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“Comfortable and great value for money”
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Karuah Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Karuah
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London
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27 reviews
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“Comfortable and great value for money”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed overnight en route from Sydney to the Gold Coast and were pleased to find the motel just as good as other tripadvisor reviewers had said. It was very clean and surprisingly well equipped, given how reasonably priced it was, with microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and so on. The beds were comfortable, with good quality bedlinen, and the (small) bathroom had shower gel, soap, shampoo etc. We were even given fresh milk to have with our refreshments, all provided. To top it all there was free secure wifi - we didn't have that anywhere else we stayed in Australia, even in establishments that were much more expensive. This is a very well run motel in a quiet location and the owners are as pleasant as they are efficient.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southport, Australia
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Although a older style motel, this is quite good value for the price. Well off the new highway makes it a quiet night. The fridge and welcome basket was well stocked a reasonable prices. I had a stubby for $3 which I dont usually have from motel fridge bars. The complimentarys were well received. A jam cookie, nice. Meals are close by at the RSL and a Fish and Chip shop across the road had great salmon and good chips. Pleasant people and I will stay there again. Just be carefull when you open your cardoor outside reception. I got paint chipped at the bottom of the door from the brick garden edge, my fault I guess not thinking after a 6 hour drive.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We are not motor inn users by inclination.
So this was a true surprise. The staff were wonderful, friendly & helpful, can not recommend it enough.

Our room was so clean & inviting

If you happen to find yourself in Karuah, its worth the stop.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We have stayed at the Karuah Motel on numerous occasions on our way to and back from Queensland. It is a beautiful motel spotlessly clean and with many extras included. The cooked breakfast is great value. We would highly recommend this motel and a bonus is that Karuah is a lovely quite little town with good fish and chip shop and a good club for meals.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Due to stay only one night and then on to Port Macquarie but the floods had other ideas .. Two nice units for 4 of us. Quite small but adequate. Kept clean and tidy. Very helpful staff when sorting out out travels to avoid flooded roads. Thanks. Also responded well to the power cut on our first night! Free wifi. Room temperatures hard to get just right. Would recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We used this place on a stopver on our way to queensland. It was very clean and comfortable. The hostess was verywelcoming and helpful. We tried to get fish and chips but the fisho closes at 7pm on Friday nights. So we went to the RSL. Don't worry about the dress standard but a avoid the chinese meal at the RSL.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed at this motel enroute for Sydney from the Gold Coast. Although located on the Old Pacific Highway there is very litlle traffic and the motel is set back from the road. Hosts are very helpful and friendly.
We found it very quiet and spotlessly clean . Rooms are well fitted out with comfy beds although bathroom is very small. There was quite a bit of noise transfer from the adjacent room although fortunately the neighbours were very quiet on the first night and nobody on the second.
There is a convenient supermarket opposite and the RSL club is walking distance and did an excellent Chinese meal. We also found we could buy fresh Oysters in the sheds by the river - an unexpected bonus!
Highly recommend for overnight stop

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Karuah Motor Inn

Property: Karuah Motor Inn
Address: 422 Tarean Rd, Karuah, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Karuah
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Karuah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Karuah Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karuah Motor Inn is a quiet resting place to recuperate from your day's journey or the ideal place to base yourself for that relaxing holiday. Within a few minutes of the Pacific Highway, in the centre of town, the Karuah Motor Inn provides convenient motel accommodation only 200 metres from the waters of Port Stephens and a short stroll to shops, food outlets and the RSL club.Karuah Motor Inn is the only motel in town to offer HOT & COLD BREAKFAST. ... more   less 
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