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Cessnock Motel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Cessnock
Certificate of Excellence
Bathurst, Australia
1 review
“Receptionist”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed at the Cessnock Motel after Christmas 2012. When we arrived Celeste the Receptionist was so welcoming and helpful. We have stayed at a lot of Motels over the years but the service that Celeste afforded us was superior to any we have encountered. I would recommend this Motel for anyone wanting to stay in the Hunter Valley without the big price tags of the more up market Hotels/Motels. The Motel rooms have been all revamped and are very comfortable.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We chanced upon this motel when we decided to visit the Hunter Valley on a spur-of-the-moment decision returning from the Central Coast to Sydney during the Christmas-New Year break. We saw their advertisement at the Hunter Valley Information Centre and decided to pay it a visit before we made a decision. We were blown away by Celeste & Bernd's friendliness. They actually took time to really talk with us instead of ushering us into a room.

We found out Bernd had travelled the world working in some of the top International Hotels and even working for Royalty. Hence the 5-star quality of the motel in terms of cleanliness and service. Celeste is so warm, charming and caring making us feel right at home. We had the best afternoon nap in a long time in a quiet room before we went to the Hunter Valley Gardens for the Christmas Lights Spectacular and then returned for a deep restful sleep, waking refreshed for the next day's trip.

It was the little things that made the difference between an ordinary motel and an exceptional one. The rooms even had draft stoppers you could use if required. The rooms were impeccably clean and orderly - just what I'd expect in a 5-star hotel...so Bernd and Celeste have outdone themselves.

Our neighbours were quiet, friendly and polite. The swimming pool was very clean and so were the surroundings.

We considered ourselves very fortunate to be able to get a room during the busy season and we will definitely book way in advance as this is one motel we don't want to lose out on accommodation when we are next in the Hunter Valley!

We would highly recommend Bernd and Celeste's motel to any traveller to the Hunter Valley. It is motel owners such as them that make the difference to a weary traveller's trip and they truly set the standard as to how an international motel should be run.

So, thank you Celeste and Bernd for a memorable stay at the Hunter Valley and we will definitely be back.

Mr & Mrs L.
Sydney NSW
Australia

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Other than being right on the highway and a tad noisy, it is a fantastic motel. In saying that though, for families it has the big M and other eating joints straight across the road. Owners are lovely and do all they can to ensure a wonderful stay..

  • Stayed December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We are delighted and happy during our stay at Cessnock Motel on December 27, 2012. The standard is like in a 5 star hotel as far as cleanliness and style are concerned.

I will not hesitate to recommend it to my friends and colleagues who will visit and stay in Cessnock NSW.

Keep up the good works.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northampton
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We received a very friendly welcome from the lady co-owner who also helpfully recommended a wine tour for the next day. The motel is a short walk into the town and also opposite a MacDonalds (for those who like that sort of thing).

The only negative aspect is that the road the motel on is quite noisy but we had a room right back from the road so little noise to disturb us.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I stayed 2 nights while visiting the Hunter gardens. I found this to be the best motel I have stayed in, in quiet some time. The price, cleanliness and big breakfast were all excellent and the proximity of the motel is close to everything. I would have no hestitation in recommending this motel to anybody.

Note: A couple of reviews that I read about noise, had no effect on me, there are some really stupid comments. Where else would you build a motel unless it was on a main traffic route, in the bush!

Thank you to the owners once again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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San Luis Obispo
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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely newly renovated motel with a euro design atmosphere. The husband/wife team that own and run it are exceptional people with high quality standards. I enjoyed the poached egg breakfast which they bring to your room. The owner is a five star pastry chef so breakfast are lovely. There is also a solar heated lap pool. They treated me with kindness and I highly recommend the whole experience.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Additional Information about Cessnock Motel

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
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Cessnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cessnock Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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