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Park Drive Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   161 Smith St., Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Kempsey
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Super clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

What value for money. Great price and the cleanest motel room I have come across. The bed very comfy.. Huge fridge. Very spacious room. The manager was extremely friendly and helpful. Glad we stayed there. Sometimes the trucks at the next door petrol station can be a bit noisy but over all it didnt spoil our stay there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

My cat and I stayed at the Park Drive recently to break up the trip from Canberra to Brisbane. Great to find a clean, pet-friendly motel right on the Pacific Hwy.The motel is set back from the road and room was very quiet. Very comfortable bed, I usually don't sleep much the first night in a strange bed but I slept very well. I had everything I needed for a comfortable overnight stay. Aircon kept us cool in the humid weather, good choice of tv channels tuned in, room had a small fridge and plates, cutlery etc for dining in. The bathroom was clean and tidy, towels were quite soft. The gentleman who checked me in was very friendly, and the cleaning staff I talked on departure were also very nice and friendly. Very good experience, would definitely stay here again. The decor is not super modern but its quite comfortable and it was clean and friendly, can't ask for much more.

Room Tip: I had a pet friendly room, very handy as they are on the ground floor with car parking right at the...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maleny, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have stopped here twice on our trips between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast and will do so again later this week. The rooms are comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped with crockery etc so you can make your own breakfast. We stayed in one of the back rooms (number 8) which was very quiet despite the motel being on the highway and as reported by others, the manager is helpful and friendly. It's an easy stroll up to the Macleay Hotel for a beer and nice bistro style dinner. Plenty of takeaway choices nearby too.

Room Tip: Not sure what the front rooms are like for noise but the back ones are great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here on the way to Brisbane from Sydney. There are so many places to choose from in Kempsey but I am very happy we picked this one. The manager was very friendly and helpfull even though we arrived late at night. The room smelled fresh and was spotless and the bed was comfortable. Also loved the breakie basket which we received at night. Can definitely recommend!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We stayed at the Park Drive overnight on a working trip. The Accommodation was clean and comfortable. When we left the next day I discovered I'd left an important diary behind. The manager was fantastic. He found it in my room and express posted the diary to me the next morning. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here on our way from Sydney to Brisbane. Dog friendly enjoyable place at a great price

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Northern Territory
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

I stayed at this Motel during the Christmas - New Year Break in 08 and found it to be better than the 3 Star rating.

Friendly and helpfull staff , such as parking the motorbike in a lockup garage was no problem.

Very clean rooms, good pool area - if only basic - and close to town centre. A walk to Restraunts and Take-away's nearby ( as it doens't have one ) was an easy stroll.

All-up above average for the price and the rating.

  • Liked — Helpfull staff and VERY clean
  • Disliked — No Eatery on site.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Park Drive Motel

Address: 161 Smith St., Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Kempsey
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Kempsey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Drive Motel 3*
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