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“Pleasant surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Iluka Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   47 Charles Street | cnr Owen St, Iluka, New South Wales 2466, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Iluka
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Iluka is a quiet peaceful fishing village about 90 minutes south of Ballina. The Iluka Motel is an ideal place to stay to enjoy this quaint little village. Both Les and Margaret are extremely hospitable people and went over and above in every way to accommodate our needs.The rooms are clean comfortable and spacious.The hotel is in the center of town so everything is within walking distance. Initially we were hoping to stay in Byron Bay, however after having visited it for the day we were so happy that we were at Iluka.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Newmarket, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Spotlessly clean motel owned by incredibly friendly people; Les gave us lots of information about the town, the neighbourhood and the eating options - rather limited when we were there. The town is very small so everything is close - the World-heritage listed Nature Reserve and trail, the bowling club and the local supermarket.

  • Stayed September 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you are looking for a motel in Iluka you need look no further than the Iluka Motel.
Marg and Les are lovely friendly people. The motel is in a pretty setting and the rooms are
large and comfortable. This is a lovely peaceful place.
Margaret and Lance - Sunbury

Room Tip: Tell Les your requirements and let him advise you.
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  • Stayed November 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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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

One of the few motels that has got it all right! We stayed one night on our way to the Gold Coast and felt very comfortable in room 6. We were welcomed by Les who gave us a comprehensive rundown on the unspoilt township of Iluka followed by a tour of our room. The room was spotless! The back door led out onto a small very private courtyard complete with clothesline and pegs. The front and back door both had flyscreen doors which is unusual for a motel. All the taps worked, the electric jug fitted under the tap for easy filling and the linen was of good quality. The only thing which was a problem was the toilet roll was so far from the toilet that I almost fell off trying to reach it.
Breakfast was very nice and served on time. Both Les and Margaret were great hosts and remembered our names whenever we saw them around the grounds. A bonus was a voucher for 2 free drinks at the Iluka Bowling Club. We will stay again!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Les and Margaret quickly make you feel at home. These two persons are always ready to help and give you all the advice you need to enjoy ILUKA and surroundings. All is perfectly cared for. Garfield adds to the charm of this family run place that makes the difference.
We came for one night, but stayed three. And would love to come back.

Thanks !

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mount Tamborine, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A very comfortable motel Room extremely large ,with a delightful courtyard Hosts friendly and helpful Very quiet and with everything that would be needed for a longer stay We would definitely recommend this motel to anyone looking for comfort, good value and hosts willing to spend time helping you to find the things which interest you most

Room Tip: This was a review of room 9 downstairs did not use swimming pool or restaurant
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  • Stayed October 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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Oslo, Norway
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed one night at Iluka motel after a long drive from Port Stephan. The room was really cozy, cleaned and large with a balcony to enjoy our breakfast at. Les did an excellent job makinhg us feel welcome to this smal fishing town with rainforest surrounding and great dolphin/whale point.
Perfect place to stay if you want to get away from the city stress and explore the country side.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Address: 47 Charles Street | cnr Owen St, Iluka, New South Wales 2466, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Iluka
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Iluka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Iluka Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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