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Desert Sands Motor Inn

357 Cobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Ranked #10 of 10 Broken Hill B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Recently stayed for 3 nights. Arrived to no one in reception and no sign with instructions to go to the pub next door to book in. No apologies for reception being vacant. Advertise luxury units not so a 3 star standard only. Very outdated. Pillows hard. Pool extremely cold. In saying that the housekeeping was excellent. Very quite location. Short... More 

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I stay here for business trips and love the place. There is a pub connected to motel, which is handy!!! Room service or dining in hotel is not too bad either. I have the spa room and the spa is amazing, very deep and very spacious! Rooms are standard but pleasant. I know other rooms can be a bit outdated....... More 

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9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Rolled up to an empty reception. No bell, sign or instruction visible. Waited, called, poked around, no one around. Another (apparently regular) customer headed off to find staff who eventually came and handled my booking without any apology or friendly comment. The room was okay. Tiny bathroom and clashing doors, lack of power points and only one chair for a... More 

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Sale, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Staying at the Desert Sands Motor Inn, Broken Hill, Australia, was absolutely wonderful. Rooms are large and spacious (we had the privilege to stay in a king room), king bed was wonderfully comfortable, spa bath was a dream, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are well sound proofed so no traffic noise was a bliss. We dined... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Wow after driving for 2 days we decided to have a stopover in Broken Hill what a little gem this place is. Staff are wonderful we had huge room felt like home nice and quiet. Meals that we delivered to our room were georgous. I had the best steak I had had for a while really really impressed. Loved all... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This place completely discredits the star rating system. I may have gotten the worst room in the complex but you've gotta call 'em as you see 'um- it does not merit 3 stars, let alone 4. The management simply aren't trying very hard. Upon arrival found the reception not just unmanned but closed. Sign instructed me to go to the... More 

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Address: 357 Cobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Broken Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
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