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Corlette Palms Motor Inn
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Corlette Palms Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Corlette
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Didn't stop and glad we didn't”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

This was recommended to us by Information people - they really need to start checking these places our!!!

It looked tired but I never judge a book etc, went into the room, it was small run down with broken glass around the shower and smelt very bad - didn't stop and when I went to give the keys back he had vanished so left it on the counter.. Room was $95 plus an extra 10 if you wanted Internet, we went on to Admiral Nelson and well read the review but for $4 extra what a difference!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I needed somewhere to stay whilst attending a wedding in the area. I read other reviews and have to say that I arrived at the motel with a sense of trepidation. All for naught. I was checked in by a freindly bloke who was happy and chatty. The decor in the room was dated however, the room was clean and tidy , but more importantly the bathroom was clean. The bed was comfortable and everything that I used in the room worked, the TV was a new"ish flat screen.
This is a good, honest, down to earth motel, if you're looking for good value accomodation give this place a look.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Richmond, NSW
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

The motel needs a major upgrade and at $120 per night, it was not good valve with NO views. The carpet was stained and worn, the furnishings of peeling 1970's dark timber veneer, a bathroom with insufficient access in the bathroom between the toilet and shower. The bathroom tiles were old and cracking. The only redeemable feature was the volume of water from the shower spout which telded to push you off your feet so obviously there was NO water saving devises add to the plumbing.
Sleeping was interupted by the noisy air conditioner; when we turned ours off - the one next door then kept us awake.
We will not be staying at this motel again.

Room Tip: No helpful hints - just do not compenplate staing there unless all other accommodation is full.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

OK, so we understand that the end of December is high-season. But that's not a reason to simply charge astronomical prices if your place is a dump. During our 3 months trip in Australia and New-Zealand, this was by far the most expensive accommodation, with the worst value for money.

The place was outright dirty, you don't even want to walk with your feet on the carpet. The shower produced so little warm water that for sure you don't want to walk on bare feet in the room. TV had only one channel.

It's also obvious that our money is not used for maintenance, this place is long overdue for a paint-job, a clean-up and fixing the lights. No wonder when the owner told us on check-in that he prefers enjoying a BBQ in the bush. That's where he should go after closing this dump.

Room Tip: Go look somewhere else.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Walter en R
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London, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Clean, Comfortable stay over night, room was a bit dated but situated in a good location with friendly staff.

Good Thai restaurant down the road in Corlette.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Benpro
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in December 2011, awful! Dark, dingy, carpet smelt of urine. Fittings old & worn, fridge rusty. Could hear next door unit conversations clearly. Woke to cockroach on carpet by bed!. Only stayed 2nd night as had booked on Wotif and it was high season, other places full. Woman at reception not friendly, no-one around when we left to make comments to.

Room Tip: Find somewhere else!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Peterbrough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

We stayed here travelling from Brisbane to Sydney as part of a round the world trip and it was the worst and most expensive accomodation we stayed in.

On arrival our welcome was in no way friendly - I think we interupted dinner. Got our key and went to the room. The room was dingy and dark, the carpet had numerous stains on it and when I opened the wardrobe not only did it smell mouldy I discovered cockroach spray in the wardrobe - not the best.

We decided for 1 night we would stay but litteraly slept, washed and packed leaving at 6am to travel to Sydney so did not give feedback to the owner. We didn't sleep well as we constantly thinking about what we were sharing the room with!!! The fixtures and fittings are tired and outdated and really added to the poor experience.

Whilst this stay has not ruined our holiday it was 1 night but I wanted to share our experience so others didn't make the same mistake. Enjoy your stay in Port Stephens.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Corlette Palms Motor Inn
Address: 104 Sandy Point Rd, Corlette, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Corlette
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Corlette
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Corlette Palms Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
13 Ground floor motel rooms with parking close to your room. Rooms are airconditioned. We located 5 minutes drive from Nelson Bay's attractions, retaurants and cruises. ... more   less 
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