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Sydney Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Having tried to booked into sebel kirkton park and having no luck. I came across this magnificent accommodation whilst googling. Thank God i did. This place is heaven. Beautiful accommodation and if you like a 4 bedroom cottage as well. Breakfast is to die for and the hospitality of the hosts is second to none. Peter the Owner is most...

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 27 February 2013

A home away from home. Our hosts were incredibly welcoming, and Peter especially entertained us with his anecdotes and ridiculous sense of humour. Carol prepared scrumptious snacks and meals for us every day, so that when it came time to leave, we were hard pressed to go.

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Thank Greg S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2013

My Wife and I spent four nights at this wonderful establishment last week and felt totally spoilt by the owners Peter and Carol. The rooms were very comfortable and beautifully decorated and upon our return each afternoon we were pampered with special treats, which included wine and cheese, as well as freshly baked chocolate brownies and cup cakes. Breakfast was...

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Thank William4599
Reviewed 3 February 2013

My husband and I were in the Hunter Valley for a wedding and were looking for an intimate and stylish stay, close to both the venue and the vineyards - Thistle Hill was the perfect choice! From the gorgeous grounds, to the rooms, gourmet breakfast, lovely 'extras' (cheese platter on arrival; brownies for afternoon tea!) and the wonderfully warm hosts...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I was not surprised to find our hosts were South African. Thistle Hill reminded us of the high standard and excellent service we had in Guest Houses in and around Cape Town. The property has been lovingly decorated and the attention to detail is impeccable. Carol's restaurant recommendations were fantastic (Botanica nextdoor is beautiful) and she happily booked tables for...

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Thank RuthLDN
Sydney
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We have stayed at Thistle Hill before and chose to come back here to share with friends from overseas. This time we were in the cottage. It is superb. It is private and relaxed and the quality is above 5 stars. We still opted to have breakfast in the guest lounge because this is out of this world - a...

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Thank socdev25
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2013

My partner and I visited Thistle Hill in the Hunter Valley over Christans and New Year - December 2012. It was so relaxing, beautifully decorated and picture perfect! Peter and Carol were incredible hosts in making sure you have everything you need. They were great to chat to and gave the best tips on where to go and what to...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Rated the top property in Pokolbin, Thistle Hill is a wonderful place to chill, unwind in the midst of a very tastefully constructed homestead surrounded by quiet gardens bursting with flowers, greenery and serenity. Minutes away from the region's best wineries, it is extremely well located. The owners - a South African couple; Peter and Carol, know where to send...

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Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2013

In October of last year my wife and I with my sister from Sydney had the greatest pleasure to have two wonderful relaxing days at this guest house. The comfortable room, Carol, our very gracious and helpful host and the scenic surrounds of the gardens and kangaroos could not have been any more typical of Australian hospitality. Not to mention...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We recently stayed for a weekend as a group of 10 family and friends in the Guesthouse. This place is amazing! Tripadvisor is my "travel bible", and it certainly did not let me down here.The rooms, grounds and hosts Carol and Peter and all fabulous. Everyone was made feel so welcome and they go above and beyond expectations to accommodate...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Thistle Hill Guest House

Address: 591 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Price Range: $241 - $404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Hill Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Thistle Hill Guest House Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
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“Corner suites are sunnier”
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 of 5 bubbles mumbles10, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a more private room if available”
 of 5 bubbles anniekins100, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottage was fabulous!”
 of 5 bubbles Shortts_12, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stop off at the smelly cheese shop before you arrive as donna has some amazing wine and great near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles davidyoung363, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wifi not the best.”
 of 5 bubbles kringva, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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