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Karuah Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Karuah
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Great value for money”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Stayed in Karuah for the Australia Day weekend and found the motel to be a little gem. We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the room and the quiet setting of Karuah. This was an ideal location to explore Port Stephens. Maryanne and the staff were extremely friendly and more than helpful in assisting us in things to see and do in Port Stephens. We had a great weekend.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

We decided to escape the heatwave in Sydney with a few nights away and this was the most affordable motel in the Port Stephens area at the time. So very glad we stayed here, the room was very clean and comfortable, as others have already commented, the attention to detail is beyond reproach, there was even ground coffee for the plunger. The staff were ALL very welcoming and friendly, the location is within easy access of all amenities. Will definitely return to Karuah and to this motel on our next short trip.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We stayed for a night earlier this week on a trip back to the Gold Coast. We booked here on trip advisor recommendations. All the compliments are well deserved. Excellent hosts, spotlessly clean and well thought. Whilst we were only there for an overnight stop on a trip back to the Gold Coast, Karuah is obviously a popular spot for holiday makers. Clearly quite a few people make this motel their base for the area.

Room Tip: Town has been bypassed. All rooms are quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our way home to Queensland. It was mainly a rest and relaxation stay after a hectic three weeks over Christmas/New Year, and we were really happy with our accommodation. We appreciated being given a room with a comfy couch to relax on after a five hour trip, and negotiating our way around the Sydney motorways. The facilities were excellent and very good value for money. The only thing I could be 'picky' about would be the shower door, as it was quite narrow and my husband, being a big man, found it a bit 'squeezy' to get into the shower. On the whole, we would certainly recommend the Karuah Motor Inn, and compliment the hosts on their extremely friendly welcome and care during our stay.

Room Tip: We had Room 12, which was tucked away in a corner and very quiet, with plenty of room.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I stayed one night there and it was so calm and clean, the room was equipped with flat screen TV and Ipod player.

The staff were so friendly too and hospitable


Definitely recommend it.

I can say more and more, but gotta go

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karuah_Motor_Inn, Owner at Karuah Motor Inn, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Thank you, we are pleased that you had a comfortable and restful stay, and hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Second time we have stayed at the great value Karuah Motor Inn. It has the benefit of allowing easy access to both Tea Gardens (20mins) and Nelson's Bay (45mins) areas if you are having a short trip. Room was well equipped with microwave/toaster/kettle and spacious enough to set up our porta-cot. Breakfast is very reasonably priced and included great bacon. Only area which could be improved is the size of the bathroom as very compact but shower was good!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Karuah_Motor_Inn, Owner at Karuah Motor Inn, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Thanks for choosing us a second time, and also for your comments about breakfast, we will pass this on to our local butcher.
Your comments on the easy access to local tourism sites is also very much appreciated. Our
accommodation association, and the Chamber of Commerce spend significant effort to promote Karuah's central position to the Hunter Valley and Barrington Tops regions as well as Nelson bay and Tea Gardens as you mentioned.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

As our seventh motel on this current road trip, we found the Karuah Motor Inn even better than what we had expected based upon previous Trip Advisor reviews. Our king bed room decorated predominantly in white with a couple of accent colours on the white couch, looked inviting as soon as we opened the door and made for a very relaxing stay. The bed was extremely comfortable and had heaps of pillows and cushions to rest against. The attention to detail in the room was very high and included things such as wine glasses, a coffee plunger and even a small Christmas ornament making us feel very much at home. Our hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Karuah_Motor_Inn, Owner at Karuah Motor Inn, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
We aim to make our Motel a home from Home so that our guests have a pleasant, comfortable stay and can continue on their journey refreshed and relaxed.
It is appreciated that our guests confirm that our efforts succeed
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Property: Karuah Motor Inn
Address: 422 Tarean Rd, Karuah, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Karuah
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Karuah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Karuah Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karuah Motor Inn is a quiet resting place to recuperate from your day's journey or the ideal place to base yourself for that relaxing holiday. Within a few minutes of the Pacific Highway, in the centre of town, the Karuah Motor Inn provides convenient motel accommodation only 200 metres from the waters of Port Stephens and a short stroll to shops, food outlets and the RSL club.Karuah Motor Inn is the only motel in town to offer HOT & COLD BREAKFAST. ... more   less 
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