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Kempsey Powerhouse Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kempsey
Certificate of Excellence
Laurieton, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The Best quality Motel in a long time”
Reviewed 2 November 2011

This is perhaps the best Motel we have stayed in. Positioned on the Pacific Highway 5 kilometres south of the township of Kempsey diagonally across the road from the new Slim Dusty Centre (due for completion at the end of the year). The web site is informative and the New hosts promise hospitality and they deliver with a graciousness we have not seen for a long time.The Reception area is comfortable and welcoming and on my arrival with walking stick in hand reaching the top of the stairs I found the door had been opened by Tracy with a smile as wide as the welcome mat. Inside is the bar, fireplace and restaurant which are in warm, well appointed furniture with excellent views through the windows.Leaving was difficult, it was like leaving home. We will be visiting Crescent Head and South West Rocks on our next visit and guess where we will stay -Yes- The Powerhouse, the home away from home -And don't forget the most important, the rates are excellent.

Room Tip: Family rooms are at the back and nearest to the pool and shaded areas.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Robina, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Really enjoyed the hospitality of the owners as it seems did other folk who stayed before us. Lovely clean rooms with the restaurant & bar being well above average. Pricing of all components was good value for money.

Room Tip: Plan on using the restaurant & bar as is a bit far out of town.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Kempsey, Australia
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Powerhouse Motel has always been a popular venue with travellers but with new owners this Motel has achieved a new level of service and hospitality.
A great place to stay right at the entrance to Kempsey, not far off te Highway yet totally quiet.
Fully licensed restaurant offering good food, definately a cut above your usual motel fare, popular with locals too. Would recommend

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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NSW
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

Warm and friendly. Owners Martin and Tracy great characters. Rooms excellent. Food excellent. After checking out hotels in the area it was a breath of fresh air to stumble on this motel. Would definitely stay their again. S and A

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Helensvale, Australia
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

My wife & i stayed at this motel on our way to a family reunion from the Gold Coast. I don't normally write reviews but i thought this place deserves a big thank you. The owners were just so nice as they went out of their way to offer us anything we wanted. The evening meal in the restaurant was equal to any 5 star meal I have ever had in the big smoke. I asked for pepper steak with extra bite in the sauce. Wow, talk about bite. Exactly the way i like it. Our room was quite large & clean. If you want friendly country service, Martin & Tracey have it in spades.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Would like to thank the team at kempsey powerhouse for our one night stay with them. We were greeted with friendliness and were served superbly. The food was AMAZING, and restaurant was warm and cosy (perfect for a winter function) easy to find and very clean! :-)

  • Stayed June 2011
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

We stayed here for one night on the way back from Surfers Paradise. We were made very welcome at the front desk. The owners chatted with my girls. And I was asked if I was an NRMA member - which saved me $10. The room was much better decorated than the last motel we stayed at in Kempsey. And it was spotlessly clean (I even did a Hotel Inspector and checked some obscure places). There was free wi-fi but I forgot the ask for the code. I was thinking the room was rather noisy with trucks on the highway, but then I realized the glass sliding door was open. Once closed it was very much a faint background noise and did not disturb our sleep at all. We bought our own pizza in to eat for dinner but would have ordered in if we'd known what a great selection they had (we're vegetarian) and breakfast sounded good value too (but we left before 7am). My girls picked out some DVD's to watch (for free). We will definitely stay here again. I was nervous after reading the mixed reviews but since it was rated no.1 in Kempsey we decided we'd try it. So glad we did. We just can't fault it, except it took quite a while for the hot water in the shower to heat up :-).

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

Property: Kempsey Powerhouse Motel
Address: 465 Macleay Valley Way | 1klm Fm the Roundabout Exit Sthn End of New by-Pass, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Kempsey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Kempsey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kempsey Powerhouse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 5 acres of manicured bushland, the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel is a quiet place to unwind after a day on the road. It is suitable to sit amongst the trees up the back and enjoy the wildlife that abounds or watch your children kick a ball around in safety well away from the road. We are no longer pet friendly. The motel is also very conveniently located set back from the highway halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. The motel is 500mts from the southern most exit if heading to the north or 1klm only if heading south. The now completed Slim Dusty centre is only 200 mts down the road. The motel is close to beaches and other interesting icons around town. 21 Very clean and spacious rooms, majority are ground floor and others have a maximum of three steps and handrails. Parking outside the door for most rooms. All rooms have had a modernized makeover with the bathrooms being our main priority at present. Ample truck, trailer and caravan/camper parking available near units. A very affordable a'la carte restaurant and bar is available Mon to Sat from 6.00Pm and can vary depending on the season. Closed on Sundays and Pub Hols. Booking a table is recommended on arrival to ensure you do not miss out on a delicious meal. Room service is also an option. A wide variety of Australian meals is offered. Children, romantics and small groups can be catered for. Your hosts, Tracy and Martin, are welcoming folk who enjoy and take pride in caring for the needs of their guests. ... more   less 
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