On the whole, Cypress lakes is pretty good. Nice enough facilities, great location, and the rooms are bright and airy. Avoid the 1 bedroom places though, unless there's just 2 of you and you're not going to be spending much time indoors. They're literally half the size (total) of the 2 bedroom ones.
Hiring through a private rental place may mean the places aren't as nice, but they're far better value, likewise last minute websites.
The place cannot be beaten for central location, laid back environment, random wildlife, and access to the best of the Hunter Valley.
Avoid Bodega Bar at all costs. A freaking rip off with rude staff. Was overcharged for a cocktail and the staff were rude and dismissive about it. Straight out disgusting to try to justify $24 for a White Russian because it isn't on their cocktails list ($15 for a margarita on the same order) Go to the Goldfish Bar up the road at Tempus two, they do a free shuttle as well. (saves you having the rude staff downstairs refuse to assist you in ordering a cab as well.)
Cypress lakes has been round a while, but it doesn't have the "big hotel" feel that some of the others do. I stay there several times a year, and don't bother with anything else.
Booking through the hotel - ask for one overlooking the course
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28 February 2012
Thankyou for posting your feedback on our TP list. Your right the one bedrooms are smaller than our two bedrooms and are best equip for couples travelling rather than spacious lounging. They do still have their own private balcony and living area but are balanced with a lovely ensuite bathroom, that is slightly bigger than our two bedroom villa bathrooms. Location, environment and access are perfect at Cypress Lakes this guest is spot on - our owners were cleaver at selecting the land they build on to ensure we were at the hub of Wine Country. Obviously this was a great stay with a very poor experience in our restaurant and while I can explain things again, I don't want to be a broken record on this feed. This month we have seen some negative comments regarding our restaurant, we are hearing our guests and we are fixing it. Please give us a try again soon and feel free to comment to our management team on site to ensure we continue to make improvements in the direction our guests want us to go, and we find out faster so we can fix it immediately.
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