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The Horatio

15 Horatio St, Mudgee, NSW, 2850

The Horatio facilities include a licensed guest lounge and wine terrace, open fire, and swimming pool with BBQ terrace.

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Econo Lodge Ben Hall Motor Inn

5-7 Cross St, Forbes, NSW, 2871

Econo Lodge Ben Hall Motor Inn offers Forbes accommodation ideally located off the highway within easy proximity to the town centre with a choice of standard queen or twin room and family rooms. After a long day's sightseeing, enjoy a refreshing dip in our sparkling outdoor pool. Full room service options are available with either breakfast or dinner seven days a week.

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Quality Inn: Grafton

51 Fitzroy St, Grafton, NSW, 2460

The Quality Inn Grafton offers a range of standard, queen spa, executive, family rooms and family apartments catering for corporate travellers, families and honeymoon couples. To help you relax at the end of a busy day, this comfortable Grafton accommodation offers an inviting pool and heated spa. Indulge yourself at Victoria’s restaurant in elegant surrounds.

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Tocumwal All Seasons

17 Calaway St, Tocumwal, NSW, 2714

Tocumwal All Seasons is a cheap and cozy accommodation option in Tocumwal.

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Comfort Inn Blue Lagoon

79-85 Cobra St, Dubbo, NSW, 2830

The Comfort Inn Blue Lagoon Motor Inn conveniently located in the heart of the city offers accommodation in Dubbo with a choice of deluxe or standard rooms, all with queen beds. On-site Sails Restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors, offering a comprehensive menu and wine list. After a hard day's sightseeing, enjoy a refreshing dip in our large saltwater pool.

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Ballina Heritage Inn

229 River St, Ballina, NSW, 2478

We offer high quality four star accommodation in Ballina.

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Birdwood Motel

17 Shannon St, Birdwood, SA, 5234

The rooms have been designed with quality and captures local inspiration.

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User Guide To Motels

Motels

Motels are a great accommodation option when you're on a road trip! Motels are easily accessible from highways, motorways and areas *on* the beaten path. Finding a cheap, yet clean and amenable motel requires some planning in advance though.

How to Choose a Motel

Here are some features to look for in finding a good motel:

Chain Motel vs. Stand-alone: If you've had a previous pleasant stay in a motel, you might want to look for that same motel chain in a new destination too. The advantage of this is you are assured of a standard of quality with generally no (nasty) surprises. Stand alone motels are riskier because quality standards may fluctuate wildly and you spend more time in the research and planning phase of choosing a motel.

Price: Travel guides are great for researching motels by price since they often contain a directory listing according to cost. Motels typically offer seasonal discounts and other holiday themed pricing options, so consider asking about them.

Distance to Attractions: Most business directories, like Start Local, will offer a map of the motel location and business address. You may use this information to chart the distances between the places you'd like to visit and their distance from a motel you're considering.

Amenities: Make a list with two columns of must-have features versus desirable features. In your must-have features list, write down all the amenities you can't do without in your motel. Examples may include wheelchair-accessible rooms, non-smoking rooms and wireless internet. In the second column of desirable features, list down features you'd like and enjoy but are not absolute musts for a decent trip. Examples may include swimming pool for the kids, free parking and fitness room. The first list is your make or break list: if a motel doesn't offer your must-have features you can immediately cross it off your list and thereby make the selection process easier.

Pet-friendly: Motels can have surprisingly stringent policies on admission of pets. Motel pet policies can range from weight and shedding restrictions to pet staying and cleaning fees. Some motels may offer extra facilities such as pet grooming and walking services as well as pet treats.

Family-friendly: Family-friendliness is a key consideration if you're travelling with kids. High on your list of must-haves or desirables might be items like in-room kitchenette for quick meal preparation, hotel-planned activities and a kiddie pool.

Tips on Finding Cheap yet Comfortable Motels
  • Try going to review sites and motel websites to find cheap deals and seasonal discounts.
  • Research across motels and make a cross-comparison table of short-listed motels and their services
  • Negotiate directly with the motel establishment to know of last-minute special deals or discounts which may not be advertised anywhere
  • Read referrals and recommendations from other travelers via forums, blogs, and through personal recommendations of family and friends.

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