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The Windmill Motel

491 Princes Highway, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the cheapest motel I could find close to where I needed to be. Then I read the TrupAdvisor reviews and thought - this will be an interesting! My expectations were high . The motel is from the 60's/70's and there are lots of them in Oz. The Windmill hasn't been updated - but it's very quiet,clean , comfortable,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in January 2016. Room had kitchenette which was handy. Motel was close and handy to family we were visiting. Service was good. Beds were comfy with plenty of pillows. Motel is a bit dated but no real complaints apart from cracked cup that was replaced.

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Thank Des S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

It wasn't one of the best motels I have stayed at . Everything was booked out . I stayed in a family room with 2 friends we had to leave the door open for a while to air the room . It would have been better to sleep on the floor cause the beds where terrible. We where only looking... More 

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Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

After over Twenty years that we have been staying at the Windmill,we were very disappointed.My husband asked for a double room and we were given a family room and $165 for one night,please.My husband works away and he has stayed in a lot of Motels and this room was definitely not worth the money.

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Thank Joanne G
North Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

After a long term stay prior to unpacking our car we asked for a refund as this place is not suitable to stay! It is old, smelly, and extremely dirty. The kettle was full of black disgusting floating objects, stains every where, dirty bathroom & all cutlery dirty even though it had been packaged as clean. We were told no... More 

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Dulwich Hill, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

On arrival was given room in which the air con did not work so was transferred to another room. I initially observed stains on the wall of the bathroom next to the toilet which looked quite suspicious! The washbasin tap was unable to be turned off and continuously dripped water. The living area was quite stuffy and dusty. The cutlery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

When I booked it was all that was available on a busy long weekend for 1 night. I was not expecting much for 3 Stars but I was pleasantly surprised. The furnishings were dated but very clean. The bed was very comfortable. The staff on checkin were very nice & I was given fresh milk to have with my tea... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had read all the dreadful reviews and booked the Windmill because I could not find anything else in Wollongong during the June long weekend. I expected something terrible but was very pleasantly surprised. The reception staff was friendly and following a booking system error, did not charge us for the third guest which did not appear on the booking... More 

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Cranbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have stayed at this motel in Woonona (suburb of Wollongong) several times but not for a few years now. My last stay was just that, my last stay. Reception was good and staff polite, but the place has not been updated for the past 30 years. The cost was over the top for a 2nd rate motel, but when... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Reception were efficient and friendly. After reception things go downhill, greeted by a cockroach on the bench on arrival. There is nothing wrong with the place if you are happy to stay somewhere cheap and grotty. For the price it was very poor. The power points are all loose. The water temperature impossible to regulate. The spa jets are almost... More 

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