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Sandstock Motor Inn
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Armidale
Certificate of Excellence
Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good sized room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nice big well appointed room and great sized bathroom ( with bath!) room clean and comfortable, small fresh milk supplied, maybe a couple of long life capsules in fridge as well for a second cup of coffee would be appreciated. Free wifi available with password from the office. Dinner at bowling club opposite was great! Prices in Armidale are higher than most enroute Bris to Sydney, and at $120, was lower than some others in Armidale.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast, Australia
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320 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

As we didn't want to drive the thousand kilometres between Brisbane and Sydney in one day we decided to stop off at Armidale for the night. After our usual Trip Advisor search we decided to book (in advance) into the Sandstock Motor Inn at 101 Dumaresq Street in Armidale NSW
(02 6772 9988). Upon arrival I was greeted cheerfully by Helen Terris who turned out to be the new owner of the motor inn. We found our room (#12) to be the last in a row of rooms and that we had a park on one side of our room.
Our room was quite large with a very comfortable queen size bed, a sofa (it could have been a night 'n day), a dining table and chairs, a flat screen cable TV, tea and coffee facilities (fresh milk at Reception) and a very clean and adequate bathroom. A very quiet reverse cycle air conditioning was also in the room ( it can get pretty cold in winter). For a $120 it was exceptional value.
Helen, upon asking, recommended the Amidale City Bowling Club for dinner. To quote Helen "It's good, very, very good" - and it certainly was. We have dined in Armidale on a previous trip and the food at the White Bull Hotel in the Main Street is excellent (great steaks).
We will definitely return to the Sandstock.

Room Tip: Just across the road is the Armidale Bowling Club for great, cheap meals.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Aussie_on_the_move
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights. Great friendly service, made feel very welcome by the staff. Owners have put a lot of effort to ensure a relaxed stay.
Excellent clean and user friendly room. Located near everything. Great meals at the club across the road. Definately will stop there again. Highly recomend.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Acalan
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Dubbo
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Decided to try some different accomodation spots around Armidale as we have another couple of years of travelling there from Dubbo ahead of us. For cleanliness, price and location, it will be hard to go past the Sandstock Motor Inn for future visits. It is a small establishment but the attention to detail, the 'freshness' and cleanliness of the room and the comfortable bed were nice suprises. The service was excellent. The regular owners were away but the people minding the motel didnt miss a beat. The Sandstock is located within walking distance to eating places and hotels as well as Coles. I was also told that the Club across the road serves great meals, although I didnt try it as we had pre-booked at Addy's on Marsh. Travelling alone, I felt safe and secure and there was no traffic noise. Would I return? Absolutely!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jude1163
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Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
362 reviews
185 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night. A very modern, clean and tidy motel with good rooms. A few minutes walk to all the shops and mall and it backs on to nice parkland. Plenty of good restaraunts nearby. 4+ stars

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GlobetrotterJSH
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France
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel en route to Sydney. It didn't disappoint. Apart from being quite charming, it had everything you would need for an overnight stay, and more. The linen and towels were excellent quality and little touches like extra pillows (all very comfortable) made it a fantastic choice for our stay. Highly recommend and would stay again. Also it's situated far enough away that you do not hear the trucks or traffic at all - very quiet.

Room Tip: We were in room 12, furthest from the (already quiet anyway) road.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KPHM
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Brisbane
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

I stayed for a night at this very clean and comfortable motel. There were thoughtful additions to the usual facilities in the room, for example a microwave and exta cutlery. Centrally located with easy access to restaurants / pubs for meals. Staff were very helpful and there was free wireless internet. I would recommend this motel to others.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Goldale
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Property: Sandstock Motor Inn
Address: 101 Dumaresq St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Armidale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Armidale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sandstock Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandstock Motor Inn is a charming, boutique style motel with clean, well-appointed rooms. We are situated directly opposite the Armidale City Bowling Club, within walking distance to cafes, restaurants, movie theatres, hotels, parks and markets. ... more   less 
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