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38-46 Head Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Barkley Inn
Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Forster
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good location with close walk to town and beach. However cleanliness not impressive and room had the feel it had been a while since it had been properly cleaned. Basic fittings and we were given a room with a spa but the fittings had been removed. Shabby paintwork and bathroom. Breakfast was worthwhile addition to cost. Don't think I could... More

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Wadalba, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So many things wrong with this motel don't no where to begin !! Booked a spa room for a weekend away to Forster, shame we couldn't use the spa as there was NO hot water at all, had to have cold showers at 11 pm in winter. Bed was a joke, sagged in the middle and was rock hard although... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Clean: that's the most important thing to me. Our mid block room was quiet. Relatively modern finishes. Hot water took about 5 minutes to reach tap but stayed hot once it arrived. A/c a bit too noisy but open windows ok. I would stay again for an overnight stop.

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Sydney
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Room was ok - comfy bed, small fridge, big flat screen. Fruit bats kept me awake at night & people walking along rear laneway were noisy at 4:30am. Parking not very secure. Bathroom clean enough. Coffee cups revolting. Air con noisy. Receptionist was friendly enough but very minimal service. An attempt has been made to start an upgrade but it... More

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Gold coast
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to have a nice stay in Forster for my husbands birthday and thought for the price it would be lovely. I couldn't be more wrong. Motel room was so dirty, smoke alarm was hanging from ceiling with no battery and when my husband tested it didn't even work, spa bath was dirty and the tv could only get 2... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I booked a room on line for an overnight stay on my way to Sydney. On the way I attempted to ring the reception which was listed as open until 6pm. I got an answering service and left my name and phone number. Tried 5 times between 4 and 6pm until I started to worry that the place did not... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Inadequate facilities and furnishings for 3 adults in twin room apartment. Owner needs to learn how to listen and resolve problems. Would sleep in my tent before giving him more business. Stay elsewhere if you can, this is the worst place in Forster region in my experience

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NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I have now stayed at this property three times. The rate is cheep compared to many of the other properties close by. It is within walking distance to town and the beach. I always feel safe at this property, the rooms are basic but very comfortable, I notice some other reviews are complaining of no other toiletries other than soap,... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Room stinks of cigarettes, tv doesn't work, Rottweiler behind room barks all night, showers run unpredictably hot cold, no mossie screens on three of the doors, fan runs like a Fokker, or not at all, no wifi, guy who runs the joint absolutely couldn't give a toss. The worst place on the east coast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We walked in mid afternoon. Chosen as close to town centre on our way. Standard double room. Bed comfortable. Single bar of soap and no other toiletries. Musty smell which opening windows did not remove. Spout in spa blocked off but as it was a standard room I guess this was to be expected. Shower screen did not fully close.... More

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Address: 38-46 Head Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
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