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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 #11 of 17 hotels in Ballina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014
Anne2014620 Brisbane, 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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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Sydney, Australia
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38 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We have stayed at this motel many times. It is quiet, being away from the Pacific Highway. Also in walking distance to Ballina Fair shopping centre and another shopping centre opposite Ballina Fair. There is undercover car parking and the proprietors are friendly and helpful. When we were last there some rooms were still in the process of being refurbished,... More

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Address: 9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Ballina
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballina Colonial Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ballina Colonial Motel offers a quiet location, away from the Pacific Highway, just south of Ballina Centre Shopping Centre and within easy reach of the beaches, river, shops, clubs and restaurants and just a 25 minute scenic drive from Byron Bay via Lennox Head. ... more   less 
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