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Augusta Hotel Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Augusta
Newcastle, Australia
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96 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beautiful Spot But ...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

We had two nights in one of the cheaper rooms overlooking the river. Beautiful view however the room was clean but very basic. When I ran the shower the water ran dark brown for a while before clearing and the taps need attention. The window did not open easily.
The position is great in the main street and plenty of parking. We ate in the Bistro and the food was very good although a bit dear. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I stayed for one night in the riverside queen room and enjoyed my stay. The room was more than adequate, nice and clean with a decent sized ensuite, television with movie channels, a comfortable bed and very nice views of the Blackwood River. I also had a meal at the Hotel which though a little pricey was absolutely delish (the seafood platter with the best salt and pepper squid I have ever ate). I would recommend this stay wholeheartedly and intend to go back another plus is that Augusta is a beautiful and amazing place to visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is a hotel that begs to be transformed. In fact it begs to have just about anything done to it because it's pretty shabby now. We visited for lunch only. Walking through the 'lobby' it feels like an dormitory building from the 50s - but not in a good way. In fact, even though this is the hotel's main entrance, it looks like an area that's not used - old toilet doors, an open storage room and a dark, dingy corridor. When you enter the dining room, this is where you can see the potential of the place. It's a beautiful view of the river from big windows that opens onto a deck area and lawn. Orders are taken at the bar and we both chose the special of the day - my favourite fish, goldband snapper ($38). Our meals arrived very quickly, (too quickly), with a side of salad and chips. The fish was lukewarm suggesting it had been cooked earlier, tasteless and covered in a fatty, yellow sauce topped with two thin asparagus spears. The small salad was standard and the 'wedges' were out of a packet. We felt ripped off - could have had a lovely meal at a stylish winery for about the same price. Two stars - just for the view.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Was staying with the family few days ago and was totally opposite to what I assumed from the photo. Reception staff is very friendly. But room had few set backs...one of them was mosquitoes. Second was uncomfortable bed. Third was shower with very low pressure n splashes from shower in change room looked terrible. Maids shouldnt be allowed unless checkout time. Complimentary breakfast should be included. Good things abt the place are its convenient and picturesque location which heals everything up...I wud say not bad but alot of room for improvement...cheers

  • Stayed August 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

On a very cold and blustery winter afternoon, we checked into the Augusta Hotel-Motel, room #5, with a queen size bed, overlooking the river. You get what you pay for, so no complaints there.

This was a lovely spot to watch the wild weather rolling in from the south (cold fronts born in Antarctica), and some local bird life, gulls, terns and pelicans. Being a cozily sized room, it did not take long to heat up with the portable fan heater. The bathroom is serviceable, with a noisy exhaust fan, but other than soap, no other toiletries are provided.

The main issue was the complete lack of door seal. The very cold and very squally wind (it was well below 5C that night) whistled through the gaps, I resorted to using the spare blanket to at least block off the under door.

There is a communal guest laundry, which after a week of travelling around the South West, we were happy to take advantage of.

Cheerful pub grub available in the hotel bistro.

The reception staff are very nice, handing us a small carton of fresh milk on arrival, assistance with the laundry use, and a hair dryer for me the next morning.

Room Tip: Overlooking the river is pleasant.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed one night with our family in this hotel-motel while traveling around west Australia. They reserved us the family room, with one double bed and 2 twin beds for our daughters. This room is in the separate section of the hotel, where you drive up to your room. The room was OK but definitely not worth the price. ($160.00) The beds are not comfortable and the room looks out on the parking lot and the street. One small heater up on the wall is either too hot or too cold, no thermostat. There is no breakfast included, and we did not eat at the hotel's pub as the prices seemed high and it did not smell clean in the lobby. Maid woke us up by trying to enter our room in the early morning. Was not good value for the money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

I've stayed in this for two nights with a friend. It's a decent place to stay for a night or two. It's a nice motel with good view.The rooms are neat with a good service from the staff. Close to tourist spots.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Augusta Hotel Motel
Address: Blackwood Avenue, Augusta, Western Australia 6290, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Augusta
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Augusta
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Number of rooms: 45
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