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The Bowen Inn Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Lithgow
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

This motel can't be faulted. The rooms are modern, spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped, far better than much larger hotels with the same star rating. Situated just off the highway the rooms are well insulated, so very quiet. But what makes this place very special is the front office staff. They have customer service down to a fine art. They were friendly, attentive and thoughtful having turned on the heating when we arrived late on a very cold night. Light continental breakfast is included in the tariff with sufficient choice that no one could possibly go hungry. For a small additional cost hot breakfast is available. Unfortunately we missed dinner but plan to return again to Bowen Inn. Highly recommend it for either a short or long stay for singles, couples or families.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

My partner and I were involved in a rather nasty car accident just out of Lithgow and were finally discharged from the local hospital later that evening.

Without a vehicle, sore, tired, hungry and not knowing a soul in the area, we asked at the hospital where we could stay the evening and were taken by a lovely lady from the hospital to the Bowen Inn Motel.

There we were greeted by a wonderful lady named Lucy who welcomed us in, saw us to our room, organised our breakfast, turned the heaters on for us and made sure we were comfortable. After I enquired about where the nearest place might be to obtain some food, Lucy kindly offered to get us some pumpkin soup which was delicious and just what we needed after such a traumatic day.

I couldn't rate this place highly enough - clean, comfortable, spacious and the most delighful staff.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

An overnight stay on business and I found the room surprisingly spacious, bigger than many suites I've stayed in.

Nice and quiet, renovated tastefully, I even liked that the LCD TV was properly tuned in with the correct aspect ratio. Fast free wifi and an excellent restaurant with great customer service.

There are some fancy CBD hotels that could learn a lot from this hidden gem in Lithgow.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank Tony2101
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

This a comfortable stopover and my personal favourite in Lithgow. Reception is easy and attentive. The bar and restaurant are modern, open and welcoming. It is personal and the food is excellent.

Rooms are clean, spacious and very well equipped with the regular fare for a motel. TV, coffee/tea/iron etc all provided with generous space to work and store bags. Bathroom was clean and the bed very comfortable. The rooms can get a bit cold even with the heater working so the electric blankets are a welcome addition. Water pressure in the bathrooms leaves a bit to be desired. The situation is convenient but this is on the main road so be prepared for some traffic noise.

It offers good value for money $145 with continental breakfast included and i will be happy to return and stay again

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Vinylstatistics
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

I'm not the type to write reviews, but feel my recent stay at the Bowen Inn is well worth a mention because not only was the accommodation fantastic and tasteful, the owners personally introduced themselves making us feel part of the family too. We spent the afternoon on the grass in the sun with a gorgeous view overlooking the hills & felt miles away from everything. The restaurant had a hearty menu and you could tell everything was cooked fresh to order. I spotted a leather couch in front of the fireplace which would be super cosy in Winter - definitely testing it out next time we are up!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

My Husband, toddler and I stayed for 4 nights and were very happy with all aspects of the motel. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the continental breakfast included was a great start to the day. The staff were friendly, helpful and really couldnt do enough for you. From something as little as heating up my daughters breakfast every morning, to supplying milk for her bottle when we had run out one night! I even left a bag of washing in the laundry as the machine was in use, came back later and someone had put it on for me!!! I highly recommend the Surveyors restaurant as we ate there with 4 others for dinner one night, and the food was divine. Highly recommended the Bowen Inn, especially if you are travelling with kids.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kate W
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We were very impressed with the Bowen Inn. The rooms were spotless and we were very well taken care of by the hotel manager Lucy who was great. We are from England and would definately come back to the Bowen Inn if we visited Australia again!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank William M
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Additional Information about The Bowen Inn Motel

Address: 5 Col Drewe Drive, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Lithgow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Lithgow
Price Range: $129 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bowen Inn Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bowen Inn is a luxury 4 star Motel located in Lithgow NSW its location is central to the town centre and local tourist attractions.A single story dwelling that has flat accessible parking to each of the Units directly outside its front door.Free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast included in the tariff.All rooms have had a high quality refurbishment and offer several accommodation configurations with Spa Rooms, King Superior Rooms, single beds or comfy lounges.Surveyors Restaurant offers a welcoming open fire and bar area that is open for Breakfast and Dinner six days per week. Its menu showcases the freshest produce and the menu changes with the seasons. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lithgow Best Western
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