What can I say? This place meets and exceeds all expectations that you might have on a weekend break in the wine region. We were a group of ten thirty-somethings (plus mamma all the way from Italy) and we booked the two cottages. My highlights:
1. The cottages are immaculately appointed. They have got character, they are large, they are clean, they contain everything you need: from a proper coffee machine to a fireplace for those winter getaways, top quality local stuff for breaky, cheese and wine on arrival, verandas with BBQ, port and chocolate and more.
2. The owner Bobby is delightful. She is friendly but not intrusive, efficient, helpful and just utterly pleasant. She helped us organize a wine tour and gave us top tips on local restaurants (real gastro heavens if you are foodies...check out my other reviews on the area).
3. The place is perfectly located for wine/chocolate/olive oil/cheese and any other type of indulgence tasting in the area. It is easy to reach from Sydney (about 160km).
4. There are quite a few amenities such as pool, golf course, gardens.
All in all this was a magical weekend and I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Splinters Guest House is the perfect retreat for couples and groups wishing to enjoy all the pleasures of the Hunter Valley. Nestled on 10 acres in the Hermitage Road region of Pokolbin with beautiful views of the Brokenback Ranges. Splinters Guest House offers a number of facilities for the use of guests including log fires, reverse cycle air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens and lounge/ dining area in the Guest Houses; TV, DVD, CD player, private BBQ and courtyard areas plus a swimming pool for use in the warmer months. At Splinters we strive to ensure your stay with us is relaxing and comfortable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Splinters Hotel Pokolbin
- Splinters Guest House Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia