After seeing all the glowing reviews of Chez Vous my partner and I were really looking foward to our stay in the Hunter Valley.
We opted for the 2 bedroom villa which felt tired and in need of updating.
The kitchen felt worn and the cooker looked thirty years old and took forever to actually cook anything.
You are given 4 crossants and 4 pieces of raisin toast with coffee and tea. Yogurts provided in the fridge were out of date though.
The television picture was terrible with only two channels working. We tried using the DVD player but the picture was black and white. For the money I would have thought Foxtel wouldn't be out of the question.
You are in the middle of nowhere and whilst the gardens are not unpleasant we did encounter some of the wildlife in the shape of a 'Bluetongue' the largest lizard I've ever seen in someone's garden. There are lots of mosquitos so you need to spray the DEET on well.
Make sure you bring all the food you want to cook with because once you've had alcohol you're sort of stuck there.
Don't get me wrong, Chez Vous is not an awful place to stay by any stretch of the imagination but $600 for two nights I think we were expecting 5 star accomodation and this is more like 3 and a half.
On the plus side the place was clean, although no one came in to change the sheets on the 2nd day or tidy up. Again, if you're paying that sort of money this should come as standard.
If you want a good tour of the Hunter I highly recommend Boutique Wines, it was the best wine day we've done.
Overall I think we felt let down and a bit disappointed with Chez Vous. There are loads of places to stay in the Hunter Valley and a lot are the same sort of price or even more. I think, however, if I go again I'll be looking for better value for money as this place doesn't quite fit the bill.
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- Also Known As:
- Chez Vous Villas Hotel Pokolbin
- Chez Vous Villas Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin