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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 8 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 7 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 1 July 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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Penguin, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Tracey & Martin lead the way with Customer Service and certainly give a good first impression with everything to do with their motel. Best Steak I've ever had by far. also Chicken was a big thumbs up! Accommodation clean and comfee. Nothing was too much trouble. Very well positioned in line of sight of Slim Dusty Centre . Do yourself...

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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Booked and paid for our overnight rest stop a while back through Wotif.com . I chose Powerhouse for its location , the fact that it was on one level and had its own restaurant . We pulled in and were happy with our decision UNTIL .... I buzzed the intercom ,because front doors were locked, and was "greeted" - not-...

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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Very friendly welcome when checking in - the room was nothing special but was very clean and comfortable. Air conditioning noises from adjoining rooms could be heard as well as muffled conversations from other guests. The only real disappointment was the non-delivery of my breakfast, before I needed to leave for my appointment in Kempsey. Apparently, the 15 minute window...

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Regards your breakfast David, it was delivered at 8.02 and yes a little past your selected time of 7.30 – 7.45. As the order form clearly explains, it is only an approximate time for delivery. If it was that important to get your breakfast at a particular time you only had to mention that when ordering and not left it...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM339 - RM419 (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”
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“Front rooms are best”
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“rooms towards the back seem very quiet.”
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“Our room was up the back”
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“Motel is situated off the Pacific Highway in a bushy location.”
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