Operated by Matt Cooper and Philip Seifert, White Lanterns Motel
offers quiet motel units in a relaxed setting away from the main roads of Armidale. Yet, it is within walking distance of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars making your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. All units are located on the ground floor, but do be mindful that there's still a step or two to get to some rooms as parking is not directly in front of each door.
We decided on the deluxe twin for a short overnight stay while driving through the New England High Country. Our room had a queen and single bed and could easily accommodate up to three people. Although breadcrumbs were found on the chairs and the coffee mugs had a bit of a stain, overall the cleanliness of the room was acceptable. Extra touches such as chocolates, a sewing kit, slippers and a shoe polisher were a pleasant surprise. There were even books for sale in the room!
Besides travellers, the motel is also popular with university students and their families. Special weekly rates are available if you happen to be in town for this reason. Seniors and Golden Chain members can get discounts too. Just be sure to mention that at the time of booking. The motel is located at 22 Marsh Street in Armidale. For more information, please head to their website at www.whitelanternsmotel.com.au