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Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Armidale
Certificate of Excellence
Middle Park, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Another great stay - expensive but high quality”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed in the Presidential Spa suite which is rear facing, quiet and very comfortable.

The room rate is really high especially for regional NSW, the pay TV coverage is a bit soft.

Bed was very comfy, room exceptionally clean and a great stay.

We will be back.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Belladonna01,

We are so excited to hear you enjoyed our Presidential Spa room during your last stay. Its a fantastic room to treat yourself with, especially having the large spa and king size bed.
We hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,

Mary Ryan-Garnett
Group General Manager
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We, a family of 5 (kids aged 11,9,7) sayed overnight in January. A storm hit as we arrived in Armidale and the town was flooded. The hotel car park was also flooded so the staff offered us a room upstairs in case the flooding got worse. We were unable to easily access the stairwell to get up there so we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment where we could park outside the room. The staff were so helpful at a time where things were very difficult for them. The hotel restaurant had to be closed as it was also flooded, yet they still assisted us as much as possible. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Armidale property. That particular evening was a very special case with such wild weather! However our staff all pulled together to still ensure all of our guests enjoyed their stays despite the flooding.

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,

Mary Ryan-Garnett
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Queensland, Australia
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326 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We gave this hotel a great review last year and it continues to impress each time we stay. Quality rooms, comfort, convenience and staff are all just what we like after a long drive. In December, when we stayed here again, they had completed their new restaurant which was under construction last time we visited. Although we have a favourite place in town to dine, we thought we would try this as it was new. We were very impressed. Prices are a little higher than where we normally eat, but it was worth the money. The eye fillet steak that I had was the best steak I had ever eaten, perfectly cooked the way I like it and so tender it melted in my mouth. Lovely desserts, attentive staff, impressive decor - I really liked the Moroccan theme and it was beautifully done. We enjoyed our breakfast in this restaurant as well - beautifully presented buffet and cooked to order hot meal. Check out was a breeze. We will definitely be back as the whole hotel is so pleasing. Booked directly with the hotel and received a package which suited us.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sapphire,

We are so happy to hear from you again! We love to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us.
We hope to see you again on your next trip through Armidale.

Kind Regards,

Mary Ryan-Garnett
Group General Manager
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Orange
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We visited for the second time over Christmas and once again were impressed with the quality and size of the rooms and furnishings. We had a family suite this time, and it was perfect for our family with two older teenagers, as there was a decent sized bedroom with two singles, as well as the main room with a large and comfortable queen. The bathroom had two areas - shower and toilet, and a large second room with sinks and room to change etc.. Very handy in terms of managing the separate bathroom routines for effectively four adults. The staff on arrival and departure were excellent and check-in was smooth and professional. We visit Armidale frequently to meet up with family, and have stayed in a few other hotels and self-contained accommodation in the last 15 years. Compared to other hotels in Armidale the Powerhouse is more expensive, but in our opinion worth the extra for comfort and quietness, if you can stretch the budget a little. It is cheaper than most of the self-contained places we've stayed at, and suits us well. There was a microwave and toaster, which were used a few times for heating some Christmas leftovers one evening, and some toast in the mornings to keep everyone happy. The only difficulty we had was with the free wi-fi, which was patchy in our room and frustrated the teenagers.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for your review of our Armidale property! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed one of our very spcious family rooms on your last stay with us.
They are a great option when travelling with family.
Thank you for letting us know about the wifi, we are getting ready to install a new state of the art system to avoid any issues.

Kind Regards,

Mary Ryan-Garnett
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We have stayed at this establishment twice and wouldn't look elsewhere in future. The luxurious fittings and furnishings are equal to many 5 star hotels in Australia's major cities. The deluxe rooms are spacious and include extras such as a microwave and toaster, enabling guests to prepare simple meals. The large shower and MOR toiletries are divine after a long drive. The hotel is on a main road but we were not bothered by any traffic noise and appreciated that it is a fairly easy walk into town. While we did not eat in the restaurant, the menu and in-room dining options looked fantastic and were reasonably priced.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dezer1970
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Our team takes great pride in our interior design and aesthetics of not only our rooms but the hotel as a whole. We believe in anticipating our guests needs which is why we make it standard to have such facilities like toasters and microwaves in all of our rooms.
We hope to see you on your next stay in Armidale.

Kind Regards,

Mary Ryan-Garnett
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Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The rooms are excellent. We stayed in a 2 bedroom family room. The beds were very comfortable. The shower is excellent and the separate toilet was appreciated.

The staff are all very friendly. We had better service here than we did at a 5 star hotel in Broadbeach.
In terms of distance it's a ideal place to stop on your way to Queensland.

  • Stayed January 2013
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Jossun,

We are so glad to hear your family enjoyed their stopover with us. The Family Rooms are ideal for people travelling with children that enjoy a bit more space to spread out after being in the car!

We look forward to seeing you on your next stay.

Kind Regards,

Mary Ryan-Garnett
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Sydney
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

we've stayed at this hotel for 3 nights with 2 kids in a standard room.
the rooms were very clean and nicely decorated. we loved the big shower with a large double shower head :)
however I think the size of the room was quite small for a price we were paying. the restaurant and bar downstairs have a great set-up and the food was very nice - but again I'd say the prices are quite steep and the food not necessary suitable for young children.
the location is convenient - about 10min walk to the main area with coles and restaurants - good for an evening or morning stroll.
I'd stay at this hotel again if I'll travel with my partner without kids.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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PowerhouseTamworth, General Manager at Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Thank you for your review, the showers really are amazing and we have great feedback on them all the time. We take on board your feedback about the size of the room however the standard rooms are only designed for two people with a queen size bed, they are ok for more in a one night stay situation with the sofa bed included. There are various family options available with separate kitchens, lounge rooms and bedrooms, perhaps for a 3 night stay these may have been more suitable to your needs.
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Property: Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale
Address: 31 Marsh St, Armidale, New South Wales 2350, Australia (Formerly Cattleman's Motor Inn)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Armidale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Armidale
#1 Luxury Hotel in Armidale
#1 Business Hotel in Armidale
#2 Romantic Hotel in Armidale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Armidale's only 4.5-star hotel open 24 hours for your convenience. The Powerhouse offers stylish accommodation, warm professional service & delicious cuisine at Azka Restaurant, Wine & Tapas Bar. Located a short distance from the CBD & New England Highway, the hotel features 55 luxurious rooms with FREE wi-fi, smart TVs with Foxtel, 24-hour reception, room service & gym. Whether travelling for business or lifestyle, The Powerhouse has a range of elegant room styles to suit with Superior Queen Rooms, Family Suites, Kitchen Suites, Executive Suites & Executive Spa Suites. All rooms feature a marble bathroom with underfloor heating, bathrobes & luxury MOR toiletries. Reverse cycle air conditioning, block out curtains, the latest swipe key card technology & FREE parking guarantees your comfort. For coffee connoisseurs, exclusive Espressotoria coffee pods are available in rooms. The Powerhouse Cottage, adjacent to the hotel, is ideal for group accommodation with 2, 3 or 5 bedroom self contained options - perfect for extended families & friends. Enjoy a contemporary dining experience at Azka Restaurant which celebrates local New England produce in a space adorned by 70 beautiful Moroccan hanging lanterns. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Or escape to the intimate Wine & Tapas Bar open every day until late - choose from over 40 drops by the glass & a delicious selection of modern tapas. A private dining room, boardroom & upmarket conference room are available for meetings, special events, conferences & weddings. The Powerhouse is a proud recipient of a 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the hotel & restaurant plus a 2016 Choice Hotels Gold Award winner. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to restaurants, shops, cafes & bars and a 10 minute drive to Armidale Regional Airport. We invite you to experience unsurpassed personalised service, beautiful accommodation and fantastic dining at the Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Armidale. ... more   less 
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Best Western Armidale
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Quality Inn Armidale

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