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Almare Tourist Motel

339 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed overnight while passing through and found it pretty good value. Room was a decent size with a queen bed a bunk and another single. We also got a complementary continental breakfast which was good. Only 2 things i could say negative about hotel is the bright flourecent lights right outside your door and windows which even with the curtains... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We arrived late and without a booking. The owner was very welcoming and happy to find us a room to accommodate a family of 4. The room was clean and comfortable although the decor was a little dated. The only critcism was that our room was very light at night because of the outside lights. We were so tired that... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I were treated very nicely by the manager Terry. He was very helpful with the information. The cost for our one night was only $79.00 which included a complimentary light breakfast. It is close to the clubs for any meals.We had a lovely nights sleep and won't hesitate to go back there again.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Almare Tourist Motel, is located at the Western part of Ballina, along River Street, as many of the motels seem to be. The hotel is within walking distance to the Richmond River, estuaries and the local waterways. A 10 minute walk to the centre of town to a variety of shops and the local Chinese restaurant and the Ballina... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My family used the motel as a base to explore the Byron Bay and Northern Rivers area , initially booked for one night but eventually stayed a total of 3 nights during the week . The Motel is very conveniently located and excellent value for 3 or more people sharing one room . The staff were friendly and helpful and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Being a family of 5 (with 3 big teenage boys) it is often difficult to find accommodation that fits us all in and is friendly on the wallet. We were in town to go to a family wedding so we only needed a place to shower, change and sleep in. The Almare was perfect for this. Very friendly booking and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights and found the owners very friendly and helpful. We had two cars and was allowed to park both on premises. It's an old motel but is very clean and well kept. The breakfast is very good and well priced. I can recommend the motel for over night or longer stays.

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Taree, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although Ballina has been bypassed it's still very busy, with a constant stream of traffic passing by the motel. The Almare is dated, but kind of charming in a way and the owner friendly. We had a standard family room, with comfortable beds and soft sheets, a table and chairs and small kitchenette. The air conditioner was old, but worked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. Male host was nice but the lady was rude. She accused us that we were cooking in the room and after we told her we didn't she told we were a liar. You need to pay $4.50 for 30 mins to use Wifi... Even your phone internet reception is really bad (there were 4 people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The hotel is situated on the main street, just as you enter Ballina from the south. A walk from the main shops but near a bowling club which was recommended for dinner. The room was very basic but clean and was like stepping back to the sixties. The owners of the hotel are extremely accommodating and friendly. The hotel is... More 

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