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Dawson Motor Inn

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   25 Dawson Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Lismore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean. The room had a very nice smell to it. It was pleasant to walk into. We stayed 3 nights and each time we returned the room had been tidied and smelt fresh. The staff was very pleasant. Nothing was a problem very helpful. My husband used the BBQ while we were there and was told if we needed... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay here whenever work takes me Lismore and it is like a boutique motor inn without the boutique price. The staff are excellent (even fniding me a phone charger when I forgot to pack mine) and the meals are certainly value for money. It is a pleasure to stay you always feel welcome and well looked after.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here on a previous business trip to Lismore and returned as the Dawson offers impeccably clean rooms with faultless service. The rooms aren't ultra contemporary - someone was very taken with a shell motif in the early 90s - but they are comfortable, perfectly maintained and probably the cleanest I have stayed in anywhere in the world.... More

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Perth WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Dawson Motor Inn may not be the biggest or the newest accommodation in Lismore but it certainly is good accommodation for a great price. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have everything that you need for a comfortable stay, including free WIFI. The breakfast is huge and freshly cooked with good quality produce. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Basic but clean and comfortable . Breakfast was nice with a complimentary piece of fruit. Stuart and his staff were genuinely friendly and beyond helpful. They went out of their way for us. Would stay again and recommend.

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Alice Springs
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Had an overnight stay in a comfy, clean room with a room service meal that was super tasty. Free use of the laundry facilities and a nice bed and pillows. Also provided with ice on request (that lots of small hotels do not have). Very happy to stay here and recommend it to others.

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed at this motel for a one night. Our motel room was very clean and comfortable. The price was very affordable and it included a free breakfast and free wifi! In addition the laundry was complimentary. In addition we were allowed to clean our wet equipment because of last night's rain.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I am usually at the Dawson Motor Inn with 1 or 2 of my 4 children for sporting trips, swimming, cross country and athletics. It is central, always clean and the hosts are always helpful. We head down the road at night for dinner at "Fire in the Belly"...within walking distance which is great.

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

WOW..What a wonderful place, Peter & Garry are the best hosts that we have come across in a very long time, awesome guys, we got the Bed & Dinner package and the meal was amazing and so was the breakfast the next morning, when talking to Peter it was like we had known him for years, when staying in Lismore,... More

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Warners Bay, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

While the Dawson is an older type of motel the rooms are well maintained and clean. We were in Lismore for a junior cricket competition staying 5 nights. The manager of the motel, Stewart was fantastic making us most welcome when we arrived, explaining the available services and also offering to launder the boys whites every day free of charge.... More

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Address: 25 Dawson Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Lismore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dawson Motor Inn 3.5*
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Stuart and Dianne,hosts of the Dawson Motor Inn are proud to have you stay with us.Our first-rate facilities and affordable accommodation will make your time in Lismore, be it business or leisure, relaxing and comfortable. The Dawson Motor Inn is Lismore's most popular motel and in a quiet location.Our 21 modern, clean, and all ground level units include Studio Rooms, Family Rooms and Executive Suites, all with off street parking right outside your room. All of our motel rooms have en-suite, reverse cycle air, dining table, writing desk, mini-bar, FREE wireless broadband and much more.With a refreshing salt-water pool & BBQ we'll make you feel right at home.FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.All of our units are 3.5 Star AAA rated, and we are situated on the edge of the CBD and only half an hour away from the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina.Come and enjoy the natural beauty of the untouched Rainbow Region and pristine beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina. STUDIO ROOMAll rooms have a comfortable queen size bed, or queen and single bed, modern, dining table and chairs, writing desk and en-suite bathroom.Reverse cycle air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet access available FREE, Austar Pay TV (free), ISD/STD direct telephones. FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.In room mini bar, iron / board, toaster, hair dryer, tea / coffee, clock radio. Microwaves available.FAMILY ROOMFamily Rooms are very spacious rooms with separate lounge-room and bedroom, interconnecting bathroom, views to pool and palms. Dining table. 2 TV's. Queen- size bed in bedroom, single bed and a double pull-out sofa bed in lounge room, porta cot available. ... more   less 
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