In true Sylwia fashion I waited to the last minute to book our Hunter Valley trip. In my defense I was waiting for the weather and thought that since it was on a weekday there wouldn’t be any issues. I was in contact with one hotel, but never actually booked. When we finally decided to book it actually ended up being sold out so we had to go for a plan b. That took form as the Crown Plaza Hunter Valley. Not really sure what to expect we were blown away when driving up to the property. It was huge! Even included a golf course, two onsite restaurants, a fitness center, two pools, and more. The property itself was gorgeous.
We were booked into a standard room, but were upgraded to a villa. However, this was a bit too much space for two people for one night (and it was also out of the main building and away from the hotel’s amenities) so we opted for a normal room instead. The room was spacious and clean. The bed was super comfortable and they also provided a deep sleep pillow spray – what a cute little touch!
Both on-site restaurants were yummy and our dinner at Redsalt was fantastic! Lovedale is a slightly more casual and has a sports bar feel, this is where we had lunch the next day and again it was delicious. They even had the option of making a pizza with vegan cheese and/or a cauliflower base. Two thumbs up for the food.
I utilized the gym, but with the weather didn’t make the most of the pools. There was also a spa onsite and on weekends they have a brewery tour. If we stayed longer we would have made use of everything available.
The amenities were nice, food was great, room was above average – what else could you ask for? Well the staff and all the workers were so professional and on it. We were impressed by how friendly and efficient the reception staff was. They really were the icing on the cake for the entire experience.
I would highly recommend the Crown Plaza in Hunter Valley if you were to stay in the area overnight.