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Branxton House Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Branxton
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“Not good value @ $187.50 per night for a $125.00 room”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our room was clean and bed comfortable. Because we came to Branxton for the annual Opera in the Vineyard at Wyndham Estate, we paid $125.00 more than usual:- $375.00 for minimum 2 night stay. This is a blatant rip-off on the part of Branxton House Motel, which does very nicely all the time being in a mining area. I booked in March 2012 paid 50%deposit,the balanceupon check-in.In March I requested a room at the rear, knowing the motel is on the very busy New England Hwy. We were given a room at the front and even with the double glazing found it very noisy. The manager moved us to another rear room next day. When I asked why we did not get the promised rear room both nights was told that 'people setting up opera stage had those rear rooms.' So workers at Wyndham Est. were given preference over interstate guests!!. A DVD player WAS supplied at prior request. Housekeeping very good, though we had to ask diffident manager for a 2nd. towel. The rear room used for 1 mine employee normally. Value:$125p/n.NOT $187.50!!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for one at the rear, NOT at the front! Double glazing makes no difference at front.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

My wife and i stayed at this lovely place over the weekend as we went to the CMC Country festival. What a nice surprise this place is. Good service, clean rooms. Great housekeeping. Only 15mins into to the Hunter Valley. Best of all, good firm bed. Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We were looking for a weekend in the Hunter Valley without the high prices, so opted for a $125 motel instead of a pompous $300-a-night "B&B", "home stay" or "romantic retreat".
Our room was modern, spacious and clean, and the bed was comfortable. Came with tea/coffee facilities. We didn't try the breakfast room service. The owners were quite friendly.

Our only issue was the bright outside lights along the front porch which shine in above the curtains all night. I hung a dark T-shirt over the nearest one to our room, problem solved.

Branxton itself is not a pretty setting, nor is the motel, but it's just ten minutes drive to Lovedale or Pokolbin. We only needed a bed for the night and overall we were quite happy staying here.

Room Tip: We stayed near the back, away from the highway, and our room was quiet. The windows are double glaz...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

Stay as part of a road stop heading north. Clean rooms, friendly and helpful service, everything worked. Would stay there again if I needed one night while passing through.

Room Tip: It's on the highway, so go for a room at the back if you can.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 7, 2008

What a great little motel! On check-in, we were escorted by the owner to our room. She showed us how we had to insert our key into a slot to make the power work, explained how to work the air conditioner (& boy did we need that!!) and brought us a jug of fresh milk. Our twin room had the following:

queen bed
single bed
bedside tables
table with 2 chairs
desk type arrangement with desk level double power point
TV
tea/coffee making facilities
cane chair
fantastic lighting
very clean modern bathroom
hairdryer

I think this motel had the best lighting I’ve ever seen in a motel room. Usually rooms are dim and dark. This one had 2 main lights in the room plus a fluorescent light over the desk area. The reading lamps for the beds were downlights and very bright! Excellent!

The bathroom was very clean and modern. The only problem I found was that you could see yourself showering. I don’t know about anyone else, but that’s not something I want to see first thing in the morning.

We ordered breakfast and it came at the right time, delivered by the owner (she is one busy woman!). My daughter had a croissant with egg/bacon/cheese and it was very good. Gotta love country style breakfast.

I would stay here again and highly recommend this motel.

  • Liked — The cleanliness
  • Disliked — Internet access was free but it didn't work!
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Branxton House Motel
Address: 69 Maitland St, Branxton, Cessnock, New South Wales 2335, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock > Branxton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Branxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Branxton House Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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