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4.7 out of 5

"LOVED this place! If you prefer 5* hotels this is not for you, but if you like feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere with views to the horizon ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Jul 2020

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Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette, Vineyard View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$123* Per night/room 11 Aug. - 12 Aug.

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette, Vineyard View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

At Forrest Hills Ridge, you'll be 9.5 km (5.9 mi) from Hunter Valley Zoo and 10.2 km (6.4 mi) from Oaks Golf Course. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and furnished balconies.

Each apartment is soundproofed and features a TV with digital channels, along with a DVD player, in-room childcare, and a coffee/tea maker. In-room dining is easy with a kitchenette that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a rainfall showerhead and free toiletries, while premium bedding and a down comforter invite a good night's rest. Free bottled water, a ceiling fan, and a hair dryer are also available.

This apartment building offers a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

With a stay at this 4-star Pokolbin property, you'll be 15.6 km (9.7 mi) from Carmichael Park.

Forrest Hills Ridge ratings based on 78 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Forrest Hills Ridge

Everyone (38) Couples (34) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5
LOVED this place! If you prefer 5* hotels this is not for you, but if you like feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere with views to the horizon and vineyards on your doorstep...go here! Lisa was a fantastic host too, really helpful and accommodating. We'll definitely be back!

Posted by , from Sydney on 6 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
Great location, clean room and wonder staff. Very central to most wineries in the valley.

Posted by , from Sydney on 25 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
A quaint, self-contained studio apartment with an amazing view! The apartment has the comforts of home, whilst giving us the opportunity to have a great weekend away! Location was great too-we loved how easy it was to get everywhere! Thanks Lisa-we’ll be back!

Posted by , from Sydney on 24 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
Myself and a group of friends (three couples in our late 20s) went down to Forrest Hills Ridge for a long weekend the cabins are really comfortable and warm the beds are so soft! They have everything you will need for having a good bbq in the evenings! But mostly we couldn’t believe how welcome we were made feel by the owners Ross and Lisa, they welcomed us with open arms even throwing a little bomb fire for us on Sunday night, And brought us down some of their amazing wines to taste, all three couples left with at least a box of ‘The Parched Crow’ Shiraz! We really enjoyed their company and the company of Lisa’s parents who also joined for the fire. Ross even brought us to see a calfling heifer in his field, as I was really interested in his farming! We had some great chats and it was so easy and comfortable with them. Absolutely amazing hosts! A little shout out to Lucky Daves tours who brought us out on Saturday for a wine tasting tour and our guide Gary who is a lovely guy! All in all we had the best weekend thanks to Ross and Lisa and we cannot wait to come back!

Posted by , from Sydney on 13 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
Communication with Lisa was very open and she was always quick to respond which made organising and arrival to the place easy. We had a delay in arriving to the premises as our car broke down so we only arrived the morning after our expected check-in. Lisa was extremely kind and understanding of our troubles and also gave us an extra nights stay to make up for it which we were very grateful for. Very nice place to stay!

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec. 2019 by Lisa

Lovely to meet you both, thank you for your great review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
The room smell was lovely and fresh as soon as we walked in - everything very clean and neat. Very happy with our stay :)

Posted by on 21 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct. 2019 by Lisa

Thank you for staying with us,we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Quiet location, convenient to all vineyards, great for a weekend getaway

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Aug. 2019 by Lisa

Thank you for staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Really lovely welcome! Such a comfy and cosy place to stay. Right in the centre of everything.

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Aug. 2019 by Lisa

Thank you for choosing Forrest Hills Ridge for your accommodation on your recent visit to Pokolbin,we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jul. 2019 by Lisa

Thank you for staying with us and its great to see you enjoyed yourself. We would love to have you stay with us again.

Property Features

As a guest of Forrest Hills Ridge, you'll find barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. The front desk is open around the clock. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 floor
  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Forrest Hills Ridge offers 6 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star apartment have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Please note: The number of beds available for use in the One Bedroom Studio Apartment depends on the number of guests on the reservation. Only 1 Queen bed will be available when booking the room for 2 people.

Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 25.00.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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.

  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

  • Thalgara Apartment Pokolbin
  • Thalgara Apartment
  • Thalgara Pokolbin
  • Forrest Hills Ridge Apartment Pokolbin
  • Thalgara Estate Greater Newcastle/Pokolbin
  • Forrest Hills Ridge Pokolbin
  • Forrest Hills Ridge Pokolbin
  • Forrest Hills Ridge Apartment
  • Forrest Hills Ridge Apartment Pokolbin

You should know

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