Tower Lodge
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Tower Lodge

6 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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Stunning pool and sauna area
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4.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Pokolbin
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Welcome to Tower Lodge, a stylish and luxurious family estate, a ‘home away from home’ set among the vineyards and gumtrees and Australia’s best-known culinary wine region, the New South Wales Hunter Valley. Tower Lodge is owned and operated by the Hope family, who warmly welcome guests as friends. Read less Positioned in the heart of Pokolbin in Hunter Valley’s rich food and wine country, Tower Lodge is a standout property with its Spanish-style architecture and rustic-refined interiors ideally suited to the region’s warm summers and cool winters. There’s an easy vibe at Tower Lodge, where good food and beverages, long lunches, lazy afternoons and decadent dinners are all on the menu. Food and wine are central to the experience at Tower Lodge, taking its inspiration from the diverse regional produce and drinks sourced fresh from local suppliers as well as from the family’s own farm and kitchen garden.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Heated pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Room types
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Quaint

Location

6 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 52 out of 100
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Williamtown Airport
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Sydney Airport
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RockieHazel wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia307 contributions141 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We kindly got upgraded on our honeymoon to Spicer's Tower Lodge. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, almost like welcoming us to their home. On arrival we were greeted with welcome drinks and given a tour around the property, from the open bar to the kitchen garden. The staff were all eager to give their local recommendations and help us organise cellar door tastings and transport. The hotel is newly and beautifully renovated with a Spanish Basque theme and felt quite cosy despite the high ceilings and tiles.

We stayed in the tower suite, which is unique by the hottub on the roof of the room! The suite itself was very spacious with a living room with a fireplace, huge bathroom, walk in wardrobe and very spacious bedroom. The bathroom had a great rainfall shower and the largest free standing bathtub I've ever been in! The bedroom had a comfy four poster bed and a mini bar that came with delicious complementary in house made cookies!! Our favourite part was definitely the private hotub/spa on the roof, it was the perfect temperature and had a beautiful peaceful view.

Our stay included daily a la carte breakfast (which we enjoyed outside our room), our favourites were the fried eggs and avocado on toast with iberico. Also included was a degustation dinner at their restaurant, Sebastian. Both nights were a delicious culinary adventure.

Another highlight of our stay was the daily masterclasses. We found it very interesting (and delicious) as the chef described the different foods, and even took us on a tour of the ground showing all the edible plants.

Overall Spicer's tower lodge is a fantastic place for a peaceful, relaxing and delicious getaway with a touch of cosy luxury.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sara Wennerblom, Guest Services / Front Office at Tower Lodge
Responded 7 Sept 2022
Dear RockieHazel, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your recent stay with us at Spicers Tower Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed the beautiful Tower Suite and the immersive activities and masterclasses we offer, we feel honoured to be able to show of the very best of the Hunter Valley without our guests having to leave the grounds. Thank you for taking sharing your memorable moments during your stay and dining experiences, the team will be thrilled to know that they made such a meaningful impact on your experience with us. If I can personally be of any assistance planning your return to the Hunter Valley, please do not hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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wills68 wrote a review Jan 2023
Brisbane, Australia113 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic long weekend at Spicers Tower Lodge. A small luxury property with no more than 15 unique lodge style rooms on a large estate in the Hunter Valley. It has a Spanish theme throughout and executes it perfectly. The rooms, architecture, food and wine are are delivering an a Spanish style. There's a high level of personal service throughout, with team members anticipating your every need and genuinely showing a interest in your experience. Just one example was how Maria, the Restaurant Manager, designed a Spanish sherry pairing for each of our 5 dinner courses, to then be be delivered on her day off! We have no hesitation in recommending Spicers Tower Lodge to any couple wanting to experience a high-end unique weekend away.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you plan to visit the vineyard, let the Spicers team organise it. Their connections give their...
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Response from Patrick Rodgers, General Manager at Tower Lodge
Responded 21 Jan 2023
Dear wills68, Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at Spicers Tower Lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you. The team and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and I will be sure to share your feedback with Maria who will be delighted to hear you enjoyed her service. Thank you for your recommendation, and if I can personally be of assistance planning your return visit to the Hunter Valley - or any other Spicers Retreat, please do not hesitate to ask. Warm wishes, Patrick
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Thekiltedscot wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia134 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very fortunate to get upgraded to Spicers Tower Lodge on my 50th birthday weekend away with my wife. The property is beautiful, the rooms are stunning and the staff very friendly and professional - they never feel too far away yet they blend into the background and you almost feel like you are on your own. From the welcome bubbles on arrival, to the fantastic service at breakfast and dinner, they really made our stay. The pool area and sauna are the perfect place to spend a few hours relaxing after sampling some of the Hunter cellar doors and before dinner at Sebastian. Would not hesitate to return here (would be perfect in winter with some big reds in front of the log fires) and would thoroughly recommend a couple of nights here.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic - you won't be disappointed
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Response from Sara Wennerblom, Guest Services / Front Office at Tower Lodge
Responded 26 Nov 2022
Dear Craig W, Lovely to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to write. It was such a pleasure hosting you both during your time at Spicers Tower Lodge celebrating your 50th birthday. I will share your feedback with the whole team who will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you back in the winter with a roaring fire in one of our Grand Suites! If I can personally be of any assistance planning your return visit to the Hunter Valley, please do not hesitate to ask. Warmest regards, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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lizmullinar wrote a review Oct 2023
Cessnock, Australia20 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The last time we went this was a very interesting Spanish resturant. Now it is very ordinary. It is $130 for a three course meal and it is only a three course meal ,no amuse bouche or interesting additions. perfectly Ok just not interesting or special.Such a shame iy is a great space and it is so good to go to a restaurant with a quiet elegant ambience
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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julesj41 wrote a review July 2023
Wollongong, Australia19 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely loved this place, very private. Fireplace in your room was magical. Very romantic. Only negative was the bathroom was cold, no heating in there. Food absolutely delicious. Staff fantastic. Open fireplace always lit in public area.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room number 5 was great as you could watch tv in bed.
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Janette O wrote a review May 2024
Hunter Valley, Australia104 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to try out the Tower Lodge Restaurant for dinner last night. What an experience. The young man who was our Maître De for the night (sorry I forgot his name) was amazing, knowledgeable, friendly and excellent at his job. What a great impression to start, then the food came out, what an amazing experience. Beautifully cooked, tasted amazing and just the right size portions. It is the best dining experience we have had since moving to the Hunter Valley eight years ago. We will certainly be back and bringing friends and family.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Socials Tower Lodge, Other at Tower Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Janette, We appreciate you taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the dining experience and service from our Tower Lodge team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Tower Lodge Team
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Sarah H wrote a review Dec 2023
Newcastle, Australia53 contributions20 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful & serene environment enveloped us. The architecture is solid, desirable, luxe and spacious. We commenced with a delightful lunch in the restaurant followed by a restorative nap. Out for dinner elsewhere in the evening, we returned to a warm bath and a restful sleep. Breakfast served by the courtyard fountain was excellent. All staff were discreet, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed one night, try to stay two. More time for melting into the surroundings.
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bannix50 wrote a review Nov 2022
Reading, United Kingdom75 contributions12 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for one night en route to Port Stephens, wish we could have stayed longer.

Beautiful room, lovely bath, great pool and sauna

Lovely breakfast

A very Mediterranean vibe with Spanish feel, superb food and wine pairing

If you can at all pay a visit. Just lovely
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sara Wennerblom, Guest Services / Front Office at Tower Lodge
Responded 26 Nov 2022
Dear Studley56, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent stay at Spicers Tower Lodge. It was such a pleasure hosting you both during your time in the Hunter celebrating your 50th birthday. I will share your feedback with the whole team who will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and all our facilities. If I can personally be of any assistance planning your return visit to the Hunter Valley, please do not hesitate to ask. Warmest regards, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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SoraciSauce wrote a review Dec 2022
266 contributions39 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely extraordinary property. The staff are amazing and cater to every need. The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious.
We were blown away by the food and the creativity and variety of every course.
Please read more on my photos
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sara Wennerblom, Guest Services / Front Office at Tower Lodge
Responded 30 Dec 2022
Dear SoraciSauce, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your recent stay with us at Spicers Tower Lodge. Our whole team will be thrilled to know that they made such an impact on your experience in the Hunter Valley and Australia, and we hope to welcome you back to your new favourite suite soon again. If I can personally be of any assistance planning your return to the Hunter Valley, please do not hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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J1353OVianb wrote a review June 2023
Jomtien Beach, Thailand31 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Going in winter had the advantage of having the open fire blazing away in our room - which somehow they kept stocked and alight ( even though we never saw anyone 🔥 ) . Food and wine was way above standard & all of the staff just lovely .

We even had a go at the archery and bike riding .

My husband and I can totally recommend this for anyone looking for something that extra bit special . We only had 3 days but were very tempted to stay longer .
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
AU$804 - AU$814 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Which popular attractions are close to Tower Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food (1.1 km), VAMP by Lisa McGuigan (0.4 km), and Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop (1.1 km).
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Conveniently located restaurants include Circa 1876 Restaurant, Sabor Dessert Bar, and Blaxland Inn.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (12.2 km).
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