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Fern Bay Motel

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Front of property
Pillow-top beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Pillow-top beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Pillow-top beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Fern Bay Motel

Fern Bay Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Fern Bay with bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

283 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
1024 Nelson Bay Road, Fern Bay, NSW, 2295

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fern Bay
  • Lake Macquarie - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 9 min drive
  • Waratah Station - 11 min drive
  • Warabrook Station - 12 min drive
  • Sandgate Station - 12 min drive


  • Lexie's on the beach - 6 min drive
  • The Bhakti Tree - 9 min drive
  • Mayfield West Kebabs and Charcoal Chicken - 9 min drive
  • Zaaki Espresso - 9 min drive
  • Ruan Kao Thai - 10 min drive

About this property

Fern Bay Motel

Adjacent to a golf course, Fern Bay Motel is a great choice for a stay in Newcastle. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and to-go breakfast is available daily. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travelers.



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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • 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 - 7:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests planning to arrive after 9 PM must contact this property 24 hours in advance for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 12 and AUD 15.00 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Newcastle Links Motel Fern Bay
Newcastle Links Motel
Newcastle Links Fern Bay
Newcastle Links
Newcastle Links Hotel
Fern Bay Motel Motel
Newcastle Links Motel
Fern Bay Motel Fern Bay
Fern Bay Motel Motel Fern Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does Fern Bay Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Fern Bay Motel 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Fern Bay Motel ?
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.
Are pets allowed at Fern Bay Motel ?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Fern Bay Motel ?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Fern Bay Motel and nearby?
Fern Bay Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Fern Bay Motel ?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lexie's on the beach (3.1 mi), The Bhakti Tree (6.3 mi), and Zaaki Espresso (6.3 mi).
Does Fern Bay Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Fern Bay Motel like?
Fern Bay Motel is a short 3-minute walk from Hunter Wetlands Centre and 3 minutes' walk from Hunter Wetlands National Park. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Close to golf club, which I was having golf lessons but very noisy no choice to pillow- hard as rock Hard to find good/meals
David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was to work and was happy last time I stayed
Lorraine, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gunwoo, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Close to the airport Needs some upgrading
Lindsay, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Veronica, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfy, but not suitable for everyone
The hotel was comfy and meet our needs, The upgraded rooms had comfy beds and pillows, if your short unfortunately getting the extra pillow, blanket or jug out will be impossible due them being stored well above reach height, The ventilation in the bathroom and no opening window meant the shower didn’t ventilate and everything felt damp, The above bed lighting is all on the same circuit and there are no individual lights, The recently updated stairs to the units doesn’t have a compliant handrail, if your reliant on a hand hail ask for a unit with out stair access, as also the steps had no visual contrast or tread identification so if you have visual impairment you may find the steps difficult. The accomodation meet our needs and was comfy,
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simon, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Friendly ,helpful staff Property is very tired Problem with hotwater service due to its age
1-night trip with friends
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