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“Pleasant surprise”
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City Beach Motel
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Reviewed January 8, 2011

Booked this motel as we were attending a family wedding with the reception just across the road at the Five Islands Brewery. As some family members were coming from interstate we requested and were kindly given, an early check-in to enable them to get ready before the wedding ceremony. We had three rooms and were pleasantly surprised, after finding and reading the below reviews (and wondering what have we done?), to find that all the rooms were clean, with no odour and were quite large. The kitchenette (which was also clean) in each of the rooms were also a surprise (and would be very useful if staying for an extended time), as I've only come across these in motels in New Zealand. Granted the rooms are retro 60's in design but very comfortable. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2010

This place has to be the biggest dive ever. Everything was discustingly dirty. No parking, but worst of was how overpriced it was. Please don't do it, find something else.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

That was the first trip that me and my partner went on and I was looking online for some place that is close to the beach therefore we can get to it easier and have a good view. It was the only thing I saw that is suitable (maybe the name of the place's got me) so I booked it without looking at any reviews.

As we aproach the motel I imediatly felt sorry for my decision. The reception is a very small down stair room and the ceiling was so close to my head it actually felt very pressured. The staff was not very enthusiastic however did shown us to our room. Our room was very dated and the kitchen area was not clean at all. The carpet of the room smell weird and it apears to not have been clean properly. The only place in the room that I can call "clean" will probably be the bathroom. We had a king size bed but the sheet was a little uncomfortable.

Overall I will never stay there ever again, when I booked the room a month ahead it still cost $139 and it was totally not worth it. We couldn stand the place and had moved after the first night into Downtown Motel just down the street and that was much nicer and the place was clean.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank kait_96
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

Really, this place is a joke, I really cant believe that the council allow this place to operate, it's just shocking, so shocking that we walked out of the place.
The managers were quite nice though and recommended thier sister motel in Dapto, so thats where we stayed, but it was worse!!
The managers( new, only been there a few days ) were harsh and abrupt, the rooms were 70s style with a rusty fridge and stained sheets, dark, gloomy and over priced, but as it was getting late we didnt have much of a choice.
The managers really didnt seem interested in us or taking a meal order so we had take away from a local store.
What a shame, it's not easy to get good service these days and it spoilt what should have been a nice little break for us.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank sassyNsw
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Reviewed April 12, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: 22 Crown St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Price Range: $98 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Beach Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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