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“Another good weekend at the Australia Hotel, Cessnock” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Australia Hotel
Ranked #12 of 35 Cessnock B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another good weekend at the Australia Hotel, Cessnock”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I said we'd be back and we did just that. We've just spent another long weekend at the 'Aussie' in Cessnock (a group of 3 this time), visiting various Hunter Valley wineries and other attractions. We had another excellent weekend. Last time we stayed in the pub (which was fine and we'd do that again) but this time we decided to stay in their motel next door. The rooms are comfortable, clean, nicely appointed and were serviced every morning. It's far better value for money than motels and B&Bs 'up in the valley' right amongst the wineries, which in a lot of cases, were only 10-15 minutes drive from the 'Aussie' anyway. We had dinner at the Swill n Grill Bistro on two of our three nights. Just like several months ago, the meals were fine, still good value for money and yes, the ribs with BBQ hickory sauce are STILL 'to die for'. We'll be back another time. Thanks again guys.

Room Tip: Nothing really, all seemed very comparable, it's not a very large complex. Part of the complex...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

The dining room for this refurbished hotel is very comfortable and tastefully decorated in the period of the original hotel.

Food was excellent; better than "pub style" and I think the Restaurant's name is a little off-putting.

There was no question that the produce used was first class, yet the cost was very reasonable.

Good wine list available (from $15 per bottle to top shelf boutique wines) and the service was friendly and efficient.

Room Tip: Did not stay overnight.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Perth WA
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Good value. Could be improved by;
i. ensuring that ventilators in bedrooms can be opened so that occupants can enjoy replacement air during their use of the rooms.
iI. Maintenance on room door closure mechanisms so that they do not crash the door into the frame and disturb the whole floor.
Iii. Staff at work in the morning crank up a radio at 8am which projects loudly into the upstairs rooms, forget about sleeping beyond this point.

Bathrooms are shared, but they're plentiful, modern and clean.
Rooms very clean with excellent quality bedding & towels.
Good value.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

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.

Room Tip: When booking, ask for a room towards the rear of the hotel, away from the main road.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Craig D
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Perth, Australia
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282 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Four of us went to the swill n grill at the Australia hotel for dinner. We had the yummiest meal. I had the pork ribs which were absolutely massive but very nice. Was very reasonably priced and a great night out. If your visiting cessnock go off. Here for a meal you won't be disappointed and the staff were very friendly and the meal didn't take long to come out.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kitkat071
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stopped by this iconic old Aussie hotel in Cessnock while visiting the Hunter valley, it's a traditional old bar that's had a face lift to accommodate a fine bistro serving HUGE portions of very fine food.
Must visit if your in the area.

Room Tip: We didn't stay but rooms are available.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Trond L
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Came here because of a friends recommendation. The barman was great and acknowledged everyone even though he was quite busy. Food was fantastic, decor was unique and quirky. Little expensive for pub food but because of the quality and service it's worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank Bellantom
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Additional Information about Australia Hotel

Property: Australia Hotel
Address: 136 Wollombi Rd, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Cessnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Australia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Australia Hotel Cessnock, Greater Newcastle

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