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Bimbadeen Estate
Cooroy, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We recently stayed at the above location and were extremely disappointed with our overall stay.
The kitchen, living and bathrooms are tired and need a complete makeover to bring it up to a standard, reflective of the price being charged. The bed/furniture seemed quite new and were OK and comfortable.
The breakfast was extremely dissapointing. No eggs, fresh tomatoes, bacon, butter or local produce - just the usual motel style of cereal in little boxes, bread in cling wrap and jams in sachets.

No attention to detail or finesse.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in April this year and had a fantastic relaxing time. The room was fantastic and I loved the spa. The views of the valley from our room were spectacular. We spent the days driving and sightseeing around hunter. The only thing I didn’t like was ‘foraging’ for dinner! Most of the places would close early (as we booked during the week) and we didn’t have too many options around the area other than a Chinese and dominoes or pizza hut. But we loved the drive back to the estate. The winding road and wilderness was awesome.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toowoomba, Australia
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31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Positives
* Outstanding views - particularly spectacular first thing in the morning. We obtained some brilliant photos of the view and local wildlife.
* Peaceful, relaxing atmosphere away from neighbours.
* Breakfast basket - fruit loaf, bread, cereals, milk, juice, fruit, yoghurt, condiments were enough to kick start our days before we tripped to wineries.
* Small kitchenette with microwave, BBQ on property available for use.
* Complimentary bottle of wine provided. We enjoyed this.
* Spa bath great. Pool on the property.
* Gas fire place and air conditioner kept us warm.
* Comfortable bed.

Negatives
* A distance from Polkobin and main township- where many wineries and eateries are available. However still plenty of options within a short distance to the B & B.

Overall, this is a fantastic place to stay. If you read the guest book at the B & B cottage you will see this is a special place to many. We did not want to leave this little slice of paradise and will certainly be back to use the voucher.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Queensland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is our 3rd time staying at Bimbadeen and we still love it. It is quite and a perfect place to get away from it all. The view is outstanding especially for watching the sun rise from the big bay windows. It is also a perfect place to relax and unwind at night with a glass of wine either in the spa bath or in front of the fire. Ray is just fantastic and remembered that last time we stayed there we got engaged. (now that is good customer service) We will be back there again to stay next time we make it to the Hunter Valley.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Set on top of the hill, the views are beautiful and it has a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere. One of the owners, Ray, welcomes you with a quick tour of your villa & facilities, plus a breakfast basket which included cereal, fruit, milk, toast & yoghurt (condiments in the fridge). A small kitchenette is available if you'd like to cater for yourself, but of course there are many wonderful places to eat nearby around the vineyards.

You'll find a comfortable bed, large spa bath with a view, and a bay window overlooking the valley. The pool area is well maintained and also has a view over the valley, and is well positioned to give you privacy. These villas would be enjoyable year round - aircon and pool in the warmer months, and a cosy open fire in the cooler months.

I was a solo traveller looking for a somewhere quiet for a few days rest and relaxation and found Bimbadeen Estate perfect. It is also a great location for a romantic getaway or for groups of couples to holiday together.

Room Tip: Villas 1 - 4 are split level, 5 & 6 one level.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Australia
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444 reviews
166 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Great View, but as others have stated, it is on the edge of town, and a long way from much of the Hunter. Rooms are generally clean, it's really a motel more than a B&B. Close to Petersens.

But if you want a nice easterly view over Cessnock, and some basic accommodation, it is just fine. Good basic honest and average accommodation.

Very quiet. Sure it's more duplex than complex, but you get value.

But it's not charming or particularly unique- nor does it pretend to be despite some of the more over the top positive reviews.

The kitchens have some basic cooking facilities and the host is a good bloke.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Love this place! My girl and I first stayed 5 years ago in Winter and fell in love with it. Due to many circumstances, we didn't return til 5 years later and Ray remembered us and gave us our original room!!! That automatically made us feel special. Cabins are awesome with beautiful sweeping Hunter Valley views. Very romantic in Winter with fire place and our 2nd time was in Summer for Elton John concert - like returning home! Ray is a wonderful host and very helpful. You couldn't possibly stay in a nicer place in the Hunter Valley for the price you pay.
Darrin & Fiona

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Bimbadeen Estate
Address: Cnr Bimbadeen and Mount View Roads, Mount View, Cessnock, New South Wales NSW 2325, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Mount View
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Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Mount View
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bimbadeen Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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