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“Fantastic Stop-over motel” 5 of 5 stars
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Karuah Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   422 Tarean Rd, Karuah, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Karuah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stop-over motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

This is our second time at this great little stopover motel! Again it was a clean, comfortable, quiet and friendly place to stay a night on a long drive. The owner was very welcoming and gave some good advice on finding dinner. The queen deluxe is well worth the few extra dollas, plunger coffee and little chocolates on our towels. The rooms were so cosy, quiet and offered a fantastic nights sleep.

WE sampled the breakfast on our first visit at christmas, very cheap and yummie, bacon, eggs, toast, juice, coffee, brought to your room at a time specified by you! Absolutely fanstastic! Dinner is a little harder to find but the fish and chip shop directly across the road was fresh, very well priced and cooked to perfection.
Would happily recommend this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

I stayed here on the way for a trip further north, and loved the service I received. Very accommodating and provided us with everything we needed, we had 5 people. Love the little packets of shapes and biscuits and drinks cold in the fridge. A thousand times better than the Novotel we stayed in coffs harbour. Not much to eat for dinner in the area though (everything was closed at 8pm when we arrived except a 24 hour mobil).

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

What a great little stopover! I would definately recommend this place as a clean, comfortable, quiet and friendly place to stay a night or two. The Inn is owner run and the couple could not be more accomodating and welcoming. We arrived at 9pm to a spacious room that had been opened up, had the lamps on and little chocolates on our towels. Karuah was orignially a small town directly on the Pacific Highway however the traffic is now diverted onto the new pacific highway leaving it quiet and peaceful.

We paid $70 for our stay here and would have to say it was the best accomodation stopover deal we had on our drive to Queensland and back.
Whatever you do DO NOT GO PAST THE BREAKFAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS SO CHEAP AND SO GOOD!!! We ordered bacon, eggs, toast, juice, coffee and raisen toast for a grand total of $9.65!!!!! And it is home cooked and brought to your room at a time specified by you! Absolutely fanstastic!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 422 Tarean Rd, Karuah, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Karuah
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Karuah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Karuah Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karuah Motor Inn is a quiet resting place to recuperate from your day's journey or the ideal place to base yourself for that relaxing holiday. Within a few minutes of the Pacific Highway, in the centre of town, the Karuah Motor Inn provides convenient motel accommodation only 200 metres from the waters of Port Stephens and a short stroll to shops, food outlets and the RSL club. ... more   less 
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