You know the expression "You shouldn't judge a book by its cover"? Well that certainly applies here. The place looks quite inviting from the street, and on its website. But once you venture into it, it's a dive.
Once I made it past the arrogant twerp on reception, I found my room (no directions offered) in a dark part of the carpark. The furnishings are old. The decor is grotty. The carpet doesn't quite fit. The paint is peeling off the walls. One of the chairs is about to fall apart.
The room has a kettle and a toaster and a microwave and a very big TV.
In short, it's a dump.
I think it's a great example of what happens when there's no competition in a town. This hotel was rated as #1 of 2 hotels in Richmond. I sincerely hope the other one gets rated soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Colonial Motel Richmond. A thirty-nine room motel close to: local shops, parks & restaurants. The perfect place to stop over for a night or two on your way through the historic hawkesbury. Colonial Motel 161 March Street Richmond, NSW, 2753 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Richmond
- Richmond Best Western