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Fun 'n' Sun Motel

471 River Street (formally Lot 3 Pacific Hwy) | West Ballina, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Fun 'n' Sun Motel
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My family & I stayed at the hotel over the Christmas & I have to say I will never stay there again. The owners were lovely but the cleanliness of the room was horrendous. We stayed in Room 8 which is a 2 bedroom apartment & I was mortified at how filthy the room was. The sign in the room... More 

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michael b, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sharon and thanks for your feedback, we have looked at the photos you took and we do agree...... We did not remove the cutlery tray to clean the draws and the dusting was not as thorougher as it should of been. The Christmas and new year periods are an extremely busy time for us and we often do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great location, very friendly staff, kid friendly, clean & tidy. We stayed for 4 night with small children lots of room for kids to play, fish & chip shop across road was great, tavern down the road kids eat free on Tuesdays the food was amazing.

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michael b, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

HI Kel and thanks for your great review and kind words. More 

cork
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed here for one night[two rooms] The hosts , a lovely couple ex U.K. The rooms were brightly painted brick, a little paint works wonders. Good size bedrooms with good shower. Had to ask the host for plates and knives, they should be in the rooms. After dark there were swarms of beelike bugs flying around .In the bedroom... More 

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michael b, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Hi Pat and thanks for your review. More 

Brisbane
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed two nights over the Prawn Festival and found it had everything we needed at a very good price. Owner friendly and helpful and gave advice about local markets and directions. In a regular motel room, we had all the usual inclusions but also some extras such as a microwave and iron and ironing board. Some things were a... More 

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michael b, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review our motel , it is appreciated, and thanks for your kind words, the management. More 

Palmetto, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We booked on line and wasn't sure what to expect, but once we arrived and met the owners and saw the room and facility, and we booked another night! The owners were extremely nice and accommodating . The room was very clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed and more, small refrigerator , toaster, microwave and hotpot. We loved... More 

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Michael B, Owner at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and kind words, its always nice when we tick all of your boxes, thanks again. More 

Great Western, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stayed for one night at this motel, it was all that you could expect for the price. Clean, aircond good shower and no road noise. What else do you want? It had a pool and a nice grass area but I didn't get a chance to have a look. I would stay here again no problem. The owners were nice... More 

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Michael B, Owner at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and comments. More 

Taree, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Not a 5 star Motel, but we did not pay the price of one, the room was clean,well decked out, the only fault we found was the sofa was too low and I found it hard to get out of, but all in all good value for the money.

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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, its always appreciated. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The British owners of the motel are really nice and helpful. All facilities are clean & functional. There's even a swimming pool for those warm days on the coast! We stayed for 3 nights attending the Bluesfest. Ample car parking space with well manicured lawns by the pool. There's a fish & chip shop, Dan Murphy's & markets opposite the... More 

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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review, hope to see you all at the next Bluesfest More 

Laidley, Australia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We just needed somewhere to shower and sleep for an overnight stay near Lennox Head. Accommodation in Ballina is half the price and only a short coastal drive away. I had requested a quiet room and was allocated No 17 which was the furtherest from reception. It was perfectly quiet and very clean and comfortable. It looked a little larger... More 

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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thank you from both the management and staff for your kind words More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Decided to travel to the north coast and found this place online. Well off the beaten track (the moved the pacific highway a year ago) but well worth a visit. Stayed two nights, the owner was very friendly and the rooms clean - a great value for price. Will stay agin when I a up this way.

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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, its much appreciated. More 

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