Ok so I left Sydney at 3pm on 2nd Jan and like a moron hadn't booked anything at Port Macquarie where I planned to stay the night. Got in at 8pm and everywhere I mean everywhere had NO VACANCY signs. I googled and rang places in Kempsey, Wauchope, Coffs, even Grafton and they all said "forget getting anywhere tonight" It looked like an awful long night driving thru to Brisbane with sleeps in the car on the way. Just out of Kempsey around 10pm I spotted the Kempsey Motor Inn and a VACANCY sign. I swerved in and pelted into reception only to be beaten by a group of 4 German tourists who had just taken the last room! The look on my face must have said something because the manager said to his wife "we could give him Room 18" - a room they were not selling because it currently does not have a TV or a fridge - man I would've settled for a stable at this stage! So Dan the manager took me to the room which was spotless and comfortable and proudly showed me around the property which is on 6 acres and green and peaceful with a great pool and then he and his wife refused to charge me for the room because it was without a telly or a fridge! I slept well, woke up, jumped in the pool and got on my way, but not before profusely thanking Dan and his wife Pauline for helping out a traveller which after all is what hospitality actually is. Great people. Great place. Thank you. I can't wait to book and go back there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kempsey Rose Motor Inn offers: The chance to relax in 6 acres of peaceful landscaped surrounds and enjoy a swim large swimming pool . The chance to stay in contact with family, friends or work with FREE WIRELESS INTERNET. DTV to all rooms. The chance to dine in our licensed Restaurant offering A La Carte menu items to tantalize any taste bud, restaurant open to the public. A children's playground with swings and climbing frame. Conference facilities with catering and electronic conference facilities available. Parking for buses, coaches, trucks, caravans and trailers. Golf course next door, family rooms back onto golf course .. one side of your room looks over pool and play ground the other side looks over golf course. ... more less
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