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The 8 most swoon-worthy places to stay in the Hunter Valley

Top stays and deals in New South Wale's beautiful Hunter Valley region.

The Hunter Valley is well regarded as one of the best wine regions in Australia. There is a variety of accommodation options in the area that offer vineyard views right from your room. You can pop out for wine tastings, sample delicious regional food or just laze around in your hotel and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Keep scrolling for our top picks of the best places to stay in the Hunter Valley. Plus, we've picked up some of the hottest deals and discounts for Hunter Valley stays, so be sure to check out our deals section below to save yourself some cash.

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Our top picks for Hunter Valley accommodation

Best for families: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Best for families: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from Finder Hotels

Equipped with amenities such as a spa, jacuzzi, swimming pool, mini bar and outdoor tennis courts, Crowne Plaza is located just minutes from Pokolbin. The hotel is family friendly and offers family-sized rooms and babysitting services, as well as a kids’ club.

  • Star rating: 4.5 stars
  • Location: 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

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Best for luxury: Chateau Elan At The Vintage

Best for luxury: Chateau Elan At The Vintage from Finder Hotels

Awarded the best luxury accommodation by NSW Tourism in 2013, Chateau Elan At The Vintage is a truly first-class experience. It offers facilities such as a spa and salon, outdoor tennis courts and a picnic area.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: Vintage Drive, Rothbury

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Best for winery hopping: Spicers Vineyards Estate

Best for winery hopping: Spicers Vineyards Estate from Finder Hotels

Spicers is the perfect place to stay in the Hunter Valley if you’re planning a trip to the wineries. With a mini golf course, outdoor tennis courts, beauty centre and a swimming pool, the hotel promises an excellent escape.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: 555 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin

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Best pet-friendly hotel: Tonic Hotel Rothbury

Best pet-friendly hotel: Tonic Hotel Rothbury from Finder Hotels

This funky hotel is a one-hour drive from Newcastle Airport, two hours from Sydney, and is situated close to the wineries. It has eight modern guest rooms, and features an outdoor pool, bar/lounge and conference rooms. Pets can stay at no extra charge, including large dogs.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Location: 251 Talga Road, Rothbury

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Best cheap stay: Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill

Best cheap stay: Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill from Finder Hotels

Set on 25 acres, Leisure Inn offers studios and apartments spread around its gardens, and is within walking distance of Tempus Two Winery. With a kids’ pool, lounge, Wi-Fi and business services, the hotel attracts both families and business travellers. Rooms start from $132 per night.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Location: Corner Broke and McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin

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Best for golf: Mercure Resort

Best for golf: Mercure Resort from Finder Hotels

Mercure Resort is close to Hunter Valley Gardens and is a short drive away from Rothbury and Cessnock. From an 18-hole golf course and a sauna to the fitness centre and an award-winning restaurant, this resort features almost every facility you could ask for.

  • Star rating: 4.5 stars
  • Location: Broke Road, Pokolbin

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Best for location: Pokolbin Village

Best for location: Pokolbin Village from Finder Hotels

Pokolbin Village is a short walk from Tempus Two Winery, Hope Estate Winery, and Hunter Valley Gardens. The property is located in a quiet neighbourhood and has a golf course, coffee bar, swimming pool and tennis courts.<

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Location: 2188 Broke Road, Pokolbin

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Best for romance: Hermitage Lodge

Best for romance: Hermitage Lodge from Finder Hotels

The Hermitage features 20 luxurious rooms equipped with mini bars, private balconies and in-room dining areas. Private terraces offer beautiful views of the surrounding wineries, and there is an Italian restaurant on-site featuring fresh local produce.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Location: 609 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

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Where should I stay in the Hunter Valley?

Pokolbin, Lovedale and Rothbury are some of the towns that should show up when you search for "Hunter Valley". All are located within the Hunter Valley Region, but if you're unsure of which one is best for you, here's a breakdown of each:

  • Pokolbin. This is one of the most popular towns for tourists to stay in within the Hunter Valley. It's in the heart of the Lower Hunter Valley wine region and is home to big wine labels such as Tyrell's and McGuigan. It offers a wide variety of accommodation options and is often the starting point for exploring the area's wineries.
  • Lovedale. North-east of Pokolbin, Lovedale is a quieter part of the Hunter Valley. It's still surrounded by wineries, but they tend to be smaller, more local wineries compared to those in Pokolbin. This includes the Allandale Winery and Wandin Valley Estate. It also hosts the famous Lovedale Long Lunch annually in May.
  • Rothbury. Further north of Lovedale, Rothbury is for those who prefer to unwind in the spa or hit the green for some golfing alongside their winery tours. From Rothbury, you can visit Lucy's Run Wines and St Clements Estate and relax to views of the Broken Back and Molly Morgan Ranges. Rothbury is also home to the highly sought-after Chateau Elan.
  • Cessnock. As the largest town in the Hunter Valley Region, this is your best bet when looking for a range of accommodation options, tour options and local activities. The town offers numerous art galleries and restaurants and is a stone's throw from the Hunter Valley Zoo.

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