We paid a higher price for a room with an ensuite which turned out to be a very small grotty bathroom. The windows looked out on a kitchen preparation area (not mentioned in advertising or booking).Room has no TV and internet access was poor.
The Wollombi Markets were smaller than usual so people crowded out all the nearby cafes, including Mulla Villa who were caught unawares by the crowds wanting meals and coffees etc. The impact on the guest house was that the room was not cleaned or refreshed on the Sunday, nor on the Monday. The owner supplied towells and tea supplies when it was brought to her attention.
Similarly, the owner realised that no breakfast items had been left out for the Tuesday morning and arranged supplies.
On the positive side, the dining room and kitchen staff were very obliging and welcoming in every other aspect.They worked hard to ensure that the dining room fire was kept alight and gave very personal service.
As dinner is only served at the guesthouse on Friday and Saturday evenings, the only local alternative is the Wollombi Tavern, which owing to the massive demand on Sunday, was looking somewhat worse for wear on the Sunday evening where at 5.30pm, plates of half eaten food and general mess did not invoke confidence in buying any food!
Alternatively, guests must spend a weekday at other locations, dine at Cessnock or the winery area, then return to basically, just a room at Mulla Villa!