We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
57 Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Expedia.com
Hotels.com
Booking.com
Orbitz.com
Travelocity
eDreams
View all 11 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (147)
Dining (22)
Room & Suite (4)
What is Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best?
This award is our highest recognition and is presented annually to those businesses that are the Best of the Best on Tripadvisor, those that earn excellent reviews from travelers and are ranked in the top 1% of properties worldwide.
Learn more
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Contactless check-out
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#3 of 14 hotels in Pokolbin
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley offers a modern elegance where wine & exploration is the talk around the table. Having undergone an 18 month revitalisation the retreat has an inviting, homely feel that envelopes guests once inside. Spicers Guesthouse offer 49 luxuriously appointed rooms including a four bedroom house, state of the art conference facilities, an events gazebo and an outdoor pool with spa. Éremo Restaurant with its modern Italian cuisine is a centrepiece of the retreat. The private dining room offers a unique experience for small private occasions while the variety of larger spaces are ideal for weddings and conferences
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Show more
Room features
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Green
Languages Spoken
English
390Reviews4Q+A23Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 316
  • 47
  • 12
  • 8
  • 7
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Natalie khoury wrote a review Jun 2022
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
+1
Wow finally a place in Australia with high end customer service like we usually would received overseas. This is the first time I have not wanted to leave and go back home because spicers was not only clear, charming and full of character with a modern twist but the people were beyond kind, humble and patient. They made our stay with 2 kids under 2 so special and never once made us feel bad for noise or mess during breakfast times. Thank you to BECK wow you're just awesome and made my kids feel so special and loved. We will be back every year and make this our tradition to celebrate our anniversary and birthdays which all lie a day apart. THANK YOU ...FINALLY a place with real service and generous portions of everything INCLUDING actual pumps for shampoo bodywash and conditioner ...this just feels more luxurious than those tinty squeeze bottles.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Natalie, Thank you very much for your time in writing us such a great review. We love to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we truly hope we'll see you and your beautiful family back soon to Hunter Valley. We'll share your feedback with Beck and all the staff involved. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Meeekkka wrote a review Jun 2022
Sippy Downs, Australia19 contributions26 helpful votes
A lovely 4 night stay in the heart of Pokolbin. The guesthouse is warm and welcoming and emits a casual yet luxurious elegance. Our bedroom was located on the ground floor of the garden wing with a door opening up onto a shared veranda adorned in grape vines. The room was well equipped with everything we could need and the attached bathroom was spacious and clean. The little extras that Spicers go to in the rooms (make up wipes, guest note, heated towels ect.) really elevate the stay to a higher memorable level. We enjoyed the restaurant multiple nights and our complimentary breakfast sat in the atrium every morning. The staff were friendly and down to earth whilst also being extremely efficient in their service. Can not recommend enough and would love to come back.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: Ground floor has opening to veranda.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Meeekkka, We are very grateful for your kind words and for sharing with all of us your experience at Spicers Guesthouse. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
lacecathyWollongong wrote a review Jun 2022
Wollongong10 contributions8 helpful votes
Spicer's is a lovely place to stay. Comfy well appointed rooms and a great ambience in the main area. The lounge with open log fire, the outside with strip heating and fire pits made for a very cosy and relaxing break. The breakfast was really nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Cathy, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear you had a relaxing stay with us at Spicers Guesthouse and we really hope to see you again in the future. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Vennisa S wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia8 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a group booking and everyone very much enjoyed their stay! Special mention to Phil, Tom, Emma, Brandon, Ruth - many who are familiar faces from May last year. The personable and friendly staff always add to the experience. Bar menu was great for a light meal and our dinner at eRemo was fantastic. Sitting by the fires are a great way to spend the evening. Breakfast options were excellent. Room was great and very comfortable - exactly what we needed for the time we were there. Bathrooms are on the smaller sides, but are beautifully designed and its not like you spend much time in there anyway! It has all the amenities you need when you are around the grounds, especially the insect repellent! Some additional lighting during the night might be a good addition, especially after it rains. It is also great that there are ground level rooms available at request for those who may not do well with steps as there are no lifts available. We are very much looking forward to another stay!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Vennisas, Thank you very much for your beautiful review about your stay with us. We take pride in what we do and we are always thrilled to hear our guests had a great experience at Spicers Guesthouse. We will pass your comments to the staff members you mentioned and hope we'll see you again in the future. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Lifestylechoice wrote a review May 2022
Newcastle, Australia160 contributions66 helpful votes
Stayed here last minute for our anniversary. My bad - booked late the night before. Staff were great and breakfast was really good. But this place is so overpriced - have stayed many places in the Hunter Valley but this was really underwhelming. ERemo - so expensive - $ 130.00 for a bit of ribeye steak? Way over the top. Luckily due to an amazing waiter at dinner - ( sorry not sure of his name) got us moved the next morning to a room where we could at least open doors and get fresh air. Rooms are very clean and bed really comfortable - all the little luxuries are there but as someone else mentioned in another review bathrooms are really narrow. Room service the second night was great. BUT do not order the champagne at the bar before you go to dinner because at $35 a glass is just a bit OTT - even if it was Louis Roederer!!!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Lifestylechoice, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the service and the breakfast with us, and at the same time we’re sorry to hear not everything was of your satisfaction. We hope you will accept our sincerest apologies and would like to take this opportunity to let you know we are definitely passing your comments to the Food & Beverage Manager. Regards, Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager Yours sincerely, Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Joanne M wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
From start to end the stay was fab. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and it felt very genuine. The grounds were kept beautifully and the room was so clean and well presented. They upgraded us which was an added bonus :) also lovely spot to enjoy a sunset
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 14 May 2022
Dear Joanne, It is a real pleasure reading your review and discover you loved everything about our property, from the service to the location. We really hope we can welcome you again at Spicer Guesthouse next time you are in the Hunter Valley. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Colleen H wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions3 helpful votes
I recently spent three days at this wonderful resort with a couple of family members. The accommodation was comfortable and clean and the grounds are beautiful. There is an attached restaurant and it is convenient to hunter valley vineyards and the gorgeous hunter valley gardens. Very enjoyable. I hope to return soon.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 11 May 2022
Dear Colleen, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the hotel as much as the outdoor space. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Spicers Guesthouse. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Nick W wrote a review May 2022
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Spicers Guesthouse, Pokolbin - couldn’t fault anything. Perfect weekend with the family! Spicers - Best hotels in Australia by a mile! Ambiance, staff, food, cleanliness, location all exceptional. Nick
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 2 May 2022
Dear Nick, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are extremely happy to hear you loved the location, the food, and the ambiance. All the staff involved in making your stay special will be grateful to read your comments. We all look forward to welcoming you back to Spicers Guesthouse next time you are in the Hunter Valley. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Peta B wrote a review Apr 2022
126 contributions43 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of staying three days / two evenings for a work conference, overall the stay was lovely. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Rooms were very comfortable and clean although smallish bathrooms. Food was delicious and fresh, and nothing was a hassle. The grounds and views were beautiful, even had kangaroos in the afternoon laying in the sun. Enjoyed the open fire in the evenings for peaceful nights under the stars. Look forward to returning in the future.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Helpful
Share
Response from Anna Genovese, Guest Services / Front Office at Spicers Guesthouse
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear Peta, Thank you very much for providing us with detailed feedback about our venue and the overall service. We also look forward to welcoming you back to Spicers Guesthouse. Anna Genovese Guest Services Manager
Read more
Tom H wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions
We had a very pleasant couple of nights at Spicers. Service was great, attentive and accommodating especially with two young kids. The hotel is new, very clean, there are plenty of spots to spend time relaxing and taking in the country scenery. Highlight of each day was breakfast and dinner at the restaurant. Great service especially from Allison Elfwing and Phillip, plenty of colouring pencils to keep kids occupied. The food from Michael Elfwing was exceptional. Had a great 800g T bone which has an amazing buttery flavour. One to try for any steak lover. Overall great place to explore the region from and there will always be somewhere to relax after a day out.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$212 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
peppers guest house, hunter valley hotel pokolbin
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Peppers Guest House, Hunter Valley
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Spicers Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Spicers Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (4.7 km), Hunter Valley Zoo (7.9 km), and Mistletoe Winery (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spicers Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Spicers Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Spicers Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spicers Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hunters Quarter, EXP. restaurant, and Yellow Billy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spicers Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Spicers Guesthouse have airport transportation?
Yes, Spicers Guesthouse offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Spicers Guesthouse offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Spicers Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poppet Head Park (13.9 km).
Is Spicers Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.