Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley offers a modern elegance where wine & exploration is the talk around the table. A five star hotel located in the heart of the Hunter Valley. You’ll feel a sense of relaxed luxury as soon as you arrive.
The Hunter Valley has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine with De Bortoli and Tyrrells being two of the First Families of Wine in Australia. The region is now home to a wide variety of cellar doors and Spicers Guesthouse is perfectly located in Pokolbin, the heart of the region. The Guesthouse has been an iconic destination within the Hunter Valley for 35 years (circa 1984). Having undergone an 18 month revitalisation the retreat has an inviting, homely feel that envelops guests once inside. The upgrade reflects a fresh contemporary uplift while the welcoming spirit of the original Guest House has been preserved.
Éremo Restaurant with its modern Italian cuisine is a centre piece of the retreat, led by multi-hatted Executive Chef Cameron Matthews, the experience is exceptional. The private dining room offers a unique experience for small private occasions while the variety of larger spaces are ideal for weddings and conferences. This Hunter Valley accommodation offers 49 guest rooms with 40 acres of grounds overlooking the surrounding mountain ranges and neighbouring vineyards.
The luxuriously appointed rooms at Spicers Guesthouse feature a classic contemporary feel, drawing upon the natural colour scheme of the Hunter region as inspiration. The perfect place to discover the rich history of the Hunter Valley, Spicers Guest House is centrally located and delivers a quintessentially Australian, relaxed luxury experience.
King Rooms feature a king size bed and an ensuite with dual rain shower head. Located on the ground and first floor, these tastefully decorated rooms also have access to a communal guest lounge space on each level.
King Deluxe Rooms feature a king size bed and an ensuite with dual rain shower head. Located on the ground and first floor, these tastefully decorated rooms also have access to a communal guest lounge space on each level.
The Garden Suites feature a king size bed, ensuite with a rain shower head and separate living area. Suites have a beautiful outlook onto the front lawn area.
Hunter Suites feature a king size bed, living room and a luxury bathroom with rain shower head and deep bath. Located on the first floor with a separate living room.
Located a short stroll from reception, The Cottage is a classic country one story home decorated in a warm rustic style. The house is fully self-contained with four bedrooms, kitchen, dining and living room with open fire, verandahs and private courtyard.
At Spicers Guesthouse we are proud to be continually working towards, and always looking for more sustainable practices. Some of our sustainability initiatives include:
SOURCING LOCAL PRODUCE
We specialise in buying local to help to reduce the carbon footprint and food mileage. Additionally we want to support our local farmers and create jobs in our community.
THE LAST STRAW
Here at Spicers Guesthouse we are supporting The Last Straw campaign by implementing paper straws at the retreat. The Last Straw campaign aims to tackle the plastic waste issue in Australia and through our company wide policy we are encouraging guests to use less straws and our team and businesses to offer a more environmental alternative.
We have been collaborating with companies like Mallow Sustainability and The NSW EPA Bin Trim Program to reduce our waste going into landfill. Since the partnerships begun early in 2017, we have reduced our waste going to landfill by 64 tonnes and increased our recycling rate to 44%.
In 2018 we introduced a glass crusher for our bottle waste from our onsite restaurant, Eremo. The result saw a reduction of glass waste going to landfill. The team found it fun, engaging and therapeutic at the end of the shift to crush the glass and also loved knowing they are assisting in helping the planet one bottle at a time!
Spicers own ‘anise’ range of skin and haircare products are a custom blend of the finest botanical extracts that provide outstanding therapeutic benefits. The combination of advanced cosmetic technologies with the benefits and properties of pure essential oils is the unique foundation of the range. To add to the luxury, we made the bottles slightly larger to reduce the plastic waste going to landfill.
BIKES IN THE VINES
We offer a green and clean transport option with bikes available for hire at the retreat to allow an environmental conscious way of getting around all the wineries in the area.
Spicers Guesthouse has joined forces with the Plastic Police® who recycle the retreats soft plastics into value-added materials and products for our community. If you can scrunch it you can save it through Plastic Police®.