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Thistle Hill Guest House
Ranked #1 of 8 Pokolbin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 7, 2013

In October of last year my wife and I with my sister from Sydney had the greatest pleasure to have two wonderful relaxing days at this guest house. The comfortable room, Carol, our very gracious and helpful host and the scenic surrounds of the gardens and kangaroos could not have been any more typical of Australian hospitality. Not to mention how we felt absolutely spoiled by the wholesome organic based breakfasts. What a fabulous base to explore the surrounding wineries and general countryside. Thank you Thistle Hill! We shall be back! Enduring a Canadian winter on the west coast warmed greatly by these memories.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Bob S
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We recently stayed for a weekend as a group of 10 family and friends in the Guesthouse. This place is amazing! Tripadvisor is my "travel bible", and it certainly did not let me down here.The rooms, grounds and hosts Carol and Peter and all fabulous. Everyone was made feel so welcome and they go above and beyond expectations to accommodate guests' every need, and nothing is too much trouble. Brekkie is awesome too. We can't praise this place enough! Looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank kazandloz
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We did not expect anything particular when we were driving through the Hunter valley searching for our next B&B place when we were arriving in a small paradise. At the end of a park like estate we found a one story villa, the way to the entrance guided by white flowering roses. The owner Carol showed us our room, light, spaceous and nicely decorated.
The park like garden invites to walk around, in particular in the morning and evening, when you can as well listen to all kind of different birds flying from tree to tree. Or you might see a kanguru family eating the fresh greens in the vinyard.
The breakfast is exceptional: freshly made each day! And served in a special lounge in the park.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank GerhardCH
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

It has been 4 years since our last visit. The owners, Carol and Peter Sheppard are great friends and they made our experience perfect! We stayed in the Lavender Cottage again and we were met with cheese and wine and information on smaller wineries to visit. We hope to make it back again in the not so distant future! We love Thistle Hill and Carol and Peter!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong in any room, but we have an affection for the Lavender Cottage
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank babesVirginia
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Carol greeted us warmly upon our arrival. The room was beyond our expectations. There was a chilled bottle of semillon from a local vineyard as well as a cheese and fruit platter and crackers.

We were shown through the property, shaded places to sit and enjoy our wine, where the guest lounge and breakfast room is, time breakfast is served etc.

The decor at Thistle Hill is exceptional; Carol has an eye for detail and decorating. Little touches all around that made the stay a joy.

Breakfast was fresh, delicious and innovative. Fresh and baked fruits and pastries, all served with style and elegance.

There is nothing I could fault about our 2 night stay. My friend visiting from the US was amazed at the beauty and service.

This is on my come back to list.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
Thank DinkyDi61
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was an incredible long weekend away - fabulous room decor, thoughtful cheese platter and port on arrival...the breakfasts were o die for!!!! We even had a picnic made up and we still rave aboutut

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Happyabcd12
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Thistle hill was an amazing experience, the atmosphere is just breathe taking, breakfast was gorgeous !!
Kangaroos and a pool right outside your door, its just amazing !!
Rooms are very comforting
Would 100% recommend this.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank ellylat
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Additional Information about Thistle Hill Guest House

Address: 591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
Price Range: $181 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thistle Hill Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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