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“An ok hotel, but shower dangerous”

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Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 January 2012

This hotel is in an ok position if you enjoy walking. This was not an issue for us as we didn't mind walking. The rooms were large enough for a family of two adults and two teenagers. It was good having a small kitchen area with microwave. My only concern was no temperature control on the shower, which made it unusable.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We just had two nights at the above premises, having booked online with a view of being close to other friends in the area at the time. The premises are older but are going through repainting and refurbishing. Our booked room on the ground level was not available due to painting and we were moved upstairs. The room was very clean, nice bathroom and bed with a small kichenette with microwave and tea/coffee facilities. There was no hot breakfast available or offerred, apparently the stove was being replaced as the new managers did not like the old electric. This did not prevent the male manager having his breakfast, together with a beer, sitting at the outside table area next to the tiny pool! The price paid, $119/night, was excessive for a ground level room with an extra $10 applied for the 1st floor.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank sgtgwh
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Checked in here on Monday October 10th for a 3 night stay for work.

Was presented with a building construction zone, with staff/owners having no clue what to do with my government contracted booking. Place smelt of paint, sawdust, and glue, and noise of building works. The greeting of the guest (me) was non existsent, and I was made to feel like it was an inconveinance to have me stay with them. Very poor effort! The room I had was good, and clean (except for the mouldy shower). Having a kitchenette is great. Its a bit of a walk to main part of Nelson Bay, but the rooms are quiet and no road noise. Bed was hard.

Internet is very expensive and slow (offered by a 3rd party).

If the owners did some training on professional service, and not feel like you are staying in a 5 dollar per night pub, I might recomend the Motel. But as it stands, plenty of better places in the bay. I will be staying some where else next time. Here is a hint, SERVICE of your guests is a major assesment factor!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Normandy_sr2
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

We stayed in Nelson Bay on a roadtrip down South, decided to check out the Admiral Nelson Motor Inn as we drove past.

The Admiral Nelson is unfortunately a little bit away from the main Nelson Bay area, but its only a short drive to the main area if you want to go there. The service is great, the owners gave us some tips on seeing the dolphins (which unfortunately we didn't but that was not because of their tips..)

A great and very friendly place to stay in Nelson Bay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank leftyx
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

Designated disabled parking. Unfortunately, the disabled with assistance room was down near the end of a long tiled corridor or through reception, if you can handle a step, There was one visible powerpoint in the room so if you need to charge any devices beware of this limitation. The disabled bathroom had a door on the shower with a step into it, The rails were far too high and the free standing shower chair had no arms on it. The owners were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Thank DisabledClient
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Elena D
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Address: Cnr. Gowrie Avenue & Achilles Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Price Range: £66 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral Nelson Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family owned and run Hotel and we pride ourselves on our cleanliness and service. Please contact us for the best deals on one of the best kept secrets in Port Stephens. Be our guest at the Admiral Nelson Motor Inn and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the Bay. Looking forward to seeing you soon on your next wonderful stay in the bay, Thank you all have a great day. ... more   less 
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