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Waterview Motel

121 River St, Maclean, NSW, 2463

The Waterview Motel has 14 rooms with Standard, Twin & Family accommodation available.

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Country Home Motor Inn

11 Wyndham St, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton, VIC, 3630

The Country Home Motor Inn is designed to captivate your senses. Large, comfortable and well-lit rooms are not the only thing we got!

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Emerald Motor Inn

77B Hospital Access Rd, Emerald, QLD, 4720

Motels accommodation emerald Qld, we provide Group & Family Accommodation.

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Lamington Hotel Motel

By Appointment, Maryborough, QLD, 4650

Delivers to or Services Australia-Wide (Online only)

Maryborough is a country town located alongside the Mary River about 255 kilometres north of Brisbane, Queensland. This lovely town is steeped in history with many of the buildings in the main street being heritage listed. The beautifully preserved colonial streets give visitors the chance to soak up some of Queensland's richest history and heritage architecture. You can't go past the very popular Cocky's Grill, competitive bottle shop specials & welcoming service with a smile. If you feel like having a drink at the bar with the locals, or a win on the pokies or keno you don't need to go anywhere else!

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Balranald Club Motel

112 Market Street , Balranald, NSW, 2715

Balranald Club Motel is a four star motel which is owned by The Balranald District Ex-Serviceman's Club.

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Jacaranda Motor Lodge & Moos Restaurant

By Appointment, Grafton, NSW, 2460

The Jacaranda Motor Lodge sits on nine acres of parkland setting with a loop road, plenty of parking for trucks, trailer.

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The Horatio

15 Horatio St, Mudgee, NSW, 2850

Mudgee's finest hotel suites & motel accommodation.

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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Ben

17 Oct 2016

Affordable & Luxurious hotel facilities in south Grafton, Australia . They offer in-house dining fac...
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Bent Street Motor Inn

62 Bent St, South Grafton, NSW
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molly

08 May 2016

Used Casa Nostra Motel for our wedding group, the manager was excellent and could not do enough for ...
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Casa Nostra Motel

1016 Yaamba Rd, Rockhampton, QLD
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Jimmy

27 Apr 2016

It's very near to the beach and also there are some other attractive places in Toowoomba. We had rea...
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Citigate Motel

418-422 Maitland Rd, Mayfield West, NSW
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Russell

22 Apr 2016

What's not to love? Great ocean view, unspoiled by the usual seafront trappings from an original her...
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Largs Pier Hotel

198 Esplanade, Largs Bay, SA
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