Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley
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The 2:30am alarm on Sunday morning after we finally went to bed at 11:30pm on Saturday was about as welcome as a nasty itch downstairs and raised the question of whether it is better to have very little sleep or no sleep at all.
I somehow managed to raise Shelley from slumber, slammed down a couple of coffees, and we headed to the hire car …
... and ready to go by 10 - last look around to make sure nothing has been left behind and we left for Cessnock where we will fill up with petrol and bid farewell as we head our separate ways.
Our car was down to its last 4 litres as we reached the service station. All filled and ready to go - we said good bye and Jess and Dave headed off first. We decided to program Karen so that we wouldn't get lost and headed off behind them.
... with cancer. We also caught up with Willie and Glennis Hona and celebrated Willies induction into the NZ music hall of fame with the rest of Herbs too.
We are now in Swansea visiting Alisha and the kids. We will be here for approx 2 months with a couple of little trips in between. We will be on the Gold Coast for a week in early Sept, then maybe a trip to Sydney or near by. In early October we ...
The Hunter Valley, one of Australia's most famous wine growing regions, lies 150km North West of Sydney. Such a prime location makes it a big attraction for daytripping Sydney visitors; despite it not being the finest of the country's vineyards. According to wikipedia, The Hunter Valley is the 6th most visited place in Australia.
Despite this evident popularity, it is a right mission to organize any trip that isn't aboard a regimented, ...
... samples, they were very nice but you know us, you can never have enough chocolate. There was also time for a visit to a place called the barn which was a bit boring, only good if you wanted to buy some American candy or an odd souvenir but we did get a little closer to seeing the illusive kangaroo, however this one was made out of paper mache and jelly beans. The last vineyard of the day was Kevin Sobels Wines where we got another twelve wines to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Peppers Convent neared perfection as accommodation. The rooms were beautifully apportioned and decorated, as were the communal areas. Breakfast was splendidly generous and varied and the staff were all tremendously helpful and friendly. The slight downside was the wi-fi which refused to work and the minimal number of television channels available in the room, but these are minor complaints about an overall excellent experience.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.