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“Peaceful, great views and very relaxing!”
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12 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, Sleeps 40
Pokolbin, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales

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Paul T
Newcastle, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful, great views and very relaxing!”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

A spur of the moment decision led us to take a Saturday night away in the wineries. Much of the accommodation in the Hunter does not allow a one night stay at weekends so we were pleased to find Willow Tree Estate. We have stayed many times in the wineries but never in this area. We found this a very relaxing and charming property. The views from our verandah were superb. The room was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed the pool as it was a very warm day and we felt at home due to the very relaxed and welcome by Raylee.
If you are wanting to get away from the hustle of the city life then this would be a good start! There was some noise in the late evening from an adjacent premises ( a wedding reception was in full swing) but this was not unduly intrusive. Sound travels a long way in this wonderful area.I Recommend this accommodation.

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Travelling group: Couples
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Management Response
9 Feb 2015
Hi Paul,

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review on our Estate. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for recommending our place.

We hope to see you visit us again in the future.

Regards
Raylee
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travelfun...
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Willow Tree is beautiful and staff could not be more helpful!!”
Reviewed 26 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We booked to stay at the Willow Tree Estate as we were coming to the Hunter Valley for a concert. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived by how stunning the property was and the view from our balcony was just incredible. As it was scorching hot when we arrived we had a dip in the pool. Raylene was beyond accommodating and despite having an issue with our air conditioning she went above and beyond to have it fixed and ensure we were comfortable. We would highly recommend staying at Willow Tree for a peaceful, romantic getaway.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Tolgae76
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Romantic getaway”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

The location was great and on a very pretty property with a lake and ducks and kangaroos. Quiet location but still very close to many wineries. The summer house spa room we stayed in was completely sepperate from the main building which made it very private. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A hot breakfast option would a great idea, just as a suggestion :)

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Debra F
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Willow Tree is Wonderful”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We were pleasantly surprised on our arrival at Willow Tree Estate. Our room had everything we could possibly need & breakfast was lovely. While Willow Tree is secluded enough to completely relax, the proximity to the busier part of the vineyards was perfect. Only a short drive to experience tastings of cheese, chocolate & wines. The surrounding views are stunning. We highly recommend a stay at Willow Tree.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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Tirone K
1 review
“Our Stay at Willow Tree”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The team at Willow tree were amazing so friendly and helpful. We had such a peaceful and restful break.

Thanks so much. Can highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a quite place to stay!!!

The view and surrounds were just great.

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birdFM
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to relax”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed only for one night in the summerhouse but it was well worth it! You can drive your car right up to the studio for easy access. I recommend getting up early and having a look at all the kangaroos that come up real close, lots of them!! So blissfully quiet and so close to nature, great spot!

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Travelling group: Couples
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PHR70
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Relaxing, Restful and Wonderful”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Wanting a special place for myself and my partner (who was turning 70) for the Queen's Birthday weekend and only wanting two nights - Friday and Saturday, I chanced upon the Willow Tree Estate and promptly booked. The gods must of been with me that day, as we arrived we could not believe our luck. After the initial sight of the expansive well kept property, we were escorted to the Summer house. Wow- o- Wow. What a wonderful place, and everything complimentary. Free, have you heard of that in tis day and age of greed. Wonderful views from the enormous windows and the bathroom sporting a most relaxing and intimate Spa. The internal fittings were comfortable ..one could feel at home. Our isolation was enhanced by quiet of our surroundings and the beauty of the scenery. Out of town but not out of the hub of Hunter Valley wineries. Trish and her daughter Raleigh run this expansive property, their hospitality was generous adding to this great experience.
We want to thank Trish and Raleigh for providing a wonderful place to escape to and to their honest hospitality. I recommend this to everyone, and we will be back.

Thank you a memory to treasure
Gayle & Paul, Sydney

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Visit was for: Leisure
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Management Response
9 Jun 2014
Hi Gayle and Paul,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us this weekend. The Summerhouse is a stunning studio, we always get wonderful feedback.

We hope to see you visit us in the future.

Regards
Raylee and Trish
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