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Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

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Woy Woy, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as a layover from QLD travelling back to the Central Coast. The rooms were clean if a bit stuck in the 80's with decor showing the age of the place. However, despite this, the room we were in fitted very comfortably 2 adults and 3 kids. The room had air-con and it definitely needed it, as the...

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou Ben for taking the time to review our motel. Yeh, a little dated as I continue to mention but we are working on that. Also pleased you enjoyed brekky. Safe travels

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here overnight on our way home. The owner was very accommodating as we were in the big truck with a really long float approx 18m all up. We fitted in no problems at all. Lovely restaurant food was excellent. Lamb cutlets and veggies and I had the salmon and veggies. It was delicious. Finished off with a sticky...

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review Muscles123. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. On many occasions we have large vehicles staying with us and even we are happy there is plenty of parking available. ( and most close to rooms ). We are also pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy our home cooked meals, and very importantly that...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our way to the Gold Coast. We looked at the reviews on TripAdvisor and this place seemed to be the best. We weren't disappointed. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We also had dinner here and the food was excellent and the service friendly and fast.

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review Pieter P. Always nice to get good feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed our meals and found our rooms comfortable and clean. Travel safely.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We found the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel just perfect for an overnight stay while travelling from Sydney to northern NSW. It requires only a very small detour from the Pacific Hwy. From the very beginning we were made to feel welcome by Tracey, one of the owners. The room we had was spotlessly clean and quiet. The motel has a very...

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your terrific review. Both Martin and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Everyone works hard to ensure our guests are comfortable and that our rooms are spotless. We too are happy the by-pass is now just behind us and that accessing this portion of the highway is so very simple and quick being only...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Im a regular to kempsey nd have family here, we're a long way from home nd travel half the day to get here, nd every single time we feel like family coming here, tracey is such a wonderful cheerful person, always making sure u are completely comfortable nd makes u know if u have any issues, they will attend to...

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power465, Owner at Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for a terrific review Terrantroy. We are glad you are comfortable and feel like family whilst you are here. We are constantly advising guests at check-in if there is an issue of any kind one only has to mention it and it will be remedied immediately. We are still renovating bathrooms and continue to ensure the living area of...

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 weeks while working in Kempsey. I highly recommend. Spotlessly clean rooms, warm comfy beds, big area to stretch your legs. Nice food. Easy to access from highway. Service is great accommodated me well. Free DVDs. Laundry for my washing. Can't ask for more.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to stay great service comfy beds quite. Ordered room service and had a great meal - home cooked style. This is second time we have stayed here and it hasn't let us done. Room 11 has spa which is great after a weary day on the road. Would recommend to All

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Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stayed here 1 night on way to Tweed Heads from Sydney . Really nice motel. We have stayed there before and we love the way the rooms are furnished and the cleanliness of the room. Great welcome from the reception desk when we arrived. Our room was very nice size. Bed was nice and firm. Had a couch and...

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Bowral, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I have started staying in Kempsey thanks to this spotlessly clean comfortable property. This stay I also enjoyed a fabulous dinner of generous size & flavours! The timing was prompt & room service is so handy after a long day on the road. Don't miss out on the accomodation or food when you are in the area.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Have stayed at this motel a few times and must say we have been very pleased with the rooms and service but most of all love the home style food in the restaurant.. My husband had the steak and said it was exactly to his liking and my chicken meal was delicious and the dessert was to die for .....

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on 5 acres of manicured bushland, the Kempsey Powerhouse Motel is a quiet place to unwind after a day on the road. It is suitable to sit amongst the trees up the back and enjoy the wildlife that abounds or watch your children kick a ball around in safety well away from the road. We are no longer pet friendly. The motel is also very conveniently located set back from the highway halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. The motel is 500mts from the southern most exit if heading to the north or 1klm only if heading south. The now completed Slim Dusty centre is only 200 mts down the road. The motel is close to beaches and other interesting icons around town. 21 Very clean and spacious rooms, majority are ground floor and others have a maximum of three steps and handrails. Parking outside the door for most rooms. All rooms have had a modernized makeover with the bathrooms being our main priority at present. Ample truck, trailer and caravan/camper parking available near units. A very affordable a'la carte restaurant and bar is available Mon to Sat from 6.00Pm and can vary depending on the season. Closed on Sundays and Pub Hols. Booking a table is recommended on arrival to ensure you do not miss out on a delicious meal. Room service is also an option. A wide variety of Australian meals is offered. Children, romantics and small groups can be catered for. Your hosts, Tracy and Martin, are welcoming folk who enjoy and take pride in caring for the needs of their guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kempsey Powerhouse Motel

Address: 465 Macleay Valley Way | 1klm Fm the Roundabout Exit Sthn End of New by-Pass, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Kempsey
Price Range: €69 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kempsey Powerhouse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Bathrooms are being renovated so ask for a newly refurbished room”
stephencK3095VQ, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms are best”
Contributor2015, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms towards the back seem very quiet.”
Gutta2Gutta, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was up the back”
petesylz, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Motel is situated off the Pacific Highway in a bushy location.”
Nonie50, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
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