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Scarborough
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great 2 week stay here. Room's clean, good price, owners and the dog was amazing. Good pool, breakfast was tops Will return 😊 thanks again. And make sure you check out that chicken shop it was great.

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Leopold, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Picked the colonial motel after 17 hrs on road as somewhere to sleep ,nice and quite ,owners were very freindly and helpful,room was comfy clean and bed was comfy as well ,for $100.00 Tea coffee milk sugar supplied there also was an iron and ironing board plenty of pillows good undercover parking close to town The $10 breaky was very...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Booked for one night via on-line booking site and we were not disappointed. Whilst the place is not overly attractive from the street, I am sure it's a work in planning. Check-in was easy and friendly and room was clean and comfortable. The bones are basic but an apparent recent refurbishment has improved them. Bathroom appears near new. Undercover parking,...

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Deception Bay, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

stayed at motel for three nights booked two twin rooms for us and a couple of friends.were impressed by friendly owners who did a lot to make us feel welcome.room was very tidy and clean and all rooms are spacious with good amenities.take some shampoo with you as it was not provided.No cooking stove or microwave available in the rooms...

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Ballina Colonial for two nights before Splendour in the Grass. Room was excellent and spacious, included a ceiling fan and reverse cycle air con. Lots of storage space for luggage. Bathroom has been done up and appears near new. Room was clean. Owner was lovely, said he had just taken over in the past few weeks. Room was...

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Thank Megan S
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We needed a stopover on our way to the Gold Coast. Reviews said this was the best motel in Ballina. The owner was friendly and polite and the room was a decent size. However the bed was very uncomfortable and the shower was just awful. The air con did very little to warm the room - this was the middle...

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Thank Kim L
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We wanted a place to stay for just one night and picked this motel because it was close to town and very reasonably priced. Its about 2 kms from the main part of town. Our room was a decent size and was equipped as we expected it to be. There were very few guests, and so we enjoyed a very...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2016

"Take it or leave it" was the answer from the owner when we politely asked if there was any discount off the $130 price for senior citizens or NRMA members. Same deal with the optional $10 breakfast, it's fixed at toast, a sausage, a tomato and bacon and eggs. There's no flexibility. I should say we were by no means...

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Thank MrDestiny
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

When calling to book, were quoted the $115 for two people. When arrived, was told the extra $15 to use the single bed too. Thi gs like this needs to be stated when people book. Shower head spurted water all over the place.

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Ballina C, Owner at Ballina Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, but we are unsure of the issue here. You booked and paid for a Queen Bedded Room, but as the room allocated also had a Single Bed in it, you were advised by Reception that if you used it, which you did, there would be an additional $15 charge. As regards the shower, a quick...

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2015

My stay was fantastic. I had stayed at this property over a decade ago so as just expecting a simple motel room. That's not what I found. The rooms are well kept up to date and are still spacious! The $10 breakfast is a definite recommendation. To be delivered a hot brekkie at the exact time requested is fantastic!

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Ballina C, Owner at Ballina Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have been working very hard over the last few years to bring this motel up to date and provide a quality experience for our guests. So far we have renovated all of the Bedroom and are currently refurbishing the Bathrooms of which five are now finished. The poll area has also received a make...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ballina Colonial Motel provides a quiet location, away from the main thoroughfare, just south of Ballina Shopping Centres and within easy reach of the beaches, river, shops, clubs and restaurants. We are just a 25 minute scenic drive from Byron Bay via Lennox Head. Here at the Colonial, we are always looking to enhance the quality of the accommodation we provide and over a three year period we are undertaking some major refurbishments. By the end of 2013, all the Bedrooms were upgraded and in 2014/15, we will be working on new Bathrooms, as well as completing improvements to the Outdoor Pool Area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballina Colonial Motel

Address: 9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: $97 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballina Colonial Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“eastern rooms are further from the road”
 of 5 bubbles philY7640DY, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great and Paul has just started renovations on the bathrooms which he has a couple completed and they are Awesome. Great Job Paul..👍👍👍”
 of 5 bubbles JamieL642, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Our room was on roadside, so other rooms at the back may be quieter, not sure? (We asked for a quiet room but was told it cannot be guaranteed, you just get whatever is available).”
 of 5 bubbles Soulmates55, 29 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Book ahead as there are only 12 rooms. There are no booking charges.”
 of 5 bubbles Anne2014620, 16 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Very close to the shops. Undercover parking for all guests.”
 of 5 bubbles Pops67, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
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