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The Esplanade Motel

568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282 Australia
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#1 of 2 hotels in Warners Bay
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Welcome to The Esplanade Motel. With a prime waterfront location, and easy access to some 15 kms of dedicated lake walks and only minutes from Warner's Bay Village, there is simply no better location. Some fabulous in-room features include free WiFi, TV, air conditioning, microwave, toaster, kettle, all cutlery and crockery and all expected amenities. Enjoy our great pool with 2 BBQs and a pizza oven. We have rooms to suit all travellers. Queen bed rooms, twin rooms (a queen bed and a single bed in the same room), family rooms which have a queen bed and two single beds in the same room and family suites which have a queen bed in one room and three single beds in a second bedroom. We also have lakeview queens and twins and one studio suite with a queen bed in one room and a seperate lounge room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Stay819888 wrote a review Jun 2021
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The Esplanade Motel in Warners Bay provided well maintained rooms that are clean and modern. We stayed for a couple of days and enjoyed staying at the motel. The motel is across from Lake Macquarie which provides spectacular views. This is a great spot with a pool and deck. The coffee van at the front of the motel provides great coffee and food.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Aussie Family Adventures wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia496 contributions122 helpful votes
Firstly the positives. Great location, we had a family room which was neat and tidy. Good pressure in the shower, however no exhaust fan. The major negative would be that our room was directly under the restaurant and after long drive we were pretty tired as were the kids and wanted an early night. Unfortunately, as reception closes at 5pm we were unable to see if our room could be changed.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Navigator590817 wrote a review Apr 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Matey's, the coffee van at the front of the property, was really good and had great coffee and friendly staff. The hotel was in a good location and the rooms and beds themselves were okay, but that's where the positives ended. We stayed here over Easter, and we had two separate rooms and both had issues. In one room the bathroom stank of you had the light and fan on... so you had to use the shower and toilet in the dark. The shower in the other room had no pressure and was too hot or just plain cold. Room servicing was practically non-existant with toilet paper almost running out and bins overflowing. In short? Not happy and would not stay at the property again. And our non-smoking room reeked of cigarette smoke.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: I would not stay here again
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Orla C wrote a review Feb 2021
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I never leave reviews to be honest but I am Very disappointed with my stay in the Esplanade. We got back from dinner and there was a huge huntsman spider on the wall. We spent one hour trying to catch him as I have a massive phobia. There was also 2 cockroaches crawling under quite a big gap in the main door to our room. (So probably where the spider got in !! ) . My boyfriend spent ages trying to catch the spider . When he took the bed board away from the wall there were four massive size holes In the wall! The spider probably got in here either !!! We paid 150 dollars for a night so expected a higher standard then this. It is unhygienic and unsafe - what else could have got into the room!!?? I informed the girl working behind the desk the next morning and showed her the picture of the massive spider and asked her to have the mangers call me. I said I didn’t want a refund but I wanted to make them aware of this! Nobody has bothered to call or email me so I felt it was necessary to leave this review. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dan G wrote a review Jan 2021
Ardlethan, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for a week over Christmas with our family of five in a Family Suite. Upon arrival we were easily able to find a park, our room was spotless and spacious. The kids had a separate room with a queen bed and a single bed. The staff were friendly and helpful but also happy to leave us to our own devices if we didn't need help. All of the beds were extremely comfortable and the staff helped us after hours when we had a sick child and needed extra bedding. The pool area is beautiful with a fantastic bbq area and patio furniture so parents can comfortably watch the kids in the pool. I definitely recommend The Esplanade Motel for anyone needing accommodation in Warners Bay!
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Date of stay: December 2020
USD 85 - USD 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Esplanade Motel
What are some of the property amenities at The Esplanade Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Esplanade Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Esplanade Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Esplanade Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Esplanade Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grand Pavilion, Sephardim, and Lena's Lakeside Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Esplanade Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Esplanade Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Warners Bay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Esplanade Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nobbys Head and Breakwall (15.0 km), Dobell House (11.1 km), and Shepherds Hill Fort (13.5 km).
Does The Esplanade Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Esplanade Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.