I purchased a Scoopon deal for a family vacation to visit the Hunter Valley Garden Lights. The location was great and easy to find. We stayed in the Olive Grove Room - great comfortable queen bed and a pull out sofa that was surprisingly comfortable too - downside to the room was the glass doors with a great view to the pond had NO screens so we had to use the A/C permanently during our stay. Overall the room was clean and suitable (however the bathroom soap was not filled) and the phone/clock radio didn't display the time. The staff were friendly at the Brokeback bar and the menu offered a good range. The only disappointment was the the food was slow to come out and scattered times so the family couldn't eat at the same time. The Scoopon included breakfast in The Mill Restaurant and that was really yummy EXCEPT for the cappuccino. I ordered a cappuccino (an additional charge) and it was awful. I think it was just a machine made espresso poor quality coffee - very disappointing.
Overall it was a great place to stay and my 9 y/o enjoyed the pool, playing tennis and watching the kangaroos feeding on the grounds. A playground would have been a great addition.
NOTE: Make sure you take insect repellent and closed shoes because there are giant ants that bite and leave a nasty sting!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Estate Tuscany Decades of Hospitality & Award-Winning Service. Only two hours from Sydney, located at the foothills of the Brokenback ranges in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley (NSW). Guests can experience a relaxing stay in Tuscan-style accommodation, with uninterrupted mountain views in the heart of Australia's premium wine country. The grounds present a stylish blend of modern and rustic decor, set amongst 26 acres of beautiful countryside. There are two stunning eateries onsite. The Mill Restaurant offers guests a fine dining experience, while The Brokenback Bar presents a cafe-style bar where guests can sample wine and beer from the region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tuscany Wine Estate Hotel Pokolbin
- Tuscany Wine Estate Pokolbin
- Estate Tuscany Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin, Australia