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Spicers Vineyards Estate

555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#2 of 15 hotels in Pokolbin
Travellers' Choice
Personal service & attention to detail in every way! The luxurious Spicers Vineyards Estate is set amidst its own private vineyard. Every suite features king beds, lounge area, open fireplace, spa ensuite, flat screen TV with CD/DVD, whilst the property boasts gourmet dining experiences at onsite Restaurant Botanica, Salt water pool & spa, guest lounge & boardroom and free WiFi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Facial treatments
Adults only
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Germaine wrote a review 13 Jan
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Stayed there in mid December 2021 for 2 nights. The resort is very nice. Room was very clean and very well done up though I am not sure it is worth the price we paid. Food at Botanical was fabulous and the service there was excellent. Overall we really enjoyed our stay there except for the experience with the resort’s reception staff. We made an online dinner reservation at Botanica. On the day that we were supposed to have our dinner at Botanica, as the restaurant was closed after breakfast, I called the reception area to help me request for a table at the verandah area but when I arrived at the restaurant in the evening, was assigned a table inside the restaurant When I told the restaurant staff that I called the resort’s reception staff to help request for a table at the verandas area, the restaurant staff said that they did not receive the request from the reception staff. Anyway the restaurant staff quickly set up a table for us at the verandah. The next day we had the hot air balloon tour which comes with breakfast. Our hotel stay also comes with breakfast so I asked the reception staff if she could request for the kitchen to pack our breakfast for us so that we can have it for lunch. She went on and on about how they will not allow cooked food to be brought out and consumed outside the restaurant. Totally ridiculous cos the hotel does allow breakfast to be served in the room. We decided to called the restaurant ourselves and ask for room service so that we can keep the food for lunch. For checkout, we asked for late checkout but this again was not communicated to the housekeeping staff. Overall we had a great stay at the resort but was spoilt by the bad service by the resort reception staff.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Sara Wennerblom, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Responded 4 days ago
Dear GSWTan, We thank you for sharing your feedback with Spicers Vineyards Estate. We appreciate your feedback about your stay, and I'm saddened to hear that you found the service disappointing as we care so much about our guests and want to make sure everyone has a memorable stay. Your comments have been addressed with the team to ensure we continue to strive to improve the guests' experience, and this will truly assist in this endeavour. We truly hope you will give us another chance to show you how much we care about our guests upon your next visit to the region. Warmest regards, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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David K wrote a review Dec 2021
Thornleigh, Australia21 contributions10 helpful votes
Ok, we have been here 5 hrs and we feel like we have been on holidays for a week. Very relaxing, great location, beautiful estate full of nature and beautiful vistas. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable and polite, room is fantastic and the restaurant is exceptional, I had the duck and frankly it’s in my top 5 meals of all time in terms of quality and flavour…….. I have 2 more days of this and can’t wait, normally I wait until the end of a stay to review but after that meal I just had to review.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sara Wennerblom, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Responded 10 Dec 2021
Dear David K, We thank you for sharing your feedback with Spicers Vineyards Estate, I am so thrilled to hear that you are enjoying the Estate and having a nice time unwinding! The whole team appreciate your kind words about the service and your dining experience, the duck is a new favourite of ours! We can't wait to keep spoiling you, and we hope to make it a reoccurring holiday for you to enjoy some more relaxing time away in Hunter Valley Wine Country. Warmest regards, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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carlym757 wrote a review June 2021
Sydney, Australia172 contributions71 helpful votes
From the minute you commence your drive up the driveway you begin to relax. Spicers truly is a beautiful part of the world, whether you are strolling through the gardens, watching kangaroos, relaxing by the pool and spa or just being greeted by the friendly reception or restaurant staff you truly will have a wonderful time here. Restaurant Botanica was great for both dinner and breakfast and I would only recommend a stay when the restaurant is open. Our room was spacious, beds comfy and I loved the bath tub. The communal lounge room is a great idea and I loved reading the birthday book. You won’t regret a decision to stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Cameron Brooksby, General Manager at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Responded 8 June 2021
Dear carlym757, Thank you so much for sharing your recent stay at Spicers Vineyards Estate, we are so glad you had a nice, relaxing stay enjoying all the amenities we have to offer. We loved hosting you at the Estate, and cannot wait to welcome you back! Warmest regards, The Spicers Vineyards Estate team
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SydScotSam wrote a review May 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a nice stay but did feel disappointed with the quality of our room (the one above reception) given the significant price we paid at an off peak period. Our room had no verandah or outdoor space to sit and enjoy a glass of wine which was something we had really looked forward to as part of our Hunter Valley experience. The bathroom had a spa bath but no window, only a small vanity and the room generally could have been in any four star hotel anywhere. Having said that, it looked as if the other rooms were larger with outdoor spaces so if you pick the right room, all good! On the plus side, the team were friendly and breakfast at the Botanical restaurant was delicious. We enjoyed a lot of time at the pool and spa essentially having it to ourselves which felt very luxurious. We had a good time but it felt expensive for what was delivered overall.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid the room above reception.
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Response from Cameron Brooksby, General Manager at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Responded 31 May 2021
Dear SydScotSam, Thank you for sharing your stay at Spicers Vineyards Estate, we're thrilled that you got to enjoy the wonderful outdoor pool & spa while the weather was still mild! We do have a couple of room types available, and will certainly make a note for your next stay that you prefer outdoor access from your room. Our Luxury Spa Suites on the first floor have those amazing balconies for an afternoon vino and a sunset view. We are thrilled that you enjoyed breakfast in Botanica, and we hope to welcome you back on a night that the Restaurant is open so you get to enjoy the delicious dinners also. Thank you so much for your feedback, we truly appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back soon again. Warmest regards, The Spicers Vineyards Estate team
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Pauline R wrote a review May 2021
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We had stayed at Spicers a few years ago and we loved it. So we where looking forward to spending a few days for our 40th wedding anniversary. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. From unfriendly reception staff to wait staff at breakfast. We got into our room and was surprised (especially in covid times when hygiene is at the forefront of everyone's mind) that the toiletries are refill reuse pump packs, tea and coffee amenities were not great ( i don't think anyone in charge has ever tried a cup of one of the teas) biscuits where in an unsealed jar, milk was in an unsealed bottle. We went to sit down and the lounge was covered in stains. We had to put a towel down before we could sit on it. Room was not particularly clean. We decided to eat at the restaurant Botanic, the food was enjoyable, except for my garden salad that consisted of 5 untossed and undressed cos lettuce leaves. At $12 a serve i thought it was a bit much. We also felt rushed and they wanted us out so they can clean up. Breakfast time came we went to the reasturant and got a look of WTF are you doing here I want to go home when we walked through the door. There was no point stating our disappointment at the time as there seemed to be no one in charge and our dissatisfaction would just go unnoticed. I certainly felt that Spicers has dated and $700 per night it was not a 5star experience. I would not recommend Spices to anyone as I have done in the past. Much nicer places to stay for us next time
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cameron Brooksby, General Manager at Spicers Vineyards Estate
Responded 16 May 2021
Dear pauliner842, Thank you for your time on the phone to further share your stay at Spicers Vineyards Estate. We pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming service for all guests, and we are disappointed that you did not feel like you experienced this on this occasion. As mentioned, we have committed to reduce our waste Spicers wide, and as a result, large bottled amenities are in all rooms. We rotate and sanitise these and adhere to all the safety standards, and this applies to fresh daily bottled milk and cookies for guests also. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner in Restaurant Botanica, and we take your feedback on board regarding the cos lettuce side and your daily breakfast. Thank you once again for your time on the phone, and we hope to welcome you back to the Estate in the near future. Warmest regards, Sara Wennerblom | Guest Services Manager
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USD 212 - USD 788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spicers Vineyards Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (5.7 km), Mistletoe Winery (2.3 km), and Constable Estate Vineyards (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include EXP. restaurant, Restaurant Botanica, and The Gates Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spicers Vineyards Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Spicers Vineyards Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.