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Spicers Vineyards Estate
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The staff at this property are very friendly and efficient.
Location is great, near the famous hunter valley gardens and a number of very popular wineries.
Rooms are spacious and very comfortable.
Would definitely come back.

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Recently I had a one night stay at Spicers vineyard estate and it was nothing short of amazing! After being taken to our room and splurging with some champagne we went to the restaurant and had one of the most amazing meals I've had in my life! I've been to restaurant Botanica 3 times now and every time the service has been absolutely wonderful and the food has been both fresh and flavorsome! I have had the confit duck twice here now and it is the most delicious I have had anywhere! The rooms were also beautiful with spacious bedding and a very intimate and stylish bathroom! Would definitely recommend for anyone! Prices were also very reasonable for the deluxe treatment we received!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We have just returned home from a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Spicer's peaceful, friendly retreat in the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards. It is rare to encounter staff who continually go out of their way to make every moment of your stay special, but from our warm late night welcome to our reluctant departure, the team ensured we had every comfort and surprised us with their attention to detail. Our spacious and tastefully decorated king spa suite enjoyed charming pastoral views front and back, while affording every luxury from chilled bubbles and an assortment of goodies in the complimentary minibar, to the carefully laid fireplace. Cuddly bathrobes, superior toiletries and the heated towelrail were the perfect antidote to a wet weekend, as were the huge comfy sofas. Breakfast was a standout, effectively a four course meal prepared from fresh local produce including veggies from the property and served in the vineyard restaurant. No need for lunch! Our thanks to all who made our stay so enjoyable, we look forward to finding an excuse to return soon :)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed two nights a Spicers and enjoyed two breakfasts and one dinner in Botanica. The rooms are nicely appointed and spacious. Quiet music was playing in the room when we arrived. The bathroom is exceptional with a huge garden jacuzzi tub and plenty of hot water. Botanica was exceptional for breakfast and one of the top three places we have enjoyed dinner around the globe (including fine restaurants in Napa, Los Angeles, New York, and France). The food was perfectly fresh and perfectly prepared. The easily delt with my Gluten Free problem while maintaining exceptional taste. When we returned to our room on the first night, the staff had filled the room with tea lights in honor of our 25th anniverisary (very nice touch.) The staff arranged a wine tour with Wendt tours that was absolutely outstanding. We had a fantastic time in a resort set in a vineyard at the beginning of a long vacation. You won't be dissapointed at this resort.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Spicers last weekend. I must say as we drove up the driveway we were a little dissapointed with the front view of the estate. Maybe we were expecting too much but there was a lot of large trees and the vineyard wasn't exactly in front of the house (more in front of the restaurant botanica) and we expected the front to be more neat and tidy and better landscaping considering the price you pay to stay here.
In saying that when we stepped inside of the place the ladies were lovely and the rooms were all large and well appointed and very clean. I feel the complimentary mini bar could have done with less drinks and more snacks and they could have made it a bit more personal to really give the wow factor (strawberry coated chocolates/local chocolates) as you already drive around consuming so much alcohol in the Huntervalley anyways. The bathroom accessories are lovely and love the towel warmer.
Breakfast was REALLY good and so filling. We also dined at Botanica for dinner and it was delicious (especially the duck).
I think this place could be number one of they put some effort into landscaping the front to make it more inviting and attractive and also make the mini bar more personal.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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SpicersVineyards, Owner at Spicers Vineyards Estate, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Dear Tithan,

Thanks you so much for taking the time to share your recent visit with other tripadvisor visitors. We are so please to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and especially our beautiful restaurant, Botanica. We believe very strongly in continual improvement to our property for our guests benefit and as you approached the front of our guesthouse, you may have noticed that there are two new additions to the building that are not quite finished yet... For the last 4 months we have been working on a big building project so that we can present to our guests, 4 new luxury suites and a dedicated onsite day spa facility. During this time our Landscaping has been knocked around a little with builders onsite, however we are now at the finishing stage and currently have landscapers beginning works on creating a lovely oasis to complete the new buildings. An exciting new pool and internal courtyard will also be added over the next week which I am sure you will love.

With our complimentary mini bar, we have based the included items on the feedback we have gained from our guests, but perhaps you yourself would prefer more food and nibbles than beverages, and as we are all about service, we can at any time tailor your stay to your needs, including the items in the mini bar - just let me know what your preference is next time and we will make it happen!

Thanks you again for your review and feedback, and please know that we are putting lots of effort in to continually improve our guests experience, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Warmest regards,

Belinda Stapleton
Managing Director/Owner

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This place is awesome! The location of the vineyard is very conviniant, the accommodation was so nice and overly satisfying... The stuff were more then helpful and just made our stay very special! Definelty will be coming back!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Never such excellent service before, all the staff will go beyond the extra mile, even cleaning my partners shoes of clay with out asking!
with the on site restaurant with amazing mouth watering food the setting and amenities are gorgeous.
in built fire place, lovely king bed, air con, and spa bath top off the wonderful room.

Anytime I spoke to reception nothing was to hard for them to track down for us.

I could only say you must experience their hospitality and stay here at least one night to enjoy it the way I did.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Spicers Vineyards Estate

Address: 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range: $355 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Vineyards Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Personal service & attention to detail in every way! A luxurious Guesthouse, Spicers Vineyards Estate is set amidst its own private vineyard. Every suite features king beds, lounge area, open fireplace, spa en-suite, flat screen TV with CD/DVD and IPod dock, whilst the property boasts gourmet dining experiences at onsite Restaurant Botanica, Salt water pool & spa, guest lounge & boardroom, free wireless broadband and every guest is greeted on arrival with complimentary wine. ... more   less 
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