The 10 best hotels in Greater Newcastle, Australia

November 24, 2022 Osvaldo Hartline

Discover the best hotels in Greater Newcastle, New South Wales including Bannisters Port Stephens, Hunter Valley Resort, Quest Newcastle West, Chateau Elan At The Vintage Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, Citigate Motel Newcastle, H Boutique Hotel, Hotel Nelson, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel.
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1. Bannisters Port Stephens

147 Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317 Australia
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 588 reviews

Bannisters Port Stephens

Discover a coastal escape in the blue water paradise of Port Stephens, with individually designed bay fronting and forest facing rooms, suites and penthouses that create a space of barefoot luxury in the perfect getaway destination. Home to Rick Stein at Bannisters and the Terrace Bar with stunning infinity pool views. We take your wellbeing seriously, see our website for how we are navigating COVID-19

Lovely stay!

Reviewed By Z5584NAlisap

We loved: Rick Steins dinner - very good!! Staff very friendly and helpful - appreciated the warm and friendly greeting on arrival and help with bags and complimentary bubbles Breakfast - very good (a la Carte) with great coffee. Area - beautiful beaches and sunset beach great for sundown picnics. Comfortable room (ocean view Lower deck 207). Cheeky Dog pub was way better than we expected - great food and drinks (and pet friendly). Big pub but very well done. We didn’t enjoy the Mexican - too greasy for us but friendly staff and great seating. Areas they could improve: We were really disappointed to hear our neighbours TV either side at night - not relaxing for us. I guess this is an old hotel that has perhaps been renovated. We use our breaks to sleep and rest so it’s a shame TVs are heard through the walls. Could replace the single use plastic bottles every day and single use soaps. Would be good to have a recycling bin. Shame we missed the cooking event - we’d have gone to this beforehand if we had known. Not much info on the room - not a biggie but would be good to have more info about what’s on etc. We missed the pool as it was being fixed but appreciated our upgrades. All in all a wonderful stay - thank you!

2. Hunter Valley Resort

corner Hermitage Road & Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1037 reviews

Hunter Valley Resort

Everything you are looking for in the Hunter - all at the one resort... * Onsite daily vineyard tours at 9am* Hunter Wine Theatre daily at 10am and 3pm * Hunter Farm & Adventure Centre has horse & carriage tour, Horse riding, Segway tours and Electric bike hire * 4 Pines Brewing at the Farm (12 craft beers) * The Farm - Family fun with Lama, miniature pigs, cows, ponies, ducks and many other animals * Winetasting Cellars * Hunter Valley Wine School * Fantastic food from our Barrel Bistro * Library * BBQ area *Board games * 3km walking track * Pool & tennis court * Range of wonderful rooms featuring timber cathedral ceilings * Set within our own 50 year old vineyards * Owned and operated by the Hele family * And within minutes of the resort: 3 championship golf courses including Cypress Lakes and The Vintage, The Hunter Valley Gardens, cafes, restaurants, hot air ballooning, cheese factories, a chocolate factory, antique stores, a whole shopping village, 3 pampering / massage businesses and over 140 wineries to visit! Or if you prefer, just sit back, relax and finish that book you have been promising to do...

Great value resort in the country

Reviewed By Francisca H

We stayed here for two nights. Our room overlooked grassland with horses. Very peaceful and beautiful scenery amongst the vineyards. The room was very spacious with a comfortable bed and everything you would need. The restaurant on site did breakfast, lunch and dinner. Great service and delicious meals. The resort was close to most of the wineries and there was also a walking track, swimming pool and tennis court. They also had wine tasting at this resort. Their is a laundry on site as well as a library.

3. Quest Newcastle West

787 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2302 Australia
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 373 reviews

Quest Newcastle West

Stay at Quest Newcastle West – brand new serviced apartment accommodation in Newcastle and the second property for Quest in Newcastle. Business or leisure travellers looking for Newcastle accommodation will enjoy superbly furnished, fully equipped serviced apartment accommodation. Choose from 78 studio, one, two and three bedroom serviced apartment accommodation. This purpose built property is a great alternative to your traditional hotel, featuring kitchen and laundry facilities, separate living/dining area, LED TV, WIFI, car parking, BBQ area, gymnasium and conference room facilities.

Disappointing

Reviewed By susielou197

We were excited to be staying in Newcastle in a 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom apartment for a weekend away in the big smoke. Unfortunately we were placed in an apartment where outside every window was drainage dug up, piled up soil and cyclone fencing. Terrible - smell, dark, dank.

4. Chateau Elan At The Vintage Hunter Valley

Vintage Drive, Rothbury, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2380 reviews

Chateau Elan At The Vintage Hunter Valley

Chateau Elan at The Vintage is Australia's finest golf and spa resort. Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Chateau Elan offers luxury retreats for up to 200 guests.The Spa at Chateau Elan has 17 treatment rooms and a vast range of specialised treatments available. Guests can choose from 3 types of luxury accommodation - Spa Suites, One bed bedroom self-contained Villas and King Rooms. The hotel overlooks the fairways of the Greg Norman-designed course Vintage golf course. Chateau Elan is 2 hour drive north of Sydney.

Excellent Hunter Valley Stay

Reviewed By Rel R

Wonderful staff made our stay great though it was cut short by the NSW metro snap lockdown. Despite having to sudden be confined to our hotel room the night and check out the next morning the manager organized a lovely arrangement of Pastry, hot breakfast and hot coffee was dropped in takeaway bag at our door instead of the buffet breakfast. Can't thank the staff enough for how they dealt with the lockdown.

5. Spicers Guesthouse

57 Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Excellent
81%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 387 reviews

Spicers Guesthouse

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

Another great stay at Spicers!

Reviewed By vennisas

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!

6. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Cnr Broke & McDonalds Roads, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1199 reviews

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Welcome to Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens, your Pokolbin “home away from home.” Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to Il Cacciatore Restaurant or The Vines Cafe Bar & Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. If you’re looking for something to do, Hunter Valley Gardens (0.1 mi) and Constable Estate Vineyards (1.0 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens. Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens puts the best of Pokolbin at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Great location and quite good rooms

Reviewed By ClaudiusSg

The location is near the corner of McDonalds Rd on Broke road, being very central to wineries and a few shops. It took some time to heck in as there was nobody at reception and we had to wait for kitchen staff to do it. The rooms are quite large, fairly well appointed and the bathroom is also quite big. The shower works fine but wasn't particularly clean - the hotel staff said they'd had trouble getting reliable cleaners. Would stay again (assuming fair price).

7. Citigate Motel Newcastle

418-422 Maitland Rd Mayfield West, Newcastle, New South Wales 2304 Australia 011 61 2 4967 1977
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

Citigate Motel Newcastle

We are cleaner, more comfortable and more affordable accommodation in Newcastle! Each Room features a large smart TV, free WIFI, Free Netflix, Youtube, renovated bathrooms, King Koil Beds . We are centrally located and suited to all type of travellers! Whether it's an overnight business trip, a quick stop over on your travels or a home away from home you're looking for, you'll find it at Citigate Motel. We provide a range of different accommodation choices to suit your needs and your budget. You'll find our facilities and rooms clean, comfortable and spacious with all of the necessities to make your stay with us a pleasant one along with a friendly customer service team ensuring you are well taken care of. Enjoy being just 10 minutes from the CBD, Beaches, Shoppings, Uni, Entertainment Centre, Stadium and all that Newcastle has to offer as well as being central to the beautiful Hunter Valley and Port Stephens areas.

Clean, comfortable and friendly service

Reviewed By samanthajader

Citigate is our go to for Newcastle accommodation! The rooms are well priced, you surely get a good bang for your buck. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. We have stayed a number of times, check in is simple and easy and most importantly the rooms are always very clean. Highly recommend! We will be back.

8. H Boutique Hotel

770 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia 011 61 2 4998 6969
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 268 reviews

H Boutique Hotel

Nestled on a ridge overlooking the picturesque Brokenback Ranges, H Boutique Hotel is located adjacent to Bimbadgen Wine Estate. Protecting the environment, wisely utilising natural resources and being self-sufficient is very important at H Boutique Hotel. So important, they have gone above and beyond to give you a totally eco-friendly experience, right in the heart of the gorgeous Hunter Valley. It offers ground level villas with a cosy fireplace and a patio with mountain and vineyard views. H Boutique is centrally located to explore the Hunter Valley wine region and Pokolbin. It is a 1-minute drive from The Vintage Golf Club and a 4-minute drive from Hunter Valley Gardens. Cessnock is a 15-minute drive away. All self-catering accommodation features country-style furnishings, a spacious lounge area and a kitchenette. It offers a 50-inch flat-screen TV and a DVD player. There is also a private bathroom and air-conditioning. Guests can also hire a bicycle or car.

A Pleasant Green Stay

Reviewed By SydneyAsiaTraveller

I had no idea that this hotel was as green by surroundings and as green by practice as it was. Surrounded by green bush and grasslands, you wake up seeing Kangaroos hopping past your front door and past your car as if they were your neighbors. We saw rabbits and many wildlife outside our room. It was a green and off grid hotel by practice as they farmed their water by rain water and solar electricity. I was pleasantly surprised by all this setup and very impressed. The hotel room was modern and generally clean. Their manager Matt was awesome to deal with and always helpful. We felt very much at home staying at this hotel. The only down side on this trip was a slight flood in our bath tub. But overall the stay was great and my whole family really enjoyed it. We will definitely be back!

9. Hotel Nelson

3 Government Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315 Australia
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 729 reviews

Hotel Nelson

Hotel Nelson is a medium sized hotel located right in the centre of all the action that make Port Stephens great. Walk to the marina, beach, shops, cafes and cinema! Plus we have a heated pool, super cool cafe with P&R coffee, plus a steam room, gym, bocce court, BBQ's and bikes! We are a full service hotel, with rooms serviced daily, breakfast available 7 days, lunch Tuesday to Sunday and friendly hotel staff who will happily help you plan your day out in the magnificent Port Stephens!

Best location

Reviewed By Mokany

Right in the heart of Nelson Bay with the best cafe in town on Ground floor. Really loved the renovated and restyled room, the spa, the complimentary goodies and the friendly and efficient staff. Absolutely loved the views.

10. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel

430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325 Australia
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2140 reviews

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel

Located in Lovedale, two hours north of Sydney, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley occupies an ideal location in one of Australia's most celebrated wine regions. Scenic backdrops combined with a full-service spa and 18-hole golf course set the stage for a memorable experience. Offering a range of accommodation options, including suites and villas, ideal for families travelling together. Relax in Ubika Spa, our large heated pool or fit in a game of basketball or tennis. Round out the day with dinner at Redsalt, our Chef's Hat award-winning signature restaurant. Corporate and group functions run like clockwork. Your Crowne Plaza Meetings Director coordinates the details every step of the way. Choose from indoor and outdoor gathering places that set the tone from impressive and professional to intimate and fun. The Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre offer a range of venues for groups of up to 1,600.

Excellent resort

Reviewed By elleemmed

Could not fault this resort. Not just a room we stayed in a full 3 bedroom townhouse. Our Villa was one of the furthest from the main building which made it nice and quiet and an easy walk up to use the facilities of the restaurants, bars, spa etc. Villa is huge, every bedroom has a big screen TV. There is a full bath in the main bathroom. Our view is of a cute lake with water fountain and assorted ducks. We are on a girls holiday but the facilities for kids looks amazing. On nights when we didn’t want to walk back the concierge drive us home in a buggy. We dined at Red Salt on our first night. Excellent food and service. The buffet brunch was amazing. The pub grill was lively with a deck overlooking the golf course and the kids entertainment area. Concierge helped us to get the wifi going and TV’s tuned on our first day. The Villa kitchen is well stocked with utensils, glasses and crockery. The main building has a nice gift shop and art gallery.

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