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Cardiff Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cardiff
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“4 Star??????? Who Gave this???”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Looks are deceiving, nice from the outside, far from it on the inside. The rooms smelt old and stale, I think the complimentary biscuits were there from the day they opened. Has to be one of the worst for internet, slower than old school dial up, would not reccommend

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014

My two sons and I stayed here for one night in a family room. Check in was efficient and the room was perfect for our needs. Clean and quiet and accurately portrayed on the website. Would not hesitate to book this again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Robert H
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SYDNEY
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We were not able to stay in the hotel we had booked on a Saturday night. We found this place by looking at Wotif. It was all that it promised to be - a clean and comfortable place to stay. Kate who welcomed us was genuinely hospitable and ensured that we would be comfortable. We found the room very spacious, clean and containing everything we needed. Unlike the bigger hotels, there were plentiful supplies of tea and coffee as well as biscuits! The shower was excellent - really hot water and plenty of pressure.The place was quiet even though quite close to two clubs, which made dinner very easy. The hotel is gradually being renovated and we look forward to returning next time we are in Newcastle.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

I stayed here last month, just passing through as it is the only accommodation I could find short notice in the area.
The lady at the desk needs a crash course in hospitality and manners. Extremely rude is an understatement.
The rooms are horrendous. the carpet was destroyed in stains. the decor is 1970's .
and the walls inside are brick. Im sure its where they shot Prisoner in its hey day.
I mean Kerobokan prison in Bali wouldnt have a look in!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank TheTravellingAnt
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

I recently stayed at the Cardiff Motor Inn due to a family event who live locally. We brought 3 rooms, one for myself and partner, his brother and wife and his parents. Upon arrival we were pleasently suprised with hotel, it was clean and tidy.
Later that evening we left to attend function and in a rush we left our key in the room. When we came home at 11.30pm we realised and had to ask for a spare. The woman did not open the door just asked "what do you want" I explained what had happened. The door then opened with a spare and "you better not do this again, this not acceptable."
The next morning when my boyfriends brother and father went down to hand in their keys and they were asked "where are the people who woke me up last night" apparently with a smirk on her face!
First of all, the way she behaved on the previous night and in the morning is extremely unproffessional. I understand no one wishes to be woken up, but it wasn't 2am in the morning and it was a genuine mistake that happens to everyone, talking to me like i am some sort of child is outright disgusting and if you dont like it..don't run a HOTEL!!!
None of us will be staying there again, which is a shame as we visit Cardiff on a regular basis, I would rather pay more money and experience a little service that sheer rudeness when I am the customer.
If it wasn't for that woman I would have written a good review but she spoiled it for everyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank SmithyCe
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We needed somewhere for one night near the start of the Watagan's bush walk, so this motel suited as family room was a good size with one queen and two singles.Bonus points for good shower and breakfast delivered to the room on time. Dinner at the Panthers Club across the road was a very short walk which was lucky as it was raining. Bistro there was basic.RSL also a one minute walk away if you wanted another option. In summary good value for a motel, in fact breakfast better than at some hotels in Newcastle I have been to.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank hellsey2045
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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Stayed here for business for a night. The rooms are very large, as is the bathroom. The decor is quite dated, but not a huge issue. Unfortunately the air con was a back to back which was noisy. The lighting in the room was not enough. The service seemed very decent. Location is good with food options at walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank Mushfiq R
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Property: Cardiff Motor Inn
Address: 15 Munibung Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Cardiff
Amenities:
Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cardiff Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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