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Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rothbury
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Perfect for a Special Occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

My wife and I stayed at Chateau Elan last weekend - we were in the Hunter Valley to attend the Alicia Keys concert at Hope Estate. This place truly is first class - the villa we stayed in was large and spotlessly clean. The bathroom was bigger than some motel rooms we have stayed in and the spa bath was far superior to any other we have encountered as far as size and quality goes. The Chateau's location at the Vintage Golf Course adds to the ambience of the experience with kangaroos and rabbits often about. The swimming pool was a good size and the water temperature was just right - not too cold or too warm.

Whilst it is certainly not a cheap accommodation option it is true that you get what you pay for and in Chateau Elan's case it certainly delivers and is an ideal spot to stay for that special occasion when cost comes second to pleasure and enjoyment.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

I have been to many beautiful spas's over the years all around the world. But the spa at chateau élan was one of the best experiences . The staff were just beautiful , nothing was to much trouble. They were very professional but so down to earth . The facilities were gorgeous and the pricing was very good.
We also talked about the high tea we saw out in the cafe and they asked if we would like to finish off with this . Well what a wonderful way to finish our visit . A private room with a lovely view .service next to none and the food was absolutely delightful.
Thank you to the staff for making a great day.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a studio apartment which is one big room with a separate bathroom. All you could want in the room to make you comfortable with a fabulous view across the golf course.

Used the tennis courts, pool and day spa - all great.

Restaurant a little hit and miss with dinner great but breakfast a bit of a disappointment - but all in all great place, hope to be back.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stayed in a one bedroom villa, which was actually a ground floor one bedroom apartment with separate dining area and a small outdoor seating area facing the golf course. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and very clean. Loved the decor and the gas fireplace. Location-wise, its pretty good as a base to explore the rest of Hunter Valley. It was really relaxing, and if you're a golfer, you'd probably appreciate it even more. Would definitely come back again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Nice place but a bit expensive for the room. One of the things I didn't like was the number of insects outside the door room. It was overall good experience. Next to wineries and the area is quiet and nice views from the room.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

This hotel is part of an overall golf resort located perfectly in the wine growing Hunter Valley of NSW. The rooms are large and comfortable but due to us being a long way from the main building, the walk to breakfast etc was a little too far. Food in the adjacent golf centre was excellent and as you would expect the wines were superb. I suggest you order by the glass so you can try different styles. Kangaroos are plentiful on the property and are relatively tame. Our main gripe is the surcharge they place on credit card payments when settling the account. To our mind this is just another cost of them doing business such as providing soap, shampoo or toilet paper and as such should not incur a surcharge. If you agree then please complain at every hotel which has this policy as the trend is becoming widespread

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great location, close to a great spread of wineries and restaurants... if you're a golfer, possibly paradise with views of the 10th from all the rooms / villas. Rooms large enough to live in and well kitted out.

Perhaps an off day in respect of cleaning and maintenance, but when weighed against the (substantial) price, has cost this hotel a 5star, my recommendation and any plans to return.
Several phone calls and visits to reception to get maintenance to turn up, ant trail in room and a few guest short and curlies. This may sound harsh, but I was also under the impression that this hotel was a little more secluded, rather than being on the edge of the somewhat vast Vintage complex, sharing the facilities with all.

Beds big enough to allow sleeping with windmill partners, very soft beds, nice and quiet at night.

The spa I understand from my partner was rather special and very much worth visiting.

All in all, if you're looking for a high class getaway, near everything play golf and your partner wants a fabulous 3.5hr massage, you could do a lot worse.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chateau Elan Hunter Valley

Property: Chateau Elan Hunter Valley
Address: Vintage Drive, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rothbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chateau Elan Hunter Valley 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chateau Elan at The Vintage is Australia's finest golf and spa resort. Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Chateau Elan offers luxury retreats for up to 200 guests.The Spa at Chateau Elan has 17 treatment rooms and a vast range of specialised treatments available. Guests can choose from 3 types of luxury accommodation - Spa Suites, One bed bedroom self-contained Villas and King Rooms. The hotel overlooks the fairways of the Greg Norman-designed course Vintage golf course. Chateau Elan is 2 hour drive north of Sydney. ... more   less 
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Chateau Elan Hunter Valley Greater Newcastle/Rothbury, Australia

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