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Hermitage Lodge


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Thanks for a Wonderfuly Stay

Hi Mark and Noreen,

I just wanted to send a note to let you know how much I enjoy staying at the Hermitage when I am in Pokolbin on Tulloch business - I love the quaint feel of the place, and it's just the right small size for me. Thanks also Mark for allowing me to extend my stay through last night - the Brokenwood suite is lovely.

Until next time, 

best regards,   


Review by Anne (08-Nov-2013)

A great base for a weekend in the Hunter Valley

Have just enjoyed a three night break in the Hunter Valley, staying at Hermitage Lodge. The accommodation met expectations with a lovely outlook from the balcony; a great way to end the day watching the sunset and enjoy a glass or two of local purchases. The breakfast provisions supplied were a welcome addition and were plentiful and delicious. The on-site restaurant was amazing... we chose to order from the 'take away' menu and eat in the room for a little more causal evening. The owners and all the team were very welcoming, and offered some great suggestions and recommendations. Good central location to be based for a weekend of exploring the Hunter. Constable Estate just a minute or two up Gillards Rd was a great cellar door experience nearby. A great location for a great weekend; will certainly be back again in future.

Review by rn82_aus (25-Oct-2013)

A relaxing stay

Hermitage Lodge is a lovely hotel. We stayed in studio room overlooking the vineyards which was spacious and stylish. The make-your-own breakfast on the balcony was a real treat. The staff were very obliging, and having an awarded restaurant on site was an added bonus. Good value for money and highly recommended!

Review by Jam359 (25-Oct-2013)

Anniversary food wine and relax

This was our 21st Wedding anniversary and we wanted something special, not too over the top, something with great food, something extra comfortable and somewhere we were familiar with and could relax but do some activities if we wanted (like wine tasting). This ticked all the boxes 100%. There seems to be something that could be improved upon wherever we go, not this time and not at the Hermitage Lodge. Neither my wife nor I could fault anything about our room, the genuinely friendly service, the restaurant or the area. Upon arrival we were greeted very well, had our restaurant booking confirmed and as we moved the car to the room (just around the corner) the receptionist was at our room with our pre-ordered cheese plater and a bottle of wine. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was spacious (we had the Premier studio) very adequate for the two of us for a couple of days, a nice decking area over looking the vines where we set up the delicious cheese and fruit plater and relaxed for the afternoon.We ate at the onsite restaurant "Il Cacciatore" that evening and again could not fault anything (see separate review for this), simply divine. The room was quiet and dark that evening and we slept like a log with just the hint of the noise of frogs in the distance. Loved the complimentary in room continental breakfast, the in house made muesli was delicious, more please! Our room was made up that afternoon and we decided to eat "in room" that evening. Started with a beer in the lounge area just off reception (wined out by this time), ordered pizza from the restaurant - it was brought out to us when ready with a friendly smile and thankyou. We could not have had a better break, the atmosphere and the friendly nature of the people really made the time we had in the Hunter. Well done to the staff at Hermitage Lodge and Il Cacciatore and thank you.

Review by Scott M (25-Oct-2013)


We have been at the Hermitage Lodge several times, and each time we have enjoyed it thoroughly... the ambiance, the food, the quality, the service and the accommodation. We have stayed there overnite and it might not be a 5 star place but very close!

Review by REYNA26 (25-Oct-2013)

More than expected

Booked the Hermitage Lodge on and when I walked in the door on arriving, was incredibly impressed. Beautiful, spacious and has everything you need for a weekendin the Hunter. Breakfast was included, beautiful touch...handmade muesli, fresh milk, English muffins with spreads to have in the lodge. Amazing outlook, spa on the top deck...loved it all!

Review by melissah_douglas (25-Oct-2013)

One of the best Italian restaurants

I travelled with my wife and 14 month toddler and we looked the place. Booked a vineyard studio, nice large room with a patio overlooking the lodges Shiraz vines. Just beautiful. Very clean and comfortable room & bath. Continental break fast Musli was fantastic. I could easily say the lodge's Italian restaurant Il Cacciatori is the best Italian food I've ever tried. The staff was so attentive even gave drawing and toys to keep my toddler occupied. The co-owner Noreen was very kind and inquire over our little one. We were driving so being able to take the car right to the door step of our studio was very convenient. Location is very close to some of the oldest and best vineries in the Hunter. You will surely see kangaroos in the vicinity. Highly recommend the mountain lookout point just off the McDonalds road. The drive up their is off road but passes by some wonderfully quaint private farm houses as well as a Bison farm. Beautiful views of the Hunter awaits you on top

Review by aghbo (25-Oct-2013)

Perfect location, perfect place!

We stayed in the Hermitage because we wanted to visit some of the wineries in the Huntervalley. This hotel is perfectly centrally located. We could even walk to a winery. After a perfect day you can have a wonderfull diner at restaurant Il cacciatore on the same premisses. The manager was friendly, helped out to plann our day and was intended to make our stay perfect. We would love to go back!

Review by MarianS44 (25-Oct-2013)

Fantastic location, friendly staff, awesome break

My husband and I recently stayed at the Hermitage lodge for 2 nights. It was the perfect base to visit the vineyards at hunter valley. Our suite was spotlessly clean and had lovely views from the patio. The staff were all super helpful, polite and very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We dined in the restaurant on the first night and the food was so good - we had to order food from there on the second night too (too many yummy things to chose from) The breakfast supplied in the room was perfect too. We will definitely be back and will be recommending it to both family and friends! Thanks for a fantastic break.

Review by Cathy Mackle (16-Sep-2013)

Thank you so much for an amazing hands on Gnocchi activity!

Some great feedback to pass on from our client "All I’ve heard all morning was how much fun they had at this event. They said the food was incredible, and the activity was enjoyable, 100% positive feedback from all the team. Thank you so much for an amazing Hands on Gnocchi activity" SO thanks to you and your team for looking after the guests so well!

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