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“Not the best but I think they are trying hard to succeed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN The Henry Parkes Tenterfield

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BEST WESTERN The Henry Parkes Tenterfield
144 Rouse St, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Tenterfield
Sydney,
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“Not the best but I think they are trying hard to succeed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Stayed at this motel a few months ago. Lovely owners who are obviously proud of their motel and are pleasant. OK so the motel is old and will definately need a re-fit soon to get it up to current motel standards. A few bits of advice to the lovely owners:- 1. Check your cleaning staff to ensure they are doing their job correctly. Whilst my room APPEARED to be clean by looking at it, when I walked from the bedroom into the shower with damp feet and got into the shower I was stunned to see really dark brown dirt coming off my feet in the wet shower (looked like I had been walking barefoot in a cow paddock) so the carpet was actually FILTHY. 2. Upon checking out the young girl tried to hit me up for drinks that she said I had consumed from the mini bar (mini bar? there was no mini bar) and I had to stand my ground. The same girl (not the owners but appeared to be a casual) also tried to say I had not paid for the room (It was booked and paid for by the company I was working for prior to arrival). Check out my other Trip advisor reviews, I am usually generous as I appreciate how hard it is to run a motel etc and please take these as constructive comments. (I did not get time to personally tell the owners at the time. I do wish them all the best.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Have been doing a lap of Oz again and stayed here for the first time. Ordered room service and the wife and myself had the best meal we have had in the nearly three months of motels and restaurants on the road. Apparently owners have just employed a new chef and what a chef. Could of eaten my eye fillet with spoons because it just fell apart and no cutting was required, it came with my choice of a baked spud with sour cream and bacon chips (other option is chips if you don't want the spud) and salad (or vegies). The baked potato took me back in time to Darwin's famous spud man in the early nineties it was that good. Had to hold myself back a bit saying how nice the meal was and how long it has been since we have tasted food so good so many times to the wife in case she took it personally.
Owners nice and friendly, rooms were very clean with fresh paint and not too old. Bathroom clean and refurbished with good constant hot water and a decent shower head. Rooms have split aircons that are newish,quiet and clean.
They are currently refurbishing the spa rooms to as new. Easy parking outside your room and all are ground level. Only reason sleep quality marked as average because mattress was a bit hard for my broken back.
Would certainly go back and stay longer to go through the menu. Hard to find good food on the road.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

The staff are great! Nothing any trouble and friendly and efficient. Our room was an older one and whilst clean and roomy, could do with a refurb. Toiletries and bathroom accessories were good and complete with tissues etc. The restaurant and bar area are modern, well designed and welcoming. The food was very good and they have a good range of local wines from the many surrounding wineries. WiFi seems to work everywhere.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I stayed two nights at this motel in October 2011 and found, as most previous reviewers had found, that it is clean, confortable motel. The staff were courteous and an evening meal at the restaurant, "Henry's on Rouse" was fine, although service was a tad slow between courses.

The room I stayed in suffers a little from truck noise but I still had a good night's sleep. There is a wall between the main block of rooms and the New England Highway (Rouse Street) but it is not high enough to keep out the noisy trucks.

The Henry Parkes is one of a legion of motels around Australia that will need modernisation in the next five years or so to maintain their star ratings and value for money. I paid $140 a night - I have stayed at more modern motels for that price in towns of similar size. The furnishings are just starting to become dated, and the television set, whilst working perfectly, will need replacement with a more modern flat screen model to maintain changing expectations. A few more power points are needed to cater for the phone, laptop and camera battery chargers that travellers carry in increasing numbers these days.

Nevertheless, for a stopover in Tenterfield I would recommend this motel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taree, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

comfortable, well equipped room. the hotel was fully booked, so the only choice was the spa room. otherwise, we would have chosen a standard room. it was lovely! my husband had a sore shoulder, so after dinner he soaked away his pain in the spa. the following morning, it was chilly, but we had our coffee on the balcony, in the sun. also lovely! there was a bus tour staying at the hotel, so the dining room was booked out. no problem, we walked down the street to the tenterfield tavern and had a delicious steak dinner. we really enjoyed our stay, and would choose this hotel again. i would also book the spa room, it's set back off the road, which made it quieter.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Nice comfortable two night stay while visiting the town recently. Clean comfortable rooms, and even for a cold frog like me, once the air con was up and running, slept really well on a nice comfortble bed. There was plenty of space in our room but did notice some other friends staying in the same place had a bit smaller rooms. Restaurant was excellent and would consider going there again just for the meals if in town. While not 5 star quality, we weren't paying 5 star prices and got good value for money. The only thing I might criticise was the TV was a bit old and small for what is available nowdays. I 'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

Stayed at The Henry Parkes in Tenterfield on the way back home, pulled in around 9pm in the evening looking for a place to stay for the night. Its a comfortable motel with all facilities you expect; clean, comfortable rooms. A good place to stay overnight when traveling.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 144 Rouse St, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Tenterfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Tenterfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western The Henry Parkes. Stay at this charming Tenterfield motel which sits astride the Great Dividing Range and is close to national parks, vineyards, lakes, waterfalls, picturesque scenery including famous Bald Rock and one of the most picturesque golf courses in the state. Discover the beautiful heritage of this Australian town and enjoy local activities. Best Western The Henry Parkes offers air conditioned spacious rooms equipped with all the comforts of home including reverse cycle air conditioning, TV, mini bar, high speed Internet access, in-room movies and minibar. Deluxe rooms include spa bath, kitchenette and laundry facilities. All rooms are Non-smoking. Handicap accessible room is also available. Hotel facilities include large lounge bar, on-site restaurant "Henry's on Rouse", warm weather alfresco dining under the stars and a conference room for meetings and events. For superior customer service and a convenient location in Tenterfield, make a reservation at this Tenterfield motel today! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Tenterfield
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