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Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best thing about this motel is the service. Very friendly and willing to help. However this motel is currently hosting a number of road workers who sit outside their rooms smoking and drinking. This can be unpleasant due to the noise and smell. The 'restaurant' has a pleasant atmosphere but the food is woeful. The motel is cheap so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Spa room was fabulous. Really classy and very clean. The food in the Restaurant was 10/10. The homemade touch to the sauces and soups was delicious. Service was outstanding. Our stay here was an unexpected highlight of our trip to Central North Coast. Highly recommend this place and it's Restaurant!

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks you two. We are so pleased you felt comfortable and enjoyed your stay. It was lovely talking to you both during your stay. We had a few good laughs as well. We hope you got home safely. More 

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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This motel is located close to the highway but not noisy. The rooms were a bit dated but very clean. Over use of room deodorant gave me breathing problems and we had to leave the room open for 2 hours and sleep with all the windows open. This was an issue on a night that was below zero ( frost... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The room was far too large for our needs but well laid out for a family with two large rooms on offer. One with three single beds and the other with a queen size, lounge, TV, Fridge and ensuite. The staff were helpful.

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Thank spiritedreamers
power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your review comes across at first as if it was our fault you had to stay in a family room when there was only two of you. We agree it was a little more costly but you do have to realize we would normally be able to fit five in that room and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stayed in 2 BRM with 3 kids (3,5,7). Nice location near highway (about 5 mins from Kempsey). Everything was clean (albeit a strong smell of deodoriser - perhaps to mask the cig smoke from outside) , but like a trip to a 1960s motel. Most disappointing thing to me was the large chairs just outside all rooms with ashtrays, about... More 

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Thank Juergen1975
power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for providing feedback. We are sorry but we cannot stop guests from smoking outside the rooms as they are not breaking any laws. Your arrival at 8.37pm had left time for other guests to use the ashtray since our daily cleaning in the morning. Your comment re full ashtray is a little exaggerated as your photo shows roughly two... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely well priced place to stay, check in available til late, room clean and comfortable. Thoughtful touch being supplied with a bucket and scraper for windscreen. Highly recommended as a midway point between Brisbane and Sydney

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Always nice to receive good reviews. Thanks Jann T. Everyone works hard to ensure our guests have a great stay. Travel safely and we do hope we can help you again in the future. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived without notice at 8pm and we're greatest with a friendly can we help you. The staff are terrific and booked us a room within minutes and advised of the room service offered. our room was excellent and we'll serviced. We ordered two meals with dessert and it was delivered to our room within 20minutes. Delicious and filling. Breakfast... More 

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Rod P for a great review. We are both pleased you had a comfortable stay with us. Also pleased you enjoyed all your meals. We are very fortunate that the new by-pass is so very close to us making it even less a hassle for guests to get on/off the highway when choosing to stop in Kempsey. Travel safely More 

New South Wales
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Although this motel seemed a little dated, the bathroom had been renovated and the shower was great. The room was very comfortable with plenty of space to relax. The location was good, being south of the Kempsey township, but only a short drive into the main part of town. Although we didn't have the chance to dine at the restaurant,... More 

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Gutta2Gutta for your review. Martin and I are pleased you found our rooms comfortable. We are continuing to renovate the dated bathrooms as time permits. (we are over half way there). Word of mouth is the greatest form of advertising and we are greatful friends of yours mentioned us to you. Our family do love it here, being south... More 

Morayfield, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for an overnight stay on our way home from Sydney after my father passed away! They were fantastic!! The place is clean, quiet and beautiful. The staff were amazing!! Highly recommended!! Will stay again. Thank you!!

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Hi there CZtrips27. Thankyou for your terrific review. It was unfortunate we had to meet under such sad circumstances. Your comments will be passed on to our room attendants. Its amazing how a few nice words encourages one to continue doing a good job. Travel safely. More 

Wodonga, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Kempsey powerhouse is a great place to stay on your travels. Staff were so helpful and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and ensure all our needs were met. We have two young children and wanted to feed them quickly so we could get them to bed after a long day in the car. The restaurant... More 

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Thank thereweare
power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for such a glowing review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and meals. It was a pleasure having you here. We do look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Safe travels. More 

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on 5 acres of manicured bushland, the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel is a quiet place to unwind after a day on the road. It is suitable to sit amongst the trees up the back and enjoy the wildlife that abounds or watch your children kick a ball around in safety well away from the road. We are no longer pet friendly. The motel is also very conveniently located set back from the highway halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. The now completed Slim Dusty centre is only 200 mts diagonally across the road. The motel is close to beaches and other interesting icons around town. 21 Very clean and spacious units, ground floor units with parking outside the door. All rooms have had a modernized makeover with the bathrooms being our main priority at present. Ample truck, trailer and caravan/camper parking available near units. A very affordable a'la carte restaurant and bar is available Mon to Sat from 6.00Pm in winter and 6.30Pm in summer. Booking a table is recommended on arrival to ensure you do not miss out on a delicious meal. Room service is also an option. A wide variety of Australian meals is offered. Children, romantics and groups are catered for and often large groups enjoy buffet style meals. Your hosts, Tracy and Martin, are welcoming folk who enjoy and take pride in caring for the needs of their guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

Address: 465 Macleay Valley Way | 1klm Fm the Roundabout Exit Sthn End of New by-Pass, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Kempsey
Price Range: $99 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kempsey Powerhouse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Front rooms are best”
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“rooms towards the back seem very quiet.”
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“Our room was up the back”
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“Motel is situated off the Pacific Highway in a bushy location.”
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