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The Windmill Motel

491 Princes Highway, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming hosts, always ready to answer questions. Clean and tidy rooms that are cool and the beds are comfortable. Family rooms quite spacious, and kitchenette stocked with basic appliances. Beach nearby, and plenty of places to eat and drink within walking distance. :)

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Although it was convenient location and close to enough to our event. The decor needs to be updated for the price that we paid. We noted the tiling in the bathroom and bedroom was definitly 70's . If there was a bit more competition the price might be more realistic....

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although it was convenient & close enough to the State Age netball competition I was not happy with the room it was small, bricked out like a prison, the shower & toilet enclosed in the smallest of area & very outdated for the price paid, it definitely was not worth it. The 1 staff member present was nice & helpful... More 

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71Management2014, Manager at The Windmill Motel, responded to this review

Tina P The family rooms are brick through-out, though are clean & comfortable. The shower/bath & toilet is in a 3 by 3 room, which is big enough for a large size person (as we have had truck drivers stay in these rooms comfortable). As for where you said there was only 1 staff member (I think you should of... More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I were booked into a boutique hotel in Kangaroo Valley for our honeymoon, and when we arrived, they had no record of our booking. Needless to say we were devastated. It was a Saturday evening and everything around us was booked out. We kept driving and finally stopped at the Windmill. It certainly isn't a 5-star hotel,... More 

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71Management2014, Manager at The Windmill Motel, responded to this review

Hi Christine & Mark, Always there to help. glad you enjoyed your stay & hoping to see you both very soon. Take care with everything. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Rooms were smelly. We stayed for 2 days, when asked if anyone will clean our room while we were out, owner said no he is the cleaner. Rooms were not serviced properly. Baby cockroaches found under the sink, slug trail behind bed also saw a spider.

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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 491 Princes Highway, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 26
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