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Moon River Motor Inn

157 Smith Street, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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Moon River Motor Inn
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Kempsey
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has to be the best spot in Kempsey. Along the river bank - off the main road and close to town. Clean rooms. Just lacking in detail. Over priced meals. Room has no wine glasses, tiny fridge - no ice, salt/pepper in sachets - disappointing given cost of room service. Restaurant closed until after 6pm so no access to "service".... More 

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a find!Clean rooms,totally refurbished.Comfy bed.Laundry facilities available.Reasonably priced. The restuarant was a bit pricy but well worth the treat just to sit out on the deck to watch the river . Great place and would definitely stay again.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A nice serene spot on the way from Queensland to Sydney. Kempsey is now bypassed by the Pacific Highway, so the road was quiet. Warm greeting from our German host, good directions. Comfy 1970's style room with OK bed, great fridge, noisy air conditioner (no ceiling fan). The shower ran a little hot / cold. Beautiful refreshing pool. Great food... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Recently stayed here after a very long day travelling in traffic. Reception staff were very accommodating, arranging restaurant to remain open. Food was a la carte and pricey so we chose to go elsewhere, but the gesture was appreciated. We stayed in a refurbished family room. Air conditioning worked well in 1 room and although sisnt travel well thru to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lovely place to break up the long Canberra to Sunshine Coast trip. Staff are so fantastic friendly, helpful and flexible. By far the cleanest place I have ever stayed (5 star resorts could learn from your cleaners)! Thanks for a great stay.

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Nowra
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After long day of travelling finally arrived and it was hot. Our room was refurbished and spotless, everything lovely then straight to the pool, great pool, area also immaculate. Staff extremely helpful. Couldn't be bothered getting back into car to drive for a meal so ate at the restaurant. Food was fantastic, it was not inexpensive but average restaurant prices.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This lovely little motel sits on the edge of the river, picnic tables outside your room where you can enjoy the serenity. We've used this place as a stopover on the 11 hour drive between Brisbane and Sydney a number of times. Money well spent!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On entry the lady was very rude, found bugs on the pillows, no microwave and all doors were very noisy, hard beds, smokers had to go down the long drive way, did not feel inviting....go to Motel Kempsey instead.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed with our grandchildren on the 3rd Jan and we were very disappointed... I had read that the motel had been refurbished but unfortunately the Family Suite we booked into was one of the rooms that hadn't, not even an iron and ironing board in the room.. When asked about that was told they were only in the executive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

we found the lady at reception to be wonderfully helpful. We arrived as two families and had rooms ready for us all. A table for ten was booked at the restaurant and found the food to be as good as many of the great places we've eaten at in both Melbourne and Sydney CBDs. The staff have been friendly, helpful... More 

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