BEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks
- Swimming pool
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Photos of BEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Macquarie Barracks Port Macquarie
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
Travel Blogs from Port Macquarie
5 - 6 hour drive from the Gold Coast to Port Macquarie? Yeah right ....
Up and about around 8am, showered and dressed and then final preparations and loading up the car. We left Elanora around 9.25am and headed down the Motorway towards our pit stop for the night - Port Macquarie which is around 5 ½- 6 hours drive.
... were making above us at Bimbi park, she said it was the mother koala having a go at a male koala, Ari had recorded it on her phone. We headed back to the hostel then. Was about a half hour walk, stopped at IGA on the way to get some water.
Got back to the hostel and had a rest, sat in the living room for a while and then made tea. Went and had showers then went back to the room. It was full now as more germans had arrived, they weren’t ...
... off the retaining wall and paint it to commemorate special occasions or lost family and pets. Lots of great artwork to be viewed. We then visited the Port Macquarie Museum which is housed in a building dating back to 1835. It contained lots of interesting exhibits about the life of convicts and the early settlers. Some of the items I remember seeing at Grandma's and my Great Grandmother's house. To continue the history theme, we ...
Well today started quite early, in fact VERY early. At 2am, the little old lady across the street obviously woke up and remembered that it was rubbish night so, she proceeded to do a slow drag of her rubbish bins down to the footpath - twice!!! Do you have any idea how noisy those bins are in the quiet of the night?!!! I'm looking at her through my curtains in the van, cursing her under my breath, for walking so slowly. Then my ...
... for us. Yet it allowed us to find this amazing little caravan park with its own private ski lake and school, and very well maintained and clean facilities. There were cabins and sites and lots of land, the sites were huge the grass was beautiful (have come to love grass at all caravan parks when you can get it) and it was reasonably quiet considering you were close to the Highway. The super moon also took ...