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Ballina Byron Motor Inn

329 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We stayed in this motel for 1 night. The decor is a bit dated as stated in previous reviews, however, the bed is comfortable (we booked the room with a king size bed) and the room is clean. It is walking distance to several good restaurants, the river and shopping centre. I didn't use the pool due to the weather... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

the building was old and dated. but the room was clean and comfortable. the meals were varied and suitable for all tastes. excellent selection for breakfasts. By far the highlight of the trip for all visitors was the daily tour bus driver Annie. with her wonderful humour, her extensive knowledge of the areas we visited; her interesting stories of her... More 

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Thank Monica and Ted H
Braemar, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have just returned from the weekly tour. Found the owner very arrogant (almost to the point of rudeness) and most unhelpful. He certainly did not want to spend any time near the visitors. Rooms were very tired and could have used some service. None of the curtains fully covered the windows, one room actually had the curtains tied together with... More 

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Tea Gardens, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Have just spent a week at this motel doing the 7 day tour. As stated the motel is a little tired but the rooms are very clean. The meals were excellent and the staff very helpful. Annie the bus driver is a wealth of local knowledge and takes pride in telling the history of the locality. She keeps to the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a week we had , full on trip for seniors looking for good value this is it ,,,our room was always clean and tidy ,food was good ,plenty to eat entertainment at night very good ....could'nt have asked for a better driver than Annie , woo she know's her stuff and into the bargain beautiful singing voice and personality... More 

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Ringwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Staying here involved also a day by day tour of the area. Very interesting and a great way to see the area when you don't have a car. We flew in. The food was great, an entertainer during the evening meal each night. More for the older visitor. Does have a pool but outdoors not good on cooler days. Staff... More 

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Crescent Head, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I have never had such unfriendly service. It was peak time and the motels were all booked out. The staff knew that customers did not have much choice so were rude and not helpful at all. The rooms are old and in need if service. The showers were bad. There were no microwaves in the room. The grounds were overgrown... More 

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4 Thank Scottsonia
JohnHob, Owner at Ballina Byron Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Scottsonia, Thank you for spending time to deliver your feedback. I am greatly disappointed to hear that the customer service you experienced during your stay was inadequate. We strive to ensure that all of our guests are assisted in any way possible and that our staff are courteous and amiable. Rest assured that management will immediately address this concern.... More 

sydney.australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I recently stayed here as part of a tour package The motel is tired and In need of a facelift but the price was right.I enjoyed the food particularly a very good breakfast.Annie the coach driver very knowledgeable of the farming history and other interesting things of the area.The rooms were basic but clean hot water was hot beds comfortable.I... More 

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4 Thank betcando
JohnHob, Owner at Ballina Byron Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Betcando, Thank you for spending the time to review our motel tour package. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our daily buffet breakfasts we offer as part of the Ballina-Byron tour service. We often receive compliments on the range and quality of our hot and cold breakfasts and naturally we enjoy all positive feedback on this. Our coach... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Previous reviews seem to be of a tour company. I'm dealing with the Ballina Byron Motor Inn. We stayed here as 2 couples It is located on the outer part of Ballina, it is a fairly standard Motel. a little tired but quite adequate with a laundry facility which is always welcome when touring. A good point is the informative... More 

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Thank AggiBri
JohnHob, Owner at Ballina Byron Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Aggibri, Thank you for spending the time to review our motel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed receiving information about the history on the area. We offer daily and weekly tours that come to and from the motel that explore the enchanting Ballina-Byron region. Perhaps during your next stay you might join us on a day trip... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Contrary to the previous reviewer we thought the Ballina-Byron Tour was very average. For example we still can't figure why we were to spend two whole hours in Lismore a town that has very little to offer. Thankfully we were able to spend longer in Nimbin at the request of passengers. There was very little more to see than views... More 

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2 Thank harryhill
JohnHob, Owner at Ballina Byron Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Harryhill, Thank you for spending the time to review our motel tour package. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our daily buffet breakfasts we offer as part of the Ballina-Byron tour service. We often receive compliments on the range and quality of our hot and cold breakfasts and naturally we enjoy all positive feedback on this. I am... More 

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