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Port Macquarie Motel
Brisbane
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cheap, Clean, Quiet, Old”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

My husband and I stayed en route to Sydney. I really liked the small, old-fashioned feel of the place. The room was small, clean and quiet. The pillows weren't great but it was just for a night and the price was comparatively cheap. The bathroom reminded me of boarding school, all grey tiled and functional without any charm. There are two channels on TV.

I really like suggestion by Kim131313 that the owners consider developing the retro theme. It wouldn't take much effort to visit the local op shops for fun crockery and paintings or add a lick of paint for a feature wall.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Port Macquarie Motel is a quaint, dated motel and offers a 'step back in time' experience. We loved it for a one night stay. Despite the dated style and furnishings, it is well maintained and our room had all we needed, plus more - a comfortable bed with fine smooth bedlinen, flat screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, plates, cutlery and a toaster, a few toiletries and also towels. The style of updated elements of our room such as the shower and sink in the ensuite bathroom were in keeping with the retro feel, yet met with today's requirements. It was a good value for money stop-over, the price reflecting the dated accommodation. My suggestion to the owner is to invest a little in cleaning the carpets and replace the worksurface with a new but retro style one. It's a great little motel that has potential of increased ratings if you were to develop and really promote the retro theme - such as 60s, 70s curtains, plates, cups etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tampere, Finland
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

I don't completely understand all the complaints about this motel. The rooms are outdated as the building is a bit old. If you are looking for something fancy you should look elsewhere. The room was cleaned well and there were everything we needed to make our overnight stay pleasant. We stayed in a standard room, not the budget one. Room size was OK although it could have been bigger. Still, it was big enough for the two of us. I would say that this is a very good basic motel and very good value for money as we paid 63e.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gosford, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

this place is a dump ,older style,carpets worn ibooked a two bedroom ,it was so small we got in each others way,not very clean,left after 2 hours,the photos look good they are not true,ould not stay again even if it was for free.waste of m,oney,found a place near the water mid pacific,very good every thing they about the place was true will stay again.keep away from this motel in gordon st.......

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Gosford, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

My Friend booked this on the Internet .There are two sites for these bookings that display a pool and a bbq area and beautifull rooms . not so We had a double bedroom booked in which you could not move and the interior was quite musty and older styled not any where like the pictures on the booking site. the owner when approached re his advetisment denied any such knoledge of poool, there was a bbq area with broken fences surrounding we decicde not to stay . I would not recommend this to any one
I have stayed in older places before and had no problems as they were maintained

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Arrived later at night. It was hard to find somebody to check in. The room was not really clean. If you are traveling during the winter, please note that at least our room did not have adequate heating. The bathroom window was open and could not be closed. I am sure that there are better places to stay. It was a great location to visit the koala hospital.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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portmacquariemotel, Owner at Port Macquarie Motel, responded to this review, 9 January 2013
It is true that we do not offer 24 hour service.
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Sydney
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Basic style accommodation - the room was on the small style though it was clean and came with usual toiletries/towels as well as a fridge, aircon, fan and flat screen TV. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were decent (not like those terrible flat pancake ones). The motel was a 5 min drive to town and probably a 20 min walk. We got stuck in Mackville due to traffic and called ahead to let the motel know, and the staff were accommodating enough to give us an extra hour to check in if needed.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Port Macquarie Motel
Address: 170 Gordon St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Port Macquarie Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Macquarie Motel is a 15 room in-town motel located right on Gordon St on the western side of the town centre. Close to Westport Bowling Club, Settlement City, Finnians Irish Tavern and the Base Hospital. ... more   less 
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