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Barkley Inn

38-46 Head Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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  • 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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Wellington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasant surprise. I've stayed there twice now, the second time because the first was a good experience. The receptionists warm welcome is just the beginning. The hotel is on The Lakes Way, aka Head Street, but in town. Very close to the main towns cafes and shops, even within walking distance to the bowling club. The rooms are average... More 

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

When we entered the room the first thing we noticed was toe nails on the carpet at the end of the bed, we got the room vacuumed again and problem solved. There was also a huge spa in the room but it had been disconnected, a little disappointing but the room was not advertised as having a spa so it... More 

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Budgewoi, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed all over the world and this would be one of the worst places we have ever stayed at. We didn't expect a lot for $90 per night but we did expect our room to be made up, also thought that a continental breakfast would include toast !! Very poor service, motel is in good need of a... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I booked this motel through Booking.com and they should be ashamed to list it. We arrived after a long day's drive with two young travel tired boys. Firstly I had to wait for 15 minutes before raising anyone in reception. I followed instructions for an unattended office only to find that the call switched through to the mobile sitting on... More 

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Lake Macquarie NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife Elizabeth & I were in Forster to visit her Sister (Marie) and her Son Alexander. As Marie had only recently moved into a new house and much was left to do in the way of spare beds Elizabeth & I stayed at The Barkley Inn. As Elizabeth has allergies to perfumes and strong odours & I have issues... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This motel would not comply with health & safety regulations . We stayed overnight at this motel on our way to Coffs Harbour. It was a last minute reservation made while we were travelling. The price indicated that it would be budget accommodation . We accepted that. However, we did not expect that the room would be filthy - unvacummed... More 

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Tony P, Manager at Barkley Inn, responded to this review

Hi Lyn, Firstly I would like to apologise for your bad experience and we appreciate some of the things you brought to our attention, not only in your complaint on here, but your complaint to the council and also your complaint to staff members the morning following your stay. We can assure you The Barkley Inn has all rooms serviced... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Helpful people here great location and we always just fall into bed at night great stay. Best beach nearby walk to shops .we have stayed hear many times over the years and always stay at the Barkley. and will continue to come back in the future.

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Toronto, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights. Staff friendly and helpful. The man even hosed my car as leaves etc had fallen all over my car from the trees in the parking area when it was raining. Room had a crack in the glass in the shower. Bedside lamp was dusty. Pillows were a little hard. The freezer needed defrosting in the little... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After reading many negative reviews we were worried about where we had booked. Arrived mid afternoon was greeted by a friendly and helpful young lady. Rooms were clean and modern. We had 5 rooms booked all upstairs. Continental breakfast supplied with room rate. Would stay there again....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Waited so long at reception to check-in but noone around . There were cockroaches and cobwebs with a dead spider on ceiling. Mould on curtain and shower curtain. Cigarette burns on carpet. No internet at all but it was advertised. Stayed at many other places for half the price and got immaculate facilities with great service.

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