we head to the area next time.