Cessnock Motel: located in Cessnock is friendly, clean and very well priced. It even has a pool. Call 4990 2699.
Pokolbin Village: Great location and excellent value. Opposite Hope Estate and just down the road from where we meet for the balloon rides.
Lovedale Balloon Cottage: this is the best place in Australia to stay (we own it! so might be a little biased). Self contained cottage great for 2, OK for 4. Great value and lovely owner
Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens: Most central location in the valley, great atmosphere, friendly staff and nice rooms. Everything you would expect from a resort of this calibre.
Cypress Lakes Resort: Golf course and health spa as well. One of the first big resorts in the valley. Can get some great deals here and well worth a look.
Peppers Convent and Peppers Guest House: both beautiful in their own right. Good locations, lovely buildings and great service offered at both locations.
I Villini: Mediterranean style hospitality. Great for romantic couples or small groups. Set back in a more relaxed part of the valley close enough to everything without the tourist hustle.