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“Sixties decor but spotlessly clean and comfortable budget motel” 4 of 5 stars
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Clifton Motel
424 Smollett Street, Albury, New South Wales 2640, Australia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Albury
Sydney, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Sixties decor but spotlessly clean and comfortable budget motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

As others have already said the king bed is large (although it doesn't leave much space in the room) and very comfortable. The room was very clean, as was the bathroom. Given the price, things like a shower curtain and a VERY basic bathroom have to be expected (I guess). The Television worked well - which meant we could sit on the bed and watch the Australian Open tennis semi final - and the airconditioning was very quiet and effective.

This is a budget stay - pure and simple. There are no bells and whistles here, but it is a good old fashioned country motel in which to have a satisfying sleep before getting back out on the Hume Highway again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Located just a short stroll from Albury railway station/ transport interchange and only 150 meters from the main street of the CBD. This motel is a little gem. Lovely clean, well appointed comfortable rooms with quality beds and furnishings. All rooms are quiet and private and provide with airconditioning, flat screen tv, microwave, toaster and kettle. All guests recieve a complimentary light breakfast which is adequate to kick start the day. Off street parking and Out door furniture in the courtyard/ carpark.
We have stayed here many times and will continue to do so. Hosts Karen and Barry offer friendly service and advice on local attractions..What a gem. We will definitely recommend Clifton to anyone who seeks quality accommodation at very affordable rates.
Thanks Russell and Ken (relief managers) who were on duty when we last visited. They helped us with our forward journey advising of great places to have coffee breaks on the trip north.

Room Tip: Rooms 10, 11 & 12 are a little more spacious
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stopped off for one night in Albury on way back from Syd to Melb. This place was a little treat! Stayed in a king room - huge comfy bed. Very friendly service, really clean and the toast, jam and cereal was an added bonus. Air con unit was so quiet - had such a good night's sleep! Great location for the town. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend anyone else do the same!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is the first time I have ever been motivated to add a comment about anywhere I have stayed.

I stayed on my way from Melbourne to Canberra. The motel is in a convenient location - easy to find from highway and easy walk to restaurants once you are there - and although in the centre of town it is very quiet.

The welcome was friendly and efficient. Booking was accurate and breakfast order was taken. Recommendations for dinner were great and guests are given a free drink voucher at the pub on the corner if they choose to eat there.

I was taken to the room and the features explained quickly. The room was spotless and although older (I would say 60's or 70's) it was very nicely decorated, well maintained and equipped with a quiet air conditioner, good shower and Foxtel on a large wall mounted TV.

My continental breakfast tray arrived not long after, so I was completely organised for an early departure if needed. It's not gourmet but enough to get you started.

I would recommend the Clifton to anyone looking for a faultlessly clean, friendly and convenient place to stay for a night stopover. My only comment / warning (not really a complaint) would be that the instant coffee is International Roast. Other than that..... great!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Byron Bay, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed 5nights at "The Clifton" and found this place to be a little gem. Barry and Karen, the owners/hosts of the motel were so lovely and so helpful, making us feel 'right at home'. The motel is small, basic but for the price, it's perfect. There is no pool or spa and attached restuarant, but for a short stay, walking distance to the centre of Albury, it's spot on. Just down from the motel is a great hotel that has $10steak dinners (The Railway Hotel). This is the perfect "Budget" stop.

The room was small but cosy, very clean with good quality linen, and amenities. We paid $79 a night and this included a small breakfast of cereal and toast each morning and fresh milk each day.

Even tho the motel is close to two major roads and the main street, there was no road noise in room and we had peacefull nights sleep every night. (our room was #7) There is a mechanical garage next door to the motel, yet no industrial noise could be heard in the room during the day.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again should I need a motel the next time I'm in Albury. For the price, it's perfect!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for one night in a through trip from Sydney to Melbourne. On arrival, check in was easy, owner was polite and friendly. Showed us our room which was a little small for two adults and a hyperactive two year old but exceptionally clean and well presented. Complimentary brekkie was lovely. The only downside was the room we had was next to the road so the noise was a little loud. If you are going to stay there with a young child, ask for a higher numbered room towards the back of the motel away from the road. Superbly played for the highway and shops. Will defo stay there again should we visit. Thanks to Barry & Karen for their hospitality :-)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Torquay, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is close to the best budget motel we have stayed in and is an ideal stopover point in Albury. Older style motel but rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. Beds are large and comfortable with flat TV and good shower. Complimentary breakfast is adequate and even though in the centre of town, is very quiet. Plenty of good eating places (pubs) nearby and very accessible to station and main road. Hosts are very friendly and welcoming and provide a complimentary drink at a local pub which has good food. You won't get better value than this for a stopover on the Sydney to Melbourne trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 424 Smollett Street, Albury, New South Wales 2640, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Albury
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 31 Hotels in Albury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest Motel to Albury's Train & Bus StationWe offer afforable accommodation in the heart of AlburyBest Priced family owned Boutique Motel in central AlburyNew Inverter Reverse cycle airconditioners Large 32in flat screen TVs with free 8 channel Austar. Free WifiFree light breakfast included in tariff, Queen & king Beds.Walk to shops,Clubs, & Pubs! ... more   less 
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