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Richmond Motor Inn

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227 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Richmond Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Ballina B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Qld. Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Ballina for a family funeral. Booked this Motor Inn as it was conveniently located opposite the RSL. Kerrie & Peter the owners could not have been more helpful & friendly. The room was very clean and offered everything you needed for a short stay. Breakfast is available, served in your room, this was great as I could... More

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Glen Innes, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Imaculate and spotless rooms, very good value for money and modern rooms, very good service from the friendly staff, has swimming pool was great, all the shops are close by to hotel, just walking distance to rsl just across the road, and takeaway shops, no highway noise got a decent nights sleep

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Travelling as a group of motorcyclists we arrived hot, thirsty and keen to celebrate New Year’s Eve - fortunately the Richmond Motor Inn is conveniently located across the road from the RSL. The hosts were welcoming and the rooms were comfortable, clean and cool. The pool also proved popular. My partner & I were fortunate enough to score the extra... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Àn ordinary motel made special by Peter and Kims great service'. I had forgotten my cord for my phone. When I went down to reception, quick as a flash, Kim produced a box of cords that previous guests had left. Nice breakfast. Good Wi Fi. My one concern was that the room I stayed in was a little musty.

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Running about 1 hour behind expected arrival time when we recieved a phone call checking on our welfare to see if we were lost. When we arrived we were met by friendly reception who could not do enough for us. The room was great and bed comfy with the RSL just accross the road for a good feed.Room clean and... More

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Gerroa, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Ballina may be your destination, or it may be a stopping point on your way between towns up and down the east coast, either way its gonna be hard to beat an evening or two at the Richmond Motor Inn. Not that easy to find if you are conducting a search on the web (Wotif.com for example), but definitely worthwhile... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Booked in for 2 nights and ended up staying 2 weeks! While waiting for a relocation camper-van from Ballina. Kerrie and Pete went out of their way to accommodate us over Easter and even gave us 2 mini Easter eggs each.. The motel is ideally placed for the town and river beach areas are all within easy walking distance. The... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We have stayed at this motel over the past five years when travelling to and from Sydney. Peter and Kerrie Butt are undertaking renovations and this will lift the decor from its current 90's style. Good clean rooms really convenient location opposite the Ballina RSL and close to all of the shops in the Main Street, but still a very... More

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Address: 227 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Richmond Motor Inn is located in the heart of Ballina. Our motel has facilities to suite the corporate and leisure traveler with wireless internet, fax, phone, 8 foxtel channels, charge back from local restaurants and a swimming pool. Within easy walking distance you will find many shops, services, restaurants and the award winning Ballina RSL. You will also find the Richmond River and many quality beaches nearby. ... more   less 
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