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Bathurst, Australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A big thank you after our troubled travels. It turned a negative day into a positive for us. We had the best nights sleep as the beds were wonderful. We cant thank you enough. So accommodating and very friendly staff made our nights.

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1 Thank Matthew B
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous place to stop for our little family on the way from Gold Coast to Syd. The rooms were huge and a great space for our little one. We also had dinner in the restaurant which was good although probably a little over priced.

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Toongabbie
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This motel is on the main road but the room i had was at the back of the complex so didn't really hear the traffic noise at night. The staff are friendly, check in was a breeze. Got to my room and upon entering it was huge. Floorboards, TV, bar fridge, back and front door, the back door leads to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I stopped at the Sir Francis Drake as always as I travel through to Brisbane. The food is great the rooms are a little old but always very clean and great value for money. The front desk staff are always friendly and helpful. I will stay again

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2 Thank glennbT404RY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The stay was excellent. The new owners were most obliging. The room was great & serviced every day. Staff were helpful. Definitely stay there next time I'm passing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. To my friends. Cheers

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Ballina, Australia
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Large room which overlooked lovely gardens. Dinner in restaurant was very good with a nice log fire going and the choice on the menu was quite good.service and price also good. Continental Breakfast typical of most motels . All in all happy with this motel

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Canberra, Australia
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

There was a bad smell emanating from bathroom floor drain grate, the bathroom bench,taps and toilet cistern button were dirty and very old. The shower head and toilet cistern were very old and water wasteful type (this despite having a sign asking patrons to help save water by not seeking new towels every day). There were three light globes not... More 

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SirFrancisDrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay here at Sir Francis Drake Motel. We greatly appreciate your comments, as they help us in our effort to continually improve our level of service. Our bathrooms require updating and we hope that will be a priority for the new owners beginning in July. The bathroom should... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here overnight while travelling up the coast. The hotel was difficult to find as it was dark and the sign was not illuminated. Checkin in was uneventful. Room was cold but warmed quickly with air conditioning. We dined in the restaurant which was great. I had steak and it was tender and veges were fresh. 10 points to... More 

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SirFrancisDrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Wayne for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay here at Sir Francis Drake Motel. We greatly appreciate your comments, as they help us in our effort to continually improve our level of service. Our sign should have been turned on. We usually don't have any problems with our bathroom drains. We will pass on... More 

Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The Sir F is a great place to break your journey from Bris to Canberra or further south if on the Pacific H'way. Staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are huge and clean and the restaurant offers great food at very reasonable prices. If I had an issue it would be that on a cold night arriving to the... More 

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SirFrancisDrake2324, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Joanne for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay here at Sir Francis Drake Motel. We greatly appreciate your comments, as they help us in our effort to continually improve our level of service. Thank you for overall positive review. We also provide little cakes of soap too because there are other people who do... More 

Darwin, Australia
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945 reviews
150 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We stopped over on the way south for a night. It is really well located just before the Newcastle freeway. We had room 4 which was on the end and quite spacious near the restaurant. The bed was comfortable and shower old yet as you want, nice and hot. The restaurant for food was very good, we had steak with... More 

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Manager2259, Manager at Sir Francis Drake Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Colin for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay here at Sir Francis Drake Motel. We greatly appreciate your comments, as they help us in our effort to continually improve our level of service. We will have new owners in the next few months and I know their priority is to update our bathrooms. We... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $134 - $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
“Always good”
 of 5 bubbles glennbT404RY, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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