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The Convent Hunter Valley Resort

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Is this an old place that looks new, or a new place looking old? It is the former but the condition of the rooms I saw were "as new". The old convent is maintained in perfect condition. Decor in the common areas are not to my taste but that doesn't take away from the over-all quality of the place. The...

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My partner and I stayed here for two nights before returning to work this year and it was fantastic. After admiring the beautiful building and appointed grounds we went inside to an interior and room which were just as great. Both mornings we had breakfasts in the restaurant (EightyEight) which were very tasty and generous in their size. Staff were...

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Thank Bryce A
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old building with a sensitive fit out to history of place. Good spot to base for visit of hunter wineries. Rooms are ok. Facilities basic but good. Nice breakfast room and food ok. Tennis court and walks both good. Nice base. Not hip but graceful.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We booked a month in advance for an important occasion and requested assistance in booking a nearby restaurant, including advising of our special dietary requirements. The reception confirmed both bookings and our special needs within a day. Additionally, we got a telephone call 24 hours before our arrival to firm up all matters. I let slip our special occasion and...

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1Thank Ian K
Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Having read reviews from others we choose an upstairs room to avoid the noise of people on the stairs and walking about on floorboards above our heads, great advice. The room was spacious and a shared balcony was most welcomed, the balcony runs the length of the house along the side.The room had excellent bathrobes as well. The free wifi...

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1Thank NeilAustralia
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We've known about Peppers The Convent for years - it's a bit of an (accommodation) institution in wine country. We haven't had the pleasure of staying in the hotel - all reports seem to be good - but it has a lovely personal guesthouse feel to the property. Anyway, we recently had dinner at one of their restaurants: Eighty Eight...

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2Thank Wright2heather
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Love the renovations. Excellent service. Delicious food, great wines and desserts - we truly appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed the fresh grown produce and organic wines. Well done. Thank you. We can't wait to return.

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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and i stayed for two nights and celebrated our 3rd anniversary. It's a beautiful old building that has been relocated and made into a lovely place to stay ! We had breakfast and it was fantastic. Our room had a huge verandah off it looking over the countryside.

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We hadn't planned to stay here but saw it listed at the Pokolbin Information centre. It made a very good first impression as we drove up the long tree-lined driveway and evereything else lived up to our expectations. There are a few minor issues such as the wifi being slow (non-existent almost) in the rooms but this is easily rectified...

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Thank TonyMachin
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Given the bewildering choice of accomodation in this region it can be an agonising decision to pick one at this price point. So if your taste in hotels is for the different, then this could be for you. I read many recent previous reviews on this site and was able to get a fairly good picture of what to expect....

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phoebeb10, Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear Theskellys, Thank you for such a beautiful and honest review. We would love to see you again soonest. Management

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to the famous Wine Country and enjoy luxury boutique hotel accommodation at The Convent Hunter Valley. Just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney CBD, The Convent is nestled within one of Australia's premiere wine regions - Polkobin. Our unique location offers expansive acreage views of the glamorous boutique hotel - The Convent, Pepper Tree Winery and Circa 1876. All venues are located on the estate and surrounded by rich, produce filled kitchen gardens, creating a tranquil culinary treat pleasing to lovers of both food and wine. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a weekend with the girls or your mates, or a fun-filled family holiday, our intimate and boutique Hunter Valley hotel offers something for everyone. Unwind and enjoy renowned local wines at Pepper Tree Winery and share the passion for organic produce and farm to fork dining at our hatted restaurant at Circa 1876. Explore the Hunter Valleys with the whole family and sample the region's many attractions. With an onsite function room, a spectacular backdrop and a relaxing atmosphere, The Convent is the ideal venue for weddings, corporate events and celebrations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Convent Hunter Valley Resort

Address: 88 Halls Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: $225 - $515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Convent Hunter Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley Hotel Pokolbin
Peppers Convent Hunter Valley Pokolbin
The Convent Hunter Valley Resort Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
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#10 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
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