Rockpool Motor Inn - Guest Compendium

Welcome to Rockpool Motor Inn. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We wish you a very warm welcome to the Rockpool Motor Inn, and beautiful South West Rocks. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest. Our aim is to provide you a comfortable base to explore the many pleasures and experiences of the South West Rocks and Macleay Valley Coast.

During your stay with us we recommend you dine in our onsite restaurant, The Rocks Restaurant and Bar. Meals are a culmination of fresh local produce and quality ingredients. The menu is designed to suit the palates and budget of all diners from the very young to the more mature, families and couples. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner with us.

If there is anything we can help with during your stay, please don’t hesitate to contact our wonderful staff for assistance 02 6566 7755

It is a pleasure to have you stay with us at Rockpool Motor Inn. To ensure you get the very best rates when you stay with us, contact us directly to make your booking – you can save up to 15%!
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Enjoy your stay.
Rockpool Motor Inn Team                         


Important Phone Numbers

Reception:       6566 7755
Restaurant:      6566 7143

Rockpool Motor Inn Facilities

FAX & COPY SERVICE A scan to email & photo-copy service is available at reception. Charges apply.

INTERNET ACCESS  Free Wi-Fi internet access is available to all guests. This service is essentially for internet browsing and checking emails. Large downloads and streaming will slow down the system. The email password is RockpooL (note capital R and capital L).

LAUNDRY The guests’ laundry is open from 8am to 8pm. It is located at the top of the stairs adjacent to room 27. The cost is $3 per cycle for washing machine, and dryer is free of charge. Laundry powder is available from reception for $1 per bag. If you prefer to dry your clothes naturally there are clothes lines with pegs behind room seven which can be accessed through the gate between rooms seven and eight.

RECEPTION is open from 7:30 am to 7pm each day. During these hours if reception unattended we are either working around the motel or upstairs. There is a bell on the counter.

Management is available after hours for emergencies and disturbances. Please phone the motel direct on 6566 7755 or ring the night bell located outside of reception

ROOM SERVICING  Rooms are serviced daily from 9am to 12 noon. If you do wish to utilise this service, please slide the sign on the outside of your door to the ‘Do Not Disturb’ position. Stays over five nights will receive a linen change. We do not service rooms on Sundays or Public Holidays.

WE ARE A NON SMOKING MOTEL Smoking is only permitted at our designated smoking area adjacent to the front gate entrance. Smoking in a room will incur a minimum sanitisation fee of $220. Further information located on our ‘House Rules’ page below.

SWIMMING POOL Our swimming pool is open daily from 8am to 7pm. The pool is for use by motel guests ONLY.

  • Pool towels are available from reception free of charge during your stay so please do not use the white towels from your room.
  • Please wash off sand before entering pool.
  • Absolutely no glass is to be taken into the pool area.
  • Children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied in the pool area by an adult. If there is no adult in attendance the child will be asked to vacate by management until an adult is present.

TEA & COFFEE  All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, a toaster, microwave oven and a selection of crockery, cutlery and glassware. Additional fresh milk is available from reception.

TELEVISION Our Smart TVs offer the full range of free to air TV channels.

WASTE & RECYCLING We have a recycling program in place and appreciate your assistance. Your room features two bins for general waste, one under the kitchenette and one in the bathroom.There is also a recycling bin under the bathroom vanity. Please place all bottles (plastic and glass), jars, cans, newspaper, cardboard and other recyclable items in this bin. In addition, there are four waste stations throughout the property, two on each level. At each of these points you will find a general waste bin and a recycling bin. These are for use when relaxing outside or for overflow from your room.


BOOK DIRECT & SAVE You may have booked your stay via an online travel agent such as or Expedia. Next time you stay, booking direct - you will always get the best rate saving up to 15%. Not only does it give you the best rate but the most flexible cancellation policies. So please, if you decide to visit again call us direct on 6566 7755, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


House Rules

These rules are in place to facilitate the quiet enjoyment and safety of all our guests. Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave for breach of conditions without a refund.

1.     Strictly no smoking in rooms or common areas of the property. Smoking in a room can render the room unusable for anything up to one week. A minimum $220 sanitisation fee will be charged, and the guest asked to leave if this rule is breached. There is a designated smoking area adjacent to the front entrance under the umbrella.

2.     Due to health regulations pets are not permitted. Registered companion and guide dogs are exempt. Reception must be notified if companion or guide dogs are on the property.

3.     Fish and/or oysters must not be cleaned/opened on the property. Most local boat ramps have fish cleaning tables and facilities.

4.     It is against NSW Fire Regulations to cook in motel rooms. The microwave oven in the room is for reheating only.

5.     Guests are responsible for any repairs to furniture, electrical equipment or appliances which are damaged as a result of misuse by guests. Any actions deemed malicious by management will incur charges.

6.     No responsibility is taken for guest’s personal property left on the premises after guest departure.

7.     No person shall conduct themselves in a manner that is a nuisance or annoyance to other guests or neighbours.

8.     Please keep noise to a minimum after 9pm including TVs. Absolutely no noise after 10pm. Guests may be asked to leave if this clause is ignored and will not be eligible for a refund.

9.     Visitors: Guests are allowed up to two visitors per room. No visitors can swim in the motel’s pool. Visitors must vacate the property prior to 9:00pm. Visitors must park on the street. Guests are responsible and liable for any act or omission by any visitor the guest allows on the property.

10.  For the safety and comfort of all guests, the riding of bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades and the like, is strictly prohibited on the property.

Failure to comply with these conditions may result in immediate eviction without refund.


Top 10 Things to do in South West Rocks

1.     Escape to Trial Bay Gaol

2.     SUP (stand up paddle-board) the crystal-clear waters of Back Creek. ph 0414 714 413 to make a booking

3.     Dive with the sharks at Fish Rock Cave. Book now by calling 6566 6474

4.     Watch a flick at the unique South West Roxy Cinema ph 6516 2031

5.     Surf or swim at one of our beautiful beaches. One of our favourites is Hat Head.

6.     Catch a whopper at any of our great fishing spots

7.     Play a round of golf at the South Rocks Country Club ph 6566 6252 to make a booking

8.     Have a game of ten pin bowls and South West Rocks Country Club ph 6566 6252 to make a booking

9.     See the light at Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Bookings required ph 1300 072 757

10.  Take a hike on the of the many walking tracks in the local National Parks. Purchase a book with favourite local walking tracks from reception for $10

The Slim Dusty Centre, while not in South West Rocks, is a fabulous place to visit. Slim Dusty Centre is located at 490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey just a 30 minute drive away.