This is a nice place to stay. It is welcoming and centrally located for touring, not so good if you are on a coach tour like us. However, the Big M is right opposite, and milk is supplied on request. Our room was spacious. It had a king bed which was very comfortable and provided a good sleep for our two nights' stay. The window air conditioner was not used but is there if the room gets too hot. The day temperature was 28 degrees, but night time a mild 15. The room comprised the typical pattern of a bedroom, attached bathroom and a narrow space used as a kitchen. There was free wi-fi. Breakfasts are only $A10, and the minibar prices are lower than you will find in many shops. I liked the bathroom. The shower had a soft spray head. Hot water was there in plenty, although the two tap mixing system sometimes flowed hot and cold. The supply of tea and milk is maintained, your valuables are looked after while you are out, you are informed of the neighbouring shift workers who need their sleep…. That's nice.
There was a plasma tv, a kettle for heating water, a toaster, an ironing board and iron, an easy chair, case rest, table and chairs - all good quality. Apart from drawers, there wasn't a lot of storage. There was no safe, no microwave, no plates, no cutlery. You have to ask for them. No problem, except for the safe.
The much vaunted salt water heated swimming pool was dirty, with leaves and a suspicious snake-like stick on the bottom. The salt water was refreshing, though. It provided us with a nice cooling swim. I guess out of high season you have to ask for the pool bottom to be cleaned. I am sure, given warning, they would have done so: we just assumed a heated pool would be kept ready for travelling swimmers. Anyway, you don't swim on the bottom! Don't be put off: the water was kept clean and a few leaves never hurt anyone.
Everything else is excellent, especially the management. Robyn and Guy run the establishment themselves. They are obliging and genuinely nice people. Guy showed us twice how to manage the Austar and local tv channels. They keep the property immaculate.Their room cleanliness is as good as you will find. The rates are reasonable - you will be hard pressed to find better value for your money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern Chic & Contemporary "4 star" AAA rated Motor Inn. We also have 2 bedroom 2 story self contained apartments. Located close to Entertainment Centre, Shoalhaven Hospital. Opposite McDonalds Restaurant & KFC. ... more less
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