Nice place with a road between the river and the units. We had a standard room and saved $5 a night as we’re members of NRMA which brought it down to $95 peak season January. It has a little kitchenette, fridge, bickies and fresh milk from reception when you arrive. Windows both sides so it is light and airy. Good sized ensuite bathroom. Large main room with queen size, very comfortable bed. Desk, table and heaps of off the floor luggage space and wardrobe, cupboards. Furniture is not new or high end but it is well maintained. TV with free foxtel. Free wifi but only one device can use it at a time.
Reverse cycle air con. Iron, ironing board and hair dryer in the room. Washing Machine on site. $3 per cycle Dryer $4 per cycle. Pool and spa. Very nice high percentage cotton sheets and pillowcases. Good pillows. Breakfast in room if you want it. Everything was really clean and well maintained. Lots of guides and info on what to do in the area and very friendly and helpful reception staff.
It is a two minute walk to the Bowling Club which has the usual good club food. $10 for the meal of the day or about $17 for everything else. You will not leave hungry with just a main meal. Fri – Sun there is a free bus to and from the Bowling Club, but honestly you don’t need it. There is another cafe even closer which is open most days.
We would definitely stay there again and recommend it. I would rate it at 4.5. For accommodation, amenities and customer service it is a 5 but the location drags it down a little, although it is really nicely landscaped and there are lots of lovely trees and bushes around. There is some road noise from cars passing during the day, not noticeable at night. Not traffic noise as such as the road is not a main road and if you lived in Sydney you probably wouldn’t notice it. The units are not facing the road. The units are on the river but they are separated by a road. The river does not have a sandy beach or anything so it is not really useful unless you fish and you can’t really see it from the units but you know it is there. Although there is easy access to a charter boat for fishing (just across the road and down a little way), the beach is a three minute drive away, a bit too far to walk but an easy drive. So if you were staying for a beach holiday this might not be perfect. For an overnight stay it is not so important. Far and away nicer and a better location than others on our list of possibles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haven Waters Motel & Apartments is located directly opposite the beautiful Camden Haven River on the NSW Mid North Coast, just over two hours from Newcastle and a little over four hours drive north of Sydney. Featuring standard motel rooms, Terrace suites and fully self contained apartments, Haven Waters is the ideal base to explore the Camden Haven and Greater Port Macquarie regions. The motel is an easy walk to the North Haven Bowling Club, where motel guests receive Club members discount. The quaint riverside shopping strip with its outstanding cafes is just a short stroll away. The Camden Haven area is a water lovers paradise and Haven Waters is right amongst it; lakes, river and beaches. Take in the view from North Brother mountain, one of the best on the east coast. There are numerous bush walks in the area for the nature lover and bird life abounds in this beautiful setting. Haven Waters has an outdoor swimming pool with BBQ area and pool lounge area. There is a guest laundry and over one acre of lawn and gardens with picnic tables. Each room has Foxtel and free wireless broadband internet connection. All motel rooms are comfortably appointed with bar fridge, kitchenette, toaster and tea & coffee making facilities. Try our superior Terrace Suites with their large shared balcony and great views. The one and two bedroom apartments offer a real home away from home with fully equipped kitchens and, separate lounge and bedrooms. All motel rooms , suites and apartments are fully air conditioned. ... more less
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