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Ballina Homestead Motel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, family and children friendly. Lovely helpful staff. Older style motel conveniently situated. A lovely courtyard, easy parking and good coffee and breakfast in the cafe. The queen room was typical motel style, and the family rooms easily accommodated two adults and four children. Not luxurious but comfortable and friendly.

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mervyn, Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Glad to hear you enjoyed breakfast at our newly opened Proper Cafe. Looking forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't a bad find for an older property. Our room was a little bleak and could do with some tweaking but over all not too bad. Probably a little on the expensive side for what you get. The cafe located downstairs is a hidden gem! Had brekkie there and what a treat!!

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. We are starting our refurbishment program for the accommodation rooms in May this year to bring the property into the 21st century. Glad to hear you enjoyed breakfast at our newly opened Proper Cafe. Looking forward to seeing you...

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a sparkling diamond in the landscape of Ballina, fabulously renovated rooms and gorgeous cafe. Had all amenities required pool, courtyard, cafe with amazing pastry chef. Large Clean rooms with everything you need, undercover car parking and very comfortable accommodation.

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rachelle, Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Michael

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a night at Good value for money, rooms a little dated clean. Service was exceptional; everything from being shown to our rooms upon arrival to the service in the cafe in the morning. Would definitely stay again.

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Trafalgar, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The room was nice and clean, it was a normal motel room. I believe their rates are too low. Also, just a short walk to the Bowls club that do meals, bar etc. I had a medical emergency while on holiday and spent a week in hospital. My wife stayed there for a week (while I was in hospital) and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This motel is by no means new, but it would put many of the towns more expensive ones to shame. The room was spotless, the bed and bedding crisp and comfortable. All started by a polite welcome and finished with a genuine enquiry if we had a pleasant stay. No road noise and little from the other rooms. A great...

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Michael

Pottsville, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I stayed with my daughter and 2 dogs for four days. We were so happy to find a place that allowed dogs. We were pleasantly surprised by the undercover entry and were greeted at reception with home made biscuits and dog treats which was lovely and then escorted to one of the studio rooms (around the back of the property,...

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne, Thank you for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel and for your feedback. We are gradually address your comments as we will gradually renovate the downstairs studios starting the second quarter of this year. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back to a renovated room. Kind regards,

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were meant to stay for one night only on our way to Byron Bay but decided to stay for 3 nights instead. We liked its location away from the main road where most accommodations are, on River St. It has a small pool, BBQ area, free wifi (ok in the morning, not so in the evening), it's minutes away...

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Renovations are progessing well, after completing the cafe we will focus on the accommodation rooms and gradually renovate them all. Looking forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Michael

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It appears that effort is being made to improve the place but more work is needed. Room was very clean but common areas are very dated with stained carpet. The staff were very friendly but that didn't make up for the fact that the water in the shower was lukewarm at best. After a long day travelling, a hot shower...

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Hi Marina, Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Having purchased the motel 5 months ago we will bring it into the 21st century unfortunately it doesn't happen overnight. Thanks for letting us know about the hot water system, we'll look at ways to increase capacity. Wishing you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2016

met with friendly & helpful service. room was clean, & bed was comfortable. aircon worked well. bathroom although old was very clean. undercover parking was nice surprise. I would stay there again for a one or two day stopover as price suited my budget too.

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Michael F, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Michael

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ballina Homestead Motel

Address: Cnr Cherry Street & Fox Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: RM309 - RM548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ballina Homestead Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“we had several rooms, the family rooms were very good for children, comfortable and spacious.”
MervynM48, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I couldn't climb the stairs, so the ground floor was for me. There is only the ground and 1st floor, so not many stairs anyway.”
wato35, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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