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The Heads Hotel

51 River Road, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2535, Australia
The Heads Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boyne Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Refurbished 50's style hotel with accommodation. The motel rooms are large and clean with ample parking. There are 3 wood burning heaters in the hotel with lounge seating. The wine list is extensive and service excellent. The on site restaurant has a comprehensive menu and blackboard specials. Good value and great view of the river whilst dining. Ideal place for... More 

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Thirroul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

To have lunch @ "The Heads" Hotel is a delight on all your senses. From the gorgeous view of the calm tidal waters of the Shoalhaven to the sights of the Seven Mile Beach dunes & wave action, to the freshest sweetest "flattie" tails, to the sights of a plethora of seabirds wading on the sand flats below to the... More 

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Shoalhaven, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good old style pub accommodation. Great food and friendly atmosphere. Shoalhaven heads is one of those quite little beachside villages that has not been discovered by the masses but is very close to popular locations such as Berry and Gerringong.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Have been coming here for years on summer holiday and unfortunately food and service quality is not as good as use to be and we are in no hurry to return. Renovations are average. Such a shame for a great family location. Could do so much better. Would not call it the best fish and chips on the south coast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We drove past and decided to have lunch in the beer garden overlooking the water and discovered that there was not only dog water bowls at almost every table but there was even a dog bed! The flathead tails were delicious and we will most definitely be back to stay in the dog friendly rooms.

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We recently went to the 'Heads hotel' for trivia. What a great night out! We had beautiful food - I had a pie with vegies for such a great price, and tasted delicious. They also have a $15 roast on sunday that is huge and beautifully cooked. The staff are very friendly and helpful, just a great place to visit.... More 

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Rozelle, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Paid $130 for the worst room we have ever stayed in. Carpet was ripped, torn and stained,ceiling had mould, the tiny double bed was against a wall. Looked and felt like a prison cell and desperately needs updating. Very noisy with no sound insulation. We gave it one star because breakfast was good and the room was clean.

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Bathurst, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have stayed at the Heads Hotel before but this time we were a little disappointed with our room which had water damage on the ceiling and smelt damp. The carpet had a very large stain at the end of the bed and there was no sink in the bathroom. The linen and towels were white and clean with no... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed here randomly en route to Sydney for Lions test. What a find! Friendly welcome, excellent food and beer, room clean and spacious, good rates and an outstanding host Colin Waller. It was probably one of the most memorable stays of the whole trip having had a very lengthy and entertaining evening in the company of the host and a... More 

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Long Whatton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here on the way to Sydney from Melbourne during the Lions rugby tour. One of the last decent place on the coast to stay before Sydney. Very friendly welcome. Excellent food. Great staff. Rooms are spacious and very clean. Very good value. Will definitely stay here next time in NSW.

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