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“Great Location and Great Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Abbey Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Grafton
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2 reviews
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“Great Location and Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stayed at the Abbey for two nights this week and the service was wonderful. I was greeted by a nice smile at reception and nothing was a hassle. Quick check in with no money held on cards or red tape just great old fashion customer service.. very rarely seen these days.

I would recommend The Abbey Grafton for the travelling business man or even a night to remember.

Great rooms, Great price and Great service...

If in Grafton and need a place to stay.. you will not be disappointed

Colin

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely place. We were beautifully & graciously met.
We had been on motorbikes riding a very hot Pacific Highway for 400km and were met with open arms. At a time when motorbike riders are met with suspicion (and we have big loud ones!) we were given a lovely family room.
Room was beautifully appointed and reasonably priced.
Position is spot on. Across the road from a huge shopping centre, which also has a bottle-o.
Walking distance to the main street.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Belindaan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This is the cleanest hotel I have stayed in! The beds were comfortable towels were baby soft and rooms clean n fresh. The new owners are obviously working hard to revamp this old hotel and r doing a fantastic job even the shampoo was top quality! The staff were extremely friendly and I got maximum value for money would recommend staying here for ur stop over in grafton :-)

Stayed December 2013
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Thank BecT1978
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Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed one night & was regretting it as I was unpacking. Make your own bed as only a sheet was on the bed. Had to go and ask for a hand towel as none in the room. The shower looked as though it needed a good clean (no shower for child that night-safer). The edges of the carpet not vacuumed for a long while.... Small TV, old kettle and would not drink out of the water jug, it looked as old as the furniture. Do not stay here unless it is a last resort. Paid $112 for an uncomfortable night.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Nothappystay
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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

The Abbey is popular with people attending functions at Christ Church Cathedral in Grafton, as it is right next door. That means it is also right opposite Grafton Shoppingworld.
The decor hasn't changed much since the 70s, but the rooms are clean and well-maintained and the beds comfortable. Breakfasts are reasonably priced and delivered promptly to the door.
If you are after old-fashioned hospitality this place is recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ozziegiraffe
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australia
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed at this motel for one night travelling from Qld to home in NSW. Motel has neat appearance & although on a main street in Grafton, it is not the highway so greatly reduced traffic noise. Room was quite spacious but fitted with small TV. Room & bathroom nice & clean.
Arriving about 8pm, receptionist rang local club to ascertain whether we could still get a meal. That was appreciated.
However parking at the motel is a problem. No room allocated spots & we were advised to park anywhere in the courtyard. But as all the spots adjacent to our room were taken, we had to unloaded our suitcase & park at the other end of the courtyard.
Another downside is the shower. One of the worst flow rates I have encountered. Whilst I don't believe in wasting water with long showers, the flow rate was so minimal, I spent twice as long in the shower as normal, just to rinse myself. It is false economy when the flow rate is reduced to the minimum, plus the customer ends up dissatisfied. Also no extras such as shampoo/conditioner, hand towel, face washer provided, just 2 small cakes of soap.
Not an expensive motel but could be greatly improved with a few minor adjustments.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Denis C
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2011

After a week of camping, we were on our home bound ride back to Brisbane. We arrived at Grafton seeking accom for our final night away. As our motor cycle & trailer were packed to the gunnels, we were hoping to find a motel with security & peace of mind, so everything could remain on our transport, thus not having to repack the next morning. The lovely lady at reception was very friendly & helpful. Although all spots appeared to be safe, she offered to move her car from a prime parking spot for our motorbike, (who does that ??). The rooms were very roomy, clean and most importantly, the bed was great. Even though centrally located, we couldnt hear any traffic noise once in our room. The location is very convenient, directly across the road from the major shopping centre, and walking distance to the main street with many dinner & shopping options. We will definately be staying at the Abbey Motor Inn again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Goffrey
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Property: The Abbey Motor Inn
Address: 59-61 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, New South Wales 2460, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Grafton
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Grafton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Abbey Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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