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Harrington, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed here a few times as its a convenient location. This week we found new owners and the room we had was spotless and very very good. Comfortable and spacious room. It is clear new owners are making a difference with the effort they are making. Breakfast however was a different story. We opted for a full cooked... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new owners should really do something substantial with this old and tired hotel. The room we were in was quite spacious and overlooked peaceful paddocks where one can view the sunset. Apart from its roominess I can say very little positive about this accommodation. Broken tiles, filthy carpet, uninviting, old and actually a bit horrible bathroom which definitely has... More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this motel with a group of friends in October 2016. The Sir Francis Drake is located on the Pacific Highway just north of Newcastle. The rooms are at the rear of the premises so road noise is not an issue.The grounds are spacious with a large pool. The rooms are huge but have little in the way... More 

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Narangba
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have passed by this magnificent Tudor-style hotel many times but until now, have not had the absolute privilege of staying there. The rooms are set in lovely gardens and are large, very clean and obviously well maintained. Even though it is located on the busy Pacific Highway, we had a comfortable and quiet night. We dined in the on site... More 

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Thank 50diannew
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is obviously old however, it is well maintained. The rooms are huge, although the amenities are basic it was very comfortable. The garden surrounds are very nice and some time could be spent relaxing on the lawns or by the pool. There is a resteraunt in the main building although people I spoke too advised me to look... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my husband and two young children on our way back to ACT from QLD. I specifically chose this motel as I had stayed previously a number of years ago and thought it was good value considering the restaurant on site. On arrival I was told the restaurant was closed due to a wedding and we could... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a hard review to for me to write because although my wedding was on the surface the most amazing day there were a number of things that detracted from my day At no point did he venue tell me that the function co-ordinator had left, no one as per paperwork came to my hotel room to greet me... More 

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

stayed here for one night, found empty Condom wrapper beside bed, when I complained I was told I could have 50% off next stay, I won't be back in Newcastle so the girl told me she'd give me 50% back of my stay after speaking to the manager, she then rang me to tell me I wasn't getting anything back... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stay at this property at least once a year and actuallys tayed here twice in 10 days dyuring September as it is a perfect overnight stop when travelling north on the highway. All rooms are located at the back of the property and no highway noise can be heard. We stayed in a queen room which was extremely spacious,... More 

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Forster, New South Wales, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stayed the night here before leaving Newcastle for Brisbane. The rooms are incredibly big, but very warm and inviting. The Motel is situated opposite McDonalds at Heatherbrae, but you wont have to go to Mackas for diner as they have an excellent restaurant on the premises and we enjoyed the food very much. The staff are very friendly and... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sir Francis Drake - Heatherbrae is situated on the Pacific Highway just south of Raymond Terrace, and only 1.5 hours north of Sydney. We are conveniently located for our Corporate travellers. We are located only a 10 minute drive from Newcastle Airport and we are a fantastic base for leisure guests exploring the region. Our 40 rooms are among the largest motel rooms in NSW. All rooms are ground floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sir Francis Drake Inn

Address: 2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Price Range: $93 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sir Francis Drake Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Sir Francis Drake Inn South Pacific/Port Stephens, Australia
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Port Stephens
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“Lovely rooms with garden setting”
 of 5 bubbles 50diannew, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a room at the rear of the Motel which was very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles cherylg42, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Lovely accommodation set on amazing grounds”
 of 5 bubbles 935jasonc, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“nice quiet hotel”
 of 5 bubbles glennbT404RY, Aug 9, 2016 | Read review
“Always good”
 of 5 bubbles glennbT404RY, Apr 25, 2016 | Read review
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