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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We absolutely loved staying at Manzanilla Ridge! Such a gorgeous, homely cottage and beautiful bushland setting with kangaroos hopping around! So relaxing! The spa is awesome too. The thing we loved the most was the attention to detail. The owners clearly put their heart and soul into this place. Firewood was ready to go in the fireplace, gas bottles were...

Thank aussiegirl23
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Oh my goodness just got home from a weekend here and had to share a rating as Manzanilla Ridge was perfect for us. Our booking was made through Girls Getaways, and we were provided the details in the form of an electronic voucher. When we were nearby we rang Manzanilla Ridge and were able to check in early which was...

1Thank oxNxo
Cessnock, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I booked two nights as a special treat for myself. I wish I'd booked a week! Everything was exactly as described. The cottage was spotlessly clean and every little thing was just right. The breakfast hamper was very generous and I used the bread maker and coffee machine. I'm not sure whether I loved the outdoor spa, the fireplace, or...

Thank Tlb1974
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed with my partner mid week. It's by far the best accommodation around. To start the owners are so lovely, such a welcoming beginning. The cottage is beautiful with cathedral ceiling to die for. There was bacon and eggs and bread etc.. For a breakfast pack as well as a bottle of port on arrival. I have never received...

Thank Joey M
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for a trip to the Hunter. Fantastic hosts and service. Great private setting in an amazing cottage. Lovely breakfast provided. The outdoor spa was also great. Kitchen and cottage are fully stocked. No need to bring a thing We will be back for sure and highly recommend.

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful 2 nights getaway with my partner , we couldn't fault the lodge we stayed in one bit , we only left for a few hours on our second day, perfect place for a romantic relaxing break . The lodge catered for our every needs , quiet background music , sat in the spa under the starlit sky with the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was our 3rd stay at Manzanilla. Jane and Dominic are delightful hosts and once again it was a stunning, relaxed stay. we were up for Fleetwood Mac - the bus leaves from the gate ...so no battle with carparks at the end of the night. We will be back!

Thank Lis1705
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Loved it! A lovely secluded place to stay, but only a short drive away from all the vineyards. Lucy was great, left lots of great breakfast food and even a free bottle of wine. Wish we could've stayed longer, and hope we can go back soon!

Thank Lily T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Ourselves and two other families stayed in 3 of the cottages for a long weekend at the end of September. We had such a wonderful weekend and it is thanks to the superb accommodation of Manzanilla Ridge and the warmth and friendliness of Dominic and Jane. Nothing is too much trouble and the food provided is in abundance and there...

Thank TrinaNordio
Kariong, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights for our wedding anniversary. Our cabin was lovely and our hosts were very helpful. The cabins are very private and peaceful and included everything we could possibly need. Our hosts were also very helpful with suggesting great local eateries and wineries. We will definitely be back in the future!

Thank fionaclaudep

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These rustic cedar cottages all with outdoor heated spas sunken into the deck have maximized the privacy and seclusion of the 52 acre property in the Hunter Valley. The cottages all have Oregon beams & rafters, Cathedral ceilings and wooden floorboards. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cook top, dishwasher, breadmaker with provisions to bake your own bread and even a pod coffee machine. A breakfast hamper is supplied of locally smoked bacon, farm fresh eggs, tomatoes, milk, juice, bread, butter and a selection of cereals. The cottage has coffee, tea and a choice of herbal teas too.Sit back in the lounge watching the flames dance in the wood fire combustion heater while listening to your choice of music from the Bluetooth speaker system. All the decks have the gas barbecue and covered sitting area. Sit back with a glass of Hunter's best wine in the bubbling hot water of your private spa, the best place to star gaze or kangaroo spot. Lovedale, home to the famous Lovedale Long Lunch is filled with excellent restaurants and wineries. The bedrooms all have reverse cycle air-conditioners and all linen and towels are supplied. ... more   less 

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Address: 442 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
Price Range: $275 - $856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Manzanilla Ridge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“cottages are spaced enough that you shouldn't be disturbed by anyone”
K9615NJmelissag, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“In the Hunter Valley in Lovedale region, close to vineyards”
127terryg, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the middle lodge and did not have any problems, however there is another lodge further down the trail so there is a possiblity of people driving past your accommodation - spa is on road side of cabin.”
sammcampbell, 6 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in Maracas but all are secluded, peaceful and private.”
SteveS731, 27 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We were in one of the smaller cottages, this would have easily catered for two couples. Only stayed four night, really to immerse yourself in the surroundings a week stay would be better.”
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RhysWilliams84, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
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