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Blue Dolphin Motel

Fraser Street, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This place is bad.... mould in rooms , overpriced , rooms seem to have been not cleaned in months. the owner is also rude and arrogant, rooms infested with cockroaches, as a nambucca local it is also well known around town that this motel is used as a sort of halfway house/crisis care refuge and has housed many a released... More 

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314KenR, Owner at Blue Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

Daniel, Your review is informative. Have we met? When and where? In which unit did you stay? There is no registration anywhere during March 2014, not in the family rooms, twins or doubles. What are your issues with the Department of Human Services - Housing and Youth and Community Services clients? "Sex offenders"? Your information is incorrect. This is a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This has to rate as one of the worst places we have ever stayed in. On a trip from Qld down to Sydney we stopped overnight at this motel. It boasted the " motel with the million dollar views" so we really expected it to be a nice stay. The rooms were drab,curtains falling apart with obvious sun damage,leaky shower,no... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Travelling from Queensland to Sydney when we needed to stop over somewhere for 1 night. Booked this motel based on what I saw on their website. When we got there though, it was nothing like advertised. It was a very, very hot day & the website advertised both air conditioning & a pool. The first thing that hit us was... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Run down and has an uncared for look and feel. It is in a great location with beaut views over the river especially from room 17, and the RSL Club is nearby but this is one motel that I will not be staying in again anytime soon. I agree with all of the recent reviews - a disaster!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I (unfortunately) stayed here for for one night on the way from Sydney to Queensland on 13/10/12 and have to agree with all the other reviews here regarding the dilapidated and run-down state of the place. I think my room number was 11, it was downstairs near the pool which was not usable...it had no water in it, apart from... More 

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314KenR, Owner at Blue Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

13.10.12 Reviewer registers in Unit 11, Blue Dolphin Motel. 29.11.12 Via email reviewer alleges he was bitten by bed bugs. We immediately checked the room. WE FOUND NO BED BUGS . 29.11.12 Our main cleaner had worked in Nth Qld and was familiar with bed bugs. SHE SAID THERE WERE NO BED BUGS. Nevertheless, we insisted she check the mattress... More 

Maleny, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed here on a recommendation of some friends who had stayed there about 20 years ago. But I must say these friends only said that it has a million-dollar view, and that it was built in 1958. The room was clean, and the view is spectacular, (room 17), but that is where the bad begins, single bed was not... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

I've had the profound misfortune of spending a night in this [--] hole earlier this year. Yes, same deal, arrived late and everywhere else was full. If I had only had the sense to look before I handed over the plastic, I would have willingly driven the 400 klms home to avoid this hovel. The state of disrepair is of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Stayed here 1 night coming back to Sydney from QLD - all other hotels fully booked. The hotel needs MAJOR renovations, repairs and should be inspected to see how it measures up to health and safety regulations (poorly I would think). It was very run down, the pool didn't look usable, the foyer was full of old box TVs and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

this motel is very old and tired; room was clean but carpet had stained. there were bags of rubbish in the car park the two days we stayed and an old matress; this was unsightly. there are certainly newer and better places to stay but if you are stuck like we were (the other places were fully booked at Christmas)... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

I booked online to stay here when we came to Nambucca for a birthday party. It looked really good, but it was a real disappointment. Very run down,pool out of order, no phone or airconditioning(even though it was advertised as having these). It didn't have flyscreens on windows or doors & when we got back at night we were greeted... More 

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