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Ballina Hi Craft Motel

295 - 297 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Ranked #17 of 17 hotels in Ballina
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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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 It's very outdated, with dirty carpets and drapes barely hanging on the walls.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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Ballina, Australia
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Risky rating a hotel while you're still in it, but I need to express my unhappiness before I move on from here. I can overlook the dated rooms, it's what I expected for the price, what I am horrified about is the roaches. They are tiny little fast ones that are laying dead in the bottom of the fridge in... More

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Armidale, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
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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60 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Ranked #17 of 17 hotels in Ballina
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