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Worrigee
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time staying at Karinga as i needed to find another motel for my regular trips to Lismore. Read previous reviews and decided to try this out. As soon as i walked in the room i knew i had found my new digs when in Lismore. Room was clean as a whistle. A/C worked a treat and it was HOT... More 

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Thank K1410WNscottd
Management response:

We are glad that you like us, and we hope to see you again in the new year. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. More 

QLD Australia
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Stayed here In September. The room in which we stayed was very much below par and more like an early 70's style room. Nothing like the website images depict. The room was very old and extremely tired. With attention to things like paint, tiles, broken mirrors, edging tape falling of the desk and catching on your clothes as you walk... More 

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Thank Mordys
Management response:

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, but as we advertise, we have four star room and three star room. We are sorry about the mirror in the room, but we have ordered one and we are waiting for the suppliers to come and fix it, we have only done a temp. fix for now. The... More 

1 review
Reviewed October 8, 2016

The room was well decorated and the bed was very comfortable I found the unit to be clean The television was a good size The bathroom was very good with a large shower and the facilities were also good the unit looked to have recently been renovated I would have no hesitation in recomending it as it also was very... More 

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Thank Anne Marie S
Management response:

Thank you Anne, we are glad that you had a very comfortable stay. Hope you had a nice drive home. More 

Goldcoast Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We really enjoyed our first stay here but the second not so much, we had called twice after booking this hotel to make sure we understood if we had enough room and beds in room and over heard one of the owners say what do they want now this we thought we could overlook, but when we where there we... More 

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Thank sarah a
Management response:

We are very sorry that you overheard a conversation that was going on with another person, but did you hear all the conversation. We have people that come back all the time, as they feel like it is there home. Sorry that you didn't More 

Brisbane
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Online this place advertises as 4 star but when you get there you see that it is signed out front as 3 star with some 4 star rooms. The pics you see online are completely misleading. In the small print it says pictures are sample only. Sample from other hotel I suspect. This is not what you get if you... More 

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2 Thank Brisbanebilbo
Management response:

We are sorry that you our your Company only booked the 3 Star room for your overnight stay, if they had rang the property, they would have got the Corporate rate and a 4 star room. The reason the Restaurant is not open at the weekends is that most people that are in town are here for Functions, weddings etc... More 

Bellingen, Australia
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2016

For the price, and location this is a good choice. Or room had a strong b.o.odor of a previous occupant, the carpet was dingy and the bathroom floor wasn't the cleanest. When you book the room if you want ground floor be sure to ask for it. At check in, if you want free wi fi ask for it otherwise... More 

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Thank Sheri D
Management response:

We are sorry you through the room smelt of BO, but did you say anything to the Receptionist at the time, as we could have changed your room. If you have looked at us on the web site, we are a two storey Motel, and you can always ask for a ground floor, or ask at checkin. We always ask... More 

Lawson, Australia
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394 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Nice motel within walking distance of shops. Clean and tidy rooms with good TV and Wi-Fi. Easy parking right outside the unit. Comfortable bed and very quiet. There is also a nice restaurant attached to the motel. The only strange thing was a prominent sign in the room banning the use of toasters ?? Must have had a bad experience.

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Thank Michael N
Management response:

We are sorry that you didn't like our sign re Toaster, but we have people that want to travel with there own and then use them in the rooms and then we have the Fire Alarms going off, which get a few guest upset if they have to get out of rooms early and then the fire brigade have to... More 

Richmond, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week in January for a cricket trip and would stay again if I was to return to Lismore clean, safe and the managers are very accommodating. The rooms are recently renovated, within walking distance to clubs pubs and shops.well done

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Thank plumnuts
Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015

Excellent facilities ,close to shops, Club etc. Room tidy and clean. The breakfast was good,but nothing amazing. Good value for money and we will definitely recommend it to family and friends.Only downside is the pool is Very small and cold!

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Thank darylandlisa1
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay. At one end of main street so really handy to everything including the visitor centre, park and the main road to Casino. Friendly staff. Very clean rooms with all you'd expect. Comfy bed. They have breakfast and dinner options at a reasonable price too. Good wifi and parking I'm so glad we found this place. Cool... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Karinga Motel

Address: 258-260 Molesworth Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Lismore
Price Range: $85 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Karinga Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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  • Patchwork tiles in shower
  • Divider between bedroom and Bathroom
  • Holes in shower tiles
  • Entrance to room
  • Roof mouldy and dropping down
  • Cupboard has been removed, failed to paint the wall, Light located above bed, good head wack spo
  • Desk with edging tape falling off
  • Broken vanity mirror, siloconed back together
 of 5 bubbles Mordys, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Downstairs rooms if not good with stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 330annemaries, Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid at all costs”
 of 5 bubbles Brisbanebilbo, Jul 24, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for ground floor if you want that at booking time. Good location for lantern parade.”
 of 5 bubbles 425sherid, Jun 19, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelN779, May 15, 2016 | Read review
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