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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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