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Moon River Motor Inn

157 Smith Street, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Kempsey
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

what a great spot, room was large and spotless, two comfy chairs for watching TV and a table and chairs at the rear of the room looking out over the grassed area to the river, we also had an outdoor table outside our room on the grass bank. We ate at the restaurant and the food was very tasty, the... More

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've driven through Kempsey many, many times but never noticed this motel set back from the main road by the river. Circumstances meant we stayed a night and enjoyed it very much. Friendly manager at reception, a lovely room opening onto a grassed area leading down to the river, a restaurant on site, parking at the door, clean, well furnished... More

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Manchester UK
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in one of the economy units, which was well priced. The staff/owner was very helpful, happy to answer questions. The room was clean and freshly painted but a bit dated in some ways. This wasn't an issue for me, but some may baulk at this. I did not hear highway noise in my room. The room had a... More

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Bridgetown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the studio apartment .Great for my sister and I as two seperate rooms.Newly renovated.Excellent shower (OMG), very comfortable ,queen,firm bed in first half and in second half kitchenette,microwave,toaster,fridge,table,chairs ,fantastic pull out drawers with crockery and cutlery .cane lounge chairs,big screen TV plus single bed and queen bed very reasonable rates and most of all A lovely ,lovely... More

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Armidale, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed at the Moon River and the room was clean and comfortable. The rooms aren't spacious but good for a stop in. Its away from the highway and nice situated on the river. We were not impressed with the unpleasant service received at the end of our stay.

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moonrivermotorinn, Manager at Moon River Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear aussiesteve83 Thank you for your comments. It is sad to hear that you were not impressed with our service on your departure. It was also disappointing for us to see that all curtains in both rooms had been smeared with chocolate, resulting in us needing to have them all dry cleaned. We apologise if you do not agree with... More

Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at moon river again after staying here 10 years ago, as a halfway point between Sydney & Brisbane. We found the room to be well equipped and clean but a little dated. The river view is very peaceful both morning & night. The motel is set back off the road so noise wasn't an issue.

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Berry, NSW
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31 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Beautiful views of the Macleay River from our motel room. We were given the room at the end as we were traveling with our dog. She had immediate access to the grass from the back of the Pajero. It was a very clean and comfortable room with a double bed. The bed was particularly comfy. We decided to eat at... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Tonight we are registered guests of Moon River Motel in Kempsey NSW Australia. The room is clean, quiet and well fitted out, however we would have appreciated wine glasses instead of water glasses. The restaurant that is part of the motel complex is very under rated. We were the only clients there on a Saturday night and were certainly not... More

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Biggera Waters, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great spot to stop for an overnight stay. The rooms look to have been recently refurbished and are spotlessly clean - I am very particular about cleanliness and I was very impressed. The bed was super comfy and we both had a great nights sleep. We were travelling with a large 4wd and car trailer attached and the owner gave... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I stayed for three nights on a work trip to Kempsey. My room was renovated, the and bed very comfortable. The bathroom was also seemingly as new. The staff were all very friendly. The grounds are very well kept. This place is directly on the river, which makes for a very peaceful setting (particularly welcome, given Kempsey is not the... More

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Address: 157 Smith Street, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Kempsey
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Quiet riverbank Kempsey motel accommodation on the banks of the beautiful Macleay River. Nice 3 1/2 star rated rooms on the river bank with great views on the river. Free wireless broadband, Austar with Foxtel and HD digital TV programs on HD LCD TVs. Comfortable River executive rooms with office desk, free broadband internet access, free wireless internet access for the busy business person as well as comfortable river rooms for people who just want to relax. Step out of your door, sit on the river bank and relax in Nature's Wonderland. Looking for nice and economical accommodation? Our Economic Rooms are well priced for those seeking a comfortable and affordable stay. These 3 star rated rooms in the side-building offer economical accommodation and have all what you need: En-suite shower, air con, hair dryer, toaster, TV, fridge, wireless internet accessible free of charge. Enjoy a relaxing stay in our gardens with pool or sit on the riverbank, watching the Macley slowly passing by. Enjoy lovely meals and great wines at Moon River Restaurant - with great views on the river. ... more   less 
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