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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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