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1 November 2023 | Sally Scarborough

Top 10 Places to Stay in the Hunter Valley

If you're planning an escape to NSW's wine country to enjoy the warm hospitality of Scarborough's Cellar Door, why not book a night or two at one of these fabulous lodgings and make it a proper getaway? Here are our recommendations - take your pick! 

Rydges Hunter Valley

This is a great spot for families who want to have everything conveniently located nearby. It is located just outside of central Pokolbin and has all the amenities you will need for your stay. You can either dine in the Lovedale Bar or perhaps upstairs at Redsalt depending on how you're feeling after a day of activities. 

430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

Spicers Vineyard Estate

Book into one of the 12 luxuriously appointed rooms at Spicers for a couples getaway and enjoy the estate’s gorgeous gardens among the vineyard and natural bushland. With open fires, spa facilities on-site and meals at the acclaimed Restaurant Botanica, you’re guaranteed an experience to remember.

555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin

Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard at Diamond Estate

When you step inside this boutique hotel set in the twin-gabled The Carriages House, it’s like entering a charming nursery rhyme where roaring fires warm the rooms and French doors open to the veranda overlooking the sublime oak trees in the magical garden. And wine tasting is made easy, as this boutique hotel is in the heart of Pokolbin and walking distance to the esteemed Circa 1876 restaurant.

112 Halls Road, Pokolbin

Tuscany Estate

This handsome Tuscan-inspired accommodation overlooks the Brokenback Ranges and is a short stroll to some of the Hermitage Road wineries. Planning a wedding? The estate makes the perfect venue. Their onsite restaurant, The Mill, has a modern menu, drawing inspiration from the finest local produce.

Corner Hermitage Road and Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin

Chateau Elan

Golf – love it or hate it, the Hunter Valley is visited by many players for its respectable courses. The luxury Chateau Elan hotel is located on one of them – The Vintage. It also features a day spa and salon, as well as The Legends Grill Restaurant and The Vintage Café. Perfect for a weekend of pampering.

Vintage Drive, Pokolbin

Hermitage Lodge

Set among 10 hectares of bushland, The Hermitage Lodge features 20 studios and suites, both offering 4-4.5-star boutique accommodation. After a fantastic tasting experience at Scarborough’s Gillards Road Cellar Door, which is a 1½km stroll up the road, walk home to enjoy dinner at the property’s on-site Il Cacciatore Restaurant, which serves Northern Italian-inspired dishes.

Corner of Gillards and McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin

Little Orchard Cottage

Head to your home away from home at this two-bedroom self-contained cottage overlooking the surrounding rolling hills. It features all the comforts of home with the acclaimed Bistro Molines just a stroll up the hill. Wake up to the sounds of the local birdlife and a fresh breakfast provided for a leisurely morning – bacon, eggs (from the property’s chickens), local breads, juices and fruit from the nearby orchard.

749 Mount View Road, Mount View

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Travelling with kids? Not only is the Mercure Resort smack bang in the middle of Pokolbin and myriad wineries, it’s also a stone’s throw away from the fun Hunter Valley Gardens, which is home to putt-putt golf and aqua golf. With tennis courts, a swimming pool, sauna, spa and other family-friendly facilities, the resort proves a winner for all kinds of visitors.

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin

Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

If interior design floats your boat, book a night or two at the newly refurbished Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. It’s been brought back to its former colonial glory with on-point interiors, stylish rooms, manicured gardens and three restaurants within the hotel estate. There’s one word to describe this property – special. Treat yourself.

336 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin


Scarborough Cottage

Privately nestled within 'The Cottage' vineyard, we've recently opened our Scarborough Cottage to guests. With two bedrooms, a country charm and idyllic views, it's the ideal place to relax and enjoy the best of the Hunter Valley. 

1401 Wine Country Drive, Rothbury



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Top 10 Places to Stay in the Hunter Valley