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Spicers Vineyards Estate
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Fantastic luxury retreat in every way. Spicers retreat in the vineyards has it all. The Spa Anise is a must as is Botanica restaurant. The staff and level of service are outstanding. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Perfect holiday in a beautiful location, with great service, amazing food, wonderful
team of people and a divine room. Definitely plan to return again .... as we didn't get a chance to try the day spa !

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Reviewed 28 June 2015

We had the most wonderful weekend at Spicers. The service was impeccable, the staff were really professional and helpful and the room with the open fireplace was superb. A trip to the spa is a must!!!

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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Having stayed at Spicers locations previously in SE Queensland locations, it was an obvious choice for our 3 night visit to the Hunter Valley - our first trip there for 5 years ! There are some positives about Spicers Vineyard Estate but when paying $500 per night, there are a few little issues as well. First, the positives - the location was fine - a little way out from Central Pokolbin and that's good. The room was large - more than 50 square metres, the king bed was very comfortable and all the staff very friendly. Also, the included mini bar and bringing of an evening cocktail to your room (because there was no bar) was a nice touch. But a few negatives - there were no drawers in the room and no luggage rack on which you could place a bag so we had to live out of a suit case on the floor. In fact, the room was slightly sparsely furnished and the television small but the seating and desk was adequate, although there was no light over the desk. In the bathroom, there were no cupboards and the shower was over the bath - and no screen or shower curtain, meant the floor got wet. Botannica restaurant is a little walk away but all path lights had not been maintained so the walk was a little dark in places. The breakfast was included but was pleasant but fairly basic - the hot dishes were ordered separately and unfortunately, they were cold on our last morning but we couldn't afford the 20 minutes wait for a replacement . After all, we had to make the 10.30 am checkout on a Sunday morning - which was a bit early. So, in summary, a very pleasant place to stay for a week end of wine tasting and purchasing but I just expected a few refining touches when paying over $500 per night.

Room Tip: The new room at either end are more expensive but probably worth it.
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I'll get straight to the point in terms of customer service thus far this has been the best I have received here in Aussie. The staff at Spicers were exceptional! The attention to detail was not missed; birthday present and card in the room, lush bath products, burning candles, complimentary bar service, complimentary cocktail delivered early evening. The room was comfortable, clean with a warm and lovely decor and open fireplace and great table top books to browse. The bathroom was gorgeous and we especially loved the spa overlooking the vineyards and heated flooring. The Yamaha sound system was great with well selected romantic and relaxing music. Beautiful grounds, loved visiting the veggie patch and friendly pigs and local kangaroos hanging about. Botanica restaurant was superb and once again the staff were beyond attentive but not overbearing. We had a luscious massage at Anise Spa, where much thought has obviously gone into massage technique; loved the fact the massage ended with the back of the body being massaged. What more can u ask.... No wait.... A departing gift of bottled water and yummy gourmet biscuits. Honestly Spicers you have nailed it! Keep up those beautiful smiles and great work ethic!! I can't wait to come back!!

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

For our 1st wedding anniversary, we wanted to stay in a region that we had not been to together. We noticed that the Hunter Valley had their Food and Wine month in June and thought this would be perfect for us for an extra long weekend stay. I am glad we booked Spicers as we were looking for a luxury couples retreat that was not too big. I noticed the reviews were very good and we were not disappointed. Actually, it exceeded our expectations. The service from the staff from the moment we arrived until we left was exceptional, and all the little add ons were welcomed. Would definitely return and will look to stay at other Spicers retreats when we travel. It was the perfect anniversary.

Room Tip: We had a king spa suite (Room 2) and we thought it was lovely.
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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Spicers Vineyards Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2015

Hi Susan,

We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary at Spicers. The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month is a fabulous time to visit with so many things to do in the area! Hopefully we will get another opportunity to spoil you both again, perhaps for your next anniversary?

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 9 June 2015

So many elements that made a wished-for romantic weekend actually come true. Stylish breakfast, tasty dinner, complementary cocktails delivered to room; along with a comfortable suite with log fire and a beautiful bathroom with spa bath, worked brilliantly. Will definitely be back!

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SpicersVineyards, Manager at Spicers Vineyards Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2015

Hi Gareth,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Winter is a lovely time to visit, who could resist lighting your own personal fireplace! We're glad to hear we'll be seeing you again soon, and look forward to welcoming you back for another romantic weekend away.

Kind regards,
Clare Bremerkamp
Restaurant Manager

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Additional Information about Spicers Vineyards Estate

Address: 555 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pokolbin
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pokolbin
Price Range: $411 - $626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Spicers Vineyards Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Personal service & attention to detail in every way! A luxurious Guesthouse, Spicers Vineyards Estate is set amidst its own private vineyard. Every suite features king beds, lounge area, open fireplace, spa en-suite, flat screen TV with CD/DVD and IPod dock, whilst the property boasts gourmet dining experiences at onsite Restaurant Botanica, Salt water pool & spa, guest lounge & boardroom, free wireless broadband and every guest is greeted on arrival with complimentary wine. ... more   less 
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