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Sir Francis Drake Inn

2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
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Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Port Stephens
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul A Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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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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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stop right next to the freeway link road in Motto Farm on the north section of the Newcastle bypass. Lovely clean and quiet rooms and reasonable pricing. We stayed in the family room which even had a spa bath! Great beds and a quiet place to sleep!

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

Dear Guest . I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel . We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can . If your traveling to our area again soon don't hesitate to call us . More 

Beaumont Hills, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did a one night stay on our way north and found its very old and very tired. $130 for the night was considering the condition of the room was expensive Ordered some soup from room service after inquiring as to its providence Being assured it was "Home Made" we ordered 2 x Large Portions. It arrive all slopped over... More 

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

Thank you for your candid feedback . I am very sorry to hear that your stay was not up to par . Please note that this information has been passed on to our concerned staff . Despite this we hope to be able to welcome you back . More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The motel was obviously a child of the eighties but is well maintained and always clean - we've stayed here plenty of times and always been satisfied with the value for money. Close to the highway but no road noise and they include a fantastic continental breakfast,

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

Dear Guest . Thankyou for staying with us again. We appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our motel and our staff. Rest assured that we do everything it takes to make us deserving of your loyalty . More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We booked Sir Francis Drake for 4 nights as we were attending a wedding there and having a holiday as well. The accommodation was very clean and tidy and the beds were extremely comfortable. The rooms are serviced daily so it was nice to have a clean towel each day. The room was spacious and centrally located to drive around... More 

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

Dear Guest . Thank you for you positive comments . I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us ! I hope your next stay is just around the corner . Call us if there is anything we can help you with . More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It is what it is - a place to stop driving and sleep. Resteraunt was actually quite good but the carpark needed more lights. Surprisingly there was little traffic noise. Price was a bit steep for the quality of room.

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

Dear Guest . I appreciate your feedback about our motel . We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can . If your traveling to our area again soon , don't hesitate to call us . More 

canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Breaking the trip from Yamba to Canberra and picked here for an over night stop over Large spacious room with views to the pool area. Very clean room with a jug and toaster to allow us to make a cuppa and have toast for breakfast in the morning. A microwave would of been handy in the room also. Disappointing to... More 

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

Dear Traveler . Thank you for taking the time to reveiw your stay with us . I am very happy to hear that our staff made you feel at home . This is really one of the things that we try to maintain in our motel. Hoping to see you again soon . More 

Seymour
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Travellers usually give a wide berth to hotels located on main highways. In this case, there is no need to worry about traffic noise. The rooms are large, and well appointed. Access from your car is by the "back' door, with the "front" door leading into the large central courtyard which has lawn, gardens and pool. The rooms at the... More 

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Dear Guest . Thank you for your positive comments . I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us ! I hope your next stay is just around the corner . Call us if there is anything we can help you with . More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The motel is very clean. It has pretty big rooms which are all brick to which filters the noise from the busy highway. Ideally located for a stopover with service centers located across the road. I have stayed here many times and I haven't found a reason not to keep returning.

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

I am Delighted to hear that we have been part of so many journeys that you've taken . I hope that you will stay with us several times more on your next trips . Our staff are always ready to welcome you . Thank you for you loyalty and trust . More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It's a motel, park by your room. Just a little back from a main road, but perfectly quiet. Spacious, comfortable room. Nice pool set in pretty garden. Cold breakfast was OK, if not outstanding. Hot breakfast at extra cost. Pleasant and helpful staff (directions for example). Computer terminal in the lobby, no need to pay for WiFi. Dinner not the... More 

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

Dear Guest . Thank you for taking the time toreview your stay with us .I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant . Do checkout our Facebook page for promos that you might be interested in . Looking forward to seeing you again soon . More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have driven past this majestic looking motel for years...finally stopped in. Rooms were very spacious, comfortable and clean. The bathroom are a little dated but very clean and ample supplies for the visit. Rooms open up onto a spacious and beautiful garden area equipped with pool, fountain and restaurant. We ordered take away from the local chinese restaurant....who couldn't... More 

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Dear Traveler . Thankyou for your review and for choosing our hotel . I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and i'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hotel . More 

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