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The Wallangulla Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lightning Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed one night and found it very nice. Just across the road is the bowling club. They have very nice meals over there. The staff are very friendly. Would stay there again. The people in town are friendly.:)

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great service from Carol who really is passionate about the town and looking after her guests. No time is a bad time for Carol. She is very accommodating. The accommodation was as expected for a town. Could be cleaner. Cleaners missed a beer bottle in the room when cleaning and bed covers could do with a wash. Bathrooms were clean. Suitable for a stop over and becuase it is across from the bowls club it's a walk to a meal.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
3  Thank HELEN S
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We spent two nights at The Wallangulla .... our room was compact - double bed and two singles plus a small 'kitchenette' with microwave and sink. Bathroom provides hand wash, body wash and shampoo in dispensers, there is also a hairdryer. The staff were the excellent - great tourist information and free booking service for tours. Evening meals can be had at the Club across the road and charged back to your room. Would we stay here again ... yes.

Room Tip: If you want something more up market stay in the newer section
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Valsie46
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay at The Wallangulla. While walking across the road to the Bowling Club for dinner the sky lite up with "Lightning" First rain they have had in nine months followed.
Did an early walk around town and met a local who explained some of the history.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank aussie85_9
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Wallangulla is certainly the pick in the Ridge. There are two sections, the "original" section and the new section. Obviously the new section is better but the "original" section has been brought up to scratch and is quite acceptable. I am refering to the new section here.

The rooms are large, a bit on the spartan side but all the necessities are present and in good order. A microwave, good quality TV with Austar and Fox 1-2-3, GOOD LIGHTING!!, OK beds, good heating and cooling. Bathroom similarly spacious, getting a little dated by now. Has one of those one switch-light/ceiling fan arrangements which is annoying at times, and "water-saving" shower heads, but in fairness it is a dry part of the country that relies on artesion bore water (which I will never come to love).

The motel is owned by the famous LR Bowling Club across the road and meals can be booked back to your room. Don't expect too much, the tucker is pretty stock-standard club fare, not exciting but reliable. A warning- if there is a bus tour group staying at the motel, get in early at the club or you'll find a solid queue. The beer is good which is more important.

I highly recommend the bacon and eggs for breakfast, 12 bucks and cooked to order by an old-fashioned bush cook who understands the importance of starting the day with plenty of petrol in the tank. Puts fancy city hotel breakfasts to shame.

All that and a "nothing is a problem" attitude on the front desk make it my first choice whenever I'm at the Ridge.

Room Tip: New section on two levels. Ask for ground floor if you don't like stairs.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank EllvisPresley
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Probably the most appealing motel (externally) in a tourism-oriented town. This motel offers a range of room styles (and prices) that should suit anyone but the dedicated 5 star traveller. I stayed in one of the dearer rooms, and found it to be fairly standard for the industry in terms of furniture, bathroom and other appointments. Everything was clean and functional, if starting to become a bit dated or tired.
Eating is very convenient, with chargeback for meals from the club across the street and a breakfast room for the mornings. Motel is a short walk from the CBD for basic supplies, and can assist with bookings for tours etc. Even though it is located on the main road into town, noise through the night is not an issue and there is no feeling of insecurity that you might experience in some nearby towns

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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4  Thank SheepCocky
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

The motel is owned by the Bowling Club and the evening meals are available across the road at this very large club. The motel itself is 5 start country Australian. Very hard to beat for all aspects, including the swarm of professional women who run this large establishment. Very quiet - well the whole town seems to be un-noisy at night! A must if you stay for a few night - 3 in our case.

Room Tip: All/most rooms had a double and two single beds, good linen, small kitchen facilities, spotless bath...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank John H
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Address: 22 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Lightning Ridge
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Lightning Ridge
Price Range: $60 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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