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Wild Edge Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Hard to describe how fantastic this retreat is. We have stayed in numerous places in the Hunter but none compare to the standard, views and genuine hospitality.
No the cheapest in the Hunter but the best never is!

Highly recommend

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

It's only been a week since we stayed in Whispering Forest and we miss it already! The retreat is the perfect place for total relaxation and it far exceeded our expectations. On arrival, the owner made us feel very welcome and showed us to our immaculately presented pavillion. The scene was set for the rest of the weekend... cosy fireplace, warm spa,scented candles, soothing music and TOTAL relaxation. On departure we felt like completely different people, refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to start the working week. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Angela B
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Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

As soon as you arrive at the front gates you know that you are in for something special, then they open and you feel like all the worries in the world are left behind.
With manicured gardens and elevated timber walkways throughout the Retreat it makes the early morning walks just that little bit more spectactular. The view of the morning fog laying in the valley is just breathtaking from your private Pavillion and covered timber decking, and the sunsets are absolutely spectactular while laying on the huge daybed. With a massive bathroom and equally large spa and shower, fireplace, kitchen, dining and bedroom all in the privacy of your Pavillion, it makes Wild Edge not only 1, but 2 steps above anywhere else.
I cannot fault this Retreat in anyway, and cannot rate them high enough. If there was such a thing as 6 star accommodation they would still be above it.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank wre01
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Wildedge, Owner at Wild Edge Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2012

Not sure which of our recent guests posted the above feedback, but many thanks to you and to other guests who have taken the time to write such positive words about our Retreat.

Our goal at Wild Edge is always to surpass our guests expectations and judging by posts made over the past 12 months, on numerous occassions, we seem to have achieved this not only on Tripadviser, but also the comments made on our guest surveys and emails received.

At Wild Edge Retreat we believe in providing only the very best accommodation possible, with spectacular views, privacy and unobtrusive service, delivered in a warm and friendly manner.

Again, thank you for your feedback, it really is very rewarding to read that our guests appreciate the hard work we constanly put into making Wild Edge Retreat a truely unique and special place for our guests to enjoy.

Alan Jordan
Owner/Manager

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We've just returned from 2 nights at Whispering Forest pavilion and would have to agree with all of the positive reviews that we've read here. The setting is fantastic if you want to really get away from it all with little/ no mobile reception and a drive up a steep unsealed dirt track to reach the property.
We loved the welcoming music and scented oil burning on arrival, the huge spa bath overlooking the deck and one of the most comfortable beds that we've ever slept in. If we had to come up with one criticism, it would be the sofa not being the most comfortable for lounging around, reading papers/ watching movies. But that's a very minor criticism.
Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank SJandKK
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

What a treat - If you're looking for a premium stay in the hunter that will leave you wanting more, then this is the place for you.

We stayed for one night only in Wispering Forest over the Easter break. Firstly it was great to find a place that tool bookings for 1 night only during Easter - that's actually how we found it, by filtering on Wot If.

Not the cheapest place available in the hunter, but what a difference from all the other options. This place is no hotel. There are no communal areas, and you don't even have to share your view with anyone else! Uninterrupted bliss.

When we arrived in the afternoon we were warmly welcomed by the owner, who have us a very nice introduction to Wild Edge and our Spa Pavillion. The balance was just right - enough information to enable us to enjoy our stay, without it being overpowering or intrusive in any way. Very friendly and personable.

From then we were left to our own devices to enjoy the tranquility.

The Pavillion was extremely well appointed - it looked like it had been recently renovated. The bed was so comfortable - best night's sleep we've had in ages!

The breakfast provisions were excellent - everything we needed to set ourselves up for the day.

The road leading up to Wild Edge is a dirt road, quite steep in places, although we were in a VW Golf with 2 bikes on the roof and had no problems whatsoever.

Overall a fantastic experience, and we can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank TG20T
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We had the good fortune to stumble across Wild Edge when searching for boutique accommodation in the Hunter region. The two nights and three days spent were unrivalled. Extraordinary setting, immaculate pavillion, warm & attentive host, and tremendous attention to every detail. A most wonderful weekend in a true oasis of calmness and tranquility.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Harvey B
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

During the 2011 Christmas period we were fortunate enough to spend 4 nights in the Wind Spirit pavilion. From the very moment you arrive at the retreat it is clear that you are in for something special. The location is second to none as is the level of service provided by your most welcoming and helpful hosts. Within the pavilion, every detail has been thought of right down to the aeroguard under the sink. The aroma of wonderful breakfasts with incredibly tasty locally made sausages even aroused the interest of two friendly Goannas who could often be seen in the bush below the deck. We were glad we brought along enough food to see us through our stay as once there we didn't want to leave and for the 4 days, we rarely stepped out the front door.

Can't wait to return!

Stacy & Michael Bird.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Wild Edge Retreat

Address: 260 Craft Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Wollombi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Wollombi
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wild Edge retreat is a 'Couples Only' Retreat. Positioned within our 100 acre property on a Mountain Ridgeline and comprising of four luxury Spa Pavilions, each with it's own breathtaking view of the valleys and mountains beyond.Surrounded on three sides by State Forest, Wild Edge offers guests peace and tranquility with the benefits of modern luxury accommodation. Two of our Pavilions have their own private plunge pool. ... more   less 
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Wild Edge Retreat Wollombi, Greater Newcastle, Australia

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