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“Book ahead in Gunnedah”
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Mackellar Motel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Gunnedah
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Book ahead in Gunnedah”
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I stayed in a standard room, it was quite large, very comfortable, well appointed kitchenette, large seperate shower/toilet area, everything is very clean. Good offstreet parking is free. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, it is very close to the main drag and the RSL is just across the road. There is a lot of resource sector activity around the area and if you arrive in town a bit late accommodation can be very hard to find. The locals I was due to visit told me prior to leaving for my trip to Gunnedah to always book ahead, which when I looked at the 'no vacancy' signs as I drove into town about 4pm seemed very good advice. There is a bit of noise from the carpark area at night, the more expensive rooms would not be as affected are they are a bit away from the standard rooms.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Wollongong
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Stayed at the Mackellar Motel in May 2012. It is a very new motel well located on the main street just a block or so from the main CBD. Our room had a kitchenette which made it ideal for preparing our own breakfast. The bathroom and shower were amazingly big. Good value. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

The Mackellar is one of those hidden gems that comes up once in a while during travels. The Mackellar is a well run , extremely clean and spacious motel with one of the cleanest guest laundries we have come across.
Located at one end of the town the RSL is directly across the road and offers excellent meals with a friendly atmosphere.

Room Tip: You have several dining options within a 100 metres of this motel and the main shopping area is a 1...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I stayed at the mackellar on a work visit and it would probaly be the best of the three hotels I have stayed in in Gunnedah. The room was great very well appointed and clean as you would expect from a new hotel. The car park is a little tight but not too bad.
The room I stayed in had a tv in the spa bathroom which was a nice touch , but it would be better if turning on the main tv in the bedroom didn't also turn on the bathroom one.
Apart from the Luke warm shaded in the morning the stay was very good . I would be happy to return on the next trip.
P.S. Why do Australian hotels have to charge so much for Internet.... $15 for 8 hours access is a but over the top in my opinion when I have stayed in very cheap accommodation internationally where wi-fi was free

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Clean, private and quiet. Reception was poor and felt like a school mistress was checking us in. Has potential but lacks character and warmth.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

I have stayed in many, many motels and the Mackellar takes first place by a country mile.

Reception was friendly, helpful and efficient, making us feel very welcome and issueing modern swipe cards to our rooms.

On entering I thought I had been given the disabled facilities as both the room and bathroom were huge. My mistake.......all the rooms are huge, and include a microwave and sink plus the fridge and a great, flat screen TV. The motel is only 3 years old and looks as good as new. The rooms are elegantly furnished and professionally finished to combine the fittings in modern subdued colours.

I had a cooked breakfast that was delivered on time, hot with real coffee in a plunger.

Super value...................dont go past.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

Clean & quite, I stay in a lot of Motel rooms & most are NOT clean! That one was clean, new and the service friendly. I was in a huge room, well-appointed and as someone on another site complained being a ‘concrete jungle’, well there is no Pool or Palms, it’s not a Holiday resort. [Well, who goes to Gunnedah for a Holiday?!] I get into a Motel room to sleep. I can recommend it highly.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Mackellar Motel
Address: 342 Conadilly St, Gunnedah, New South Wales 2380, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Gunnedah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Gunnedah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mackellar Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mackellar Motel is located in the heart of the Gunnedah CBD, directly across the road from the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club and close to a number of restaurants. The Mackellar Motel has 30 well-appointed four star suites with soft, comfortable pillow tops on all beds. All suites are larger than average and tastefully decorated with modern furnishings. They include a kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge and minibar. Entry to all rooms is by secure key card. Free unrestricted wifi throughout the motel is included in the room rate. Free continental breakfast is available in the Namoi Room near Reception. Hot breakfast is also available in the Namoi Room or delivered to your room. Dinner is available each night in Louie's Restaurant or by room service The Conadilly Bar is open daily. ... more   less 
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