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“Beige and bland, you won't hate it but you won't love it” 3 of 5 stars
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Mackellar Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   342 Conadilly Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales 2380, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Gunnedah
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Beige and bland, you won't hate it but you won't love it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Better than some places I've been to but quite bland, hard to explain, in theory it should be better than it actually was. Maybe it was a bad layout??
Bed was lumply and resulted in a not so great 2 nights sleep.
Staff looked like they preferred to be anywhere else but there.
And I decided to call into the other motel A few doors (starts with M also) up to have a look at their rooms and the rooms are far from bland and the staff couldn't be more inviting! I'll try that next time.

Room Tip: Book at mainstay first! If booked out then book here, it's good just not great.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Overnight stay.

New modern premises. Easiest check in and out I have ever had.

Room was very clean, well laid out and big.

Bathroom was excellent spa bath with a TV in the bathroom. Shower that actually had pressure, plenty of heat and no water saver.

Room was a queen bed that was comfortable. TV was off centre (to the bed) which made using the remote and viewing at times a bit of a pain. Room had desk and chair, plus sofa and arm chair. Fridge sink and microwave.

Parking was out the front of the room and there is some undercover area.

No Noise was heard from within the room from either the main road out the front or the heavy vehicle bypass behind the motel.

The was no grass area or pool so probably more suited to the business traveller.

Room Tip: More business or couple. All concrete and bitumen
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed at the Mackellar Motel for a business trip. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious, clean and warm. The motel provides under cover car parking in the rear. Room was particularly quiet and did not hear a single noise from outside.

The motel is placed within a 2 minute walk to a number of eateries and venues.

The shower has great pressure, and the large spa bath was a great bonus to come home to after a long day.

The only downside were the pillows being too stiff for my liking.

Will be returning.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parkes, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

This new motel offers everything you would expect. The customer service was excellent. There is a great covered area for parking. The rooms are large, well appointed and the bathroom is huge with a lovely shower. I would have like the decoration to be less bland. A big bright painting would help instead of the off the shelf thing that is there. Loved the carpet.
Gunnedah is a great town with good food options and a least one good cafe in the Verdict.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed a number of times travelling to the area for work. Options for other near by towns are available but this hotel and the nice little town of Gunnedah keep me coming back here. A great steak can be had across the road at the court house, near by cafes, a gym within walking distance with one off visits available for $15. The rooms in the hotel are always clean, modern, large and have cable tv to keep you up to date with all the footy action while away from home.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Everything was easy about this place - even though our door card did not work initially it was very swiftly rectified.

Rooms are large including a very comfortable bed. The bathroom was massive including the shower which had cracking water pressure.

The hotel is in walking distance to pubs, clubs, cafes and coffee shops but is still quiet. Ample parking was available. We had a continental breakfast in the hotel which included fruit, cereals and toasted goods.

Some chocolate in the minibar would be a nice addition but otherwise a very pleasant stopover.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maitland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

we stayed for a night in September last year. we booked the motel because it was fairly new and modern , a short stroll to the main centre. the room was reasonable and spacious enough for my husband myself and 2 of our young children, however i wouldnt stay longer then a night as there is no grassed area or play space for children, the whole propery is concreted, luckily there was a nearby park.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mackellar Motel

Address: 342 Conadilly Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales 2380, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Gunnedah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Gunnedah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mackellar Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mackellar Motel is located in the heart of the Gunnedah CBD, directly across the road from the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club and close to a number of restaurants. The Mackellar Motel has 30 well-appointed four star suites with soft, comfortable pillow tops on all beds. All suites are larger than average and tastefully decorated with modern furnishings. They include a kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge and minibar. Entry to all rooms is by secure key card. Free unrestricted wifi throughout the motel is included in the room rate. Breakfast is available as room service or in the Namoi Room near Reception. Dinner is available from a range of Gunnedah pubs and restaurants and can be charged back to the room. The Conadilly Bar is open daily. ... more   less 
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