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Black Opal Motel

Cnr Opal & Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Coomera, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Rocked up at the ridge without pre-booking accommodation. June is a busy time at the Ridge due to the mines 'running'. Luckily we were able to secure a room here. Room was clean although a bit tired and was in need of some tlc. Beds were clean and comfy

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very pleasant staff, room was clean, a little dated. Great location but a little issue with neighbours who were shaping up for big night , luckily management had a word with them. About 1 am th neighbour at the back came home, I thought he was coming bathroom window! Eventually everything quitened down and was quite good. I would go... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Black Opal Motel is definitely not posh by any means, but it was a bargain. The manager was lovely and even offered to lend me her car to see the Bore, really really kind of her. I saw no cobwebs in my room and it was more than clean enough for me, My room did have a chipped table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We come every year for the Easter Festival - and we usually stay at blueys, but was booked out. I rang here and had 1 room left. Carroll .. Couldn't do enough for us. We travel for the first time with our 8mth old little girl, and she made it so homey for us. Nothing was a problem !!! Best... More 

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Shelly Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were part of a group of 4 who visited Lightning Ridge in April 2013. It was a good time to visit as the days had started to cool- only 30degrees C- and the nights were pleasantly cool. We arrived mid afternoon and were greeted by the manager- a very helpful and pleasant lady- who couldnt do enough for us.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The kids didn't want to go to the bathroom because there were so many cobwebs in there... The room smelt weird, the dust set my allergies off, and it was seriously overpriced. Lovely lady who owns it, but otherwise GAH.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

On a recent visit to Lightning Ridge we stayed at the Black Opal Motel not the most luxurious motel in town but the lady that managed it was wonderful, nothing was a trouble to her. we arrived late in the afternoon, the town was a buss because it was the Opal & Gem Festival & there were people everywhere, great... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The first thing that we noticed were the incredibly friendly staff. A genuine welcome is always a nice introduction to any motel. the room ( twin) was pretty basic, but did have good air conditioning and a new TV, not satellite channels but good reception on all channels. Easy reach of everything in town, enough room to eat in if... More 

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