We just spent two nights at the Australia Hotel in Cessnock and stayed in one of the rooms upstairs above the pub. (They also have the motel next door which is another option). It's a nice country pub with good pub-style accommodation - the room was clean (and serviced after the first night) and the shared toilet and bathroom facilities were plentiful and also clean. The pub's car park is gated and locked each night for added security. Our room was close to the main road. We slept with the window open the first night and it was a bit noisy with the road traffic. The second night we closed the window and turned the fan on - small problem solved.
We ate dinner both nights at the Swill n Grill bistro - great feed - moroccan lamb and scotch fillet steak the first night and we both had the pork ribs n steak chips the second night (following our afternoon in the wineries). Best feed of ribs we've had for a very long time - big serve, very meaty, very tender and the hickory BBQ sauce was YUMMO !!! Tip - save a few $ by printing the discount voucher off the hotel's website - by one meal, get the second (cheaper meal) for half price. Use one each time you dine for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Thanks for a good weekend. We'll be back.
- Also Known As:
- Australia Hotel Cessnock, Greater Newcastle