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Mariners on the Waterfront
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Batemans Bay
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Quite expensive but still poor quality, centrally based, free WiFi”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Quite expensive but still poor quality. Actually this was probably the best choice in Batemans Bay. Other hotels were worse and more expensive. Maybe this is the standard there. Anyway, I was not used to that standard.
Personal was quite helpful, there was even free WiFi and parking in the garage.
If I have to rank on European standard than it is poor, but with Australian standards would be average. The room was quite dirty, very old and used furniture. It was perfectly enough for a good night sleep.Room was spacious and bathroom also large.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

This place could do with an overhaul. If it wasn't for the location, it would just be a hotel attached to a pub. If you are looking for quiet you would avoid this place on a Fri or Sat night (see pub reference)....bathroom fittings needed fixing and the room needed a good clean.Service was great, as is often the case.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Heath B, General Manager at Mariners on the Waterfront, responded to this review, 23 February 2013
We have just recently renovated 50% or the rooms in the hotel and rectified the noise problem generated on Friday and Sat nights. We Thank You for the feed back on your stay with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

I stayed her in August 2012 and found the accomodation very comfortable with great water views, the food was excellent and good value for money i would recommend Mariners highly to anyone looking for value for money. Mark. Canberra ACT

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Cobar, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

My husband and I just spent 3 nights @ mariners, admittedly after reading the reviews, I thought what have I got us into?, but, we found it clean,quiet and the right price.The staff were friendly and our cooked brekkies were great.Just across the road was the soldiers club where our function was held. Would stay there again. The view was also a bonus.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

With rooms adjacent to the bar, Mariners provides very basic accommodation in a motel-type layout (rooms facing the car park).

The staff is very friendly and the food in the pub is great. However, while the rooms provide basic utilities such as kettle, iron etc. they are old and none too clean - my experience included stained sheets and what looked like blood on the shower curtain.

All in all, a cheap option in town ....

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Ennis, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

We booked in oct last yr for two nights the place was reasonable and the scenery looked nice. It was ok the place was clean. It was quite when we were here so didn't have any noise trouble. Person on reception was ok but kinda hard to find them we had to go into the bar. food in the bar was good and reasonable. Could do with moderning the rooms.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I stayed here with my husband and 8 week old baby in March 2012. We found this motel by doing a Google search and booked it based on their website. The website made the place seem very nice, with water views and in the heart of Batemans Bay. Unfortunately for us, we didn't check Trip Advisor before we booked. After we booked, we checked and discovered that it's actually a pub. So I rang and voiced my concerns. We were not after pub-style accommodation as we had an 8 week old baby and were just after a nice quiet place to stay for a stop over on our way somewhere. The receptionist placed us in room 2, and said that it was down the front and we wouldn't be able the hear the noise from the pub. I asked if it was a "pub room" or a motel room, and she said the rooms above the pub were "pub rooms" and we were in a motel room. Well, obviously from my rating, we were extremely disappointed. The room was very budget, the bed was hard, the bathroom surfaces had mould, the glass sliding door wouldn't open, and it also led out onto the beer garden. And OMG, the noise was horrendous. We felt like we were in the middle of the pub. We even recorded the noise from inside our room to show the receptionist the following morning. We barely had any sleep. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I thought we made ourselves pretty clear that we had an 8 week old baby and weren't after pub-style accommodation, but the receptionist assured us room 2 was suitable.

If you are after pub-style accommodation where you get can drunk with your mates, think you're Jimmy Barnes for the night and sing "Working Class Man" at the top of your voice with the rest of the bogans, then stumble back to your room to fall on your bed in a drunken stupor, then this place is suitable. Great location and proximity to flowing beer. But, if you're a family after somewhere quiet and nice, then don't stay here.

I must say that all the staff were extremely friendly and when I played the noise to the receptionist the following morning, she gave us a well deserved discount. So we ended up paying only $70 including breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Mariners on the Waterfront
Address: 31 Orient St, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia (Formerly Mariners Waterfront Hotel & Motel)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Eurobodalla > Batemans Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Batemans Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mariners on the Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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