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Hunter River Retreat

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Shelly Beach, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent location, only a short trip from Sydney. Very tidy, quiet and very relaxing. Loved sitting in the hot tub on the deck. It was our second time here and we will certainly be back again in future.

Thank anonymou5e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Rockhouse cottage to attend a wedding, there were 5 adults, 1 toddler and 1 infant. There was plenty of room, we spent a lot of time sitting outside taking in the beautiful view. The toddler loved exploring and meeting the local horse. The customer service was A+ from the time of booking through to the after service...

Thank Kylie L
Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Kylie, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Ironbark Lodge, Bluegum Cottage and Cedar Cottage for a family get together and everyone really enjoyed our stay. Cottages are well appointed and private. Good views and lots of birdlife and a very friendly horse which the children enjoyed feeding and patting.

Thank MaggieMay0505
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Fantastic little guest house - we booked for 4 and it was perfect. Rustic and homely with plenty of room and gorgeous surroundings. The hot tub was a lovely added bonus and went down a treat with everyone. Hope to return as we enjoyed it so much.

Thank warwagon86
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Me and three friends stayed in the Bluegum Cottage recently for a concert at Hope Estate. Upon arrival, there was a personalised note attached to a bottle of local red, the air-con had been switched on (it was 36 degrees outside) and the hot-tub was bubbling away. The cottage was perfectly presented and Ted came by shortly after our check-in...

Thank Viv P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our family gathered for three nights from inner city Sydney and Perth for a nearby wedding and stayed in the Ironbark Cottage. The bedrooms were comfortable, though the thin partition between two of them was the topic of some hilarity on the Sunday morning. The kitchen was large enought to accomodate all the chefs simultaneously while keeping an eye on...

Thank Ian C
Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Glad to hear that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us and also had a few laughs! Sorry about the cookware , we've replaced it ..... hopefully the next guests will be more gentle. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Ted & Barbara

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed over New years eve for three nights as we had a wedding close by on New Years Eve. The house was in great condition, with a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. The pool kept us cool in the heat. This was the third time i had stayed at Hunter River retreat, each time getting better...

Thank KaylaOLeary89
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the olive cottage for our 3rd wedding anniversary. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful Australian bush which made it quiet and private. We had a gorgeous view of farms and a mountain range. We were kindly visited by one of horses at our cottage. It was a perfect get away from our busy city...

Thank Louise S
Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Louise, Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband again in the future......maybe next time you need a break from the city!

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Was an absolutely wonderful weekend filled with fun, was a very comfortable stay....until about 30 minutes after we left the property to head home feeling refreshed when one of my family members ie the birthday girl, got a call accusing us of stealing 4 towels and 2 bath mats, stating we had to pay for them. turns out they didn't...

Thank Steven H
Ted W, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

We were glad to read that you all enjoyed your stay with us, but we are very disappointed with your 1/5 rating as it does not reflect an enjoyable stay. Our cottages are always checked after guests leave. Ironbark Lodge and Rockhouse ,that you stayed in, were left very neat and tidy but we could not find several towels and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I booked the retreat for our group. The owners were very informative in the days and weeks preceding our stay. Upon arriving at the Hunter River Retreat, we were pleasantly surprised - it is lovely and quiet area and the cottages are very clean and tidy. The pool and hot tubs are great - there is one in each cottage...

Thank Naomi P

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you're looking for true Australiana with iron roof and cedar cabins ,bush BBQs and all totally self contained this is it.All cabins are totally isolated from each other, so no neighbours. Hunter River Retreat has 5 self-contained mountainside spa cottages with breathtaking views over looking the valley and Hunter River. We have one 2 people Cottage with Spa Bath, three larger cabins with JACUZZIS that sleep up to 6 people and the Ironbark Lodge the main house, which also has a jacuzzi, that will sleep up to 10 people. Each cottage has its own spa, air-conditioned, wood fires , large verandahs, BBQs and linen provided.We have a tennis court,swimming pool,fishing in the Hunter River and bushwalking on the 110 acres.Full Day Bus Winery Tours can also be organized that pick up from The Retreat - you can taste and not worry about driving . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hunter River Retreat

Address: 1090 Maitland Vale Rd | Rosebrook, Rosebrook, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Maitland > Rosebrook
Price Range: ₹ 120 - ₹ 600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Bring your swimmers”
warwagon86, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Reccomend the Rockhouse!”
, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Excellent for everyone.”
lindys508, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All of the cottages are the same , just depends on # of guests!”
Frank_Juvy, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Quiet and peaceful with nice view to Rutherford. Bird life is lovely”
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lorrainec678, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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