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Matthew Flinders Motor Inn

Newell Highway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2357, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old. Dated. Smallish rooms are designated pet rooms but very clean. Our dogs loved it each time we have stayed here - about 6 times in 3 years. There is now a perfect little secure fenced area where they can sit outside instead of in the room. Dog rooms come with dog bowls, placemats, poo bags etc. They used to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here before as a stopver to Queensland. Very comfortable and quiet and not treated like a second class citzen with dogs. I would recommend this Motel to people travelling with pets. They also make a great pizza and are very frendy staff.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed the night for business reasons. The rooms are moderate and comfortable. WiFi is strong in the office area but once your in your motel room it's very weak to non existent. It's annoying as I'm sure they are aware of the problem.

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Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
42 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had hoped to write separate reviews for the motel and the restaurant but they don't have separate listings in Trip Advisor. I'll try to keep them separate in this review, though. The motel. This motel has been around for a while - I remember staying here from time to time over the last 30 years. However, the rooms appear... More 

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Seymour
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matthew Flinders was held captive on Mauritius for 7 years. His eponymous hotel is pretty much captive to the 70's...smaller rooms than more modern places, limited bathroom storage, limited wardrobe space, but with plenty of flat surface in the room to make up. It is on the highway, but traffic noise does not intrude. The restaurant represents good value in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to break our trip from Griffith to Brisbane by staying in Coonabarabran, that was a mistake on this occasion. We eventually chose the Mathew Flinders. Rooms dated but clean and tidy. At the time of booking we chose to settle the account as we were leaving early next morning. At midnight the power was off, no air-con was... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night but were treated with utmost respect. Air conditioner & fans were already on at our arrival making automatically welcome. We had a power cut during our stay (the whole town was out) but our cooked breakfast still arrived on time and HOT, cooked by torchlight on a gas stove - now THAT'S customer service!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Travelling to our new house in Qld from Melb in summer with 2 small dogs is a challenge. There are so few dog friendly accommodation options available we were thrilled to find the Matthew Flinders. The dog friendly rooms were grouped together & set towards the back of the courtyard with easy access to the grassed & fenced off leash... More 

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Taree, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

7th March 2015. Thank you Michael, Amanda, Michelle, and all the wonderful staff at this establishment. These people couldn't do enough for our group of Ulysses Members from Forster. The little things like the welcome signs, the smiles, the friendliness, the welcome letter with our logo, was a nice touch.The excellent service, the nothings a problem attitude, was to say... More 

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Taree, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure to stay here on Saturday night 7th March with a group of Ulysses riders from Forster, 28 of us in total. There was a sign outside to welcome us as well as one the driveway and also at the restaurant. The staff could not do enough for us, the service was by far the best that... More 

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