When reaching Taree we just wanted to rest up for the long journey home next day. The motels exterior looked reasonable and it was apparent that some renovation/refurbishment was taking place. The owner was on the phone when we went to check in and while waiting we noticed the mess of paperwork on the desk and floor plus an ashtray that needed a good clean, when finally off the phone the owner was very friendly and chatty (perhaps a little too much) and he told us he had had Managers in previously who had let the motel run down and he was now trying to refurbish and build it back up. Our room was spacious, the bed was the most comfy I've come across in a motel as were the pillows (left ours in the car that night), plenty of tea, coffee and even hot chocolate. Carpets were new. The bathroom area is very outdated and the toilet continued to run overnight, however with careful planning there is potential for a large clean and modern bathroom. Owner didn't require payment on check in unless you planned to leave early - as compendium in room said office opened at 7am didn't think we'd be leaving early ..... however at 7 am office was not open, we rand door bell, we dialled from our room, we rang from our mobiles but no answer - son of owner appeared from a top floor unit and even he couldn't get into the office or raise anyone, after wasting 25 minutes we gave the son our room key and told him we would ring through our card details that evening which we did. Three days later payment has yet to go from our card. Whilst management skills seem a little lax, our stay was comfortable and reasonably priced. On the northern side of town there are several eateries opposite.
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