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Historic Hydro Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Leeton
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights as did a few other family members for a function in Leeton. The room was comfortable, clean and value for money. Staff were courteous,helpful and friendly with a smile. The building is very interesting taking you back in time with its antique pieces and old charm. It is however in need of a little bit of attention, but realising it is over 100 years old. But it did look like some rooms were getting fitted out. I would recommend and will stay again next time in Leeton.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Hydro was built in the 1920s to house "officers" involved in building the extensive irrigation works in and around the Leeton district. With Head Office just across the road (a beautiful art deco building) it must have been very convenient and comfortable environment for these elite public servants. Its an incongruous building in that its grandeur and scale contrasts heavily with the otherwise unpretentious Leeton township. For the visitor it is a trip back to another time with many of the original architectural features preserved including the sweeping gardens, 4 metre wide verandas, high ceilings, art deco lighting and leather chairs. The current owners are doing a fine job of rejuvenating this grand old lady but don't expect 4 star standards. Do expect great value for money and a trip back in time.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

I stayed her for one night last week, in room 24. The historic building is very interesting. The bar is quite intimate and friendly, as are the staff. The complimentary breakfast is very simple but also very appreciated.

My room was not so great - but I do note that my colleague's room was very nice, and looking at the website it seems most of the other rooms are quite nice too; I expect that my room was just one they have not gotten around to renovating yet. And I think they did have a full house on the night I stayed, so this may not be the first room they usually let. The bed was very uncomfortable and I ended up sleeping on the floor. There were no bedside lamps. The bathroom was very basic.

I don't expect five star luxury in an old country hotel such as this, particularly when the rates are very reasonable indeed, but I really would consider at least replacing that bed. And maybe adding in a couple of cheap bedside lamps as well.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Stayed here for three nights for business.
Although an old hotel and need of some work, good value for money and good bar menu food.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

A beautiful old hotel very grand but a little bit tired around the edges. The room we had was clean and comfortable, it looked like it had been recently renovated. The lobby and corridors of the hotel looked a bit worn and tired, it appears the owners are in the process of fixing this wonderful old building up. Having said that I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

My daughter and I recently went to a relatives' christening in Leeton, and although advised to stay at a general motel we chose the Hydro. I must say it was extremely beautiful, so grand and gracious, but sadly lacking in the detail - no phone, no room service (not on a Sunday and we went for the weekend) and the glass on the veranda door had been broken and was patched with cardboard. When we go back to Leeton we will definitely stay there again, I think the beauty of these areas should be promoted to build up the areas tourism.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

The Historic Hydro was built in the early 1920's and has lots of character and charm, but could do with some renovation work and a general tidy up. I can't complain about the quality of the bed though (the main reson for staying in a hotel on a business trip). The bar menu for dinner was also good quality and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Historic Hydro Motor Inn

Address: 58 - 66 Chelmsford Pl, Leeton, New South Wales 2705, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Leeton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Leeton
Price Range: $89 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Hydro Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where history meets comfort. The Historic Hydro Motor Inn offers a clean, comfortable stay in a grand period building. All rooms are equipped with modern en-suite facilities and a complimentary continental breakfast is included with your stay. Each room has a modern flat screen TV complete with Austar and wireless internet access is available throughout the building. There is a fully functioning and welcoming bar and restaurant available as well as conference facilities. There are open wood fires throughout the building and these are operational as the seasons require. ... more   less 
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