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“The Very Best Position at a Reasonable Price..!”
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Ocean Front Motel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in The Entrance
Certificate of Excellence
Orange, Australia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Very Best Position at a Reasonable Price..!”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

With Views of the Ocean and the Coastline running back to the Entrance..This is a great stay at a Fair Price...
Large Rooms and large balcony with floor to ceiling glass afford Spectacular views from your bed even..All brick walls, Quiet Rooms, and a sense of Privacy...Lovely Beds and Pillows....Look for a "Stay 3 night, pay for 2 deal " great value but off peak I think...
Explore the Rockpools, Take a Great beach walk into the Entrance , Or Swim in the Ocean baths at your Doorstep....
Staff were friendly & helpful .
My Elderly parents stayed in a Level access room (6) and my only Critisism would be a wish that the Bathroom was a True Walkin Shower for Wheelchairs..(I believe Easy enough to Solve)
As a Family, We have Stayed here more than once , and We will Continue to Return...cheers dp.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Ian R, Owner at Ocean Front Motel, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for your comments . We think the location is unique and we're glad you enjoyed your stay and will be back . We will look into the wheelchair access issue into room 6 shower . Kind regards the Owners .
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous location on the entrance. ...waking up to the ocean was pure bliss. .....great weather while we were there ....crownies on the balcony while watching the waves with great company from my handsome boyfriend terry....friendly staff....10 out of 10 perfect!!!!! thank you....also a great fishing spot :) lisa and terry

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ian R, Owner at Ocean Front Motel, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks Lisa and Terry . Glad your stay was great . Kind regards the Owners .
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed here over Christmas as my in-laws live close by. We primarily used this as an escape after long days with the family. That being said we found the room very comfortable (beds very good) with an excellent view. We also enjoyed the air conditioner as it got hot over the week. We would definitely stay here again.

We were arriving on late on Christmas day so were concerned about accessing the hotel. I called ahead of time and was told they would be open. On the day I received a phone call that they were closing. This was not a problem as they gave very clear instructions on how to access the key (in the safe near reception). The staff was very helpful during our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in a cheaper room- listed as a garden view- however we did have a view of the ocean from t...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank brian7n
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Ian R, Owner at Ocean Front Motel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thanks for your comments and are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
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Brisbane Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Best location of any motels at The Entrance - as the name suggest, a direct ocean frontage and just off the main drag which is good as The Entrance shopping/restaurant precinct itself is a little sad.
You're just around the corner from where the Tuggerah Lake feeds into the ocean (good fishing, despite all the pelicans), and a few minutes away from Toowoon Bay village (a gem!) and the other lovely beaches just south.
Great service, good rooms and comfy bed, very clean and full wall of doors so you get full advantage of the breezes and balcony.
A ground floor unit means walk in access from the streetside carpark, and is the best - easier access,the balcony overlooks the platform rocks so it's like being on the prow of a boat. You don't need to slog up flights of steps to get the views.
There is a lower level again which is level with the path next to the beach but this isn't actually called the ground floor. So be specific when you ask for a room to ensure you're not on walkway level,but on the carpark level.
They also have a guest laundry which is very helpful.
As evening dining options are few in this part of the world, it was a wonderful surprise to find the superb Coast restaurant attached to the motel. We didn't have high hopes (most motel restaurants are mediocre at best). This is dining of a standard you'd be hard pressed to find in a major city . Do not miss it. The chef does great things with local seafood (try the Sea Treasures entree: Slipper Lobster in Golden Noodles - Chilli Lime Caramel,
Wasabi Tobikko Oyster with Salmon Pearls,Wild Scallop Sashimi with Sand Crab Salad,
and Ocean Trout Tartare. At $29 it reads a bit rich but once you've tasted it's great value!
Innovative but still lets the quality of the produce be the hero.

Room Tip: Ground floor, middle of the block is best for easy access from the carpark, but still gives you grea...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ian R, Owner at Ocean Front Motel, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed some of the wonderful activities and sights the Entrance and it's surrounds has to offer. We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We absolutely loved ocean view. Our room on the top level with hot tub had breathtaking views. Staff were friendly and unobtrusive. Would definitely go back, can't wait. Beach is on the doorstep, near the saltwater baths and it's just a short walk to the other side where all restaurants are. Amazing! Highly recommended. Kath and Andrew......

Room Tip: All rooms are great.....but top floor with hot tub is the best. You have to walk up a couple of fli...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank marchlass
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed in a room on the top floor with a hot tub, so the view was amazing. The bed was comfortable and the rooms were okay. There was a smell every time we came back that smelt like a wet dog, lucky enough the weather was nice so opening the balcony door wasn't an issue. There really needs to be a step available to get into and out of the hot tub, getting in wasn't so bad but getting out can be an issue with slippery tiles. For the money we paid for the room we were hoping for something a bit more updated, but it was still nice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Danocme
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Forster, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place!
Everything about it was great, the view, the service, the location and reception staff were very friendly and helpful too.
We only stayed for one night and just booked the most basic room which still came with ocean views and a private yard which was great for our toddler to burn some energy.
Will definitely recommend and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Ocean Front Motel
Address: 102 Ocean Pde, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > The Entrance
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in The Entrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Front Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on a cliff face above the pristine rock pools, ocean baths and beautiful Entrance beach and only an hours drive north of Wahroonga in Sydney or south of Newcastle. We offer 31 3.5 star rooms, most with private balconies with panoramic ocean, beach and rock pool views. Some rooms feature an internal spa bath whilst others contain a spa bath or hot tub located on the rooms private balcony. Centrally located, we are a leisurely 15 minute stroll to the town centre or Toowoon Bay with many local attractions on our doorstep. ... more   less 
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