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Hobart, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant motel with clean rooms and quite good bed. Good location as in walking distance to shops and restaurants. Main road infront of the motel is wuite busy during the day but quiet during the night. Thete is also a small pool and a Japanese restaurant on site which I have not tested.

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Thank Susanne H
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Next time you must try the Japanese Teppanyaki. Great food and great fun. They throw food at you in the nicest way. We as on site managers really appreciate the great location. Close to everything but also far enough away. The walk to the shops is quite spectacular all year round. We hope to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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138 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well priced hotel with easy access to walking path along Lake Macquarie and to the local shops. A good base if exploring the region. Reception was friendly and helpful with local information. Hotel is a bit dated with some unusual decoration near the stairwell. Rooms are comfortable with good bathroom facilities. We were upstairs with some views... More 

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Thank Soccernerds
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We know we rave about our location a lot in reviews but it is what many guests mention and it is something we really appreciate. We believe Warners Bay is one of the unknown gems of NSW. We have been managers for 14 months now and before moving here we had never been to... More 

Bribie Island, Australia
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This motel was ideally located opposite the lake. It was spacious and clean. Walking distance to nice restaurants and shopping centre. The only negative is the parking is nit in nominated spots and you can lose the spot outside your room.

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Thank Anne S
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are located in a great spot. A short walk or drive to everything you need and the lake across the road ideal for all water sports or a leisurely stroll. We do not have allocated parking spots but we do have lots of off street parking and you should be able to park... More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have been working in Newcastle and staying in this motel sporadically for the last few weeks. Location is scenic and idyllic - cross the road to the lake and a stones throw away from the shops at Warners Bay. Rooms are a bit plain but still quite comfortable. No shortage of hot water for showers and the free movie... More 

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Thank David N
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review and thanks for your regular patronage. We think we have a great smaller, older style motel. We are always working on the rooms to keep them fresh and modern. We as on site managers greatly appreciate the location. It is close to everything but also far enough away. The Japanese Teppanyaki is fantastic.... More 

Candidasa, Indonesia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights and found the location near the lake very pleasant. The room was cleaned nicely every day and the staff very friendly. The water pressure is amazing! And free on demand movies are very welcome. Will stay again!

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Thank Andrew G
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and cleanliness. The lake is a great draw card and perfect to stroll along on the way up the street to get a meal where there is a great choice of eateries. The movies are very popular with latest releases to suit everyone. We hope to see... More 

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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this motel for a last minute trip for the weekend. Rooms were clean and the family room comfortably fits us all in. Shame restaurant was closed on the long weekend. Quick drive to restaurants and parks Couldn't ask for more for the price

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Thank Aud88888
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We are in a great location with a minutes drive or 15 minute walk to boutiques, shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as the fantastic on site Japanese Fukusui Tepanyaki. You will have to come back again and try it out. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and cleanliness. We hope to see... More 

Warners Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place to stay while on a business trip - really nice location with amazing lake views and super helpful staff. Rooms very well presented and comfortable. Excellent value for money! Well worth a visit.

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Thank Moomandy
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. We think we live in one of the lesser known gems of NSW. Close to everything that Newcastle/Lake Macquarie offers but also far enough away. The lake is an amazing spot. Great for walks and all water activities. The owners have spent a lot of money on the place in the last couple... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

During checkout an argument ensued and the female staff started swearing and forcefully pulled us by the hair to remove us from the office Very professional conduct, police has been involved Come at your own risk

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

During our ten years as managers of motels we have met many nice people. Two families who we consider our best friends we have met through the motel as past guests. Very rarely we have guests who try to take advantage of the motel and this is what led to this argument. The guests involved had booked a room with... More 

Elanora, Australia
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101 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed here last week on a quick stop over in Newcastle, it was very handy for our business. The Hotel is on the main road but far enough back to not have any road noise. Rooms very good size and very comfortably fitted out. It has had a revamp which has been done very well. Good size bathroom, water... More 

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Thank Audrey S S
John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and thank you for mentioning our motel is handy for business. We are close to everything. Newcastle CBD is 15 minutes away as is Toronto. Charlestown and Kotara are ten minutes away. Cardiff is 5 minutes away, and yet when at the motel you feel like you are a million miles from anywhere. The... More 

Melbourne
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86 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I booked into the motel from Trip Advisor reports. The building is oldish but well maintained. Our room had had an upgrade at some point and was presented neatly and was spacious. Shower was great even though it the height couldn't be adjusted.We were in a convenient spot across from the lake but getting out was difficult as the road... More 

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John C, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are in a great location. Within walking or driving distance of most activities and yet feeling like it is a small country town. The lake is spectacular with the hills behind it. The road can be busy at times but usually there is a break to turn right every couple of minutes though it... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Esplanade Motel (formerly The Eco Inn Inn). With a prime waterfront location, and easy access to some 15 kms of dedicated lake walks and only minutes from Warner's Bay Village, there is simply no better location. Some fabulous in-room features include free WiFi, free in-house movies, air conditioning, microwave, toaster, kettle, all cutlery and crockery and all expected amenities. Enjoy our great pool with 2 BBQs and a pizza oven. We have rooms to suit all travellers. Queen bed rooms, twin rooms (a queen bed and a single bed in the same room), family rooms which have a queen bed and two single beds in the same room and family suites which have a queen bed in one room and three single beds in a second bedroom. We also have lakeview queens and twins and one studio suite with a queen bed in one room and a seperate lounge room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Esplanade Motel

Address: 568 The Esplanade, Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2282, Australia (Formerly Eco Inn Warners Bay)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Warners Bay
Price Range: €86 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Esplanade Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms upstairs appear to be nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles davidnR3467CC, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had 25 which was fine. No road noise. There are upstairs rooms and nt sure if they were lucky enough to have a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles jennibmelbourne, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Look for a room further away from the street if traffic noise is likely to cause a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles MurrayL831, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“No lift so ground floor perhaps.. but all rooms look to be same great standard.”
 of 5 bubbles TheStropp, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Our room was out the back, so no issues with road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 324jend, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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