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“Good clean stop over” 4 of 5 stars
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Fun 'n' Sun Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Wauchope, Australia
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54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good clean stop over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We booked in here at the last minute and were able to get a room for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. It's an old motel but it was well looked after, clean and quiet. Also the perfect distance fro the highway for a stopover, close enough to allow quick entry and exit, far enough to be quiet.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Fiona I
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Pyrenees
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

looking for a value-for-money overnight stay en route from Coff's harbour to Brisbane, we found
the Fun and Sun Motel on the outskirts of Ballina.

A really friendly welcome, choice of rooms and its location made us decide to stop there. our
room was clean with a view of the garden and patio area. There was even a mini-kitchen, so no need
to go out for breakfast.

We spent a relaxing evening and a quiet night, picked up a take-away for dinner.There are plenty
of restaurants and cafes in town too. We can warmly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank aussiegrandma
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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Sydney
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights while driving up the coast and very much enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are clean, the bed is comfortable, the air con works great, there is undercover parking, the road is far enough away that noise isn't a problem, the pool area is nice, it's a short walk to supermarkets, bottle shops, and food.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Would definitely stay here again when in Ballina or visiting Byron Bay.

  • Stayed December 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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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jonathan T
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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
We are glad you enjoyed stay with us, thanks for you review.
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

If you're looking for a good value, clean, quiet, well equipped place to sleep in ballina this place would be a good choice.

Our room was very clean and the front desk staff warm and welcoming. Rooms are well equipped although a toaster would be a great addition to room 7.

It's a good spot for a quiet beer...Dan murphy's is across the road. But it's not centrally located in ballina. The town is really a car drive away.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Monkey198
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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thanks for your kind feedback, sorry about the lack of a toaster, an oversight by ourselves,since replaced.
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Sydney
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

This was a surprising find. It's not all that close to the main part of town but fine if you have a car. The staff were very friendly and helpful from the time I booked to the day we left. The rooms were extremely clean, it was a small 2 bed unit, but with everything you needed. The pool was good too, nice and clean. I would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank ClareR26
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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Hi Clare and thanks for your review, its always nice when all the boxes are ticked.
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Liverpool, Australia
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90 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

It's a room - albeit a small one. Stayed in 2 b/r apartment - think small. QB was comfortable. Undercover parking was a bonus - keeping the car cool and the split A/C worked very well. Rooms were very clean. TV was a bit small but at least its LCD. Full Kitchenette & bar fridge, with supermarket, pub and Dan Murphy's across the road. Bathroom and shower matched the room - being small and with a water saver head. Great for an overnighter but would look elsewhere for a week stay etc.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 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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Helpful?
Thank Brad290
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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thanks for your feedback. Being a motel we can not compare ourselves to larger more luxurious and pricey holiday apartments, however having 2 bedroom units with basic cooking facilities does make our motel a good choice for the more budget conscious traveler. We do appreciate your comments and although we can not physically change our unit dimensions we do endeavor to make them as clean and comfortable as possible.
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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We like the traditional Australian country motel and this is a great example. We stayed overnight en route from Gold Coast to urunga.
The manager was really friendly and warm, rooms were clean and spacious and it was less than $90 on one of the booking sites for a room with a double and a single bed.
There was a pool but we didn't try it. Beds were comfortable. Curtains were sufficient to block the light, unlike many other motels we stayed on this trip.
It's on the highway but as we were around the back we didn't hear any road noise. If you are looking for this place our GPS thinks it is in River Street. I think the roads have been re-named recently.
Nice to go down to the river for breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Clarice E
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Michael B, Manager at Fun 'n' Sun Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thanks :)
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Property: Fun 'n' Sun Motel
Address: 471 River St | West Ballina, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fun 'n' Sun Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ballina Fun n Sun Motel has 17 units in total. Starting with single, queen and twin share motel units going right up to 2 bedroom semi S/C units. So the next time you are in Ballina, whether its for a single night or longer, holidaying or working, give us a call and we are sure to have the right accommodation for your needs and budget. ... more   less 
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