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Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

Cnr. Gowrie Avenue & Achilles Street, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315 Australia
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We are a family owned and run Hotel and we pride ourselves on our cleanliness and service. Please contact us for the best deals on one of the best kept secrets in Port Stephens. Be our guest at the Admiral Nelson Motor Inn and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the Bay. Looking forward to seeing you soon on your next wonderful stay in the bay, Thank you all have a great day.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Currency exchange
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Travellingschel wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney221 contributions51 helpful votes
This was a wonderful find, especially during the busy school holidays, and at a reasonable price. I arrived after reception was closed, but was sent a message on how to obtain the key, then a very detailed note with the key to direct me to my room. The room was very spacious and clean. I immediately noted that the airconditioning was not directly over the bed - which is great for me; also a sliding door to the balcony for optional natural air. There was a microwave, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities. The reception and cleaning staff were very friendly and polite and you felt that nothing was a problem for them. My room had a balcony which was great to sit out on in the evening, and also in the morning having breakfast - with kookaburras coming to sit in the tree opposite. They have a pool, BBQ and an outdoor sitting area. No restaurant on site, but there is one across the road, and Wests Diggers just around the corner in walking distance. A fridge in reception where you can buy some extra milk and some other drinks and snacks if needed. Walking distance to the beach. A lovely restful and happy atmosphere at this motel. I look forward to returning again one day.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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DeniseM wrote a review Nov 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We love this Motel - away from the crowds but minutes from everything with the beach just down the road. The rooms are large, very clean and well appointed - a little old fashioned but very comfortable. The staff are amazing - we have stayed before and will definitely stay again - thank you for another lovely relaxing time spend in beautiful Nelson Bay !
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: For more mature visitors ask for Room 2 - its large, on the ground floor overlooking the garden -...
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Lisa F wrote a review Oct 2023
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The nicest staff, very friendly and polite, made our stay very comfortable. Super clean rooms and property very well maintained. Short walk to Diggers Club for a meal. A little gem away from the hustle of the busy town centre. Excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend for a budget get away.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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febenine wrote a review Sept 2023
Kincumber, Australia167 contributions49 helpful votes
Just what we were looking for and found, as usual, by reading Tripadvisor reviews!!!!! As we are now VERY aged travellers specially me, with my newly acquired walking stick, we really NEED somewhere where we can spend a few days now and then in one of our favourite places not too far from home! And from all I could read in Tripadvisor, this was going to be it!!! I booked through the property and spoke to Kam, mentioning that we needed somewhere where our car was close to the room and when we arrived a couple of hours early we popped in to check if the room might be ready earlier and met Kam, who greeted us with the remembered Thai hospitality and we could check in right away! She had allocated us the beautiful room 3 which had everything we wanted! Two comfortable beds, an excellent bathroom with rails in the right place, big TV and all we need to 'eat at home' and so near to Shoal Bay and all our favourite eateries!!!! All with beautiful Thai decor!!!!!! Yes, we have booked for later in the year!!!!! Extremely well priced for us too. Many thanks Kam and looking forward to seeing you again.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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John D wrote a review Mar 2023
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This motel is very clean, has very helpful staff and I will continue to stay here, it is an undiscovered gem. the rooms are large, it is close to the local club and fusion restaurant across the road, nothing seems to hard for the management. Thai inspired motel. Shower pressure is great.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Balcony room is good
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Trevor C wrote a review Feb 2023
Rozelle, Australia83 contributions43 helpful votes
The Admiral Nelson Motor Inn was clean and comfortable unfortunately.in the family Room. number 8 had an extremely. loud toilet so when flushed during the night it would. wake everyone in the room. The other issue was that a room that could sleep four people only had three power points one in the kitchenette area and two in the bathroom for a family with multiple phones and laptops it was totally unsatisfactory.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: don't stay in Room no 8
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karos1 wrote a review Jan 2023
Crowley Vale, Australia1465 contributions277 helpful votes
Customer Service and discrimination. We arrived tired after driving down from Brisbane and arriving in the Port Stephen area at 3pm most places were already fully booked. I am disabled and terminally Ill so I can’t keep jumping in and out of the car checking for availability. The sign said vacancies and the car park was empty apart from 2 cars. I asked my 22 year old son who is my full time carer to see if there was any rooms. The man was very rude and abrupt and told him the property had no availability. Yet I could have booked online on their website, on bookings.com and other sites. We then witnessed another car pull in and ask for accommodation and he said yes to them. I presume it was because he thought my son was with a friend or because he didn’t want disabled people in his motel anyway we definitely won’t return
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Passenger521449 wrote a review Dec 2022
Sandton, South Africa
Lovely room. Looks like it has just been renovated. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Well equipped kitchen. Enormous TV. Nice bathroom with a decent shower. Swimming pool -very small for kids to play in. Good position. Great quiet beach nearby. Can't fault anything else!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Macdariens wrote a review Nov 2022
Sydney, Australia272 contributions230 helpful votes
This is a nice motel, quiet and comfortable bed and tea and coffee and microwave. Well located and plenty of parking, hot water. Close to the west diggers and easy to get back into town. Enjoy your stay and and the nearby beaches - nice walks back to little beach.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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onecarp wrote a review Nov 2022
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia76 contributions32 helpful votes
Arrived and met with a very friendly reception staff, rooms very clean and comfortable bed. We had an upstairs room with small balcony which provided fresh air through the room, AC/C available but fresh air sufficient. Close to Shoal Bay 15 min walk similar to Nelson Bay 3 mins to Beaches. Could not fault .
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Would select upstairs rooms a bit dearer but worth it
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AU$133 - AU$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastlePort StephensNelson Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Admiral Nelson Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve (0.8 km), Fly Point (0.6 km), and Splash Waterpark (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Beach Boathouse, Inner Light Tearooms, and Authentic Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tanilba House (15.5 km) and Johnny's Well (8.1 km).
Is Admiral Nelson Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.