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“You get what you pay for?” 3 of 5 stars
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Almare Tourist Motel
339 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia   |  
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Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Look, this place is ok. The manager is super nice and helpful. The beds are very tired; squishy, springy, and dippy! The ensuite is pretty ancient! Centre of town is a bit of a hike! Probably a bit pricey for what you get, but hey; everyone has to make a dollar! That said we had a great night sleep after a good feed at the pub that was recommended by the manager, and a light breakfast the next morning with fresh milk was included! I wouldn't stay here long term, but if your passing through like us it's good enough!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I have never stayed any where that was this dirty. The pillow smelled like sweat when I arrived. They would benefit from washing their linen and a refurbishments. I have stayed at budget places that were cleamer and/or newer for the same price or less. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Good $ value for an overnight stay. Property dated and in need of some updating, small compact room; small bathroom. A little noisy. "Tight" carpark but accessible. Friendly and helpful reception staff.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

at the end of the long long drive from Sydney! Very reasonable --- even free breakfast was provided when we stayed there! A very cheerful welcome on a Saturday afternoon. A roomy and bright unit - nice cream- painted brick walls and very soundproof ---- with very comfortable beds and the best shower!!! When we asked Jill for a recommendation for somewhere good to eat, she pointed us down the road to the Ballina RSL/Bowling Club - so great not to get in the car again and a short walk which we really needed. As I'm a retiree I've eaten my share of 'Roasts of the Day' ---- but never have I had such a beautiful roast pork dinner - I wanted to adopt the chef!!!! A good sleep and a lovely continental breakfast sent us happily on our way to Queensland. We'll certainly be back. Many thanks to a delightful couple who run a great motel.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Address: 339 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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