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“Ok, but overpriced” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

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Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Central Coast, Australia
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ok, but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

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)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Alison O
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We called in to this park for an over night stay in our Van. We had booked a drive through site so we wouldn't have to unhitch, unfortunately the sites are too small. Our Van is only 16ft. We had to pull along the site & the car still stuck out. Amenities ok, but locks on men's shower doors were missing. Dinner at Thai restaurant very good.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Great park good size sites looks nice with grape vines around. Camp kitchen fantastic good open fire and loved the pizza oven we used it one evening and once at lunch. Clean toilet block and camp kitchen. Overall a great stay and we would go again. We also ate at the Thai and loved it good service and price.
Organised kids activities plaster painting and face painting were a great hit on sat arvo. We went to free pancakes on Sunday morning and enjoyed pancakes company and fresh fruit.
Don't forget your heater as is did get a bit cool during the night. We also loved the look of the two pools so will be back in summer.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Canberra, Australia
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146 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed for two nights in an ensuite caravan site.
A good size site and easy to get onto.
The ensuites are old and defiantly in need of an update.
The Thai Restaurant does great food -we ordered t/away and ate at our van, very enjoyable.
This is a very quiet little park and for us was what we needed.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Shell B
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We only needed a powered caravan site & it was good. Its a nice park, in a good location, close to the wineries. Good laundry facilities, showers & toilets, plus a nice bbq/eating area. Also close to shopping & supermarket.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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73 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

The Big4 sites are always reliable and you know just what to expect - or you would if this wasn't our first one. Large, clean friendly site where everything works, I guess when you go for the predictability of a branded product you shouldn't whinge when thats exactly what you get. Our campervan just blended in.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MarkMMontgomery
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Clean and comfortable park. We had our own van. The amenities were clean and well serviced. Camp kitchen was good particularly having the option to use the pizza oven and the open fire was nice to relax by. Having the Thai restaurant on site was definitely a plus after a day wine tasting.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LisaMu
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Property: Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley
Address: 137 Mount View Rd, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Cessnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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