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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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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57 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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 

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed here 2 weeks ago, we found the accommodation very good. The staff are very nice, the motor lodge is located within a easy walk to the local shops & restaurants. We would differently stay here again.

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

Dear Frangipani5, thank you for your review. I agree it's great to have the shops and restaurants a short walk away while the motel is set back in a leafy parkland setting. We hope you will visit again for your next break from Sydney. Regards, Darren More 

Woy Woy, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed on Friday December 21st 2014 in Room#3 for $165 a night for one night, but noted that the next night Saturday 22nd, it was a ridiculous $220 a night! In reality, the quality of the accommodation is actually worth $70 a night max. It looks like it was built in 1972 and has not had any work done... More 

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

Dear AlexPortnoy2256, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Prices tend to go up around Christmas as it is one of the busiest periods although we aim to provide value at all times. Regards, Darren More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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97 reviews 97 reviews
6 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We found Tom to be very helpful and accommodating in catering to the needs of the elderly couple with whom we were traveling. Given that our kayaks make height clearance an issue for many parking areas, we were permitted to park on the grass outside the ground floor room. The WIFI worked just fine if we sat on the balcony... More 

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

Dear AnonReviewers, thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here in Port Stephens. The WiFi coverage has since been upgraded so that it is available in all guest rooms. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Darren More 

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