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The Convent Hunter Valley Resort

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Front desk reception was indifferent, room adequate though the surface of the toilet seat was crazed and peeling off. I have never seen a public toilet in poor condition! We took a stroll along the pretty drive but the stench of the sullage pit drove us back. Next came breakfast. No fruit, cereal, danishes or yoghurt to choose from, indeed... More 

2 Thank susan W
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is stunning. We were married not far from here in October and chose The Convent to stay the night before and on our wedding night. The bridal suite was the perfect setting for getting ready in especially with the 2 big double doors out to a balcony on each side of the room opened up. The views from... More 

Thank KateMike123
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40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend we booked out the hotel for a wedding. The booking was made 14 months ago. My wife and I have stayed here twice before and love the place and our recent stay was for four nights. Not only is it in a sublime setting with beautiful grounds, but it is such a perfect place to sit back and... More 

Thank Mark D
Avoca, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a "Premier Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Vineyard View"....supposedly one of the better rooms. On arrival, we could not check in immediately as we were a bit early, which was fine. We were advised of the room...and were totally stunned as to the location of it. On the ground floor, under the stairs, looking onto the car... More 

2 Thank Mark K
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The moment that our rental car turned off Halls Road and onto the driveway leading into The Convent Hunter Valley, my heart skipped a beat. What was in front of me was absolutely beautiful; a long stretch of driveway perfectly lined with tall, lush green trees and at the end of it stood a majestic Victorian-style manor house. Built in... More 

1 Thank DolceBunnie
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Booked a high tea at the restaurant that was $42.00 for a basic one without wine. I thought this was a little high in price but knew the venue was lovely. When we went to pay were told the price was $65.00 now and they also no longer subscribe to the entertainment gold card since new owners took over 2... More 

Thank ruthf298
Woongarrah NSW
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

With lovely old style hotel is small with only about 16 rooms it is like steeping back in time. Very clean and well looked after and so are you from the minute you walk in you are seen to with a person checkin you are even taken to your room. Breakfast was included in our deal and it was a... More 

1 Thank Kezzbert
Sydney, Australia
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2,352 reviews
354 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,225 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Driving up the dirt road, the building is a sight to behold. Phones are whipped out and snaps are taken before we even park the car. The order of the day is : breath the air, drink in the serenity... then keep sippin' the wine, in that order. The two hour drive is a wizz making the arrival at our... More 

Thank shasha b
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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84 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding at Peppers and Circa in September. While we absolutely love the place and have had awesome experiences there in the past, the new management falls short.. We were greeted with complete incompetence upon checking in to pur bridal suite. The concierge had no idea what he was doing and tried to place us in three different... More 

6 Thank Scott F
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Peppers convent during my trip to the hunter valley in July. The location, was simply beautiful.. It was quite convenient, the parking was free, and right next to the hotel. My friend and I booked the Superior suite, the main disappointment was that all the rooms are pretty much the same so paying for a superior... More 

Thank Nasreen N

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to the famous Wine Country and enjoy luxury boutique hotel accommodation at The Convent Hunter Valley. Just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney CBD, The Convent is nestled within one of Australia's premiere wine regions - Polkobin. Our unique location offers expansive acreage views of the glamorous boutique hotel - The Convent, Pepper Tree Winery and Circa 1876. All venues are located on the estate and surrounded by rich, produce filled kitchen gardens, creating a tranquil culinary treat pleasing to lovers of both food and wine. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a weekend with the girls or your mates, or a fun-filled family holiday, our intimate and boutique Hunter Valley hotel offers something for everyone. Unwind and enjoy renowned local wines at Pepper Tree Winery and share the passion for organic produce and farm to fork dining at our hatted restaurant at Circa 1876. Explore the Hunter Valleys with the whole family and sample the region's many attractions. With an onsite function room, a spectacular backdrop and a relaxing atmosphere, The Convent is the ideal venue for weddings, corporate events and celebrations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Convent Hunter Valley Resort

Address: 88 Halls Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: £133 - £304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Convent Hunter Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley Hotel Pokolbin
Peppers Convent Hunter Valley Pokolbin
The Convent Hunter Valley Resort Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia
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“Bridal Suites were just amazing”
 of 5 bubbles KateMike123, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not ground floor or on kitchen side”
 of 5 bubbles markk841, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the second floor have a very wide balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Kezzbert, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the garden and fountain as it's very pretty to look out at!”
 of 5 bubbles 803ameliak, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We liked the top level we had a room at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles glfarrellptyltd, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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