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“Lovely Host!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ballina Heritage Inn
229 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“Lovely Host!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed here on the way to a music festival and couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodation. Our female host was delightful, making sure we had everything we needed and even made arrangements to store one of our cars for us while we were away! The location was great, central and quiet, and the room was very clean and spacious. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Due to car mechanical problems, had to stay in Ballina for 2 nights. Managed to book a room at Ballina Heritage Inn. Very freindly and obliging staff. Room was extremely clean and maintained and very large room and bathroom area. Great location, directly opposite R.S.L. club and the magnificient Richmond River. Short walk to Ballina's main street. Grounds of motel maintained in excellent condition. A very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Sydney Australia
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Extremely friendly and well managed hotel in a great location - just minutes walk from town. The bathroom was roomy with plenty of counter space. The windows in the bathroom area and bedroom opened if you wanted some fresh air which I appreciated. Our bedroom was located in the back and was extremely quiet with no road noise. I would certainly stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Blackheath, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were desperate for a nights accommodation and were introduced to the Heritage Inn by a friendly volunteer at the Tourist Information Centre. This place really hit the mark for us as it as very clean and comfortable and in a great location, (spacious old world charm) right in the centre of the village. The Managers, Chris and John could not have been more helpful even pointing us in the right direction of the best fresh fish shop in Ballina. We were pleased to know that they are in the process of upgrading the televisions as the one in our room was quite small. I guess we're fairly spoilt these days and have high expectations in this regard. Would not hesitate to book here again.

  • Stayed October 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This place was excellent. On arrival we received fresh milk and a personal escot to the room. Spa bath was great, extra large for one person, and the room was lovely and clean. Bed was very good and the pillows even better! Would definitely stay here again - nothing bad to say!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a very pleasant surprise after a poor experience further down the coast. The proprietors were very attentive and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. An added bonus is the RSL across the road - really good meals and they even do breakfast which I'm told is excellent value. Would definitely not stay anywhere else if in Ballina. Thank you to the hosts for the welcoming and follow up e-mails - a nice personal touch.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Adelaide, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Lovely room. Everything perfect with the facilities. However there was a notice advising people not to sleep with the door or windows open because there had recently been an intruder. I don't know of many people who sleep with their door open, however this frightened our children. We could barely open our window even a fraction to allow the lovely fresh air in. A simple, cheap window lock would have allowed the window to be raised slightly but prevent access without freaking out the guests.

RSL across the road was brilliant. Fantastic venue for kids and adults alike with waterside views from the restaurant. Also an internal military museum was a nice touch.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 229 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ross & Rose Bates owners, John & Robyn & John & Chris, managers, welcome you to the Ballina Heritage Inn. On the Far North Coast of New South Wales, where the Richmond River greets the Pacific Ocean, lies the beautiful coastal resort town of Ballina. Ideally located in the heart of Ballina the Ballina Heritage Inn featuring luxurious accommodation and good old fashioned service. The Heritage Inn is situated opposite the 'Award Winning' Ballina RSL Club and within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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