When I booked this I thought I was booking a hotel, when I arrived it was a lot more like a motel. The rooms are all ground floor single units with plenty of parking, but once in the room it could easily be a hotel room. It was clean and comfortable with a large bathroom, fridge and minibar. Only snag being that you have to go outside for anything, not that there was much provided. It was raining, so I didn't check out the pool, breakfast was $15 extra in a separate building, that was about it, not really a hotel.
There is a handy garage, and two fast food chains across the road, but if that's not your thing be prepared for a drive to the nearest town. There is a pub serving food next door, but when I went it was fully booked one night, and had sold out of the specials the next night, so I ended up with an expensive but tasteless meal. Overall, I had no real complaints, but it wasn't cheap and I'm not sure what I was paying for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Hunter Gateway consists of 61 well-appointed rooms; all situated at ground level, with easy access and off street parking. Opened in October 2007 this modern, Motel and Conference Centre complex is situated 5 minutes west of historic Maitland the gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region. The BEST WESTERN Hunter Gateway is ideally located for a break on route, either traveling to northern NSW or southbound to Sydney. Enjoy a short break to go winetasting in the vineyards, play golf or travel to Port Stephens to cruise the bay on a dolphin watch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bradford Hotel Maitland
- Best Western Plus Hunter Gateway Maitland/Rutherford