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“Good country motel”

New England Motor Inn
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New England Motor Inn
Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Armidale
Colac, Australia
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83 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good country motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

This was out 3rd stay in this motel and each time the greeting of reception staff/owner has been great. Very welcoming. The little touches as a sweeties on the bed side table, fresh milk and a couple of biscuits are nice little touches. Very convenient for a walk around the city/town, close to the supermarket if required, good walking distance to the Services Club and next door to the Bowls Club. We have eaten on each occasion at the Bowlo, and the meals on previous visits have been excellent. Very disappointing on this trip - overpriced and not at all of good quality. Might be an idea to check with locals as to whether this is the best place to eat in town. The rooms at the motel are of a good size and very clean. Microwave and crockery in mini kitchenette very handy especially for a quick cereal and toast breakfast. Good value for money and we will continue to stay at this motel.

Room Tip: Maybe towards the back of the motel, due to the pub/nightclub across the road, but all rooms fairly...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed at the New England Motor Inn for 2 nights in October. Upon check-in, we found the staff (owner?) to be incredible friendly and helpful. The location was fantastic, just over the road from a major supermarket, and close to shops and restaurants. The rooms were clean and the free wireless Internet and Austar was an added bonus, we also got a free continental breakfast with our booking which I had forgotten about so that was a nice suprise. My only criticism would be that the location, while convenient, was also very noisy late at night with a pub over the road. I think there may have also been a few drunk people returning to the hotel in the early hours of the morning carrying on a bit. But this was no fault of the hotel. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed at the New England Motor Inn for two nights in September. The motel is very conveniently located on the edge of the shopping area. Our room included a small kitchenette area with a sink and a microwave. Three pleasing features (which many motels seem to be losing) are
* free wireless internet access (why is it that motels such as the NEMI can provide free wirless access while motels charging over twice their rates can't?),
* biscuits with the free tea and coffee, and
* welcome lollies on the bedside table. While this is only a small touch, it is small touches such as this which make you feel welcome.

A few points for travellers to note:
* there is a surcharge if you use Amex for payment,
* depending on the time of year the central heating comes on automatically. (While this is explained in the welcome folder, we missed it as we went straight to dinner after checking in and consequently the room was somewhat hot when we came back)
* each unit has a marked parking spot.

The bed was very comfortable, and we really liked the pine decor of our room. At $115pm the NEMI offers excellent value for money, and we would be very happy to stay here again.

TC

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

We had a great stay at New England Motor Inn. The location was perfect, right next to the conference facility that we were using, meals and drinks from the local eateries could be charged back to the room and there was a great spa bath to unwind in every night.
The owners were extremely helpful and able to cater to all of our requests. We would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: The extra few dollars for the spa bath were worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Murwillumbah, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2011

This motel had no flow through ventilation in the rooms making them unbearably hot. The air conditioning roared all through the night. Would suit industrial workers on the road returning to the motel from the bowls club next door in a comatose state. Armidale a real disappointment from my student days with vast malls having taken over the centre of town making us just want to get out of town, fast.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Pam6771, Owner at New England Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
I am sorry that you found the room a little hot . Each room has air conditioning and we are only to happy to check them out if there is a problem reported by a guest. Our upstairs rooms have ceiling fans and a wide veranda to assist with cooling. Armidale, being the highest city in Australian, has only limited very hot days and the room have reverse cycle air conditioning, electric blankets, double glazing and in winter our central heating is turned on for our guests' comfort.
Pam & Kevin Warmington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2011

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2010

Stopover here on return journey from ski holiday. Decided to stay extra night and do great wine tour by coach. In the centre of town and close to all amenities. Great meals available next door at Bowls Club. After driving all day, it was pleasant to be able to stretch the legs and explore the town on foot. Central heating and very comfortable bed gave us a much-needed good night's sleep. Lovely breakfast to our room before embarking on the last leg of our journey.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: New England Motor Inn
Address: 100 Dumaresq St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Armidale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 22 Hotels in Armidale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — New England Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our location places you in the heart of Armidale with easy access to all it has to offer. Armidale's restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, art galleries, shopping malls and clubs are all within a short walk and makes our Motel an ideal Armidale Accommodation. ... more   less 
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