I've been here several times when I've run out of daylight returning to Qld from NSW - a convenience it was, with no happy memories. Just another overnight in a tired motel room with dinner of whatever was on the menu - you might say a sad reflection on life?
Whatever! - I called in again recently when the sun finally ran out, and out of habit pulled in to a VACANCY sign, checked in and expected the worst! No way - wow, what an upgrade...
The rooms have been made over - properly - with nice fittings, good carpet, comfortable beds - an acceptable shower - the works. Hey, I was shocked.
A quick rinse and in for dinner - no expectation, but pleasant staff and a reasonably robust menu suggested all was not lost.
The mains were good, with all the usual choices - I try to stick to local stuff where I can and avoid the pre-prepared rubbish on most menus. Surprise, surprise, the local lamb was excellent and my amigo rated the pork highly. The other diners appeared similarly enthusiastic.
As I said, it's worth doing the extra hour for a great, comfortable room and a reasonable meal.
- 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
- Tenterfield Comfort Inn