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“Great spot for a romantic getaway”
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Hermitage Lodge
Ranked #2 of 9 Pokolbin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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198 reviews
75 hotel reviews
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“Great spot for a romantic getaway”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was a great find for us seeing as we hadn't planned on staying in Pokolbin! We obtained the last accommodation available and were allocated a lovely little cottage-like suite, complete with corner spa. The bedroom was in a separate room to the living room, all tastefully decorated and comfortable. The suite had an outdoor verandah where we sat to watch the setting sun and in the morning enjoyed breakfast there. Breakfast comprised orange juice, yoghurt, muesli, English muffins, spreads and plunger coffee, all of which were left in the fridge to be eaten at our own leisure - a great idea. We also enjoyed a lovely meal in their restaurant, Il Cacciatore (see separate review). We will definitely return to Hermitage Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

My wife and I recently spent three nights at this very special lodge. A wonderfully comfortable suite, excellent dining room and lovely staff made for an unforgettable experience. Absolutely first-rate! If possible, try to find at Sunday dinner, where they are regular customers, two of the most wonderful and interesting people I've ever had the honor of meeting, local neighbors of the Lodge, Julia and Mike. Lucky, lucky us...

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great place to stay ... fantastic fireplace.... the place was very clean and super quite. would definitely stay there again. The make you own breakfast idea was great for us we would just have breakfast whenever! out in the balcony of course !

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Some of the most friendly and helpful hosts we have come across.
perfect location
amazing room. We had the loft apartment. Perfect size.
cheap mini bar items!
Amazing resturant on site!
Huge spa and great big bathroom.
Lovely view. Front and back deck.
Just an all over great experience. I wouldnt even bother looking at anywhere else to stay :)
Kate, Sydney.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Have just enjoyed a three night break in the Hunter Valley, staying at Hermitage Lodge.

The accommodation met expectations with a lovely outlook from the balcony; a great way to end the day watching the sunset and enjoy a glass or two of local purchases. The breakfast provisions supplied were a welcome addition and were plentiful and delicious.

The on-site restaurant was amazing... we chose to order from the 'take away' menu and eat in the room for a little more causal evening.

The owners and all the team were very welcoming, and offered some great suggestions and recommendations. Good central location to be based for a weekend of exploring the Hunter. Constable Estate just a minute or two up Gillards Rd was a great cellar door experience nearby.

A great location for a great weekend; will certainly be back again in future.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Hermitage Lodge is a lovely hotel. We stayed in studio room overlooking the vineyards which was spacious and stylish. The make-your-own breakfast on the balcony was a real treat. The staff were very obliging, and having an awarded restaurant on site was an added bonus. Good value for money and highly recommended!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed in the Hermitage because we wanted to visit some of the wineries in the Huntervalley. This hotel is perfectly centrally located. We could even walk to a winery. After a perfect day you can have a wonderfull diner at restaurant Il cacciatore on the same premisses. The manager was friendly, helped out to plann our day and was intended to make our stay perfect.
We would love to go back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Hermitage Lodge
Address: 609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hermitage Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award winning Hermitage Lodge is nestled on 25 acres in the heart of the vineyards of the Hunter valley, and is within walking distance of many of the areas popular wineries and tourist attractions. Hermitage Lodge is the home to the Italian Restaurant Il Cacciatore open 7 nights a week. ... more   less 
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Hermitage Lodge Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia

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