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Crown Hotel Motel

1 Prince Street | Clarence River, Grafton, New South Wales 2460, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were ants which polluted a loaf of sliced bread that was on the bench, there was no hot water available for a shower and the whole room was shabby and drab. Definitely not to be recommended. The staff were dismissive of my complaints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sure the hotel and motel accommodation is old, the rooms are clean, beds comfortable and we look straight out over the Clarence River. Food is good and the amber is refreshing. Priced at the lower end of the scale it offers great value and a good place to relax. The owners are friendly and pleasant to deal with.

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Tamborine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an urgent trip to Grafton NSW and called in at 6.45pm to the Crown only to find their very good motel units all booked. Have stayed there before. They suggested a Pub Stay room l where I had never slept in the past. This is a charming old pub that dates back to 1930 and the rooms seem to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

For some reason, the Crown is the only hotel right on the Clarence river in this river town. The room and bars have been updated, though sitting on the wide wrap-around verandas, it still gives you the original late 1800's feel. The rooms are the typical basic pub affair, though are clean and quiet, with comfortable beds and ensuites. Great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A couple of my friends and I had planned to go to the Crown for lunch but after 20 minutes of waiting to order our food at the counter, we decided to leave. I don't know what the food would be like so can't comment on that, but the service was terrible, and it wasn't even very busy.

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Paradise Point, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Although it is an older Pub/Hotel which has excellent views, good location and a renovated pub the rooms are in need of renovation. Of course at $65 per night for an ensuite single room you cannot ask for much. However, new beds, fittings, carpets and bathroom upgrades are desperately needed. The reception staff when we checked in mucked up one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This hotel has very small basic rooms. They all run off a huge verandah overlooking a 5 star view of the river. This certainly makes up for the accommodation. For $80 per night you get an en suite bathroom. Or you can use the shared facilities for less $$. If you want a clean bed and shower for the night,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had dinner here during the Jacaranda Festival. There were lots of people but service was good, food was ok. I was disappointed that what I wanted wasn't available. Ordered one of the specials instead but had to have chips and salad when I asked for veggies. I was told you can't change the specials. Wasn't a huge menu. Best part... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Crown in Grafton is quite an old hotel which is kept in good order and stands in an absolutely beautiful location overlooking the Clarence River and Memorial Park. There are separate Motel type units behind the hotel, most of which face the River which I am not reviewing in this instance. I stayed in the original building which has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were visiting the area and saw this beautiful old girl sitting by the Clarence River .... I mean the Crown Hotel! We just had to check it out, and were greeted by very hospitable staff .... had a coffee and lunch on the al fresco balcony overlooking the river. What a tremendously relaxing experience it was.

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