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Whale Motor Inn

Certificate of Excellence
104 Wagonga St, Narooma, New South Wales 2546, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Narooma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and great meals at the adjoining restaurant. It is located close to a small group of shops. We were staying at apartments nearby and decided to stay another night which is when we found the Whale. Short drive to surf beach and plaza with supermarket. Wish we had spent the whole time at the Whale!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful stop on our coastal road trip. The room was updated attractively, the dining room decor was also pleasant and both have great elevated coastal views. In the dining room we found the service pleasant and the food very delicious.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed in a deluxe suite for one night. The suite was spacious and benefited from a patio area, kitchenette, dining/living area, large bathroom, and bedroom. The suite was functional and clean but not at all luxurious or deluxe. It smelt a bit musty when we first arrived so we had to open the doors to give it a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My Wife and I booked a 2 night stay in an Executive Spa suite for a relaxing weekend . We were welcomed on arrival with a friendly and warm welcome . Our Suite , room 11, on the 1st floor on the corner of the building had a Large covered balcony with amazing views completed with an outdoor Lounge ,table... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed one night with our dog. "Pet friendly motor inn", I initially did not have any high expectations at all BUT I was super surprised by its quality. Our room was on the ground floor facing outdoor swimming pool and with ocean view behind it. Room was nice and modern and clean and big. Well equipped kitchen, sleek bath... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Enjoyed our two night stay here in a Premier Room upstairs. Queen size bed was comfy with crisp clean sheets. Loved the little balcony with two chairs and a little table and ashtray provided for smokers. Great views. Free Wi-Fi. The bathroom was small but clean, and the Eartherapy Guest toiletries were lovely and re-stocked daily. The pool was fantastic,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I stayed with my mother in the Executive Gully Suite (twin) overnight with our four legged companions. It was great for us. Its obvious that the owners are trying hard with clean and neat rooms and facilities and even their own veggie patch. Its near shops and beaches. We walked down the hill to the ice cream shop opposite the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed at the Executive spa suite with our dog. It really met our needs as it is just right for us. Near the shops, near the beach, near the food joints etc. Indeed, convenient. The staff are friendly and approachable and readily available for your requests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

To put this review in context, it's important to remember that you are in Narooma, a very small town on the Southeastern coast of Australia. You go to Narooma for spectacular views of the ocean and for a quiet retreat away from the big city. You don't go there for sumptuous five-star amenities. With that in mind, The Whale Motor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We were at theWhale for three nights. The situation and the room was lovely. On the first night we ate in the restaurant and the food was great but we were overcharged $30 for wine. Next day problems with towels and supplies for the room, reprimanded for leaving a pair of pyjamas on the bed which apparently prevents staff making... More 

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