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Bluey Motel

32 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Bluey Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Lightning Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed for one night on our way to Queensland. The room was small but had everything you need, including microwave for a short stay and situated within easy walking distance of shops. Friendly proprietor and would stay again if travelling to lightning ridge again.

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Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This Motel was excellent value for money. Our room was very clean, comfortable & cosy. It is also very well situated, being just a short stroll from supermarket, eateries & specialty shops. The in room microwave oven was very handy for frozen meals when we didn't feel up to dining out. Proprietor was very friendly & helpful, with many tips... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at this little Motel for a night on our way home to Brisbane. We had been travelling for 10 days and this was by far the best accommodation we stayed in on our whole holiday. Kaye is a beautiful lady who is really friendly and helpful. She put us on the right track with... More

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BlueyMotel, Manager at Bluey Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bluey Motel and Lightning Ridge. Do come and visit us again and next time stay a little longer--it was great to meet you. Cheers. Kay . More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time at the easter festival Fantastic spot right in the middle of town. Room were clean and tidy. Nothing was too much trouble for them, had full use of the bbq area and the bowling club across the road to boot. Thank's for the great memories Of our trip Lightning Ridge. Cheers Frank

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Torquay, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Bluey's is a reasonably priced option in Lightning Ridge.. Very reasonably priced in fact. Architecturally its got a 1960s feel to it but in opal mining country so are all the old trucks dotting the landscape. The lady running it.. Kay, was really nice and most helpful and friendly. The rooms although getting on a bit were lovely and clean... More

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Townville, South Carolina
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335 reviews 335 reviews
127 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The motel is just ok, but it is a small town in the middle of nowhere. The price is high, but there is little competition. The entire town closes at 5pm. We got frozen lasagna at the local IGA and microwaved it in our room for dinner.

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BlueyMotel, Manager at Bluey Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry these people did not enjoy Blueys and our unique town--maybe they didn`t stay long enough. Our motel is one of the cheapest in town and displays prices at the front of the motel for all to see--they are standard prices--not from prices. The entire town does not close down at 5 pm. Most shops are open until... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

everything you need for a comfortable wonderful nightly accommodation. the owners are absolutely fantastic friendly and helpful. local knowledge of the locale and what and where to go are their speciality. a spotlessly clean roomy space with everything supplied that you will need. a very interesting place full of interesting people and achievements. an icon of Australia with wonderful helpful... More

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York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A fairly basic but very clean and tidy motel, run by lovely people. A warm welcome and friendly welcome and were very helpful in suggesting options for getting the best out of our trip to Lightning Ridge.

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Bluey Motel is a cheerful place to stay. The rooms are clean and pleasant, with a beaut little kitchenette. The motel manager Margie is warm and welcoming, and really made our trip. She gave our daughter some free rock shavings from the local opal mines, which was a really nice gesture. They've since become treasured souvenirs for our daughter,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Rooms at Bluey Motel are basic but all I need when I visit Lightning Ridge. Location is perfect and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Kay is always willing to assist and provides clean and comfortable accommodation. There is also wi-fi for those who need it.

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Address: 32 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Lightning Ridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Welcome to Bluey Motel. We are a privately owned motel with 10 rooms. Situated opposite the Bowling Greens and walking distance to shops, we offer friendly service, fresh rooms, off street parking, guest laundry and shady BBQ areas. The rooms include: reverse cycle air-conditioning; tea/coffee facilities; fridge, microwave colour TV, DVD/VCR; ensuite. We Offer: fax and Wi-Fi Broadband; tourist information and tour bookings. We accept Eftpos, Mastercard and Visa. ... more   less 
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