Testimonials

Hunter Valley Lodge & Retreat

Fantastic Property

We had a wonderful 3 days at the property. All our guest were very happy and excited with the house and grounds. It was great to be able to seat everyone around the tables both inside and out. We had a great time in the pool and spa. Our group ranged from 80 (the birthday) girl to 4 months, the youngest great grandchild, and the was something to do for everyone. We had never been to the Hunter Valley before and this was a great place to base ourselves form the weekend. Would certainly visit again.

Anne, Perth WA

Our group stayed on your beautiful property for a 40th nursing reunion . We had lots of room and we’re all really comfortable. All of our group loved the property and many commented they would have like to stay for a week. The girls commented on how great the showers were. The wine fridge in the dining room was fantastic. The kitchen made meal preparations a breeze. Your staff were prompt and very helpful re any queries and we really appreciated the early access to drop off food supplies given the unexpected hot weather. Overall your property and staff made our weekend a huge success. Thank you. From all the girls Auburn District October 1976 Reunion.

Margaret WA, NSW, QLD

Mind blowing property!

Every single guest that stepped through the front door said the same thing, “WOW!” Staying at Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat was honestly pinch worthy. From the expansive lounge with comfortable leather couches and gas fireplace, to the enormous cooks kitchen with adjoining dining room that seated our 25 guests comfortably, our weekend away was truly mind blowing. Making the booking was an absolute breeze.  Every email was replied to in record time and every question was answered with the same upbeat personality and professionalism. We will be back, this time for at least 4 nights so we can truly utilise everything this property has to offer.

Jae Mackay, QLD

Fantastic and unique venue

We stayed at Hunter Valley Lodge as a business team to take time out to plan strategy and gel as a team – it was really fantastic – the most beautiful location, with everything you could need in the most comfortable environment. There was plenty of room for us to break out into groups and have some personal space as well as time together as a team. The beds were super comfortable and everyone slept so well – truly the Good Life!

Ann, Sydney NSW

A magical property for our magical weekend

My brand new husband and I could not find any other property across NSW that was such a perfect fit to have our families stay with us for a long weekend away, to join us in saying “I do”. The team at the Lodge and Hunter Concierge were so accommodating and helped us have the most memorable wedding day and weekend of our dreams! We were all blown away by the entire property, the rooms, the space, the variety of activities and all the detail and features that just made the place an absolute stand-out. The brand new decking was gorgeous, perfect for a sunset meal. Highly recommended!

Amy, Central Coast NSW

Amazing wine country experience inside and outside

Over 25 people, who were soon to become one family, via a wedding, spent 3 days together in the most wonderful accommodation. We looked at spectacular sunsets and fog covered mountain views, laid back in quiet areas, gathered noisily in the huge games room / den, dined in style at the “long table” in the dining room and chatted around the fireplace under the cathedral ceilings, after too many lovely wines.

Sue, Sydney NSW

Bonn Abbey

I would like to thank you. From the moment we walked in the door and unpacked our Christmas goodies we felt right at home. Our stay was made even more enjoyable because the home accommodated all our needs. We had all our family meals at the large dining table and not once were we short of utensils cutlery or crockery The living areas and bedrooms we’re a wonderful surprise and very comfortable and cosy. I will definately be recommending Bonn Abbey to others and am already thinking of the next big family event we need to celebrate so we can get away.

Shelly, Sydney NSW

FABULOUS

We had a fabulous time at Bonn Abbey, it was the perfect winter getaway for our girls weekend away. We’ve been doing this for 10 years now and would have to say that Bonn Abbey had the most well equipped kitchen we’ve come across, it had everything we could possibly need! The beds were very comfortable and the spa in the main bathroom was a hit! The house was cosy with the fireplace and air conditioning.We will definitely recommend Bonn Abbey to family and friends!

Sandra, Sydney NSW

RELAXING TRANQUILITY

Thank you for such a wonderful and pleasant stay at Bonn Abbey. You catered for almost all of our needs and the tranquility, peace and remoteness of the house was just what we needed to escape the realities and demands of city life. Our trip could not come at a better time and it gave us a chance to find some peace and de-stress from studying and work. Bonn Abbey is a wonderful home set in a beautiful town. It was great to wake up to fresh air, green scenery and open skies. You provided us with so many activities to keep us busy in the house that it was hard to leave. The open fireplace was awesome and the kitchen was definitely well equipped ranging from saucepans down to the smaller details such as a pizza cutter. We had a ball making apple pie and sticky date pudding whilst having an X-men marathon. Had it not been so cold, I’m sure we would have taken advantage of the garden and outdoor setting. However, we were content to laze around the fireplace on the very comfy sofas. In hindsight, our stay was too short and if given the opportunity, we would love to stay with you again in the future.

Winnie, Qld

Elderslie House

“Elderslie House had everything you would want for a weekend away, the place was clean and had plenty of room for 10 guests. Would 100% stay at this property again.”

Scott, Reviewed on Stayz, July 12 2017

“Elderslie House is a lovely home, beautifully comfortable beds, great air conditioning on a very hot day. All 12 of us enjoyed our stay.”

Monique, Reviewed on Stayz, March 6 2017

Nulkaba House

“Amazing wine country experience inside and outside! Over 25 people, who were soon to become one family, via a wedding, spent 3 days together in the most wonderful accommodation.”

“We looked at spectacular sunsets and fog covered mountain views, laid back in quiet areas, gathered noisily in the huge games room / den, dined in style at the “long table” in the dining room and chatted around the fireplace under the cathedral ceilings, after too many lovely wines.”

Sue, Sydney NSW