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Rockpool Motor Inn

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The Rockpool Motor Inn is situated at South West Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast. The motel is a short stroll from the magnificent Trial Bay and its' beautiful beaches. The town centre is a five minute walk away. The property features a protected courtyard with terraces and a swimming pool. Free wi-fi is available throughout the property. Rockpool Motor Inn is home to The Rocks Restaurant and Bar, popular with both tourists and locals alike. Rockpool offers 28 superior motel rooms ideally suited to couples, small groups and corporate travellers. Our rooms range from the popular Executive Room through to our Deluxe King Spa Suite. There are also two 'Easy Access' rooms for the less mobile. All rooms feature large screen TVs with Foxtel, free wi-fi, bar fridge, microwave, toaster, tea and coffee facilities, large en suite bathroom and queen beds with pillow tops. Please consider the Rockpool Motor Inn for your next 'idyllic beach holiday' or as a stopover while travelling the coast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Kadi R wrote a review Feb 2024
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Ok so the accomodation was fine but the service from management ( Esslar and Gary) was appalling. Myself and family stayed for one night but after checking out we realised that we had left two items in the room. My family member had left a device and my purse also was left. Both items had been left on the bed. I understand this was a mistake on our end however after getting the reponse we did I would not stay at this property even if someone gave it to me for free. We called later that day once we realised, reception told us that it’s ok don’t stress the room as not been cleaned yet and no other guest is staying in that room tonight but he was driving and would call us back once he checked. I did not receive a call just a email stating that the items had not been located. He let me know in the email that the bed had been stripped so he would check with housekeeping in the morning. Monday morning I had not heard anything and attempted to call with no answer. After reaching out via email again I received and email saying that both the housekeeper and laundry service have not located either of the items. I then asked for CCTV in the garage or common areas to be checked as if it was not located then the only other option would be someone had broken in as we walked to dinner and items had only been in the car on arrival or the room which we last sighted however management was presuming I was being dishonest. Again I received a very emotionless response just stating they had checked and nobody other then staff had been in the room and nobody near our car. At no point did management or staff call me back or answer my calls. They did not even bother to ask what the items looked like. The device and purse were heavy and it would be impossible for this to be missed if accidentally picked up with bedding. Considering we drove directly from home and the family member played on the device until we arrived. Additionally we did not take items out during the afternoon or evening. It’s mind blowing that management could be so oblivious to items being stolen. I understand that a Nintendo can be replaced however $600 is not just a small amount. Also having my purse with multiple debit cards , identification cards, personal items taken by someone and management just to dismiss this is very upsetting. Items don’t just disappear into thin air and to be made to feel like a liar while paying to stay at a property is just unacceptable. I grew up not far from the area and it was my first time back in awhile, very upsetting that this had occurred.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rick and Sue A wrote a review Feb 2023
Frenchs Forest, Australia43 contributions45 helpful votes
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The rooms are fantastic and certainly better appointed than your average motel - more like an apartment/hotel room. Very comfortable and the restaurant is by far the best in town. Lovely staff -nothing too much trouble. Good underground parking
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Rockpool Motor Inn Managers, General Manager at Rockpool Motor Inn
Responded 6 Feb 2023
Thanks Rick & Sue for taking the time to write a lovely review. All our staff here at the Rockpool work hard to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and happy time. Hoping to see you again in the near future. Safe travels Shaz Relief Manager
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Mark A wrote a review Feb 2024
Burleigh Heads, Australia3 contributions
Our family booked the wrong night through booking.com we believed that the night was cancelled for some reason it was still in the system. We subsequently were charged for a night which we didn’t get to enjoy. Be wary of this place unhappy with the management as they dont seem to care about customer service.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aimee M wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
OK so this was a massive surprise how good this place was. Super clean, comfy beds, more amenities than you would usually see in a motel - more like a hotel. Pool was clean and great temperature, towels provided. Best part was the staff. So friendly and accommodating. Oh and the restaurant and bar attached. How good! The food was awesome, the specials were too low priced in my opinion they deserve more and the rest of the prices were cheap too. Large meals that were delicious. $5 beers and wines...unheard of! So good. Almost no need to leave for the beach, just stay in this mini resort haha (we totally did this one day, we had our 7 month old with us and we happily chilled by the little pool with some drinks)
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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judiclark wrote a review Jan 2024
Newcastle, Australia64 contributions34 helpful votes
This hotel has become our home away from home once a year. With new management I’m happy to say its remains a great venue to stay when in South West Rocks. Additionally the restaurant is now under new hands and the meals are fresh and not overly priced. Staff at this hotel are happy, helpful and nothing is too big a problem. We will be back for sure
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Date of stay: January 2024
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louise v wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great Motel in a convenient location, just a short stroll to the town and beaches. Friendly staff and managers, the rooms were clean and tidy and had everything we needed. We have been back 3 times to this Motel and would recommend it to anyone visiting South West Rocks.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Pharmasal wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a good experience at Rockpool. Easy booking and checkin. Rooms clean and well laid out. We only stayed two nights but you could unpack a weeks worth of clothes if you wanted. 10-15 mins walk to everything. Kids enjoyed the small pool. Appreciated the EV charger.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If your vehicle is higher than 2.05m it won’t get into the undercover parking.
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Andrew B wrote a review Jan 2024
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Very glad we discovered this place - we were looking for an alternative to Coffs for a half way stop. Very comfortable room. Underground parking was a bonus. Great food in the restaurant but extremely slow service.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Scott wrote a review Jan 2024
Blue Mountains, Australia19 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic value room right next to the country club and beach - walking distance for both. Serviced daily and hosts lovely people. On site restaurant is very good food at very reasonable prices. Steaks are best in town. Very clean and on site pool a bonus. Also has undercover parking
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Undercover parking. Great on site restaurant better than country club. Room very clean and...
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Hayley A wrote a review Jan 2024
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I cannot recommend this wonderful motel enough. The management and staff are absolutely second to none. They are welcoming and helpful and just really nice people. Our daughter wasn’t feeling well when we arrived and the thoughtful manager was really helpful. Our room was clean and comfy and in a great location. Pool was clean and central to cool off after the beach. NOW the best part. The restaurant! The food was amazing!! Try the stuffed mushrooms and scotch fillet - you won’t regret it. Can’t wait to come stay again. Absolute gem.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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AU$192 - AU$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNew South WalesSouth West Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rockpool Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Rockpool Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Horseshoe Bay Beach (0.7 km), Arakoon National Park (1.1 km), and South West Roxy Cinema (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rockpool Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rockpool Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Rockpool Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Rockpool Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rockpool Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malt & Honey, Thai On The Rocks, and Chillati Gelato & Sorbet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rockpool Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rockpool Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of South West Rocks.
Are there any historical sites close to Rockpool Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Trial Bay Gaol (2.4 km) and German Monument (2.9 km).
Is Rockpool Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.