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Spicers Vineyards Estate
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Every visit to Spicers is special and a wonderful experience. The personal service is special and Belinda and Mark make a special effort to make the experience exceptional.
The wine list at Botanica is first class with a range of premium Australian and French wines which are retail priced and not typically Restaurant priced. The food at Botanica from Breakfast to dinner is 3 Hat quality. As Bruce Tyrrell mentioned to me recently when the restaurant at Pooles Rock closed, he was worried that the Hunter lost a 3 Hat restaurant. But he said Botanica has more than filled that gap.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the top floor Executive suites for a 5 Star room
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

My husband and I had the best weekend here. From the moment you arrive the service you receive is second to none. From the complimentary mini bar, to the in room fire place, evening cocktails and welcome card - Spicers Vineyards Estate makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

The restaurant on site 'Botanica' is fabulous, we ate both breakfast and dinner there.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed one night & booked the dinner at Botanica. We were kindly upgraded to a deluxe room and it was perfect. A large bathroom with a spa that had underfloor heating. The separate lounge room had an open fire and was also very spacious. The complimentary mini bar was really generous with sparkling wine and plenty of nibbles. This would probably be the most complete place we have stayed at in Hunter Wine Country. The breakfast in the morning was based on the experience of the chef in Paris. It was not only a genuine example but everything you could ask for including cereal, pastries, eggs and a fruit platter. A great start to the day in their Botanica restaurant. The staff were alI friendly and willing to please. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay someone in genuine comfort while exploring the vineyards.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

My Husband and I recently stayed at spicers for a relaxing night away and could not have been happier with the service! Spicers is by far the best accommodation we have ever stayed in!!! Open Fire place, spa, heated floors in the bathroom, free mini bar, welcome drink, the list goes on and on! Breakfast was delicious and we will be sure to stay there again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Spicer's Vineyard Estate is a nice guesthouse, I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is luxurious or 5-star but the surroundings are quite pretty and the rooms are comfortable. The rooms are starting to seem a bit outdated, particularly the bathrooms; the shower ran hot and cold, and the water pressure wasn't great. They've recently renovated a handful 'Luxury spa suites' but unfortunately none of these were available the weekend my partner and I stayed at Spicer's so we were in a King Spa Suite. One great thing about the room is the open fireplace - a must have in winter, and the marshmallows supplied for 'toasting' are a lovely touch. We stayed in an upstairs room and we could hear some noise (talking, tv sounds) through the wall from the room next to us. The breakfast served in the restaurant is very, very good (outstanding quality) although its a set menu and I always like to have some options for breakfast.

It is also very convenient to have an on-site spa and I enjoyed my massage. All-in-all I think Spicer's is good value for the price and I'd be very interested to try the Luxury Spa Suites as I'm yet to find 'luxury' in the Hunter.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We recently celebrated our anniversary with 4 days of pampering at Spicers Vinyard.
It was a chilly few days in the Hunter which made each evening by our open fire perfect . The wood is supplied each day,and each evening cocktails arrive at your door.
The spa is wonderful & even the bathroom essentials are luxuriously divine.
The staff are outstanding. You won't find sweeter, more efficient & accommodating people.
Our meals were delicious. The duck & pork belly alone were worth our 5 hour drive !
Thank you so much to all, we will most certainly be back xx

Room Tip: We stayed in a 2nd level room & will chose to do so again.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Spicer's Vineyard Estate offers an all inclusive tariff of dinner bed and breakfast.

This superb spacious ground floor 8 room accommodation is supported by attentive staff and a welcome drink. A real wood fire is set in in the large sitting area of each bedroom for the guest to light. More wood already split is available at the rear door of your suite A welcome drink is delivered to your room and you are invited to raid the room refrigerator which contains a 750 mm bottle of sparkling wine, 4 locally brewed beers, 2 mineral water and a white wine and pantry cupboard which is plentifully supplied with chocolates, chips, mints,.etc At no additional charge you are invited to take all the un-used items with you.

The restaurant is positioned approximately 100 metres west of and completely separate from the accommodation complex. The inclusive dinner consists of three courses of your choice from the regular menu.. Drinks are not included. The chef's presentation of each dish is visually attractive and very appealing. The attention of the wait staff is commendable. Breakfast leaves nothing to be desired. Overall you receive more than what you pay for and I commend Spicers to any intended visitor to the New South Wales Hunter River Valley Vineyard area

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Spicers Vineyards Estate

Address: 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
#1 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range: £264 - £411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Vineyards Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Personal service & attention to detail in every way! A luxurious Guesthouse, Spicers Vineyards Estate is set amidst its own private vineyard. Every suite features king beds, lounge area, open fireplace, spa en-suite, flat screen TV with CD/DVD and IPod dock, whilst the property boasts gourmet dining experiences at onsite Restaurant Botanica, Salt water pool & spa, guest lounge & boardroom, free wireless broadband and every guest is greeted on arrival with complimentary wine. ... more   less 
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