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BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Most will stay here again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Was made to feel very welcome throughout the whole stay.
Facilities were very clean, tidy, comfortable and simply lovely.
Quiet location, with top service provided.
Now our preferred accommodation!
Thank you Ballina Island Motor Inn!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I travel quite a lot around Northern New South Wales and in the Ballina Island Motel, I find a motel that has very friendly staff, courteous and cannot help you enough.
The rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable with the restaurant serving some of the best meals around.
Great place to relax and kick back for the night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Our Business travels all across Australia and it can be very difficult to find accommodation and a function room in the same location for a reasonable amount. I was recently to be extremely surprised to not only find this at the Ballina Island Motor Inn but also excellent service and such a welcoming and friendly host. We also ate at the restaurant and found the food perfect and also very reasonable, needless to say that when we come to town we will most definantly be trying the Ballina Island Motor Inn before trying anywhere else. And I must add I was very impressed with the decor.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Usually when we're up this way, we fly into Ballina then head straight up the coast, or stay on the highway and pass Ballina at 100kmh. This time we thought we'd stop in Ballina for a night, making our trip a little more relaxing.

The Ballina Island Motor Inn is just off the highway and only 10 minutes from the airport. So location wise it's great.

As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed like family and throughout our stay the staff did everything they could to make it enjoyable.

After an afternoon drive we chose to eat at the restaurant onsite. There's a great selection of entrees, mains and desserts. We started with a tapas plate to share, then mains were Atlantic salmon and scotch fillet, and we shared a sticky date pudding for dessert. One of the signature dishes was macadamia-encrusted barramundi (I'm not a big fish eater alas, so we didn't try that). Everything was fresh and well prepared.

The room was well appointed, clean and fresh. All you would expect from a good quality motor inn - flat screen hd tv, desk, table and chairs, comfy lounge, minibar, coffee/tea making, bath and shower, reverse cycle air conditioning etc.

The whole place looks like it has been fully refreshed so was very inviting.

All in all, a great place to stop and perhaps use as a base to explore the region.

Ballina doesn't have the energy of Byron Bay (nor the mania), but if a relaxing stay is what you're after, this place ticks all the boxes.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Rooms were very clean, good size and quiet. Owners were friendly and helpful. Only downside is that it is a little out of the centre of town, however, we walked there for breakfast one morning which was fine. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Such a grate place frendly staff and grate facilitys plase looks amazing and grate food and good pricesthe pool is grate easy to get to and the peaple that stay are grate and good to get on with and the staff are allways up for a good old chat

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

The rooms were nice & the owner was really pleasant and helpful. The only downside for us was that as we all wanted to have a drink in the evening we needed to walk, so our choice was limited. It's not far from the prawn though!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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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