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The Boat Harbour Motel

Corner Campbell and Wilson Street, Wollongong, New South Wales NSW 2500, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 13 Wollongong B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one night recently as we needed to be in town for a 2 day event for my daughter. The motel could certainly do with a refurb, however was very clean, staff were friendly and the location is great. Step across the road to Wollongong Harbour, walk left or right for great views and plenty of eating options. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could not get a better located motel in Wollongong. Lovely outlook and helpful staff. Unfortunately we were there on a Saturday night and there was a very loud party next door (not the fault of the motel) this went until 3 in the morning. The building has very little sound attenuation so it was very noisy in the room.... More

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Cobar, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very friendly reception. After ringing a few motels in Wollongong settled on this one because of price. Didn't want anything over the top because only arrived after 8 and just really wanted a bed! Room was on third floor so great view. Bed comfy and room was clean. I like it when there is a separate sink for water for... More

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Sydney
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40 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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 April 13, 2014

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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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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8 hotel reviews
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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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Great Western, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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58 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
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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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Address: Corner Campbell and Wilson Street, Wollongong, New South Wales NSW 2500, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
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