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“Modernisation Needed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Pacific Palms Motor Inn

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South Pacific Palms Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Tuncurry
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Modernisation Needed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

The rooms are 1970's style. Actually I was there in the 70's and the decor hasn't changed. The bathrooms are so small and the decor is just so outdated. The towels are paper thin and the grounds are not maintained. This motel used to be one of the best but it has deteriorated terribly and it seems as if the visitor's comfort has been forgotten.

Room Tip: There are other quality motels in the area that have modern decor, don't be tempted.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank buxom1268
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

This is an older style motel, and is overpriced for what is offerred.
The position is the only advantage it has over other motels in the area.
Most of the Tuncurry motels have been refurbished, this one has not.
Will be staying in the renovated establishments in the area and saving $50 per night in future.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cody44-10
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

This is an older style motel and a little worn around the edges but don't let that put you off. The rooms are very comfortable, bright and airy with plenty of space. Mine had a private balcony with pool and ocean views and a minimal but useful kitchenette. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly. For the area it represents particularly good value, and the neighbouring town of Forster is a 5 minute walk acrross the bridge. I have stayed here several times now and have never been disappointed.

Room Tip: Balcony room overlooking the pool is best
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Beanick
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Failford, Australia
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

I don't think any money has been spent on this motel for a lot of years. I stayed here based upon the 5 star review - I can't see how this could be right - cleanliness was only OK and decor was very dated.As well the bed was sagging and very old. The managers seem to be more interested in the restarant that is on site rather than the motel rooms. As well as that this motel seems a lot more expensive than other motels in town (as I said i stayed here because of the previous good review on trip advisor and was prepared to pay extra based on the review)

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Peter D
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Heathcote NSW Australia
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2009

I stayed 4 nights at this motel in Tuncurry and found it to be exactly what I had hoped for. It was extremely clean when I arrived, and was serviced daily. My room had a queen bed as well as a single bed so it would suit a small family group. There was a kitchenette with microwave, kettle, barfridge and toaster as wel as the basics to make tea and coffee.

The bathroom was spacious with hairdryer and bathroom basics such as shampoo, conditioner, shower cap supplied.

Austar was also included.

There is a restaurant on-site which I didn't get a chance to try but I did order breakfast to my room and it arrived on time, hot and plentiful.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank firequeen1962
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Property: South Pacific Palms Motor Inn
Address: 36 Manning Street, Tuncurry, New South Wales 2428 , Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Tuncurry
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Tuncurry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — South Pacific Palms Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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