Have you ever wanted to explore the beautiful Hunter Valley region?

While there’s lots to see, Pokolbin is the popular area with plenty of accommodation options.

It’s only a 2 hour drive north of Sydney.

Filled with endless mountains, attractions, and vineyards, Pokolbin has something for everyone.

If you’re looking for the most relaxing rooms, here are the best luxury hotels in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley.

1. Spicers Guesthouse

This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of Hunter Valley.

On arrival, you’ll find modern elegance and pure luxury.

With 35 years of experience looking after guests, you’ll be in good hands throughout your stay.

It has 49 guest rooms that overlook surrounding mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards.

With such beautiful scenery, Spicer Guesthouse is a popular wedding venue.

For dining, their éRemo Restaurant uses local produce to create one-of-a-kind dishes.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Double room
  • Address: 57 Ekerts Road, Pokolbin, Australia

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2. The Carriages Boutique Hotel and Vineyard

This boutique hotel has 10 rooms located on an award-winning vineyard.

In the surroundings, you can jump in their salt-water pool or explore their gardens.

They even produce a small volume of premium wine for their guests to enjoy.

Book the 2 bedroom villa if you’re visiting with friends.

But for a romantic weekend, check out the Deluxe suite with spa bath.

With nearby restaurants, a chocolate shop, café, and markets, guests can explore at their pleasure.

For a delicious meal, check out Restaurant Circa 1876, just a 2 minute drive up the road.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Best Rooms: 2 bedroom villa
  • Address: The Carriages 112 Halls Road, Pokolbin, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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3. H Boutique Hotel

The H boutique hotel is one of the most eco-friendly places to stay in the Hunter Valley.

But you’ll still find amazing contemporary decor and traditional elements.

Their outstanding service and location make the H boutique hotel very popular.

It’s in a picturesque secluded area, yet still just a 5 minute drive to the Hunter Valley Village Centre.

Ideal for couples, you can book romantic packages that include wine and cheese platters.

Or, top it off with a picnic lunch with views of the mountains.

They have a several room types to choose from, but we recommend their one-bedroom villa.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom villa
  • Address: 770 McDonalds Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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4. Hermitage Lodge

This boutique hotel is surrounded by 20-hectares of beautiful green land.

Guests have a variety of rooms to choose from, but we recommend the Lodge Room.

The Lodge Room offers a walk-in shower, open-plan design, and LCD television.

Their Il Caccisatore restaurant is perfect to enjoy high-quality food in a relaxed atmosphere.

With their very own on-site vineyard, guests can feel part of the region’s winemaking history.

If you’re organizing an event, Hermitage Lodge has the venue and facilities for 10-20 people.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Lodge room
  • Address: 609 McDonalds Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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5. Spicers Vineyards Estate

Spicers Vineyard Estate is renowned for being the perfect destination for romance.

Along with Spicers Guesthouse, they’re one of the most highly rated 5-star hotels in the region.

With only 12 luxury boutique suites, they do get booked out quickly.

Ideal for couples, each suite has its own fireplace and spa bath.

But if you’re visiting with a large group, there is a four-bedroom cottage.

We recommend their restaurant Botanica, known for its innovative and delicious cuisine.

For relaxation, their Spa has two treatment rooms offering luxurious experiences including hot stone massages.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: King room with spa bath
  • Address: 555 Hermitage Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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6. The Convent Hunter Valley Hotel

With 19 intimate guestrooms and suites to choose from, The Convent is the ideal hotel for couples.

Try booking the Premier rooms if available, since its the most spacious.

Try fine dining at ‘Circa 1876’ restaurant.

They serve some of the best international cuisines using local ingredients.

Or for something more casual, check out restaurant Eighty Eight where they also have high tea.

You can also enjoy wine tasting at Pepper Tree Winery, located on the estate.

Staff are always onsite to help you arrange the most romantic stay.

Whether it be helicopter flights, picnics, or simple room serve, the Covent will certaily deliver.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier room
  • Address: 88 Halls Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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7. Grand Mercure The Vintage

Grand Mercure The Vintage is located closer to Rothbury but still part of the Pokolbin action.

They offer twelve 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, ideal for families.

Each apartment has a spacious layout, fully equipped kitchen, gas fire and private balcony.

Onsite there’s a stunning 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course.

For a delicious meal, we recommend the nearby ‘Legends Bar & Grill’ restaurant.

Just down the road, you’ll find the popular Hunter Valley Gardens

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom apartment
  • Address: Vintage Dr., 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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8. voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter Valley

This beautiful hotel overlooks the picturesque countryside of Hunter Valley.

They offer a range of rooms and suites, but we recommend the Signature suite.

For lunch, make sure you try their High Tea at the Conservatory, available daily.

At night, dine at their signature restaurant ‘Locavore’, which celebrates Hunter Valley’s incredible local produce.

Enjoy the spacious green grounds, manicured gardens, or relax by the indoor pool.

With plenty of facilities and venues, voco™ Kirkton Park is the perfect place to celebrate your next event.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Signature suite
  • Address: 336 Oakey Creek Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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9. Pokolbin Village

Pokolbin Village is one of the more affordable hotels in Hunter Valley while still offering luxuries.

It has a village atmosphere, ready to invite couples, families, and groups.

They have cozy studios for couples and even an 8-bedroom house for big parties.

What makes Pokolbin Village more appealing is the convenient access to various shops on the boardwalk.

You’ll find local speciality shops, including homewares, cheese, chocolate, bakery, and a bottle shop.

For a delicious lunch or dinner, we recommend trying the nearby Blaxland Inn.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 4 star
  • Best Rooms: Three-bedroom villa
  • Address: 2188 Broke Road, 2330 Pokolbin, Australia

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10. Estate Tuscany

This Tuscan-style accommodation provides guests with true serenity.

Close to the foothills of the Brokenback ranges, you’ll have amazing views of vineyards.

38 guest rooms look onto uninterrupted mountains and 26 acres of beautiful countryside.

All rooms have facilities including WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee makers.

For a fine dining experience, we recommend their signature restaurant ‘The Mill’. 

With stunning spaces, quality catering and incredible staff, Estate Tuscany is perfect for any occasion.

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Vineyard view – deluxe queen room
  • Address: Cnr Hermitage Rd & Miseltoe Lane, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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11. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Crowne Plaza is one of the best resorts if you want to enjoy more activities on site.

There are a range of rooms, suitable for both couples and families.

But its their facilities that really attract most visitors.

Kids will love the water park, arcade, and quirky train rides.

While adults can enjoy the golf course, Ubika Spa, and brewery tours.

For dining, we recommend trying the Redsalt Restaurant for a sophisticated dining experience.

But for something more casual, eat at the Lovedale Bistro

  • Guest Rating: 8.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Two-bedroom villa
  • Address: 430 Wine Country Drive, 2325 Lovedale, Australia

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12. Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation

Harrigan’s offers high quality, family-friendly accommodation in the heart of Hunter Valley.

It is within walking distance to the Hunter Valley Gardens and Village Centre.

They offer a range of rooms, apartments and suites, many of which offer beautiful views of the vineyards.

To enjoy a touch of elegance, we recommend their Premier suite.

For food, the Terrace Kitchen offers burgers and pizza in a heated alfresco dining area.

With a sports bar and live music often playing, Harrigan’s is a fun place to stay for a few drinks.

  • Guest Rating: 8.0
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier suite
  • Address: 2090 Broke Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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13. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Mercure Resort offers luxury 4-star hotels also close to the Hunter Valley Gardens.

Their 72 rooms and suites open onto either a private balcony or courtyard.

So you can easily walk to the outdoor pool from your room.

Inside, they all have air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.

At night, their restaurant ‘éléments’ combines natural resources to create a fine dining experience.

If that’s not quite your taste, across Macdonald Road is Roche Estate where there are a few shops.

Oishii Japanese and Thai Restaurant is the most popular.

  • Guest Rating: 7.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe king room
  • Address: Cnr Broke and Macdonald Road, 2320 Pokolbin, Australia

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FAQs

What’s the best luxury hotel in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley for couples?


Spicers Vineyards Estate is the best hotel for a romantic weekend.
 
Enjoy the private spa baths in their luxury rooms.
 
Being a 5-star estate, you’ll have the very best service in a very intimate setting.

What’s the best luxury hotel in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley for families?


Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is the best resort for families.
 
They have 3-bedroom villas, enough space for everyone.

More importantly, kids will love all the activities onsite, especially the waterpark.

What’s the best luxury hotel in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley for wine tasting?


With its very own vineyard, Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard is perfect for wine lovers.
 
They produce 500 cases each year, which can be enjoyed in their restaurant.
 
For those that are interested, guests can even take a tour of their beautiful vineyard.

What’s the best luxury hotel in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley for golfers?


Grand Mercure The Vintage is a short walk away from a stunning 18-hole championship golf course.
 
Famously designed by Greg Norman, this course is perfect for any golf enthusiast.

Alternatively, there’s also a golf course at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

Summary

Pokolbin HotelsBest Rooms
Spicers GuesthouseDouble room
The Carriages Boutique Hotel & Vineyard2 bedroom villa
H Boutique HotelOne-bedroom villa
Hermitage LodgeLodge room
Spicers Vineyards EstateKing room with spa bath
The Convent Hunter Valley HotelPremier room
Grand Mercure The VintageTwo-bedroom apartment
voco™ Kirkton Park Hunter ValleySignature suite
Pokolbin VillageThree-bedroom villa
Estate TuscanyVineyard view – deluxe queen room
Crowne Plaza Hunter ValleyTwo-bedroom villa
Harrigan’s Irish Pub & AccommodationPremium suite
Mercure Resort Hunter Valley GardensDeluxe king room
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