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“The Kangaroos, the bush, the comfortable beds, the birds, the stars”

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Hunter Hideaway Cottages
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“The Kangaroos, the bush, the comfortable beds, the birds, the stars”
Reviewed August 16, 2010

How could 5 star compare with this, My favorite thing was sitting around the fire of a night under the stars. I wanted to say it was a taste of paradise for us. We will be back! Oh an big thankyou for supplying decent pillows and quilt.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

I cannot believe the reviews on the hunter hideaway, that I have read here. There is absolutely nothing dirty or smelly about this place, it is quite the opposite.

I first stayed with my girlfriend in 2001 and I have visited again five times over the years, I have only ever brought family that are visiting us from Ireland and the UK. They all rave about the place and have always come away with wonderful memories. We are now married with a six year old and she loves the place. There are so many animals and little forests to walk around.

The cottages are very seperate, you can stay up playing music without bothering the neighbours, in fact you can't even see the neighbours, it is so quiet and peaceful and at one with nature. I don't bring friends because I'm afraid they will tell too many people and spoil the whole experience. It's our little secret!!!

I would absolutely recommend a weekend in the cottages, they are beautfully presented and always spotless cleans, with your own barbi at your doorstep. They are completely ECO friendly and the kangaroos are literally all around you. This place is about peace and tranquility NOT fancy spas and 32 inch TV's.

This place is a little piece of heaven.

The Burke Family (Originally from Dublin)

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Newport, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2010

We were pleasantly surprised having read the terrible reviews AFTER the booking was made. We would definitely stay here again. We brought with us sheets, doonas & towels because the reviews sounded so dodgy. However, we didn't need them. The bed linen was fresh and clean. Bedding consisted of thick sheets, warm blankets and doonas, so we stayed lovely and warm during the freezing cold nights in the HV. The bath towels were thick and absorbent. No musty mouldy smells. Plenty of crockery, utensils, pots/pans etc. TV and DVD worked no problem. Instructions supplied on how to work everything (oven, microwave, gas heater, bbq, tv/dvd), plus info on local attractions. There were gas bbqs, although one of the burners didn't work - still usable though. We also had a fire. We booked 2 cabins. The first cabin was for my family (2 adults, 2 kids) and my parents (2 grandparents). We stayed in a bedroom with queen sized bed and bunks with plenty of space for suitcase etc. My parents room was a decent size with queen sized bed, chest of drawers and hanger for coats etc. The second cabin housed my sister & her family (2 adults, 3 kids). Their cabin had 1 bedroom with queen sized bed, chest of drawers, hanger and the 2nd bedroom had 2 bunks (ie 4 beds) with plenty of space to move around. What I liked about this place was that there was heaps of space to play soccer, cricket etc, ride bikes, go bush walking or exploring, watching kangaroos and birds. It was very easy to walk between the 2 cabins which were spaced out far enough so that if you only booked one cabin there was privacy (each cabin has trees separating them from each other). Another thing I liked was how the grass was mowed - no worries about sneaky snakes while playing soccer! It was the perfect place for families, we'd go out wine tasting or to the HV Gardens and then come back and let the kids burn of energy and have fun. The location and distance was fine, you have to drive anyway to get around. For the June long weekend, this place was fine.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Sydney
1 review
Reviewed January 21, 2010

Booked a cottage months in advance, showed up to find that people where already in our cottage. Called the owner, who was 1.5 hours away and didn't have anyone at receiption to clear up the mess. Turns out these other people just turned up and he gave them our cottage because one of the girls first names started with a K and so did my wife's. No verification of full name or confirmation number was requested by the owner. Then he refused to take any responsibiliity for his mistake and left us without any place to stay. A responsible business owner would have offeredo put us up somewhere else, but he just said it wasn't his fault and left us without a place to stay. DO NOT STAY!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed October 21, 2009

We booked through Wotif thinking the cottages looked good, how deceiving photographs can be!!!!
We arrived and struggled to find anyone so we could checkin, eventually met the owner as we driving out the driveway, he nonchalantly asked us if we were enjoying our stay!! We told him we were trying to checkin. We were given a 3 minute orientation of the cottage and he was off.
On closer examination we discoverd the fridge didn't work although the freezer did, the rest of the kitchen was dirty, needed a good scrub everywhere, the bathroom was disgusting a shower matt that hadn't been cleaned for years by the look of it. The BBQ was dangerous, only worked on 2 burners
We left a day early for the refuge of the Mecure Resort.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Canberra
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed October 18, 2009

The shower curtain was covered in mildew. The towels were of the non-absorbent, slide all over your body type. My hairdryer blew the fuse for the cabin. There was no gas in the BBQ gas bottle. TV didn't work. Pillows and blankets were smelly. All up a highly disappointing experience. I would have preferred an impersonal budget hotel instead of this - at least they tend to be clean!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Windsor
1 review
Reviewed January 11, 2009

Had booked accomodation through wotif.com arrived at thecottages to find there was no reception. Thank goodness for mobile phone. was directed to room on property via mobile directions then advised by owner we owed him another $60 for additional child (baby) we had brought even though we had asked for quotage on website and thought amount we were quoted was correct. Advised owner addtional child was a baby and we had brought along his bedding, agreed the waive $60 as long as no other beds were slept in in the room. Not overly impressed by the whole situation. Given other accomodation available in the vicinity I'll be giving this place a miss next time

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  • Disliked — bad attitude from owner and there being no reception desk
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Hunter Hideaway Cottages
Address: 234 Tuckers Lane | North Rothbury, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
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Ranked #5 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Rothbury
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hunter Hideaway Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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