Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

16-18 Gowrie Avenue, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, Australia, 2315 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
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Housekeeping17
Car Park2
Beach2
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Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

"I would stay there again if i come back to Nelson Bay again in the future."

Angela - October 15, 2019

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8.5

Excellent

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Excellent location
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 97% of guests
Exceptional cleanliness
9.1 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.5 room quality and comfort

In a quiet area between the town and the beach this Motel is well appointed and I would be happy to stay there again.

Rodney | September 30, 2019

Great location, easy short walk to RSL, courtesy buses and taxis to other clubs and restaurants.

Allison | February 1, 2020

The staff was nice and friendly, the room was nice, clean the lounge and bed were both cosy.

Angela | October 15, 2019

We had a wonderful time, I would like to say thanks and will definitely coming back again.

Kavon | August 20, 2018

Very nice proprietors, convenient location, good sized room and pleasant balcony.

P | January 11, 2018

The rooms were clean and tidy, within walking distance to a meal and supermarket.

Kyra | August 16, 2018

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Port Stephens in the last 24 hoursCompared to 734 Port Stephens properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0.02 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportNewcastle Airport (NTL)
Distance to airport31.4 km

Rooms available at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

8.5
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe Family Suite
Deluxe Family Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 3 single beds
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Deluxe Queen Suite
Deluxe Queen Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Suite
Family Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Suite
Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Double Suite
Double Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Admiral Suite
Admiral Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Suite
Twin Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

      How do I get to Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Admiral Nelson Motor Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Port Stephens with private transportation, the motel can arrange taxi service.

      What is the smoking policy at Admiral Nelson Motor Inn?

      Admiral Nelson Motor Inn does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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      What people love about Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "This property is wonderful for the price"

        Kyra

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        August 16, 2018

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Staff extremely helpful and welcoming."

        Allison

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        February 1, 2020

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Beds comfy, and the balcony a bonus."

        Allison

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        February 1, 2020

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      9.0/10
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      8.5/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.8
      Excellent
      657 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.1
      Facilities
      7.9
      Location
      8.5
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      What travelers say they love:
      Big smart tv, all the extras expected with a motel stay.
      Allison from Australia
      Couple
      More about Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

      More about Admiral Nelson Motor Inn

      Situated in Nelson Bay, Admiral Nelson Motor Inn is the perfect place to experience Port Stephens and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Admiral Nelson Motor Inn also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Port Stephens. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, taxi service, wheelchair accessible.

      The ambiance of Admiral Nelson Motor Inn is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, balcony/terrace are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including outdoor pool, pool (kids), garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Admiral Nelson Motor Inn.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      11 mentions
      Internet
      8 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      4 mentions
      Beach
      4 mentions

      What they offer

      9.6
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "Big sized rooms and bathroom, very very clean."

      Allison

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      February 1, 2020

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      Reviews of Admiral Nelson Motor Inn from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.8
      Excellent
      From 657 reviews
      9.0Cleanliness
      8.9Service
      8.8Room comfort and quality
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      Cleanliness9.1
      Facilities7.9
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality8.5
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.6
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      <6 Below Expectation (7)
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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Mary-Louise from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Double Suite
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      A place of true comfort and the softest of pillows”

      Quiet, restful, elegant, friendly

      I found ease of location, just a good distance from the town centre, the area was quiet within a suburban street. On arrival the receptionist looked somewhat anxious as he had been trying to contact me regarding my booking. The good news was that i had been ujp-graded but he still looked tentative even after I expressed my pleasure at this surprise. Then he said but it is upstairs. This was no problem to me and it was great to see his relief. I felt that this place genuinely wanted to meet my needs and please me. Everything was well explained to me and the young man even offered to take my bag upstairs - I did not need this but the offer was gratefully received. I found the room elegant and met all my needs. It was clean and had all the detail attended to in a professional manner. I loved the simplicity of the table runner placed at an angle across the bed with matching cushions and tissue box cover. the art work had been carefully chosen to complement the colour scheme of the above, and truly the pillows were the softest I have ever slept on. I came in last at night and the normal parking spots were taken. Immediately a window opened on the second floor with someone to let me know where I could park. My reason for being in Nelson Bay was to attend a funeral on the following afternoon. I did't want to dress for it in the morning and asked if I could return at lunch time to change. They were only too happy to give me the use of a room for the few minutes I needed and I was very appreciative of this extra service to me. All in all and very good experience.

      Reviewed January 26, 2013
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Kyra from Australia
      Couple
      Admiral Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2018

      Grandy”

      Driving through this area on the lookout for a nice property to stay, whilst checking the IPad. I found Admiral Nelson online and the reviews were good. The rooms were clean and tidy, within walking distance to a meal and supermarket. This property is wonderful for the price

      Reviewed August 16, 2018
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Michael from Australia
      Business traveler
      Double Suite
      Stayed 1 night in September 2012

      Quiet, handy location”

      Handy location, quiet away (but not too) far from all atractions.

      Walking distance to some restaurants, but quite a way to Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay shops. Very tidy and very quiet which was one of our major considerations. Check-in that was efficient and quick. The room itself was spacious with plenty of light. The beds are comfortable and all other amenities you would expect at this level. Huge TV screen which was somewhat of a bonus.

      Reviewed September 28, 2012
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Anthony from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

      Well located, comfortable and extremely friendly.”

      Comfort , inexpensive and friendly.

      Very enjoyable and friendly motor inn. The staff could not do enough to make our stay Memorable. All of the bays in the area offered safe swimming and useful amenities with a good number of restaurants which offered a variety of dining experiences. Would not hesitate to stay again.

      Reviewed February 08, 2014
      7.0
      Very good
      KOK from Malaysia
      Family with teens
      Family Suite
      Stayed 1 night in November 2012

      Great motor inn, fusion of east and west”

      Free wifi, fantastic family room

      nestled in a residential part of port stephens, it's convenient if you have a car. no complaints but compliments of the service. accomodating to our needs of laundry service and free wifi. walking distance to the west diggers club for meals and entertainment. nice cool walk in the evenings within vicinity of the inn. close by to nelson bay by car for cruise to watch dolphin.

      Reviewed November 26, 2012
      8.4
      Excellent
      Angela from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Admiral Suite
      Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

      It was amazing holiday experience I've been to of my own”

      The staff was nice and friendly, the room was nice, clean the lounge and bed were both cosy. I would stay there again if i come back to Nelson Bay again in the future.

      Reviewed October 15, 2019
      9.0
      Exceptional
      narelle from Australia
      Couple
      Twin Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

      Had a great time even if it rained all weekend. ”

      Location , clean and easy to get to

      Great great great . We had a lot of fun and love nelsons bay great beach just love it

      Reviewed February 20, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Rionaldo from Indonesia
      Family with teens
      Family Suite
      Stayed 1 night in October 2014

      Great Hotel”

      Clean, Big Room, Nice Place

      It was a very big room for family trip, and also clean. The location is very close to the Nelson Bay market and beach.

      Reviewed October 08, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      marcel from Australia
      Couple
      Double Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

      Good place to stay”

      the staff were friendly and helpful.

      my girlfriend and i stayed at the admiral for 3 nights and were very happy with our experience. the hotel is most definately at the upper end of the 3 stars rating. the rooms were very nicely appointed with the decor. free coffee and tea with biscuits is provided, the rooms also had a microwave and toaster.

      Reviewed January 01, 2013
      7.7
      Very good
      Yen from Singapore
      Group
      Deluxe Family Suite
      Stayed 1 night in May 2015

      Admiral Nelson Motor Inn”

      Cleanliness, Location, Room Size

      The room is rather big and clean and the beds are comfortable. It is near the Nelson Marina area (short drive away) if you plan to go there for activities such as whale watching etc. The location is rather good with nice cafes a short drive away.

      Reviewed August 08, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Seng from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Family Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

      Very comfortable, nice location”

      close to beach , close to town and very nice room

      I didn't expect too much on a Motor Inn but it really a good stay here. Location is nice and room is big enough. The only thing is the parking lot is too small , I need to park my big Van on roadside. Wifi access is also very poor.

      Reviewed June 15, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      HU from China
      Couple
      Admiral Suite
      Stayed 1 night in June 2013

      Large and comfortable Room”

      Cleaning, Room display and good location

      After saw all those positive reviews, I have built enough confidence to enjoy the stay thee and the Inn didn't let me down! Except the sound isolation need to be improved...as my neighbours were quite exciting all the night =,=

      Reviewed June 16, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      clark from Australia
      Couple
      Double Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

      great relaxed couple of nights”

      good value, clean & comfortable rooms, good location

      we (travelling as a couple)were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the hotel & service for the price. good location, attentive staff, good size clean comfortable rooms & nice spacious grounds with a large carpark. would reccommend & stay again.

      Reviewed September 15, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sonia from Australia
      Couple
      Twin Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

      Comfortable & close to town”

      Comfortable bed; Good breakfast; Nice pool

      We really only used the hotel as a base because we were visiting my daughter who lives nearby. The room was clean and comfortable. We had one breakfast which was excellent although a little expensive to have every day (we are pensioners). It would be a good base to explore the area, as it is close to the town centre & harbour front. I would recommend this hotel for families. Some beautiful artworks & decorations around the walls & corridors.

      Reviewed February 24, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Darryl from Australia
      Couple
      Double Suite
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Exceptional”

      Immaculately presented. Quiet location. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely reccomend it and will definitely stay there again.

      Reviewed April 03, 2017
      8.3
      Excellent
      Marie from Australia
      Couple
      Admiral Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

      Very comfortable and extremely relaxing. ”

      Quiet position. Close to club with reasonably priced meals. Short driving distance to CBD and waterfront. Friendly staff.

      Relaxing, Comfortable, Quiet. We just wanted a rest for a few days and this proved to be a great place for us. Close to the Diggers Club where they served meals and very reasonable prices. Close to the CBD for coffee shops and shopping and close to the Mariner for whale and dolphin watching.

      Reviewed November 23, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      slawomir from Australia
      Family with young children
      Twin Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2012

      Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

      free bbq

      it`s a nice small motel we were very happy and we`d come back next time , the staff is very friendly and helpful , clean large rooms with foxtel tv , small pool and free bbq facility outside , few mionutes walk to the beach and west diggers , not far away from the shops

      Reviewed December 28, 2012
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Judith from Australia
      Couple
      Admiral Suite
      Stayed 1 night in June 2013

      A quietl location with friendly hotel staff”

      Good size room, clean and fresh-smelling

      Very enjoyable stay in a very clean and well-equipped hotel room. The bottled water provided was a nice touch.

      Reviewed June 26, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kate from Poland
      Couple
      Double Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

      Great hotel in great spot.”

      Good place, near to cbd, great location

      Great place to stay for holiday as a couple or with the children. Big rooms with lots of facilities, not expensive and close to city. The staff very friendly and helpful, no problem with the booking.

      Reviewed January 16, 2013
      8.8
      Excellent
      Warren from Australia
      Couple
      Admiral Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

      All Good”

      Everything was excellent. Really close to our friends staying in Halifax Caravan Park and one block from the Diggers Club which is very popular. Only suggestion would be to have the carpet steam cleaned in Room 15 as it felt greasy to walk on.

      Reviewed July 11, 2016
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