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4.8 out of 5

"Quite relaxing location close to the center of the area. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 21 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Lovedale awaits you at Tonic Hotel. You'll be 16.5 km (10.3 mi) from Hope Estate and 17.8 km (11.1 mi) from Hunter Valley Gardens. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, balconies, and LED TVs.

IPod docks, digital TV, and DVD players are featured in all 8 individually decorated rooms. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and bathrobes. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee/tea makers, and down comforters are also available.

This pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Additionally, you'll find a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, and a garden. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 4:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Lovedale hotel include Gartelmann Wines and Hungerford Hill.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette (King suite room only)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (cool apartment)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette (King suite 2 night+)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (apartment 1 night)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Tonic Hotel ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Tonic Hotel

Everyone (16) Couples (22) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
Quite relaxing location close to the center of the area.

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great hotel with everything you need. Beautiful views, comfy bed and very lovely touches. The pool was a treat when the temps reached over 35! Thank you so much for such a lovely stay.

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5

Beautiful & quiet

Peaceful & relaxing - taxis are hard to get but that’s not the Tonic’s Fault

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2018

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4 out of 5

Tranquil getaway

Only 1 complaint about our stay at Tonic which is no biggy but you shouldn't have things on your website that aren't true. It said that the rooms fridges are stacked with beers and chocolate and we had neither. It also had on it that there was frozen curries etc in the lounge freezer and cheeses and nibbles as well to buy if wanted and non was available. Breakfast that was provided was delicious and the bed was very comfy. Overall it was nicely presented and well decorated.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2018

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3 out of 5

Average units in a paddock

Pros: good breakfast selection clean
Cons: see above
Location: see above
Its not a hotel- refer definition "a commercial establishment offering lodging to travelers and sometimes to permanent residents, and often having restaurants, meeting rooms, stores, etc., that are available to the general public. ... Hotel, house, inn, tavern refer to establishments for the lodging or entertainment of..." It is a collection of 2 to 4 unit buildings in a paddock. Yes there was a very well stocked frig, cleaned daily Condition was OK, grounds fairly well maintained, but a fair bit of TLC is needed to present it to the rated 4.5 stars. Front door rotted, fences need repair, decks need recoating. All prob OK at a lower rating. Location is well away from the heart of the vineyards and good restaurants- 20 mins to Muse, 40 mins to Molines, 40 mins to Botannica. Not sure about value as I cant remember prices of other options.

Posted by on 5 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

The total package

What a great place to stay. Staff went above and beyond. Lovely hamper of food left and a view to die for. Loved the whole weekend.

Posted by , from Sydney on 4 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect escape

Lovely scenery, very peaceful. Attention to detail and effort put into the accommodation is impressive. A great experience

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Really easy and relaxed

Pros: The ease of the stay and the hospitality of the hosts
Cons: We liked it as it was.
Location: Vineyards, Ballooning, Horse riding, restaurants
The interior had a great sense of Industrial Style and Chic to it whilst outside you can enjoy living in the country away from everything. Very relaxing and the hosts were fantastic. We loved the lounge where we could get away from our room to use the kitchen and lounge plus facilities such as the BBQ and outdoor settings on the verandah Very easy access to the Vineyards and Cessnock should you require some shopping. Thank you !!

Posted by , from Sydney on 30 Oct. 2016

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5 out of 5


If you are looking to get away to relaxation, this is the place. Room is sufficient with access to the main kitchen and lounge. Amazing sunsets.

Posted by , from manly on 10 Oct. 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Tonic Hotel, you'll find a seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. The luxury Tonic Hotel also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. This 5-star Lovedale hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 8 guestrooms or units
  • 4 buildings
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (55.8 km / 34.7 mi)
  • Train station: Greta Station (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tonic Hotel offers 8 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Lovedale hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 38-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include minibars and safes. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 4:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 15 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 15 and older are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Minimum guest age is 15
  • Caters to adults only
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • 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
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 25 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Tonic Hotel Rothbury
  • Tonic Rothbury
  • Tonic Hotel Lovedale
  • Tonic Hotel
  • Tonic Lovedale
  • Tonic Hotel Hotel
  • Tonic Hotel Lovedale
  • Tonic Hotel Hotel Lovedale

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 15 years old aren't allowed.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.