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Hunter Valley Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   30 Allandale Road, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Cessnock
Moose Creek, On
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“Excellent Motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Very quaint motel in Cessnock. Has a 70’s style but rooms were clean, spacious with new TV and bar fridge. They also offered free Wi-Fi which was important for us. Breakfast was available for a reasonable cost but we chose to try the local restaurants – we ended up eating at Oporto and McDonalds which were a 2 min walk from the motel. Both were good. At another 5 min walk, there was an IGA for last minute munchies/ pops and that was also very convenient. Owners are extremely friendly and they treated us very well. They were able to get us on a wine tour for the very next day and that was extremely appreciated. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay again

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I recently stayed at this motel in the Hunter for one night and could not fault it for the price. It is not like other places in the Hunter where you have to stay a minimum 2 night stay on the weekend and pay outrageous prices. It is really value for money. The room was very clean, the beds are comfortable and the location is fantastic as you can walk to the restaurants in Cessnock within 5 minutes and you are so close the vineyards. If you want value for money - I would recommend this hotel. We had 3 adults staying in a room and there was a double and two singles so it worked out perfectly. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This is a good location if you wish to explore the Hunter Valley wine region. Limited places to eat in walking distance of the motel (McDonalds, Oporto Chicken, local Pizza), but still enough to get by. I had to correct the lady at reception about the number of nights and the quoted price I had on my invoice. She also make me wait a few minutes when there was no one else in the small office. The road passing the hotel is very busy. You will hear traffic no matter what time of day it is.

After getting some tips from some locals, I would probably stay somewhere else next time, but if you're on a budget and this what you can afford (like me) I would not deter you from giving it a shot.

Tips: Stop by the Hunter Valley Visitor Center to get a map. It will help you so much instead of trying to print one off online. The wineries are close together for the most part and tasting fees range from free to about 5 dollars (AUD) per person.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

I booked this because it was the cheapest deal in the Valley. I (and especially my wife) wondered whether we would live to regret it. I should have had no worries. Yes a standard motel but spacious; a decent large bathroom with a walk in shower that worked excellently, a long wooden shelf which was excellent for luggage and working on the computer. Really I was more than happy. If you want to save money while wine tasting this really is the place. Ok it is a drive from the vineyards but so what. It has a pool but it was May... Booking direct is cheaper than the agencies by the way

  • Stayed May 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

Cheap and still had what we needed as well as the nice extras such as the pool and the internet.

The first thing we asked when checking in: do you have airconditioning? Yes- brand new systems. On a run of 35C+ days this was an essential.

The set up of the room is 2 singles and a small double bed, then a bench along the other side of the wall with a small fridge, cupboard with iron+ironing board.

At the back of the room is a small narrow bathroom, with toilet, sink + counter and then a walk in shower. There is no curtain on the shower (no worries for splashing, just privacy, if more people want to use it.) The shower has a low-flow water saving head.

There is a small salt water pool, lovely on the hot days. There is also wireless internet available at 5 dollars (australian) a night for as many computers/devices as you want.

Being a roadside motel there is some traffic noise and the neighbours also could be heard partying (not too loudly) in the bathroom but with the aircon on (needed) you couldn't really hear them over the white noise, but something to keep in mind if you are a light sleeper.

The quality of the beds weren't 5 star, they were comfortable enough though either a little hard or a little small (the double).

Friendly owners, would stay here again. (Make sure to ask for the Road Club discount if you have it, and be aware that weekend rates are much higher)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 30 Allandale Road, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Cessnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hunter Valley Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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