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“Picture perfect Hunter getaway”
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Broke, New South Wales

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kahliamb
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Picture perfect Hunter getaway”
Reviewed 30 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

All 10 of our guests raved about how much we loved our stay.

The house has so much history and character that it really sets it apart from other places nearby.

Even with our large group of 10, the house was spacious and more than enough room for everyone.

The pool, spa, kitchen and huge verandah were all highlights.

Would definitely recommend.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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noraellis...
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Beautiful spacious house”
Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at this property with 10 ladies. Lots of space and very peaceful.
There were a few hiccups during our stay which the after hours line/care taker took care of.

We would suggest having clearer instructions on how to operate the lighting in the house and also check that all light bulbs are in working order prior to having a guest stay at the house. Multiple copies of instructions would be ideal too.

it was disappointment that the WiFi password supplied in the check in documents was not working. If the wifi was not working or available during our stay then it would have been nice to have been notified of this in advance.

Overall though we really enjoyed our stay there and would not hesitate to stay there again,

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Liked best: The space
Liked least: Not being able to work out how to operate the spa when we wanted to use it. Although it turned out there was an issue with the computer.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
Thanks so much for your review Nora. Apologies that you experienced some issues during your stay. The blown globe will be replaced this week and the other lighting appears to be a simple case of confusion on how to operate as they have all been checked and are in working order. Again sorry that the WiFi was not working during your stay. Being regional broadband it can just drop out without notice so at times the service cannot be guaranteed. Bring on the NBN!! We're otherwise pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again soon.
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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kristymin...
Holgate, Australia
1 review
“Freezing cold!”
Reviewed 2 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Whilst the house is nice and has a great kitchen - it was totally freezing! The heaters are on some type of timer that can't be changed and this combined with a totally open plan layout with a roof that has no insulation resulted in the house being really cold. The kids area with the bunk beds had no heating at all so they had to sleep on the floor in front of the fire place. And of course the heated spa was not heated - no don't plan on using it. Whilst it was a nice house there is no way we would stay there again in winter.

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Liked best: Kitchen
Liked least: Insufficient heating
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Hi Kristy and thank you for your review. Monkey Place Country House has a range of heating options available, including the large wood-burning fireplace plus reverse cycle air conditioning and gas heater in the living area. Each bedroom has a heater and they are timed to come on each evening and switch off each morning. With regard to the spa, the caretaker at the property advised that he did provide you with operating instructions for heating and use of the spa (these are also noted in the house). It does run on a large gas heating system which heats from cold to 38 degrees celcius in only about 45 minutes, so is able to be heated all year round. This has been tested and found to be operational. It's a shame that you did not phone our 24 hour assistance service during your stay as further instructions and assistance for both the spa and heating would certainly have been provided to you. We thank you for choosing to stay at Monkey Place Country House Kristy and hope to welcome you again another time.
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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Kellsie B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“PERFECT GETAWAY”
Reviewed 15 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

The monkey place was so much more than we expected! The house was perfect, beautifully hidden away on a small property in Broke and had everything we needed for a girls trip including a pool, a hot spa, beautiful little bedrooms and a warm fire place for the cold nights! The staff were extremely helpful and went over the top to make sure we were comfortable. The only issue was we were a bit too far from the restaurants and bars but if you were planning on spending the majority of your time at the house (family trips ect) then this truley is perfect. Thank you unwind and monkey place for a memorable weekend away!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 May 2016
Thank you for your kind words Kellsie. We're more than happy to have been of assistance for your girls weekend away and pleased that you loved Monkey Place Country House! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back some time soon.
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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Samantha0...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant home for a special weekend with friends!”
Reviewed 6 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

12 of us go away each year (we've been doing it for 20 years) and chill out over food, wine and laughs. Monkey Place was an ideal setting for such a weekend. The home is gorgeous (better than the photos) and every detail has been considered. The kitchen is spacious and well stocked, which is perfect for preparing food for large groups. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will def be back!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
7 Dec 2015
Thank you for your great review Samantha. So glad that you and your friends enjoyed your weekend. You're welcome again any time!
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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Dorothy W
Wollongong, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“PICK MONKEY PLACE COUNTRY HOUSE”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Had a wonderful 2 days here.... with lovely family and friends at this fantastic house. It's fantastically equiped... From kitchen to bathrooms all our needs were catered for. Pool is a great size and the spa was an added bonus. Good sized bedrooms and very comfortable. Lounge area is big enough that everyone gets a comfy seat. Massive bbq table & chairs to enable large family get togethers with several smaller table and chairs scattered around the terrace areas if you need some time out! Didn't want to leave.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
18 Nov 2015
Thanks so much for your review Dororthy. Monkey Place is such a great place to relax and we're really glad that you and your group had a wonderful time. You're welcome again any time!
The team @ Unwind Hunter Valley
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Nick W
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Country House”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed as part of a group 10 people in May 2014.

The house itself was lovely, as per the photos. The beds were extremely comfortable. A well resourced kitchen with adequate fridge space and a dishwasher was available. A suitably sized BBQ was available and indoor and outdoor dining and relaxation options (hammocks/pool/spa) were available.

Only thing to be aware of is that the walls between the bedrooms don't go all the way to the roof. This isn't necessarily an issue, although it does mean noise, particularly TV noise, travels through the house.

Even though it was getting a bit cold, the heated spa was still enjoyed by guests. The group also enjoyed sitting in the lounge room around the fire place talking over a nice glass of wine.

All in all, this house facilitated a great weekend away for our group. Would stay again. Very relaxing and great quiet country setting.

Wifi Internet worked and security deposit was returned quickly. Instructions to get the keys were simple and as described during the booking process.

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Liked best: Country Setting, Relaxing.
Liked least: Noise travelling through the house.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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