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Desert Sands Motor Inn

357 Cobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 10 Broken Hill B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Janineg8 Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day on a morning flight and attending a conference in Broken Hill it was lovely to be greeted by reception with the easy sign in process and information of the local area. The room itself smelt fresh and clean and presented very well. I am so glad I've booked into this motel, it is just what I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Desert Sands Motor Inn on spec. We had a twin room apartment which was comfortable and a good night's sleep. The Motor Inn is part of a Hotel Complex so we used the restaurant in the hotel (which was OK). The Motel was like most Motels,nothing special, but for 1 or 2 nights stay in Broken Hill it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recently visiting for a friends wedding and decided to stay the night in a motel instead of with family and made the weekend of it. We spent 2 nights in one of the spa rooms and we loved it. The price being very reasonable we didnt expect much but once we got to our room we were pleasantly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Desert Sands Motor Inn is a nice place but tonight the food and service was frustrating to say the least. We stay at this place for work on a regular basis and we have seen the place have it's highs and definitely seen a new low tonight ! Ordered a chicken schnitzel as they used to be awesome now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The receptionist was friendly and efficient on both of my visits and the room was clean and comfortable. It's made very quiet, particularly for the shift worker guests, with a roll down external metal blind that covers the front windows. There is a pub attached to the property which is the standard noisy traditional pub. There is apparently a dining... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went on a privately organised bus trip to Broken Hill with about 40 others from Adelaide. Accommodation prearranged at Desert Sand Motel (note their is no s at end of Sand). Stayed 3 nights in a basic room. Room was clean, fairly large, big ensuite with roomy effective shower, all shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, liquid soap, shaving gel & body... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We found this establishment to be a perfect stay for one night as we travelled from NSW to SA. The room was a perfect size for a family of four, it was clean and the staff were friendly when we arrived late in the afternoon. The hotel next door was very handy as we could walk to it to get... More 

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McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stayed as a family of three - the rooms appeared clean and well appointed - however the bathroom smelled strongly of urine and when I attempted to wipe the tiles the cloth was black! Towels were only provided for two people - apparently even though we booked for three we needed to ask for a third towel. I found... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The prices are low and the room was adequately stocked, all in all a good experience. All the amenities as advertised in the room, although wifi availability would have been great. Option of breakfast/dinner in room, probably served from the restaurant/pub in the same property. Will have to squeeze in for parking a large 4WD, though not an issue. Even... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed in a family single room and it was spacious enough with microwave, tea/coffee facilities and plates and bowls. The main room was large enough for everything we had, on arrival it was very hot and the pool was very refreshing - a little colder than we had experienced this trip but refreshing. The bathroom facilities were of a... More 

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