At ‘Somewhere Unique’ we are proud and humbled to have received the ‘2020 Travellers’ Choice Award’. This award affirms that reviews from Tripadvisor travellers have placed ‘Somewhere Unique’ in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.

What is most satisfying and exciting about this award is that it is based directly upon the feedback our guests – their generous reviews on Tripadvisor. We are incredibly grateful for the many years of positive support and feedback that we have received from all of our guests, especially through online reviews.

Meanwhile, our long-term association with Tripadvisor has been extremely fortuitous and positive. To date, ‘Somewhere Unique’ has received 274 five-star ‘Excellent’ reviews, placing us as the number one specialist accommodation in Wollombi.

In addition, in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, ‘Somewhere Unique’ consecutively received the ‘Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence’ and in 2018, we were inducted into the ‘Tripadvisor Hall of Fame’.

‘Somewhere Unique’ has also received the ‘Platinum Status Green Leaders Award’ for our environmental initiatives, which include energy saving guest room controls, north facing overhangs to keep the retreats cool, composting of food waste and biodegradable products, organic toiletries, staff training on green practices, eco-landscaping design, and official certification from ‘Ecotourism Australia’.

Tripadvisor still maintains a significant global influence in the travel market, reaching 463 million average monthly unique visitors in 2019. The Tripadvisor website has versions in 48 markets and 28 languages worldwide. Tripadvisor features around a staggering 859 million reviews and opinions on approximately 8.6 million different establishments (including 1.4 million hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts and specialty lodging, 842,000 rental properties, 5.2 million restaurants, and 1.2 million travel experiences worldwide).

Although at ‘Somewhere Unique’ we remain proud of our achievements and such awards are a welcome endorsement of our hard work and of our generous supporters, we have always been driven by the challenge of providing the highest quality specialist luxury accommodation. We do not have competitors – we only compete against ourselves in continuing to raise our standards and to succeed in all areas of guest comfort and service.

Regardless of accolades, we remain committed to exceeding the expectations of our guests and always providing the best specialist accommodation experience in the Wollombi valley and beyond, and maintaining our position in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.

David & Murray