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Reviewed 23 December 2018

Rockpool is just 5 minutes walk from the town centre and across the road from the Country Club. The rooms were large and well equipped for preparing your own breakfast (no cooking though). Very clean and host Ron was very friendly. There is a restaurant on site although we used the Country Club for our one evening meal. A big plus is undercover parking - we had an almighty thunderstorm while we were there! We would definitely stay again.

Room tip: The rooms on ground level open out to a terrace with tables and chairs
Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Geoffrey D
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TeamRockpool, Manager at Rockpool Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

Hi Geoffrey D, thanks for staying with us at Rockpool and thanks for the great review, we do appreciate it. It was a storm and half the night you stayed but is good to know that your vehicle was safe in our car park. We do look forward to seeing you again. Happy Christmas!

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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Well appointed rooms. Very friendly and attentive staff.
My wife appreciated a smokers area near the front entrance where she could sit in comfort to feed her habit.
Parking was underneath the building and it was a fair distance to get luggage from the car to the room. We tend to travel with a lot of gear so that might not effect everyone.
The Country Club across the road had an excellent restaurant, and we plan to return to experience more items from their Thai menu.
South West Rocks is a great town. We will happily stay there again.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank James B
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TeamRockpool, Manager at Rockpool Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Hi James B thanks for staying with us at Rockpool and thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. For future reference you can unload your car adjacent to reception and use the ramp to move luggage. We're always happy to help out also, so don't be afraid to ask. South West Rocks is a great town and we do hope to see you again one day soon. Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 December 2018

What a find the Rockpool Motor Inn was located just out from the town centre of South West Rocks and the sweeping beaches. The reception staff were so welcoming and booking and check in was made easy. We were three adults in a twin room which was very roomy and comfortable with a reasonably priced mini bar. Just outside was a large terrace which overlooked the pool and cocktail bar/restaurant. South West Rocks has maintained the best of a coastal town with low key holiday development, movies at the local community centre and a small shopping precinct but has some real treats like delicious Italian ice cream and good coffee. But the highlight of our stay was the motel restaurant, which offered high quality, inventive meals. No to be missed.

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Lorraine H
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TeamRockpool, Manager at Rockpool Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you Lorraine H for the great review and thanks also for staying at Rockpool. We also believe that our mini bar is reasonably priced so thanks for noticing. You're spot on with the planning of South West Rocks, there is a good balance. We'll pass on your comments to the restaurant about your experience with them. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

In transit and exhausted I enjoyed a pleasant comfortable stay at the Rockpool Motor Inn, which is above the general run of the mill motel. My attractively decorated room had a comfortable queen bed and a single bed, kitchenette (microwave, jug, toaster, bar fridge) and bathroom.

I’m glad that I spent a little extra for a pleasant comfortable quiet night.

Ringing the motel direct attracted a $6 discount but, best of all, all the money went to a local business without the considerable cut that overseas owned booking sites take eg booking.com etc.

Undercover downstairs parking would be better if it had a weather proof access to the rooms but it was fine.

There is a restaurant attached to this hotel which closes at 8pm.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank TravellerFaye
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TeamRockpool, Manager at Rockpool Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi TravellerFaye. Thanks for staying with us Rockpool and thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Booking direct is the best way to go and thanks for doing so. Booking direct gives guests access to deals and packages not available online. With regards to access from the car park, there is a covered pedestrian access at the far end. Once again, thanks for staying, we hope we can accommodate you again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 December 2018

This Motel provides us with a very convenient location closer to Sydney than Coffs Harbour , The rooms we have used for many years have been regularly updated and maintained to the very good standard . You can walk easily to the beach front in minutes
as well as to shops and restaurants .
If you wish you also have an excellent restaurant on site

Room tip: Second story rooms are accessible by a ramp if required . Undercover parking is provided
Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank John M
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TeamRockpool, Manager at Rockpool Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you John M for the great review. We're glad you find Rockpool Motor Inn to be in a convenient location. A lot of travellers break up their Sydney Brisbane trip by staying with us. The drive off the highway is well worth it. We do try and keep on top of our maintenance as you also indicated. We hope to see you on your next trip. Thanks.

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