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The Entrance, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight on a Saturday. The greeting was friendly and quick. The room, on the first floor, was clean and spacious. The fitting are adequate and a separate single bed was in the room incase of a third person or child staying. This location is handy to Cardiff clubs and is in a quiet location.

Thank Steven R
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very lovely stay at the Cardiff Motor Inn. Very Clean and comfortable and a real bonus was the very friendly welcome we received it's a great place to break our long journey South. Thanks to Kate and Michael the managers for the knowledge they have of the local area and beyond. They directed us to swimming pool... More 

Thank Kathryn L
Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We booked for one night and got charged for two nights: the reason given its a long weekend, big deal! I was most annoyed and expressed my opinion, but never got an answer. Which annoys me even more. The room was OK if somewhat dated but the soundproofing was very poor. Nope I will not stay here again!

Thank Peter R
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay. Handy to everything. Clean room, comfy warm beds and oh so very helpful. Nothing's a problem. Would highly recommend. Will stay again next time I'm in the area. Great price also. Thanks for everything!!

Thank Margaret S
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Very good and clean, beds comfortable good for over night stay bathroom big and clean on good location koi carp bond outside, my daughter loved it, reception lady was nice good services, recommended to anyone and will stay here next time

Thank magne22
Dubbo, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2016

It is a clean bed but other then that,nothing special. On web stated spa in every room NOT true.Had problems with T.V and lights really strange switches. Booked for 3 people and PAID for 3 on arrival,room only set up for 2. No toaster but had Microwave?

Thank Karen C
Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was lovely and spacious (and very clean). The mini bar was great and very reasonably priced as I didn't want to go out and felt like a glass of wine. I have booked in again to stay on my next trip down. Thank you!

Thank Familyof5PMQ
Port Stephens
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121 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

we stayed here after attending a late night event. We had paid for the room over the phone, so check in was easy. we had room 17 which was a queen room with a spa bath. Our room was quite large, spotlessly clean and had a 2 seater lounge and a fully stocked mini bar,( which you don't often find... More 

Thank Australianjen
Jimboomba, Australia
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39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

after driving all day this motor inn was a quiet haven walking distance from rsl where we dined before heading back for a quiet peaceful sleep. the motor inn was clean and well apointed before hitting the road again

Thank Michelle K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We were delighted by the genuine hospitality of the hosts / owners. If felt like we were members of their family. We received a very warm welcoming. The room was very comfortable and cosy. My wife was amazed by the freshness of the bedlinen. She is always concerned about them when staying in the hotels :))))))

Thank Basheer K

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Cardiff Motor Inn

Address: 15 Munibung Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Cardiff
Price Range: $127 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cardiff Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Top floor so you don't have other people moving around at night over your head”
 of 5 bubbles T5313NBkarenc, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“one with a spa bath”
 of 5 bubbles Australianjen, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Check you breakfast milk expiry date ! ☻”
 of 5 bubbles 702basheerk, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are great. Easy accessibility.”
 of 5 bubbles 2481jen, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Pick towards the rear of the complex”
 of 5 bubbles chrisaE7573JQ, 28 May 2015 | Read review
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