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Guest Comments 2012

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Please enjoy our favourite comments from the Guest Book each month.

“We took the scenic route up from Sydney as planned – a wonderful journey. And when we arrived it was clear that this was the perfect destination in the Hunter. Simply splendid! Our stay here was both relaxing and stimulating. The walks were always interesting, whether it was a kangaroo or wombat sighting, or the discovery of a new bird species. Thank you for sharing this beautiful retreat!”
T & J, Toronto, Canada – 31 December 2012
“Until now I had absolutely no clue where we were going and WHAT A SURPRISE. This place is just too incredible for words! The bath is like a swimming pool!! We are so lucky to be experiencing such a perfect little cabin. I still can’t believe my eyes!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
P.S. Jen from Trekabout Wine Tours was such an amazing person – and made an unforgettable day for us! PERFECT!
P.P.S. That Shiraz!! WOW!!”
J & M, Pymble NSW – 10 December 2012
“WOW, where do we start – everything was above and beyond our expectation. We arrived and the music was playing which was a lovely touch. The scattered petals, candles in every room and all the thoughtful additions were wonderful. We had several native encounters (cockatoos, cheeky little birds on the BBQ, huge lizard) which made it feel truly isolated and natural. The food inclusions were fantastic (loved the fondue!) The bathroom – amazing!! Nothing else needs to be said there. We thought the bikes were a great idea – we rode all throughout the area to burn off all the food and wine we consumed!! The driveway was a challenge … All in all a very relaxing weekend, our first wedding anniversary. Hope to come back for many more!”
K & C, Bathurst NSW – 25 November 2012
“WOW! What a fantastic place to spend our short, but ultimately fantastic honeymoon! We couldn’t of wished for a more secluded, peaceful place to stay with all your every need thought of and taken care of. It’s like a 5 Star hotel suite in the woods! The meal at Margan’s, the Boutique Wine Tour and Lynn’s awesome massages all just added to a wonderful experience. Thank you!! P.S. Thanks for the Bubbly, nice!”
R & K, Rugby UK – 4 November 2012
“Wonderful location – surpassed our expectations from music and mood lighting on our arrival, to tranquility of the setting. Could not fault anything – wonderful place to recharge the batteries and do as much or as little as you wanted. Your website does not do it justice, but it would be hard to capture the mood in a couple of pictures. Hopefully we will get back again and we are sure to let our friends know what a special place you have.”
K & G, Newcastle NSW – 9 October 2012
“Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze us and we love it. There are so many reasons we love Lowanna – the tranquil birdcalls in the morning, the cool breeze floating through louvres, the luxurious and serene creature comforts and all those little thoughtful touches throughout. We took an 8km bike ride on our first day here, followed by a cool drink on the deck and a proposal by Andrew, we’re engaged! This place is so special to us, we couldn’t think of anywhere more perfect to begin the rest of our lives together. Lowanna will always be part of our story.”
J & A, Mosman NSW – 1 October 2012
“What a special place, very memorable for so many reasons. It was a perfect gift. The early morning music of the bush. The visit of the beautiful Australia King parrots (knowing this from the Bird book!) The wonderful romantic ambience. The delicious local produce and wine. Cheese, wine and a lazy afternoon looking from the deck over the valley. How clean and perfectly appointed it is. Our bike ride to the village (cheating the hill and taking bikes down on our bike racks). The music on arrival, and great selection. Curling up with a great romantic DVD and chocolate fondue – perfect (including log fire). BBQ on the deck and dining out in the village. Big bubble bath. Your information folder (so interesting). It all adds up to a perfect retreat – which is no doubt why you won GOLD AWARD for UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION- Well done. Many thanks.”
M & S, Newcastle NSW – 16 September 2012
“WOW … What an unbelievable place to stay. Every detail is amazing, there is not one thing you haven’t thought of. So very pleased and over the moon EXCITED to say you set the scene and provided the most spectacular place for our engagement!! We came for a relaxing weekend and left with an amazing memory, a stunning diamond ring and Happily Engaged!! Thank you. We will be sure to highly recommend to friends and family and can’t wait to return. Somewhere Unique is an absolute credit to you and Hunter Valley Tourism, although incomparable to anywhere else we’ve been.”
A & C, Heddon Greta NSW – 9 September 2012
This weekend has been amazing, from the music on arrival, to the gorgeous food and wine, and to the 3pm checkout! You have thought of EVERYTHING and there’s no doubt we’ll be back. Our friends and family will definitely hear about this place as well.
P.S. Looking forward to making more use of the bikes next time!
P.P.S. Love the use of local soaps, honey, wine … we will be paying them all a visit too.”
M & S, Redhead NSW – 26 August 2012
“What an amazing place! Modern, clean, fireplace, full kitchen, dishwasher, huge comfy bed and a beautiful bathroom, deck overlooking a gorgeous bushland view. What more could you ask for! You have thought of everything and the little details were the icing on the cake. We got engaged on the Friday night – it will be a weekend to remember! Will definitely be back!”
R & M, Surry Hills NSW – 20 August 2012
“Thank you for a wonderful stay! It has been the perfect retreat to relax and recharge – as well as celebrate our engagement! We felt very spoilt, both with the beautiful house and the amazing surrounds – makes us want to start our own business like this! We look forward to sharing this wonderful secret with our loved ones. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality.”
A & S, Belconnen ACT – 29 July 2012
“I think it has all been said before but WOW!! Your attention to detail and the cleanliness were really appreciated. We had such a wonderful relaxing time – wandering around the valley and doing a glass blowing class as well – great. It’s sad to think that we have to go back to the big smoke and reality. Thank you for the opportunity of having a break with the big ‘touch of class’. P.S. Thank you for the Margan voucher. We made good use of it. Thanks also for the anniversary bubbles!”
C & K, Greystanes – 6 July 2012
“Thank you so much for all the wonderful little touches – we thoroughly enjoyed the Moet Champagne with the delicious cheese platter and chocolate fondue – so indulgent!! We had a great time going through your coffee table books and watching a DVD – a complete luxury for parents of 3 children more used to spending our weekends carting our children around to all their sporting and social engagements!! We’ll be back and we’ll be telling all our friends.”
A & S, Bondi Junction NSW – 24 June 2012
“Here again for the long weekend, and just as memorable as our last visit. So peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed our drive to Margan winery for lunch and wine tasting. Just took it easy the rest of the time. We look forward to our return.”
S & C, Pymble – 9 June 2012
“Amazing! Thank you for arranging everything, especially last minute. The retreat is gorgeous and love the eco-friendly approach. What a perfect way to celebrate Tor’s birthday and get out of the city for a weekend. We also loved our helicopter experience. We appreciate Somewhere Unique taking care of all the plans and providing us with a weekend of peace, relaxing and a bit of excitement. We will recommend this bit of paradise to everyone.”
L & T, Neutral Bay – 24 May 2012
“We were looking for somewhere special for our 10th wedding anniversary and we found it in Somewhere Unique. There is a wonderful balance in this place. The tranquility and privacy that makes us feel like we are the only 2 people around, and the abundance of activities at our fingertips. The helicopter lunch package at Muse was sensational. Our only problem – we need more time! We will be back and will recommend to our friends. A wonderful experience!”
C & K, Maryland NSW – 6 May 2012
“What more can we say but fabulous!!! Everything was better than we could have imagined and we didn’t want to leave anytime during our stay. It doesn’t take long to switch off and relax, which is exactly the reason we came and why we will be coming back … soon!!”
K & M, QLD – 29 April 2012
“For our first time exploring the Hunter, staying here was a highlight. We loved the peace and quiet. The facilities and fantastic and food hampers amazing. A perfect place for our 5th anniversary and escape from the kids. P.S. Lynn’s massages were amazing!”
L & S, Jamisontown NSW – 15 April 2012
We fell asleep with a cool breeze blowing over us and woke to the sight of honeyeaters feeding on the grevilleas. It doesn’t get any better than that. The perfect place to spend our 25th wedding anniversary. ‘Somewhere Unique’ is the perfect name, this is truly a unique place and we had such a wonderful time we don’t want to go home. Perfect privacy, peaceful – really gives us the chance to stop and smell the roses – or in this case – listen to and watch the birds. Thanks for everything – this place is perfect!”
L & G, Newcastle NSW – 29 March 2012
“Thank you for creating such an amazing place, we have thoroughly enjoyed every moment we have spent here. You have clearly put so much thought into this place and it shows. The beautiful design, the music, the candles, the aromatherapy oil, the great breakfast provisions – we loved it all. Three nights wasn’t enough!
P & R, Alexandria NSW – 5 March 2012
“This is such a beautiful place. We really enjoyed spending our 5th Wedding Anniversary weekend here. Thank you for the flawless preparation of the breakfast hamper, dinner BBQ and reservation at Margan restaurant!”
S & H, Zetland NSW – 26 February 2012
“We luv, luv, luv, luved this retreat. It’s hard to narrow down our favourite part of the week, everything was awesome. Luv how quiet and relaxing it is here. Wish we could stay another week. Thank you so much to you both for everything and creating such a memorable experience. We will be back!! P.S. Watching the full moon rise on our last night was an added bonus. Thanx again.”
J & S, Greystanes NSW – 10 February 2012
A gobsmackingly blissful place to enjoy our honeymoon. Especially loved the furnishings and recognised them instantly as Cloth Fabric prints. The retreats are beautifully and thoughtfully designed – what a treat! It’s also impeccably clean. Dinner and breakfast hampers were delicious and well portioned. Lunch at Margan was fantastic, loved the bikes, the bath, the birds and the bed. It’s obvious how much love and care you’ve put into this place and it was a true delight and pleasure staying here. I also am very impressed by all the ways you have reduced the environmental footprint of the retreats and your operations. I cannot wait to return.”
M & A, Lane Cove NSW – 30 January 2012
“Wow, wow, wow!! Thank you for providing the perfect space, ambience and scenery to create amazing memories. We were stunned by Lowanna, its location, the amazing set-up and how eco-friendly you have made this little slice of heaven. There is no doubt that we will be telling our friends and family about this hidden jewel. Thank you for all the small details and finishes that you have added that differentiate the good places from the unique places! We have had such an amazing time and hope to be back to celebrate another anniversary. Definitely bringing the telescope next time!”
L & O, Wolli Creek NSW – 20 January 2012
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