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Sir Francis Drake Inn

2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
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Ranked #22 of 28 Hotels in Port Stephens
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very good, the room is large and comfortable that came with a continental breakfast. Some of the fittings are dated and minor damages. The room was clean, bed comfortable. I've paid more and received less, I've also paid less and got more. Don't expect a Dimond. The large grounds were well kept.

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Wingham
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room very big, clean and back door to lovely court yard area and pool. Restaurant had great menu. Parking right outside your room. Many fast food outlets in close proximity. Raymond Terrace about 10 minute drive with great shopping.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This motel is in a convenient location if you are travelling to the North Coast of NSW or Queensland. The motel needs some upgrading but this is outweighed by the enormous size of the rooms and their general cleanliness. Check in was easy and they even gave us "fair dinkum" milk (none of this UHT rubbish). As it was late... More

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thedrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

“Thank you so much for taking the time to write about our hotel and service here at…. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip We will look into our wines to see if we can better our selection More

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The scala restaurant was great for breakfast and dinner, the staff friendly, good service, decent food, the eggs Benedict for breakfast were great. However the hotel felt quite dated, the bathrooms are small and have not been re-fitted for a long time, no double glazing so there was quite a bit of traffic noise which interrupted my sleep. it was... More

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thedrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Hi Sir I think you have written a review about the wrong hotel First up our restaurant is called the golden hind We have no booking under your name stating that you stayed with us and we do not charge $400.00 per night. More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have stayed in this property since the mid eighties when it was new. It has been much better in the past. The large rooms are pleasing, as is the layout, but time has taken its toll and failure to reinvest in the decor has devalued this once great hotel/motel. The hard beds and noise from the occasional un muffled... More

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thedrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

. It is unfortunate to hear that your experience with our motel was un satisfactory . I do remember your situation as I was waiting your arrival .I finally called it a night at 10pm .the next morning I was also the person whom you called the following day as reception was not open and does not open till 7am... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I found the price to be over the top for such a run down establishment. The room while tidy was old fashion but it did the job. It is need of a face lift in both rooms and dining hall. I loved the indoor trees in the dining area although the food is also over priced for the quality.

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“Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again on your next trip to More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This small town country motel is just right for a quick stop over. While it is dated and need of some repair the room (21 family room) was spacious and clean as a whistle. We stayed as we had a family function nearby and it suited our needs completely two rooms, a kitchenette and little lounge area. Some broken tiles... More

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“Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about our hotel and service here at…. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stayed here for one night on route from Queensland. The room badly in need of maintence. Curtains hanging off hooks, shower screen cracked. Bed very average. Dined in restaurant. Vegertarian options on menu not available. Staff very unprofessional.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Well this is a really wonderful place to stay. The location was excellent but just a little bit hard to find because couldn't able to see the sign till we got close to the motel. Driveway wasn't in a good condition but manageable. Room was bigger compare to the other motels we've been stayed before, and it was cleaned. Had... More

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“Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about our hotel and service here at…. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to More

Melbourne
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have been staying here since 1990 and it is still the only place in the area that has off road setback, access for all types of vehicles, quality Samsung TV's and Daikin Split system Aircon systems ( note many use really cheap brands that are not high quality) Opposite McDonalds, 7-11 and Subway, it is convenient when travelling on... More

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thedrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that! We are happy our hotel and staff met all your needs during your stay! Our location is second to none! We are just close enough to… attractions but a few blocks from the hustle and bustle to... More

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Address: 2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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