We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disgraceful - worst experience ever, motel from hell”
Review of Golf View Motel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Golf View Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sanctuary Point
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We booked a room here for work and dropped off bags in the afternoon before heading out to perform at a wedding. We were shocked upon returning to the room late that night to find the toilet, bathroom floor and carpet in the main room crawling with around 100 one inch long bull-ants. Having been bitten by these guys before and knowing how painful they are, I went straight to reception and buzzed several times, but due to the late hour, got no response.

Left with no other option, we packed up and heading on a long drive back home to Sydney. More shocking still was the owner's response the next morning - he told me I had to call Wotif as they were the booking agent. Then when I called Wotif, I discovered he had already called Wotif and told them not to credit the booking, even before he'd spoken to me! Wotif of course told me he was the only one who could authorise the refund and then he of course refused again, so as of writing this, I'm still out of pocket $170.

I spoke with the owner twice that morning, sent through photos even, first he denied there were any ants at all, then he said any "normal person" would have killed the ants and gone back to bed!

I've attached a photo so you can make your own judgement about whether you'd be able to sleep knowing those guys might be joining you in bed any minute. Frankly, it's just lucky I didn't discover them by going to the toilet in the middle of the night without turning on the light. We also took a video, just to prove this actually happened in this particular motel, you can view it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzw8RiGMlWg

Things go wrong sometimes, sure, and I wouldn't be so upset or even writing this if I had just gotten my money back and an apology. But to be treated so rudely and a refund refused even though we were unable to spend more than a few minutes in the room was just incredible. Stay here at your own risk!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
9  Thank LPTraveller760
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (29)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

24 - 29 of 29 reviews

Reviewed January 11, 2013

Convenient location, our room overlooked the golf course and the resident kangaroos. Room was large with a comfortable queen bed. The room and bathroom were very clean. Good breakfast. Best of all, excellent value for money for peak summer season.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank OLDERTHANMOST
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 2, 2012

I was very suprised - the owners are so kind, everything was very clean, the location was perfect - walking distance to the shops, bar and a short drive to the beaches and to Huskinsson. Has a BBQ area with golf view and every morning we had about 20 kangaroos there - only 5m from the table where we had our breakfast - lovely experience :) !
Definetly recomend !!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank MARKETA M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 28, 2011

The motel is basic but good value for money. There are better places to stay, and if you are planning to stay for a few days then I would recommend holiday stay accommodation.

  • Stayed: November 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Nipper_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We had a party close by and were told about this motel by friends,we stayed for three nights in a family room overlooking a beautiful golf course,the rates are very reasonable and the room was light,had comfortable beds and was very clean .My son loved the kangaroos that live on the golf course.The couple that run the motel are very friendly and helpful,they told us all about the area,we went on a great dolphin cruise and lovely walks.It was only a 5 minute walk to the local club where we had some very nice meals.I have no reservations in recommending this motel.

Room Tip: ask for a room with a golf course view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank traz02
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 7, 2011

Room overlooking wire fence to golf course and rubbish bins.
Exposed bricks , cheapest furniture, sparse bathroom.
Whole experience was very depressing

  • Stayed: October 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Palmora98
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ian M, Owner at Golf View Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2011

Unfair review,
Requested our Basic Double Room @ $110 per night [ Overpriced ? ]
Refunded customers 2nd night payment [ Can't be any fairer. ]

Provide Modern/Clean /Affordable Accommodation as Advertised.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Sanctuary Point
3.4 mi away
Dolphin Shores
Dolphin Shores
#1 of 1 in Vincentia
299 reviews
0.2 mi away
Bay n Basin Lodge
Bay n Basin Lodge
#1 of 2 in Sanctuary Point
27 reviews
5.1 mi away
Huskisson Beach Motel
Huskisson Beach Motel
#1 of 4 in Huskisson
280 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.1 mi away
Jervis Bay Motel
Jervis Bay Motel
#2 of 4 in Huskisson
122 reviews
5.0 mi away
Huskisson Bayside Resort
Huskisson Bayside Resort
#4 of 4 in Huskisson
114 reviews
0.8 mi away
Palm Beach Caravan park
Palm Beach Caravan park
#1 of 1 in Sanctuary Point
43 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Golf View Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Golf View Motel

Address: 49 Paradise Beach Rd, Sanctuary Point, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Shoalhaven > Jervis Bay > Sanctuary Point
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sanctuary Point
Price Range: $112 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golf View Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golf View Motel is located in Sanctuary Point only 10 minutes from Jervis Bay on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, about thirty kilometres from Nowra and a couple of hours drive from Sydney, Canberra and Batemans Bay. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Hotwire, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Golf View Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing