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The Windmill Motel

491 Princes Highway, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 16 hotels in Wollongong
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My partner and I had driven to Kiama for the day and decided to find somewhere to stay the night because we were too tired to drive home to Sydney. This was the closest motel we could find with availability. It was early Jan and school holidays. We booked froma cafe in Kiama using bookings.com. We drive 30 minutes to... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Goodness knows where the picture used for this motel was taken. Whilst staying at the motel I saw no such rooms, capable of providing anything near a sea view! The room was very dark and pokey. Bare brick walls inside made you feel like you where sleeping in a garage. There was a musty smell which seeped into all our... More

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The location is Woonona, and the photo currently displayed is certainly not taken at this place! Everything was very old (except microwave And tv) and stained with age. We paid extra, $170, because the room had a stained old spa bath in it. Too expensive! The shagpile carpet, and decor, looked 40 years old, furniture was chipped. The staff were... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed here passing through on long road trip. $145 per night for an outdated (albiet very clean!) room. The furniture was falling apart, the fridge, which looked like a relic from the early '70's made horrid, loud shuddering noises every 30 mins, the bathroom sink was actually not in the bathroom but placed handily under the television in the main... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed here for a last minute thing, and this was the only place available, no way so it worth the price! If I had paid $60-80 I would not have minded. But not worth the $154 per night, it was very dated, dirty and no was effort made at all.

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Forbes, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stay in Wollongong often as daughter attended Wollongong University and now works in Wollongong. This trip we left it very late to book O/N accommodation (the day before) and this hotel was the only accommodation left! (Novotel had a room available for $380 !!!!) We had driven past it before and had a bit of an idea about it,... More

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Canberra
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Stayed 1 night, would not stay any more than that. Very dated furniture and appliances and certainly not worth the advertised price. There would be much better options available in town, but this was a last minute thing for us. No comment on staff as we didn't need to interact with them. I'll sum up by saying we kept our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Very outdated rooms, musty smell, cockroaches. Unfriendly service. We were put out the back of the building where it seemed no one else was staying, was a little weird. Best thing was the cooked breakfast. Had to stay in 8 different hotels on our trip and this was definitly the worst but not the cheapest. Was close to shops though.

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a dump honestly the taps leak the toilet leaks the bathroom is horrible and so small you could sit on the toilet and wash your hand sin the basin at the same time. The door to the bathroom does not fit the doorway and falls off the track if you can get it to move. The rooms smells... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

It was dirty, unhygienic, falling down in some places, dirty dishes in cupboard, the only good thing was the movie channel

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Address: 491 Princes Highway, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
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Ranked #16 of 16 hotels in Wollongong
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