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Ballina Centrepoint Motel

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place is run by elderly couple who spies on every move if you are single. The time I booked in at 3:30pm, the time I came in at 7:30pm, I was policed if I came in or not or brought someone else in the room. This old man stood on his balcony and watched when I came back. I... More 

1 Thank Pet16
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

totally untrue, except for quoted times: 3.30 & 7.30! We do not "spy" on anyone. She claimed to be a repeat guest. I do not forget faces or names. Check of records confirm never been here in our 7+ years. She claimed to be a "rep" and going to Alstonville for some business. Left room unlocked, so I locked it.... More 

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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stay at the Centrepoint Motel each year and travel to the Blues Festival. It is always clean and value for money. If you treat people they way you like to be treated you wont have a problem. We find the hosts quite pleasant and helpful.

Thank Meaghan W
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your welcome review! A change from dedicated complainers. More 

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109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good things: big room, hard and soft pillows, undercover parking, passably clean. Nott so good things - only two downstairs rooms at the front close to a busy road - the quiet rooms are upstairs at the back (cost extra), the place is old and rundown, the person who checked us in was having a very bad day - he... More 

Thank Anne N
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

"Passably clean" is a gratuitous insult, when Star Ratings inspectors, including a very senior one, rate us 4 1/2 stars for cleanliness. Obviously like undercover parking, made possible by upstairs rooms. There are in fact 4 downstairs rooms, 2 with patios where smoking allowed. The 2 front rooms are the highest priced, so the upstairs rooms do not cost extra.... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great price great service, very convenient spot. Room very clean, bed nice and soft. Had no issues at all during our stay. I would recommend it and stay there again. Thanks Marlon and Anne enjoyed our stay.

Thank Kylie E
Marlon G, Owner at Ballina Centrepoint Motel, responded to this review

Lovely to have a pleasant friendly review, not one from a determined complainer. Thank you very much, giving the lie to the negative ones. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Cheap but definitely not cheerful! Terrible nights sleep on a mattress which is obviously well past its replacement date. Mouldy shower walls, leaky shower head and poor water pressure. Linen was clean and place was quiet but unless you like to roll into the middle of the rock hard QS mattress which goes 'SPROING!' in the night I'd take an... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Mallanganee, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Motel is old but extremely clean, having run a motel myself I know what I'm looking at. They are obviously trying to save some money on electricity with signs for water and aircon usage but I can't see that as a problem, people are always leaving aircons on when not needed. Had everything we needed and a short walk to... More 

Thank Tracey C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Manger will cut power to your air-conditioning if he feels you have used it to much. Bad luck if you have had a (very) late night out & you want to sleep in or just want a midday snooze. Initially I thought it was a technical issue, but when I spoke to him rudely he told me that I shouldn't... More 

1 Thank Arthur3125
Lawson, Australia
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394 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We took a nice room at the front with a balcony even though we had to drag our suitcases up the stairs. Balcony was lovely although there was a lot of noise from vehicles on the highway. The price was not the $79 promised on the sign outside. Unfortunately the air conditioner did not work, the bathroom tap ran constantly,... More 

Thank Michael N
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

The motel itself is not too bad although needs an upgrade. The motel's position is central and close to the main street, club and shops. The owner/operator is constantly monitoring your use of facilities such as the air conditioner, water etc. I did not feel as though I was in a motel more like a visitor in someone's house. Whilst... More 

3 Thank tlynwo
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had a fantastic cleanroom with great facilities, no cobwebs o bugs, nice smell. Beds were fabulous. Great selection on TV, excellent shower. Tariff excellent value. Cannot believe previous reviews we saw could possibly give a true picture of this motel! We highly recommend it to all we know or meet. Would stay there again whenever in the area.

Thank Lauren T

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ballina Centrepoint Motel

Address: 285- 287 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: £44 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ballina Centrepoint Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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