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“Great service and nice place to stay”
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Central Motel
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Figtree, Australia
2 reviews
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“Great service and nice place to stay”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

The couple who run this place were extremely nice. We came in late with a large group of 8 (two families). They did their best to accommodate us given our late check in. The rooms were clean and it was a great location. I would definitely recommend this to people traveling through this area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Fantastic location, walking to distance to everything in Nelson Bay. Clean spacious rooms with new TVs. Great pool area with lounges to soak up the sun. Very friendly and helpful owners and staff who provided us with everything we needed. Parking right outside rooms. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Excellent Location. Only a short walk to centre of Nelson Bay, shops, hotels etc.Room big enough. Was very clean, but bathroom a bit dated ( but still OK). Very small TV. Free wi-fi was a plus. Perhaps a bit pricey for what you got but would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

A couple of friends and I booked a last minute trip to Nelson Bay and after looking at a couple of different accommodation options we decided on the Central Motel. We weren't expecting anything amazing as the price was very reasonable. However we were pleasantly surprised. We booked a family room which was lovely, clean and a good size. The room had all the amenities we needed such as a fridge, tea and coffee facilities and a large television, with free use of the receptions DVDs. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Mudgee, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

We had an accommodation voucher for this motel which was out of date, they were good enough to let us still use it.
We (myself, hubby, 6yo and 3yo), stayed in a family room (the one you see if you check their website it has the chairs and table and two single beds in the photo - happy to report the floral bedspreads and pink towels are no more), which was slightly bigger than I expected. Room was clean with neutral décor. Bathroom was also clean.
Our stay was for three nights, so it was nice that every day when we left the room the beds were made (love that!), tea coffee and biscuits replenished and used towels replaced.
TV reception was great with all digital stations, and although we didn't watch any dvd's the complimentary ones they had looked like a good up to date selection.
I liked that as they weren't too busy at the time we stayed, they seemed to keep the guests they had a room apart, which was nice and made it extra quiet.
Owners are nice and helpful.
Great location, short easy walk to the marina, restaurants, shops and beach, and opposite the police station so no hoons being noisy at night.
No kitchenette in the room but the bathroom sink was big enough to fit the kettle and do any washing up and there is dishwashing cloth, detergent, tea towel, and a toaster & microwave.
There is some 'mini bar' items (chips chocs and soft drinks) quite reasonably priced.
We ordered breakfast one morning it was pretty good especially the cappuccino was really nice.
We usually stay in rental houses for our holidays, so the kids have a backyard to run around in, but this was surprisingly a great place to stay, when the days activities were finished if the kids got bored back at the motel we just walked to the park or the beach. We had a lovely holiday.

Only thing that was a bit annoying was the wheels on the beds made them move about a bit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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scotland
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We had no problem staying at this motel. The room was clean & tidy & the breakfast was very good. At $ 120 a night it was far better value than some worse motels we had stayed in on our trip. We would definitely stay here again when in Nelson Bay. If I have one really minor gripe, it's that the small tv screen is a bit hard to see from the comfort of the bed.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

I stayed here for one night and the only thing I was impressed with was the location. The bathrooms were dirty and the twin room was nothing like the photos suggested. I actually stayed here because of the positive review left previously and found myself very disappointed.
Take my advice and if you can stay elsewhere for a similar price I'd definitely do that

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Central Motel
Address: Cnr Church St & Government Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Nelson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Central Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly,family run motel located in the heart of Nelson Bay. Leave the car behind and walk to the bars and cafes at the D'albora Marina. All rooms are on the ground floor with parking outside the door. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and attention to detail and will endeavour to do everthing possible to make your stay a pleasant one. ... more   less 
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