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Ballina Centrepoint Motel

285- 287 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The motel itself is not too bad although needs an upgrade. The motel's position is central and close to the main street, club and shops. The owner/operator is constantly monitoring your use of facilities such as the air conditioner, water etc. I did not feel as though I was in a motel more like a visitor in someone's house. Whilst... More 

3 Thank tlynwo
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a fantastic cleanroom with great facilities, no cobwebs o bugs, nice smell. Beds were fabulous. Great selection on TV, excellent shower. Tariff excellent value. Cannot believe previous reviews we saw could possibly give a true picture of this motel! We highly recommend it to all we know or meet. Would stay there again whenever in the area.

Thank Lauren T
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48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came here on the Easter long weekend on the spur of the moment thing, travelling up north. We found this hotel easy and central to everything. Our room was clean and tidy with all the facilities that we needed. Our hosts were friendly and to the point with their answers!

Thank GraceLoBasso
Hervey Bay
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Take my advise! save your money sleep in car! This is the most disgusting, filthy Hotel room I have every stayed at. Trip advisor should take them off from people booking there. Where is the health authorities!! Drunken man and lady that swears at you wearing a dressing gown still in the middle of afternoon! As soon as you leave... More 

2 Thank Leigh J
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

Incredibly wrong in every way. Leigh J fits no listed guest. Nobody booked more than 3 nights Oct 2014. I'm never drunk, hardly drink at all, not even weekly. Wife does not swear or in dressing gown ever visible to guests. The only smelly thing is the rat I smell: looks like an unprincipled competitor made it up! Or someone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stayed here over the Christmas period for 3 nights. Excellent location within walking distance to the town and RSL club, facilities superb with a clean good sized pool. Room very clean, we stayed in one of the deluxe rooms which had the added bonus of a garden that my two young children could safely play in.Made very welcome by the... More 

Thank Gogotta
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. So nice to get one from one who's not a determined complainer. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This motel is very basic. Room had a unpleasant smell to it. Bed was comfy. Room was relatively clean. Owner came round at 7.30am (check out is 10am) and just tried opening the door without knocking. He then went round and tried the other doors. Booked this hotel at the last minute but would not recommend.

1 Thank Helen P
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

We had a Helen P 27/12 for 3 nights. With 10 rooms to be prepared within 4 hours we need to know who's left ASAP. Because so many guests fail to comply with request doors be left open it is urgent to find out. I do NOT try to open, merely gently (quietly) test knob to be sure, not knock... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We needed to stay over one night (Christmas Night) so we chose the Centrepoint in Ballina. Not much to say only that this Motel is Very Very basic - no frills. Beds were comfy enough, the Air Conditioning worked OK (noisy) and there was plenty of Hot Water.

Thank Rob H
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for an honest review! But "very very basic?" Only en suite, microwave, kettle, toaster, air con, WiFi internet, 32" TV/DVD, 8 Foxtel 24 free-to-air channels. What more? More 

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I guess the first hint that thing weren't going to be too good was as we drove down the street and noticing at least half-a-dozen cars in every other motel. But not this one. We were the only guests. As we drove in we were greeted by an elderly man in a pair of shorts, a half buttoned up shirt... More 

3 Thank thehappyholidayer013
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

We allow guests to dress as they like! I change shirt daily. Military injury to left ankle, athletics arthritic right ankle, age over 80, more sure-footed shoeless. Even so broke arm in a fall recently. Last of 6 motels in a row, but average best occupancy rate. Compliment about breakfast (or complaint) not given. Not appreciated! What relevance other reviews?... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the worst place we've ever stayed at. The owner is rude and not at all friendly or helpful. stay clear!!!! The room was less than average. Not impressed. the only good thing about this place is the location, but that isn't enough to recommend it to anyone. It was a cheap motel that is just that... cheap

2 Thank Dee2709
Ballina, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We are a young couple and have been travelling for about 2 weeks now. We are absolutely amazed at the kindness of the owner,s Marlon and Anne :). We had special needs that go far beyond the general traveller and far beyond the motels advertised facilities and services. Our circumstance was happily and politely obliged to even though we are... More 

Thank HappyVacationers2014

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