We stayed here for one night on the way back from Surfers Paradise. We were made very welcome at the front desk. The owners chatted with my girls. And I was asked if I was an NRMA member - which saved me $10. The room was much better decorated than the last motel we stayed at in Kempsey. And it was spotlessly clean (I even did a Hotel Inspector and checked some obscure places). There was free wi-fi but I forgot the ask for the code. I was thinking the room was rather noisy with trucks on the highway, but then I realized the glass sliding door was open. Once closed it was very much a faint background noise and did not disturb our sleep at all. We bought our own pizza in to eat for dinner but would have ordered in if we'd known what a great selection they had (we're vegetarian) and breakfast sounded good value too (but we left before 7am). My girls picked out some DVD's to watch (for free). We will definitely stay here again. I was nervous after reading the mixed reviews but since it was rated no.1 in Kempsey we decided we'd try it. So glad we did. We just can't fault it, except it took quite a while for the hot water in the shower to heat up :-).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 5 acres of manicured bushland, the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel is a quiet place to unwind after a day on the road. It is suitable to sit amongst the trees up the back and enjoy the wildlife that abounds or watch your children kick a ball around in safety well away from the road. We are no longer pet friendly. The motel is also very conveniently located set back from the highway halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. The motel is 500mts from the southern most exit if heading to the north or 1klm only if heading south. The now completed Slim Dusty centre is only 200 mts down the road. The motel is close to beaches and other interesting icons around town. 21 Very clean and spacious rooms, majority are ground floor and others have a maximum of three steps and handrails. Parking outside the door for most rooms. All rooms have had a modernized makeover with the bathrooms being our main priority at present. Ample truck, trailer and caravan/camper parking available near units. A very affordable a'la carte restaurant and bar is available Mon to Sat from 6.00Pm and can vary depending on the season. Closed on Sundays and Pub Hols. Booking a table is recommended on arrival to ensure you do not miss out on a delicious meal. Room service is also an option. A wide variety of Australian meals is offered. Children, romantics and small groups can be catered for. Your hosts, Tracy and Martin, are welcoming folk who enjoy and take pride in caring for the needs of their guests. ... more less
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