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Wyee, Australia
Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had booked the wheelchair friendly room to get the 2 beds (only about a week before travelling). When we arrived at reception we were given a big lecture because we didnt have a wheelchair. We were then abused when I requested that we didn't receive a lecture. We were then told by the woman at reception to get out...

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motorinn1, Manager at Golden Sands Motor Inn, responded to this review

We as managers of the Golden Sands would like it noted that this review is factually wrong in so many ways. Firstly my wife would never speak to a guest in the way suggested in this review. The particular couple came in laughing and joking how they had booked a wheel chair friendly room as they got a free bed...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed February 3, 2015

A modest room in a great central location, close to the beach, close to town, and run by some very cheerful people who made me feel very welcome.Great value for money when compared to many of a similar standard.

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motorinn1, Manager at Golden Sands Motor Inn, responded to this review

We as managers greatly appreciate the time you took to write a review. We are an older style motel in a great location. We try to keep it clean and friendly. We are always working on it in small ways, new taps, a coat of paint, new bench tops etc. Forster is a great place to live and we thank...

Brisbane
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights just before Christmas and were very happy with the room & off the street parking. Agree with previous reviews that the motel is very tired, but the room & bathroom were clean and just what we needed for a quick stay. We were also amazed about the amount of rules & instructions on all the...

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motorinn1, Manager at Golden Sands Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and we apologise for the delay in responding. We are an older style motel that is hopefully welcoming and clean. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign but to point out one. Three months ago we walked past a room and smoke was pouring out the window. We enquired to find a full bar b q with sausages...

France
Reviewed December 30, 2014

stayed for one night and were very pleasantly surprised. Agree with other comments that the place is a bit tired but it has everything you need (kettle, toaster, hair dryer, air con, etc.) and was clean. Its in a fabulous location and it really excellent value considering the ripoffs we'd just experienced in Saffire Beach (near Coffs Harbour) and Byron...

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Khon Sawan
Reviewed December 27, 2014

With 24 average sized rooms with enough room to move with your bags in there, this hotel is a stone’s throw from the beach if you have a good arm. Surrounded by eateries and a small shopping strip, there are plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry. A larger shopping complex is around 4km away to the south....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed December 9, 2014

An older style property but the bed was comfortable and the shower was strong. The hosts couldn't do enough to make my stay pleasant. The beeping smoke detector was fixed within half an hour. The best part about this motel is the location. You can put the car away if you just want to hang out at the beach, eat...

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Parkgate, Cheshire
Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have stayed at Golden Sands twice now (two years separating our visits), and would not hesitate to choose it again. John and Dawn are friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and comfortable, and spacious for what is quite a reasonably priced motel. The best thing is the location, it is a short walk from beach, shops and restaurants. Only...

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Caboolture, Australia
Reviewed October 13, 2014

This motel is in a good position. Bathroom, especially shower recess, was very badly infected with mould. The worst we have found in any of our stays. Otherwise our stay was pleasant. Is ideally situated for shopping, eating out while being handy to tourist spots

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Had a one night stop over at the motel on the way up the east coast, the room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. John and Dawn were great hosts, upgrading our room free of charge, helping us find our way around and letting us leave our luggage with them until our bus journey the next day....

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Gosford, Australia
Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stopped here on the last night of a 4 day bike ride and found this hotel on tripadvisor. It is close to restaurants, take away food places, the pub and only a block from the ocean. The rooms are spacious and although a bit outdated, clean and tidy. For the price I found it extremely good value.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Golden Sands Motor Inn at Forster is the place to stay for holidays, weekends away, and business. There are 24 motel rooms varying from budget double, queen standard and twin, premium and twin premium, family, and wheelchair to two three bedroom self contained apartments. We are a minutes walk to the beach/lake and the same to shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as an on site restaurant, Blue Water Restaurant, International Cuisine. All motel rooms have Austar, airconditioning, free wireless internet, and all expected amenities.The three bedroom units are large with lock up garages.We are the friendly motel in the heart of Forster. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Sands Motor Inn

Address: 6 Head St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range: $63 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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“all the rooms are good”
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“downstairs is easier (no stairs to lug bags)”
DizeySydney, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“We had a quiet downstairs room not far from the pool.”
Gracar41, Mar 14, 2016 | Read review
“for $85 you only get what u pay for”
cliffplace, Feb 23, 2016 | Read review
“Just discuss your requirements when you book .The ladies are very helpful.”
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