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"The property would have been more aptly called Vineyard Hill Cabins. We were greeted by Kangaroos upon arrival. The outlook was lovely with Country Vi ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 28 Mar 2021

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Hotel Description

At Vineyard Hill you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Allandale Winery and Werakata National Park. Highlights at this guest house include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens.

You can enjoy TVs with digital channels, and all 11 rooms feature free WiFi, balconies or patios, and sofa beds. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Living rooms, DVD players, and ceiling fans are also available.

For a drink, you can stop by the guest house's own lounge bar. Enjoy the spa tub and kids' swimming pool. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Lovedale guest house include Hope Estate and Hunter Valley Gardens.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$137* Per night/room 18 Apr. - 19 Apr.

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Villa)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Comfort Loft

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Vineyard Hill ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Vineyard Hill

Everyone (26) Couples (13) Family (5)
1 out of 5
This is the most dirty and run down place I’ve ever been to. They should not legally be allowed to call this a resort! We arrived to a locked up reception area at 4pm, when we called they said they left us the key on the cabin door and sent us on a little goose chase with their terrible directions to the cabin. The cabin itself was shocking, the couches were filthy, most surfaces stained, and spiders everywhere. The bathroom window is low and completely see through so anyone over 150cm can’t have privacy in the shower. The shower floor was taped-down Lino. The second “double bed” was actually a pull out couch in the living room which we had to make up ourselves. 5 minutes into sleeping there my daughter was itching all over (bed bugs!) The whole space is one big room with half walls put up to make “bedrooms.” This means that any lights turned on/ conversation in one room can be seen/ heard in every other room. Too many safety issues to note here. There is no restaurant / bar or amenities of any sort that would make this place a “resort.” The only positive... we only had to stay one night. It was so dirty we decided to forego breakfast there in the morning and went out for brekkie instead. On checking out there was no one in reception again.

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2021

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3 out of 5
The property would have been more aptly called Vineyard Hill Cabins. We were greeted by Kangaroos upon arrival. The outlook was lovely with Country Vista. The accommodation was very basic and in need of refurbishments. The bed was clean and comfortable. The shower floor was lino lined which curled at the edges with a strip of wallpaper like tile feature which was peeling off the shower wall. The room needed a good clean of dust and cobwebs (Spiders). The sliding door leading to the balcony was rusted and difficult to open/close. It was ok for an overnight stay.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2021

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3 out of 5
There was a dead fly over the bed's frame. Looks a bit abandoned and old. The location is good. Very quiet and peaceful

Posted by , from Sydney on 31 Jan. 2021

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2 out of 5
The place was very run down and dangerous in some areas due to this. In desperate need of maintenance and care. Room had stuff in it from the previous people. The lady that works there is lovely.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2020

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2 out of 5
This place has the potential to be a great place to stay but unfortunately the accommodation is run down, in need of a good clean and refurb.

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2020

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2 out of 5
Photos are deceiving. 2 bedroom apartment was actually one large room with dividers. Bathroom window was clear so Little privacy. Not enough blankets and enough cutlery for 2. BBQ on the patio didn’t have a gas bottle and one fry pan to try and cook meals for 6 people . Bed had hair within the sheets and not just one strand ,under the sofa bed had not been cleaned in a while so once set up there was a large area of dust, dirt and other collected crap on the floor. Hot tub was covered up , pool was fairly dirty . Neither looked like they had been used recently. No room keeping. Expected to come back to the bin empty and clean towels (as with every other place we have stayed ) but the room was untouched. Fridge must of been turned on just before we arrived so there was no cold milk or drinks for the morning as it took all night to cool . To top it off no wifi so copped it off my teenage son for 3 days. The lady that took my payment and gave me the keys was nice and the kids loved the kangaroos outside . They are the only positives I have .we didn’t see another person in sight the entire stay I couldn’t wait for our 3 days to be up I felt like I was staying at camp crystal lake . Apologies to the owners for this review but it’s honest I was not happy at all

Posted by , from Sydney on 7 Oct. 2020

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2020

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4 out of 5
Beautiful location, rooms are tired but still comfortable.

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Jul. 2019

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Property Features

Vineyard Hill offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a children's pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Vineyard Hill. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Lovedale guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1989
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (59.7 km / 37.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Vineyard Hill offers 11 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations have separate living rooms and are furnished with queen sofa beds and desks. Accommodations at this 3.5-star guesthouse have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Digital television is provided. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Living room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Vineyard Hill has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6 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 9 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 6 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 by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 12 and AUD 25 for adults, AUD 12 and AUD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee: AUD 50 for check-in between 8 PM and 10 PM
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Vineyard Hill House Lovedale
  • Vineyard Hill Lovedale
  • Vineyard Hill
  • Vineyard Hill Retreat Greater Newcastle/Lovedale
  • Vineyard Hill Guesthouse Lovedale
  • Vineyard Hill Lovedale
  • Vineyard Hill Guesthouse
  • Vineyard Hill Guesthouse Lovedale

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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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.