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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay here over the Easter weekend. Very clean and comfortable room. Our room had a balcony with a view of the lake. Plenty of parking and handy to have microwave oven and cutlery in the room. Plenty of parking. Overall, we found it very good value.

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

Thank you for your very positive review. The lake view rooms are very relaxing. Sitting on the balcony of an evening watching the sun go down with the beverage of your choice. As live on site managers we find the location pretty good as well. Across from the lake with a short walk to shops, cafes, and restaurants. We hope...

Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

On short notice we needed a nice, conveniently-located motel to base in Newcastle for a few days. We chose the Esplanade Motel at Warners Bay and stayed for three nights in the larger, first-floor, bay-facing room which served our purpose beautifully. The motel is priced fairly, very clean and quiet with a small view overlooking the bay. A plus is...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed to find somewhere to stay for a family birthday party. What a little gem nestled right into the hillside at Eleebana. Very clean spacious rooms with comfy beds and a microwave and basic crockery sufficient for brekkie. Right across the road from Lake Macquarie and just minutes from Warners Bay and Speers Point. Very quiet at night and there...

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

Thank you for your very positive review. We think the Warners Bay area is one of the lesser known gems of NSW. Before taking up as managers about eighteen months ago we had never been here or really heard of it. It is a great spot in terms of location with the lake on our doorstep and all the attractions...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Seems to be renovating, very clean, room is well equipped, very comfy, nice view, had the Queen Lake View room, on demand movies and wifi was free. Had a lovely stay. Even though it was on a main road was very quiet

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are always working on something at The Esplanade Motel. We are retiling some of the upstairs bathrooms and entrance ways and painting rooms. The on demand latest release movies are very popular as is the free WiFi. We are set back from the road and it quietens down after busy times. We hope...

Forster, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stayed for 1 night here and the family room was excellent. The room was very clean and spacious with a double and 2 single beds. There were free movies and air con in the room kept the temperature perfect all night. The outside area was a bit smelly due to the (excellent) japenese restaurant upstairs and it was a...

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are in the process of moving the family rooms from near the restaurant exit pathway so this should alleviate this problem. We try to have a clean, friendly, and spacious motel so appreciate your comments. The free latest release on demand movies are very popular. We hope to see you again. Regards, John...

Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The room was very clean and at the front of the hotel which I thought would be very noisy due to the traffic along the Esplanade, but amazingly was very quiet. Heaps of parking with no designated car space, extra secured parking on large grass area at the back of hotel. Needed two beds, but last room only had a...

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

Thank you for your very positive response. We really appreciate your comments. We are fairly close to the main road which is convenient but set far enough back to stop the noise being a problem and like most country towns, even large ones, the traffic is nearly non existent as the day becomes night. We as on site managers think...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We booked at the motel, and as a same sex couple we had our concerns as to how we might be received in a small Motel. We had nothing to fear! John and Dawn are sensational! We we're treated with absolute respect and courtesy. This also proved to me that the contents of the negative review on TripAdvisor could not...

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

Thank you for your kind words. As stated previously to you we do not judge on colour, creed, religion, sex, or anything else. We welcome everyone and hope all guests have a great time at our motel. We as motel managers get to meet a wide variety of people from all demographics. Rich, poor, from the penthouses of Sydney to...

Holmfirth
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Stayed for a few days before Christmas and again after until New Years Eve as close to friends in Warners Bay. Friendly helpful managers and a clean and comfortable room. Good position across from the lake and a pleasant walk into the small town. Swimming pool was very welcome in the 35 degree heat. Would recommend an upstairs room for...

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

Thank you for your very positive review and for staying with us a number of times. The lakeview rooms are great. Sitting on the balcony for a morning cuppa or and afternoon drink of choice is very relaxing. The free on demand latest release movies are a good way way to wind down the day. We love going to the...

Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at The Esplanade Motel for one night while on family business. Budget accommodation within walking distance of centre of town. Staff were very accommodating in allowing early access to my room so that I could shower etc upon arrival. Basic furnishings which were clean. Hot shower and comfortable bed. Wifi wasn't available due to "NBN issues". Some traffic noise...

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

Thank you for your positive review. NBN issues have now been resolved hopefully. We will see. The location is a ten to fifteen minute walk to boutiques, shops, and cafes as well as the on site Fukusui Japanese Teppanyaki. We think Warners Bay is one of the hidden gems of NSW. Just over a year ago when we moved here...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2016 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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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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: €80 - €116 (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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“Rooms even located at the front close to swimming pool were reasonable quiet.”
RhondaK205, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 42 has view to the lake”
922judithh, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs appear to be nicer.”
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”
jennibmelbourne, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Look for a room further away from the street if traffic noise is likely to cause a problem.”
MurrayL831, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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