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“Perfect birthday weekend”
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Manzanilla Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Perfect birthday weekend”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I stayed here 2 weekends ago with my partner for my 30th birthday.
The lodge was a perfect romantic get away, it was so cosy after a full on day tasting wines, there was no need to go out, we had everything. Private and spacious.
Dominic & Jane were great hosts and willing to help with any quire.
We will definitely be visiting agin as part of a group for xmas in July - can't wait to sit by the open fire.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This place was PERFECT! Although it is a little bit out of the main part of the Hunter, this place was fantastic, really felt like we were in the middle of no where and were able to unwind 100%. (allowing us to let our hair down without feeling as though we were disturbing the other people.)

As we were going away for a relaxation weekend, we went on a wine tour on the Friday and were able to spend the rest of the weekend entertaining ourselved around the property.

The provided breakfast was amazing and generous.

The owners were lovely and went above and beyond to make our stay comforable and allowed us to make the place feel like home.

Definitely would recommend for a Family, Friends or Couples weekend away!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I love Manzanilla!! We first stayed there about 5yrs ago, just hubby & I and more recently (Nov12) stayed with another couple - it was just as perfect as our first stay! Dominic & Jane are fantastic hosts and the accommodation is tops!! Would highly recommend to friends & family :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Stayed here for a short break, travelling with my parents. Located in Lovedale, which was a great spot for exploring some more of the boutique wineries. I have stayed in Pokolbin and Broke before, and really enjoyed the area. We self drove some of the vineyards, which worked well as three great ones that were recommended by Dominic and Jane within a 5 minute radius of the lodge. The lodge (Schull) was exceptionally clean, well equipped and spacious. Very private and enjoyed glimpses of kangaroos, and the restful location. My idea of the Hunter is to enjoy at a leisurely pace, away from large tour groups, and this was a perfect bolthole. Great on a 35c day inside, can imagine in winter would be cosy with the fire and the hot tub! Our only regret was our stay was a short one. Look forward to returning. Warm welcome and fantastic place.Thank you Dominic and Jane. Highly recommended!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Last year I stayed in one of their cottages with my 3 bridesmaids the night prior to my wedding. My husband an I then stayed in the same cottage the night of the wedding and 1 more night (without the bridesmaids). It was so lovely that we stayed in one of the cottages at for our 1st wedding anniversary. Both times were fantastic. The cottages are so nice, spacious, private, romantic and have everything you need (including a spa). The owners of the property were also fantastic, each time they went above and beyond our expectations to cater for our needs. They are very professional and friendly.
Overall both weekends were beautiful and we are so glad we chose Manzanilla ridge!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Manly, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Just a great couple of days away from everything. Loved cooking breakfast together in the kitchen enjoying the sunrise and later after a day of tasting coming back for a sunset BBQ and spa. It may be a detail but having a dishwasher was appreciated :)

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I had a beautiful three days in the salcome cottage. It was very private and super relaxing. We spent a day doing the gardens and winerys and found them close enough to be easy to come and go, but far enough to feel " not in the middle of it all" . Perfect ! Next day we just stayed in and chilled. Perfect too!!! The cottage is comfortable and the well appointed kitchen means that you can get stuck into the great hunter produce. We can't wait to come again. Thanks.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Manzanilla Ridge
Address: 442 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Rothbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Manzanilla Ridge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These rustic cedar cottages all with outdoor heated spas sunken into the deck have maximized the privacy and seclusion of the 52 acre property in the Hunter Valley. The cottages all have Oregon beams & rafters, Cathedral ceilings and wooden floorboards. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cook top, dishwasher, breadmaker with provisions to bake your own bread and even a pod coffee machine. A breakfast hamper is supplied of locally smoked bacon, farm fresh eggs, tomatoes, milk, juice, bread, butter and a selection of cereals. The cottage has coffee, tea and a choice of herbal teas too.Sit back in the lounge watching the flames dance in the wood fire combustion heater while listening to your choice of music from the Bluetooth speaker system. All the decks have the gas barbecue and covered sitting area. Sit back with a glass of Hunter's best wine in the bubbling hot water of your private spa, the best place to star gaze or kangaroo spot. Lovedale, home to the famous Lovedale Long Lunch is filled with excellent restaurants and wineries. The bedrooms all have reverse cycle air-conditioners and all linen and towels are supplied. ... more   less 
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