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Sir Francis Drake Inn

2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 28 hotels in Port Stephens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014
Snz98 Melbourne, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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

Berry, NSW
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were turned away because we were travelling with our dog. There was one room left for $165.00, but we were turned away because the owner would not allow us to stay because our dog was with us. She has travelled extensively with us around NSW and stays in the back of our 4WD Pajero. We would normally stay at... More

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

When making our original booking we checked reception times, said till 10.00pm so booked the 10.00pm check in option on the website. Had a call which was nice to confirm booking and advised that maybe reception will be closed on arrival. We arrived at 9.50pm to have reception doors closing so we got keys via overnight box, no dramas but... More

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Raymond Terrace, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Very warm welcome. When I said I did not have a car to drive to room offered something closer to reception. Room are in large courtyard behind reception, happy to walk and glad I did because of the road noise, very busy main road almost unheard from room 12 had to be louder closer to the front. Room very big,... More

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Canberra Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Have driven past this place all my life on the drive to Coffs, we stopped two weeks ago and loved it. yes, it is a blast from the past. Great Beds, heaps of room in the room.. We are booking in for tonight again on our way to Coffs. but now.. we Stop..Nice people, good roomy rooms, reasonable tarif.

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Right up until my mid teens, this is the hotel pur family would stay at every year on our road trip up to QLD. Everything about the place was the same.. Beautiful grounds, same look inside the rooms and still had the paddocks of animals behind - which as kids we loved - but as now adults, were slightly turned... 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): $$
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Sir Francis Drake - Heatherbrae is situated on the Pacific Highway just south of Raymond Terrace, and only 1.5 hours north of Sydney. We are are the best 3.5 Star AAA Rated hotel for miles, and we are conveniently located for our Corporate travellers. We are located only a 10 minute drive from Newcastle Airport and we are a fantastic base for leisure guests exploring the region. Our 40 rooms are among the largest motel rooms in NSW. All rooms are ground floor. ... more   less 
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