Sir Francis Drake, located in Heatherbrae, offers a seasonal outdoor pool. The property occupies 5 acres of landscaped grounds and features conference rooms and free on-site parking. All rooms include a dining area, tea/coffee making facilities, and garden views. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer, and some rooms include a spa bath. Muree Golf Club is 4.3 mi from the property, and Hunter Valley is a 45-minute drive from Sir Francis Drake. Newcastle Airport is 6.2 mi away. The fully licensed Restaurant Bistro Nomad serves delicious meals, including T-Bone steak, grilled barramundi, lamb cutlets, seafood platters, and a variety of Australian à la carte dishes six nights a week. Please note, it is closed on Sundays. Breakfast is available for cooked or continental options from Tuesday to Sunday.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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1 queen bed
3 twin beds
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1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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1 queen bed
2 twin beds
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1 full bed
1 twin bed
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2 queen beds
1 twin bed
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1 king bed
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1 queen bed
4 twin beds
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1 queen bed
2 queen beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.6
Facilities
8.2
Cleanliness
8.5
Comfort
8.6
Value for money
8.2
Location
8.6
Free Wifi
8.0
High score for Heatherbrae
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See what guests loved the most:

  • David
    Australia Australia
    Great rooms, very clean, & pool was inviting. Food in the restaurant was great.
  • Lucy
    Switzerland Switzerland
    by far the best motel we stayed in Australia. Nice and very spacious rooms and huge parking per room directly in front of the room. Beautiful garden and pool area, the garden is really big and incredible. Very peaceful and the rooms are quiet too
  • Penelope
    Australia Australia
    Location suited us on our way from Sydney to Coffs Harbour. Great size room, clean and spacious, comfortable bed. Easy parking at the door, restaurant on site with a good evening meal.

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Bistro Nomad
    • Cuisine
      Australian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly

Amenities of Sir Francis Drake
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    General
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    Accessibility
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free!
    • Seasonal
    Spa
    • Spa facilities
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Sir Francis Drake takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in
    From 14:00
    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
    Check-out
    Until 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Extra bed upon request
    AUD 25 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    AUD 10 per child, per night
    3 years old
    Extra bed upon request
    AUD 25 per child, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets
    Pets are not allowed.
    Accepted payment methods
    American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubCash

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express or Diners Club credit card.

    Please note for bookings of 5 or more rooms, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    You can request a room with paddock views by contacting the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that these rooms are not guaranteed and will be confirmed upon arrival, subject to availability.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    FAQs about Sir Francis Drake

    • Yes, Sir Francis Drake is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Room options at Sir Francis Drake include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Family
      • Suite

    • Sir Francis Drake offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Spa facilities
      • Swimming pool

    • Check-in at Sir Francis Drake is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • The prices at Sir Francis Drake may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Sir Francis Drake has 1 restaurant:

      • Bistro Nomad

    • Guests staying at Sir Francis Drake can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet
      • À la carte