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“Nicely renovated, very good rooms and restaurant”

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Blackwater Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Blackwater
Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nicely renovated, very good rooms and restaurant”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We checked out 3 places physically, 4 online, and glad we selected here; assisted by discount offered when enquiring at counter.
After a long dusty driving day so a very welcome clean and modern respite rather than putting up the trailer tent. Recently renovated: modern, not "outback" or " mining" kitsch. Also a very good restaurant, reasonable prices for sort of remote and mining town. Plenty of space and complimentary bottled water at reception.

Room Tip: All seem off street and fine from what I could tell
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stayed here over night on my way out west. It was a lovely place to stay. Rooms were clean and tidy. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much hassle. We had a complimentary breakfast with our room rate, which was great.
If I am traveling through BlackWater it's definitely a place I would stay and recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Capella, Australia
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We enjoyed our stay for 2 nights at this lovely Motel.The rooms are spacious and with all modern amenities. The restaurant was fabulous...as good as a city expensive restaurant.

The manager is available for a warm welcome..lots of business people and they always stay at the best Motels.

Very quiet compared to other motels on the main road where we have stayed.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed here when returning home from the outback for 1 night. We had a 2 bedroom room which was very clean, modern and more than adequate. Unfortunately we didn't use the pool as it was very dirty from a sand storm the previous night (so the owner told us) which was a disappointment after a long hot drive. Breakfast is served from 4.30am until 8.00am and when we went down at about 7.00am there was very little left. Some more was cooked but we decided to stick with cereal only as the cooked didn't look appetising. The girl serving at breakfast seemed unsure of what she was doing. It wasn't clear whether tables had been cleared down and were waiting to be re-set or whether you just sat anywhere and when I enquired about a half set table we were just told it was left over from dinner the night before and hadn't been cleared down, but she gave no indication about where we should sit so we just sat at an empty table and sorted ourselves out.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stopped here for a couple of nights while away for work. The room was clean and tidy, the bed was clean and comfy. It is further away from the main road than some of the others around, but you could still hear some road/rail noise.
Food in the restaurant was really nice in the evening (good steaks) but breakfast wasn’t as good.
Would stop hear again if I need to visit the area again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Recently stayed overnight here with a surprise in a small country town. The accommodation was very clean and tidy, rooms were generous size and the carparks also generous while being high enough to have a vehicle with a UHF radio clear without smacking the fluoro tubes around.

The attached restaurant was a good choice for a great steak and accompanying sides, followed by a very nice sticky date pudding. A steak cooked well, cold beers and friendly atmosphere was very welcome after a day driving in the country.

Only problem encountered was caused by the local council ripping up the road outside, but it will be sorted very quickly I have no doubts and a new strip of road outside will make this an even more attractive stop along the road.

Many thanks to all staff for your courtesy, use of office computer, having REAL milk and not the UHT rubbish and a great stay on a comfy bed.

One more to be re-visited.

Room Tip: Nothing bad can be said in my experience, total enjoyment.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Super clean and quiet on the weekend for our stay. Owner rang ahead to check what time we were arriving as they wanted to close the office early - he was incredibly accommodating.
Bathroom had a few cosmetic dings - no major complaints.
Would've been nice for wifi to have been included for the price.
We were told as we were checking out that a continental breakfast was included but it was too late for us to take advantage of by then. Fairly certain the main dining room for evening meals is not open on the weekends.
Would stay again.

PS Mama Rosa's Pizza on the main road was divine!!! (loads of toppings and great value)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Blackwater Motor Inn
Address: 5 Mackenzie St, Blackwater, Queensland 4717, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Blackwater
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Blackwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackwater Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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