Hermitage Lodge

Hermitage Lodge

609 McDonalds Rd corner of Gillards Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#2 of 5 guest houses in Pokolbin
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The award winning Hermitage Lodge is nestled on 25 acres in the heart of the vineyards of the Hunter valley, and is within walking distance of many of the areas popular wineries and tourist attractions. Guests can enjoy the on-site pool, lush gardens, and shiraz vineyard. The new Pescara restaurant on site offers a dining experience for guests. Ideal for couples or groups looking for a quaint, relaxing getaway in Wine Country.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English
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Colin B wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly service, easy booking direct with Hermitage Lodge, great location to all the wineries and eateries in the area, very clean, nice and quiet with parking outside your door and excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very clean accommodation and excellent value for money.
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Helen H wrote a review Jul 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing accommodation, especially for the price. We were in a Vineyard Studio, which was billed as compact but in fact there was a large bathroom, dining room table, lounge area, super comfy King bed and good sized deck overlooking the vineyards. A toaster, kettle, fridge and even plunger coffee meant we enjoyed a relaxing hassle free stay. On site Italian restaurant was slightly less amazing but very useful(great starters, desserts and wine but very greasy overpriced pasta). Excellent location enabled us to walk to several nearby wineries and not need the car to get around.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ginny F wrote a review Jul 2020
Wahroonga, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This week we spent two nights at Hermitage Lodge celebrating our son's 21st birthday.

The lodge is centrally located and very well priced meaning staying two nights and paying for two rooms wasn't a problem. From check in to check out, the staff were friendly and helpful.

The rooms are spacious, ours had spa baths . The continental breakfast was generous and made up of quality ingredients. The thick and luscious vanilla yoghurt with fruit coulis was a particular favourite. There was also muesli, English muffins, coffee and juice. The jams and dairy were all Australian brands.

The bed was comfy and there is a reasonably priced mini bar. Ice is available from the restaurant.

Having Il Cacciatore on site meant no need to go in search of dinner as we ate in one night and had take away in our rooms the next.

Our room was missing a clock radio so hubby pointed out.

Highly recommend Hermitage Lodge and will definitely stay there next time we venture to the Hunter Valley.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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davenstacey wrote a review Mar 2020
Warners Bay, Australia
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a night in the Bimbadgen Studio, we found it to be a lovely relaxing space, with everything we could have needed, it’s definitely a four star property. A super central location with a great Italian restaurant on site. For those inclined the restaurant offers a $30 ‘Italian Bottomless’ Brunch & Bubbles is a great option to start the day. It’s a bottomless drinks from 0930 to 1145. Then head out for a tour of the wineries! And btw, the breakfast is awesome, not your average fare.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dj_travelfreak wrote a review Dec 2021
Sydney, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are visiting Hunter Valley, please AVOID HERMITAGE LODGE for the following reasons:
We went for a great holiday getaway and only because the stay wasn't up to the mark compared to the high price we paid, it was not a great holiday.
1) The booking includes continental breakfast (which is a big letdown, granola was off), there was a discrepancy of information as we were not told that ordering a fresh breakfast is paid.
2) The AC wasn't working and nothing was done to fix it, when I reported it, they refused to accept
3) Smart TV doesn't work in all the rooms, again the property refused to accept it
4) Ants all around the balcony
This accommodation for a studio is not even worth 100$ of your money and time. The staff is so unprofessional that they don't accept their mistakes.
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Date of stay: November 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Noreen Gottaas, Owner at Hermitage Lodge
Responded 9 Dec 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You booked your accommodation through a third party website. More often than not guests who choose to book on third party website don't take the time to read all the information provided, or the third party chooses not to display all the information provided by the hotel. We are very diligent to provide accurate information to all third party sites. The information on the breakfast is listed a number of times, the contents of the breakfast is also listed on the website you booked through. The cooked breakfast form lists the price as does the information on the third party website however as you didn't fill out a breakfast form, you just phoned down your order, you may have missed this information. I'm not sure what hotel would cook a room service hot breakfast for free. There was absolutely NO discrepancy in any of the breakfast information. You had trouble with your TV and air conditioner because there was an ‘emergency service power outage’ for 4 hours on Saturday afternoon and evening which affected 100 properties, totally out of our control. Often when Ausgrid turns the electricity back on, many electrical appliances need reprogramming. I believe a manager came to your room when the air conditioner was not working and when you said you were cold, you were provided with a heater. The air conditioner was reprogrammed the next day. With regards to the SMART TV's, they are all new and all work when the power is on however if you are not familiar with SMART TVS and decide to press a whole bunch of buttons then this too needs to be reprogrammed. I don't believe you asked for any assistance with your TV. With regards to the ants on the balcony, we are in a regional area and we do have ants as well as birds, kangaroos and lizards, we can work on controlling the ants if they are inside however the ants outside are the least of our worries. If find your comments regarding the unprofessional staff highly offensive. At the end of the day maybe this hotel wasn't for you.
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Sutini J wrote a review Jan 2021
Maroubra, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very impressed with their outstanding custom service from checked in staff to house keeping and not to mentioned how friendly the staffs on the I was checked out, super clean for some one a super clean freak like me, spacious room where you can’t find any other places nearby with the price they offer (I’ve been travelling since I was 17 yo and always like to have big room that I can breathe without feeling like stuck in a cubicle), stunning view at the verandah that make you feel so relax yet amazed the way they designed the landscape, beautiful restaurant onsite with 5stars customer service and excellent foods. Please take your time to see my pics and video before you decide to other places, it’s highly recommended place to visit. I would definitely give 10stars if trip advisor has it as Hermitage Logde deserves it and definitely going back!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Quest603541 wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here mid week in the spa loft room. Spa was big enough for two and water lovely and hot . Facilities very clean but older. Bed was king size and very comfortable! The cooked breakfast absolutely worth the $ 20 !!! Had dinner in the restaurant and was not disappointed!!! Absolutely delicious !!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hanafi F wrote a review Mar 2020
Eltham, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at the Hermitage Lodge for a couple of nights. There are a range of rooms and suites. We stayed in one of the studios with a king bed and were entirely satisfied with our choice. The biggest surprise was the restaurant next door which turned out to be great! I have written a separate review of it (Il Cacciatore), and Italian restaurant that was voted among the top two in Australia.
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, giving us useful advice on good cellar doors to visit, as well as noting other things to do and see.
The room was generous in size, and comfortable for (we had a king bed). We enjoyed sitting out on the (private) deck for a leisurely breakfast overlooking the vineyard. Perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: View of the vineyard
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Kenjm4150 wrote a review Sept 2020
Warners Bay, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in a Vineyard Suite, fantastic. The rooms in our suite were spotless, clean and tidy without a spec of dust or dirt anywhere. The gas fire was great on a dull wet day, a joy to site and read in front of after a morning visiting the sites around Pokolbin. The bed and pillows were very comfortable contributing to a great nights sleep. The continental breakfast provided was 10 out of 10, muesli, fruit juice, yogurt, English muffins and condiments. All top shelf!!! Had a great dinner in the restaurant, the food service and ambiance as good as you will find anywhere. The front office, and restaurant staff were great. We only travelled up from Lake Macquarie for a short break, one does not have to travel anywhere further for a great time, right on our doorstep.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you can go for the suite. Call the place direct for a better deal.
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Varun B wrote a review Jun 2020
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend the premier suite for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The split level suite has a lovely 'fireplace' heater downstairs which creates a perfect ambiance. But the show stopper is the outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the vineyard on the first floor.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Answer from Mark G
Huddersfield, United Kingdom306 contributions157 helpful votes
Winery over road but to get to nice quaint independent ones bikes or car. Restaurant at hermitage is excellent italian but book online before as it gets busy. Superior rooms have kitchen and jacuzzi!
DavidEHewitt asked a question May 2017
London, United Kingdom106 contributions43 helpful votes
What time is breakfast served from on Weekdays and Weekends?
Answer from dreammaker007
1 contribution
Thank you for your question. The restaurant is not open for breakfast. Our accommodation provides a continental breakfast which is stocked in the room (delicious yogurt, homemade muesli, english muffins, juice and a selection of teas and coffees). All rooms have tables and chairs on their decks which overlook our vineyard.
Max W wrote a tip Feb 2024
Poole, United Kingdom87 contributions111 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here"
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Stroud50 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Stroud, Australia37 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking. There is a pool, and the Pescara Italian restaurant is on site."
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franki242 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to stay a few days to relax and soak up the atmosphere."
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Colin B wrote a tip Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia8 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very clean accommodation and excellent value for money."
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4tbags wrote a tip Mar 2023
New South Wales, Australia238 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was called First Creek and parking like all the other rooms was right in front and directly opposite of the pool. The room was quiet with very little to no road. "
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PRICE RANGE
₹9,688 - ₹13,529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hermitage hotel pokolbin
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermitage Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hermitage Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sutton Estate - Hunter Valley (3.1 km), Hunter Valley Wildlife Park (6.0 km), and Saddlers Creek Wines (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hermitage Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hermitage Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hermitage Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hermitage Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hermitage Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, EXP. restaurant, and Yellow Billy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hermitage Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hermitage Lodge?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hermitage Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (13.7 km).
Is Hermitage Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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