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The Convent Hunter Valley Resort

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Last weekend we booked out the hotel for a wedding. The booking was made 14 months ago. My wife and I have stayed here twice before and love the place and our recent stay was for four nights. Not only is it in a sublime setting with beautiful grounds, but it is such a perfect place to sit back and...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mark D, Warm greetings from Pokolbin and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent experience at The Convent, Hunter Valley. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay, and thank you for your continued patronage. I appreciate your kinds words about the team and the property as a whole....

Avoca, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We booked a "Premier Double Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace, Vineyard View"....supposedly one of the better rooms. On arrival, we could not check in immediately as we were a bit early, which was fine. We were advised of the room...and were totally stunned as to the location of it. On the ground floor, under the stairs, looking onto the car...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mark K, Warm greetings from the Hunter Valley and thank you for providing your feedback following your recent stay with us. Thank you for your kind words about Sarah. I am glad that she was able to assist you in finding a suitable room for your stay. Thank you also for your feedback regarding your breakfast experience. This feedback...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The moment that our rental car turned off Halls Road and onto the driveway leading into The Convent Hunter Valley, my heart skipped a beat. What was in front of me was absolutely beautiful; a long stretch of driveway perfectly lined with tall, lush green trees and at the end of it stood a majestic Victorian-style manor house. Built in...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear DolceBunnie, Warm greetings from the Hunter Valley. I appreciate the time you have taken to provide your feedback following your stay with us. Thank you for leaving such a detailed description of the hotel. I do hope that every guest who stays can see the beauty of the property as you have captured in your comments. We look forward...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Booked a high tea at the restaurant that was $42.00 for a basic one without wine. I thought this was a little high in price but knew the venue was lovely. When we went to pay were told the price was $65.00 now and they also no longer subscribe to the entertainment gold card since new owners took over 2...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear ruthf298, Warm greetings from the Hunter Valley and thank you for providing your feedback following your recent experience with us. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. Our high tea menu has recently been reviewed and attention has been paid to creating a high tea experience, including new and more menu items, seasonal variations and...

Woongarrah NSW
Reviewed 5 October 2016

With lovely old style hotel is small with only about 16 rooms it is like steeping back in time. Very clean and well looked after and so are you from the minute you walk in you are seen to with a person checkin you are even taken to your room. Breakfast was included in our deal and it was a...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kezzbert, Warm greetings from the Hunter Valley and thank you for providing your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your anniversary with us. Thank you for your kind words about our team. They do continue to strive to ensure every guest feels looked after and I am glad to read...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Driving up the dirt road, the building is a sight to behold. Phones are whipped out and snaps are taken before we even park the car. The order of the day is : breath the air, drink in the serenity... then keep sippin' the wine, in that order. The two hour drive is a wizz making the arrival at our...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear shasha b, Warm greetings from Pokolbin and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent experience at The Convent, Hunter Valley. Thank you for your complimentary comments about the property and your experience. At The Convent we do strive to follow our ethos of "paddock to plate" and it is great to hear that...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding at Peppers and Circa in September. While we absolutely love the place and have had awesome experiences there in the past, the new management falls short.. We were greeted with complete incompetence upon checking in to pur bridal suite. The concierge had no idea what he was doing and tried to place us in three different...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear Scott F, Warm greetings from the Hunter Valley. I appreciate the time you have taken to provide your feedback following your stay with us. I am disappointed to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. Your feedback has been taken on by our management team so that we will be better able to assist future guests. Thank...

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Peppers convent during my trip to the hunter valley in July. The location, was simply beautiful.. It was quite convenient, the parking was free, and right next to the hotel. My friend and I booked the Superior suite, the main disappointment was that all the rooms are pretty much the same so paying for a superior...

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Ralf B, General Manager at The Convent Hunter Valley Resort, responded to this review

Dear Nasreen N, Warm greetings from the Hunter Valley and thank you for providing your feedback following your recent stay with us. Thank you for your feedback regarding the rooms. Our rooms are reminiscent of the time when the building was built and I am sorry that you felt they were too small. I am glad to read that you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Still a nice place to stay and location,but rooms need a refresh. Breakfast was great. Need more day to day staff on duty. Guest shouldn't have to remind them or chase staff to get canapés and a drink when in the lounge area for a pre dinner drink. Need to lift their game on service. Overall I'll be back

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My partner and I stayed here as a getaway last week and were happy with the overall experience! Check in was quick and our room was located overlooking the beautiful fountain and garden out front. The room was clean and well decorated for the style of the architecture. The bathroom was a little outdated but still fit in with the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to the famous Wine Country and enjoy luxury boutique hotel accommodation at The Convent Hunter Valley. Just 2.5 hours drive from Sydney CBD, The Convent is nestled within one of Australia's premiere wine regions - Polkobin. Our unique location offers expansive acreage views of the glamorous boutique hotel - The Convent, Pepper Tree Winery and Circa 1876. All venues are located on the estate and surrounded by rich, produce filled kitchen gardens, creating a tranquil culinary treat pleasing to lovers of both food and wine. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a weekend with the girls or your mates, or a fun-filled family holiday, our intimate and boutique Hunter Valley hotel offers something for everyone. Unwind and enjoy renowned local wines at Pepper Tree Winery and share the passion for organic produce and farm to fork dining at our hatted restaurant at Circa 1876. Explore the Hunter Valleys with the whole family and sample the region's many attractions. With an onsite function room, a spectacular backdrop and a relaxing atmosphere, The Convent is the ideal venue for weddings, corporate events and celebrations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Convent Hunter Valley Resort

Address: 88 Halls Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia (Formerly Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: $245 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Convent Hunter Valley Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley Hotel Pokolbin
Peppers Convent Hunter Valley Pokolbin
The Convent Hunter Valley Resort Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
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#11 Luxury Hotel in Pokolbin
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“Ask for a room with a verandah that does not face car park”
 of 5 bubbles June1199, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't get room 2, right under the stairs.”
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“Bridal Suites were just amazing”
 of 5 bubbles KateMike123, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not ground floor or on kitchen side”
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“Rooms on the second floor have a very wide balcony”
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