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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid $380 per night for a 2 bedroom "villa" more like cabin in the woods. No privacy in the rooms as the walls didn't fully close. We walked in and the place stunk of mothballs. There was a wasp in the room that we had to kill ourselves. Towels were dirty and stunk of mothballs. Long life milk in the... More 

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1 Thank Chere T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived to the place we were expecting to see all the facilities listed on the website.. such as a playground, inflatable dome, a maze, pool , spa.. but we only found run down play equipment located in the middle of some bush.. a pool which was filthy and a spa that didn't work.. When entering into our 'villa'... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No manager or staff on site. Rubbish everywhere. No shower pressure. No good at all. The photos on the website do not reflect reality. We couldn't wait to escape! Save yourself the money and stay in a hostel.

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1 Thank Haramak
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I would have given a negative star if there is one. Definitely not worth the premium price that we paid for. The property is run down, cafe is never open, the facilities which are publicized on the website are not in sight. Spiders and insects are found on bed and pillows. Every morning, my boy has new insect bites.

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1 Thank Cute_xiaotou
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I wish I could give this place a 0 rating. DO NOT STAY HERE! My friend and I booked in to stay for a one night stay over a weekend in June. When looking at their website, the retreat looks beautiful. However, when we arrived the entire place looked like it was about to collapse and was filthy. The room... More 

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1 Thank Julia F
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

The room was everything we wanted, a little kitchenette, a big bed, clean, very cottage kind of feel, however, the resort advertised many activities on their website that was not offered. The pool and spa was green and completely unusable, wifi was free but very unreliable, the property was run down, my boyfriend and I were relying on the bike... More 

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We booked very last minute for the long weekend. Not worth the money. After being out all day you would expect the basics to work. No outdoor lighting. TV and DVD not working. Don't stay here. Cafe wasn't open and no sign of a manager onsite. While there were basic tea and coffee provisions, there was no milk which was... More 

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2 Thank Therese C
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

This place doesn't look like the website at all. For the money paid, nearly $600 for 1 night for a 2 bedroom I expected a lot more. The pool and spa are not in use. No privacy in a 2 bedroom cabin where the bedroom walls don't meet the ceiling. Great views but a bunch of dead insects on the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

For the amount of money spent NZD $270 per night, this place was terrible. Very run down and not clean. Their website is very misleading, the pool and spa were not functioning, in fact the spa had dead frogs in the bottom! It looks like they have done absolutely no maintenance on the place for quite some time. Very disappointing.

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3 Thank Ange C
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Reviewed 8 April 2012 via mobile

Poor value for money - I paid nearly $800 for 2 nights for my partner and parents to stay in a 2 bed 'villa' for 2 nights. The villas are more like cabins and have no privacy at all - the walls separating the rooms don't even go all the way to the ceiling. It feels like one big dorm... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vineyard Hill is among the first bed and breakfast provider in Lovedale for over 27 years. Centrally located in the Hunter Valley, we are just 5 minutes from quality cafés, restaurants and cellar doors in Pokolbin and Lovedale. Guests can enjoy the panorama view at the heart of Hunter Valley. Our affordable accommodation is self contained and is suitable for groups or couples. We have a total of eight villas of one and two bedrooms, designed and built by well known architect Ken Mahar, current professor of UNSW, who has been awarded by the Australian Institute of Architecture's highest accolade, the AIA Gold Medal. Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley is just a short stroll or a 5 iron away. Cypress Lakes Resort and The Vintage are also close by for golfers. Stay and relax with your friends and family in our villa accommodation. Ideal for that special get-together, we can accommodate up to 36 guests in comfort. Our barbecue area has seating for 36 people with lighting and power for music. Please call us if you would like a quote to book all villas for a large group. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vineyard Hill Resort

Address: 37 Richardson Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Lovedale
Price Range: $155 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vineyard Hill Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Vineyard Hill Resort Greater Newcastle/Lovedale, Australia
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“Maybe it's better when the owners are there, ask ahead”
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