My wife and I decided to stop over in Ballina while travelling back to Sydney. We drove around and had a look at the top 5 Hotels, as recommended by Tripadvisor. Stopping at Ballina Manor we noticed that they have free guided tours of this historic building and thought what better way to get a feel for the place. It's like stepping back in time. The rooms are beautifully renovated to the style of the period, with LCD tv's and free wifi. We were shown the licenced restaurant that is open 7 nights which is fantastic as many restaurants are closed Sun/Mon. We were so impressed that we booked for 2 nights. This is one of the nicest hotels we've stayed at, in Australia. My wife and I dined in the restaurant both nights and can only describe the food as "incredible". I had a delicious cooked breaky everyday, while my wife had a continental. The service is fantastic with helpful staff. Lots of interesting history from this building and anyone is welcome to have a guided tour. Highly recomended!