We stayed in the Merlot cabins. It was not clear on their website which cabins were which, so I was expecting their newer cabins for the price we paid. The Merlot cabins are ok, but extremely small. There were only 2 of us, and my friend and I had a bedroom each. The room with 2 single beds was very small,but main room was a good size. The bathroom was the smallest bathroom we had every seen. It measured 1m wide and approx 2.5 long. This included the shower, small vanity and toilet. With this size you can imagine there is little room for a person, especially when showering. The lounge dining area was pokey, having to move the small cafe table that 4 people are supposed to eat off (we were glad there were only 2 of us) to sit on the lounge. The lounge had collapsed in the middle, and us sitting at each end was uncomfortable to say the least (and terrible for our backs). The kitchen area (in same room as dining and lounge) however was a good size to prepare meals, and was well equipped. It was freezing cold, and although there was air con, it took hours to warm the room sufficiently (i.e.with shutting all the doors off). They had a great heater in the bedroom, and we had to bring that into the social area to keep us warm whilst the air con was going. The best thing was the beds are very comfortable, so I was relieved to get into bed and get good sleep.It would probably be a good place to camp, as the camp kitchen has a great social area, but I would not recommend the Merlot cabins when you can get a cosy motel for the same price. I would rather pay a little bit more for a warmer, more spacious cabin/villa, but even for our $120 per night, we could have had so much more. There is no view here either unlike many others places in the Valley.
(Also, the restaurant serves great food, but it is small and overcrowded. We had to leave when a group came in as it was impossible to hear each other speak...and until then there was only 1 other table with guests...and the group were seated up the back, but it's so small! I would hate to be there when it is busy. This was a Sunday night)
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- Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley's central location provides you with the perfect base to explore the vineyards, cheese factories, chocolate shops, galleries, Hunter Valley Gardens, restaurants, historical villages of Wollombi and Morpeth and much more. We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets from poolside villas to budget cabins and a number of caravan and camping sites. There is so much to see and do in the Hunter Valley Wine Country, making Active Holidays BIG4 Hunter Valley the perfect holiday destination! ... more less
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