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Gold Panner Motor Inn
260 Sydney Road | Kelso, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia   |  
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Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Bathurst
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

my partner and I travelled from Griffith, after hitting a kangaroo in young we were still shaking and found the gold panner motel a great place to stay befor heading to central coast on the sunday,friendly and helpful staff

Room Tip: take the deluxe up the top, think they are the new units very clean comfortable and not any noise
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I am a para cyclist who was looking for accommodation for a racing weekend around bathurst. Was upgraded to a disabled friendly room, no steps and it included excellent disabled bathroom facilities. Apart from that the staff were all friendly and incredibly helpful. Val Is an absolutely wonderful person, and someone who will do her very best to ensure you have a great stay. Oh and to top it off i had a win, hence finding my Gold, at the gold panner ;)

Room Tip: Disabled friendly rooms are available and the staff were great. Val the manager was fantastic to dea...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Out of town very out dated and basic. Paid $130 for a twin through booking but I'd say its worth maybe $90. The gentleman that checked me in was lovely and very approachable. It's clean just outdated. Don't love it but don't hate it just a place to lay your head beds are of the hard variety.

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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

friends of mine stayed and they said the service was excellent the new manager was great her name was val she went out of her way to help them. the room was clean and tidy. for the price of the rooms and the service they got they were very happy and they said that they will stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

So very outdated and desperately in need of a total refurbishment. Learnt a lesson from this experience to check rooms out prior to paying first as we thought with the price $120 (budget) especially for this time of the year and in the country. Price in NRMA booklet stated cheaper prices and we thought paying $120 this would have been the deluxe suite. Small room with only seating 2 chairs around an old laminated chipped fold down 60's table near only window for lighting on the back wall near the shower toilet. Turned out to be the worst motel we have experienced and worst sleep with the trucks on the highway and we were up the back.
Backtracking home to Sydney stopped at Bathurst at another motel and we got a "special $159 room for $107 with "Complimentary Continental Breakfast" in the restaurant. Positive clean with the owners sitting on a goldmine as it has so much potential with the grounds especially for groups and family bookings.

Room Tip: Inspect property first but good for families and kids to run around.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Located on what I thought was the outskirts of Bathurst is this old motel. Would have been great in the 70;s and has not had a refurb since then. Im guessing the bedspreads are from then too...
It was clean but old. Laminated fold down table and chairs from the same era. The bathroom was very clean but also very dated.
If we hadnt have paid prior to viewing the room, we would have moved on to find other accomodation.
I would not return, unless I couldnt find other accomodation in the same price point. Having said that it is only a 5 minute drive over to the Panorama.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We booked the Gold Panner looking for space for the (city) children and an affordable stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the cost in comparison to other local hotels. The friendly management team made booking a pleasure. The family rooms slept 2 adults and 3 children which is hard to find without booking 2 rooms (mostly 2 adults 2 kids per room). A very clean and practical room with comfy beds, it had all the necessities we needed. The surrounding landscape was very tidy and spacious with a children's playground, large pool and a wonderful covered BBQ are with a large amount of seating in a well lit clean area. I would not hesitate to stay here again when visiting Bathurst;o)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gold Panner Motor Inn

Address: 260 Sydney Road | Kelso, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bathurst
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Bathurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are set on 8 acres of parkland with panoramic views of Bathurst. We have a large undercover BBQ area and a large swimming pool. We are off the highway for peace and quiet. We have all new digital TVs in all rooms with very good reception. ... more   less 
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