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Dragon Phoenix Motel & Restaurant
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   361 Frome Street, Moree, New South Wales 2400, Australia   |  
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Moree
Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Was recommended dinner at this Chinese & steak house. My daughter & I ordered Entrees my wife nearly vomited with the smell of my seafood cocktail I could not eat it. The only steak was a Chinese dish. Didn't eat half of the meal as even the rice tasted half cooked. Out of 10 I would give a 2. Next time I stay in moree I will be eating at KFC.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DragonPhoenixMotel, Manager at Dragon Phoenix Motel & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Dear Trevor B,

Thank you for the candid review. I apologize for not exceeding your expectations. We strive to ensure each and every guest experience is satisfying. Our restaurant offers two menus and I apologize you were not offered the Steakhouse menu. I understand you may not have felt comfortable to express your concerns at the time however I appreciate the feedback you are expressing now. Please know we have taken your feedback to heart and will focus on continually improving. Again on behalf of the team and myself I graciously apologize that you did not enjoy the experience. I sincerely hope you will afford us another opportunity to serve you in the future.

Thank you
Donna Chiu
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Inverell
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Typical Hotel Rooms but be very selective as there are two compenents to the hotel, one site is too far from the pool. So make sure you ask for close access to the pool otherwise it is quite a walk. Speaking of the pool, the hot artisan pool is very very slippery. I actually twisted my knee on entering the pool and being disabled in the first place I lost my footing altogether and fell to the bottom of the pool. Some mats on the steps as well as something on the grab rails would be beneficial. The food and choice of was amazing, one of the highlights of our visit. Also note that there is a lot of building happening and so the workers all stay on site so if you are wanting a sleep in forget it, they are up and talking loudly long before 5.30am. Once building is completed I do hope they refurbish their motel rooms and update them which would be great. But all in all, one of the better motels in the area and would stay again. I would just be more careful getting in the pool lol.

Room Tip: Ensure to ask for a room away from the highway if not used to a lot of traffic noise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wyong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I recently stayed at the Dragon & Phoenix motel in Moree. The motel was clean and comfortable, with most basic commodities being met. The staff were accommodating and friendly. The rooms were a good size, with comfortable beds. The food was adequate, though nothing special. The meals were let down by the after dinner coffee, this tasted like recycled dish water, maybe an idea to drink tea.next time. A plus at this motel was the on-site Artesian baths, wonderfully relaxing after a day's travel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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rockhampton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at this motel during a driving trip home to Qld. We had two little dogs with us and this motel was quite accommodating to that fact. They were nearly fully booked by seniors due to the fact that they have thermal pools on site. The rooms were clean but very average and dated. The upside was the dogs being allowed.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was our last stop on our 10 day heli trip to Port Douglas and back from Sydney. OK we stayed in more salubrious digs but our Moree Pit stop for fuel and a sleepover was definitely one highlight of our excursion.
Having spent 2 nights in Emerald QLD the night before due to bad weather and experiencing food we were keen to leave behind our Moree experience was going to more then make up for it.
It commenced with being picked up from the airport in a S500 Merc by Donna a young charming local girl. She turned out to be The Boss.
No check in hassles here. She dropped us at our rooms and said "come and check in when you have settled in, tonight is ok" ...... Wow that was a first.
Straight to the the hot mineral spa for my Chief Pilot and myself. Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic! Wasn't sure I would like them .... But I am hooked. Hot pool cold pool hot pool cold pool. We were like little kids giggling wishing our wives could see us now.
Yes it wasn't a five star pool surrounding or grounds ...... They were free! .... Come on it was clean and heaps of fun what more do you want ..... Ok u want more ..... I felt the best I have felt for many years .... Those mineral hot spas really do work.
Back to the room for a snooze ... Free wi-fi and Austar.plus plus. Rooms the same not 5 star but clean and comfy. I wasn't entertaining the Queen so it was ok.
Then to dinner at the Chinese restaurant in the motel. Donna the limo driver welcomed us ..... Obviously multi tasking. Well we had the best Chinese meal in fact the best meal we had eaten during our ten day trip which included some flash dinners in Port Douglas which cost three times as much. Easily would compete with the best in Dixon St.
Great night sleep warm cosy bed.
To the dining room for brekky. This is where we met 'young George' or as I named him after talking to him for five minutes"the Mayor of Moree". What a character. We found out he is the chef and Donna's dad. What a team! Great country breakfast with a lot of laughs with 'the Mayor of Moree' George.
Then to check out which was funny as I had not checked in. Yep Donna was at reception and thanked us for staying and offered to drive us to the airport. We gratefully accepted deep down hoping it would rain and we could stay another night. No such luck. Limo ride to the airport and off home with a promise to ourselves to return with our wives to stay at the best Motel in Australia.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Penrith, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

We stayed one night over the Easter long weekend. We were in a family room which was clean, comfortable and roomy. Quiet location. The only downside was the noisy neighbors who sat outside the room all night talking....

Stayed May 2011
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Corlette, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I stayed in the motel for 6 nights last October . Booked it via I/net.
The reception was v ery warm and friendly .
Very comfortoble room with TV, kitchenette with microvawe .Good quality linen.Room cleaned every day.
Pool is just a few steps away from the rooms. The37 degree hotwater flows from 3 spouts - different diameter, different strength .
I spent a lot of time in the hot water, alternating with the cold pool (dipping or for a short swim).This exercise stimulated my bloddcirculation - so much needed for my ailments.
Night time I had dinner in the Chinese/Australian restaurant, but there are lunch opportunities just a few steps away or take away.

I recommended the place to my sister and bro-in-law from Canberra .They have stayed in the motel at a later date as well.
And they were just as happy as I was.

During my stay I looked @ 2 other places in Moree for a future trip.
I assure you that the DragonPhoenix offers the best of all in every way.

So I booked in again to stay - now for 7 days in April.
YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG !!!!!!

Room Tip: Corner suites are bigger
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: 361 Frome Street, Moree, New South Wales 2400, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Moree
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Moree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dragon Phoenix Motel & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Dragon Phoenix Motel & Restaurant, a family owned and operated business with over 25+ years experience in hospitality. We are conveniently located in South Moree with an onsite naturally hot Artesian Thermal Spa Bath open from 6am to 10pm daily. ... more   less 
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