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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...

Warners Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place to stay while on a business trip - really nice location with amazing lake views and super helpful staff. Rooms very well presented and comfortable. Excellent value for money! Well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your very positive review. We think we live in one of the lesser known gems of NSW. Close to everything that Newcastle/Lake Macquarie offers but also far enough away. The lake is an amazing spot. Great for walks and all water activities. The owners have spent a lot of money on the place in the last couple...

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

During checkout an argument ensued and the female staff started swearing and forcefully pulled us by the hair to remove us from the office Very professional conduct, police has been involved Come at your own risk

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

During our ten years as managers of motels we have met many nice people. Two families who we consider our best friends we have met through the motel as past guests. Very rarely we have guests who try to take advantage of the motel and this is what led to this argument. The guests involved had booked a room with...

Elanora, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed here last week on a quick stop over in Newcastle, it was very handy for our business. The Hotel is on the main road but far enough back to not have any road noise. Rooms very good size and very comfortably fitted out. It has had a revamp which has been done very well. Good size bathroom, water...

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

Thank you for your positive review and thank you for mentioning our motel is handy for business. We are close to everything. Newcastle CBD is 15 minutes away as is Toronto. Charlestown and Kotara are ten minutes away. Cardiff is 5 minutes away, and yet when at the motel you feel like you are a million miles from anywhere. The...

Melbourne
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I booked into the motel from Trip Advisor reports. The building is oldish but well maintained. Our room had had an upgrade at some point and was presented neatly and was spacious. Shower was great even though it the height couldn't be adjusted.We were in a convenient spot across from the lake but getting out was difficult as the road...

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

Thank you for your review. We are in a great location. Within walking or driving distance of most activities and yet feeling like it is a small country town. The lake is spectacular with the hills behind it. The road can be busy at times but usually there is a break to turn right every couple of minutes though it...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Here's a motel that rates very highly in our books. The staff were very welcoming, (despite my Kiwi accent being mistaken for an Ozzie one!), and most helpful. The facilities were spotless and comfortable and any requests dealt with straight away. The location opposite Lake Macquarie was attractive and convenient, even though we had no car. The bus runs runs...

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

Thank you for your positive review. We really appreciate the time and effort to post this review. We really are in a great spot. We believe one of the hidden gems of NSW. So close to everything either a short walk or drive and yet feeling like a country town. We had always lived in small country towns and the...

Torquay, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I rolled in just as the managers were finishing up for the night but rather than feeling like I was being a bother they welcomed me and couldn't be more helpful . The room was very comfortable and roomy

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

Always a pleasure, glad you felt welcome.

Capricorn Coast, QLD
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Six night stay to work in Newcastle. Great location right across the road from the Macquarie Lake shoreline with walking path all around the lake.. lovely for a stroll in the morning or to unwind at the end of the day. Though the road seems to be a fairly major thoroughfare I didn't hear any traffic noise in my room...

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

Wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. See you next time.

Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The staff, rooms, parking, location, pool and price were perfect for my group. We've been 3 times now and will happily stay again. The upstairs rooms are the best imo with a nice view across the lake. Spectacular water pressure in the shower too!!

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

Thank you for your very positive review. We greatly appreciate your repeat business. The upstairs rooms do have great views across the lake. A great place to sit at any time of day but especially at night with a glass of your favourite beveradge to watch the sunset. We are glad the water pressure washes away the days grime from...

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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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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: $123 - $167 (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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