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Mandarin Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not a lot of choice in Macksville, but the Mandarin is pretty good. Off the main road but close to all the facilities. The rooms were modern, comfortable and clean. No complaints at all. The lady in reception was also very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again.

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Thank PeterBrisbane_10
Mandarin2447, General Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Hello PeterBrisbane_10. We really appreciate you taking the time to review Mandarin Motel. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the rooms to be quiet, comfortable and clean; and our reception friendly and helpful. Very looking forward to welcoming you to our motel again!

Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed here previously over the years and always found it the best place to stop over when travelling north or south between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast. Now has new owners/managers but the same friendly, high standards prevail. Good night's sleep assured due to quiet location off the highway and the comfy beds. Like the idea of my car...

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Thank MervG663
Mandarin2447, General Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Hello MervG663, thank you so much for taking your time to review Mandarin Motel. We're really appreciative of your loyalty to the motel over the years - and that you enjoy your stay every time, with our quiet and convenient location, the comfortable rooms and undercover parking. Despite the fairly recent change of management, we will strive to ensure high...

Banksia Beach, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great comfort, affordability and friendly service make this place worth returning to. Within a short stroll from the shopping center, RSL Club and many other cafes and restaurants. The optional dine in breakfast is a definite drawcard where you can experience the friendliness and personal service.

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Mandarin2447, General Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our motel. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to be convenient to other local centres in Macksville. Thank you for your compliments to our service, the dine in breakfast system, our spacious rooms and affordability. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Brisbane
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a well presented motel with spacious rooms and I found the plumbing, electrical equipment and Wi-Fi worked well. It is located off the current highway and close to several venues that serve dinner. The property has a breakfast room but does not provide a tray continental breakfast to rooms the evening before for those who need an early...

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Thank OzjohnBrisbane
Mandarin2447, General Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Hi OzjohnBrisbane, thank you very much for taking your time to review our motel. We're very glad that you found our motel to be a pleasant stay, our rooms are certainly spacious and are equipped with good plumbing and equipment necessities. Regarding your question about breakfast, generally, breakfasts are only served in the breakfast room and we would certainly open...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent location. Walking distance to local shops and club, pubs & restaurant's. Room was quiet and lovely & clean...comfortable bed. Only downside was wifi which worked the first day but nothing after that. I stayed for 3 nights. I have been visiting the area for 30years+ and as always Macksville chinese restaurant is a must visit for the best chinese...

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Mandarin2447, Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, thank you very much for taking your time to review us. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding the wifi, we apologise for not realising earlier that you were experiencing problems. Please let us know during your stay if you have any issues and we will try to find a resolution promptly for you! We...

Tomakin, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice and comfortable and centrally located. Manager was helpful and friendly. The room was well equipped. The bed was quite comfortable. The bathroom was quite large and modern. Very happy to stay here again. Ticks all the boxes for an overnight stopover.

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Mandarin2447, Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review Mandarin Motel Chris. We really appreciate your comments and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Room basic, definitely not 5 star, to top of the evening air conditioner did not work, Very unpleasant night. The motel location is off the highway and is in walking distance to club and Chinese restaurant.

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Thank kasashley
Mandarin2447, Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to comment. We're very sorry to hear about the issue with the air-conditioning. We are taking necessary actions to improve our air conditioning system, and will strive to provide effective facilities for our 4 star motel. Please let the management know if you have any issues in the future. We hope you come by...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A hotel that promotes themselves as 5 star however feels more like a 3 star. The rooms are big, very basic ; TV , small fridge , kettle , couch , desk and tea (crappy Home brand tea) . Bathrooms decent size and nice showers . The beds are comfortable and the air con and fan are great ! BUT...

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Mandarin2447, General Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Nicole Brennanman for taking the time to review us. Indeed, we do take care to provide proper ventilation via good air con and fans for our four star motel. During your stay here, I gave you two keys, one to enter your room, another to power the electricity in your room. You can keep the key...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great location, right off the highway and halfway between Sunshine Coast and Wollongong. Price was reasonable and the room sizes were good for a family. Tables in rooms good for take away dinner, or pubs, ex-services and restaurants are a short walk away. Would stay again.

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Marianne R, Guest Relations Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are indeed around halfway between Sydney and Brisbane (or surrounds). We do take pride in both the size and the cleanliness of our rooms. The Mandarin is within walking distance of all the eateries in town, and a short drive to many attractions. We hope to see you...

Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The Best Western Motel is away from the highway and the ideal place to break our journey on our way up north, some 400+ KLM's from Sydneys Northern suburbs. The motel room was spacious, modern and ultra clean. We stayed there again on our way home and would highly recommend it. Their website gives a good idea of the motel....

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Marianne R, Guest Relations Manager at Mandarin Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Ron. We are actually a Golden Chain Motel, but are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt comfortable enough to return. We look forward to your next visit.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Mandarin Motel

Address: 24 Princess St, Macksville, New South Wales 2447, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Macksville
Price Range: $139 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mandarin Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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“All rooms are an excellent size, rooms overlooking the inner quadrangle are quietest.”
MervG663, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are upstairs above the car park except for one disabled access room.”
OzjohnBrisbane, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“When booking on line ask for ground floor if elderly”
kasashley, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms appeared equally positioned well.”
231SteveN, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check for steps.”
denandnarelle, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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