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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Booked this based on a Lonely Planet recommendation. It is, as it says, a quaint old pub. It also means it is noisy, not at all insulated and with shared facilities. The bathrooms are spotless, the bedrooms could do with a bit of TLC. Great if you are looking for something with character, less so if you are travelling with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I completely understand that a pub is reasonably noisy till closing time however in the case of the Federal the cleaner starts some time after midnight and bangs around downstairs doing what he needs to do and was still going at 6.30am when I left. Great food, cold beer, ordinary sleep.

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Thank Cary J
Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent dining room, especially for a pub restaurant in a small country town. Just been overseas for 18 days. Stayed at six high quality hotels/resorts/apartment hotels but nowhere did we dine where the food was better than the restaurant at the Federal Hotel in Bellingen. There is always a big range of well prepared, varied and tasty dishes from which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is one of Bellingen's iconic spots, very central and with good parking out the back. Traditional country-style bedrooms, comfy and reasonably spacey, very clean, freshly painted, most with french doors opening onto the upstairs balcony giving them an airy feel. They have sinks and heaters, a jug (tea-bags, instant coffee, sugar and UHT milk to go with it), fridge,... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stayed here in late May 2016, en route from the Gold Coast to Melbourne. The rooms are traditional, old hotel, so there are no en-suite bathrooms. That's no problem for us, and the bathrooms at the end of the hall were spotlessly clean. In a way, it's a bit like going back in time, a bedroom door leading to... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We give the Federal restaurant so many chances. Disappointed once again- congealed goop that was meant to be Diane sauce. Lemon, pepper prawns lightly firied came out covered in batter! We won't be back with our guests who visit often from Sydney. Very embarrassing- again. Inconsistency- time to go to No 5 Church St every time we are showing off... More 

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Thank Sally R
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I came here on my own to listen to a little music and have a vino. The locals are freaking amazing, the local talented musicians are even better!! Think I'll head back after dinner tonight. Good variety on the wine list and I saw the menu for their little. Eatery- The Back Room. Wow the extensive menu boosts local produce... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We eat here every time we come to Bellingen which has become a regular for us when we are up the coast. They have renovated the back bar and bistro again , new furniture new feel but the same excellent chef ! Extensive blackboard menu as well as a regular menu. Great selection of seafood which I believe is the... More 

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Thank F00deez
Newcastle, Australia
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350 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We dined here by default as there was not a lot open & we were pleasantly surprised. The bistro is large & bright with a reasonable menu, good service & the pork roast we ordered was very good. There are lots of good eateries in Bellingen but this bistro is a reasonable alternative.

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Thank Noel D
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Enjoyed the tempura prawns and pulled beef soft tacos. Service was friendly and efficient. Time to get some local craft beers on tap though, the current selection is a bit blah. Nice atmosphere and family friendly. I'll be back.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Federal Hotel

Address: 77 Hyde St, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Price Range: $30 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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