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Riverside Motel

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Host was very helpful and made us feel very at home. Room was clean and comfortable and well decorated with spacious bathroom - everything needed for overnight stay at low cost - close to local club etc for dinner

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Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first we were put off by the building works. But this soon went as we were made to feel very welcome by the owners. The rooms have recently been refurbished so were nice and cosy. Not many places to eat nearby so tried out the RSL which does reasonable food. Deffo would visit again if in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at Riverside once or twice a month when returning to Sydney, which is a 450km drive. It is the perfect place to have an overnight break before tackling the expressway! It is friendly, quiet, clean, comfortable, attractive and is close to venues to have an evening meal. In fact, everything I need and it is great value.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful night in Karuah. A quiet location. Rooms are large and clean. Very friendly and helpful hosts. This motel is close to the club for dinner and a only a short walk down to the river..

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Thank KirstMcI
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were made to feel very welcome by Lisa and enjoyed an overnight relaxing break at Karuah. Room was big, facilities were suitable and the room clean. The only drawback was the bed was a bit too firm. We enjoyed a very reasonably priced motel, with great service and good care. We would be very happy to recommend Riverside.

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japan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived little late bit into the hotel, no one at the receptionist so need to call the owner, the owner very friendly and helpful, room were absolutely fantastic,clean, big size, well presented, big bathroom and clean.My husband and I having a great night

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Thank saoriJapan
Weston, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The room was clean and welcoming. The air conditioner works well. The bed was comfortable and the staff were friendly and very helpful. We will certainly be return customers. It was a good location for a quiet getaway.

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Thank Retnarg
Auckland
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Did a one night stay here. Clean and tidy Motel which had a renovation 1-2 years ago by the looks. Generous size rooms with modern tv and fittings. Excellent AC and free wireless. Beds are a little hard and feel a little old? Shower excellent pressure however no curtain means the water goes everywhere

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Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Recently stayed two nights. Lisa is lovely, friendly and very helpful. Rooms are very clean, roomy and comfortable with a homely decorated style. Only downfall was the mattress was a bit uncomfortable for our liking. Has a nice bbq area where we could cook our own meals from meat we won in RSL raffles. The motel is ideally situated opposite...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Lovely room and large shower area very clean and always cleaned very early in the day. Nice staff very friendly. Close to shops, club and the water. Parking for one car. Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern Spacious Roms at Great Rates! In the heart of Karuah and only a short walk to all shops, attractions and eateries, the Riverside Motel is the perfect place to stay. 100% owned and operated by your friendly hosts. Lisa & Damien will ensure your stay is as pleasurable as possible. All rooms are freshly refurbished and reappointed. Including large bathrooms, complimentary tea & coffee, large flatscreen television, free wifi and plenty of comfort. Don't miss this chance to stay in great comfort for an affordable price! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Motel

Address: 428 Tarean Rd, Karuah, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2324, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Karuah
Price Range: ₹ 5,095 - ₹ 6,709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riverside Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Although on the main road - could not hear any traffic noise from our room in no. 5”
 of 5 bubbles knightgem, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are similar, I don't think there would be much difference between them”
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  • Large Shower in Room 4
 of 5 bubbles B4846WUpaulr, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Excellent value”
 of 5 bubbles leannegrant2, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All freshly decorated and handy - we stayed in the middle. I love mauve :).”
 of 5 bubbles FiMcA, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are on ground level”
 of 5 bubbles wendyp983, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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