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Palm Court Motor Inn
Ranked #19 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tired!”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Unplanned stay here for one night on a driving trip from Sydney to Brisbane. Would not recemmend it for a prolonged stay as there has to be better than this in a tourist town like Port Maquarie. The room was tired and dated as was the bathroom. Loved the sign that said there was a $50 charge if you removed the cover from the sofa!!
Not particularly cheap for the night and based on the warmth (or lack thereof) of the welcome I got at reception, I chose not to eat in.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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strahn, Manager at Palm Court Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
We would like to thank our guests for their comments and as a result improve on the area's of concern.
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Just recently spent 3 nights here - overall very good value for money. Only a few minutes walk to the Town Centre with plenty of options for dining and shopping. Also a restaurant on site if you don't want to go out. There is an excellent Bowling Club Bistro only 5 minutes walk away. I could not fault any of the staff, anything we asked was attended to promptly and with friendliness.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on New Year's Eve, for just one night, with our 17-month-old baby. It was okay, but just the basics. Our room had a pleasant, clean smell and was comfortable, but definitely not flash. The location was walking distance to Coles, Target, the beachfront, cafes, activities etc.

The staff were friendly and helpful, and everything was very clean and tidy.
We arrived at 11.30am, and requested an early check-in, which they were happy to do.

The carpark was a bit random - it's underneath the building, down a couple of sets of stairs, I think it could be helpful if they allocated specific parking spaces to a room. It was also a bit of a pain not having an elevator (especially with a baby) although reception does offer to help you with your bags on request.

The bed was really comfortable and we had a good quiet sleep (which was surprising considering it was New Year's Eve!) There was also air conditioning in the room which was great!

I used the free wifi internet on my own laptop, but it cut out a lot and was extremely slow (I wasn't able to watch a YouTube video because it kept buffering) but it was a free service after all.

I might consider staying here again, but only because of the excellent location, and because the pool and spa were brilliant for my 17-month-old who doesn't handle the beach very well yet. For other people, I might recommend looking elsewhere in Port Mac first, as there is a lot of choice.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 24, 2011

We chose Palm Court for conveniece more than anything, and thankfully we only stayed one night. The room was a decent size but it was dark and smelled very musky, as if it had been smoked in recently. There wasn't much ventilation and the lighting was harsh and horrible. It's also expensive for what it is. I don't recommend staying there, even if you're only passing through Port Macquarie as we were.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Penrith, Australia
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

My Husband, my 2 children (aged 14 & 12) and myself stayed here for 3 nights over the weekend and found it was great. It was close to everything we needed, offered a clean and tidy room with everything we asked for.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2011

If you want to make sure you're guaranteed of a room don't pick this one!!! We booked months in advance and a "computer gliche" bumped us off onto another day and we were out of a room. Unfriendly and unprofessional service. Didn't care that it was their mistake - fobbed us off and no apologies. Just kept blaming the computer. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!!! Never experienced this in all my life of travelling.

Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank Helen G
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strahn, Manager at Palm Court Motor Inn, responded to this review, October 26, 2011
I would like to respond by saying that we had offered alternate accommodation across the road and that we sincerely apologised a few times for our mistake. We also offered a discounted rate for another night stay and to look after the guests on their visit with us. All we can do is to ensue that it dosen't happen again and that our customers come first and valued.
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Close to CBD, beaches, shopping centre, restaurants etc. Basic room facilities , not big but enough for a short holiday. Provided Free Wi-fi service, but has limited usage. Outdoor swimming pool and spa. Open time is limited, 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Overall it is good.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Thank Jaja123_0
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Property: Palm Court Motor Inn
Address: 138 William St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palm Court Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palm Court Motor Inn is ideally located in Port Macquarie's CBD and situated on the Hastings River. Palm Court offer spacious queen rooms with large balconies and water views. Take a 2 minute stroll to the town centre for shopping, beaches, entertainment or historical interests. Relax and unwind in our outdoor area with pool. The Village Cafe & Restaurant open for lunch & dinner. Please see reception for Breakfast arrangements. ... more   less 
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