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4.1 out of 5

"Location great, Handy walk to town. Beds firm and clean. Beautiful rain shower head which i could've stayed under all night " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 16 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

At Moon River Motor Inn you'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Wigay Aboriginal Culture Park and 3.5 km (2.1 mi) from Kempsey Museum. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 31 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Kempsey motel include Kempsey Golf Club and Slim Dusty Heritage Centre.

Standard Room, Balcony (River View Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100* Per night/room 4 Aug. - 5 Aug.

Executive Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Riverview Exec Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Studio Apartment 3 nights)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Studio Apartment)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (FS - Family Suite)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Suite, Multiple Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment - min. 3 nights)

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Moon River Motor Inn ratings based on 207 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 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 Moon River Motor Inn

Everyone (114) Couples (63) Business (1) Family (35)
5 out of 5
Location great, Handy walk to town. Beds firm and clean. Beautiful rain shower head which i could've stayed under all night

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2021

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3 out of 5
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.

Posted by , from Newcastle NSW on 30 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Quiet and comfortable over night accommodation for a family of 4. Friendly, helpful reception. Good value for money.

Posted by , from Northern Rivers on 16 Dec. 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5
The property is clean comfortable bed bathroom needs maintenance noisy fan washers need replacing on taps.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 3 Oct. 2020

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4 out of 5
Lovely site for a motel. The view of the river from the door of the unit is a bonus. I left my e reader in the room and when I told them about it they quickly mailed it back to me and made my day. Quite a nice place.

Posted by , from Sydney on 22 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. We are a family of 5 and they ensured everything was organised so that our stay was as comfortable as possible. The beds were also super comfy!

Posted by , from Sydney on 6 Jul. 2020

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4 out of 5
It is an older property but the location is beautiful right on the Macleay River. Only in room dining available.

Posted by , from Sydney, NSW on 22 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
Late check in was no hassle - in fact they met us as we drove in which was great, the room was clean and comfortable. Only negatives: room service breakfast order form in the room which we arrived too late at night to use, which was fine, but it would have been handy to know that the onsite restaurant wasn’t actually open for sit down breakfast. We just assumed it was which was silly, but a note in the room compendium would help dummies like us. Also, the vertical blind over the sliding door didn’t run properly and had a couple of missing slats which impacted privacy.

Posted by , from Hobart on 14 Mar. 2020

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About the Moon River Motor Inn

Location 159 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW 2440

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Moon River Motor Inn. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Kempsey motel.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS) (104.8 km / 65.1 mi)
  • Train station: Kempsey Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Moon River Motor Inn offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 24-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Kempsey motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Moon River Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. 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 not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 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 not available

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 3 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • 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.