BEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks

103 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444, Australia | 4 star motel
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This 4 star motel, located on 103 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, is near Koala Hospital, Billabong Wildlife Park, Port Macquarie Cruise Adventures, and Port Macquarie Golf Cub.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks Port Macquarie

    Reviewed by dougo

    Nice legs, shame about the face

    Reviewed Aug 11, 2014
    by (3 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Although the hotel was easy to find when coming from the Pacific Highway, it is not close to shops or restaurants so the hotel has a built in customer base for its restaurant.

    I have no idea if the dining experience is 4 stars but the prices on the menu are $$$. Eg, Atlantic Salmon was $27, Eye Fillet Steak was $28. The cheapest main meals were $19 for schnitzel and $9 for dessert.

    Breakfast - $20 for Eggs Benedict compared to a continental breakfast from $12.50 - coffee (latte etc) was $4 - they called it "Barista coffee".

    The room was nice, very clean and the beds comfortable. There was a bar fridge stacked with a mini bar and not a lot of room to put meds. No microwave but a toaster and kettle as well as limited crockery - eg cups and mugs and a couple of side plates. Cutlery was limited to a knife and teaspoon each possibly because in their general information folder, "cooking and food preparation is forbidden" ... all aimed to get you into their restaurant I suppose. So if you do venture out and buy take away, make sure you get cutlery.

    However, my biggest concern was the WiFi. My laptop worked perfectly well during the night when I updated a Word document. However the next morning when I tried to connect to the WiFi for the first time, my Malware program found a malicious threat which made my laptop inoperable - frozen.

    Upon check out I mentioned this to the front desk who immediately said I must have had a virus in the computer before I connected to the laptop ... no I did not. I wanted them to check into their system to prevent this from happening to others - I did not expect or ask for any compensation. I felt that their response showed a distinct lack of customer care and no responsibility at all and for that reason, I would not go back to this hotel.

    When I returned home, I turned on my laptop and it works perfectly - no problem, no virus - the malicious threat happened at that motel ... co-incidentally, the ONLY place world wide where this has happened to me and this laptop.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks Port Macquarie

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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