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Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was very clean and at the front of the hotel which I thought would be very noisy due to the traffic along the Esplanade, but amazingly was very quiet. Heaps of parking with no designated car space, extra secured parking on large grass area at the back of hotel. Needed two beds, but last room only had a...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We booked at the motel, and as a same sex couple we had our concerns as to how we might be received in a small Motel. We had nothing to fear! John and Dawn are sensational! We we're treated with absolute respect and courtesy. This also proved to me that the contents of the negative review on TripAdvisor could not...

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. As stated previously to you we do not judge on colour, creed, religion, sex, or anything else. We welcome everyone and hope all guests have a great time at our motel. We as motel managers get to meet a wide variety of people from all demographics. Rich, poor, from the penthouses of Sydney to...

Holmfirth
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stayed for a few days before Christmas and again after until New Years Eve as close to friends in Warners Bay. Friendly helpful managers and a clean and comfortable room. Good position across from the lake and a pleasant walk into the small town. Swimming pool was very welcome in the 35 degree heat. Would recommend an upstairs room for...

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review and for staying with us a number of times. The lakeview rooms are great. Sitting on the balcony for a morning cuppa or and afternoon drink of choice is very relaxing. The free on demand latest release movies are a good way way to wind down the day. We love going to the...

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at The Esplanade Motel for one night while on family business. Budget accommodation within walking distance of centre of town. Staff were very accommodating in allowing early access to my room so that I could shower etc upon arrival. Basic furnishings which were clean. Hot shower and comfortable bed. Wifi wasn't available due to "NBN issues". Some traffic noise...

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. NBN issues have now been resolved hopefully. We will see. The location is a ten to fifteen minute walk to boutiques, shops, and cafes as well as the on site Fukusui Japanese Teppanyaki. We think Warners Bay is one of the hidden gems of NSW. Just over a year ago when we moved here...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Pleasant motel with clean rooms and quite good bed. Good location as in walking distance to shops and restaurants. Main road infront of the motel is wuite busy during the day but quiet during the night. Thete is also a small pool and a Japanese restaurant on site which I have not tested.

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Next time you must try the Japanese Teppanyaki. Great food and great fun. They throw food at you in the nicest way. We as on site managers really appreciate the great location. Close to everything but also far enough away. The walk to the shops is quite spectacular all year round. We hope to...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a well priced hotel with easy access to walking path along Lake Macquarie and to the local shops. A good base if exploring the region. Reception was friendly and helpful with local information. Hotel is a bit dated with some unusual decoration near the stairwell. Rooms are comfortable with good bathroom facilities. We were upstairs with some views...

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We know we rave about our location a lot in reviews but it is what many guests mention and it is something we really appreciate. We believe Warners Bay is one of the unknown gems of NSW. We have been managers for 14 months now and before moving here we had never been to...

Bribie Island, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This motel was ideally located opposite the lake. It was spacious and clean. Walking distance to nice restaurants and shopping centre. The only negative is the parking is nit in nominated spots and you can lose the spot outside your room.

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are located in a great spot. A short walk or drive to everything you need and the lake across the road ideal for all water sports or a leisurely stroll. We do not have allocated parking spots but we do have lots of off street parking and you should be able to park...

Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have been working in Newcastle and staying in this motel sporadically for the last few weeks. Location is scenic and idyllic - cross the road to the lake and a stones throw away from the shops at Warners Bay. Rooms are a bit plain but still quite comfortable. No shortage of hot water for showers and the free movie...

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review and thanks for your regular patronage. We think we have a great smaller, older style motel. We are always working on the rooms to keep them fresh and modern. We as on site managers greatly appreciate the location. It is close to everything but also far enough away. The Japanese Teppanyaki is fantastic....

Candidasa, Indonesia
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights and found the location near the lake very pleasant. The room was cleaned nicely every day and the staff very friendly. The water pressure is amazing! And free on demand movies are very welcome. Will stay again!

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and cleanliness. The lake is a great draw card and perfect to stroll along on the way up the street to get a meal where there is a great choice of eateries. The movies are very popular with latest releases to suit everyone. We hope to see...

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this motel for a last minute trip for the weekend. Rooms were clean and the family room comfortably fits us all in. Shame restaurant was closed on the long weekend. Quick drive to restaurants and parks Couldn't ask for more for the price

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We are in a great location with a minutes drive or 15 minute walk to boutiques, shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as the fantastic on site Japanese Fukusui Tepanyaki. You will have to come back again and try it out. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and cleanliness. We hope to see...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Esplanade Motel (formerly The Eco Inn Inn). 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, free in-house movies, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Motel

Address: 568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia (Formerly Eco Inn Warners Bay)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Warners Bay
Price Range: $127 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esplanade Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms even located at the front close to swimming pool were reasonable quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaK205, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 42 has view to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 922judithh, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs appear to be nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles davidnR3467CC, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had 25 which was fine. No road noise. There are upstairs rooms and nt sure if they were lucky enough to have a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles jennibmelbourne, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Look for a room further away from the street if traffic noise is likely to cause a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles MurrayL831, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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