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“A Beautiful Escape”

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Thistle Hill Guest House
Ranked #1 of 9 Pokolbin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“A Beautiful Escape”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Our group recently spent 3 nights at Thistle Hill, enjoying the ambience of this lovely place. The accommodation was tasteful and elegant, with personal touches everywhere. The large grounds and gardens were just beautiful. Breakfast each day was a choice of homemade delights. Carol and Peter were both welcoming and generous hosts and the attention to detail was outstanding.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Our group of four sixty something couples recently stayed at Thistle Hill. Yes, the rooms were lovely and the food excellent. But we must have caught Carol on a bad weekend! All she did was complain! We came for a peaceful weekend but got the winge winge about how busy she was and how little Peter did!! He seemed to be working non stop. Perhaps Carol needs to take a look at herself! Don't overburden guests who are paying good money to stay with all your problems.

Stayed October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We just arrived back from Thistle Hill after spending two nights of our honeymoon there.
We had great expectations from all the glowing reviews and we were not disappointed.
Thistle Hill is close to the wineries and set back on a sprawling property. The rooms were immaculate - so thoughtfully designed and furnished.
We were treated in the room with a lovely cheese platter, wine and chocolate brownies baked by Carol.
The breakfast is incredible - Carol puts on absolute spread - it was different each morning but included croissants, freshly baked brownies, roasted pears, fresh fruit together with cereals etc.
Carol is absolutely lovely and makes you feel so welcome.
You won't find a better bed and breakfast than Thistle Hill.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stayed for 2 nights mid week for some peace and quiet.
The place was exactly as we wished... Peaceful and very tastefully furnished...attention to detail was second to none.
From the small culinary touches each day left in our room, to the complimentary cognac on arrival we were impressed
First night we purchased local cheeses and wines and enjoyed them in the separate drawing room house by the fire ...
Thank you we will return!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

From the warm friendly welcome by host Carol to the cosy comfortable guestroom we felt immediately at home and settled in with excited anticipation of our 3 day stay at Thistle Hill.
At every turn there is an abundance of visual distractions, interesting ornaments, pots and plants. Chairs and garden settings dot the landscape on the acres of cleared grounds, vineyard and dam. A complimentary cheese plate and bottle of wine, a selection of DVDs and reading material were generously made available.
The breakfast room and Carols homemade fruits, cereals and cakes were the highlight of our
mornings. Simply delicious!
Feeling as though we had stayed with an old friend we left with fond memories and high regard
for Carol and the haven she and her husband Peter have created for visitors looking for a peaceful and beautiful retreat.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Its located in a quite tranquil location with beautiful rooms, exceptional and the most wonderful hosts in Peter and Carol. Upon arriving they provided a nice cheese plate with a bottle of wine.The room was nicely decorated--the bed very comfortable which had been pre-heated prior our arrival. Breakfast was excellent.All in all a pleasant stay and will definitely come back again :)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Great location, fantastic rooms, exceptional personal service and the most wonderful hosts in Peter and Carol. So peaceful and quiet with beautiful gardens, walking distance to a few fabulous restaurants. The "proof of this pudding" was that we were incredibly sad to be leaving, and will most certainly be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Thistle Hill Guest House

Property: Thistle Hill Guest House
Address: 591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Pokolbin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Hill Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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