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“Nice Stay!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Executive Inn
10 Rugby Road, Newcastle, New South Wales 2305, Australia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Newcastle
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Check in was smooth and friendly. Room was nice and it was clean and tidy. Beds were comfie and room was nice and quite. I have stayed here before and found the freezers do not work at all in the room. Thought I would give it another go and buy ice cream for the kids but again they don't work, it was liquid and was set on the coolest temp. Close to amenties such as Kotara Shopping Centre and pretty much in a central place with only a small drive away. I would stay again :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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
Liverpool, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
76 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The twin rooms are the go here. As I was on business the spa room isn't worth the extra money and the garden rooms are a bit expensive for what you get. Dining options at the club are great & its hard to beat the blackened ribeye in the restaurant. Bed is comfortable and shower is fantastic in twin or spa room only. Garden room has it in a bath. It's attached to a club that has a great sports bar & the usual pokies etc. Also has a great pool.

Room Tip: Twin Rooms are the go.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Executive Inn is located about 10-15 minutes drive from the docks (Cafes and dining) and Newcastle beaches. Newcastle is sprawling so this did not worry us. The rooms are new and very clean. We would stay here just for the shower head!! The hotel is attached to the Wests club with an excellent array of restaurants and bars (once again very new and no 'riff raff' seen!). Friendly staff topped our experience off. With free undercover parking as well, we would not hesitate to stay her again!

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground level facing the street but we did not get any street noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed here for two nights over Christmas and was more than happy. Big, clean room with two separate queen beds which were comfortable. Very modern and large bathroom, some are currently being renovated, but obviously ours already had been. Double shower recess with two shower heads and plenty of hot water. Lots of space on the vanity for your toiletries bag etc. There are quite a few rooms but noise was not an issue at all. Adjoins Wests Club, which can be accessed from the foyer. Bistro was open on Christmas Night, which was handy. All restaurants appeared to be open on Boxing Day too. Hotel has two lovely pools. We opted for the buffet breakfast in the dining room and although basic, is reasonably priced. Great place for families to stay. The suburb of New Lambton, where the hotel is located, has a village feel to it and is within walking distance.

Room Tip: One overlooking the pool area would be lovely.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We recently styled here overnight between Christmas and New Year and were more then impressed. We had stayed some 15 years ago and the place is still in immaculate condition. We got a twin room to accommodate our family of 4 and the room was much more spacious than other hotels we have stayed at, the in room facilities were great, with enough towels, toiletries, pillows, cups and glasses etc. The pool area was amazing, plenty of places to sit, poolside service and 2 heated pools to choose from plus a bubbling spa. Being attached to Wests Leagues Club, if you wished to dine out the club could be entered via hotel reception which is handy...I'm not much of a club person so can't comment to much on what that was like, but no noise what so ever could be heard. We will definitely stay here again, and believe it is great value for money accommodation.

Room Tip: Pool View Rooms...Bliss..
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Executive Inn for a night and the room was clean, spacious, had all the amenities one would expect and the pool and spa looked great. We had a great night sleep on a very comfortable bed. We were very happy with our room given how inexpensive it was to stay. Much to our dismay this morning we were woken well before check out to the sounds of hammering by builders in the adjacent room which was being renovated. This was especially frustrating as our baby was asleep at the time. Although there was a note in our room stating renovations were being undertaken (they had commenced in June) we were unaware of such renovations when we booked our room. I would have rated this hotel higher had it not been for this unpleasant experience.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Newcastle, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Executive Inn after attending a Melbourne Cup function.
If you need to stay in Newcastle you could do a lot worse
Check In - polite and efficient, not particularly warm
Room
Bed - good with quality linen
Spa - as pictured
Shower - good with OK toiletries
TV - didn't test
Minibar - pretty good value for a minibar

Pluses
Very clean
Adjacent to Wests with multiple bars, restaurants and clubby delights
Wests members get a discount

Minuses
Reception was OK but a bit bureaucratic
Air Conditioning seemed to be set at either 'off' or 'cyclone'
Long corridors reminiscent of older style English hotels - one wonders whether one will ever reach one's room.
Breakfast on the verandah was reasonably priced but a bit passe and curling at the edges by 9.30 am

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Executive Inn

Address: 10 Rugby Road, Newcastle, New South Wales 2305, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 134
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