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The Wallangulla Motel

22 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834 Australia
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Great service, style and affordability, makes the Wallangulla Motel the best place to stay whilst enjoying your visit to Lightning Ridge. The motel is ideally located and is close to all shops and the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club, which is directly opposite the Wallangulla and they are the owners of the motel. This means you can conveniently take advantage of charging all meals and drinks to your Wallangulla Motel account. Members of any Bowling Club receive a 10% discount on the motel rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Pool
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Jodie wrote a review 5 Feb
Coffs Harbour, Australia207 contributions67 helpful votes
Comfortable hotel in a great location. I recommend staying in the newer rooms. Room was large, bed comfortable, good size bathroom. Lovely pool, needs a couple more sun shades. Conveniently across the road from the club. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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sharonmyott wrote a review Nov 2023
Wellington, Australia1 contribution
Traveled with 10 grandkids and parents, stayed at motel, great family rooms and couldn’t of been treated nicer. Nothing was a problem for staff We will be back.For a cheap getaway and to make more memories with family - this is the best place we have been to that can keep the kids happy and parents also
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Good family rooms, good pool and bbq areas
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Ken C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Great location across from the bowling club. Easy walk to the cafes and restaurant. A short walk to the local pub. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Bed was excellent and shower pressure unbelievable.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gayle C wrote a review Oct 2023
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Very Comfy bed and happy with the room. The bowls club is just across the road which Is handy. Advised if we join the bowls club at a cost of $5 we get 10% off our accommodation. Bargain as if you join the bowls club you also get a discount voucher to use for food or drink. A winner all way round. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Brooke R wrote a review Oct 2023
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My partner and I stayed at Crocodile caravan Park in a cabin for 6 days. It virtually felt like our own place as the only contact with the office was when I didn't realise that our key also opened the pool which would be handy to add to the info folder. The pool and laundry facilities were clean and met our needs. Exactly what you expect and for the affordable price with a homely feel. We will be back again in the near future.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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rmccurley wrote a review Oct 2023
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Congratulations to the Staff of The Wallangulla Motel, great service, friendly smiles and a warm hearty welcome. Brought my wife with me this time and she was happy with how clean the room was and how friendly the staff were. Recommend staying here when in Lightning Ridge, location is great and easy access to the Bowlo and great food from the Bistro. Thanks Ron & Chris from Tamworth.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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matt c wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
RUDE PIUG CAROL THE MANAGER IS THE MOST OBNOXIOUS AND AGRESSIVE PERSON IVE EVER SEEN IN A MOTEL.. ultra aggressive and just wants to damage the motels reputation, made me feel extremely unwelcome from the start, just dont know who this bottom feeder thinks she is, beds are hard as rocks, no one looked happy there, I wonder what the other staff are going through, they were polite, probly just scared, try other places first, this is a WARNING to tired travellers
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Sam P wrote a review Jul 2023
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Very clean and tidy place. Spacious room and right next door to Take Away Food or Across the road RSL Club. Mattress was a bit soft for me personally. Staff were awesome.. friendly and welcoming.. Already pre booked for next stay. Thank you
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Book in advance. Best location in town.. Make sure to visit Outback Opal Tours
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Joe M wrote a review Jul 2023
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Where do I start? On arrival no receptionist at the caravan park, we had to go to the motel 150 metres down the road. Later that day there were clearly people in the private accommodation attached to reception. Our allocated site was so small it was not possible to put the awning out fully without touching the adjoining caravan. In a space that most other parks would use for one van, two had to be accommodated here. The amenities left a lot to be desired. The sinks in the bathrooms are kitchen sinks with only a cold tap. This is possibly a potential health hazard as effective handwashing neds hot water. Talking of hot water, the hot taps in the showers are clearly not tempered. They should put out water at no more than 50 degrees, but the hot water felt much hotter than that. Also in the showers, there is no separate drainage for grey water, just waste water draining out below the bottom of the external wall. Another potential health hazard. Also, it is almost impossible to get out of the shower stall without having to step back into the shower itself. In the laundry, four of the ten machines were out of order, and there was a sign saying "we are watching you" above a CCTV camera. Hardly a friendly welcome. Maybe that explains why we did not see any park staff. Why visit when you can use CCTV? About the only good point is that the park is very conveniently located on the main street. We have now moved on to another town on our travels. We described our experience to the park manager here and he guessed which park in Lightning Ridge we were describing. So we are not the first to have this kind of very unsatisfactory experience.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Mat wrote a review Jul 2023
Canberra, Australia66 contributions14 helpful votes
Clean and easy with friendly staff and central to everything in Lightning Ridge. Opposite the Bowling Club which does a great dinner and around the corner from several cafes and Opal shops. Wander the streets to see the town and meet a few characters.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wallangulla Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Wallangulla Motel?
Nearby attractions include John Murray Art Gallery (0.1 miles), Down to Earth Opals (0.08 miles), and Opal Bin (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wallangulla Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Wallangulla Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Wallangulla Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wallangulla Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wallangulla Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Morillas Cafe, Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club Bistro, and Bruno's Italian Restaurant & Takeaway.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Wallangulla Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Wallangulla Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Lightning Ridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Wallangulla Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wallangulla Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lightning Ridge (2.4 miles).
Is The Wallangulla Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.