The Plumpton Hotel is a place that is older than most of the suburbs around it & sits off Richmond road, a suburban artery that was one of the original links to the colonial Macarthur towns of Richmond & Windsor. The Plumpton Hotel is commonly used as a rest stop for tours & travellers to the Blue Mountains via the Bells Line of Road route, definitely the most scenic way up to Katoomba via the Bilpin apple orchards & fruit farms.
The Plumpton Inn Motel as it was previously known before its refurbishment is not a grand old building or refurbished colonial gem but a product of a late 1970’s working-class town. It is truly a building of the times where motels were once places to cheat on your wife or someone else’s wife. Sharing the same car park is the Plumpton Inn & bistro where the food is reasonably priced but a little on the expensive side if your povo, there is also a liquor store & a 24hr service station.
The hotel has all your usual amenities such as queen sized bed, plastic chairs & table, mini fridge, air con, ironing board, iron, 51 cm TV & FREE Foxtel, which is not available at higher priced hotels. The bar staff at the pub double as reception after hours so it might get crazy & it is not possible to pay for meals on your room tab. The car park is also big enough for trucks & trailers so I guess brawling isn’t out of the question if your from outta town.
The Plumpton Hotel is no resort or proper hotel however it is still a motel but packaged as a hotel. Since the bistro & pub are under the same management now, the name change can be technically justified, but it still smells like a motel & still looks like a motel. The stale cigarette smell on the carpet & mattress will take you back to the 80’s all without having to experiment with LSD or a time machine. The plastic chairs & tables serve their purpose & can simply be imagined as IKEA furniture if motel standards disturb you.
All in all, at $95 it is a little cheaper than comparatively huge commercial clubs, the Holiday Inn at Rooty Hill & Travelodge in Blacktown but lies on Richmond rd where it will take you into the heart of Richmond & past Bilpin on your way to Mt Victoria or Katoomba where you can sample the many roadside eateries that still bake fresh apple pies & buy fresh plums & apples straight off the trees, however, besides the convenience of its location, the bigger clubs simply have more to offer in terms of atmosphere if you like the company of senior citizens, locals & tourists, but stay at the Plumpton Hotel if you wish to avoid the bus loads of European & Chinese tourists who make-up the majority of guests at these two bigger places.