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“No Cockroaches here mate!” 3 of 5 stars
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The Grand Hotel
49 Manning Street, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 8 Kiama B&B and Inns
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
1 review
“No Cockroaches here mate!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A proper Aussie Pub. Thank the lord, the filthy Sydney cockroaches have'nt infiltrated everything in Kiama. I lived in Kiama ages ago and it's a real shame what's been done to the place. I hope the council is real proud of themselves. Kiama's streets are full of blow-in cockroach vendors who think they are it but they're not who are rude and look down their noses at customers and tourists. I know who had that shop before you got you're scum bag freckle in it. It is so good to see that some things are the same, Don't know for how much longer though. Good on you Grand. My favourite drinking hole on the coast. Don't sell out and keep it real.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Cheap rooms but with good reason... the room was run down with a very saggy mattress and a sink that gurgled whenever anyone in the hotel used the water. The bathroom across the hall was also run down but we did have hot water. You could hear everyone else in the other rooms and on the landing where there was tea & coffee, a small fridge and a tv on the wall. The stairs were very steep & no lift, more like a backpackers than a hotel!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Food, Service and Beverage was one of the worst i have experienced. How does a pub serve flat beer and wine with ice cubes?

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We went to Kiama to visit friends. We have a 3 and 5 year old.
We couldn't find anyone to receive us. I should have thourght it was a sign. The room seemed run down... the bathroom was worse.
In the afternoon we went to my friends house and my son (5) said 'I like it ... is scary and creepy'
Uhm .. we said "we better don't go back"
The best decision ever. In the evening we had dinner across the road and my friend went to buy cigarretes to the hotel. She was harassed by two drunks. The bouncer did not do anything...
Went we stopped by to pick pijamas for the kids (we slept in our friends house), there was a lady vomitting in the stairs. The two girls in the room next door were smoking pot.
When I complained in the tourist office, they said they had received other complaints. Definitely not for families.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Okay, it looked like "Authentic Australia" from the outside... but when my wife and I walked in, we could not find anyone to rent us a room. We poked our head into the bar.. a bit... run down for us.. asked a few folks sitting there. Evidentally, they really aren't in the business of "room rental"...or so it seemed.

All-in-all, just a weird vibe to the place. In all of Australia, this was one of the few places were we just didn't seem welcome.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 49 Manning Street, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Kiama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Kiama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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