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Desert Sands Motor Inn

357 Cobalt Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Travelling around Oz with a camper trailer, we booked into the hotel as we arrived in Broken Hill on a very cold and wet night and didn't feel like setting up in the rain. The room for the price was very good with a very comfortable bed, and my partner liked the extras like moisturising lotion and free laundry and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in room 17, tucked away in a corner so you can't park in front of the room. The room stank of old drains and worse, each time you went into the room the smell hit you. The room was OK but the bathroom above the shower was moldy. Won't want to stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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 July 15, 2015

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 July 2, 2015 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 July 1, 2015

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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New South Wales, Australia
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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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