We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Management photos
Kempsey Powerhouse Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 175: English reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Has everything you need ensure a comfortable stay. The room is sufficiently spacious, was clean and very tidy. The hosts were welcoming and the motel grounds provided easy parking. The motel backed onto a forested area and was sufficiently set back from the highway to muffle any road noise.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Koby B
power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Kobi b. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Travel safely.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Contributor2015
power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

We rarely take on road workers and on this occasion they were only with us for a very short stay. We knew that they gathered between their rooms at the far end of our establishment each afternoon and early evening. We did observe and check with other guests to ensure these workers were not noisy and behaving badly and the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 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!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Freeo69
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.

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank numbugga
power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry you were affected by the one spray the girls use in the room. You obviously are very sensitive to such things. Had you notified us at the time we would have relocated you to another room that had even better circulation so you would'nt have had to leave the windows open. In any case there are spare...

Bundaberg, Australia
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.

 Report
Helpful?
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...

Brisbane, Australia
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...

 Report
Helpful?
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...

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

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jann T
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.

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rod P
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

New South Wales
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,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gutta2Gutta
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...

Morayfield, Australia
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!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CZtrips27
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.

27 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (18)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kempsey
35.8 km away
Rydges Port Macquarie
Rydges Port Macquarie
#12 of 42 in Port Macquarie
823 reviews
4.9 km away
Moon River Motor Inn
Moon River Motor Inn
#2 of 7 in Kempsey
100 reviews
1.4 km away
Kempsey Motor Inn
Kempsey Motor Inn
#6 of 7 in Kempsey
72 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.0 km away
Park Drive Motel
Park Drive Motel
#3 of 7 in Kempsey
48 reviews
4.4 km away
City Centre Motel
City Centre Motel
#4 of 7 in Kempsey
80 reviews
4.8 km away
Colonial Court Motor Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Kempsey Powerhouse Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kempsey Powerhouse Motel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Kempsey Powerhouse Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Front rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles Contributor2015, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms towards the back seem very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Gutta2Gutta, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was up the back”
 of 5 bubbles petesylz, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Motel is situated off the Pacific Highway in a bushy location.”
 of 5 bubbles Nonie50, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“book direct to save about 5 to 10%”
 of 5 bubbles 497stevel, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay