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Port Stephens Motor Lodge

44 Mangus St | Corner of Fingal Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had two very comfortable, affordable and pleasant nights here at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, Nelsons Bay. Easy to find, nice chap on reception. Room was clean, comfortable, has all toiletries in dispensers above vanity and in shower. Room (number 8) had a small balcony, plus two chairs and table inside, tea/coffee making facility, microwave, small wardrobe, tv, all fine... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just passing through needed budget overnight accommodation. Good pick very clean room, Quiet comfortable sleep. Central location not in town but walking distance to shopping centre, Beach walks and local club with Restaurants. Would stay again.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Hidden away amongst trees and green,you would not think that the beach, marina and restaurants are just a short walk away. Stayed for the weekend and loved everything about it. Extremely clean. Staff helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

i stayed here three monthes ago during the australian summer and had a wonderful time. the beds are super comfortable,roms very clean and the location is fantastic, a short stroll from the beach. highly recommended.

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shay, thank you for taking the time to write a review, for your positive comments and for choosing us for your stay here in Nelson Bay. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can serve you again in the near future. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights across the Easter long weekend and I have to say we were extremely disappointed. My expectations weren't exactly high to begin with but I was still let down. Not only is it old and rundown, the owners definitely have a could not care less attitude. In the room the tea/coffee facilities were almost non-existent.... More 

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wendy H, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I am sorry that your stay was not to your satisfaction. With regard to your lost possessions, I recall our conversation (over a week after you checked out) well and asking the cleaning staff whether anything had been handed in, which unfortunately it hadn't; I also recall... More 

Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This cute motor lodge has 2 floors, and is clean with a helpful couple who mans the desk. when we visiting their restaurant was under repair but the Marina is a 5 minute walk and the hearty breakfast on the pier makes up for this. value for money

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MSDhillon, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Darren More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed here for one night and I have to say that was more than enough. I don't really like negative comments and try to see the best in every place we stay. But I have to say it is tough on this one. The property is old and that is of no consequence to us. It even looks on... More 

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear babydollq, I’m sorry to hear your stay with us was unpleasant and would like to thank you for your feedback. The motel is under new management now (was being transitioned when you stayed here) and we have made many positive changes. If you would give us another try you have my personal guarantee that you’ll enjoy the stay –... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights, run by very nice and friendly staff, clean room with aircon, great location (2 minute walk to the harbour/beach) and a good price!! Very highly recommend staying here!!! Would definitely stay here again..

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Greenyuk100, glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and thanks so much for posting a review. Darren More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed here for a night on the way down from Brisbane. The owner was very friendly upon check-in. The place itself though is run-down and not well looked after. The room was just about tolerable, as was the bathroom. The location down to the harbour is excellent, but that is the only redeeming feature of this motel. Will not... More 

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Isobella_D_N, thank you for your feedback and sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay with us. The place is now under new management and I am sure your experience would be more enjoyable if you’d care to try us again. Thanks again for the feedback. Darren More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Even though we were there just for the night and we reached there late and stayed there for just couple of hours, it was a great place to be. The room and services provided was good and we had a good experience staying in the motel. The response of the management for my inquiries was good and fast and I... More 

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Darren R, Manager at Port Stephens Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear amir r, thank you very much for your positive feedback. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and hope that next time you can stay for more than a few hours to enjoy all that Port Stephen has to offer! Regards, Darren More 

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