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Tonic Hotel

251 Talga Rd Lovedale, Hunter Valley, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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tonic is - a place of uninterrupted relaxation and style, a place where you want to be a guest. A stunning spot - the Lovedale area of the Hunter Valley just 2 hours from Sydney. Simple modern surroundings - Australian design, steel and glass against native grasses. Non invasive service - discrete and informal, no formal check in and check out. Every luxury - crisp white linen, the best towels, groovy furniture and the latest in gadgets. tonic is opulent minimalism. we invite you to come and share
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Massage
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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SydneySider1983 wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia879 contributions121 helpful votes
We stayed at Tonic years ago and had a great experience then, so decided to go back. Although the setting is beautiful and serene, sadly breakfast (which was amazing back then) is no longer included. It was a nice relaxing stay and we visited some beautiful restaurants and cellar doors, but please do bring that breakky back!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: - It seems breakfast is no longer included - It's dog friendly - There is a pool and BBQ
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Merees C wrote a review Nov 2021
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Given our stay as birthday gift, nothing like description. Concrete floors, plastic chairs, small metal table one mod chair. Had to sit together on bed or use the plastic chairs. Saw no-one room tired, no comfort or luxury as a 5 star property should have. Not a hotel but a small cabin in a group in a paddock
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Murray W wrote a review Apr 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia18 contributions42 helpful votes
We love this place. Easy going, relaxing and plenty of creature comforts. Great, peaceful location close to most things. This was our second visit and we will be keen to book our third. The rooms were clean and well appointed. The hosts were great.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sydney MissL wrote a review Feb 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
It doesn't match the hype on their website. Low points were: 1. Zero communication: • We had to chase them up for the check-in details on the day of arrival as it was well-after the check-in time – they were very casual, just sent a text eventually. • We had emailed before our arrival to ask a question and got zero response. • No info in-room about the property and facilities - just call, they say, then don't answer so we wait for them to call back. 2. Lacked attention to detail: • Pool unkempt, cleaning equipment left in the pool. • Tired furniture/outdoor furniture dirty. Zero privacy on the balcony, • Nowhere to unpack, the only cupboard was full of ‘stuff’. • Noise travelled as it is all hard surfaces – we could hear the refrigerator buzzing on and off all night and could hear the guests next door. • The bathroom is SO disappointing, not only is the bathtub not for two, but it is also hardly big for one and is blocked partly under a bench containing double sinks. The shower has no screen (but could!) so the entire floor was soaked – the shower had poor water pressure and the extractor fan was noisy/rattling. We did not ‘think Bali’ at all. We wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: The middle cabins 3 and 6, have no side windows (dark) and have guests on both sides (noise). ...
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William C wrote a review June 2020
St Peters, Australia26 contributions29 helpful votes
After months of being inside I booked a weekend at Tonic with my husband for his birthday. The view from the room was beautiful and peaceful, we loved watching the sun set in the afternoons we were there. The room was large and comfortable, the bathroom was generous, and the breakfast items in the fridge were a nice touch. I would recommend this place to someone looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway. Although the place was fully booked, we almost felt like we were the only ones there.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosiek84 wrote a review June 2019
Sydney, Australia23 contributions10 helpful votes
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We had such a fantastic stay at Tonic this weekend. We had booked 6 of the 7 rooms available at Tonic and they were clean and comfortable. We had exclusive use of the onsite lounge which had a beautiful fireplace and a massive kitchen stocked with all the crockery you could ever need! The owners Ian and Janelle were lovely, they were hospitable, personable and approachable. The included breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We really enjoyed ourselves. This place is made for small groups like ours. I really recommend this place, it was perfect for our needs because we were able to be together with our group but we had the privacy of our own rooms and bathrooms. Thanks for a wonderful stay! We will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRMandWEN wrote a review Mar 2019
Sydney, Australia105 contributions100 helpful votes
My wife and I recently stayed at Tonic Hotel as part of a concert weekend in the Hunter Valley. The accommodation was bit more rustic than we were expecting from the website and reviews. The room felt a little tired and in need of a bit of a makeover / sprucing up. It may have deserved a 5 star rating in years gone by but not now. The breakfast was a little disappointing in that for our second day our fruit wasn’t replenished and there was no herbal tea available. This is a "hands off" hotel so not much interaction with the owners. We met Janelle on the second morning when dropping off our breakfast but found her somewhat aloof. Having said that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is great for concert weekends as the hotel is situated along Rover Coach Lines Route 11 with pick-up and drop-off at the end of the drive way. The room itself was nice and large with plenty of room to spread out, the bed was very comfortable and we had a nice view over the dam and surrounding countryside. The location itself was very quiet and peaceful and we woke up each morning to the sounds of local birds and watching kangaroos in the fields. If visiting wineries is your reason for being here note that this part of Lovedale is on the edge of the wine growing area but there are numerous wineries close by and if you need to venture further afield the whole region is lovely to drive around. Would we stay again? No, but we had a very pleasant and relaxing weekend nonetheless.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Christopher P wrote a review Feb 2019
Amersham, United Kingdom151 contributions75 helpful votes
A very pleasant stay in this quite rural area just 5 minutes from the Hunter Valley. It is quiet and we were visited by the local kangaroos. We would definitely stay here again as it was so accessible to the vineyards.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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harvey2468 wrote a review Feb 2019
Sydney, Australia891 contributions21 helpful votes
Thank you to Ian and Janelle for a fabulous 2 night stay. The rooms are very well appointed, comfortable and quiet. We loved the location and found our hosts to be very friendly and accommodating. The pool and communal lounge/kitchen are great and suited us perfectly as a group of 6 friends. We will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iain M wrote a review Feb 2019
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The owner Janelle is a rude woman, whom after an hour of trying to get them to answer the phone lied to us about our booking. We booked a King Room and were put into an accessible room that has been fitted out to cater for people in Wheelchairs. The noise coming from the next door room was so loud we couldn’t hear each other talk. When we called and eventually got through (there is NO reception) the woman rudely said “go find another hotel” at 5pm on a Friday. She lied to us about another room being available as Booking.com still had a room to book and mysteriously 25 minutes later she removed it. This is about a 2 star hut and they shouldn’t be calling it a hotel, there are no amenities or staff, you are texted a code to enter your Metal Hut / Garden Shed which is joined by two other sheds with very thin walls. If you get the accessible room (which they don’t put on the Room Description on the booking sites) you will have to sit in the shower and lean down to do anything, not the “romantic setting” they try to sell you in the marketing paraphernalia. Take my advice and don’t get caught in their “how to be as lazy as possible running a shed business” and go to a proper hotel, there are plenty in the area that make this place look like a Garden Centre who’s owners shouldn’t be in the hospitality business.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$304 - AU$380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tonic Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Tonic Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tonic Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Tonic Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tonic Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tonic Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Tonic Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Tonic Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.