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“Nice motel for a stopover along the coast”

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Aston Hill Motor Lodge
Ranked #9 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
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“Nice motel for a stopover along the coast”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stayed in Port Macquarie for one night while we travelled up the coast from Sydney to Brisbane and Aston Hill Motor Lodge was fine for our needs. The staff were very friendly and keen to help, the facilities (including a barbeque) were just what we needed, and the location was excellent as we were travelling by car and didn't need to stay in the centre of town.

The room itself was spacious and clean. The furnishings are slightly dated, so don't expect a modern apartment. The only issue we had with this motel is the sound insulation was poor and we did hear lots of noise from our neighbours and some other guests in the car-park.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Russ D, Owner at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Our rooms are at different levels of inclusions and décor. The base rooms have all the mod cons however our Prestige rooms have marble tops 3D TVs and our apartments have all this plus surround sound. It comes down to what you want to spend for a nights accommodation I believe we have all areas covered. Complaints from noise is minimal. It can get noisy in the mornings when every body is leaving.
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We were searching for a motel and were running out , found this motel , the people were very accommodating , well priced , clean . Also advised us of place to dine , which was good . Only negative is you need to drive to get into town .

  • Stayed April 2013
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Russ D, Owner at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thanks for the review. I can appreciate your negative. The motel is 15 minutes leisurely walking time to the main shopping centre and 3 minutes by car. In the winter and rainy a days it is a bit of a drag, however a courtesy bus is available for these occasions.
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I stayed at the Aston Hill Motor Lodge with my 9yo daughter. Fortunately for me, they have a room with a queen bed and a single bed. My daughter got the single bed (she rolls around and kicks during the night!).
We stayed here while having a fun weekend visiting the highlights of Port Macquarie including horse riding, laser tag and rock climbing, the rainforest and more!

The owners were really friendly and helpful. My daughter played with their grandkids and had a blast. The room's TV was hooked to the security cameras in the car park so I could watch them play in safety while I relaxed in my room.

The room was clean and nicely presented. The room service was prompt and the food, delicious.

I'd highly recommend the Aston Hill Motor Lodge to anyone wanting to stay in a quality motel.

Room Tip: Ask for the type of room you want. I was after a queen bed with a single bed in the same room and th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Judi-Edmunds, Manager at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
We are glad that you had such a wonderful time in Port Macquarie and that you chose to stay with us. Our grandchildren were delighted to have made a new friend with your daughter when they were visiting with us while you were here. It seems that the security cameras are useful for lots of things.

As we have a few different room types it is always good to ask if we have a room that fits your needs, so I'm pleased we could cater to your requirements so well.

Thank you for your review, I'm sure it will help others when they are trying to decide where to stay. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit Port Macquarie.
Judi & Rick Edmunds
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

with 3 of us of staying at the hotel whilst exploring the surrounding area around Port Macquarie and the Oxley Highway, our stay was pleasant and relaxing.

our vehicles were secure in an enclosed courtyard with camera's monitoring them at all times, which we are able to view on the in room cable tv/dvd facilities.

rooms were large, ours with 2 bedrooms ( queen bed in one room, 3 singles in the other ) meaning we had plenty of space. kitchenette and facilities available. our room also had a balcony.

we would stay here again on our next trip up to ride the amazing Oxley highway ( a ride any motorcyclist must do at least once ).

Room Tip: this motel is not in the centre of port macquarie, so we enjoyed the peace and quiet and occasional...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Russ D, Owner at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
It is great that you utilised our cameras. We are experiencing a lot more motor bike riders taking advantage of the Oxley Highway. We live in Tamworth and have been visiting the motel monthly for over the past 10 years. We never tire of the trip down the ranges. Thanks for your comments on the motel which is pleasing to us all when you enjoy and appreciate our facilities.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Room was pleasant and the motel was tucked away from the main street with ample parking. It is only a short drive down any of the major roads to get to restaurants/cafes and a short drive to the port itself.

The room itself was large enough to comfortably sleep 3 adults (1 Queen and 1 single) along with a few tables, chairs and other amenities. As an aside, I thought it was a little interesting that the TV defaults to security camera view of the carpark when you turn it on!

Room Tip: Try to get the rooms away from the apartment block behind the hotel.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Russ D, Owner at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thanks for your review. We have included the latest technology throughout the motel and when we had the opportunity to include the security footage on the TVs in the rooms we took the advantage of the offer. Surprisingly enough it has been a great hit with the car and motor bike enthusiasts who can monitor their pride & joy parked in the secure car park. The apartment block behind the motel is an upmarket residential block and it is quite rare that we experience noise from there. I must admit that we had a noisy gardener with his wipper snipper one morning. I look forward to you visiting us again.
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

My company booked this motel on wotif. I found it easily, the service was great.
Parking was easy for me, and close to my room.
The room was clean and modern. Not large, but it is only myself, I don't need a large room.
The manager was very hospitable, and offered to drive me to my dinner destination.
An easy overnight stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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JudiandRick-Edmunds, Manager at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very popular with corporate guests due to our quiet location yet still being close to town. As we don't have a restaurant onsite, we offer that little bit extra by transporting you to restaurants if needed. We also have a chargeback arrangement with a number of restaurants so you can put everything on the one bill. Breakfast is available at the motel and we try our best to offer our guests quality, comfort and convenience. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Beautiful clean motel halfway between Port Macquarie Airport and the town centre in a quite residential street. We recommend this motel and will certainly use it again. The motel has all facilities in the rooms and a BBQ and terrace area the relax.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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JudiandRick-Edmunds, Manager at Aston Hill Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thanks for the review, we look forward to welcoming you back again. It's great that you mentioned that we are conveniently located between the airport and the town centre.

Next time you stay you may wish to use our pick-up and drop-off service to the airport; just ask us to arrange this for you when you make your next booking. Whatever the reason you are travelling to Port Macquarie, we are happy to accommodate you for stays of just one night or longer.
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Property: Aston Hill Motor Lodge
Address: 15 Mort St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Port Macquarie
#5 Family Hotel in Port Macquarie
#7 Romantic Hotel in Port Macquarie
#8 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
#11 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aston Hill Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The latest in modern motel and apartment accommodation nestled in a quite residential cul-de-sac adjoining public parkland & gardens 140m away from a busy highway. Only 3 minutes drive to the centre of Port Macquarie. Registered 4 star facilities with the latest technology in 3D TVs plus theatre surround sound in our apartments. In house bike hire facilities for rides along the Hastings River, offered free to guests returning the bikes before 9.00Am. ... more   less 
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