If you value style over substance, go elsewhere.... otherwise, read on. This is a great stop for a family with 4 or 5 kids along, or for (like us) a couple of older blokes on a walking tour their wives didn't want to do.
We had a family room with 4 solid bunk beds, a single bed and a double queen size - we just used the bunks for extra luggage. Functionally the bathroom was superior to the much more expensive Canberra motel I recently used. Its internal door and thick shower curtain mean that the toilet, shower and washbasin by different people at the same time in reasonable privacy. The decor is indeed tired, as other reviewers have noted, but it all works, including the small gas top which we used to cook our own dinner and breakfast. (Note: we never tried the TV, so can't vouch for that.)
Outside, the damage to the garden from the January fire is slowly recovering despite that lack of rain. There is a tennis court, football posts, and a 3-hole golf course - none is exactly pro quality, but adequate for batting a ball around. The swimming pool is good, very clean and perfect after a hot summer day. There is quite a lot of bird life around, including King parrots, fairy wrens and the inevitable willie wagtail on the grass.
We found the hosts (didn't get their names) very pleasant to talk to, and helpful when required.
For us, very good value and a pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warrumbungles Mountain Motel has 15 units suitable for couples, families or large groups. They are self contained with kitchen & ensuite & all linen & towels supplied. It is in a quiet & peaceful location 9kms from Coonabarabran on the doorstep of the Warrumbungle national Park. 25 acres of landscaped gardens allows a getaway from it all relaxing holiday. Perfect for astronomers, bush walkers & bird watchers ... more less
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