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Newcastle Links Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fern Bay
Canberra
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“Great value for money”
Reviewed December 7, 2008

This motel turned out to be very conveniant for my work, 10 km from the airport, i got the $60 a day room, even though it would have been $70 on weekends, because i was staying 3 weeks the lady gave me a $55 a day rate for my whole stay here. the room got everything i need, a bathroom, aircondition, Fridge, hairdryer, iron and iron board, 50cm tv with foxtel, two movie channels and foxtel sport, i park my car outside my room, there is a pool, everything is nice and green. The lady at reception is the owner, she's nice when you get to know her, and she does smile. The room is serviced and cleaned everyday, even if you touch the towel they'll replace it, and they'll replace the soap if you take it out of the wraper. A kettle, coffee, tea and sugar are provided, and some milk, IGA is about 5km away in stockton, there is a takeaway shop outside the motel which closes at 7pm. The Lady gives you details of places to eat.
I would stay here again.

  • Liked — Foxtel movie channels, and access to wireless internet at $30 a week
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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tempe sydney nsw australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2008

In contrast to some of the former guests comments on your website I found the receptionist extremely pleasent & helpfull. We found our room clean & all facilities in good working order. we found the motel (a couple of miles from the local rsl) a bit far for walking but their was a public bus service & the rsl supplied a courtesy bus which was great. On the down side the newcastle taxi 24 hr service was a complete waste of time as we & other people we met during our stay found that they didnt even answer some of our calls & when they did, didnt turn up. Thank god the motel had supplied us with a bus timetable. Bob & Viv from Tempe would like to thank you for your hospitality.

  • Liked — Peace & quiet
  • Disliked — Breakfast not being served in your room
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank gumnut_8
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NT Aust
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2008

The woman on reception was very RUDE and UNHELPFUL! Would not recommend unless you want to ruin your day by speaking to her! She was so unhelpful and rude, i asked her a question about the area as I am from the other side of Australia and she said "No, I can't help you" without even letting me finish my question!

Stayed July 2008
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5 Thank tigesNTAust
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2008

I think we had the same room as milescheifetz and would make the same remarks but plus some! In our case we paid $80 for night 1 and $90 for night 2. We were greeted at the office with little more than a grunt - outstandingly poor guest relations. To top it off, after we departed we were hit with a $50 extra charge for smoking in the room in contravention of the rules. My wife doesn't smoke and wouldn't allow me to smoke in the room even if there was no rule against it. We concede that we disposed of an empty cigarette packet and a few filters from cigarettes consumed outside in the room's rubbish bin. The presence of the rubbish confirms in the managers mind that we had broken the rules and thus he was entitled to hit our Credit Card after we had departed. Since our room had been serviced on the 2nd day of our stay, and there were a couple of filters in the bin that day, the management had the opportunity to address the issue to our face but didn't choose to do so. Strange. We emailed the manager querying the extra charge and got a lecture on how important it is to give up smoking! When we responded explaining that we hadn't smoked in the room, communication became, and has remained, one-way. He's keeping the money regardless of what we say. Don't take the risk - stay somewhere else. You couldn't be worse off.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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3 Thank OldXStuffer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2007

The first thing that struck us was its isolation, and stuck in horrible shipyards, despite motel site saying it was 10 mins from CBD. Room was at least thirty-five years old with cracked bathroom vanity, old-fashioned (and smelly) bedspread, fridge had only small milk 'poppers' in it and nothing else. Views were of a bank of dirt and carpark- motel site said there'd be views of the harbour. Pool was out-of-action. Site said there'b be a bar and restaurant which was not true. No convenience stores anywhere nearby. Everything looked dangerous and dodgy.Price was totally out-of-keeping with accommodation- it was worth c. $25/night, not the $110 I paid.

In conclusion, never stay at this property- you will regret it immensely.

  • Liked — At least they had limited Foxtel.
  • Disliked — Being loudly awoken in the morning by staff.
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank milescheifetz
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Property: Newcastle Links Motel
Address: 1024 Nelson Bay Rd, Fern Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2295, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Fern Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fern Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Newcastle Links Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the 'new' Newcastle Links Motel. We are under new Ownership and Management and working on renovations to bring the 'Links' up to its potential. The Motel consists of 26 guest rooms offering different levels of accommodation from Double to Family. An updated BBQ area in the gardens is for guest use throughout the day and evening. The recent renovations include a breakfast room and Bar facilities for drink purchases to be enjoyed at the bar, in your room or in the gardens. The motel is close to Newcastle Airport (10 minutes drive), Stockton Beach, Stockton Ferry to Newcastle centre and Newcastle Port(only a 5 minute drive, great for fishing and relaxing). The Motel has a garden setting overlooking the Newcastle Golf Course, ranked in the top 10 in Australia. Golf packages are available, please contact us with any queries. Regular business workers and holiday guests are offered a special discounted rate on their welcome back. There are a few hotels, clubs and restaurants a 5 minute drive away and the RSL club runs a free shuttle bus to the motel. Several of the local restaurants deliver to the Motel in the evenings. Buses leave every half hour outside the motel (6.00am TO 8.00pm Mon to Sat)for Stockton Beach and meet the Stockton Ferry for a leisurely cruise to Newcastle CBD. By car its a 4 minute drive to the beach or approximately 18 minutes drive to Major Shopping Centres and CBD. Nearby are the Quadbike King Adventures and Fighterworld. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 
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