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Crown Hotel Motel

1 Prince Street | Clarence River, Grafton, New South Wales 2460, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just went to Grafton for the day and actually couldn't find our way to another restaurant and ended up at the Grafton Hotel. I was very glad we did. We had beautiful air-conditioning on a hot day and a fabulous view of the river. We could have sat on the balcony but the air-conditioning and view inside was still... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Crown is a historical hotel dating back before my grandparents were living in Grafton. Stay upstairs in the hotel and in an ensuite room. Forget about the motel rooms as in the hotel you can get a historic room opening onto a great balcony overlooking the river. For under $100 it was good clean but yes dated room. The... More 

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Thank Bruce W
Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay at the Crown, but we went there for a meal and drinks while we're in town. Wonderful meals, great hosts, excellent service and tremendous atmosphere. They appear to have "theme" meal nights, but also have a conventional menu. Great views from the patio dining room overlooking the river. The hotel is at the southern end of the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night, average Spartan rooms given the price paid, glasses were dirty and jug did not work nor did box type aircon. Male manager at reception was rude and unprofessional when we raised our concerns regarding the non working air-conditioning unit given it was summer was not a whim on our part. Basically he couldn't have cared less. like... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Why stay by the highway when you can stay by the river? We were very pleased by this motel for the price. Sure it's no taj mahal, but the rooms were clean. Get the rooms with a view of the river on the detached motel section.

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Thank Phurge
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I stayed one night in an upstairs room with shared bathroom facility. I guess at $40 per night I was prepared for some compromise. However the single bed room probably had a makeover 50 years ago, the bathroom facilities were even older and simply put : disgusting. No tea or coffee facilities, even in the common kitchen. No lounge area.... More 

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Darfield, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Great old pub that must be able to tell some amazing stories. Sometimes it is not about standards, sometimes it is about being in something historic and thinking about whats gone before. Service was good and the food tasty, and the location is pretty special too.

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South West Rocks, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Beautiful historical hotel motel on the Clarence River, what diamond in the rough. We booked two nights in an upstairs room with ensuite that opened onto a grand veranda with stunning river views, what a bonus. The rooms are priced accordingly considering the age of the hotel, cheap as chips, clean, neat and tidy, we were very happy. The hotel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We had a lovely family reunion lunch on the Terrace, The staff were lovely, food very good and plentiful, lovely view of the Mighty Clarence, and great photos of the past to look at, and the Grafton Bitters beer very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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