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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Came to Warners Bay, Newcastle, not expecting much, and was totally blown away by the family environment, and the warmth and friendliness of hosts, Dawn and John. Two nicer people, you'd struggle to meet. Made me feel like The Esplanade Motel was a home away from home. Highly recommended, and would come back any time.

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

Thank you for your kind words. If we can make our motel feel like a home away from home we must be doing something right. We are blessed to be in a great spot. Right on the lake, a short walk to cafes, restaurants, and shops as well as a brilliant Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant on site. Or you can sit...

Ophir, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The bed was the highlight of the stay as really comfortable. Lovely to have nice white sheets and quilt. I think in all honestly we picked the wrong night to stay Saturday .We arrived at 2pm, room not ready. Pity made us late for grandsons party as had to wait to book in. Was told by Manager "Somebody has to...

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

Thank you for your review. We apologise for your later check in. Usually all our rooms are ready by 1pm but that day we had a number of late check outs and dirty rooms. I believe we had you in the room by 2.15pm. Upon arrival you did not seem perturbed by the short wait. I also believe my wording...

Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Pulled up met the owners nice people. Rooms were excellent. Had an issue with the air con first night. Approached the owners the next day and all I can say is that the issue was dealt with in a more than satisfactory manner. This place is run by too good down to earth people who can't do enough for their...

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JaneneLowe, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your incredibley positive review. I reckon people who spend time in the central west end up with a bit of down to earthness. Farmers such as yourself (who allow us to live on the coast by growing our food under tough conditions) literally and the rest of us by associating with real people who feed this country....

Orange, NSW
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We stayed 7 nights here last week and found it very comfortable. Staff were always pleasant and helpful. We had a lake view room and it was relaxing to sit on the balcony and look out over the water. The room was spacious with full daily housekeeping if you wanted. We sampled the Japanese restaurant and found it quite good...

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JaneneLowe, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Hello from The Eco Inn at Warners Bay. Thank you for your very positive review. I really like those lakeview rooms. They have a lovely feeling about them and not a bad view. I apologise about the noise. I think it must have been repairs to the roof and guttering. The owners have spent a lot of time and money...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Reception staff were a pleasure to deal with. Stayed in room 21 and the room was close to the main road but you could not hear the traffic. It was a spacious room with a table and chairs, lounge and an extremely comfortable bed. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to dine at the restaurant upstairs, the menu looked...

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JaneneLowe, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your extremely positive review. We have just taken over as managers are are lucky to be in a great location with a top quality motel. The owners have spent a lot of time and money refurbishing the place and it shows. We do try to exceed our guests expectations.Next time you will have to try the on...

Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Eco inn Warners Bay only for 1 night and wished it was longer. We were greeted with a warm welcome by the owner who I think his name was Wayne. This motel is has been newly renovated. The hard works and efforts put to it are well appreciated. Room was beyond expection for the price. We stayed...

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JaneneLowe, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Hello from The Eco Inn. Thank you for your kind words. We do think we live in a little slice of paradise a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle.The owners have spent a lot of money on the place lately and it is starting to show. They and we as managers are constantly working on the old...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This place has been recently renovated a bit - it's a motor inn opposite the lake - easy access under the main road to a lovely walking opportunity and shops are just down the road. It's a great price - rooms are a good size - friendly staff. For the money, it really can't be faulted.

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JaneneLowe, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Hello from The Eco Inn at Warners Bay. Thank you for your very positive response. The owners took on an older style motel and are dragging it into the 21st century. It is starting to look modern and fresh. The owners and ourselves as managers are constantly working on the old girl. We are in a perfect location in terms...

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stayed for three nights while visiting family in the region, and will certainly do so again. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We slept better here than we do at home! Our room at the rear of the complex was lovely and quiet, and the simple kitchen amenities suited us very well. On our next visit we will try...

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JaneneLowe, Manager at The Esplanade Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Eco Inn, in the future, Regards Shannon Perry, Manager

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The rooms are tidy, clean and well laid out, and the beds are just wonderful for a good night sleep. The only downside is the insufficient parking for the number of rooms. However it is in a cul-de-sac with nature reserve on 2 of the 3 sides so street parking is not a problem, except if it is raining.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed 2 nights in a Queen Lakeview room, two adults and 1 child the room was very clean and with the added microwave and basic kitchen items made it a very convenient stay. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. We did not use the pool as it was too cold or use the dining options but...

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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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  • 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
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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: $119 - $162 (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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“Room 42 has view to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 922judithh, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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