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4.1 / 5Very Good
424 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
    19 min walk
  • Airport
    Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown)
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    University of Newcastle
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Maitland Gaol
    19 min drive

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1800 809 285
  • Standard Queen

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Twin

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Room + Spa

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Family Room

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard 2 Bedroom Family Room

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    • Sleeps 5
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  • Deluxe Family Room

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    • Sleeps 5
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  • Executive Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
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  • Executive 2 Bedroom Family Room

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    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Heatherbrae

Located in Heatherbrae, Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake is in the city centre. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Merewether Beach and Newcastle Beach, while Maitland Gaol and Maitland Regional Art Gallery are cultural highlights. Hunter Region Botanic Gardens and Oakvale Farm and Fauna World are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hunter Region Botanic Gardens - 19 min walk
  • University of Newcastle - 15 min drive
  • Newcastle International Sports Centre - 18 min drive
  • John Hunter Hospital - 19 min drive
  • Maitland Gaol - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Hexham Station - 7 min drive
  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 15 min drive

About this property

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake

4-star hotel with outdoor pool and conference centre
An outdoor pool, a conference centre and a business centre are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, laundry facilities and express check-out. All 40 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus WiFi and TVs. Room service (during limited hours), coffee/tea makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake offers 40 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Heatherbrae hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (AUD 20 per 24-hour period)
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Room service available

Things to do

24-hour pool access
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Microwave
Outdoor pool
Fridge

Conveniences

Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken

Chinese
English

Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre
Conference centre

Outdoors

Garden

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking

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Designated smoking areas
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Heating

Bathroom

Hairdryer
Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

30-inch TV
TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle
Microwave
Fridge

More

Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board
Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reception hours are Monday to Friday 7 AM-10 PM, Saturday 8 AM-8 PM, Sunday and public holidays 8 AM-6 PM Guests arriving after 9 PM Monday to Friday, after 8 PM on Saturday, or after 6 PM on Sunday or public holidays must contact the property in advance to arrange check in and provide a contact number. Please contact the property using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

Renovations and closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
The following facilities are closed until further notice:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.0 per stay.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per stay.

Payment types

Diners Club
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 20 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20.0 per stay

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 are 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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Please note that dinner may not be served on Sunday evenings. Also, breakfast is not served on Monday mornings. For more information, please contact the property using the details on the booking confirmation.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. 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

  • Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake Heatherbrae
  • Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake
  • Airport Sir Francis Drake Heatherbrae
  • Airport Sir Francis Drake
4.1

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4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Really cool gem. Absolutely loved the exposed brick walls, size of the room, pool, and bathroom. The shower was like a spa and had great water pressure. Nice continental breakfast and had laundry. Mattress needed an upgrade, but wonderful value.

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The Mattress was not good in this room. The rest was fine nice breakfast

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

It was a beautiful place to stay the night or longer and would happily do it again i know if im ever in the area this place will be my choice

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service

We didn't even check in as there was apparently a mix up in the date so instead of letting us have a room the next night when we were supposed to arrive they just said we paid for the night before and would have to pay again so we left and had to pay for a room down the road, I asked if they were fully booked the night before and had to turn anyone away and they would not give an answer, so I don't think they would have been out of pocket by giving us a night and earning so goodwill

Stayed 1 night in Dec. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Firstly the location, the ambience and style, most important the cleanliness, of the big room, this was our 2nd visit and probably not the last.

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

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