Spicers Guesthouse
Hunter Valley, NSW
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Experience the Hunter Valley’s Elegant New Wine Retreat

Welcome to the Hunter Valley’s newest wine retreat, the sophisticated Spicers Guesthouse. Located in Polkolbin, in the heart of New South Wales’ popular wine region, this elegant new hideaway boasts AU$30 million facilities, including modern rooms and Éremo Italian restaurant led by multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews. Enjoy an AU$100 credit towards dinner, plus daily breakfast at Éremo, a bottle of Spicers Retreats vintage wine on departure and a leisurely late midday check-out.

Package Options


2 Nights
WINE ESCAPE
King Room
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people
  • Daily à la carte breakfast for two at Éremo
  • AU$100 dining credit to spend at Éremo Restaurant, run by multi-hatted chef Cameron Matthews
  • A bottle of Spicers Retreats vintage wine on departure
2 Nights
DELUXE UPGRADE
King Deluxe Room
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people
  • Daily à la carte breakfast for two at Éremo
  • AU$100 dining credit to spend at Éremo Restaurant, run by multi-hatted chef Cameron Matthews
  • A bottle of Spicers Retreats vintage wine on departure
3 Nights
WINE ESCAPE
King Room
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people
  • A half-day cheese and wine tour for two, including tastings at three of the area’s top wineries and travel in a luxury vehicle throughout, plus hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Daily à la carte breakfast for two at Éremo
  • AU$100 dining credit to spend at Éremo Restaurant, run by multi-hatted chef Cameron Matthews
3 Nights
DELUXE UPGRADE
King Deluxe Room
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for two people
  • A half-day cheese and wine tour for two, including tastings at three of the area’s top wineries and travel in a luxury vehicle throughout, plus hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Daily à la carte breakfast for two at Éremo
  • AU$100 dining credit to spend at Éremo Restaurant, run by multi-hatted chef Cameron Matthews

Discover the serene beauty and vibrant rolling hills of the striking Hunter Valley wine region, brimming with gourmet delights and stunning vineyards

What You’ll Love…

The Hotel – Brand-new $30million property with multi-hatted chef

Step into the tranquil, beautifully decorated Spicers Guesthouse, the ultimate new Hunter Valley staycation. Previously a Peppers property and an iconic guesthouse since 1984, a AU$30million rebuild has seen this stunning space transform into a luxe hideaway with incredible first-class facilities.

A theme of understated elegance extends throughout the property, from the triangular feature wine wall filled with local Hunter Valley favourites to the picturesque terrace with its sweeping views and cosy communal firepit.

Delicious Italian food can be found at the on-site Éremo restaurant, run by multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews, former head chef at Long Apron.

Soak up the peaceful atmosphere across 40 acres of grounds overlooking the surrounding mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards and savour this elegant new property, which has simultaneously retained all its old-world charm.

The Room – Tastefully decorated, featuring modern facilities

Relax in a King Room, elegantly decorated in neutral tones and offering plush king bedding (twin available on request), plus an en-suite with dual-head rain shower. Other fantastic facilities include cosy Spicers robes and slippers, complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and BOSE Sound Link Mini speakers.

Located on the ground and first floors, each room has access to a communal guest lounge for cosy evenings spent with a glass of local wine.

Take the memories home with you with a bottle of Spicers Retreats vintage rosé or chardonnay on departure and relax on your final morning with a leisurely late 12 noon check-out guaranteed.

Deluxe Upgrade: Celebrating a special occasion? Upgrade your stay to a King Deluxe Room, featuring even more luxe space for relaxing.

The Food – Gourmet Italian fare from multi-hatted chef

Let multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews wine and dine you at contemporary Italian restaurant Éremo. With an AU$100 dining credit per room included here, you can experience exceptional cuisine, curated using local ingredients, by the former head chef of award-winning Long Apron restaurant. The menu features seasonal Hunter Valley produce, with decadent dishes including grilled grass-fed sirloin, spaghetti with Fraser Island crab and vegetable risotto with aged pecorino.

You'll also enjoy a gourmet breakfast at Éremo every morning. Begin with fresh juice and coffee, then select from a menu featuring delicious dishes such as brioche jaffle with Nutella and candied orange, and pan-fried breakfast gnocchi with Branxton Butchery sausage. Add an extra touch of decadence by ordering a Bloody Mary on the side (additional charges apply).

The Wine Upgrade – Stay for three nights and enjoy a gourmet cheese and wine tour

Make your Hunter Valley experience complete by choosing the three-night upgrade, inclusive of complimentary chauffeured half-day wine tour for two (max. tour group of 14). A VIP wine tasting awaits at three of the area’s top wineries, with cheese and wine matching experience and return transfers from Spicers Guesthouse in a luxury vehicle.

See & Do – Wine tasting and wildlife await

You’ll be staying in Polkolbin, the heart of the Hunter Valley and conveniently located near some of the area’s top cellar doors. Join a wine tasting tour and visit local favourites like Harkham Wines, Ivanhoe Wines, the Waverley Estate and more. Once you’ve tried your share of delicious wines, head to the Hunter Valley Gardens, a gorgeous spot for leisurely strolls.

The Hunter Valley Zoo affords the opportunity to get up close and personal with native wildlife including koalas and kangaroos, and is a great option for those travelling with children.

If you have time, take a detour to Newcastle on your way home, a harbour city in New South Wales and around an hour’s drive from the Hunter Valley. From walks on Stockton and Nobby beaches to the ocean baths and the views along the Newcastle Memorial Walk, it’s well worth a stop here.

Perfect for… Food and wine lovers

Take someone special away to the Hunter Valley, enjoying gourmet food and delicious local wine while staying in the area’s newest luxury accommodation.

Valid for travel from 1 June 2019 until 25 February 2020 (bookings must be made before 1 October 2019).

Blackout Dates Apply. Dates are identified in the Booking Calendar.

Saturday Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room applies on Saturday nights and is payable at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

Buy Now Book Later: If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Bookings (except for tour bookings and flights) may be cancelled with a full refund provided that cancellation occurs strictly within 7 days from the date of purchase and provided that the cancellation is made no less than 21 days prior to the check-in date.

Feel Like Changing your Dates? No worries…

You can make one (1) change to the date of your booking provided the change is made no less than 45 days before the start of your original booking date and provided you choose dates which are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

King & King Deluxe Room – Packages are valid for two people

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is  three  people. See the 'Extra Guest Policy' below:

Extra Guest Policy: An additional guest of any age may stay for a surcharge of AU$100 per night, sleeping on a rollaway bed with accommodation and breakfast only. Payable directly to the hotel.

Please be aware that adding a rollaway bed will mean limited space in the room.

Baby Policy: One infant (aged two years and under) may stay free of charge and will count towards maximum room occupancy. A cot can be provided by the hotel free of charge.

A limited number of connecting rooms are available, subject to availability.

Wine Tour Upgrade: Tours can be booked for either 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. You will be travelling a group of max. 14 people. Please contact the hotel directly to arrange.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

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