We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Service but shame about cleanliness”
Review of Reef Motor Inn

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Reef Motor Inn
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Batemans Bay
wollongong
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Service but shame about cleanliness”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here for one night on our way to another destination and again on the way back. We chose to stay here as we had heard rave reviews about the restaurant and everything we had been told was correct. Everything was cooked beautifully and to our liking. Steak was perfect and very tender. Seafood was exceptional. We would choose to eat here again on our next trip through Batemans Bay.
The service we received from the time we checked in, to restaurant service to checking was great and very professional, nothing was too much trouble. However, be very careful what type of room you get. We had a cheaper standard room and also a fully refurbished room. Housekeeping could do with a few tips, such as dusting and washing floors, removal of cobwebs on screen doors. Bathrooms are very tiny with nowhere to put anything on vanity. Water pressure atrocious and temperature very hard to regulate.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank weekenders2812
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    16
    12
    13
    8
    9
See reviews for
13
20
2
10
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Reef Motel for only one night, but we found the service was second to none.
The menu choice in the restaurant was great. The menu of the day was seafood and the choices for each course were exceptional. The lobster was cooked as good as any chef could do so.
The Reef Motel is highly recommended for anyone visiting beautiful Batemans bay.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Graham J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Front Royal, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2013

The area was beautiful and the food was great. The hotel manager was a sweet older gentleman who was so wonderful to talk to. We needed to wash our clothes and he provided us with everything we needed to make it happen. We ate at the China King and wanted a dish with seafood well this dish was loaded with scallops. It was amazing. We ate one nite at a Sammy's pizza place and it was fantastic. Yes, the hotel had the 80's setting, but it was still a nice stay and the people were great. It's close to a putt putt and shops. When we left we asked for some places to see on our drive up the coast and his son suggested Pebbly Beach where the kangaroos hang out. There were at least 10 or 15 kangaroos lying on the beach. The beach is connected to a camp site, Stuart the manager, he let us pet the kangaroos in his back yard. Overall, Batemans Bay was beautiful and very peaceful place to visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank bbirk1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Orange, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Only stayed the one night,but was more than happy with the stay,very friendly and helpful on arrival,room was very clean and tidy,and the food was superb,I had the angus rump steak,it was cooked to perfection and the presentation was fantastic,my husband had the angus scotch fillet and it was no trouble for the chef to put prawns on it with a garlic sauce,staff were very friendly and had beautiful views while you enjoyed your meal,a short stroll to the city centre and straight across the road for a lovely stroll along the bay,will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kylie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NSW Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Stayed at the Reef Motor Inn for one night over New Years. Well run and clean Motel in a great location to the shopping centre and river of Batemans Bay.
The only thing negative about the Motel was that there was no pool, there was one but the owner had it dug up and replaced with more parking. Never the less we swam across the road in the Clyde River. Spoke to the owner and he offered to let us go to his other property (within Batemans Bay) to swim in the pool there. Probably would not have stayed there if we had known there was no pool. Anyhoo its not all about pools.
We had a ground floor unit and was clean and spacious for the three of us. Did not eat in the restaurant, but it looked like there was quite a few people in there.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Steven H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Canberra
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a refurbished, 4 star room. It was refurbished and was clean and comfortable, although bathroom is quite small. We were not particularly troubled by traffic noise (more on noise later!) We ate in the restaurant on Friday night taking advantage of a $35 3 course dinner special. The meal was great value for the money. All this was good.
NOT GOOD was the fact that a large group had also booked into the motel and on both nights they congregated in the car park with eskies and drank, subsequently demonstrating loud and antisocial behaviours. On the second night on our return from dinner, the drinking party, which was underway when we left, appeared to have wound up so , with relief, we went to our room and went to sleep. Sleep was shortlived though because the group returned after midnight announcing their return with screams and shouting. We rang reception to no response and so called the police who ultimately dispersed the mob.
When we checked out,, it was apparent managing staff left the premises at 10.00 ish and saw themselves as having no responsibility for managing the environment for their guests.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JayemkayCanberra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Tired hotel which is no longer part of best western and one can see why. Very very noisy if you are on side next to the road. We thought the traffic was coming into our room. Cigarette butts littering patio areas. Overall...dreadful and to be avoided.

Room Tip: If you do stay, don't stay on left hand side as too near road
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank boblad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Batemans Bay hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Batemans Bay hotels
0.6 mi away
Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay
0.3 mi away
Mariners on the Waterfront
Mariners on the Waterfront
#12 of 18 in Batemans Bay
97 reviews
0.9 mi away
Quays Hotel
Quays Hotel
#2 of 18 in Batemans Bay
78 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 mi away
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
#3 of 18 in Batemans Bay
267 reviews
0.0 mi away
Bay Executive Motel
Bay Executive Motel
#18 of 18 in Batemans Bay
44 reviews
0.4 mi away
Bay Breeze Boutique Motel
Bay Breeze Boutique Motel
#1 of 18 in Batemans Bay
385 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Reef Motor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Reef Motor Inn

Property: Reef Motor Inn
Address: 27 Clyde St, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Eurobodalla > Batemans Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Batemans Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Reef Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Reef Motor Inn is the place to stay, dine and meet in Batemans Bay. Situated on the Batemans Bay`s foreshore adjacent to the Batemans Bay Bridge and across from the Clyde River. The Motel is a short walk to the town center and its vibrant shopping district. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Reef Motor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Batemans Bay
Batemans Bay Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing