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Sir Francis Drake Inn

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Gulgong, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you enter. It is a blast from the late 1980 to 1990 s . But how wonderful it is to find a motel of genuine quality. Clean renovated tastefully refurbished rooms . Extra large in size . Cindy beds . Great bathrooms . Meticulously manicured gardens add to the experience. . Now we arrived late to the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long day travel and just too much to keep going. Its located next to another Motel that looks more modern, but this looked like the charm was going to be there. Nice sized room, comfortable bed. Great access via 2 doors to a well kept area in the middle of the grounds with a well maintained pool although it was...

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jackie C, Thank you for your review, we appreciate all comments as they help us grow an improve. I'm so thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and hope next time you stop by it will be warm enough for you to give the pool a try also. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly for the...

Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This place is perfect for a stop on a long road trip with the family. The family rooms are very large and they threw in a continental breakfast which was actually pretty good. We had a meal in the restaurant that night and it was very good with generous serves. I would definitely stay here again for an overnight stay....

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michael974_13, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I'm are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and I will ensure the kitchen hear your lovely comments! Please don't hesitate to contact us directly for any of your future reservation needs. Warm regards, Jess & The Sir Francis Drake Team

Mollymook, Australia
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Old English style motel, large rooms, large bathrooms,lovely very large grounds to wander around. Continental breakfast included plenty to choose from, in lovely terrace area, or, order a heartier breakfast( not included) good parking. On the highway but set back far enough, very quiet nights sleep, good parking.

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear rosefives, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I'm are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and I will ensure the kitchen hear your lovely comments! Please don't hesitate to contact us directly for any of your future reservation needs. Warm regards, Jess & The Sir Francis Drake Team

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We stayed in a family double room. The room appeared to have been recently refurbished with tasteful tiling, a modern bthroom and serviceable carpetting. The rooms were furnished with comfortable beds, a full family dining setting and lunge along with a desk. Access to a central grassed courtyard was appealling and the restaurant-dining area was well appointed and staff were...

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bruce L, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I'm are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and happy to advise we are working our way through all of the rooms to update the bathrooms, so hopefully on your next stay you can try another fresh modern room. Please don't hesitate...

Salmon Arm, Canada
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Room #32, had two beds, large room, was surprisingly quiet for being near the highway. Carpet had seen better days, but the room was clean. Had a pool but didn't use it, it was a little cool in the season.

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear ConnieCThailand15, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! I'm are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and I'm happy to advise we are currently working on all of the rooms to give them a fresh modern update. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly for any of your future reservation needs....

Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Not sure why it is listed as port Stephens as it is not close to there. Based not far from Pacific Highway, but far enough away not to hear highway noise. It is very clean even if the rooms are in need of a minor upgrade. Rooms are very large for a motel. Only stayed the one night but would...

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jodi b, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! Port Stephens extends from the Fingal/Shoal Bay Peninsula out to Lemon Tree, Tanilba, Medowie, Heatherbrae and Raymond Terrace. I hope you weren't too inconvenienced by our location. I'm pleased to advise we are in the process of updating all of our rooms, so hopefully on...

Kempsey, Australia
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Had a family reunion at this motel and would have to say I was very impressed. For a start it is not like any other motel I have stayed at. It sits on six acres of very nice gardens and looks more like an upmarket resort. Eveything about this place I found good. Very nice large rooms, exceptionaly clean, good...

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Dear Maurice S, What a lovely review! I'm are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and I will make sure your comments are passed onto the staff, I'm sure they will appreciate your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and I hope we can welcome you back again soon....

Picton, Australia
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Stayed four nights at the Sir Francis Drake Inn. Very spacious room, very comfortable and quiet. The only disappointment was the carpet, the light coloured carpet shows the marks, and there's a lot to see. Needs a good clean. Otherwise a very comfortable stay.

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Hi Phil_Montafia, Thank you for your review, we appreciate all comments as they help us to grow and improve. I'm pleased to advise that we are currently working our way around the hotel renovating bathrooms as a priority, followed by carpets and soft furnishings so I hope we will we able to welcome you back to the hotel in a...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be. My wife and I travel extensively and whist travelling Sydney to Brisbane and with an overnight stay in mind decided to let's "POP IN HERE". Got to give it to them it's nice place, big spacious rooms, great atmosphere and the dining facilities are excellent. Nice restaurant with a pleasant staff....

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thedrake2324, Reception at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Accident or fate wiremu2014? I'm thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the staff, I know they will appreciate them :) Please don't hesitate to 'pop back in' as we love to see familiar faces! Warm regards, Jess & The Sir Francis Drake Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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: $88 - $114 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms are set back from highway, and are quiet.”
  • Large bathroom
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  • Large rooms
  • Comfortable bed
  • Large rooms
rosefives, Apr 17, 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the fountain, the Geckos gather there and make a lot of noise at night!”
Sparks24, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
“Lovely rooms with garden setting”
50diannew, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the rear of the Motel which was very quite.”
cherylg42, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Lovely accommodation set on amazing grounds”
935jasonc, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
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