We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Paradise in the Bush”
Review of Somewhere Unique

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Somewhere Unique
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed July 2, 2014

From the moment we walked in we were excited as the place was gorgeous and oozed of relaxation. So many little extra's were added in and thought of, we wanted for nothing. The bed was so comfortable with pillows galore. The spa and shower were fantastic! I would have been happy to stay inside and not move the entire time. The dinner provisions were fresh and tasty. The cheese was to die for, so much so we brought extra to take home. The fondue was amazing and the breakfast provisions plentiful and more than satisfying. We really enjoyed that Melanie had thought of it all plus some. The cleanliness was immaculate and I thought a 5 star rating was more suitable. The privacy was important and remained private. Melanie you deserve a reward for providing such a place and the fact that the service was absolutely attentive is an important factor in choosing a holiday. Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy Something Unique

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Christine R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2014

Dear Christine R

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Great to hear you loved the bed - they were only replaced last year. Sounds like you had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (230)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

115 - 121 of 230 reviews

Reviewed June 12, 2014

Everything was amazing. Location secluded, but close enough for a short bike ride to cafe lunch. Amazing place for relaxation and reflection. Loved trying food and wine samples from local produce. Would go again or buy as a gift.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DanAndXan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2014

Dear DanAndXan

Thanks for you great review. We have aimed to provide a secluded location but still close to the cafes and boutique wineries in Wollombi. The bikes certainly get a lot of use - there are 2 located at each retreat, and our guests are more than welcome to use them throughout their stay.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Somewhere Unique for my husband and I was exactly the experience we were looking for. It's private, fully self contained and has so many thoughtful inclusions that we really felt spoilt and were able to completely unwind in the beautiful setting.
Melanie's recommendations on the vineyards to visit and where to eat were fantastic and we appreciated the in house massages that were organised for us.
Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mel B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2014

Dear Mel B

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. I'm glad you were able to completely unwind. The in-houses massages are a popular choice with our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon, perhaps for a longer stay next time!

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 23, 2014

From the first email, Melanie was professional & friendly and had a real attention to detail. The retreats are super peaceful and relaxing. Every little detail is thought of and we appreciated it.
The retreats are luxurious, the bed comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The location is superb - a lovely little valley outside of Wollombi - walk along the road in the morning to see kangaroos, foxes, rabbits and any number of domestic animals - and very little in the way of people! Bikes are provided and the small town of Wollombi is only about 2.5 kms away.
Did not want to leave - amazing and indeed Somewhere Unique.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Attilla64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

Dear Attilla64,

Thank you for your amazing review, and great to hear you appreciated our attention to detail which we work very hard at achieving.

Wollombi is a lovely little spot - a very friendly rural community but still close to to vineyards and cafes. The bikes certainly get a lot of use and are great for cycling into the village or to a couple of the vineyards. The kangaroos are out in force through our valley early in the morning or later in the afternoon when our guests enjoy a stroll or ride.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 30, 2014

My partner and I just returned from our 6th visit to Somewhere Unique and we will be returning for many more in the future. Whenever we visit we always comment that we wish we could stay longer! We absolutely love the privacy and peacefulness of the retreats and everything you could ever need is provided for you. Counting down the days until we can return!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Alex R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2014

Dear Alex,

Thank you yet again for your wonderful review, and for returning so many times over the years! I'm glad you both enjoyed the privacy and peacefulness, as it's something we also enjoy about our property.

We look forward to welcoming you both again very soon.

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Somewhere Unique is exactly that..UNIQUE!

My husband and I spent our 1st Wedding Anniversary there over the weekend. It was exactly what we wanted and needed! Melanie had thought of every last little detail that made it that much more! We walked into the cottage to the sound of soft music in the background and a pleasant homely feeling. The fridge was stocked with food that was first class. My husband and I enjoyed sitting outside sharing a glass of wine, some cheese and most of all each others company an environment that made you feel relaxed, at home and it was still oh so romantic!

We had a couples in house massage organised by Melanie and that to was fantastic. Using the Somewhere Unique website we found a Trekabout Tours who spent the day driving us around to different wineries from some wine tasting. We visited the local restaurant Panino to have an anniversary dinner and that was simply outstanding as well.

We have now decided that Somewhere Unique will become a regular destination for my husband and I either to celebrate those magical moments in our relationship or to just get away. We recommend this place to whoever is c onsidering it! You will not be disappointed!

Somewhere Unique creates a magical relaxed feeling in both the mind and body! Well done Melanie and her team for creating such an amazing place!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Melissa X
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Dear Melissa,

Thank you for your very positive review, and I'm glad we could provide you with a memorable 1st Wedding Anniversary. The Pamper Package with in-house massage is a wonderful way to relax, and it sounds like you had a great day out with Trekabout Tours exploring the area.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 3, 2014

The most relaxing, luxurious and peaceful weekend we have ever had!!
Amazing location, beautiful food and what an awesome little house! They have thought of everything!! Was the most relaxing weekend of our lives!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Simon M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MelanieMorschel, Owner at Somewhere Unique, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Dear Simon,

Thank you for your wonderful review, and it's great to hear you had a relaxing weekend.

We look forward to welcoming you both again soon.

Kind regards
Melanie Morschel
Owner / Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Wollombi hotels
1.6 mi away
Guesthouse Mulla Villa
Guesthouse Mulla Villa
#1 of 3 in Wollombi
61 reviews
1.7 mi away
Blair Athol Estate Wollombi
1 mi away
Capers Guest House
Capers Guest House
#2 of 3 in Wollombi
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Somewhere Unique? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Somewhere Unique

Address: Narone Creek Rd, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Phone Number:
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Wollombi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Wollombi
Price Range: $194 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Somewhere Unique 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'Somewhere Unique' is located near the historic village of Wollombi near the Hunter Valley vineyards and two hours drive from the Sydney CBD. Two completely private couples-only retreats combine a tranquil romantic setting with luxurious comfort and attention to detail. The retreats are eco-certified and feature a king-sized bed, two person bath, rain shower, bathrobes, gas log fireplace, air-conditioning, Foxtel, stereo with iPod dock, Wi-Fi, modern kitchen, Weber BBQ, private deck with lounges and views, and two bicycles. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz and Priceline so you can book your Somewhere Unique reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Somewhere Unique Wollombi, Greater Newcastle, Australia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing