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Ballina Colonial Motel

3.5 of 5 9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here every year for the Ballina Car Show and wouldn't stay anywhere else. The motel is close to all the major shopping centres which makes it very handy. The rooms are very comfortable as are the beds and always spotlessly clean. The airconditioners are really cool which I love as I don't like the heat..lol. There is undercover... More 

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

Thanks Jamie; love your sense of humour and look forward to seeing you again next January. More 

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Comfortable queen bed Reasonable price for busy time of year, stayed 1 night on way home from Qld to NSW Mostly quiet at night Air conditioner worked well and not too noisy, which is important to us Very friendly reception staff Cons: Did not have a hand towel in the bathroom and only supplied 1 face cloth Did not... More 

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not get a chance to let the owner know that the air conditioner, which is a bit dated, just did not work. As I am on medication which gives me hot flushes, it was impossible to sleep, even with the fan. So please check the air con in room No. 7 . The motel was clean and in... More 

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

Oh dear what a shame that you saw fit to use social media to advise us of a routine maintenance problem, rather than calling us or leaving a note. Will Room 7 be wrongly condemned forever? We were not even aware of the issue, as nobody else had complained until another customer a week later told us about this online... More 

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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6 reviews 6 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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13 helpful votes 13 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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Address: 9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballina Colonial Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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