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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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Coolangatta, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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 

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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 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

The man at reception was friendly, the room was clean, air con worked, but handles falling off several doors. The worst thing was the hot water running out. Had a family spa room and one spa was the end of the hot water til morning. The fact that there was limited hot water would have been helpful to know earlier.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Checked in late big mistake Room 307 a family room dirty carpet. tiles and bathroom deadly slippery when wet the couch in this room really stank and serious stains The neighbors had a domestic Ashley & Nathan all night then again in the morning shocking DO NOT STAY HERE THEY COULD RUN A ROOT IN A BROTHEL

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This was a last minute booking over Xmas and not many rooms available in town. We now know why there were rooms at this place... The room was OK. On the first night, they didn't make the bed although seemed to do the rest of the servicing; a bit unusual, but can probably live with that. On our fourth night,... More 

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