"10! Excellent"

Have stayed here a few times, which is why we come back. Everything is in the room that you need if you want to self cater, or there is an on-site Restaurant for meals. At the moment with COVIDSafe restrictions the meals will be delivered to your room. The management is very friendly and helpful. The room is very spacious, there is a pool and a guest laundry. It’s located a short walk to the local sports club. A 5 minute drive to the shops and beach. Will always recommend staying here. 

Oct 20, 2021

"5/5 Excellent"

Absolutely loved our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful with nothing too much trouble. Our room was very large with its own balcony and spa. Super clean and quiet too. Will definitely be staying here again. 

Oct 11, 2021

"Fantastic stay"

GREAT room heaps of space VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. Beds are superb. Jodie was Very friendly and helpful. We were on our motor bikes raining. SO UNDER COVER PARKING FANBLOODYTASTIC. WILL BE BACK

Graham W - Stayed December 2020, travelled as a couple

"Value for money."

The Rockpool was a great find at South West Rocks. The service was excellent, friendly and welcoming at reception, we arrived early and it was no problem to check-in. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated. The restaurant was a real little gem - delicious food, brilliant service and value for money.

Anne G - Stayed November 2020, travelled on business

"Great place to stay overnight returning from the Gold Coast"

Jody booked us into our preferred upstairs room and into the Restaurant as well , we enjoyed both the overnight stay and the evening meal . Following our stay we were back in Sydney around midday .If travelling from the Gold Coast ,and stopping every couple of hours for short refreshment you can be at this Motel around 2,30 pm . Plenty of time to visit the shopping areas locally .

John M - Stayed November 2020

"Comfortable room, lovely pool, great staff"

We had planned to have a few days on the mid north coast of NSW and booked the Rockpool at South West Rocks. Jody was most helpful in changing our booking when the bush fires were raging and we felt it was best to stay out of the area. The following week we had a lovely stay and would highly recommend it. The bed was very comfortable, the small kitchen was adequate for our breakfast and afternoon tea. We enjoyed exploring the area, visiting Trial Bay gaol and the Smoky Cape lighthouse. Views were a bit obscured by bushfire smoke, but we will be back to further enjoy South West Rocks and the Rockpool Motor Inn.

Fionaandgraham - Stayed November 2020


We stayed there 3 night room was nice and clean. Bed and pillows so comfortable. Jodi is lovely at reception. Resturant the food is excellent was so yummy. Country club a short walk away. Overall great place to stay will stay again.

Lynn M - Stayed November 2020

"Wonderful staff!"

We stayed at a couple different places while we visited South West Rocks, but this place was by far the best. The rooms were very clean and the location pleasant, but what made the stay really worth while was the staff. Everyone was as nice as you could imagine and extremely attentive. They made you feel welcome and were happy to offer suggestions about the area. The next time I go back to South West Rocks, I won’t hesitate to book this place.

natassjawithaj - Stayed November 2019, travelled as a couple

"Kindest, friendliest and genuine manager! Home away from home."

We had been evacuated due to the bushfires and had family had no room left, my daughter called the Rockpool, who were more than accommodating. We arrived and were greeted so warmly by the manager, who settled us in promptly and without fuss. I honestly felt so comfortable and safe while I was staying at the Rockpool. It was exactly what I needed. I can't thank you enough.

jjchurcher - Stayed November 2019

"A wonderful haven with a superstar manager"

We were travelling from Sydney to Brisbane but had a three hour delay at a standstill on the highway due to bushfires. By the time we were able to drive on, all the accommodation nearby was closed or fully booked. Our young boys were excited at the prospect of ‘camping’ in the car but with bushfires nearby my husband and I were not! At 10pm, I rang the Rockpool Motor Inn and Jodie, the manager, was kind enough to wait almost an hour for us to arrive, open reception and she gave us a lovely family room for a great rate. She could not have been more friendly or helpful which was so nice after a long and stressful day. The room was large, spotlessly clean and very comfortable and even had a kitchenette. We’d love to visit again in better circumstances. Thanks again, Jodie - you are our hero!

AusCat68 - Stayed November 2019

"Quiet easy-access room with spacious kitchenette"

We needed somewhere to stay at short notice during a bushfire evacuation. We needed somewhere with a kitchenette and an easy-access bathroom as one of us had recently had surgery and was infirm and hence unable to eat out. In the 'easy access' room we were given on the ground floor, the kitchenette had loads of bench space and even had shelves to store the many foodstuffs we'd brought with us, which is unusual in a motel kitchenette. The bathroom was like one in a hospital with superb level access to the shower. The bed was comfy and the room was quiet. An all round good experience!

haemoglobinDD - Stayed November 2019

"Great hotel with great service"

We had to unexpectedly stay 2 nights here when the highways were shut due to the bushfires. It was a great hotel, clean and modern, great location next to the country club and a short walk into town and the beach. Jodie was incredibly helpful with our last minute room bookings. Greatly appreciated and helped us make the most of a short unexpected stay. Thanks!

395kristenh - Stayed November 2019, travelled as a couple

"Great Motel"

A great place to stay, clean and modern. The staff were friendly and professional. Walking distance to the Country Club. Plenty to see in the local area such as Trial Bay Gaol, good fishing and scuba diving.

glennwiggins2 - Stayed November 2019

"Fantastic stop over."

A surprising and pleasant last minute stop over on our way north. This motel is a gem and so is the village of South West Rocks. The receptionist at check in was welcoming and kind, the room was large enough for two and was sparkling clean.

Liz W - Stayed November 2019, travelled as a couple

"Excellent motel"

Manager Jodi, Sandra and staff friendly all the time, Clean and comfortable rooms, pool,meals enjoyable and well prepared,close to country club, no night traffic,will stay again,recommended for anybody staying in south west rocks

davidbJ6233DA - Stayed October 2019, travelled with friends

"Thank you!"

Whilst we haven’t yet stayed here, I would like to say a HUGE thanks to Jodi for being so understanding and helpful with changes to our booking at such short notice!
We were supposed to be checking in this weekend (Nov 1-3) and due to circumstances out of our control, we needed to change our booking arrangements.
Jodi was extremely helpful in helping me do this online and we are so very appreciative.
Looking forward to our stay in a fortnight’s time instead. Nothing was too much trouble for Jodi.
Thank you so much once again.
Jen (Central Coast, NSW)

JenGillard - Stayed October 2019, travelled as a couple

"Overnight Stay"

Have stayed at Rockpool quite a few times over the past 5 years, it only gets better.
The service given by Jodi by meeting our requirements is exceptional.
The rooms we love, comfortable well laid out, exceptionally clean.
We will always stay there when in area and have recommended to others.
Well Done Rockpool

Gabrielle S - Stayed October 2019, travelled with family

"Can't wait to come back!"

The reception and cleaning team are 5*. The grounds are so clean and the pool is lovely. Didn’t get a chance to go to the restaurant. Nothing was a hassle, the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The room was immaculate. The beds are so incredibly comfortable. It’s a quiet hotel. Can not wait to come back.

Kelly-aust - Stayed October 2019, travelled as a couple

"Excellent Accommodation."

A warm and welcoming arrival by Jodie the manager, Jodie and her staff were extremely friendly and nothing was a problem. The rooms were clean and had every thing we needed for our stay. Underground parking. Pool.
Bowling club a 5 minute walk next door for an afternoon drink.
Restaurant and bar located on site, is excellent.
And just a 10 minute walk to town.
Just an ideal location to enjoy South West Rocks and the surrounding area.
Thank you Jodie, keep up the great work.

Peter F - Stayed September 2019

"Great Stay"

Welcoming staff and wonderful amenities and very clean and modern room. Secure underground parking. Restaurant located on premises. Great beds to sleep in - had the best night sleep. Will definitely stay again.

CCWeb63 - Stayed September 2019

"Continues to excel"

I come to the Rockpool every year for a quite break. Every year they continue to provide quality,friendly and professional service. I need look nowhere else for the best as I stay at the Rockpool every year.

jenclarke58 - Stayed September 2019

"Stay here!"

Great place to stay . Great amenities and friendly staff . Modern facilities and the restaurant was a fantastic place to eat . Would highly recommend to anyone staying in the area . Close to town and beach.

Steven Smith - Stayed September 2019, travelled with friends

"First stay, very happy"

Tried tonight after many years and most impressed. Warm welcome, large and comfortable room and on Hotels.com, good price. Well equipped, clean and comfortable bed, I would happily recommend. Undercover parking as well.

jrr270455 - Stayed August 2019, travelled on business

"Over night stay"

My partner and I stayed here last night after being mucked around at another establishment. We enjoyed our stay the room was clean & well furnished. It is well located with a Club 2 mins away. The reception staff are very friendly & the room well priced we will definately return.

441gladyse - Stayed August 2019, travelled as a couple

"Great accommodation"

Spent 2 nights in a lovely room with a kitchenette.
Bed was super comfortable and the room was spotless. Undercover parking and laundry facilities were a plus. Lady on reception was lovely, a very smiley person who obviously enjoys her job.
There is a restaurant on site but we walked across the road to the Country Club.
A short walk into town centre.

katiedog - Stayed July 2019, travelled as a couple

"Restful stay, while visiting family in local area"

Great service, amenities, parking and location. Staff courteous & delightful all round. The motel has the best of both worlds for a private restful stay, with pleasant seating outside room, as well as a warm and welcoming restaurant and bar. Check in and out was a breeze. Stayed in ‘executive room’. It was a great size, cleanliness superb & the bed was incredibly comfortable. I’ll definitely be back again in December 19. By far the best Motel experience I’ve ever had. Missing the place already. Keep up the great service!

Brookethechook1 - Stayed July 2019, travelled as a couple

"Great Hotel!!"

What a lovely clean and organised place to stay! Staff were very friendly and I was most impressed by the 5 star quality of the sheets and towels. beds very comfortable. Also a bonus to have a microwave, fridge, toaster and crockery to use too. Highly recommend!!

jessicathandel - Stayed July 2019, travelled with friends

"Golf trip"

We stayed here prior to playing golf. Rooms were spacious and clean. We were in walking distance to the amenities we needed. We were close to venues for meals. It met our needs and more. The area was quiet and safe.

Kim h - Stayed July 2019, travelled with friends

"Wonderful Stay"

This is a motel to be proud of. Rooms are well kept and clean. It supplies all the little things a good motel should like a toaster, microwave, plates and plenty of coffee tea and sugar even biscuits. It was quiet yet walking distance to the Country Club and town. Staff are very nice and helpful. Would certainly stay again when next in SWR.

Raymond W - Stayed July 2019, travelled as a couple

"Pleasant surprise"

We stayed on our way to & from the Gold Coast. South West Rocks is about half way so it is the perfect spot to rest up. The staff are wonderful, the rooms are well appointed & the housekeeping spot on. It is also a short walk to the Country Club.

billheleng - Stayed July 2019

"Great place to stay"

Beautiful place to stay.Very comfortable and clean .Service was great very friendly .We will definitely go back to stay next time we head out South West Rocks again.Parking was good and is close to town .Thanks again.

lisagreentree - Stayed June 2019, travelled as a couple

"Quiet, restful & very comfortable"

If you are looking for some quiet time, then South West Rocks is the place for you. A sleepy little seaside town & the Rockpool is the place to stay. Very comfortable rooms, good well priced restauant and undercover parking. Easy walk into the shops, surf club, etc.Plenty of walking trails & sites to see. Old goal and lighthouse are just 2 amongst others.

John H - Stayed June 2019, travelled solo

"Ideal resting spot"

Friendly staff, ideal for families, very clean and functional rooms, ideal location. Nice pool also. 

Good access to running tracks, local club and beaches as well as local highlights. 

Recommended motel!

scrank - Stayed June 2019, travelled with family

"Always pleasant"

Stay for business twice a year and always accommodation is of a high standard. Rooms are quiet & beds are comfortable. Undercover parking is a bonus! Quality meals available in the restaurant.Staff are always obliging and welcoming.

173williamrh - Stayed June 2019, travelled on business

"Pleasant stay"

Terrific service from the front of house. 
Call to check my ETA, clear instructions to get there. Sadly I was too late for dinner service but breakfast was very good, prompt and just what I ordered. 
Not close to the beach but nice surroundings and great staff.

YvonneM1021 - Stayed May 2019, travelled on business

"Gem at South West Rocks"

This is a great place to stay, walking distance to everything with large clean comfortable quiet rooms, the service was excellent and the food in the restaurant was very nice. Everyone made us feel welcome and we would definately stay here again.

KerryR1061 - Stayed April 2019, travelled with friends

"Quiet and comfortable place to stay in South Rocks"

We stayed for 2 nights. Arrived quite late in the night and didn't know what to expect. The rooms were very spacious and done up. The beds were very comfortable and gave us a chance to sleep in after a long drive. The place is quiet if you are looking to relax. Did not get a chance to use the amenities but the pool looked well maintained. Plenty of parking spaces too. 

The mini fridge was stocked and were also provided with milk, water etc, which was something one of the other places we stayed during this trip lacked. 

All in all a great experience and will stay again if we go there.

rohanc395 - Stayed April 2019, travelled with family

"Better than a home away from home"

Fabulous friendly and obliging staff, there was a big extended family staying there and we had a fabulous stay. We spred ourselves out around the patio and chatted and grazed. The pool is lovely, with spa jets just to relax a swimmer more. The beds were very comfortable, plenty of pillows and no shortage of crockery and linen. The rooms were very well sound proofed and the position was quiet

katrinahumphries - Stayed April 2019, travelled with family

"Great find"

Our room met and exceeded our expectations - it was spotlesly clean and well appointed for a hotel of this rating.
The hotel is a 2 minute walk to the local club and 5 minutes from the centre of town in a quiet area.
Even though we didn't eat at the restaurant the menu for breakfast and diner was broad and well priced - we would definitely recommend and stay here again.

Skeyers - Stayed April 2019, travelled as a couple

"Excellent accommodation"

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Rockpool. The room was lovely and well appointed. We enjoyed the spa bath!! Restaurant meal was good and service at reception and in the restaurant welcoming and efficient.

Lissa A - Stayed March 2019, travelled as a couple

"Very comfortable and first-class restaurant"

We stayed one night, travelling through and wished it could have been for longer, with a very comfortable and good-sized room and a wonderful meal in the restaurant. The waiter that night should get a special mention too for his very friendly and efficient service.

janine m - Stayed March 2019, travelled with family

"Great, will stay again."

Spacious room, extremely clean and comfortable bed, could not ask for anything more.
Next visit will try the restaurant for dinner. will be back fore sure. Close to all South West Rocks has to offer. 10 minute walk to everything.

Margo C - Stayed March 2019, travelled as a couple

"Relaxing weekend in great accommodation"

Stayed Friday and Saturday night in a spa room. Check in simple, friendly welcome. I had booked direct which was very easy on their website. Room had everything we needed with fresh milk provided for tea - bonus ! Very comfortable bed and block out curtains.
Motel fully booked and still quiet.
Underground parking was great with great parking spaces. 
Ate in the restaurant our first night and the food was excellent. 
Would stat again if in the area.

suemcnic - Stayed February 2019, travelled as a couple


Our stay was wonderful, Staff are very friendly. Our room was very clean and bed was very comfortable. The outside terrace with tables and chairs were a great area to have meals and just sit and relax. It is in a very quiet location and a walking distance to beach and main street. The pool was clean and very nice to use after coming home from beach. I would recommend to all and will be visiting again soon.

tina111222 - Stayed January 2019, travelled with family

"Retro cool motor inn with contemporary rooms"

This is always a great accommodation option in South West Rocks. You can walk to the beach and main street in town. It has a very good restaurant of its own too. Rooms are very contemporary and comfortable, with a lovely quiet air conditioner. The bathroom is great too. The managers are lovely and the motel has a relaxed but professional vibe.

518leahl - Stayed January 2019, travelled as a couple


A perfect stay. My room was spacious and clean with a great spa bath. Very quiet location and close proximity to everything I needed. The on-site restaurant was fabulous as well. Looking forward to my next stay.

VGillie - Stayed January 2019, travelled with family

"Perfect location"

We loved this hotel. It was right near the local country club which had amazing food. Our accomodation was very clean and very comfortable. It's located in between the town and the tourist attractions and National park beaches. It's a quiet spot so it was lovely and relaxed. Great people running this place.

380suzi - Stayed January 2019, travelled with family

"Great service"

We had a fantastic stay in the King Spa room. The room was spotless and the bed super comfy. The managers were great, very friendly and full of local knowledge. The complex was well maintained and the pool was sparkling clean.

J3038AYmichelles - Stayed January 2019, travelled as a couple