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Dawson Motor Inn
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   25 Dawson Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lismore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newcastle, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed at this motel for a one night. Our motel room was very clean and comfortable. The price was very affordable and it included a free breakfast and free wifi! In addition the laundry was complimentary.
In addition we were allowed to clean our wet equipment because of last night's rain.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
New South Wales, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I am usually at the Dawson Motor Inn with 1 or 2 of my 4 children for sporting trips, swimming, cross country and athletics. It is central, always clean and the hosts are always helpful. We head down the road at night for dinner at "Fire in the Belly"...within walking distance which is great.

Room Tip: We always choose room 3....no road noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

WOW..What a wonderful place, Peter & Garry are the best hosts that we have come across in a very long time, awesome guys, we got the Bed & Dinner package and the meal was amazing and so was the breakfast the next morning, when talking to Peter it was like we had known him for years, when staying in Lismore, stay at this motel, you won't regret it..thanks guys for a wonderful stay, shame we could only stay for the one night.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Warners Bay, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

While the Dawson is an older type of motel the rooms are well maintained and clean. We were in Lismore for a junior cricket competition staying 5 nights. The manager of the motel, Stewart was fantastic making us most welcome when we arrived, explaining the available services and also offering to launder the boys whites every day free of charge. This was a great help to everyone.
We also had a room service meal from the available menu; as good as one would get from any resteruant in town!! Rooms are a little small but that is offset by the wonderful people at The Dawson... Would recommend and will certainly return when and if visiting Lismore again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Sadly the exotic site photographs belie a mediocre truth. Small room with 2 beds (one double) a table outside for smokers and late night chatters to accumulate. Washbasin not in bathroom. Artificial feeling blankets. Overpriced. Bland.

Room Tip: Not one with a table outside, as tempting as it might look.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Lovely and clean, spacious room. The service was a delight and very generous. Close to many restaurants. Pool was refreshing. Best sleep I'd have for years. Great lounge set up. Bathroom and shower was roomy. Great value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at Dawson over New Year's and really enjoyed the hospitality of the hosts, Peter and Gary. Thanks to them, Dawson has a wonderful friendly personality, unlike other motels where we've stayed before. We really appreciate the New Year's Eve poolside BBQ that they put on for guests.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dawson Motor Inn

Address: 25 Dawson Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Lismore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Lismore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dawson Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stuart and Dianne,hosts of the Dawson Motor Inn are proud to have you stay with us.Our first-rate facilities and affordable accommodation will make your time in Lismore, be it business or leisure, relaxing and comfortable. The Dawson Motor Inn is Lismore's most popular motel and in a quiet location.Our 21 modern, clean, and all ground level units include Studio Rooms, Family Rooms and Executive Suites, all with off street parking right outside your room. All of our motel rooms have en-suite, reverse cycle air, dining table, writing desk, mini-bar, FREE wireless broadband and much more.With a refreshing salt-water pool & BBQ we'll make you feel right at home.FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.All of our units are 3.5 Star AAA rated, and we are situated on the edge of the CBD and only half an hour away from the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina.Come and enjoy the natural beauty of the untouched Rainbow Region and pristine beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina. STUDIO ROOMAll rooms have a comfortable queen size bed, or queen and single bed, modern, dining table and chairs, writing desk and en-suite bathroom.Reverse cycle air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet access available FREE, Austar Pay TV (free), ISD/STD direct telephones. FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.In room mini bar, iron / board, toaster, hair dryer, tea / coffee, clock radio. Microwaves available.FAMILY ROOMFamily Rooms are very spacious rooms with separate lounge-room and bedroom, interconnecting bathroom, views to pool and palms. Dining table. 2 TV's. Queen- size bed in bedroom, single bed and a double pull-out sofa bed in lounge room, porta cot available. ... more   less 
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