I went to this resort five years ago and remembered it as a very well appointed, clean and upmarket place to stay. So on my trip back to the Hunter, thought it would be a good place to stay with the family. It still has large villas which were great with a young family, but the furniture and kitchens are looking a bit tired and in need of an upgrade, especially of this place thinks it is 5-star. It is probably a three and a half star resort at present, and instead of $350 a night, it should be more like $250 including buffet breakfast.
The TV is a small, old CRT, not something you'd see in a five star resort, and the kitchen equipment is getting old and rickety. There is also an under supply of cutlery and simple things like no dish washing liquid. We ended up having to call reception for a number of things - simple things - which should be fixed by house keeping before guests arrive.
The heated pool was excellent and staff friendly, but we found the bistro a bit of a rip off - priced like a high quality restaurant, but with only above average food (instead of terrific as it should be for that price) in extremely small quantities. Just totally underwhelming. The buffet breakfast was good, which was a relief.More
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