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“Beautiful loft overlooking the vineyard!”
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Hermitage Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 Pokolbin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This boutique hotel with all the rooms overlooking the vineyard. I had the Deluxe spa suite loft and it came with a jacuzzi. The bed was on the loft and comfortable. The continental breakfast was prepared in the fridge daily. I had my breakfast in the morning at the balcony overlooking the vineyard. it was peaceful & beautiful. The wifi in the room was good.

This hotel has a good location. Not far away from most of the tourist attraction area. Parking not a problem there were many parking space right at the front of the lodge.

I had my dinner at the Il Caccatore restaurant on the side of this boutique hotel. The food was awesome in fact it was an awarded restaurant in Hunter Valley.

I would recommend this hotel and will be back again for my next visit.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We've stayed here for the last five years for concerts as well as weekends away and can't fault the place. Mark and Noreen take the time to know you and are so geniune, making the stay that extra special. We've stayed in all the different rooms and can't fault them. I think something that's overlooked is the breakfasts, which are so good. The restaurant is in our view one of the best we've been to, and reflects the the attitude of all there. We'll be hopefully going to the Hunter again this year and will be staying here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay, spa on deck was cool, gas log fire was cosy, good views over vines and continental brekky was yummy. We stayed bimbadgen suite great value for money. Slow roasted lamb shoulder was perfect. Close to wineries and hunter valley gardens.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the vineyard suite for 2 nights. Close to all the wineries and amenities. Had a couple of issues with the package we booked but was attended to with the utmost professionalism. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant is a must. Would stay again.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had a delightful overnight stay at the Hermitage Lodge Pokolbin. It’s obvious this place is run by caring people who work hard to make their lodge work and are lucky to have loyal staff. It is set in the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards, and the surrounds are very pretty.
Wishing to sample some of our favorite vineyards and to celebrate a birthday we chose this place because the restaurant; il Cacciatore has a great reputation.
We chose the most basic lodge room which was a reasonable price and we were not disappointed. The room has a standard motel layout, possibly revamped, but done with style. The bathroom was compact but functional with clean modern tiles and good fittings ---and the shower was 200% on the ones we battled with in the UK recently. In other words it was excellent.
We had a king bed, which was so comfortable and the room decor was stylish and with the best quality linen and curtains. All in all, very uplifting and pleasant to stay in.
As advertised, we had a continental breakfast which we enjoyed very much. It was all there in the fridge and the muffins and muesli were a healthy choice.
We dined at the in-house restaurant, il Cacciatore as previously mentioned and it was an experience we hope to repeat. The food was beautiful: the seafood bisque to die for! The restaurant had an Italian ambience, with pleasant music and the food appeared at good intervals.
The waitresses!... now these girls are what made the night special. They did all the right things that wait staff should do, but with such friendliness and personality. They helped it to be a special night. We hope to return and Noreen, the owner suggested that spring would be a nice time to visit, so I will mark it on my calendar!.

Room Tip: We had the Briar Ridge Room, and it was close to reception and dining.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Hermitage lodge is very well located, central to just about everything in the Pokolbin area of the Hunter valley.

We stayed in the 'Calais' room which isn't luxurious by any stretch, but it was clean and reasonably comfy. There are some other, bigger, newer rooms on the property which I suspect are a bit fancier.

The in room continental breakfast was simple but nice.

Upon arrival the fellow from reception showed us to our room and pointed out how to use everything. I actually liked that - it was a nice personal touch you don't get at bigger hotels.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The service was great, definitely consider staying here again and recommend it to all my friends. Room had high ceilings and a great view of the vineyard. Great location, very convenient, only 4 minutes from Hunter Valley Gardens and Tempus Two cellar door.

Room Tip: For my partner and I we chosen the studio deluxe room and it was perfect.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 8 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
Price Range: £92 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Hotel Pokolbin
Hermitage Lodge Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia

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