The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo. Built in 1925 by
Michael Feros, this grand hotel is heritage listed and is still owned by the Feros family.
It is a classic example of Australian hotel architecture of the 1920s.
Heritage features include the soaring parapet, wrought iron verandah, 1925 tiles, and
lead light fan lights above the external doors. Internal features include a lead light
canopy over the main bar, stained timber ceilings, picture rails, skirting boards and
The hotel verandah suites are furnished with
the original 1925 wardrobes, dressing tables,
suite case racks and wash stands.
Soothe those aching muscles, stay overnight
in one of our two distinctive spa suites.
The ground floor spa suite has separate
bathroom, bedroom and sitting room with
TV. The first floor spa suite has a king sized
bed, separate bathroom and valley views.
Traditional park-at-the-door motel suites
are ideal for people who find stairs
difficult or for families with lots of
There are 12 heritage suites in the hotel
and 6 units in the motel.
Continental breakfast is included with all
accommodation bookings (5:30am to
Air-Conditioning Now Available
The Heritage veranda suites and park at the door motel units are now air-conditioned for guest comfort.
7 Day Family Bistro
The hotel’s Fernery Family Bistro features fresh local produce in menus that change
The Bistro is furnished with the original 1925
dining room tables. The table tops are made
of Dorrigo hoop pine and the legs from
The Fernery Family Bistro has established
itself as the venue of choice for dining in
Dorrigo. Local honey smoked trout is a
Savour the fabulous food flavours of the 1920s as Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo celebrates its 90th Birthday during August.
- French Onion Soup
- Locally sourced Ham & Chunky Vegetable Broth
- Slow Cooked Spiced Silverside with White Parsley Sauce
- Lambs Fry & Bacon
with Creamy Mash & Rich Onion Gravy
- Steak & Kidney or Pepper Steak Pie with
Roasted Sweet Potato & Green Beans
- Crumbed Brains with Traditional White
- Seafood Chowder with Steamed Rice & Crusty Bread
- Bread & Butter Pudding
- Apple Pie & Ice Cream
- Steamed Butterscotch Pudding
The Bistro is open 7 days:
|12noon to 2:30pm
6:00pm to 8:30pm
|11:30am to 2:00pm
5:30pm to 8:00pm
(1) Summer - Daylight Saving days
(2) Winter - Eastern Standard Time days
What to See and Do in Dorrigo
Situated on the magnificent Waterfall Way,
which is voted amongst the top ten drives in
Australia, Dorrigo stands as the gateway to
some of the most picturesque scenery in
The Waterfall Way links Armidale in the west
on the New England Highway through
Dorrigo to Urunga in the east on the beach
and the Pacific Highway.
The name Waterfall Way indicates the
number of spectacular and different
waterfalls along the drive. Ebor Falls is
38km west of Dorrigo, and Dangar Falls,
just two kilometres from the hotel, is an
easy 20 minute walk. In summer, a swim
in the crystal clear water of the Bielsdown
River at Dangar Falls is recommended.
The local arts and craft shops where that
unique gift can be found, are within 50
metres of Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo.
There are 12 National Parks within a 45 minute drive of Dorrigo.
The most visited is World Heritage Dorrigo National Park, with over 170,000 visitors a
year. The park is 5km from Heritage Hotel
The amazing Sky Walk in the National park
extends over the rain forest canopy and
provides views of the rain forest from the tree
tops and views to the Pacific Ocean some
45km away. Wheel chair access to the Sky
Walk and the Walk with the Birds is possible.
Visit the Crystal Falls and experience the thrill of walking underneath and at the back
of the veil of water.
The park walks range from 20 minutes to 6 hours.
The hotel’s facilities include:
a family pool table
- wide screen TV ideal for watching
- a north facing verandah ideal for
sitting and reading a book in the sun or
with a group of friends having some
- bars and lounges with the usual hotel
Stay in Dorrigo, a place with broad skies and clear
air, away from the city hustle and bustle.
"I just wanted to write to you and thank you for the great time we had whilst staying with you on Friday the 17th. My self and 5 others rode up from Cessnock on our bikes and stayed in your motel units. The night we had in the bar was fantastic and we met some great people. Special mention has to go to the ready reserve fire & rescue guys. Brett & Richard made us feel very welcome. We also took our fair share of the raffle winnings as well. We will certainly recommend your establishment to our friends and have already started planning another trip to your region for next summer. Again, thank you and look forward to seeing you again."
"We have stayed in the Heritage Hotel twice in the past 12 months. The first time (October 2011) we were pleasantly surprised at both the cleanliness of the room, the delicious meal which was well presented and also the friendliness of all your staff. Because of this we booked again on the 4th August 2012 and we were not disappointed.
Our room (28) was very welcoming. It was a cold weekend and thank goodness we had electric blankets to warm us, this was a lovely surprise.
We shall be booking again in mid September 2012 for two nights as we shall be visiting friends in Dorrigo.
All of the above reflects on you as both the licensee and manager.
Our comments shall be posted on “Trip Advisor” website.
Thank you again."
Frances and Frank
|Hotel Motel Dorrigo
||The Fernery Bistro