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Best Western Blackbutt Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for 2 nights in Newcastle and booked 2 rooms (a double for the kids and another one for us). Overall a nice clean hotel with a very decent breakfast. It's 5 minutes away from the reserve and the Westfield mall in Kotara (and about 10 minutes to the Newcastle CBD) so quite convenient. Room was clean, with adequate amenities. Certainly great for the price. The WiFi was great which was an added bonus. My only comments would be that hallway noise filters through the rooms quite easily (we were woken up by the cleaning staff chatting) and that the bathrooms could use a good scrubbing. We didn't really hear a lot of noise from the pub downstairs to be honest (as per the other reviews). Staff at reception and restaurant were great, mighty friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here overnight again next time.

We were quite surprised at how quiet the room was. Being above a Hotel we thought we would be kept up - you can hear a little bit but it wasn't disruptive. Room was simple and nice. Bed had dirt through it which we had to clean off but the bed was super comfy - as were the pillows. A normal water bottle didn't fit under the tap, neither did the kettle. Made having a coffee a bit of a task. Internet speed was ridiculously slow via wifi. Couldn't load an internet page. Overall, we were impressed with the room and would stay again.

Clean enough, just slightly hard to check in/out. the reception is a newsagent and post office! the breakfast was awesome! parking was out the back, slight distant away. all in all, its ok for one nights stay.

The room was well appointed and comfortable, but that is where the good part finishes. Firstly upon arrival, there is no sign to indicate the Local Pub had upgraded its status to a Best Western Motel. Its on a busy corner, with very limited parking. No indication that the "reception" is actually in the newsagents next door. Then parking is at the rear, enter from a small street 50 metres away. From the rear, entry is via the hotel storage area, where there are two signs saying Reception, one of which leads you to a locked door. The "restaurant". What a joke, just a pub dining area, pretty average pub meal, but the "best part" is yet to come. Being a pub, there has to be the meat raffle, complete with excessively loud announcements of the winning numbers. Just how Best Western would allow their usually ... Indicitave of good accomadation ... Name to be associated with this type of place is a mystery to me.

Stayed for a single night and was pleased with the room. It was clean and simple but yet modern. It served it purpose. Also not expensive and the breakfast was great. The pub downstairs was very handy as well to grab a beer or drink of your choice. Overall very nice stay.

This is the place to stay if your either visiting or having a partner staying at John Hunter Hospital which is just up the road. Excellent clean rooms with good housekeeping services at a good price. Also has a not only good but well priced resteraunt and bar. Very handy to local shops where all your extras can be purchased. As far as staff goes all are extremely helpfull and efficient.

Due to urgently needing to vacate a Air BNB due to mice, we (husband, daughter, son in law and 18 month old granddaughter) were suddenly trying to find accomodation at 8pm for 2 nights. My son in law found the Blackbutt Inn. I saw to say when we pulled up I was concerned if it would be ok for us, particularly travelling with a toddler, as it was over a sports bar. But we didn't need to worry, we were pleasantly surprised. The check in was quick, secure parking was easily accessabile out the back, our rooms on the second floor were modern and ultra clean, and no mice! We did have an air con problem, but staff were quick to attend to this. We found the staff here really friendly and helpful. We had breakfast downstairs each morning and this was wonderful. There is a climbing gym there which our granddaughter loved. Our rooms were 25 and 26, but due to the double glazing on the windows, we heard no noise from the bars or street. We would definitely recommend the Blackbutt Inn to stay at. Don't be deceived by the outside and the fact it is over a sports bar. It was great!

Great Best Western, Clean tidy and great service. Food was ok, great value, drinks were icy cold and service was fantastic. On checkout it was speedy and efficient as well as the checkin. Great location

Rooms were clean and comfortable. Extremely competitive rate, good budget accommodation. Unfortunately the restaurant was ordinary. Read recent reviews about restaurant was dubious as previous visits have been great. Miss this time - parmi was not good. However would stay again

Room smelled of cigarettes and fried food, even though it was a non-smoking room, why do people insist on smoking inside hotel rooms and ruining everyone elses experience.. yuck! The air-con didn't work properly and was blowing warm air all night. Not much around the area at night. Drive 5 mins to Westfield Kotara for the cinemas and rooftop dining restaurants At least the bed was comfy and staff were nice

80 Orchardtown Road New Lambton NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino

Located within a mile (2 km) of Blackbutt Reserve, Best Western Blackbutt Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Newcastle International Hockey Centre. This 28-room, 3.5-star hotel has a casino along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Newcastle Showground and Glenrock State Conervation are also near this New Lambton hotel.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Blackbutt Brasserie, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


All 28 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ironing boards. LCD TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Best Western Blackbutt Inn enjoy access to a casino, a nightclub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 106 reviews