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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 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 of 5 stars
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I HIGHLY recommend people forget about this hotels existence! I paid $400 for 3 nights. When my partner and I had looked at the reviews we were laughing at how one review said (Tap does not turn off) and Karma hit us bad when we tried to use the tap in the bath room and it ran flat out and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Arrived in Forster without booking and was definately prepared for something cheap and cheerful. Was given room key and opened door to find an overpowering smell of cheap air freshener. No ventilation and barely any windows, had to step over the bed to get into bathroom and couldnt get in shower without getting jammed behind the door. Eventually went out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just finished our stay at Great Lakes Motor Inn and don't recommend it at all. They could not supply warm water let alone hot water for the showers even when the motel is only half full, but the reason for writing this is more about their totally poor attitude to this. So do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else... More 

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

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 March 3, 2015

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
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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
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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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