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Hunter Valley: Hotel reviews

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An old winery in the Hunter Valley wine growing area, NSW, Australia. (AAP Image/Lyn Durham)
An old winery in the Hunter Valley, NSW. (AAP Image/Lyn Durham)
Whether you're looking to splash out or keep to a budget, our Insider has the best unbiased the Hunter Valley hotel info out there.
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Popular with conferences and golfers this place has earned a reputation for its luxurious surrounds. Located near Pokolbin this place is good for a luxurious getaway to enjoy the fine wine and dining in the Hunter Valley. There's a range of accommodation from hotel rooms to self contained villas.
Hunter Resort, Pokolbin
If wine-tasting's your thing, book a hotel in the heart of the action. This place offers spacious rooms that back onto a small reserve — great if you're looking for peace and quiet, or if you need space for the kids. The restaurant's also a great dining experience with good wine, so you don't have to venture too far to indulge.
Casuarina, Pokolbin
This hotel and restaurant near Pokolbin is legendary. It has fantasy-themed rooms and is something completely different from other accommodation available in the region. Self-contained cottages are also available if privacy is what you desire. This hotel is located near some great wineries (such as McGuigans), but is also near a cheese factory and beer brewery if you get tired of wine.
Pokolbin Cabins
If a motel isn't your thing, these cabins will give you space, privacy and freedom. There's room for more people and cabins come with fully equipped kitchens and barbecues on-site. It's also not that far from all the wineries.
Allcroft Guesthouse, Scone
Charming bed and breakfast style accommodation right in town. This place has lovely comfortable beds and tastefully furnished rooms. Reverse cycle air conditioning and tiled floors make this place cosy to stay in a just style slightly more modern than your average motor inn.
Isis Motel, Scone
Situated right on the highway this is a standard motor inn. The rates are reasonable for what you get and the rooms are comfortable and clean. The staff are friendly and helpful, except when they allow noisy brickwork to take place at 7.30 on a Sunday morning. But that was probably a one off!
Francis Phillip Motor Inn, Singleton
This motel is one of the newer ones in Singleton. The atmosphere is a shade more uplifting than the older motels in the region. It's on the highway but has a large wall that blocks out some of the noise from passing traffic.
Monte Pio, Maitland
This motel used to be a convent and there is a rumour it's haunted by the ghost of an old nun. It's on beautiful grounds on the edge of Maitland and has nice valley views from the restaurant. The rooms aren't particularly memorable but it's a comfortable stay in a convenient location with a taste of history.
The Apollo Hotel Charlestown, Newcastle
Locals living further up the Valley often stay here if they're going to Newcastle for a day's shopping and a night on the town. It's a comfortable motor inn that is conveniently located to give you access to both the city and suburbs of Newcastle. You'll get a good brekkie in the hotel restaurant as well.

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