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4.0 out of 5

"The staff at the motel were very accommodating to our needs and super friendly and helpful during our stay. This was our second time staying there and ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 May 2022

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Hotel Description

Plainsman Motel puts you in the center of Forbes, 0.2 km (0.1 mi) from Victoria Park and 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from Forbes Goanna Sculpture. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and irons/ironing boards are featured in all 41 rooms.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a garden. Added amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities. On weekday mornings continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Forbes motel include Parkes Showgrounds and Henry Parkes Centre.

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Budget Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$110* Per night/room 6 Jul. - 7 Jul.

Deluxe Room, Non Smoking (Deluxe Motel Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Twin Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Queen Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking (Large 2 bedroom Family)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Plainsman Motel ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Plainsman Motel

Everyone (37) Couples (12) Family (22)
5 out of 5
The staff at the motel were very accommodating to our needs and super friendly and helpful during our stay. This was our second time staying there and we would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on 30 May 2022

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2 out of 5
Very old, outdated, smelt old, bathroom definitely requires a revamp, pool was green. Beds were clean. All rooms could with a revamp & hopefully old smell would go. Very basic considering what I paid for the night.

Posted by on 15 May 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 May 2022 by Steve

Hi Kylie, the weekend you stayed was an Event Weekend with premium rates and unfortunately you could not receive our Loyalty Rates. We consistently adjust tariffs to ensure we are middle of the range with our near competitors. Your selected room was a Standard Family room with unrenovated bathroom. We suggest our Deluxe renovated rooms for guests requiring more modern facilities. Our pool (closed at this season) has light green tiles but the water quality is tested regularly by the Council accredited firm. Cheers, Steve

4 out of 5
Staff were absolutely fantastic and so accommodating after a day of 10hrs on the road.

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Apr. 2022 by Steve

We are pleased you felt welcomed and had a comfortable stay and we look forward to greeting you on your next visit.

4 out of 5
Clean and comfortable

Posted by on 13 Apr. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Apr. 2022 by Steve

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you had a comfortable stay.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2022

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3 out of 5
Bed was clean and tidy Lots of bugs and spider webs Window not secred

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar. 2022 by Steve

We are glad you you enjoyed the clean room. Unfortunately in the country areas we do have bugs flying at night but the window screens filter them. I will try to figure out which room you were in as it looks as though a lock needs replacing. Cheers, Steve at Reception

5 out of 5
Just a great motel

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb. 2022 by Steve

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to greeting you again on your next visit to Forbes.

4 out of 5
Clean & friendly staff

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jan. 2022 by Steve

Thanks for staying. We are pleased you were comfortable. Cheers, our Friendly Staff.

4 out of 5
It‘s a nice place to stay overnight. Thank you!

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Dec. 2021 by Steve

Thank you for your review. The motel is conveniently located and is a relaxing stop for guests travelling the long distances on the Newell Hwy.

4 out of 5
Good, close to the food shop and town

Posted by on 23 Dec. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Dec. 2021 by Steve

Thank you for your review and we hope to greet you again on your next visit to Forbes.

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Plainsman Motel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Forbes motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • 100 sq m of conference space
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Forbes Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Plainsman Motel offers 41 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM and 9 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 14 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Comfort Inn Forbes
  • Plainsman Motel Forbes
  • Plainsman Motel
  • Plainsman Forbes
  • Forbes Comfort Inn
  • Plainsman Motel Motel
  • Plainsman Motel Forbes
  • Plainsman Motel Motel Forbes

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in October and close in May.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.