Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo

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 doors.

Verandah Suite


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.

Motel Suites

Traditional park-at-the-door motel suites are ideal for people who find stairs difficult or for families with lots of luggage.

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 9am).

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

7 Day Family Bistro

The hotel’s Fernery Family Bistro features fresh local produce in menus that change weekly.

The Bistro is furnished with the original 1925 dining room tables. The table tops are made of Dorrigo hoop pine and the legs from Queensland maple.

The Fernery Family Bistro has established itself as the venue of choice for dining in Dorrigo. Local honey smoked trout is a specialty.

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 Sauce
  • Seafood Chowder with Steamed Rice & Crusty Bread


  • Bread & Butter Pudding
  • Apple Pie & Ice Cream
  • Steamed Butterscotch Pudding

The Bistro is open 7 days:

  Summer (1) Winter (2)
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

Waterfall Road


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 Australia.

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.

Dangar Falls

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.



Dorrigo Sky Walk

National Parks

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 Motel Dorrigo.

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.

Pool Table

Verandah Seating

Hotel Facilities

The hotel’s facilities include:

  • a family pool table
  • wide screen TV ideal for watching sport
  • a north facing verandah ideal for sitting and reading a book in the sun or with a group of friends having some quiet refreshment
  • bars and lounges with the usual hotel facilities.

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."

Yours sincerely,
Frances and Frank
Tweed Heads

Heritage Hotel Motel Dorrigo   The 
Fernery Bistro
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