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Sir Francis Drake Inn

2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Melbourne
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

2 reviews
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

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

“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

Ballarat
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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thedrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

“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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
53 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

This really is a low grade motor inn. If you get it cheap, its Ok. Swimming pool was smelly with (duck?) Poo around the edges. The for was pretty ordinary and the kids menu inflexible. It was $ 16 for 3 courses. Our little one just had one course and we were charged $16. Rip off. Rooms big, inner garden... More

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

Thankyou for your review. In relationship to the pool , during this time a year we have an influx of wild bird life ,ducks, cockatoo's and galahs .It is extremely hard to stop them doing their dropping around this area. The council requires daily testing of water quality in all pools and spas where the public are concerned and we... More

Adelaide, South Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I stayed here for work for a week and was quite disapointed. This was recommended as the place to stay in the Raymond Terace area, but it was not very good. The postive is it is set back from the road and quiet. The room I had was very large. The negative is it was quite untidy, poor service both... More

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

Hi John We definitely have a great location off the main highway. . I have looked into your complaint about your room not being serviced and found that you may have not been unaware but your DO NOT DESTURB sign was on your door the day in question. I do apologise for any inconvenience that may have caused you. .... 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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