4.0 out of 5

"Friendly staff, room exceptionally clean,fresh and well appointed. Only problem air conditioner (evaporative) not going on our arrival, room hot, ho ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 24 Jan 2017

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Hotel Description

Plainsman Motel places you in the centre of Forbes, steps from Victoria Park and within a short 5-minute stroll of Forbes Historical Society Museum. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy LCD TVs, DVD players and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 41 rooms. Additionally, fridges and irons/ironing boards are available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas and barbecues. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 7 AM and 9 AM and on weekends between 8 AM and 9 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Forbes motel include McFeeters Motor Museum and Forbes Golf Club.

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Budget Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$116 per night

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 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Queen Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking (Large 2 bedroom Family)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Plainsman Motel ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 (26) Couples (8) Family (10)
5 out of 5
Motel is slightly 'tired' looking but location was perfect to my needs and the room was very clean and the staff were very lovely and friendly!

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 25 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great room, friendly staff. Will definitely stay again when in Forbes next

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Dec. 2018 by Steve & Marilyn

Great to have you stay. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best New Year celebrations. Cheers from Steve & Marilyn

5 out of 5
Nice, friendly and close to everything. Services Club just across the road.

Posted by , from Leura NSW on 29 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Dec. 2018 by Steve & Marilyn

Thank you for staying and enjoying the convenient amenities. You have our 'loyalty rates' when you next stay and book direct. Cheers from Steve & Marilyn

2 out of 5

1960 style needs renovation

Friendly staff, good breakfast, but the buildings are in great need of a complete renovation

Posted by , from NSW on 5 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Dec. 2017 by Steve & Marilyn

We are pleased you enjoyed our hospitality and breakfast restaurant. When you next visit Forbes, contact us direct for a complimentary upgrade to our fully refurbished Deluxe Rooms. Cheers, Steve

3 out of 5

Closest to Town

The good - This motel is close to the town centre with the RSL right across the road. . The not so good - Upon arrival I was snapped at for ringing the "ring if unattended " bell, even though the front desk was unattended. The room (family) was clean, if a little old. Our main gripe with the place was the very noisy air conditioning unit. It was -2C the nights we were in Forbes and the a/c unit was like having a refrigerated truck parked in the room. The bathroom needs an exhaust fan fitted as after just one of us had a shower everything was dropping wet with condensation and the floor quite slippery.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 3 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jul. 2017 by Steve & Marilyn

Sorry to scare you when you arrived. I was just a few feet away and walking toward you and called "I'm coming..no need to press that". Not a 'snap' just a welcome to let you know I was there to serve you. The first generation airconditioners are certainly surpassed by the newer, quiet split system machines. We are half way through instaling the new aircons with all our Deluxe rooms completed. Cheers

4 out of 5

Great overnighter

Pros: Close to the town and parks no noise from the traffic of highway
Cons: New air conditioners
Friendly staff, room exceptionally clean,fresh and well appointed. Only problem air conditioner (evaporative) not going on our arrival, room hot, hot! Very hot day in Forbes 40 degrees. Too noisy to keep going overnight, You need to update to reverse cycle inverter perhaps and leave on when expecting guests on a hot day.

Posted by , from NSW on 24 Jan. 2017

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3 out of 5

Plain in name and in hospitality and facitlities

Pros: It was close to town.
Cons: The whole place needs renovating and updating.
Location: The Lake Forbes park is easily accessible from here, as is the shopping centre.
The reception lady was officious and unhelpful. The male staff member, though not on reception, was more helpful. The room was small and cramped and very dated. The air conditioner was very old and noisy and a cockroach fell out of it when we turned it on!

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Comfortable Motel for a weekend stay.

Pros: comfortable room with air con.
Cons: The bathroom could be updated, but still comfortable.
Location: Friends wedding nearby in Forbes.
Hotel staff were excellent! Warm and welcoming. Walking distance to everything Forbes has to offer. Try Esme cafe in Forbes! Fantastic vegetarian breakfast and lunch options. Fresh fruit juices available too.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Nov. 2016

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4 out of 5
Room were very clean and facilities were excellent, friendly staff and cleaners.

Posted by on 21 Aug. 2016

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5 out of 5
Such great hosts which made my trip! Close to everything and homely.

Posted by , from j on 21 May 2016

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Property Features

Plainsman Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a BBQ, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Forbes motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 41 guestrooms or units
  • 100 sq. m of conference space
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

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

Room Amenities

Plainsman Motel offers 41 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and microwaves can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 9 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Pets

  • 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 are 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply

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)
  • 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

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