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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and three friends stayed in the Bluegum Cottage recently for a concert at Hope Estate. Upon arrival, there was a personalised note attached to a bottle of local red, the air-con had been switched on (it was 36 degrees outside) and the hot-tub was bubbling away. The cottage was perfectly presented and Ted came by shortly after our check-in...

Thank Viv P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family gathered for three nights from inner city Sydney and Perth for a nearby wedding and stayed in the Ironbark Cottage. The bedrooms were comfortable, though the thin partition between two of them was the topic of some hilarity on the Sunday morning. The kitchen was large enought to accomodate all the chefs simultaneously while keeping an eye on...

Thank Ian C
Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Glad to hear that you and the family enjoyed your stay with us and also had a few laughs! Sorry about the cookware , we've replaced it ..... hopefully the next guests will be more gentle. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Ted & Barbara

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed over New years eve for three nights as we had a wedding close by on New Years Eve. The house was in great condition, with a bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. The pool kept us cool in the heat. This was the third time i had stayed at Hunter River retreat, each time getting better...

Thank KaylaOLeary89
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the olive cottage for our 3rd wedding anniversary. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful Australian bush which made it quiet and private. We had a gorgeous view of farms and a mountain range. We were kindly visited by one of horses at our cottage. It was a perfect get away from our busy city...

Thank Louise S
Barbara-Ted, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Louise, Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband again in the future......maybe next time you need a break from the city!

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Was an absolutely wonderful weekend filled with fun, was a very comfortable stay....until about 30 minutes after we left the property to head home feeling refreshed when one of my family members ie the birthday girl, got a call accusing us of stealing 4 towels and 2 bath mats, stating we had to pay for them. turns out they didn't...

Thank Steven H
Ted W, Owner at Hunter River Retreat, responded to this review

We were glad to read that you all enjoyed your stay with us, but we are very disappointed with your 1/5 rating as it does not reflect an enjoyable stay. Our cottages are always checked after guests leave. Ironbark Lodge and Rockhouse ,that you stayed in, were left very neat and tidy but we could not find several towels and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I booked the retreat for our group. The owners were very informative in the days and weeks preceding our stay. Upon arriving at the Hunter River Retreat, we were pleasantly surprised - it is lovely and quiet area and the cottages are very clean and tidy. The pool and hot tubs are great - there is one in each cottage...

Thank Naomi P
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed in the Rockhouse and will absolutely be back! Amazing guest experience, great location and beautiful property. Particularly loved the spa and the woodfire! Great for my 2 year old godson too. Thanks again for having us! Zoe

Thank Zoe E
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent stay and top location. Highly recommended. Definitely stay here again. Very clean cottage (Olive) Speedy email communication Very tranquil and had a nice BBQ with the kids and very self contained. Wineries are quite close and fast food is only 15 mins away spent a day at the Zoo and bed is comfy and spa is also very clean...

Thank Tony P
Narrabri, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Lodge was great for the nine of us an plenty of room, plus the spa is Awesome, and was set up to get in on arrival, organised a bus to pick us up for wine tour, Jacks minibuses Tour, picked up and dropped of at our Lodge. Fantastic. Beautiful Area and Great Hospitality.

Thank lindys508
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The views were amazing, the cute cabins were self-contained with everything we needed and more. Our whole family (ages ranging from 8 to 70) enjoyed the experience - there was something for everyone: spas, horses, bush walks, wine tours and more. We will definitely go back. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great weekend.

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  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you're looking for true Australiana with iron roof and cedar cabins ,bush BBQs and all totally self contained this is it.All cabins are totally isolated from each other, so no neighbours. Hunter River Retreat has 5 self-contained mountainside spa cottages with breathtaking views over looking the valley and Hunter River. We have one 2 people Cottage with Spa Bath, three larger cabins with JACUZZIS that sleep up to 6 people and the Ironbark Lodge the main house, which also has a jacuzzi, that will sleep up to 10 people. Each cottage has its own spa, air-conditioned, wood fires , large verandahs, BBQs and linen provided.We have a tennis court,swimming pool,fishing in the Hunter River and bushwalking on the 110 acres.Full Day Bus Winery Tours can also be organized that pick up from The Retreat - you can taste and not worry about driving . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hunter River Retreat

Address: 1090 Maitland Vale Rd | Rosebrook, Rosebrook, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Maitland > Rosebrook
Price Range: RM8 - RM40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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