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11 Denton Park Drive
Rutherford, 2320


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Hotel Overview

Situated in Rutherford on the doorstep of the renowned Hunter Valley wine country, our spacious, modern accommodation provides a convenient base for exploring all that this fascinating part of Australia has to offer.

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Whether you are craving an indulgent break or a family orientated holiday the kids will remember forever, you will have no trouble making your holiday dreams come true with the Best Western Plus® Hunter Gateway.

The hotel provides 61 fully refurbished ground level rooms and free parking. All rooms have air-conditioning, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests will also enjoy free Wi-Fi, dining at the onsite restaurant or relaxing by the outdoor pool. The hotel offers meeting and conferencing facilities, holding up to 150 people in the main conference space. Rooms for people with a disability are also available.

West of historic Maitland, the hotel locates you close to the Maitland Gaol, Hunter Valley Gardens, Fort Scratchley and Australia’s big Ugg boots at Mortel’s Sheepskin Factory in Thornton. If wine is not your forte, you may choose to spend the day on the beach at Port Stephens, just over a one hour’s drive away.

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Very Good
Sleep Quality

Latest Reviews


Traveler Reviews

“Clean & convenient ”
By Ujk
on 21-Nov-17

The exterior is drab but the room was clean and bed comfortable. Would be good to have screen on door to allow fresh air in. Great having espresso machine in room and main reason I chose this hotel...

“Rest and relaxation”
By 423joyce
Woongarrah, Australia on 06-Nov-17

Room very clean but as room was so close to the road very very noisy due to traffic, so no relaxation here, breakfast very good and restaurant on sight handy. Very helpful as an overnight stop when...

“Weekend away for markets”
By Mandy Q
Dubbo, Australia on 05-Nov-17

At first arriving at motel there was currently a lady trying to check in early and the gentleman behind the desk explaining that the rooms weren’t ready due to a busy night I could see he was...

“Simple and good”
By bbworm
on 09-Oct-17

The location is quite good. Only a short drive to shops like Coles and pharmacy. The room was clean. Surprisingly the breakfast was excellent! The first day was cook to order as not many residents...

“Average Best Western”
By quiltgran6
Monroe, Oregon on 07-Oct-17

Smallish room for the Best Westerns we have stayed at in Australia but clean with comfy King bed. Was a bit surprised at no couch or over stuffed chairs but did have good chairs at the desks. Quiet...


Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, after a busy day, unwind over a drink and a bite to eat at our MeBar Restaurant located on-site. MeBar prides itself in a seasonal menu that will be sure to tantalise your tastebuds.
  • Cocktail lounge, Monday - Thursday the restaurant and bar is open from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. with full bar facilities including tap beer and a great selection of local wines from the Hunter Valley. Room service drinks are available and each room has a stocked mini-bar.
  • Outdoor pool start and end your day with a refreshing dip in our inviting outdoor salt water swimming pool.
  • Exterior corridor
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Babysitting on request, We can arrange a babysitting service to come onsite
  • Children's activities, outdoor swimming pool
  • Cable or satellite television Austar cable TV in all rooms
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access
  • Business center complimentary computer use during guests stay. Printer available charges apply.
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Meeting facilities three different meeting rooms to choose from depending on the style of the event and the number of people
  • Banquet facilities holds up to 130 people banquet style
  • Conference facilities holds up to 200 people theatre style
  • Catering
  • Ballroom holds up to 120 people cabaret style
  • Sunbathing
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Restaurant and bar. Breakfast and dinner is available at the restaurant or in room with room service.
  • Motor coach parking and free car parking for all guests
  • Free Wi-Fi. Stay connected throughout your stay – there is free Wi-Fi in every room.
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  • Cable or satellite television Foxtel
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Mini-bar
  • Bathrobe available
  • Room service from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Air-conditioning available
  • Wake-up calls
  • Spa available
  • Crib, available
  • All rooms open onto back patio.
  • Rollaway available
  • Power converters and electrical adapters for international guest
  • Hair dryers
  • Room Service
  • Free Wireless Internet

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 4

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
  • Rails in bathroom available
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Safety bar in shower available
  • Walk-in shower available
  • Extra wide doors in bathrooms
  • Access ramps
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