This is my new favourite hotel. My room (115) was luxurious, modern and clean with a pretty garden/fern view at the back and a very comfortable bed. The reverse-cycle aircon kept me perfectly comfortable during two very cool nights, and I heard no traffic noise at all. The staff couldn't have been friendlier, from the receptionist who chatted to me each time I had to wait for pick-up to the chef in the breakfast restaurant who made a point of instigating a brief conversation with each patron who was eating alone - fabulous for alleviating that on-the-road loneliness. Real country hospitality, great food at breakfast - plenty of hot and cold food for vegetarians as well as lashing of bacon and eggs, and they cater to gluten and lactose intolerance as well. The one slight problem I had with my room was handled quickly and professionally, with a sincere apology. Can't fault these guys.
Lunch and dinner can be easily sourced at the Bradford Hotel two minutes walk away, which served delicious meals with giant-sized helpings and again, lots of options for vegetarians.
- 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