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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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stayed in a so-called "spa suite" for 1 night to attend a local wedding and paid $190 for the experience. Hotel is so outdated. Decor is very very old. Carpet is just plain scary and has a bit of a funny smell. Tiles in bathroom were not clean and were sticky. I did not go barefoot in that room at... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We just spent last 2 nights in this motel and paid $150.00 per night . The room had a very strong musky/mouldy smell, possibly from the old air conditioner, full of baby cockroaches crawling in the sinks, the cupboards, walls, toaster and the last morning a huge cockroach found on bathroom floor. The cupboard under the sink was crawling with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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 

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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 

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