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Great Lakes Motor Inn

24 Head Street, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Forster
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a few nights whilst travelling with my daughter. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable and they arranged for my check in after hours which was a great help. The staff were very helpful and being walking distance to everything in forster I didn't need my car which was a god send! I will definitely be... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older style travelling through motel. I stayed here overnight when driving up to Brisbane. It was suitable for my circumstances and walking distance to everything I needed. Only thing was the road outside is quite noisy with passing trucks but it's not the Great Lakes Motor Inn's fault.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

i recently stayed for two nights during the week. The owner was friendly and pleasant to deal with. Perfect location to the beach and local shops. Rooms clean and comfortable, Would recommend this motel.

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Bowral, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We booked on Wotif and had organised with reception for a key to be left in the door. When we arrived at 9pm there was no key to be found, and reception was closed. We had to make several phone calls and wait for the manager to drive to the motel to bring us a key. He was very rude.... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed at this motel and it was the worst accommodation I have ever stayed in. The bathroom was filthy with engrained grime from a long time ago. Nothing was clean and we were very disappointed and uncomfortable. Unfortunately we had paid before we saw the unit and when we left at 8:30 am there was none to complain to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The saddest part of this motel is that no one loved it enough to appreciate it's uniqueness. It has so much potential for a retro boutique motel with historical value. But sadly everyone wants the same boring high rise experience so it's scheduled for demolition and to be replaced with a multi story building that looks the same as all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is the dirtiest motor inn I have ever stayed in. Do you expect your room serviced daily - well you won't get it here. Do you expect toilet paper - you don' t get it here - when you run out that's too bad - you have to go and buy your own. The rooms are only serviced every... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were booked to stay here at the same time as the Cyclone hit in January this year. On the way, the roads were closed due to severe flooding and we were unable to reach the Motor Inn. We were then refused a refund even though there was no possible way of getting there. Terrible people, all other accomodation we... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My partner and I booked accommodation here the day before heading up. We were only staying a night and just looking for a cheap, clean room after deciding it was raining too hard to camp. Management seemed a little rude. I felt a little bit like I was in kindergarten - always in trouble until I could prove I'd done... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

It reminded me of motor inn stays as a child, but run down though clean. It has been a very cute 1950's motel in its former years, but as it's about to be knocked down (there is a model on the office of the tower they are to build) there is not a lot of care anymore. Room was basic,... More 

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