We stayed at Splinters for a couple of nights after the bustle of Sydney. It was the perfect retreat and a great base to explore the vineyards and restaurants.
Bobby was welcoming and helpful as soon as we arrived, and made some great suggestions for activities based on what we like to do.
We had planned to go to dinner on the first evening, but by the time we had been round a few vineyards we plumped instead for some bread, cheese and olives accompanied by some of the wine we had collected on our travels - Bobby laid out a dinner tray for us on the terrace and we had a lovely, relaxing evening. On our last night, we went with her recommendation to dine at Amanda's on the Edge, and had a fantastic time - the food was superb.
Rooms at Splinters are very comfortable and well equipped, there is a nice pool to dip in and pretty grounds.
Breakfast was a real highlight - Bobby served this on the terrace each morning, and the selection was probably the best I have seen at a guest house. We had lovely warm croissants, omletes, fresh fruit, yoghurts - you name it.
I would thoroughly recommend Splinters to anyone looking for a relaxing base to explore the Hunter, with customer service second to none
Thanks Bobby - I hope we can make it back there someday
- 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