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Moon River Motor Inn

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of Moon River Motor Inn

Moon River Motor Inn

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
159 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW, 2440

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKempsey Museum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationWigay Aboriginal Culture Park5 min drive
  • Popular LocationKempsey Golf Club6 min drive
  • AirportPort Macquarie, NSW (PQQ)37 min drive

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About this area


Moon River Motor Inn is located in Kempsey. Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park and Kempsey Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Kempsey Golf Club and Crescent Head Country Club.

What's nearby

  • Kempsey Museum - 5 min drive
  • Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park - 5 min drive
  • Kempsey Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Slim Dusty Heritage Centre - 8 min drive
  • Brighton Park - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Kempsey Station - 2 min drive
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS) - 72 min drive


  • Moon River Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • McCafe - 7 min walk
  • KFC - 8 min walk
  • McDonald's - 8 min walk
  • Favourite Noodle Box - 10 min walk

About this property

Moon River Motor Inn

3-star motel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this motel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities and express check-out. All 31 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hairdryers and showers.
Moon River Motor Inn offers 31 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. 24-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Kempsey motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily: AUD 3-25 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available

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Check-in from 2 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 3 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB International; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Moon River Motor Inn Kempsey
Moon River Motor Inn
Moon River Motor Kempsey
Moon River Motor
Moon River Motor Inn Motel
Moon River Motor Inn Kempsey
Moon River Motor Inn Motel Kempsey

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 102 out of 310 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 128 out of 310 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 60 out of 310 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 310 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 310 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I feel sorry for the place. Great location but run down, musty and the bed was a horror. Clean but uncomfortable.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Kempsey Accommodation
Clean but outdated. Mosquitoes in room created some discomfort. Bed was comfy.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location great, Handy walk to town. Beds firm and clean. Beautiful rain shower head which i could've stayed under all night
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful water views, lovely gardens. Staff are very friendly and the motel room was very clean and comfortable
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Our room was ok - owners probably need to pay more attention to cleaning and perhaps fix those little things that were broken. Sheets and towels were clean beds were fairly comfortable - room smelt very musty from being closed up - i think if those few issues were addressed this would be a nice play to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021