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“Perfect for travelling rep's” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn

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BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Perfect for travelling rep's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

I'm a travelling rep that regularly stays at the Ballina Island Motor Inn. It's a far cry cheaper than the Ramada on the main strip that most certainly doesn't break the business budget. Rooms are comfortable and the motel also sports a function room which we have used on ocassion for presentations. All in all, the Ballina Islamd Motor Inn is a fantastic motel that keeps me coming back for all the right reasons.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed in Ballina Island Motor Inn recently with my wife and kids and was very impressed with room and cost. We stayed in a family room which consisted of a seperate bedroom for my wife and I and the main room with two beds and living facilities. It was perfect for us as kids are getting older and like some seperation from mum and dad. The weather was ordinary so it was great to be able to retreat to a room with some space and not be crowded in the same shared room. Both rooms had flat screen TV's. They have a restaurant which also serves great food and reasonable prices which was also handy given the weather. It looked like the restaurant had been updated and the style was welcoming and modern. We find some motels expensive so we go into town but here was surprisingly good. Kids had a swim in the pool which was nice. Recommend this motel to any families looking to for value but also a nice comfortable and nice place to stay. Only regret was we only stayed for one night and would have liked a couple of days to enjoy more. Four star stay for three star price.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

A few friends and I stayed at the Motor Inn for an extended weekend holiday, and really enjoyed ourselves. All we wanted was a few days to ourselves to relax and have some fun, and the Ballina Island Motor Inn more than served our purposes. The rooms were really comfortable and spacious - we booked two twin rooms, and the four of us were more than comfortable. The facilities were great, we spent a lot of time in the pool and spa. We had a meal in the restaurant on our first night, but we ate elsewhere for the rest of our stay. The service was friendly, and kept well clean, but mostly we enjoyed the rooms - they didn't make us feel at all bad about spending most of the day tucked up in bed. A really great place to stay, and one we'll definitely return to.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Phoebe C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly, great food, fantastic rooms and very clean. I stay in a lot of Motels in NSW and this one has everything all the flash expensive Motels have, but at a very reasonable rate. I look forward to my next stay at this Motel.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Andy69181
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is my first stay at the Ballina Island motor Inn and I was very pleased the experience I received.

My boyfriend and I are campervanning around Northern NSW and stopped in at the motel on Friday night to seek shelter from the recent storm that hit Ballina. We were pleasantly surprised with the friendly service we received from Tina and John who took us in at very late notice (actually, we just turned up and they found room for us!)

Since it was raining, we ate dinner at the motel restaurant. The food was excellent and we loved the Indonesian theme.

All in all, a decent motel at a very reasonable price. The restaurant itself is worth the stay. If you are going to stay, definitely try the restaurant - you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stay at the Motor Inn whenever travelling between Sydney and Brisbane with our kids. This place has undergone terrific renovations recently and is really a joy to visit. The restaurant has improved ten-fold under what must be new ownership and the rooms feel very homely. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Thomas O
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I've stayed here twice now and will continue to stay here anytime I'm in Ballina. Great price, comfortable, clean and quiet. Owners/ managers are very lovely people who are happy to help with anything you need

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Melissa W
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Property: BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn
Address: 1 Ronan Pl, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ballina Island Motor Inn is a resort style 40 room motel. 10 minutes to Lennon Head and 30 minutes to iconic Byron Bay. The grounds include a lagoon style salt water pool and spa, located within a tranquil garden setting. All rooms are located at ground level and are fully equipped with LCD TV’s, free WIFI, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, reverse cycle air conditioning, iron and ironing board and free FOXTEL. Additional free car parking is also available for larger vehicles.The property also boasts a private function room which is ideally suited for weddings, conferences and functions. Guests can also enjoy our fully licensed restaurant and bar. Open Monday to Saturday for Dinner with Breakfast being served 7 days. ... more   less 
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