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Tallarook Motor Inn

#4 of 28 Hotels in Dubbo
Certificate of Excellence
17 Stonehaven Avenue, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Dubbo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in June 2015 when visiting the Zoo . Friendly welcome from the owner, Richard, who offered to store our bicycles in the shed to the side of the motel. We had an upstairs room, which was quite large, but had a queen and 2 singles. The room, fittings, furniture, furnishings and decor are very dated,... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear EandGl, Thanks for your fair and honest assessment of Tallarook. Very soon the room you stayed it will have a new paint job, tiling, bed heads, carpet etc. It really transforms them. However it was lovely to hear you found the things that we can control, our service, value and cleanliness, were very good. That's what we hang out... More 

bathurst, australia
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always stay here when in Dubbo. Huge comfy rooms, with excellent cooking facilities, full size stove, full size fridge, microwave,pot, pans cutlery etc. Great hot showers with excellent pressure, all mod cons, free wi fi, pay tv etc.. Location perfect for Zoo excursion and excellent near by Chinese restaurant The Golden Dragon and Thai The Rose Garden, Great Pub the... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Gidday Pomlea, Well thanks mate. What a glowing review. Apart from having become good friends with yourself and your constant companion Sensei Dave, I know you travel a lot with work and leisure. So its nice to hear that you can appreciate the constant upgrading of our facilities, not to mention our existing facilities. And our location is certainly amongst... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Dubbo late in the afternoon after a long drive and just wanted somewhere to sleep. What a gem we found in the Tallarook Motor Inn. We were greeted by the friendly owner/manager, Richard, who could not do enough for us. Our room was large, very clean and very comfortable. It had a kitchenette and, although the bathroom... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Billiejay, Thankyou for spreading the word about the wonderful Tallarook. I have considered signage with a play on that old saying, but then I reflect on how many people laugh at my jokes, and that's not many, so I will leave the signage alone. But your absolutely correct, Nothins crook at Tallarook. To be 100% honest I could not... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed over the Weekend with the Kids, when we weren't at Dubbo Zoo the kids were having just as much fun in the park across the road. Richard was couldn't have been more helpful - even providing a lock up for the bikes each night. The Kids loved the room - perfect place for a Family Week End

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mick F, Thank you for your EPIC review. It is always a pleasure to host families and its even better when you see them together enjoying the best Dubbo has to offer. On your bikes and off to the zoo on the cycle way opposite the Tallarook, only 2.5k's and the only motel on the cycleway and river, and... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked it for my husband to give a rest from sleeping in the truck . From the first phone found Richard very pleasant and friendly and easy to talk to. My husband found him very nice and friendly . Rooms are great and comfortable and clean and he was very happy to stay there . Would stay again thank you... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Allycat167, Thanks for your very kind words. Its always really nice to hear people have enjoyed their stay. But its a 2 way street. Gary is a great bloke and it was really good meeting him and hearing his many stories. If he's travelling through again in his rig, it would be our pleasure to assist him again. Hopefully... More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stayed at Tallarook Motor Inn for 3 nights as part of a car club weekend. Motel rooms are larger than average with a kitchen and bench/table . Bathroom was a bit on the small side and we had trouble with the sliding door on the bathroom as it would not sit properly on the bottom slide and kept getting jammed.... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi NSWSTEAMPOWER1, Thanks for your great review. It was really good having you all stay with us with your british cars. Now whilst I cant say I was overly excited about the cars, I mean no Aston Martins, McClarens, Escari's or BAC mono's, but I was excited by 2 things. You lovely group of people and the excellent organisation of... More 

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were greeted by very pleasant staff who helped me park my car and trailer, and our room was large, tidy and very comfortable. We had a lovely stroll across to the road to the Westside hotel where we enjoyed a lovely meal. The room we had included a fully equipped kitchenette for those who want to cook their own... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi again MarkT, "Howzat" for a great review. It really bowled me over! Any cricket followers will pick the cryptic clue. I hope the trip north is going well. I think there was a phrase in the bible, "do unto others!" As my guests, it a pleasure to assist wherever and when ever we can. I hope everything goes well... More 

Lake Macquarie, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed here again last weekend, our room faced the park. Found it on our 2nd visit to Dubbo and have never changed. Self catering facilities, nothing has been forgotten including a full sized stove. Was great when we came with the family. Just 2 travelling now, and we still love it. Friendly staff, rooms well presented and spotlessly clean.... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi PenelopeT, Thankyou for your terrific review. You stayed in one of our upgraded Parkview rooms. Yes we have other ideas to make them even better, but rome wasn't built in a day. We love when we get great comments from our return guests. It really underpins what we are trying to achieve. So thanks for taking the time. And... More 

Morisset, Australia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Pluses for our 4 night stay were: self-catering, good quality crockery, a full sized stove, comfortable bed, good toiletries, convenient to town, onsite parking, pleasant view across the road to parklands, cheerful friendly receptioniste. Minuses were: no hair dryer, aluminium saucepan rather than stainless steel, no microwave cookware to go with the microwave cooker, one element on the stove did... More 

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi CliveN, thanks for reviewing Tallarook. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay for the most part. Thanks for the feed back about the utensils. I will replace the aluminium pots and unfortunately the good knifes seem to grow legs. We hope to see you again. Next round of upgrades commencing this week. Regards, Richard and the Tallarook team. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The motor inn has a great location and facilities. The kitchen and the park across the road are a real plus, especially when travelling with kids. The host is very friendly, the beds are comfy, there is plenty of hot water and the units are tidy.

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Richard T, Owner at Tallarook Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Renee S, Thank you for your great review of Tallarook. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. King regards, Richard and the Tallarook team. More 

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