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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I stayed here with my family for a short holiday just after Christmas 2015. We were all very impressed by the location (right in the heart of Pokolbin and so close to the Hunter Valley Gardens - which we planned to visit), peaceful and serene environment, room cleanliness, and last but not least the exceptional hospitality of Marie and her...

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Fantastic meeting your family. It is always a pleasure looking after people that are particularly easy and enjoying themselves. Hope that this is the first of many trips for you to the Hunter and to Elfin Hill.

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in 2014 and visiting Hunter Valley again this was first choice. Excellent again. Hosts very friendly and helpful. They have improved the rooms to give more privacy. Being able to use very good shared kitchen facilities is a bonus. Lovely breakfast again. We will go back again

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

When guests have travelled afar and they return many years later it is such a joy. Thank you for returning to us.So glad that we could impress you with the recent up grade. All will be finished and beautiful by your next journey. Keep well, Keep travelling and we very much look forward to seeing you when you are in...

Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Elfin Hill after bidding for the two nights at a charity auction. We took our young baby with us and because of this Marie the owner upgraded us to the Loft room - bedroom upstairs with small kitchen, dining table, lounge downstairs. The beds were really comfortable, the kitchen was enough for us to cook dinner and...

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

What a pleasure it was to have you here. So glad to be able to provide you with some really relaxing peaceful time before you headed back to your super busy life style. I was so glad that you won the charity bid - we go to meet you and enjoy your company. That little bubby of yours, wished you...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Elfin Hill for a couple of nights while we were in the Hunter Valley. It is a beautiful location and hotel. The owners are delightful. The room was excellent and the bed may have been the most comfortable ever slept in. There is also a great pool. A very enjoyable experience and recommended 100%

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. The beds certainly are comfortable, so many people comment to us on that subject. The pool is so refreshing at this time of the year, just what you need after a day out amongst the wineries.

Pokolbin, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

I travelled to Elfin Hill alone to have some time out from the city. Marie the owner greeted me with the most heart warming and beautiful smile. I immediately felt welcome and relaxed. Lola the resident pup is gorgeous. The property is absolutely divine. Perfect location. Nice and quite yet you are still perfectly situated within the Hunter Valley. There...

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Booking directly with Elfin Hill assures you of the best rate and makes the process a lot easier so that we can help with your needs and wishes. Thanks for staying with us and hope to have you back here again.

Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

A wonderful country retreat suitable for groups of friends, families and or couples who want something a little less commercial and looking for quiet and charm. We had seven families stay in comfortable cottages. By day we toured wineries and by night we congregated in Elfins communal areas to enjoy conversation and the amazing wines of The Hunter.

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Thanks Evan, You were a wonderful group, the kids polite, well mannered and well behaved..I have to say before your arrival I was a little stressed about the number of children however - you were no problem at all, Mark & I loved having you here and seeing Elfin Hill used to its potential.. please return, kids welcome.

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Reviewed 8 December 2015

Long time TripAdvisor user but 1st time I've ever left a review. Elfin Hill deserves this 1st from me! Beautiful property and excellent location in Hunter valley. Marie and Mark are lovely and gracious host and you feel like family when you are there. I was traveling with 3 other girls and after our 2 night stay, we were teary-eyed...

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Wow..that is awesome. Thank you ladies..X

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Have stayed at Elfin Hill a number of times it is in a wonderful quiet area of the Hunter at Pokolbin since last stay many improvements are taking place all the rooms are being upgraded more like suites than just rooms, private verandas are being added to the front of each room and a great place to sit taking in...

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Thanks David, always lovely to have you here and your thorough knowledge of interesting things within the Valley. It feels like friends arrive when you check in. Keep coming, keep well and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

We had the utmost pleasure to stay at Elfin Hill on our annual girls weekend in the Hunter. Marie was extremely warm and welcoming and made our stay a relaxing, calming getaway, exactly what we needed for our mini escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. The rooms are beautifully renovated with gorgeous views of the Hunter and the...

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Always a fantastic spot to stay for a special weekend away with a group of lovely ladies. So glad you enjoyed our place. Lovely to have excellent happy easy guests such as yourselves. Very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We have an annual get together and chose Elfin Hill this year as it could accommodate 12 and had the kitchen and dining areas we required. We spoke to Marie on several occasions before our arrival, and she was always so helpful, allowing us to see the rooms and entertaining area prior to our booking. We wanted to have all...

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Marie B, Owner at Elfin Hill, responded to this review

Thank you Peter and Wendy for choosing Elfin Hill. Without a doubt it was the perfect spot for your get together. Mark & I really enjoyed you all being here, enjoyed too seeing everyone feeling very at home at Elfin Hill. Keep in touch and look forward to another visit soon.

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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful elevated property in the heart of the grape growing district of Pokolbin with fabulous views of the surrounding vineyards and the Brokenback mountain range.Quietly tucked away yet so close to all the very best that the wine region has to offer including only minutes to 4 world class golf courses.Recently refurbished and upgraded hotel style rooms are very comfortable with everything you need to make your stay easy and enjoyable with large glass french doors opening out onto your private veranda and perfectly framing the stunning vista. The separate loft/villa cottage provides a luxurious space with full amenities.The views from here are also fantastic with doors that open out onto the garden and courtyard area.Our small table grape vineyard and our neighbours extra large Chardonnay & Shiraz vineyard and farm animals complete the picture. The salt water swimming pool along side the BBQ area and the guest pavilion provides a refreshing end to a day out amongst the many cellar doors, restaurants, cafes, gardens etc during the summer months. The pavilion is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elfin Hill

Address: Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: $186 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Elfin Hill 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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