Stayed in a regular room with my wife on 30 December 2011. It featured a comfortable king sized bed, a 42 inch LCD panel with all the digital channels (but no Foxtel), a large shower for two, and internet access by ethernet cable. No wireless access though, so if you don't have an ethernet port on your netbook you're out of luck.
The room had a "bay window" nook with cushioned seating which was a nice feature. The toiletries were what you'd expect from a 4 star plus property. Close the draperies and window fittings and you to have a dark room ideal for sleeping at any time of the day.
Parking was free unlike central Newcastle hotels. Next door is a leagues club which has pokies/slot machines, several bars and several dining options.
As a hotel guest you can order room service from the reasonably priced club next door and charge it to your room.
Room service was a pleasant surprise. A generous roast lamb dinner and a large Asian meal cost us only $15 each, delivered to our room.
Only complaints: Room service took about 25 minutes, no Foxtel cable TV and found the air conditioner remote a bit confusing.
A great alternative to the newer, slighyly more costly CBD/downtown hotels in Newcastle, with reduced rates for motor club members. $165/nt.
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