The motel complex backs onto a Hotel/Bistro but is far enough away to ensure separation for both sets of patrons. In between is a conference / function building which doubles as the breakfast room in the mornings. The Motel is still relatively new and the furnishings and decor still fresh. Regardless of how old or dowdy I find a Motel I demand cleanliness above all else, I would give a very good, 8/10 for this Motel. I found the reception to be friendly and efficient with a minimum of fuss or delay for both check in and out.
The motel itself is sufficiently off the New England Highway so that traffic noise never became an issue but you should be aware that you will be surrounded by a semi industrial and business district with BP/McDonalds/Oporto/BSW all just across the road from the Motel entrance and the area can become busy almost to the point of congestion of an evening, especially on weekends. I found the normal tarrif to be at the upper end of the range for this type of Motel but still within my affordable limit.
In a nutshell the title says it all, you will not find a better Motel in Maitland, I should know, I looked. There are more up-market digs further into the vineyard zone further west of Maitland towards Branxton, Pokolbin & Cessnock but you will pay tourist prices (read stupid prices) for the conveniance of saving yourself a 20 minute drive.
Hope this helps - Happy Travels
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Hunter Gateway consists of 61 well-appointed rooms; all situated at ground level, with easy access and off street parking. Opened in October 2007 this modern, Motel and Conference Centre complex is situated 5 minutes west of historic Maitland the gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region. The BEST WESTERN Hunter Gateway is ideally located for a break on route, either traveling to northern NSW or southbound to Sydney. Enjoy a short break to go winetasting in the vineyards, play golf or travel to Port Stephens to cruise the bay on a dolphin watch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bradford Hotel Maitland