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Macquarie Barracks Motor Inn
Ranked #15 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
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Maitland, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed overnight on way to Coffs Harbour . Room clean , spacious and perfect for an overnight stay. Although located on major road we were not bothered by road noise. Has a restaurant where we ate both dinner which we felt was well priced.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Upon arriving at the motel, the front desk staff were extremely friendly and made us feel welcome. There was plenty of car parking available.
We stayed in the king spa room for 3 nights. There are two of these rooms at the front of the motel and they are separated from all the other rooms. They each have a small private courtyard.
Our room was very clean, bright and spacious. The king bed was really comfortable. The room also had a sofa, desk, small table and good sized TV. There was a kitchen area with toaster, kettle and decent sized bar fridge, but no microwave. The bathroom was spacious and bright, with large spa bath and shower. The room wasn't brand new but didn't feel dated, and we had a comfortable stay.
We were not able to connect to the free wifi using the password provided by the staff (note we are both competent at computer networking and troubleshooting to solve such issues). The staff weren't able to help us get connected.
We ate at the motel restaurant one night - the food was quite good and the wait staff were efficient and helpful.
I was initially worried there would be a lot of traffic noise but the main road at the front of the motel quietened down at night. I routinely wear ear plugs to bed, especially when travelling, so I slept well. My partner said the sensor light outside was loudly clicking on and off all night but I didn't hear it.
The motel is located a couple of kms from the main shops and restaurants of Port Macquarie. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank imoani
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I stayed one night as a quick stopover on the way home to canberra from Brisbane. The room was neat and tidy and had everything we needed for the night. The bed was comfortable and plenty of car parking. The hotel is in a good location for a quick stop as it's only a short drive off the highway and it's still close to the cbd where the restaurants and shops are.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sheree W
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Highgate Hill, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Room dated, and too expensive for room ambiance. Desk clerks friendly. Location was Ok. A microwave in the room would have been appreciated. Not a bad experience but not a good value either. Cleanliness was ok inside and out.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stayed on a Sunday night for a business meeting. Arrived early and room was ready, they opened the restaurant especially for our group the meal was wonderful. My room was very nice comfy bed and very quite no road noise and very clean.
Breakfast was most enjoyable and our hosts were great, nothing was too much trouble.
I would highly recommend this Motel to anyone going to Port Macquarie.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Evelyn293
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

After checking into the Port Macquarie Motel and finding it to be disgusting we decided to leave there and rang the Best Western. It was 9.30 at night and raining and the man was so lovely and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean. The bathroom was also big and the shower was hot and had fantastic pressure. We all had a brilliant nights sleep and woke fresh for our drive home to Sydney. Highly recommend staying here.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank C L
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

After travelling all day what do you need?
Quiet room - Check.
Comfy bed - Check.
Great shower - Check.
Good breakfast - Check.

Macquarie Barracks is very clean, very courteous, and very reasonably priced.

You may think being on Hastings River Dr - it would be noisy, which it isn't.

Thanks for making feel so welcome - I will return next time business takes me to Port Macquarie.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Frank T
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Additional Information about Macquarie Barracks Motor Inn

Property: Macquarie Barracks Motor Inn
Address: 103 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia (Formerly BEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Macquarie Barracks Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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