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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed at this motel since it first opened 32 years ago. I would average a stay at least twice a year but many times much more than that. The rooms are unbelievable, they are large, clean and very well appointed. Even though the motel is getting on in age it is well maintained and looked after. The staff...

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Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff , room are large and welcoming. Beds are very comfortable and very clean continental breakfast included in the price extra$ for cooked. large garden area with large pool, The restaurant is also very nice clean value $$ menu great friendly staffing the main highway but you don't hear the traffic will be back again

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Glenbrook, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant overnight stop was needed, and provided. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The meal at the restaurant was very tasty. Complimentary Continental breakfast was included. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A little hiccup with the aircon, was quickly attended to.

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Ulladulla, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Needed a couple of nights accommodation central to the Port Stephens/ Newcastle/ Lower Hunter. Stayed here back in the early nineties so decided to try it again. I wasn't disappointed, our room was enormous, the staff at check in was great, the young lady was very helpful. The room was very clean the bed was good without being great. Tv...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, quiet rooms, continental breakfast included - stayed here 20 years ago and am sure it still has the same mattresses- very old and lumpy, also no Wi-Fi - time to upgrade this is the modern age.

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Harrington, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have stayed here a few times as its a convenient location. This week we found new owners and the room we had was spotless and very very good. Comfortable and spacious room. It is clear new owners are making a difference with the effort they are making. Breakfast however was a different story. We opted for a full cooked...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The new owners should really do something substantial with this old and tired hotel. The room we were in was quite spacious and overlooked peaceful paddocks where one can view the sunset. Apart from its roominess I can say very little positive about this accommodation. Broken tiles, filthy carpet, uninviting, old and actually a bit horrible bathroom which definitely has...

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2Thank Nacelnik
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this motel with a group of friends in October 2016. The Sir Francis Drake is located on the Pacific Highway just north of Newcastle. The rooms are at the rear of the premises so road noise is not an issue.The grounds are spacious with a large pool. The rooms are huge but have little in the way...

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1Thank Dutchy_n_Av
Narangba
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have passed by this magnificent Tudor-style hotel many times but until now, have not had the absolute privilege of staying there. The rooms are set in lovely gardens and are large, very clean and obviously well maintained. Even though it is located on the busy Pacific Highway, we had a comfortable and quiet night. We dined in the on site...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is obviously old however, it is well maintained. The rooms are huge, although the amenities are basic it was very comfortable. The garden surrounds are very nice and some time could be spent relaxing on the lawns or by the pool. There is a resteraunt in the main building although people I spoke too advised me to look...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sir Francis Drake - Heatherbrae is situated on the Pacific Highway just south of Raymond Terrace, and only 1.5 hours north of Sydney. We are conveniently located for our Corporate travellers. We are located only a 10 minute drive from Newcastle Airport and we are a fantastic base for leisure guests exploring the region. Our 40 rooms are among the largest motel rooms in NSW. All rooms are ground floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sir Francis Drake Inn

Address: 2259 Pacific Highway | Heatherbrae, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Price Range: $133 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sir Francis Drake Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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Sir Francis Drake Inn Port Stephens, South Pacific - Australia
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Port Stephens
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“Lovely rooms with garden setting”
 of 5 bubbles 50diannew, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the rear of the Motel which was very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles cherylg42, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lovely accommodation set on amazing grounds”
 of 5 bubbles 935jasonc, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“nice quiet hotel”
 of 5 bubbles glennbT404RY, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles glennbT404RY, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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