TR17 Housing and Hotels
Where can you stay?
This link takes you to Google Maps for the area. Google Maps will start with hotels that exist, and then open up to show all hotels, some of which don’t have accommodation – that’s the cocktail icon. Room pricing on Google Maps is for whenever you load the map, not the TR conference dates.
Important information: there is a sporting event in the area on Sunday 18 June. We have been advised that there are rooms available now, but don’t leave things to the last minute or your room could be expensive or unavailable. Or both.
Use the Web
We contacted a number of hotels in the area, and the advice is the same: check the aggregator websites (Wotif, Trivago, booking.com, etc) for general pricing, but BOOK DIRECT for best pricing (and see below for specifics against some of the hotels). Aggregator rates will most likely be higher than or the same as the hotel-direct rates and, while the hotels can’t say this, they can give you a better deal if you book direct. Let us know if you find an amazing deal, and we will update this page.
The TR17 committee has identified our booking with Rydges and Maclin who will recognise that you are with Technorama. Maclin will throw in additional benefits if you register with them as a Technorama visitor and we deliver enough room-nights.
The most important thing to do is book now, and hunt around a little when you do. You might still do better on the web with a bit of checking, and last year one of the hotels had an amazing deal that came in after we’d negotiated the rate – and we were able to switch rates after making the booking.
Also: check the number of guests on the booking form. Almost all sites will default to two adults, which might or might not be what you want – and it can certainly change the rate or availability.
All hotels in the area have no-charge parking, and the RSL has no-charge parking for delegates.
We have negotiated availability with the two properties which are closest to the Campbelltown RSL, and which are still walkable from both the RSL and the railway station.
Rydges Campbelltown Sydney
Rydges Campbelltown is about 12 minutes walk south of the RSL. To get the best rate with Rydges, join their Priority Guest Rewards program, which you can do at no charge online – giving you an immediate 10% discount. PGR members get additional discounts and benefits which might be useful during your stay, so it’s worth doing.
Once you’ve joined PGR, use the website to book. Make sure you select Campbelltown, enter the start/end dates, and click “BOOK NOW”, which will show you the rates.
Note: there is a “Rydges Camperdown” hotel. It’s not the one you want, and take care to not confuse the similar names or book the wrong place.
The Maclin Lodge Motel has pleasant rooms at good rates, and it’s 10 minutes walk north of the RSL.
When you book (use this link), enter code TR17 in the “Promotional Code” box to flag the reservation.
The Maclin has offered a discount rate through their online booking system. A hot breakfast (bacon, eggs, cereal, toast, juice, tea and coffee) is available for an additional $15 per person, and if you would like this make a note on the form when you place the booking.
Note: the Maclin Lodge booking system does give you an instant confirmation on the screen (watch for it!), and you will later receive a confirmation email from the front office.
In the unlikely if the TR17 Promo Code doesn’t work leave the box blank but send a note to [email protected] so we can track the booking. But it was working when we checked, and if enough of us stay at the Maclin they will offer further discounts.
Campbelltown Colonial Motor Inn
This property is about 300m further north from the Maclin.
ibis Budget and Quest
Both of these hotels are a short walk to Lumeah station, about 7 minutes drive to the RSL but over 30 minutes walk to the RSL… so take that into consideration.