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“Great location, great access not too great cleanliness” 3 of 5 stars
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Oceanside Hawks Nest Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   Corner of Booner & Bennet Streets, Hawks Nest, New South Wales 2324, Australia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hawks Nest
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Great location, great access not too great cleanliness”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

I booked this stay as a getaway for my partner's birthday. We got it on an Internet deal so the value was fine, right next to the beach meant fantastic clean air and a nice place to just hang out!
The unit was self-contained and management didn't seem to have any issue with us taking in food/drinks as we pleased.
We paid the extra money for the spa room, luckily because there were some major stairs to climb if we were on a higher floor!
My only issue was the cleanliness of the unit, the fridge was marked with food stains, the bathroom didn't have any ventilation/fanning mechanisms and the soap dispensers weren't refilled.
The spa was amazingly clean and well maintained :)
I wouldn't stay there again but think if you're looking for somewhere affordable and close to the beach it's ok.
With our deal we got free bikes and that was awesome! We rode all the way to sand dunes and the surrounds. Amazing!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed at the Oceanside Motel last weekend, i got the deal on Spreets for a Two night stay with discounts in their resturant (Dinner & Breakfast) and we had a fantastic meal there friday night, and say a big hello to Karina the lovely friendly lady you will meet on your check into your apartment. the rooms where comfortable, clean and sunny, the beach is all but a minute walk away. Saturday we took the local ferry over to Nelson Bay, and a very enjoyable 1hour journey, we had lunch at a cafe off the main street called Depz and the best eggs benedict i have ever had Breakfast all day served and they do catering, say another big hello to George if you go there, and we also had a Free Dolpin show on the way back to Oceanside, we had dinner at the Tea Gardens hotel Saturday night and sat back, danced the night away with the locals (great bunch of people) listening to a local band, Breakfast at oceanside Sunday, perchased a painting from a local artist from the Tea Gardens hotel Sunday and then travelled on home, all in all, if your looking for somewhere to stay in Hawks Nest do yourself a favour and stay at Oceanside Motel, and enjoy the friendly locals and a great stay with plenty to do to keep you out of trouble. Thank you Karina and the guys at Oceanside Hawks Nest, for a wonderful stay we will definately be back, :):):):):) Deb & Bruce

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The place was generally run down. The room needed repainting, new carpet and the bathroom needed work. The outside of the building need some maintenance work as well. Customer service by the staff could have been better.

The hotel has a restaurant (Benchmark on Booner) that is independently run and not linked to the hotel. Their prices were expensive. Better value can be found by driving to Tea Gardens (3km away), or the shops on Tuloa Ave (600m away).

Hawks Nest itself in a small seaside town with only a few shops (bakery, general store, chemist, café, Post Office), a golf course and 2 caravan parks. The hotel itself is very close to the beach (1 min walk) and opposite one of the caravan parks. It’s also close to Myall Lakes NP.
I was expecting a lot but unfortunately this hotel fell short. Not recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our stay at Oceanside, Hawks nest recently was one of the best we have done so far.
The rooms were great and conveniently located close to the beach(I like my fishing and surfing)
Great, friendly, helpful staff, great food. a Real nice, quiet place to escape. It was a real shame to come back to reality, everyone rushing around,and will definitely be going back soon.

Room Tip: If you are a couple away on holidays the spa or hot tub rooms are definitely the ones to pick
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was my second holiday at Oceanside. The location is perfect, close to the beach and shops. Since my last visit the whole motel had been painted and I couldn't believe the difference in the rooms. New carpet and white timber blinds made the room fresh and clean. They are a good size for the price and were fitted out with all you need for a great holiday. Bikes were lots of fun to tour the town. The pool has a waterslide and the kids on holiday were certainly making the most of it! The restaurant had great family meals at affordable prices. Hawks Nest is a great place to relax. The staff were friendly and helpful on arrival and the girls that were cleaning the rooms obviously took pride in their work. We couldn't fault a thing! Thanks Oceanside, we will return again!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is our family favourite for a relaxing holiday. A short drive from Sydney and you are in beautiful Hawks Nest. Gorgeous beaches, Bennetts and Jimmy's and a pool with corkscrew water slide which the kids spend all day in even in winter!! Lovely place to relax and enjoy time with the family. Bbq area was clean and perfect for those on a budget however the restaurant had great meals and take away pizza menu. Rooms were recently upgraded with some new furniture carpet and blinds and were fresh and clean. The whole motel had been painted since our last visit and it looked fantastic. Staff were all lovely and remembered us from our last visit. Oceanside is a good value family holiday location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed at the Oceanside motel mid-July on a short weekend trip from Sydney. We had not booked in advance so they allowed us to check out a couple of rooms before confirming. We selected the room with the spa bath. A bit of a treat on a chilly winters evening! This motel is well maintained, clean and the room was spacious with large king size bed, flat screen tv and large balcony. The bar and restaurant downstairs is independently run and we enjoyed a very nice dinner there in the evening at very reasonable prices. The location is superb, only a few metres from the stunning beach - we even saw a couple of dolphins. We thought it would be a wonderful spot to return to in the summer months. A very pleasant stay all round.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corner of Booner & Bennet Streets, Hawks Nest, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Hawks Nest
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hawks Nest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oceanside Hawks Nest Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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