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Tower Lodge

6 Halls Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#14 of 15 hotels in Pokolbin
Tower Lodge is the only truly intimate World class luxury Lodge in the Hunter Valley region, accommodating a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. The Lodge is not only luxurious, but also offers a stage to create your own special experience, one that will become your benchmark for years to come. Located at Tower Estate in the Hunter Valley, Australia the Lodge was recognised as the best "Luxury Lodge" for 2010 at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Tower Lodge represents all that is Unique, Intimate and Luxurious.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Dining area
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Joanne B wrote a review Aug 2018
Cremorne, Australia20 contributions24 helpful votes
Spent a night here for work, night included a 5 course menu with matching wines and was fabulous. A really fantastic corporate meeting venue, hosted by Michael and his family I can highly recommend this venue.
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Date of stay: May 2018
kwsg wrote a review June 2017
Singapore, Singapore175 contributions224 helpful votes
The Tower Lodge is open for group bookings only, so this review reflects that; I stayed here as a guest of a carmaker for a regional event. On arrival, the very charming owner of the estate, Michael Hope, met us at the driveway and hosted us for lunch. We were later brought on his helicopter for a stunning aerial tour of the vineyards in the area. Dinner was at the lodge's dining room, with superb wine pairings from Hope Estate, again hosted by Michael. The food, which included duck breast and wagyu chateaubriand, rivals the best of Sydney's restaurants. I was allocated room #3, a huge suite with a private terrace. The furnishings are antique, not my style but objectively speaking well maintained and comfortable. My only complaint is that the water pressure for the bath tub was too low (never managed to fill it) but those for the shower and sink were good. Toiletries are by L'occitane. Service was excellent throughout, very attentive and you'd feel like you'd never need to lift a finger to get anything done. As we departed, Michael appeared again with complimentary four-packs of beer brewed on site as farewell gifts. All in all, an amazing experience here.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lynda D wrote a review Feb 2017
Wollongong, Australia21 contributions15 helpful votes
This "owner" is so rude !!! We would never stay there, as she greets visitors to the Hunter Valley region with contempt. Other winery owners in the area were embarrassed of the treatment we received from this "lady"
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Date of stay: February 2017
razkin1 wrote a review Apr 2014
Sydney7 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed at the Tower Lodge late last year, after many years of hearing great things about it - it was simply somewhere I had to stay. It's a beautiful property, and in a great location at the Hunter. I must say I was extremely disappointed when we were shown to the room. I must take some responsibility, as the 'classic style' room is not something I'm usually a fan of - I much prefer modern. Although, I have stayed in hotels that had a classic style (Observatory Hotel, Sydney), and were very pleasant. The main issue I have with Tower Lodge is that the rooms (or at least room I stayed in) is getting tired and old. The furniture is mostly antique, but does not appear to have been maintained. There is an urgent requirement to reupholster a number of the items, and give them some general TLC. The room was also not cleaned properly on our arrival. Bathroom floors were dirty (although this later appeared to be permanent stains), and the flyscreens on the windows were torn and in generally bad condition. The the exterior of the window was full of dirt and dead insects, so the cleaning staff did their best to clean it up - but the flyscreens were never repaired. Not the best into for a hotel you're paying close to $700/night for. If I'm paying for what is likely the most expensive accommodation on the Hunter, I have every right to expect the absolute best. Aside from my disappointment with the room, I really did enjoy the stay. The staff were friendly, and the breakfast was fantastic. It really is a unique establishment. I'm sure there are many people out there (well there must, given all the positive reviews) that would think the furnishing are a feature, but for the money, the room could have been given some assistance to age a bit more gracefully. Unfortunately I won't be returning to Tower, too expensive for what I felt to be a sub-par room. Although, I must say in general, the quality of accommodation on the Hunter appears to leave a lot to be desired.
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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359TravelGirl wrote a review Jan 2014
Sydney, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
I have stayed at Tower Lodge several times and it has always delivered what I needed: A classy, peaceful retreat from the stresses of city life. The service is discreet but intensely personal. The abundance of precious antiques occasionally made me nervous I might break something, but most of the time it made me respect the handpicked quality of the interiors. The beds were insanely comfortable. I loved sitting fireside with a glass of Tower pinot noir, or just going for a peaceful walk, swimming in the pool (which didn't seem to be used much, and I'm not complaining about that, it meant I often had the pool to myself which was a treat), or wine tasting next door or down the road. I have always felt rejuvenated after a few days of staying there. The breakfasts were brilliant.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tower Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tower Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food (1.1 km), Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop (1.1 km), and Pokolbin Chocolate Company & Pokolbin Jam Co (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tower Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tower Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a dining area, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Tower Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tower Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tower Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Circa 1876 Restaurant, Sabor Dessert Bar, and Blaxland Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tower Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Tower Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Tower Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (12.2 km).
Is Tower Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.