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Splinters Guest House
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Reviewed 15 January 2010

My boyfriend and I spent 2 wonderful nights here!
We arrived around 4pm and Bobby was there to greet us! What a wonderful host she is! She welcomed us and showed us around and it was a nice touch to find a bottle of Wine, Cheese and Crackers in our room! OurRoom was gorgeous and very spacious! It really is better than some of the 5* hotels we stayed before! Bobby and her husband really do work hard to keep the grounds and rooms immaculate! It's a really beautiful setting and I wish we could have stayed longer than 2 nights!
We didn't have a car to drive around and Bobby was very kind and dropped us off to a Bike Rental place!
ps! Would not reccommend to ride a bike when it's +30 outside! :O) Lesson learned!
Bobby also booked us a table in the near by Restaurant and gave us some advise where to go and what places to visit!
Thank you so much for looking after us!
I'm hoping to return soon!

Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
Thank lykene
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

In total agreement with everyone else who stayed here. You could not be treated better anywhere else. We arrived with no booking but were swiftly accommodated and made to feel very welcome. Bobby suggested many things to do, places to see and also arranged horse riding, restaurant bookings etc She really is a star. The guesthouse itself is idyllic, in a picture perfect setting. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable, with nice little touches such as the supply of wine, crackers and cheese. The breakfast basket in the morning is amazing, like nothing i've experienced at any other hotel, B&B or guesthouse. 5 stars indeed.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chozz
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Reviewed 11 January 2010

From the moment we arrived Bobby treated us like long lost friends. She suggested things to do (vineyards that we could walk to), places to go and even booked restaurants for us. Including a free glass of fizz each. Our group particular welcomed the free bottle of wine, cheese, chocolates and port on arrival. We could not thank Bobby enough for her hospitality and genuine attitude. We will definately return!!!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank vickiandrich
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Reviewed 14 November 2009

From the moment we arrived until we reluctantly left we loved staying at Splinters Guest House. Bobby was there to greet us, like an old friend, asked us what we wanted to do on our visit, and had lots of suggestions. She rang and booked a restaurant for us, and recommended wineries to visit.
Our room was comfortable, and the facilities great. We appreciated the lounge with a supply of books DVD's and massage chair. Everything was clean and welcoming, the grounds lovely, with water features, pool, and gazebos for relaxing. A lovely atmosphere.
The location was perfect for us, everything we wanted to visit seemed 'just down the road'.
Breakfast each morning was a special treat, taken outside admiring the view. At night it was lovely sitting outside sipping wine by candlelight, relaxing after a tough day of wine tasting, and chatting to other guests, Bobby's friendliness seemed contagious.
We loved everything about Splinters; thank you Bobby also for the tickets to the Christmas lights- just amazing! See you again soon!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank cldpc
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

Accommodation in the Hunter Valley is not cheap. So when I found Splinters, I thought maybe it was a bit too good to be true at $150 a night per couple (from Sun-Thu) which included breakfast and on arrival port, chocolate, cheese platter and a small bottle of wine. We stayed a queen ensuite room which was very charming in its country way. The room included TV, fridge, tea/coffe and toast making equipments and air-con- it all felt very comfortable. The owner, Bobbi is very sociable and will provide recommendations to activities in the region, restaurants, wineries. After finding out where we wanted to have dinner, she was straight on the phone to help us make a booking. She also brings breakfast into your room in the mornings, and yes breakfast is really good - cereal, toast, juice, milk, fruit salad & usually something hot as well (in our case mini omlettes). Splinters is also situated in a good location, closed to some good wineries (ie. Keith Tulloch).
The bathroom was spacious with a shower facility. We noted was that guest towels were not changed on a daily basis but were just hung up to dry.
There is limited wi-fi internet access, I was told you had to go out on the porch to access it....yeah ok.
Other than that, we enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank dontnowhere2stay
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Reviewed 9 September 2009

Found this gem based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and I absolutely agree with everyone! Bobby is a gracious host whose property is charming and homely. Everything was in great condition and it's located really close to a lot of nice wineries and restaurants. She was kind enough to give us some recommendations on which vineyards not to miss and where we should dine and I do say, she was spot on! My partner stayed in one of the bigger, more popular resorts on his previous trip to Hunter Valley and he said it didn't even come close to Splinters. Though our stay was short, there is no doubt in my mind that I'd return to Splinters on my next trip to Hunter. :)

Oh and I cannot end this review without mentioning Bobby's AMAZING home-baked croissants! No croissant will ever compare!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank raisedinateacup
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

My husband I stayed there for two nights during our honeymoon. Bobbi took excellent care of us while we were there. I hadn't had much time to research the area before we arrived, but she took care of booking restaurants and marking her favorites on a map. She provided clear, concise instructions on how to maximize our brief stay in Hunter Valley, and her restaurant recommendations were spot on. The property itself is well-located - not more than 5 minutes from the major restaurants and vineyards. The grounds are charming - a small gazebo, a couple cottages, and the main inn - with about 4 rooms. We stayed in one of the rooms, and it was clean and very nicely furnished. The breakfast each morning was delivered to the door (nice touch) and was absolutely delicious. Croissants were piping hot. Each room is equipped with coffee/tea facilities and fridge to hold bubbly and nice cheeses. What we loved the most was the warm sense of hospitality we received from Bobbi. Thanks!!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Splinters Guest House

Address: 617 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Family Hotel in Pokolbin
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range: £116 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Splinters Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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