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4.6 out of 5

"I liked the communal area, it would be perfect for a group getaway " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 07 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

At Sovereign Hill Country Lodge, you'll be 5.8 km (3.6 mi) from Gartelmann Wines and 21.5 km (13.4 mi) from Lucy's Run. Highlights at this B&B include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room balconies.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 6 shared rooms feature private yards, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Additionally, in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with facials and mani/pedis. Plus you'll find an outdoor tennis court, a library, and a terrace. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Lovedale B&B include Hunter Valley Gardens and Hope Estate.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin or king Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sovereign Hill Country Lodge ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sovereign Hill Country Lodge

Everyone (7) Couples (5)
5 out of 5
I liked the communal area, it would be perfect for a group getaway

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2019

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9 Jul. 2019 by Shaz

Thank you for your review and hope to see you return with friends

5 out of 5
Perfect view over the vineyard and pond. Close to wine tasting stations and some restaurants.

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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30 Jan. 2019 by shaz

Thank you for your review and hope to see you return

5 out of 5

Best view in the Hunter Valley

Sovereign Hill offeres one of the best views over the Hunter’s wine region. Sitting with your legs dangling in the refreshing water, sipping on some beautiful Semillon, and it seems life couldn’t get any better nor more relaxing! This place is such great value.

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2017

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17 Dec. 2017 by Sharon

thank you so much for staying and enjoying our property. hope to see you return.

4 out of 5

Great base to explore the Hunter Valley

Very comfortable room with fantastic valley views. Sharon is very welcoming, the complimentary bottle of chardonnay from their own vineyard was enjoyed on the terrace taking in the view. Great facilities, including the pool and tennis court. Will definately come back

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2017

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28 Mar. 2017 by Sharon

Thank you for your review we are making improvements all the time. Hope to see you back soon

5 out of 5

Great pool and wines

Relaxing time meet great people Had a great time relaxing around the pool Loved the beautiful veiw and the wildlife Did not want to leaveHope to visit again soon Wines are the best dringing and watching the sunset a great end to a perfect day Ann

Posted by , from B on 30 Jan. 2017

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10 Feb. 2017 by Shaz

Hi Ann great to see people using our pool and NEW pavilion. It has made a big difference to the time we all can spend at the pool area. We hope to see you back very soon Sharon

4 out of 5

Great with a minor lift

Pros: Good for a group and the view
Cons: upgrade the cheese plate to better compliment your good wine
There is no doubt that the location of this provides for a great view, a chance to visit some of the smaller wineries around Lovedale and the finest of restaurants. This lodge is truly ideal for a group getaway but we were just a couple this trip. A few touches needed to make this more memorable although the squeaky bed / mattress is a memory to chuckle about later perhaps despite its annoyance. This was one of just a couple of simple fixes like having a place to put your soap / shampoo in the shower and I was bugged by the noisy fridge at night. They advertise a cheese plate and bottle of wine on arrival which is always a treat and the bottle of their own Chardonnay was very nice, the cheese plate was quite disappointing. Would have been happy to pay an extra $10 towards something a bit nicer. Good to have a light brekky available in the morning or if you're in a group you've got the big kitchen dining area. I'll be back with a group of friends next time I think and spend more time enjoying the view and the facilities.

Posted by on 28 Nov. 2016

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20 Feb. 2017 by Owner Sharon

Thank you for the review, we have now upgraded the queen beds to king ensemble which configure to twin bed and base to accommodate various groups. I hope you had a chance to use the pool and NEW pavilion area. .We now offer inhouse massage, facials, manicures and pedicures - bookings prior to arrival.More improvements coming soon. See you on your next stay at Sovereign Hill Country Lodge.

5 out of 5

Quiet and peaceful

Beautiful scenery. Room was great, clean and tidy. Staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome. Location was really good. Overall we had a fabulous time in Lovedale.

Posted by , from Windsor NSW on 3 May 2016

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21 Feb. 2017 by Owner Sharon

Keep coming back to Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Lovedale is quiet but not far away from events in the valley. Try one of our local cafes and restaurants as they are top class or make yourself at home and have a BBQ and the use of the full kitchen is a delight. Cooking with a view.

4 out of 5

Nice & comfy.

Pros: Proximity to nice Italian restaurant and the Rover coach pick up.
Location: Eat, drink & be merry.
Nice hosts, made us feel very welcome. Facilities good.

Posted by , from Central Coast on 7 Mar. 2016

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21 Feb. 2017 by Owner Sharon

Time to come back and see our changes. Enjoy a wine or 2 game of tennis and a swim. Our NEW pool pavilion has made such a difference to life around the pool.Waiting for your next booking.

5 out of 5
Pros: The peace and serenity. Waking up to a beautiful view and no noise.The break was great, as was the cheese platter when we arrived.
Cons: Having to leave and return home.
Location: Inspiring
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Remarkable; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 16 Apr. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Views over the valley and the friendly service.
Cons: -
Location: Tranquil, Great, Good views, Fantastic views & quiet
Facilities: Modern, Nice , Loved the BBQ area & pool; Value: Great deal, Amazing, Value for money ; Service: Go the extra mile, Outstanding, Warm friendly & outgoing; Cleanliness: Immaculate, Beautiful, Very well done. ; There is a lot to see and do in the area.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 13 Mar. 2013

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About the Sovereign Hill Country Lodge

Location 370 Talga Road, Lovedale, NSW 2320

Property Features

Sovereign Hill Country Lodge offers its guests an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool. A library, a terrace, and barbecue grills are also featured at Sovereign Hill Country Lodge. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Lovedale bed & breakfast.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1996
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (56.9 km / 35.4 mi)
  • Train station: Greta Station (8.6 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sovereign Hill Country Lodge offers 6 shared accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. 40-cm LCD televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include shared/communal kitchens and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Private outdoor space
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor tennis court and an outdoor pool.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Rothbury
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge
  • Sovereign Hill Country Rothbury
  • Sovereign Hill Country
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Lovedale
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lovedale
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Greater Newcastle/Lovedale
  • Sovereign Hill Lovedale
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Lovedale
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Bed & breakfast
  • Sovereign Hill Country Lodge Bed & breakfast Lovedale

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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