4.2 out of 5

"Thought it might be a bit tied have been driving passed this motel for years but it was just great a nice big room very clean had a good stop over. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 31 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake puts you in the centre of Heatherbrae, 16.8 km (10.4 mi) from University of Newcastle and 22.8 km (14.2 mi) from Merewether Beach. Highlights at this hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

WiFi, TVs and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 40 rooms. Fridges, microwaves and room service make in-room dining convenient. Hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business centre and a garden. Added amenities include a conference centre and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Heatherbrae hotel, attractions include Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Head Beach.

Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$114 per night

Executive Room + Spa

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Family Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive 2 Bedroom Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake ratings based on 243 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake

Everyone (143) Couples (73) Business (2) Family (28)
5 out of 5
The Motel is lovely and unique, just needs a little maintenance done to give an excellent experience

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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28 May 2019 by Christie

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
It's location & setting is amazing. We saw the sun set over beautiful green pastures where horses grazed & little bunnies hopped. And of course Heatherbrae has the wirld's best pies!

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2019

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16 Apr. 2019 by SFD Team

Hi, thanks for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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2 Apr. 2019 by SFD Team

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Kind regards

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Mar. 2019

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2 Apr. 2019 by SFD Team

Thanks for the review! Kind regards

3 out of 5
We were only staying overnight so we didn’t use any facilities

Posted by on 8 Mar. 2019

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13 Mar. 2019 by Christie

Thank you, we appreciate that you took the time to write a review.

4 out of 5
A neat and tidy property with friendly staff. Rooms were a good size . Restaurant ,bar and breakfast on site so you didn't have to try and find any where else after you had arrived. In close proximity to airport and Newcastle.

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2019

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13 Mar. 2019 by Christie

Thank you, we appreciate that you took the time to write a review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5
Spacious room, everything clean & tidy. Highly recommended

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2019

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18 Feb. 2019 by Sir Francis Drake

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your feedback.

5 out of 5
Great accommodation. Pool fantastic after the long drive spacious rooms and lovely grounds.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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20 Jan. 2019 by SFD Team

Thanks for taking the time to review us and for your kind words. We appreciate it!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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20 Jan. 2019 by SFD Team

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2018

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9 Jan. 2019 by Sir Francis team

Hi, thanks for your review. Hope to see you staying with us again in the near future. Kind regards Sir Francis Drake team

About the Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake

Location 2259 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, NSW 2324

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business centre and a meeting room. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Heatherbrae hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1985
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (15.1 km / 9.4 mi)
  • Train station: Hexham Station (7.5 km / 4.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

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.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

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.

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 available for AUD 20.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per stay.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

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.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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

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

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.