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“It was a bed for night”

Ocean Front Motor Lodge
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Ocean Front Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 5 Forster B&B and Inns
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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“It was a bed for night”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

The i-Site office in Forster worked very hard establishing availability for the night, and of the choices offered we went for this property as it was ocean front, had catering facilities and near to restaurants, should we choose to eat out. The unit had a reasonable living area (flat screen tv) with kitchen - 4 electric rings and oven, a microwave, a decent fridge-freezer; a double and a twin bedded room, bathroom and patio - adequate for a small family, staying a few days (although we were a couple staying one night).

Our unit was indeed facing the ocean - on the road running along the beach - so we just had to cross the road to reach the sand. The road was light on traffic, so we had no serious issue with cars, etc and we were able tp park outside our unit (although parking is also available at the back of the property). My wife felt a little insecure being at street level, particularly as the property gave the impression of needing a bit of maintenance, especially doors & windows! Whilst our patio faced the front, it lacked privacy, as it was on the road.

The fixtures and furnishings were of cheap quality and the lounge and patio would benefit from a thorough refurb. Whilst the interior was clean enough the patio, being on the street was a bit dirty.

The beach seemed okay, but empty in late afternoon with the sun going down - but this was March, not the height of the season. I swam in the rock pool at the end of the beach and this was okay, but not memorable.

There was little in the way of food shopping in the town (although on the way onward, next day, we did find an out-of-town supermarket). So we decided to eat out. The choices were dreary. We wanted a really good fish restaurant, but could only find a greasy fish & chip shop or a restaurant with only one poorly positioned table available, and a limited and over-priced menu. So we ended up at the Hogs Breath, or something similar - which shows how desperate we were!

As we sat on our patio after dinner, with nothing to do in this town that seemed to have closed for the rest of the year, we watched the lightening as a heavy storm came over. Next morning it was overcast with intermittent rain, so we never saw Forster at its best.

Our opinion of the property is a little jaundiced by the low opinion we gathered of Forster. In a more attractive town and in brighter weather this lodge would have been more attractive.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ocean Front Motor Lodge

Property: Ocean Front Motor Lodge
Address: 22 North St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Forster
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Front Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8

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