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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice surroundings, lovely garden and well located. Enjoyed a pleasant couple of nights here as a gift from a relative so don't know what it cost. The place has seen better days but all in all it was quiet and peaceful with good amenities.

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Thank rex b
HValley2016, General Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Hi rex b, Thanks for your review. Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are closing in November for a major refurbishment, we'd love to welcome you back once we re-open to see the changes. Kind Regards Ryan Dillon More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stayed here after a wedding we were attending and wished we'd booked for longer. The location is very central to everything and is great value for money. The staff were very helpful with my mother who does not move unassisted and made her feel really welcome. The rooms were a little tired but extremely well priced for what you... More 

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Thank Vince C
HValley2016, General Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Vince C, Thanks for your lovely review. It's lovely to hear that you had a great stay. Shame you were unable to stay with us longer, we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Ryan Dillon More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A lovely weekend, great food, and a catch up with interstate friends. The food in the restaurant was excellent for both dinner and breakfast. Interior is a bit "tired" however the deal we got was good value. After the refurbishment later this year we hope the price does not put it into the expensive category.

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HValley2016, General Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Julie G, Thanks for your review. Great to hear that you had an enjoyable weekend catching up with your friends and enjoyed your dinner and breakfast. As you mentioned we are closing for a refurbishment in November which will include a total freshen up of the property, we hope to welcome you back to see the changes once complete.... More 

Australia
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89 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at The Guest House for the weekend. The grounds are lovely, the rooms are large and well appointed, however they are starting to show their age. The best thing about staying here has to be the food - oh my goodness!!! We ate two dinners there and both were exceptional. The breakfasts were also good... More 

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Thank BE2468
HValley2016, General Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Hi BE2468, Thanks very much for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant, I will pass this onto our kitchen team. The hotel is closing in November for a major refurbishment and the plumbing/waterworks is definitely an area that will be worked on. We thank you for your feedback and hope to welcome... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Spend a 2 night weekend there and found the place very conveniently located near all the wineries . the Open fires were just gorgeous to sit by and keep warm as well as the buffet breakfast cooked to order and coffee was surprisingly good too. Staff are very courteous and helpful . Room was clean and spacious and bed was... More 

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HValley2016, Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Micha D, Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay at The Guest House. The hotel is in a perfect location to visit all of the attractions the Hunter Valley has to offer. Winter is a fantastic time of the year to visit and enjoying a glass of Hunter Valley Shiraz by the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

we checked in ,and then opened the back door to the room and were gob smacked by the peaceful view of a rolling field which had a couple of kangaroos just meters from the door. dinner at the gust house was excellent as was the comp breakfast on bot mornings. the location of the guest house is ideal and the... More 

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HValley2016, General Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Putsy99, Thank you for your recent stay at The Guest House. We are glad to read that you had an enjoyable stay. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful and home to our resident mob of Kangaroos. I will be sure to pass on to our restaurant team that you had a pleasurable dining experience. Hopefully you will get the... More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have booked two nights getaway in the Hunter .The Guest House is a wonderful place Beautiful grounds good location , close to several wineries ,good size rooms ,friendly staff with good knowledge of placers to visit .wonderful open fire in the lounge and bar areas great on a cold day ,wonderful restaurant .This is our first visit to The... More 

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HValley2016, General Manager at The Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jimbomaca, Thank you for your great review of the Guest House. It is nice to hear we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the team. Kind Regards Ryan Dillon General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great place. Staff were amazing!! Attentive and friendly... Happy to offer suggestions and the bikes were a great touch. They made our stay very easy for our 1st year wedding anniversary. Ryan helped organise restaurant bookings and bike hire and nothing seemed too much. Amazing fireplaces which were great to read and book and have a glass of wine or... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We were not disappointed from the second we arrived until the moment we left. Set in a beautiful location, The Guesthouse a fantastic place to stay. Very tastefully decorated, the rooms were clean and extremely comfortable. The bar and public lounges welcoming and the open fire was lovely and warming on a cold winters night. The meal was second to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a one night getaway and wine tour. We booked through an external agent so that's maybe why we got a double bed but paid for a king size bed room. The double bed wasn't comfortable at all and we both had a restless sleep as were quite tall. Apart from that the room was tidy, clean and newly... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax and unwind in the heart of Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. The Guest House, located in Pokolbin, is just two hours north of Sydney and perfectly situated to allow you to explore the traditional cellar doors and vineyards of the valley. Enjoy luxury accommodation, gourmet food and wine, exciting outdoor activities, and picturesque views across the vineyards as you escape the everyday at The Guest House. Amenities include the onsite The Guest House Restaurant, tennis court and an indoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy a game of boules in the gardens, hire a bike to explore the surrounding countryside, organise a picnic hamper from the restaurant (fee) and join a private wine tour with local experts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Guest House

Address: Ekerts Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: $306 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley Hotel Pokolbin
The Guest House Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#6 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
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“Ground floor rooms have a spot to sit outside, rooms on the second floor are bright with a great view.”
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“Ground floor is great to be able to walk straight out into the grounds.”
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