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“Great place in great location”
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El Paso Motor Inn
Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
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Perth
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“Great place in great location”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed over the East long weekend, and founds the rooms to be quite modern in terms of decor and colour scheme. Great big tv, bar fridge, and storage space. Bathroom was great too. Very handy location, being across the street from Port Central shopping centre with Target, IGA, and other stores. Quite close also to the Town Green and waterfront. The complimentary continental breakfast featured white or wholemeal toast with spreads (Vegemite, jam, honey etc), and cereals (Just Right, Coco Pops, Corn Flakes, and Weet Bix) and tea and coffee. The restaurant also had hot breakfast and espresso coffee available for purchase. The Waterfront Restaurant overlooks the waterfront, which is quite a pleasant view. Nice pool and sun lounges as well on the street side of the property.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Nice place to stay for the long weekend, location is perfectly situated within walking distance of major shopping centre, waterfront and not too busy like the Rydges or similar. Rooms nicely kept and basic good utilities. Maybe just provide rooms with a few utensils and update bbq :-)

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Came upon this as we were looking for a ground floor room with parking out front. Room was spacious and came with all amenities and free wi-fi as well.
Continental breakfast is included. Nothing fancy but sufficient to tie you till lunch. No complaints. Room was clean and surroundings were quiet.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

My family (myself, wife, 2 kids) for one night after driving from Tweed on the way through to Sydney. It was easy to find and parking is very easy (included in rate). The lovely lady on reception was more than welcoming and very helpful with dinner ideas.

The room was comfortable and up one flight of stairs. We had a double bed and single, I slept on the single which was extremely comfortable. For those in the same room, the tv rotates and can be seen from both beds at the same time.

Across the road from numerous cafes and restaurants (Maccas etc is within a few mins walking distance for the kids) and across the road from a park and the water. We had no problem at all with noise.

Breakfast was a handy extra, toast and ceral for the kids and coffee for mum (also included in the rate)

All in all a very easy and comfortable over night stay. The bathroom is very basic yet large

Would def stay again for a night or more with the kids in the future

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Daddio1946, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thank you for your positive comments regarding your recent stay at El Paso, yes we offer free parking to our guests. Our location is brilliant and our reception staff are always very helpful, friendly and accommodating. We offer all our guests a free continental breakfast and also free internet. (great value). Hopefully on your next visit our refurbishments will be completed and we will be even more impressive.....
Would love to see you again soon,

Vickie M
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed for the one night while driving north from Sydney. The place is undergoing a refurbisment at the moment so once finished it will be great. The Inn is very close to the waterfront area and the restaurants. The great thing is natures alarm clock. You will be woken by the hundreds of lorikeets which roost in the norfolk pines around. This place would have to have one of the best bathroom showers....fantastic pressure. Free wifi is a bonus too

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Daddio1946, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
We are always grateful when our guests are understanding of the fact that we are refurbishing the motel and making great improvements. Our location is superb as yes, we are located on the water in the heart of Port Macquarie, Our new bathrooms are great and it pleases us that you enjoyed the improvement. When the refurbishment is complete we will truly be a very stylish motel located a short stroll from Port Macquarie's CBD and beautiful waterways and Town Beach.

Vickie M
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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We're becoming regulars here. Originally chosen for its location right smack in the middle of all of the action in Port Macquarie, later because of the great service and quality of fittings and amenities in the tastefully refurbished rooms. Quiet air-conditioning for when there's no breeze from the East-facing balconies; high-res widescreen digital TV, and the clever USB charging sockets in power outlets.

The restaurant doesn't exploit its superb outlook over the Town Green and mouth of the river. Adequate menu and friendly service, but feels a bit of a time-warp of the early eighties. Still, if you don't want to go out it's just fine. The building work, including the pool area, continues but doesn't in any way intrude on the accommodation.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Daddio1946, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
We are pleased to hear that you are becoming regulars at the El Paso, also appreciate your positive feedback regarding out great location, excellent service, and the quality of our refurbished rooms. We are working hard to improve all aspects of the motel and are looking very impressive as a result. Hope to see you at the El Paso again soon,

Vickie M
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Stayed for 1 night whilst doing a 2 day round trip from Sydney. Could not fault any aspect of this accommodation. We stayed in Room 110 which we assumed had already received attention from the ongoing updating process. This room was large and well furnished.The beds were comfortable and supplied with top sheets. The bathroom was one of the best and largest I had ever found in a motel. For example face washers were supplied as well as the usual soap and shampoo, hooks were installed on the back of the door, large vanity unit with centre basin with plenty of room each side for toiletries. A very nice continental breakfast was included in the tariff.This was available in the on site Restaurant which was on one of the upper floors with stunning water views. I would recommend this motel to all, particularly due to its great location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Daddio1946, Manager at El Paso Motor Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thank you for your positive response to your stay at El Paso Motor Inn, we are constantly working to improve all aspects of the motel and we truly appreciate it when our guests enjoy their stay.
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Property: El Paso Motor Inn
Address: 29 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — El Paso Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The El Paso Motor Inn is an iconic motel located right in the middle of town across the road from a major shopping Centre and the Glasshouse Entertainment Centre, within walking distance of Main Beach and most attractions, and backing on to the spectacular Hastings River. The Motel has recently had 44 of its 56 rooms fully renovated with more to come including an elevator and spectacular BBQ area! These are 4 STAR quality rooms although they are yet to be rated. These rooms include a brand new 42 inch HD TV, iPod docking stations, Brand new beds and built in USB ports. We also offer FREE continental Breakfast plus FREE high-speed wireless broadband when booking any of our rooms. Our restaurant, The Waterfront Restaurant specializes in top quality contemporary Australian cuisine and has one of the best views in Port Macquarie over looking Town Green and the mouth of the beautiful Hastings River. Here at the El Paso Motor Inn we pride ourselves on our friendly service and will go out of our way to make your stay a memorable one. The El Paso Motor Inn is high quality accommodation in the CBD of Port Macquarie with an affordable price tag that you would be crazy to miss out on! You won't be disappointed! ... more   less 
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