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250 Marrowbone Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#5 of 46 Specialty lodging in Pokolbin
Beautiful elevated property in the heart of the grape growing district of Pokolbin with fabulous views of the surrounding vineyards and the Brokenback mountain range.Quietly tucked away yet so close to all the very best that the wine region has to offer including only minutes to 4 world class golf courses.Recently refurbished and upgraded hotel style rooms are very comfortable with everything you need to make your stay easy and enjoyable with large glass french doors opening out onto your private veranda and perfectly framing the stunning vista. The separate loft/villa cottage provides a luxurious space with full amenities.The views from here are also fantastic with doors that open out onto the garden and courtyard area.Our small table grape vineyard and our neighbours extra large Chardonnay & Shiraz vineyard and farm animals complete the picture. The salt water swimming pool along side the BBQ area and the guest pavilion provides a refreshing end to a day out amongst the many cellar doors, restaurants, cafes, gardens etc during the summer months. The pavilion is the perfect place to relax and watch the sun go down.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Banquet room
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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YTRex wrote a review Jun 2022
Asia157 contributions41 helpful votes
We booked for 2 nights stay in a Studio cottage for three persons. Cottage is beautifully set with a balcony that opens into the greeneries. There is a loft with a large double bed and a single bed on the lower floor. Room is clean, comfortable and has a well equipped kitchen. It is set in a good location for drivers, as it is a short drive to both Cessnock and Pokolbin towns and to various cellar doors. We encountered an unexpected storm and blackout on our second night. The host was quick to reassure the guests and to ensure our safety and well being, walking in the strong wind and rain with blankets to keep us warm and parceling out battery operated candles, and checking in on us periodically. Luckily, the storm blew over quickly and lights were restored soon after. Definitely a memorable stay, for the beautiful cottage, views and great hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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RamblingProf wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia129 contributions42 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for two nights recently (a Sunday and Monday) for our visit to the Hunter Valley. Very conveniently located in Pokolbin the rooms are clean and comfortable with a beautiful vista out to the trees and mountains in the distance. It was especially nice to be in a small guesthouse, rather than the hubbub of the larger resorts. Continental breakfasts offered a nice choice of options. A great base to locate yourself before a day out touring the vineyards and countryside!
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Date of stay: May 2022
sarah D wrote a review Feb 2022
Terrigal, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
We a lovely stay here. We were greeted with a warm welcome, beautiful rooms, a serene and tranquil setting and exceptional service. The two beautiful cats on the property made our stay all the more enjoyable. We hope to get back soon. We highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dianna Doc wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
Amazing views and location. Great rooms with a common room/kitchen to enjoy as well. It was a delight to stay as the Elfin it has a short driveway from the road and outdoor tables and chairs to enjoy the glorious sweeping valley. Madeleine the host was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful with touring activities and she impressed with her communication and friendliness shared with all the other businesses in the area of the Vineyards and beyond A magnificent experience. I will definitely go back to The Elfin next year Dianna Doc
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mairs wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle, Australia2 contributions
I loved the accommodation, we stayed in the cottage and it beautiful country feel. Very clean and tidy. The Ed’s were comfortable and had plenty of pillows to choose from. Must comment on the very tasteful breakfast and was prepared and served up on time that we chose. It served up beautiful. Beautiful manicured grounds with plenty of scenic views out of your window and plenty of outside space to stroll around. Just beautiful The manager was fantastic and went above and beyond to make our stay a great success. Anything you needed Madeline would make sure it happened as was the staff who also made our stay wonderful. Thank you very much. We will definitely be staying again. Marianne
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Erin and Dave wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay at Elfin Hill. Madeleine was great and was so flexible with us as we had to reschedule due to numerous events. She really cared for us over the stay and made the experience delightful. It was so nice to wake up to a fresh and healthy breakfast and we really enjoyed the views.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ilovefeta wrote a review Jun 2021
Australia162 contributions33 helpful votes
I looked at Elfin Hill across several booking sites and at no point did I think this was a motel. I thought we were getting a cute cottage type experience however I was incorrect. If this was advertised as a motel and I paid motel prices, I’d be satisfied. Instead we paid premium pricing for a run down motel experience. The rooms are old and the property is not as advertised. Please update the property descriptions to reflect that this is a motel. The upside, the staff were delightful.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David T wrote a review Apr 2021
26 contributions42 helpful votes
Has a great kitchen you can use. Facilities are excellent. Good friendly staff. Its quiet and relaxing. Has a communal area with heater, lounges, outdoor tables as well as indoor large table and complimentary port.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Marie Blackmore, Owner at Elfin Hill
Responded 11 May 2021
Good Morning Davie, Thank you for your review & that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Elfin Hill is truly unique & love our guests to make themselves at home & relax. Regards Madeleine
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Robyn E wrote a review Mar 2021
Bonny Hills, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Renovated log cabin accommodation. Off Oakey Creek Rd. Super quiet. Spotless rooms with verandah overlooking gardens and bush. Lovely manager Madeline. Nothing too much trouble. Good locals knowledge passed on. Pool. Well equipped common area. Thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Marie Blackmore, Owner at Elfin Hill
Responded 11 May 2021
Hi Robyne, Thank you for your lovely review & that you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Regards Madeleine
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mercow2015 wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here as a family and absolutely loved it! The rooms were spacious and clean and had a large bar fridge and own private balcony! A delicious home made breakfast was included and they had a swimming pool which the kids loved! A beautiful, picturesque quiet, private place to stay that is close to the wineries - highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elfin Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Elfin Hill?
Nearby attractions include Hunter Valley Zoo (7.1 km), Saddlers Creek Wines (2.5 km), and Hunter Valley Gardens (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elfin Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elfin Hill?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elfin Hill?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elfin Hill?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elfin Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, The Gates Restaurant, and Baumé.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elfin Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elfin Hill?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Elfin Hill?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (9.0 km).
Is Elfin Hill accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.