Hunter Valley Hotel Reviews
Please see below for what past guests have said about Château Élan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley. If you would like to add your own review, please fill out the review form.
Denis Byron and Macey Keeble commented on (27-Oct-2014)
Golf, Restaurant and Accomodtaion
The highlight of our stay was the professionalim and dedication of the staff. We were frustrated by a golf game that took over 5 and a quarter hours due to some inconsiderate slow golfer. The marshall and course staff were wonderful, in appraisng us of the sitaution. The restaurant staff were well informed for food and wine and the Chateau staff very polite and considerate.
Andrew Stamatakis commented on (30-Sep-2014)
We stayed in the One Bedroom Spa Villa for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The room was immaculate, very well equipped and luxurious. The rooms are extremely great value for money and the views are breathtaking from your balcony! I would have to say the stand out for the weekend was the Chateau Elan staff. You can tell they are happy working there, smiles all round, no request is too much trouble for them - and they all wave and say hello as they pass you!! I don't think there is a better place to stay in the Hunter Valley. We will be back for sure!
James Inada commented on (24-Sep-2014)
James Inada - Japanese Film Crew onsite shoot at Legends Grill
Please thank Tony Maher Executive Chef for his contributions. We all liked what he produced for us and in my opinion his dishes are just as good as any offered by the very top restaurants in Sydney. They were truly delicious and innovative. Our full compliments to him!
Larissa commented on (16-Sep-2014)
I'll be back..
My partner and I stayed with you a few weekends ago and had the best weekend of our lives! We absolutely loved our stay at your One Bedroom Spa Suite. The room was immaculately presented and the see through fire place made our room cosy and helped us instantly relax. My favorite feature was waking up each morning to watch the local kangaroos hop about the beautiful surrounding golf course and views. I also booked a Celler Door to lunch tour with Slattery helicopters which I found from your website and have to say this was the best tour I have ever been on. Your Helipad was very handy and helped make the surprise tour effortless when planning. Before we left the hunter we also had a couples retreat spa package which was a heavenly experience. Both our masseuses were professional, polite and well trained. The facility itself was impressive and products used were amazing which left us feeling completely rejuvenated! All the staff we met,(from reception, day spa, porters, door men and even the buffet breakfast lady), were really friendly and helpful which added to our wonderful experience. Nothing could be faulted and we highly recommended this to anyone else thinking of staying! Thank you for such a memorable weekend!
Jenny Carroll commented on (23-Jul-2014)
A Massive Thankyou
I would love to say a Massive THANKYOU to all the staff at Chateau Elan, Hunter Valley Australia. I was lucky enough to win the Month Of Love Competition back in February which included 2 nights accommodation in a luxury Spa Suite A bottle of Hunter Valley Sparkling on arrival 'Couples Retreat' Spa Package Decadent High Tea for 2. From the moment my husband and I arrived we were blown away by the Elegances and Luxury of the whole facility, From the entrance, to the room, the Legends Grill, to the beautiful day spa, we were totally lost for words. All the staff are so friendly and helpful, from Keith that opens the door to greet you, all the reception staff, the wait staff at Legends Grill, even the cleaners give you a big smile and hello. Making you feel so warm and welcome. A specially mention to Rosie, Prue and Terina for the amazing experience at the day spa. The golf course is second to none. It is truly amazing. The beautiful greens and fairways are just like you are playing on carpet. After my husband has been playing on our local greens which mind you are sand, I think he though he had died and gone to heaven playing on this course. He even found time for a golf lesson from the fantastic golf professional which has really helped his game. My husband and I can not Thankyou enough for this amazing experience, it is one we will truly treasure for the rest of our lives. If anyone is looking for an amazing and truly unique get away I can truly recommend Chateau Elan,Hunter Valley Australia for the finest and best accommodation in the Hunter. :-)
Julie Dew commented on (17-Jul-2014)
My husband, daughter and I stayed recently for 4 nights. The service was faultless, the accommodation beautiful and the Legends Grill was amazing. The food was so good we ate there each of our 4 nights!
Lauren Vella commented on (08-Jul-2014)
Another Great Stay
Thank you once again to all the brilliant staff at Chateau Elan I so enjoy bringing people to say amoungst the picturesque surroundings and to enjoy the high quality services and amenities you have to offer. A big mention to the fabulous spa staff who are always willing to accommodate our every need. Thank you again. Be back soon!
Tim and Lana jaksa commented on (29-Jun-2014)
Wow, what can we say; the best holiday experience ever!!! From the time we arrived with the champagne chilling, to the rose petals leading to the bed room, the location, the impeccable service at the resort, all amazing! Then to have a great meal at the grill with knowledgeable staff that know their local wines. Then we get to the best asset of the whole place; one TIMOTHY STAPLETON. The most hospitable, helpful, nicest person that we have ever encountered, EVER! From marking up a local travel guide with points of interest, recommending wineries, going out of his way to make us feel at home and comfortable, to suggesting some of the best drinks and making our 30th wedding anniversary a truly memorable time. He is truly an example of excellence!
Rebecca commented on (19-Jun-2014)
Romantic Birthday Stay at the Chateau
I have not stopped talking about my husbands and I stay at the Chateau over the June long weekend for my 40th birthday, since we got back. I've already recommended it too so many people. The rooms are divine and very romantic, the service fantastic, the atmosphere peaceful and the food divine at the Clubhouse. We cannot wait to return again soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Phillip and cathy Browne commented on (13-Jun-2014)
Thanks for a wonderful week
We returned yesterday from a week with you. We want to compliment you all on the rooms (ours was 1 bedroom villa suite: spacious, very user-friendly, comfortable, lovely to be in), the staff (all professional, courteous, warm, friendly) and all the amenities (pool especially pristine, with great pool area; gardens & lawns immaculate and very pleasant; great restaurant / clubhouse area). Thank you!
Stephen Bowrey commented on (10-Jun-2014)
I'm speechless, no words can do it justice what Laurrel & I experienced on the weekend at Chateau Élan "(Laurrel) as I was calling it! From the moment we arrived on Saturday afternoon until we left on Monday, you and your exceptional staff made Laurrel & I feel so very special. Thank you for taking care of everything Joe; your warmth, kindness and generosity knows no bounds. We had such a wonderful experience, lots of laughs and have taken away some lifetime memories of a truly great weekend. It was lovely to meet your wife, Stacey and spend time with you both on Sunday evening. I'll be sure to recommend Chateau Elan to all my friends & family in the future. Looking forward to catching up with you very soon. hopefully before the Stones concert in November. Once again, I sincerely appreciate all your efforts to make our weekend one of the best ever. Best wishes, Steve & Laurrel
Karen Howard commented on (25-May-2014)
Awesome service. Amazing
We regularly choose to stay at Chateau Elan when in the Hunter Valley. The service is always 5 star and we feel well and truly spoilt. A very relaxing hotel resort...can highly recommend.
Angie Dodge commented on (02-May-2014)
Just a quick note to say we LOVED your hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.. We stayed in a spa suite - it was incredible.. the views from our movable massage bed... our nespresso coffee machine... and the amazing spa. My husband loved the golf course and I enjoyed the salon. Thank you for a lovely stay and we hope to be back one day. Cheers, Mr & Mrs Dodge
julie green commented on (25-Mar-2014)
This was our fourth CMC rocks the Hunter and our fourth stay with the Chateau! Once again we were treated like royalty! Such an amazing place with amazing staff, from the cleaners right through to management everyone was extremely friendly and very helpful! We have already booked 2 rooms for 2015!
Alyssa commented on (11-Mar-2014)
Had a wonderful stay in the spa suite with my partner, the employees were extremely helpful (especially a young man who explained how the bath tub worked) and made it a lovely romantic stay.
Angela King commented on (29-Jan-2014)
Chateau Elan - New Year Celebrations
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay. We will definitely book possibly this year to stay for New Year again. Accommodation was lovely, staff were very friendly and lovely. My only constructive criticisms are: The spa room we had was great but when I tried to relax in the spa it shot out black bits of something at me - this was not so relaxing - please make sure the spa baths are fit for use. The staff kindly gave us a bottle of bubbly for our troubles but I would have really loved to have a nice spa more. The other small thing is that on check in I asked the receptionist what the dress code was for the New Year casino royale night and she said they hadn't been told and smart casual would be fine. My husband commented he brought his tux, she said oh well who cares if you're overdressed anyway?! Which we agreed with - however it turned out we weren't at all overdressed but actually fit in. I think all staff should be given adequate information about functions being held there. Those are 2 small things that did not ruin our time at all, we just wanted to flag up. We look forward to our next stay! Many thanks, Angela King
Tricia Pytches commented on (26-Jan-2014)
Best Spa Experience
I wish to commend your staff at The Spa. I had the Moor Mud Wrap with BIANCA. The treatment was beautiful and made extra special by Bianca's professionalism and skill. She obviously loves what she does and this came through with her delightful manner and kind and respectful handling of me the willing recipient! I also had a massage with Evette. she too was extremely professional and gave me a excellent deep tissue massage while treating a long term injury. finishing off with a scalp massage to die for! thank you to the team at the Spa for a wonderful experience.
Joanne Habgood commented on (22-Jan-2014)
Fantastic Golf Break
The service at Chateau Élan, the Golf Shop and the restaurant was second to none as was the food and wine. Cannot wait to return. Jo Habgood & Paul Currie
Lily commented on (20-Jan-2014)
Many thanks for a great weekend. My husband and I were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were pleasantly surprised to have a complementary bottle of champagne waiting in our room. The golf course was immaculate and well maintained as always. Thank you for another memorable week end at Chateau Elan.
Anne Brightling commented on (14-Jan-2014)
Raising the bar even higher!
We have stayed several times at Chateau Elan and are extremely happy with the accommodation and standard of the villas. We always play golf at The Vintage and the whole experience is excellent. My only wish is that we would love to be able to get really good coffee whilst we stay with you. We were quite excited that Cafe Elan had opened, and whilst the coffee we had there was better made than at The Vintage Clubhouse, it really is quite inferior to the standard I would have expected from the level of everything else. This is actually a real problem for the Hunter generally, there is only one decent provider that we have found in the whole local area with many visits and much searching. Whilst I accept that there are many overseas visitors who are not used to the high standard that is available in Australia, there are many Australians, particularly Sydneysiders that visit, that are used to exceptionally high quality. It just needs a good blend and good training and guests would be even more satisfied.
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