Surrounded by bushland, these 12 modern high-end spa suites have king-size beds and cosy lounge areas with open fireplace: perfect for sipping shiraz in winter. The luxury suites are worth the extra $100 a night, with balconies (most) and particularly stunning bathrooms. Unwind at the day spa or in the pool before a meal at the top-notch Restaurant Botanica.
Service is cheerful and excellent and there are nice touches like a free bottle of bubbles in your room. No children.
Restaurant Botanica is open for dinner Wednesday to Sunday from 18:00 - 20:30 and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 15:00.
Located in the tranquil Hunter Valley, Spicers Vineyards Estate offers spacious rooms with free WiFi, a fireplace and spa bath, a 2-hour drive from Sydney. There is a restaurant and swimming pool on site. You can enjoy views of the valley whilst dining at the Restaurant Botanica. The hotel offers a variety of leisure activities including bike rental. Set among rolling vineyards and native bushland, the contemporary and well-appointed rooms include a TV, DVD player and iPod docking station. Each offer a luxurious bathroom with Appelles toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. At Spicers Vineyards Estate, guests can feel relaxed and rejuvenated at Spa Anise. Also offered are free bike rentals, an outdoor games pavilion and a DVD library. There are many vineyards in the surrounding area offering wine tasting. Vineyards Estate is 18 km from Cessnock Airport.