Love love love Hermitage Lodge.
Booking was smooth. We got a great price for a mid week stay (165 AUD per night for a studio). Easy to find, right in the centre of the Hunter valley at Pokolbin.
The site is spotless, the welcome was warm and charming. Our Studio (Bimbadgen) was spotless inside and out. Perfect for a couple, with a huge bed, kitchenette, seating area, table and huge bathroom. Oh and not to mention the lovely deck overlooking the vineyard. Such bliss!
There is a huge tv, good free DVD collection to borrow from at reception. And. Free. Wifi. Free wifi. Did I mention free wifi?!
It worked very well having the breakfast items delivered to your fridge with the room tidying each day. Cereal, milk, filter coffee, yoghurts, muffins, fresh orange juiceand all the trimmings. Brilliant. We had pizzas from the take out part of the Il Cacciatore restaurant one night, very good quality and at only 15 AUD per pizza, great value. We didn't dine at the restaurant itself, but by all accounts it is a great dining experience there too.
Bed was very comfy. I react to feather pillows, a synthetic alternative would be nice.
We took a guided tour of the wineries one day, it was simple to be picked up at the front entrance of the Lodge, and within 30 seconds we were at Tempus 2 cellar door. There is also a bicycle renting company just up the road from Hermitage Lodge, if you want to visit the area via pedal power.
I can wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Hermitage Lodge is nestled on 25 acres in the heart of the vineyards of the Hunter valley, and is within walking distance of many of the areas popular wineries and tourist attractions. Hermitage Lodge is the home to the Italian Restaurant Il Cacciatore open 7 nights a week. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hermitage Hotel Pokolbin
- Hermitage Lodge Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin