Moon River Motor Inn

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Outdoor pool
Standard Suite, Multiple Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment - min. 3 nights) | Terrace/patio

Overview of Moon River Motor Inn

Moon River Motor Inn

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Kempsey with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

325 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
159 Smith Street, Kempsey, NSW, 2440
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

Getting around

  • Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) - 37 min drive
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS) - 72 min drive
  • Kempsey Station - 20 min walk
  • Eungai Station - 26 min drive

About this property

Moon River Motor Inn

3-star motel
A terrace, a garden, and laundry facilities are just a few of the amenities provided at Moon River Motor Inn. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Moon River Restaurant, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi and a bar are available to all guests.
You'll also find perks like:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), RV/bus/truck parking, and express check-out
  • Free newspapers, meeting rooms, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Moon River Motor Inn have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 24-inch LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 3 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Moon River Motor Inn Kempsey
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Frequently asked questions

Does Moon River Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Moon River Motor Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Moon River Motor Inn?
As of 30 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Moon River Motor Inn on 29 Oct 2022 start from AU$135, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Moon River Motor Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Moon River Motor Inn?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Moon River Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Moon River Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Moon River Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Moon River Motor Inn and nearby?
Moon River Motor Inn has a seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Moon River Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Moon River Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include McCafe (7-min walk), KFC (8-min walk), and Subway (9-min walk).

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Clean rooms, beautiful river setting
Antony, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Fantastic relaxing with river side view from the room. Best value for money
Tanveer, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

michelle, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Needs updating
Needs to be updated and a good clean
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great welcoming staff. Brilliant view over the river and clean rooms.
Neil, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

M.C., 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice location, good sized room
Mikaela, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice service very friendly. Lovely room service
Joanne, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location
Beautiful location overlooking the river. It was quiet and comfortable.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quiet location beside the river. Walkable to the town centre. Clean and comfortable family studio. Kids loved the pool and the water dragons near the river. Will definitely return next time in Kempsey.
Damien, 4-night family trip
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