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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
Brisbane, Australia
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97 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Had a one night stay here. Check in was friendly, room very clean & comfortable. Pool was an added extra considering the heat wave were having. Breakfast ( continental included) which is unusual in this price range. Good nights sleep.
A little bit out of town if you plan to walk in, 20 mins but there is a tavern across the road and a Thai restaurant which we ate at & was very good, plus BYO

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

I had never been to Ballina before and booked this place sight unseen. I loved it! At the price I wasn't expecting somewhere so nice. My room was huge, clean and well appointed. The bed and pillows were so comfortable I felt like I was sleeping in a five star hotel. The location isn't a beauty spot and there can be a bit of road noise from River Street but I really can't recommend this place highly enough. All the staff I deal with were warm, friendly and professional and I would come back without hesitation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Crescent Head, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

It was lovely to be treated with such friendly service and lovely people. Beautiful food, rooms. Great overnighter but would also holiday there.

We had driven for a long time that day and arrived exhausted and hungry.

It was easy to access all of the services available and the rooms had dark curtains which helped us to have a lovely sleep in the next morning.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Woy Woy, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

It was late evening Christmas Eve and i had to leave QLD to get back to the central coast of NSW. However by the time i reached Ballina at 1:30am, I was very tired and it was becoming dangerous to continue driving so i pulled over after taking the turn off at Ballina and asked my wife could she find me somewhere to sleep. I think out of pure luck she called Ballina Island Motor Inn and asked if there was a room available. Obviously the owner was a bit taken aback by it as they were not 24hrs and being xmas morning and all. But the lady accepted the booking and upon arrival i made my way in and she was so professional given the circumstances and accommodating. Even at that hour she still gave the little milk for tea and coffee and the wifi password. Then given the humidity of the night i was pleasantly surprised to see the room had air-con and the room for the price was very reasonable even given i was only there for 7hrs. Room tremendously clean, bathroom facilities quite large and room was surprisingly big, i was not expecting much given that it was a motor inn but its better than some sydney hotels i have stayed in. Anyway I didnt get the lady's name but thanks again and based on the room, price and extremely high standard of professionalism I cannot recommend the Ballina Island motor inn enough. By the way quite conveniently located just near to the entry back onto the highway.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stopped at BEST WESTERN Ballina Island Motor Inn on our way to the Sunshine Coast.
It was only a short distance from the bypass. We had 2 adjoining rooms each accommodating 2 adults and 1 child. The rooms are clean and of a good size. Going back again in 2 weeks to stay again on the way home. Our grandchildren always enjoy the pool which is fabulous after our long trip.
Great value and accommodating staff !

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Avalon Beach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

My stay at Ballina Island Motor Inn was great.
The owners are very happy to help out and make the stay comfortable.
The rooms are tidy and tasteful.
The restaurant is good.
It is a nice, quiet place to stay with all the facilities.
We will be back on all our visits to Ballina, Byron and Lismore.

Thank you

Room Tip: All rooms are nice and private but try for the rooms with aspect to the garden and pool.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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258 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

I had stayed in Ballina before, but this time I was on my own. I had read reviews about the Best Western and also it has a restaurant. I decided to stay here as it meant I would not have to leave the motel to get dinner. The room was lovely overlooking the pool. Would stay here again. Service friendly the young waitress at dinner was very polite and attentive.

Room Tip: An executive room around the back away from any road noise.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan S
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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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