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Lake Forbes Motel

8 Junction Street, Forbes, New South Wales 2871, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Forbes
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed during the big freeze. The room was comfortable and staff friendly. They don't have a restaurant but do cook food and deliver to your room. The place is near the bridge and can get truck noise from highway. The aircon was old box type that didn't heat really well and we had to have extra blankets. The bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife & I stayed just the one night and apart from some understandable road noise were very comfortable. The owners are lovely people and are experienced in motel management. Very helpful and pleasant to chat with. Despite the motels' age and need for some modern touches, it is still a nice place to stay and in a handy location.

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small room, comfy queen size bed, clean bathroom. Eighties decor in our room, A bit of road noise as its on the truck route. suited us as we were just visiting family in the area. Overall nice place to stop for the night

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Balranald, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed at the Lake Forbes late 2014 and elected to stay again. We were very pleased we did. The room was spotlessly clean and I think the new owners/managers have made some changes to the décor. The evening menu has been changed and is more comprehensive than it was. I had the rolled pork and my husband had the... More 

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Lawson, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pleasant room without being outstanding. Receptionist was very welcoming and helpful. Located near the highway so there was some noise from the traffic. Best part of the stay was the lovely walk alongside the lake next door. Well worth the stroll.

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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Two seniors with adult daughter relocating daughter from Melbourne back to Noosa, we were delighted to find such a nice motel. The motel has been updated and beautifully so. The beds were very comfortable with high quality linen. The bathroom was modern and immaculate, with quality grooming products The supply of kitchen necessities was very good. We would not hesitate... More 

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Pakenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Loved the friendly and welcoming feel that the Motels new owners shared with us. The room was fantastic, spacious and very comfortable. The location is beautiful and if we had had the time we would have taken advantage of the walk that surrounds the lake. The room booked ended up being upstairs. However I was pleased that the new owners... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The motel is getting a bit old. That's ok I guess but this also means the sound proofing is not very good. You also get noise from the wooden walkways. Family rooms are advertised as Queen bed but are actually doubles. Not great if you are over 6 feet tall, like me. Traffic noise is terrible. Big trucks roar past... More 

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Balranald, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Lake Forbes Motel on 20/10/2014 when we were desperate to find accommodation that actually offered evening meals. The motel is small but quiet and the bed was so comfortable, right down to the pillows!. The room was spotless - I am pretty fussy when it comes to cleanliness and I could not fault... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a wonderful week at this motel. The manager/owner and his wife did more for my husband I on a recent trip to Forbes than what I expected. Every day there was clean towels and the room left fresh and clean. We had an extra car and trailer and that was accommodated as well. The clothes were wash and back... More 

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