Best Hunter Valley hotels

Where to stay in this New South Wales wine region for access to vineyards, golf courses and more.

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With cosy cottages, luxury resorts and rustic retreats scattered amongst the region's 150+ vineyards, there's accommodation for every taste and budget in the Hunter Valley.

At just two hours north of Sydney and an easy hour inland from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley makes an ideal location for a weekend getaway.

Pop out for wine tastings, sample delicious regional food or just laze around in your hotel and enjoy everything it has to offer. The region also had top-notch golf courses and is a popular spot to go hot air ballooning.

However it is you're filling your day, rest assured at night in one of these Hunter Valley accommodations.

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Where should I stay in the Hunter Valley?

Pokolbin Hotels, Hunter Valley

This is one of the most popular towns for tourists to stay in within the Hunter Valley.

Pokolbin is 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.

Our top three hotel picks for Pokolbin: Mercure Resort, Pokolbin Village, Spicers Retreat

Best for winery hopping: Spicers Vineyards Estate
Best for winery hopping: Spicers Vineyards Estate

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Lovedale Hotels, Hunter Valley

Located 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.

Our top three hotel picks for Lovedale: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lilies Luxury Retreats, Adina Vineyard and Olive Grove

Best for families: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Best for families: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

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Best for spa-and-wine getaways: Adina Vineyard and Olive Grove
Best for spa-and-wine getaways: Adina Vineyard and Olive Grove

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Best for secluded weekends: Lilies Luxury Retreats
Best for secluded weekends: Lilies Luxury Retreats

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Cessnock Hotels, Hunter Valley

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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Alternate Hunter Valley accommodation options

Aside from hotels, you can hire holiday homes or go camping in the Hunter Valley.

Sites like Stayz and Airbnb offer hundreds of accommodation options, ranging from small cabins to multi-bedroom estates, which could offer idea accommodation for large groups, especially if you're one to cater for your own meals rather than dine out.

Wine Country Tourist Park Hunter Valley and Country Acres Caravan Park, along with some local parks, are options for those looking for somewhere to camp or park a caravan in the region.

Book a campsite at Wine Country Tourist Park
Book a campsite at Wine Country Tourist Park

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Frequently asked questions about Hunter Valley hotels

Where are the best areas to stay in the Hunter Valley?

Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury and Cessnock are some of the towns that should show up when you search for "Hunter Valley". All are located within the Hunter Valley Region. Pokolbin and Lovedale will give you the idyllic amongst-the-vines experience while staying in Cessnock will give you access to more amenities as it's a larger town. However, they're all within driving distance of one another.

Which Hunter Valley wineries also have accommodation?

Nightengale Wines, Spicers Vineyard Retreat, Estate Tuscany and Berenbell are just a handful of the places you can stay to give you that surrounded-by-vines experience many visitors to the Hunter Valley are after.

You'll be spoiled for choice if you're looking for a place to stay amongst the vines. Many wineries have a few villas or cottages on site, and some larger resorts also have small on-site wineries.

Which Hunter Valley hotels have golf courses?

Oaks Cypress Lakes, Chateau Elan at The Vintage, and the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley all have courses on site or are adjacent to ones nearby.

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