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Ballina Hi Craft Motel

295 - 297 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 18 hotels in Ballina
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this hotel had 4 rooms available at $70 on Booking.com. Seeing as I was just round the corner I walked in, past the sign 'Rooms from $70', to be told I could have one for $85. All the Booking.com and $70 ones were 'sold'. Riiiiiiight. Walked out...

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have stayed at this motel 2 times this year and have found the rooms clean and comfortable, with the staff pleasant and helpful on every occasion. Breakfast is plentiful with good variety. Convenient .Friendly, helpful staff who exhibited a sense of humour. The room was quiet, clean and well presented. We really enjoyed our trip. Fully recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent service by the new management. Iam sure by the time we are ready for our next stay, the renovated and new rooms along with their now very high standard of cleanliness in rooms will capture our hearts for good. I loved the easy driving in and out of their convenient parking and location. The new management was so efficient... More

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Ballina, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I am staying at Hi Craft for 2 months and find it quite a step up from Ballina Motel and soon to be demolished Sundowner. Rates are good for what you get. Location, walk to CBD, room size good, full cotton sheets and quality plush towels, kitchenette sink and sparkling pool. New owners are striving to improve with new lights,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Would not recommend this Motel. It's very outdated, with dirty carpets and drapes barely hanging on the walls. If you swim in the pool you come out with blue feet from the paint coming off the bottom. There is no phone in the room and the office says it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. but there is... More

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Armidale, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed at the Ballina Hi-Craft motel on our way to Brisbane. While the motel staff was very nice and helpful, the motel rooms appear to be very much dated. However, for the price you pay it is reasonable and you cannot expect too much.

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Nambour, Queensland, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

On arrival I was greeted by the stench of cigarette butts and an incredibly rude receptionist. I was given a key and pointed toward my room and nothing else. The room smelt like sewrege but I figured it would go away. I went out for an appointment and dinner and returned at 9pm. The room still smelt foul but reception... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I stayed at the Hi Craft Motel in November 2011 and was satisfied with the condition of the room: it was clean, tidy and fit for purpose - and the bed was comfortable. I was impressed with the friendly and helpful attitude of the manager. And I loved the sparkling waters of the swimming pool - which the manager takes... More

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Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

The Motel was fine if a bit musty smelling but it does rain a lot up there; mind you it also had a pool so it must be hot sometime. Ballina is about a half hour away from Byron but all the accommodation is outrageously priced in Byron for the festival – one night in basic hotel room $500, guest... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

This motel is ANCIENT. Rooms are shabby and crappy, bathroom looks as though it was built in 1940 with mouldy ceilings and vanity half hanging off of the wall. When we woke up in the morning there was no power, we were asked if we had had the airconditioner on (which we hadn't) and felt that it was being implied... More

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managerfay, Manager at Ballina Hi Craft Motel, responded to this review

As the Manager of the Hi-Craft Motel, I can assure you that we value all our guests and we will go out of our way to make their stay as comfortable as possible. The motel was built in the 1970's and yes we are by some standards ancient, but we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the rooms, I can... More

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Address: 295 - 297 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
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Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
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HiCraft motel is under new management since May 2014.We have done lot of changes in the motel including bed linens ,vanaties and painting. ... more   less 
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