Need To Know
Eight, including two rooms in a separate apartment.
Midday; earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $362.06 (AU$386), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
The Tonic Concierge service – free for guests – is always on hand to answer queries and make bookings for you.
At the hotel
Pool, CD/DVD library, laundry services and massages on request. In rooms: king-size beds, private balcony, 15-metre lap pool, air-conditioning, broadband, flatscreen TV, DVD player, hifi, iPod and dock, Aesop toiletries and kitchenette.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms in the main hotel come with white ceilings and walls, and polished concrete floors – a lovely, cooling touch that’s the ideal counterpoint to New South Wales’ hot summers. We particularly love the two-bedroom apartment, though, which has a red room (complete with a battered old Coke sign and colourful children’s art) and a green room, filled with seriously cool vases and quirky floral cushions in luscious lime tones. Even the digital displays on the Grundig CD players match the relevant colour schemes.
Those floating in the pool get a lovely view out over the valley and the Brokenback mountain range.
Make sure you take a comprehensive wine guide, and maybe some strong plastic bags in case any of those bottles you’ll buy smash in your suitcase.
The hotel has a minimum two-night-stay policy at weekends, and it only allows one ‘small’ dog at a time.
Under-15s are not allowed at Tonic.