I had a 2 day business meeting on the northern beaches, so rather than do the long drive two days in a row, I decided to set up camp closer to the meeting. Checkers suited in proximity and price. It is only 10 minutes to Newport.
I booked online (via Tripadvisor thank you) and the process was very easy, however when the confirmation arrived it stated checkin could not happen after 9:00pm. I called up to explain that I may not get there before 9 and what could be done? No problem, call in on the way though in the morning from 6:30am and check-in, get the key and come back when you like. Problem solved.
I was met at 6:30am, process was easy and I was free to focus on what I needed to do. The service was brilliant and professional.
Getting back to my room at 10pm, and leaving again at 6:30am I can't tell you about the food or facilities.
The room (11) was very good looking and may have even recently had a refurbishment it looked so modern. The TV was small by current standards but had a clear picture and was fine for the 15 minutes I watched while getting ready for bed.
The curtains did not fully cover the window without jaming them in the door handle.
The bed was a bit of a slab in my opinion, sadly resulting in a shocking nights sleep. It is subjective, but the mattress for me was really hard and uncomfortable. Also you may need to use the spare blanket in the wardrobe, the bedding on the bed was a bit light for the time of year. There was a radio with an iPod dock, but it was not compatible with the iPhone 4s. So take your charger.
The shower was great, a nice roof mounted deluge head was a joy to bathe under. All the usual toiletry amenaties where available to pinch if that is your thing and they had a washer (I hate it when hotels don't supply washers). The floor drain could not keep up with the shower head so I ended up with a lake in the bathroom as the fall to the drains was not enough to take my flood away. Lucky I was alone so I could use the second towel to soak up the lake :-)
Internet in the room at a cost. I did not use it.
A really nice room and I would be happy to go back there. I think the resort had lots of amenities I did not get to enjoy.
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- Also Known As:
- Checkers Country Hotel