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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Manzanilla for a long weekend. The location is beautiful and secluded, not another cabin in sight! We flew in to Cessnock Airport so did not have a car. The hosts, Dominic and Jane were absolutely fabulous, nothing was too much trouble. They transferred us to and from the airport and...

Thank Sandy T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Manzanilla Ridge whilst attending the Bruce Springsteen concert. It was the perfect weekend after a hectic start to the year. Dominic and Jane were the perfect hosts. A wealth of local knowledge and accommodating in every way but also in a way that you wouldn't know they were there. We felt like we were...

Thank Saints64_10
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We had a wonderful time at Manzanilla Ridge & Hunter Valley, the location was secluded but close to wineries and entertainment. The house was clean, well stocked( coffee machine, bread maker and breakfast hamper) and in a very quiet setting, perfect for a few days of relaxation. Great outdoor Jacuzzi perfect for an evening relaxing after a hard day touring...

Thank LLLS13
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2014

My wife and I spent a wonderful 3 days at Manzanilla. The location is idyllic, the cabins are private and well appointed. The cleaning inside was excellent, outside no so good, muddy footprints around the spa from previous guests. And at $350 per night I was disappointed to see the drawers in the bedside table were broken, the hairdryer was...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2013

When we first arrived Dominic was so welcoming and helpful, even arranging our wine-tasting tour for the next day! The cottage was magical, like our own little chalet, and the view from the spa was amazing. We especially enjoyed spotting the wildlife coming and going and being sung to each morning by the chorus of birds. We would definitely return...

Thank RhysWilliams84
Reviewed 7 December 2013

We loved everything about our trip to Manzanilla Ridge - from the hosts to the food, from the cabin to the kangaroos that greeted us each morning. Just minutes away from amazing wineries, and great vistas. Manzanilla Ridge is not only a country escape, but a perfect spot to unwind in the lap of luxury. Looking at the stars from...

Thank idigit
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just got back from three nights at manzanilla ridge. We had a lovely stay and came home relaxed and ready to head into the onslaught of the Christmas period. We took our ten week old baby which worked out to be fine. We stayed in the maracas cottage which had plenty of room for the three...

Thank ladybeetles
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2013

My partner and I stayed here for three great nights. The cottage we were in was stunning and exactly what we were looking for. Anytime we thought of something we needed it was there. The setting is peaceful and absolutely stunning. Dominic and Jane are fantastic hosts and we were treated very, very well. The hot tub is awesome to...

Thank Michael H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2013

My fiancé and I stayed at Manzanilla Ridge for a much needed relaxing break. When we arrived and pulled up to the front of our cottage we were so impressed, it was even better in person than in the photos we had seen - the accommodation was absolutely beautiful and the surroundings were so peaceful. Two nights was just not...

Thank Kirsti E
Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed here in early November. Very friendly hosts- very accommodating. Great location for exploring. Fantastic setting (stayed in Salcombe cottage)- lots of wildlife, very secluded. Good breakfast and plenty of stuff in the cottages if the weather is hit and miss. Only downside is the price is a little steeper than other places around but overall definitely worth the money.

Thank David B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
These rustic cedar cottages all with outdoor heated spas sunken into the deck have maximized the privacy and seclusion of the 52 acre property in the Hunter Valley. The cottages all have Oregon beams & rafters, Cathedral ceilings and wooden floorboards. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cook top, dishwasher, breadmaker with provisions to bake your own bread and even a pod coffee machine. A breakfast hamper is supplied of locally smoked bacon, farm fresh eggs, tomatoes, milk, juice, bread, butter and a selection of cereals. The cottage has coffee, tea and a choice of herbal teas too.Sit back in the lounge watching the flames dance in the wood fire combustion heater while listening to your choice of music from the Bluetooth speaker system. All the decks have the gas barbecue and covered sitting area. Sit back with a glass of Hunter's best wine in the bubbling hot water of your private spa, the best place to star gaze or kangaroo spot. Lovedale, home to the famous Lovedale Long Lunch is filled with excellent restaurants and wineries. The bedrooms all have reverse cycle air-conditioners and all linen and towels are supplied. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manzanilla Ridge

Address: 442 Talga Rd, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Rothbury
Price Range: $265 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Manzanilla Ridge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“cottages are spaced enough that you shouldn't be disturbed by anyone”
 of 5 bubbles K9615NJmelissag, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“In the Hunter Valley in Lovedale region, close to vineyards”
 of 5 bubbles 127terryg, 7 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the middle lodge and did not have any problems, however there is another lodge further down the trail so there is a possiblity of people driving past your accommodation - spa is on road side of cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles sammcampbell, 6 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in Maracas but all are secluded, peaceful and private.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveS731, 27 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We were in one of the smaller cottages, this would have easily catered for two couples. Only stayed four night, really to immerse yourself in the surroundings a week stay would be better.”
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 of 5 bubbles RhysWilliams84, 17 Dec 2013 | Read review
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