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Desert Sands Motor Inn

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357 Cobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
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Desert Sands Motor Inn
Ranked #9 of 10 Broken Hill B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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English first
Sale, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
29 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Sure, it aint the Sheriton Wentworth Hotel, but as far as country motels go, this is not the worst Motel I have stayed in by a long shot. It was clean with a comfortable bed, a TV that worked and a bar fridge with tea/coffee making facilities. I hads no problem with this motel at all, in fact, if I... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We recently stayed at this property with a tour group from WA. We were very happy with the property. Rooms were clean and refurbished, smallish bathrooms but very clean. Staff were terrific and food in the restaurant was terrific. We would bring groups to this property again and all of the 20 people we had with us were very happy... More

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Riddells Creek
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Don't be fooled by photography, this is a grubby little motel complex, not all the rooms have a verandah so we had people sitting outside our room smoking. The shower head leaked a spray of cold water over the top, while I waited an eternity for the water to heat up. The toilet roll holder was falling off the wall.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed here on a trip back to Adelaide. Room was quite small, bathroom tiny. However, this can be overlooked if staying only one night and due to the fact that everything in the room was spotlessly clean. The shower is possibly the best I have ever experienced!

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Adelaide, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this motel late May 2013. Reception was good, BUT, the room was a shocker. We asked for a twin and were given a room with a double bed and a single. Just as well we had no cat - there was certainly not enough room to swing one. Less than a meter between the... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Broken Hill and Beyond. March 2013 We read an article in the weekend edition of our local newspaper titled, “Bent but not broken” an article about a New South Wales mining city, Broken Hill. I may even borrow some of the writer’s lines, even though they may be local colloquialisms. We had not visited “The Silver City” for over forty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Last time I went to the Desert Sands I got a very old room with a super-noisy air conditions, not very clean and small. But the food in the restaurant is good and it having any crickets in the room despite season is also a plus. The bathroom is minimalistic and extremely small and furniture was certainly at the end... 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): $

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