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The Boat Harbour Motel

Corner Campbell and Wilson Street, Wollongong, New South Wales NSW 2500, Australia
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The Boat Harbour Motel

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Ranked #4 of 13 Wollongong B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an Ocean View room, requested a Queen Bed ( not all have queens, the majority apparently have just doubles), and a single bed for our son @ $195 for a Saturday night. The room was newly renovated, clean, very comfortable and with a great view over to the lighthouse. The bed was comfortable, the shower had good water... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My fiancée and I stayed the 13 th of April 2014, we had a good view of the harbour from our room, walking distance to restaurants. Check-in was ok, we were given a room that was occupied ( an honest mistake ) however, Lydia from housekeeping was kind enough to get us the key to our new room ( we... More

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I, along with a number of other couples, met for a 3 night stay at the Boat Harbour Motel, as we have for several years. The setting for the motel is superb, and we select rooms that overlook the Wollongong boat harbour, with mature Norfolk pine trees in the foreground. The rooms are of ample size, all... More

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Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed two nights in February, good location within walking distance of a nice beach, and has car parking too. The restaurant was nice (we only had breakfast there not dinner), and the room was a good size. It did say on our booking that the room would have a microwave and it didn't. The bathroom was also a little outdated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

A clean, basic motel room which was easy to find and in a nice spot. Good for an overnighter. Walking distance to good beaches. Would stay again. Walking distance to plenty of food spots. Also you could walk to the Entertainment Centre and the rugby league oval next door

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Perth, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The signs are fairly prominent on the northern side of Wollongong and I was only looking for simple accomodation. Unbeknownst to me the Novotel is only 300m away and I should have stayed there (for cheaper). Upon arriving I'm greeted by the standard - oh we only have ocean view rooms available which are more expensive (140). Uhuh... Ofcourse you... More

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Gosford, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Motel is in a lovely spot with great views, but needs a MAJOR upgrade. Carpet is old and needs a good clean or replacing. Bathrooms look like something from the 70's and need upgrading. There was no exhaust fan in the bathroom and couldn't open the window very far as it opens out on to the open walk way. Restaurant... More

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Griffith, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I found the lady at reception very obliging & had a lovely nature. That is where it ends. The room was so very tiny with a double bed, single bed, table with two chairs and it was like an obstical course to try to get to the balcony or bathroom. I was book in for two weeks time but have... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We booked a double room with ocean view for 3 nights. The price we paid was not cheap. The room was large and the view was great. The TV was small and there was no microwave. It was close to everything and clean. Negatives were it was noisy on both nights with functions in the restaurant, and finding a vacant... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed for just one night, and found it slightly disappointing. Although the staff were polite,and the room was clean, the decor was very old fashioned, with a stone-aged air conditioning unit. The shower room was tiny, very basic, and in need of a revamp. I felt that $120 for a single was a pretty steep for what was offered.... More

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Address: Corner Campbell and Wilson Street, Wollongong, New South Wales NSW 2500, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
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Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Wollongong
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