BEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks

Address: 103 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444, Australia | 4 star motel
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this motel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

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.
Map this motel

Amenities

       

    TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks Port Macquarie

    Reviewed by dougo

    Nice legs, shame about the face

    Reviewed Aug 11, 2014
    by (13 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
     

    Travel Blogs from Port Macquarie

    Day 8 (Ironman day)

    A travel blog entry by sonyaenkelmann on May 03, 2015

    ... pros. We did a back and forth unit to front over the next 4-5 hours catching glimpses of "Daddy" running. We had the prefect spectator position for the run leg of the ironman. Once he had done 3 laps we loaded the car and made our way down closer to the finish line. Was a mission since we still had to walk about 1.5km to the line with the 4 kids and the drizzly rain starting again. The atmosphere down at the finishing shoot was unreal like it always is. We watched Rod finish and ...

    Port Macquarie Area

    A travel blog entry by hyndsite on Dec 22, 2014

    2 comments, 33 photos

    ... and cryptanalyst Alan Turing who broke the German Enigma Code with his machine that was really the start of computers. Very good show and brilliantly acted. Well worth seeing.
    Today we took the same route as we did to visit Laurieton, Camden Heath, Lake Cathie then to Port Macquarie. This time we took it slower and stopped off for more photos. Prior to entering Laurieton townsite we turned right to drive up to the North Brother Lookout in the Dooragan ...

    Sydney - Port Macquarie - Byron Bay

    A travel blog entry by beaky on Oct 02, 2014

    ... got on to the Pacific Highway to travel up the coast. On the map the Pacific Highway appears to hug the coastline as it works it’s way north. However due to the vastness of Australia, what looked to be near the coast on the map was actually several km inland most of the way meaning that we didn't see the Pacific once along the Pacific Highway...a slightly misleading name for a road.
    We did see the sea briefly when we drove off the main ...

    Port Macquarie

    A travel blog entry by simmsie on Apr 30, 2014

    1 comment, 3 photos

    ... have retired near Port and have only been here for just over 2 weeks -small world!!!

    on our last day we played golf at the Emerald Downs golf course, I have seen kangaroos, snakes, and other assorted wildlife when playing golf but have never seen a koala running across the fairway before - he was not too bothered by us at all, jumped up a tree a started eating the gum leaves like we weren't even there.

    ...

    The Saga continues...

    A travel blog entry by luigisadventure on Apr 14, 2014

    ... went to sleep wondering what the week had in store for us.

    The next place we were volunteering was at an English woman called Sadie’s house for 3 days and nights helping her doing some gardening and painting. She lived in a little town called Lennox Head so after saying our farewells to Chloe we caught the public bus from Ballina to find Sadie waiting to pick us up from the stop. She seemed like a lovely woman and we found out that she had two sons who were with ...