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“Modern, clean, no-nonsense”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cessnock Motel

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Cessnock Motel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Cessnock
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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“Modern, clean, no-nonsense”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

The motel appears to have been renovated recently and the rooms are in excellent condition with modern fittings, although a bit on the small side by contemporary standards. The room was spotless. The motel is on the main road, but traffic noise did not seem to be a problem. I would say the tone is business-like rather than home-away-from-home. There is no mini-bar in the room (items available from reception), so if you want a drink or snack after reception is closed you are out of luck.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

We chose Cessnock because it looked bigger on the map than Polkobin. They are however very very close to each other, around 20 mins drive if your GPS doesn't go crazy and lose satellite when you need it most. We ended at Cessnock motel after visiting a couple of hotels/ motels in the area, one even looked haunted. We were tired but haven't lowered our expectations by the time we drove by the Cessnock motel. The lit up reception was a great sign. And Celeste sold the room before we get to see it; she said the carpet was washed that same morning (and I believed her joke). The room was indeed spotless and the bed had a heater. Great value for money, I would say. More so, since Celeste knows how to make people feel good. She knows everything about the town and made sure we had a good stay, set up the microwave, brought more milk, more biscuits, get the room heater going before we settle in, gave us maps and suggested good places to eat. We were planning to stay overnight and then move to Polkobin but we eventually decided to stay 2 nights instead. It did seem that Cessnock is the place to stay to visit hunter valley- close to wineries, good eats, horse-riding, cheese factory... Glad we drove by this small quiet town.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Amid the splendid views of Hunter Valley, Cessnock Motel is definitely your little gem in the countryside. Accomodation and ammendities are spacious, clean and comfortable, with your modern technology blended with the taste of the countryside. Free ample parking spaces for those who drove and one can simply park the car in front of your own door.

While overseas, Celeste and Bernd are definitely the best hosts that one can ever hope for. Suggestions for a meal? They have the information at their fingertips. Fancy room service in the morning? Bernd would drop by in the morning with a smile. At a loss for places to visit and have fun at? Celeste would pull names, locations and maps out of a hat. All these and more, offered without me asking for it!

For everything, I would like to say a big thank you to both of our hosts. Should I ever return to Hunter Valley, I would definitely stay at Cessnock Motel again. :)

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

We arrived at dark at the Motel and the hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. We chose the spa room which was slightly bigger than the standard room. It was situated in the corner so we hard hardly any traffic nose. They suggested to us Restaurant 221 to dine at & we found this to be extremely wonderful. We also had room service breakfast delivered. This was lovely and priced very well. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Hosts were super friendly and helpful, rooms very clean and really good value for money, close to town but far enough so its quite, will be back soon! :)

  • Stayed May 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Do yourself a favour when in Cessnock and stay at the Cessnock Motel. Extremely clean, refurbished rooms with very modern bathrooms. Had a great nights sleep on the bed and enjoyed our stay. Large flat screen TV's and internet was fast and stable (often a problem for motels). The owner/operators Celeste and her husband are very helpful - showing us to our room and explaining everything to us. She also was keen to help out with finding a place for dinner. 5 mins walk to town and fast food all nearby. I'm on the road 40 plus weeks a year and "live" in motels - this is an example of how an excellent motel is run.

We left early the next day, before the owners were up, and was surprised to receive a phone call later in the morning from Celeste. As she didn't see us in the morning she wanted to make sure we were happy with the room. I've stayed in over 450 motels and this is the first time that has happened - well done.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Staying a few nights here and am really happy with my choice. The rooms are modern which makes any guest feel like they are staying in a well managed place. It is clean, excellent management (which seems to be a good selling point for this place). Great facilities with cheap and fast internet.
My only suggestion would be to have a 4 port extension for us business guys near the table to that we can plug our laptops/gear in easily.

Thanks Cessnock Motel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Cessnock Motel
Address: 13 Allandale Rd, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Cessnock
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Cessnock
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Hotel Class:4 star — Cessnock Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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