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4.2 out of 5

"Loved the layout of motel and parking in front of your unit is really handy. Cleanliness could be better. Overall good experience " More

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Hotel Description

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake puts you in the center of Maitland, 19.1 km (11.9 mi) from University of Newcastle and 22.7 km (14.1 mi) from John Hunter Hospital. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

WiFi, TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 40 rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The fine-dining restaurant, Flames and Flavour, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Golden Hind Bar is the hotel's own bar. Business travelers can take advantage of a conference center, a meeting room, and a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and noon. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Heatherbrae hotel include Stockton Sand Dunes and Newcastle Showground.

Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$133* Per night/room 27 Mar. - 28 Mar.

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 282 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 4.5 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 (157) Couples (87) Business (2) Family (41)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2021

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21 Feb. 2021 by Reception

Thanks for choosing Sir Francis Drake and we are really appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to seeing you next stay.

4 out of 5
Loved the layout of motel and parking in front of your unit is really handy. Cleanliness could be better. Overall good experience

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2021

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2 Feb. 2021 by Michael

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4 out of 5
It would have been nice for the air conditioning to be on upon arrival. It was very hot and took a long time for the air conditioning to cool the room down

Posted by , from Sydney on 30 Jan. 2021

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30 Jan. 2021 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us , thank you for leaving your review. Look forward to seeing you next time.

5 out of 5
Great sized rooms with easy parking for two vehicles in the family accommodation.

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2021

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18 Jan. 2021 by Michael

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5 out of 5
The room was huge. Best value for money.. only downside was there seemed to be a bug/insect problem in the room. When we arrived we found a used high performance can of flyspray in the room. Serveral flys in the room and when sleeping quite a few strange looking bugs crawling up my neck and on my arm. I would suggest instead of going to aldi to buy bug spray you should hire a professional

Posted by , from Canberra on 16 Jan. 2021

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16 Jan. 2021 by Michael

Hi Jeremy Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for leaving your review. Sorry about bugs annoying you, we will arrange the pest control again, really appreciate your feedback.

4 out of 5
Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food in the hotel restaurant was very good. The pool was big enough for us. I wish there was a sink or kitchenette in the apartment. At night we were able to hear music from the apartment next to us and some talking.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2021

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11 Jan. 2021 by Michael

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for leaving your review. Please let us know if anyone disturbs you during your stay.

5 out of 5
The staff were excellent - really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble!

Posted by , from Canberra on 10 Jan. 2021

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10 Jan. 2021 by Michael

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2021

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5 Jan. 2021 by Michael

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2021

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5 Jan. 2021 by Michael

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5 out of 5
Nice and spacious for a family of 5. Peaceful and convenient just off the highway as a good rest stop.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 24 Dec. 2020

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26 Dec. 2020 by Michael

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About the Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake

Location 2259 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, NSW 2324

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business center and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake also features an outdoor pool, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Maitland hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1985
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • 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 (9.4 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Maitland hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to noon.

Flames and Flavour - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Golden Hind Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property 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.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact 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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Please note that dinner may not be served on Sunday evenings. Also, breakfast is not served on Monday mornings.

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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • 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
  • Staff 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 not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 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 not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

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 8 and AUD 25 for adults, AUD 8 and AUD 25 for children (approximately)
  • 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

  • Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake
  • Comfort Inn Sir Francis Drake Heatherbrae
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  • Sir Francis Drake Comfort Inn
  • Airport Motel Sir Francis Drake Heatherbrae
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You should know

  • Pool access is available 24-hours a day.
  • 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.
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