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Forster Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 12, 2011

I enjoyed my stay at Forster Motor Inn. The Motor Inn is basic, but has all you need even a little kitchenette. My room was clean and so was the bathroom. I travel a lot and here I found a place that is affordable, the bed is comfortable and there is no noise from the street. I am planning on staying there more often.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

We have stayed here over previous xmas holidays and found the accom and service to be adequate for the price. We were very disappointed this xmas. Although some refurbishing has taken place and appears to be ongoing.... and I think the managers were fairly new to the motel. We stayed for 3 nights and each morning were asked if we wanted our room to be serviced. For $150 a night I believe that should be completed without us having to be asked. Basically the beds were made, we did the washing up in the kitchenette and our bathroom towels were not refreshed. We also had to take our own garbage out which is not acceptable. It was very slapdash indeed. The pool also had floating cockroaches every morning, which we scooped out. The fridge also did not shut properly and the door did not have any shelves.

The only plus is the motel is in an excellent location.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

Overall, this hotel is in BAD need of general maintenance, general cleaning and remodeling. Below is a list (in no particular order)of things that we saw on our stay. 1)Water did not get hot, just luke-warm. We could not take a shower in the A.M. 2) As we entered the room, we noticed the Kitchenette window screen was not installed, and asked for assistance with that. 3)All the window screens were filthy / dirty. 4)They advertise the rooms have A/C , but ours did not work. It's a good thing the weather was mild. The room would be unbearable if it were hot outside. 5)The front door, door screen was too short for the door, and had a 2" gap on the bottom of the door, allowing for insects to crawl into the room...we had several insects in the room, and bathroom. 6)Kitchen sponge was dirty and smelled. We didn't use it...couldn't use it. 7)Bed sheets had rips / holes. 8) Front door was in bad shape, had water damage, was delaminated in areas and looked like it went through a war. Also, door had a 1/4" gap around it, and able to see sunlight through the gap. 9)Lamp shape was broken. It was resting on the hot bulb, and had burn marks. 10)Extra blankets very old, torn, and probably not clean. 11)The old style door key did not work as it should. On average it took 60 seconds just to get the door open. When we asked for assistance from the office people, they said, "I better help, all the door locks are different, some you turn left, some right, some you need to finagle....."
11)The room clock / alarm did not work. 12)Cobb Webs on bathroom window. It looked just like a Halloween Spook House in the U.S.
13)Room was dusty. Many surfaces had a thin layer of dust.
14)We did not use the pool, but it didn't look to appealing, and was probable cold (not heated)


On the positive side, the location was good. Very close to the beach, and some restaurants. The hotel area was quiet, and good for sleeping.

In general, I believe this hotel needs to close down a few rooms, and do a total remodel. Also, the owner/manager needs to train the cleaning staff on better cleaning methods.....cobb webs not good !! Dust, not good !! Insects not good !! Filthy screens not good !!..........

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

I have no idea what is up with other positive reviews, this place is a train wreck. Room listed as A/C and appears A/C in room but no way to control it and no one at office and they won't answer night bell. It has furniture and a radio that should be in the Smithsonian, ancient TV with about 5 fuzzy channels... DATED DATED DATED!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank WynsWrld98
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Reviewed November 12, 2010

Not sure how this got a #1 rating...? but skip this place ..interior looks like something from the 70's.... A/c didnt work....wireless internet...didnt work..Bed was uncomfortable. Cabinets were broken when opening.
The couch had a slightly soiled cover..
The hairdryer was the one my mom used from the late 60'S....
The TV was tube ...only 4 channels...
The nite manager ...(cough cough.) wasnt available... it was just a yucky
dated uncomfortable place to stay...by far the worst...There are other places to stay in Forster check them out...only thing good bout this place was the $80 buck a nite...if we had gotten there earlier we would of stayed somewhere else... Avoid...Avoid...Avoid...!!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TLC253
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

Its difficult to find accomodation for one person thats decent value for money. This place has spacious & clean rooms (i got the deluxe room with a bath & therefore also got an undercover parking spot). Good location to easily walk to the main street of Forster.
Nice to have a screen door on the room - but no good if it doesn't lock!
They say there's a balcony - but really, its a table and 2 chairs outside the room on the walkway between the rooms which overlook the parking lot. Pool - yes - but its a rectangle in the middle of this parking lot - good if you're desperate or need to keep the kids occupied in the summer.
Kitchenette has kettle, toaster, mini fridge - no microwave as apparently govt code allows no cooking.
Apparently, according to www.booking.com.au - they are pet friendly too!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Thank Louise C
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Reviewed September 17, 2010

Nothing fancy about this motel. It's circa 1980's decor, probably in need of renovation if you want to get picky, but for the price we paid ($85 per night) it was really all we needed. We were considering paying more than twice this money to stay in a modern highrise apartment with a view but in the end we were glad we stayed here.
The room was showing its age a bit but everything worked was clean and the owners were helpful and friendly. Added to this, it was in an excellent location, very close to the beach, shops and restaurants but still quiet, probably closer than the advertised 5 minute walk.
The only minor complaints were that no internet connection was available in a hotel of this age and the hot water in our room was a bit slow in coming up, but otherwise everything very good.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian-Nicole
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Additional Information about Forster Motor Inn

Address: 11- 13 Wallis St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Price Range: $72 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forster Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Forster Motor Inn. We are a 3 1/2 star, AAA rated property. We offer 28 clean and comfortable rooms at great prices.We have pet friendly and disable friendly rooms. Forster Motor Inn is perfect for families and couples in need of a holiday, break or stopover on a budget. Located within a five minute walk to Wallis Lake, the great beach and the centre of town. Our Rooms are air-conditioned with tea/coffee making facilities, TV, microwave, small fridge, toaster, ironing board and iron, hairdryers , free access to recently renovated outdoor pool, communal BBQ, free WiFi and free car parking. Too good for the price!! ... more   less 
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