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Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   31 Marsh Street, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia (Formerly Cattleman's Motor Inn)
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Ranked #2 of 21 hotels in Armidale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long drive we arrived early in Armidale. Reception could not have been more accommodating finding us a room at 10.30am and letting us shower and change before our commitments for the day. Darryl on reception was unbelievably hospitable bringing us milk at 10pm with a happy greeting and smile. Now that doesn't happen very often. The rooms are... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation about being 'the place' to stay in Armidale! We are very proud of the hotel and our staff who always aim to satisfy our valued guests. We appreciate the feedback about your room and service and look forward to your return visit. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good friendly service and the room was very nice. Champagne and chocolates on arrival were a nice touch. The restaurant and bar are excellent. Lovely food and great Service. Room was nice and warm while it was cold outside.

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

Perfect feedback. We are so pleased you had a terrific stay at the Powerhouse Armidale. When it is cold outside we want to make sure you are warm and content either in your room or at Azka Restaurant, Wine and Tapas bar - sometimes you have no choice but to sit back and relax! General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thouroughly impressed with this establishment and all the staff encountered on my stay. Every detail was just right from the welcome by Monty to the cleanliness of the rooms, the toiletries, THE SHOWER!!, the under floor heating,, the tapas (luv the fire and NEW England Martinis!) and restaurant (love those lights!!),,,, and oh my goodness ... THE FOOD is fabulous!... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

You have made our day! Thank you for the wonderful review detailing the favourite aspects of your stay and the comments about our staff. We look forward to you driving over the Walcha mountains to visit us again. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

Toowoomba, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at Armidale for a photo shoot in mid May and needed a place to stay. I was taken back by the warmth of welcome at the front desk and the helpful nature of the staff. I was seeking locations to shoot the glorious Autumn colours, and shared their abundant local knowledge freely. The rooms were large and spacious... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write about your stay in May - we must have made an impression if you can still remember the experience and the shower! We hope other travellers read your review and are inspired to visit Armidale and the New England - it really is breathtaking in Autumn. We will endeavour to create another... More

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over 1 day in Armidale enroute from the Gold Coast, and despite the weather turning cold the day we arrived, the hotel was very comfortable, and the service very good. We dined at the restaurant, where the ambience was very good, menu selection quite extensive, and the service friendly and efficient.

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

What a terrific review! The Powerhouse team is thrilled with your feedback. We aim to satisfy our guests with consistent service and quality in both the hotel and restaurant. Thank you for advising us about these important elements of your stay. We look forward to your family’s return visit. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

Surrey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived tired after a long drive and were warmly welcomed. Our kitchen room suite was exactly right for our family for a few nights. However, the best was yet to come, we had the most superb meal in the hotel restaurant, by far the best food we have experienced since arriving in Australia 15months ago. It was so good... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable comments. It certainly has been cool in Armidale this week, but we do hope to create a warm and cosy oasis for our guests. We’re also delighted you had an enjoyable dining experience at Azka Restaurant. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

Canberra, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
97 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good, quality hotel in Armidale. The room - although decorated in a dark, formal style that would not be to everyone's taste - was very spacious and comfortable. The restaurant was too busy for me to eat in, but I did have a drink in the wine bar which has a very urbane, subterranean sort of... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

We agree Armidale is a beautiful town! Thank you for sharing insights into your recent stay - we appreciate your comments. Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar is a must do during winter - relax by the fire with tasty tapas and a top drop! General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised by this country inn. The recently refurbished rooms were exceedingly well appointed with beautiful new bathrooms. Restaurant food was good and staff were friendly and helpful.

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

That's exactly what we hope our guests experience at the Powerhouse! So thank you for your positive feedback. We're really happy you had a pleasant stay with us and look forward to your return visit. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best by far was the under-floor heating in the bathroom on a cold night and the following morning when Mr Frost was about. Excellent hot water and decent water pressure. This room was designed for the Armidale winter - the heavy window drapes were full enough to cover the entry door and prevent any nasty drafts. Recent refurbishment has included... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

We also love the under-floor heating in our hotels! Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at the Powerhouse, Armidale. It is nice to know that you will be returning after such a pleasant stay. Thank you for noticing all of the little extras we provide for our valued guests. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse... More

Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went to Armidale for 3 nights for my partners birthday. Was amazed at how great the room was for a country town, beautiful bed and leather lounge! Efficient check in, great weekend staff that gave us suggestions on where to go. The other pleasant surprise was the restaurant Azka. Great wine list, cozy bar and lovely dinner menu. We... More

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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review

Fantastic feedback! We are delighted you had a short break in Armidale and enjoyed your time at the Powerhouse. We look forward to looking after you again on your next visit. General Manager, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale More

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Address: 31 Marsh Street, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia (Formerly Cattleman's Motor Inn)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Armidale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Armidale
Armidale Best Western
Quality Inn Armidale

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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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The Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale is the city’s only true 4.5 star full service hotel. The hotel has recently completed a three year, $4 million refurbishment program that includes 55 hotel rooms, restaurant, wine and tapas bar, conference room, private dining room and private boardroom. Whether you're visiting Armidale for business or pleasure, the Quality Hotel Powerhouse offers 55 guest rooms that cater to your individual needs and budgets. Choose from deluxe, deluxe spa, family suite, kitchen suite, presidential suite and deluxe king rooms. Every room is equipped with complimentary wireless internet and Foxtel, DVD player, CD player and LCD TV screen. Classic furnishings, stylish appointments and state of the art technology in rooms ensure all guests are comfortable and relaxed. You can also check in at any time as the hotel is open 24 hours.Azka Restaurant, Wine and Tapas bar at the Quality Hotel Powerhouse is an exciting contribution to the Armidale dining scene. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with the wine and tapas bar open every day. The intimate Wine and Tapas bar features leather lounges, an open fire, designer furnishings and Persian rugs and offers guests an extensive tapas menu and wine list. Azka Restaurant brings the lively food styles of the Mediterranean and Middle East together with personal, engaging service in an atmospheric dining space adorned with 70 brightly coloured Moroccan lanterns. The menu is well sourced and focuses on incorporating the freshest local seasonal produce from the New England.The hotel offers a range of contemporary venue options for meetings, special events, conferences and weddings. These include a private dining room for 14, a private boardroom for 22 and a function room for 120. All rooms feature the latest in audio visual and wireless technology and the professional functions team can tailor catering packages to suit each event and budget. Hotel accommodation can be provided for up to 150 delegates and a business centre is available free of charge for in house guests. ... more   less 
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