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Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Yamba
Certificate of Excellence
NSW
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Weekend get together...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was the first time we had been to the coastal town of Yamba. We had been told the town was very small...however, living in a small town ourselves, we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful Yamba is. And, the Moby Dick Resort Motel was an excellent place to stay. It is right on the Clarence River, with great well-kept gardens and lawns, and well appointed outdoor equipment and furniture.

The rooms are huge. We were a group of eight, each couple with a room adjacent to one another. We didn't expect a kitchen, or a sofa or dining table, it had it all, and a very nice balcony to sit out on and look at the view. It was a magnificent view. The resort is not new, but it is very clean, friendly, and we couldn't have asked for more. The prices are very reasonable.

I highly recommend this resort to everyone.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AresNsw
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Moby Dick Resort Motel is in a beautiful location on the banks of the Clarence River. The grounds are immaculate and the facilities outdoors are clean and modern. We asked for and were given a Disabled unit. The unit (Room 4) was one of the most spacious rooms we have ever encountered. The kitchenette was well equipped with a full size fridge, 2 hotplates and a small oven, a microwave and a kitchen sink and all the usual kitchen goods of a motel. There is a table with 4 chairs which in our experience is an absolute luxury! A sofa and a comfortable bed complete the living area. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful. Extra towels were provide on request and our preference not to have our room serviced was respected. Midweek our room was quiet and even the influx of families at the start of school holidays was not a real problem. What noise they made was happy noise and settled at a reasonable hour. Only two problems detracted from our otherwise excellent stay. The disabled shower was huge and well provided with grab rails and handheld shower and the bathroom had two hand basins, one with space to wheel under but the taps were definitely disabled unfriendly and I had to ask my husband to turn them on whenever I need to wash my hands. Lever taps would be so much better please when the time comes to upgrade them. Added to that, the toilet pedestal is not a disabled height toilet. Grab rails round a normal height (low) toilet is not enough. Having a disabled height toilet is the difference between having a degree of independence and needing to call for assistance. My plea to all Motel proprietors, disabled height toilets are a MUST in a disabled unit. Other than that we enjoyed our stay at Moby Dick Resort Motel and would happily return, especially if the bathroom issues could be fixed.

Room Tip: Great motel but disabled facilities need an upgrade.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FeralRambler
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

A fantastic position, & this is backed up with everything you need in the unit, very open, airy & spacious with an ever changing & mesmerising view! Caters for all with pool, tennis, BBQ , outdoor seating, grassed areas, outdoor room, etc etc...& as they advertise...very welcoming & friendly staff...a smile goes a long way ....will be back & recommend
Thanks
Vikki h

Room Tip: From what I see all rooms are fab
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Vikki H
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have stayed here before and this is why we returned. This Resort is a terrific place to have a short or long break. The rooms are spacious with plenty of room to move around, you do not feel hemmed in as I have done in some places I we've stayed. The facilities and setting are superb. We have told all our friends and family of this place, highly recommended. The staff are lovely. Another bonus there is a seafood and fish and chip shop next door!!

Room Tip: We chose a room on the ground floor as I have a bad knee and these have direct access to the garden...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Maerzy
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Odessa, Ukraine
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187 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very peacefull and beautifult place. We have booked 2 nights and stayed 4 instead.
Rooms are very nice, big, clean and well equipped. The perfect view. Quiet place. Pelicans walk around. Parrots fight for the sleeping place on palms in evening. Barbeque place is in front of the motel.
Helpful and kind staff. We had a problem with airconditioner and it was repaired immediately.
A fresh fish shop is next door. 5 minutes drive to a beach and city center.

I already dream to be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lubitelj r
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Mudgeeraba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fantastic position, quiet with views to die for, lovely clean rooms with every amenity. If Relaxing is what you want this is the place. Friendly Managers, lovely people, Have the room service breakfast, Best Ever!
Do not go past Moby Dick's.
Thank You.

Room Tip: All rooms overlooking the river with tranquil views from every room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NickiLyn
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Gold Coast
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66 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great stay and waterfront location, with incredibly helpful and friendly staff. This extended to all facets including advice on places to eat, places of interest, as well as provision of a hose to clean off the vehicle after those wonderful dusty day trips. A special thanks to the Housekeeping staff for refreshing items daily and their great presentation. Our room was spacious and comfortable, would suggest more comfortable balcony chairs, though. Views are awesome, but chairs a bit hard for soaking it all up. Overall highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank evglen
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Property: Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel
Address: 27-29 Yamba Rd, Yamba, New South Wales 2464, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Yamba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Yamba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moby Dick Waterfront Resort Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moby Dick Yamba offers waterfront accommodation with fully self-contained kitchenettes and private balconies. The Resort is ideal for couples and families and features a picturesque location adjacent to the beautiful Clarence river. At Moby Dick, you can cool off in the saltwater pool, indulge in a refreshing spa, even fish from the private jetty or simply explore Yamba’s charming coast. ... more   less 
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