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“Quiet, comfortable and good hosts” 3 of 5 stars
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Ballina Homestead Motel
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Quiet, comfortable and good hosts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I took my young great niece on a three day jaunt around Lennox Head and Ballina area. I required a separate bedroom with a single bed in the living area. We had a spacious unit on the top floor away from the main road and we could also park our vehicle under our window at the back in a small lane. However there is undercover parking right near the main reception also.
The unit had a small kitchenette although no oven and a small cooking facility in its place. We didn't require the oven as we were out and about for a cooked lunch elsewhere and had food in the microwave for dinner and breakfast. A set of table and chairs and two older style stools are near the kitchen area.
We also had a large corner spa(needed slight repair) in the only bathroom which was through the main bedroom, but being two females we didn't mind that. Could have done with a rubbish bin in there and the sliding door needs adjustment or replacing. The decor was pleasant, the linen good. The room was tidied up and toileteries replaced both days and we borrowed a couple of DVD's to watch one night.
We did have to walk up some steps but with a small suitcase each this was no problem.
There are a couple of tables and chairs near the pool in a tropical setting but outside other rooms.
We found this family room (two single beds in the lounge room but no lounge seating) suitable and the TV was a reasonable size with a flat screen. It sufficed for a pleasant 2 night stay but needed some updating and repairs.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Burnie Tasmania
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149 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Couldn't ask for more. Spotless and lovely crisp white linen. Modern. Very comfortable and quiet. Normally stay elsewhere in Ballina but decided on a change. Glad we did. Everything we needed for overnight stay. Lovely hosts. Will be back in the future. Thank you

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jillyo88
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Noosa Heads
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40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We liked our stay at this motel, with a few minor niggles. Our room was at the back of the motel, with parking directly outside the door, this was a plus and the bedding was good with plenty of pillows.

There was table and chairs outside on a little patio, which was not at all private with other guest rooms looking on to it and a pathway which runs virtually the width of the motel. The sliding bathroom door slid very awkwardly and at times did not work at all. The screen entrance door could not be held open on its own which resulted in it slamming most times on entry this also seemed to be a problem with the other rooms beside us, not pleasant to be woken by other guests returning home late at night.

Overall it was pleasant but I probably wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed here on our way back to Brisbane and had an enjoyable night. We were travelling with a 2-year-old and booked a family room. It was very spacious and clean. The hotel is in a quiet, more residential area too far to walk to the CBD but fine by car. There is a local sports club in easy walking distance though. Parking was a little tight also and make sure you ask for a lower level room if you have a lot of bags. The bathroom didn't have a bathtub either so check for that also if it's required. Overall a nice stay and checkout was very easy.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bowen, Australia
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This motel was at a competative price renovovated motel with freindly service. We payed an extra $10 for a room with cooking facilties this is well worth it as these rooms are on lower level , can be parked outside and have more space with there own private court yard garden with an out door setting The road was off the main road so it was quiet and still close to beach and shops

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Fantasic service, pleasant staff. But too many things need to be fixed.
Particularly room 22. The bathroom door is falling off the hinges, no screen on bathroom window, no fan in bathroom, access to shower is a major hazard. An accident waiting to happen. Who puts stairs like that in a bathroom? Anyone could fall through the shower screen. The room with two single beds:
* Each bed sags in the middle
*The overhead fan works..barely. It was that wobbly it may easily decapitate someone.
Better dishwashing liquid, soap and tea towels.
The tv didn't work properly
Obviously people have visitors. We were allocated our parking spot and everytime we returned 4x4s would be parked in our spot. A couple of times, our car was left on the street because of this. I must admit, the motel is very quiet, the cleaners are lovely, but I will not be staying again & recommending the place. Pay
cheap accomodation, get cheap & assets and service.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Wozaburger
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Shellharbour, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Checking in for an overnight stay we found it to be pleasant, clean and looking nust like the website. After having trouble with room 5 (double bed) we were upgraded to room 4 family room which again was comfortable, clean and pleasant. If your after a 1 or 2 night stay you cant go past this place,value for money. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Not having registered for breakfast there was a decent list at a reasonable price of around $11ea for a cooked meal. For myself the double bed was as bit hard but thats just me everything else was fine. Nice place for a short stay

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Ballina Homestead Motel
Address: Cnr Cherry Street & Fox Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballina Homestead Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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