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Ballina Colonial Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014
maryannSydney Sydney, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have stayed at the Colonial Motel at Ballina on our way to and from Queensland for many years. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The rooms have been refurbished and have 2 lounge chairs, which are most welcome after a long drive. The beds are very comfortable, and the room has a good size fridge. The rooms are... More

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Ballina C, Owner at Ballina Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and individual scores for Sleep Quality, Cleanliness and Service and I am sure that you were well intentioned. However your 'overall' score of 'average' is not reflective of this. In fact this, together with your similar review in June 2011, represents the 2nd and 3rd worst review I have ever had! Far from boosting... More

Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a lovely hotel, immaculately clean, recently refurbished, friendly owners, only 5 minutes drive into town centre however nice and quiet. As a lone female traveller on a work trip, I felt very safe & comfortable here. Has everything you need - lounge chairs, great bed, desk, good size fridge, good size bathroom, tea & coffee making facilities, toaster ...... More

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Ballina C, Owner at Ballina Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Suzanne, thank you for your kind review. We work hard at providing our guests with a quiet, comfortable and friendly service. Hopefully you will stay with us again on your next RMS visit. More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at the Colonial on the 14th Feb for one night. The room is quiet, very clean, nice linen, great bed, and anything else you want is there. There are no stairs and parking is right at your door. Can definitely recommend this place.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We are frequent travellers/hotel guests, but extremely lazy reviewers. However sometimes you just have to make the effort, if only to reflect the effort so clearly made by the hosts. One such example is the Ballina Colonial Motel on the Bangalow Road to Ballena. We give it a straight 10! Scrupulously clean, modern, spacious, well-appointed, the best shower that we've... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We just found this motel using our GPS. It was quiet, the room was comfortable and everything worked just fine. There was no restaurant, but everything was just a few blocks away. Would definitely choose to stay here again for a one-night stay if travelling through.

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Ballina C, Owner at Ballina Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We pride ourselves on having a quiet location, whilst remaining within 3/4 minutes walk to the Shopping Centre Bowling Club Restaurant. More

Cooroy, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A very affordable quiet motel with very helpful managers and all the facilities that are needed. Room was immaculately clean and noo problems with road noise or clattering water pipes from adjacent units. Close to everything and thoroughly recommended for a short or long stay.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Right from the moment we stepped off the plane, Paul the owner/manager made us feel special by picking us up. The room was very clean and well cared for as were the grounds. We were treated like VIP's the entire six day stay, and will definitely be returning next year. It is a delight to be made so welcome and... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We came off our campside during the cyclone and these guys were so helpfull and accommodating you would not believe. They even let us dry out our gear in their garage. Forget camping, stay with these guys! At the end of the day, they have comfortable, clean rooms, all ground floor rooms, with the added advantage of a large pool... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Tried to book the motel on the way to Ballina, based on recommendation of a local friend. I tried to check the price up first in the website, then called the owner/manager to book. First, he hung up on me because of asking questions about room types. Second ring, he rudely claimed that I am to vague. Thirdly,I am being... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

The Colonial is a quiet, clean, and comfortable motel with easy access to the highway and to the Ballina CBD. While the furniture was older, the room had obviously received some updating with a coat of paint and some other updating as the room is much more current than some of the furniture indicates. The owners obviously put a lot... More

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Address: 9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballina Colonial Motel 3.5*
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