After booking 5 weeks in advance while travelling to Nowra Motor Inn for an overnight stay we received a phone call to say they had no room for us. We'd had a confirmation when booking for a twin room on ground level as we are in our 80s. 10am on the day of arrival and they tell us they have no room for us. This was very distressing and inconvenient for elderly travellers.
Nowra on the verge of winter and no electric blankets! The room did have an old box air conditioner above the windows but the batteries in the remote control were flat. Sadly as it was after 7pm the reception was closed and though there be an intercom to ring, there was no one in attendance to respond. In order to warm the room I had to stand on a chair to manually turn the unit on. On top of this the old unit was so noisy it was like trying to sleep in the engine room of the Titanic. It may be trendy to have a Self Serve Check In system but who caters for your patrons needs? IT WAS CHEAP & THAT'S WHAT WE GOT!
Even in Covid affected times I can't understand why face washers and hand towels are not available. There were ashtrays that need emptying around the property and as a non smoker that is unpleasant. Bed was comfortable and the shower was a bit hot n cold. Other room facilities were clean and functional
The bed mattress and pillow was too soft. Adjacent rooms cigarette smoke was coming through the windows. Nowra Motor Inn needs to be a non smoking zone. Guests were smoking outside their room. Too much plated smoke around.
Clean room, comfy bed, great location, large tv and friendly staff. Facilities available were clean and plenty of parking. Great for one night walking distance to most restaurants. Recommended to anyone passing through or staying a weekend.
The 3 most important things are spotlessly clean, very comfortable bed and a good shower. We stayed in rom 13 which has recently been refurbished. Best value for money, which was complimented by the friendly staff Belinda and Thearum
We had made a booking for 2 rooms checking in on 31/12/19 for 1 night. We were visiting family and friends in Vincentia (South of Nowra) and had planned to head back to the Motor Inn to check-in, change and head back to Vincentia for Dinner with our family. As the weather and conditions deteriorated due the the devastating bush fires on the NSW South Coast we progressively saw the skies darken, the haze and smoke increase to the point where the sky was nearly pitch black at 3pm in the afternoon. As we were all concerned we made several calls to the RFS for their advice on travelling back to Nowra and to get an update on the overall conditions, and were advised after numerous phone calls to stay where we were and not to attempt travelling back to Nowra as the roads were closed and major congestion followed with many people trying to leave the Vincentia area and surrounds. I rang the Nowra Motor Inn to advise them of our situation and spoke with a lady there who put me onto Guy (Manager or Owner I think) and advised him that we would not be able to get to Nowra to make use of our rooms as we were strongly advised by the RFS not to attempt the trip and I was not about to place my family in a potentially harmful situation. After explaining our situation Guy advised that he would not be able to offer us a refund for the 2 rooms we had booked as it was a last minute cancellation and they relied on room bookings during this peak times. While I totally understand this to a point I find that decision harsh as we had every intention of checking in and staying the night there as planned, but on advice of the RFS and the worsening conditions this was not possible. Disappointing to say the least that he would not offer us a refund or rebate of some kind given the circumstances! I am not normally someone who posts negative feedback for the fun of it or to harm the reputation of any business as I also operate a small business, but once again wanted to express my disappointment of their decision given the unforeseen and escalating fire and weather situation at that time. Also, just to add this isn’t about the monetary refund and more about the principle of their decision knowing how dangerous conditions were on the South Coast on that afternoon. Regards, Darren M…
Given what's on offer, I found this property to be well over-priced. At best, I could describe the room as 'adequate'. It was clean and tidy, the bed was comfortable, but it was dated and shabby. It is desperately in need of refurbishment. Even some general maintenance wouldn't go amiss - no plug in the hand basin, duct tape holding together the lamp over the bed. Plus, it is on quite a busy road and there was considerable traffic noise in the mornings. Double-glazing could be a solution. On a positive note, it is reasonably handy to the main shopping street of Nowra and I thought the service I received from Reception was exceptional.
We had an overnight stay in this lovely Motor Inn and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by how nice everything was presented. A friendly welcome at reception, a freshly renovated room with free wifi, smart TV, aircon, fan, comfortable bed and clean crisp linen. I had a chat with staff and they advised that they are working on renovating all the rooms so this will be very nice when finished. The food in the restaurant was very good and there is no need to head into town, which is only a couple of km away anyway. If you are staying here, you have everything you need, including a nice clean pool and modern gym equipment. I can honestly say that this is the best quality Motor Inn I have ever stayed at. I will certainly be back if I am passing through Nowra again.
We stayed 5 nights at Nowra Motor Inn could not complain about anything very clean staff are very friendly. I have read some other reviews and I think some people expectations of a budget motel are too high. I would definitively stay there again and would recommend it to family and friends