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Daydream Motel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Broken Hill
Flurlingen, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“recommendation”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Very nice manager, very helpful, always there for us.
Motel simple but everything there that we need. Value for money very good.
We were able to wash clothes. We were able to order breakfast and it was very good.
I will stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Britta, thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the Daydream Motel.

You've mentioned two great features:

- the fact we have a launderette which allows guests who have been on the road for a while a chance to catch up with some of their chores and prepare for the remainder of their trip; and

- our delicious breakfasts which are delivered to your room, the price for which doesn't exactly break the bank.

Thanks again for your kind words,

John
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Townville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
461 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stopped at the motel and there was a note on the office door stating a number to call. We called and the manager was in Adelaide. He took our credit card info and gave us a code to open a door. The room was OK, but nothing special. It is in a good location for walking to town, but town closes down at 5pm except for a couple of restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a few words about our motel.

We're glad you enjoyed our convenient location - it makes it very easy to take an easy stroll to the cente of town to look at local attractions and enjoy the eateries.

Our unique door-locking system allows our guests to enter their room without using a key. During our low-season we occaisionally use this feature to allow us to take a couple of days off to recharge our batteries. Our rooms are still serviced each day by our experienced staff and the information left in your room would have allowed you to enjoy our town. We sincerely hope you weren't inconvenienced by the fact our reception office was closed for the night of your stay.

Best regards,

John
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Great location on the main street but very very old. My partner got a heap of bug bites over night so maybe insects in the bed or linen? There was also cockroaches and spiders in the shower. Rooms are a decent size so ateast you have room to move comfortably.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Hi SarahN and thank you for your review.

We were most disappointed to read that your stay wasn’t comfortable, particularly as this certainly isn’t in line with the usual the feedback we receive. We have never before (over 24 years) been advised of any guest having had bites overnight, nor that cockroaches and spiders (in multiples) have been in our shower cubicles or rooms. We have also not had such a complaint since your posting. We do acknowledge the possibility that the occasional cockroach or spider may manage to bypass the pest control we have in place, however, our cleaners are aware that we are to be advised should this be evident so that action can be taken. As our rooms are cleaned on a daily basis, it is very unusual that you found multiple pests in the shower.

Our linen is cleaned onsite according to strict guidelines provided directly by our chemical supplier, so we are unsure where the bites may have come from and wonder if it’s possible your partner may have had a reaction to the chemicals we use for cleaning rather than being bitten.

We take pride in providing clean, comfortable rooms and certainly encourage guests to advise us directly if their experience has been less than satisfactory so that we are immediately able to determine the cause of the problem. We would very much appreciate it if you would contact us directly to discuss your experience and allow us to offer you compensation.

Best regards,

John
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

This motel is in a quiet spot right on the main street, a very convenient location. John, the manager is particularly helpful. I had to phone and advise that I would be late and he ensured that he was around to settle me in on my arrival.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Gert, thanks for taking the time to say a few words about our motel. Many people who stay here enjoy our quiet location, close position to the centre of town and the short stroll to cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs. Our official opening hours are 7am to 7pm however if we know one of our guests is arriving after this time we try to make sure we keep the office open to greet them. Our unique door-locking system also allows us to easily arrange late check-ins for those arriving after our day has ended. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town. Best regards, John
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Coramba, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

I've regularly used the Daydream Motel when visiting Broken Hill to see my son and his family. The major advantages are proximity to town and budget prices. This time, however, my wife wanted something bigger than a standard motel room so that we could entertain our family at "our place". Our Landlord solved the problem. There is a "cottage" diagonally across the road. It was spacious, air-conditioned, good beds and shower (must haves for a good stay), full kitchen and cooking facilities, ideal as a home away from home. We even scored a Summer Special deal. Thanks John.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review our motel. I think you've hit the nail right on the head. Staying in one of our cottages is like a home away from home. For the tourist spending some time in Broken Hill or for the corporate traveller who likes a bit more space to spread themselves out. Or, as for yourself, someone who has come to town to visit their rellies and would like to have them over to 'their place' for a meal. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future. Best regards, John.
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Mildura
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Two work trips required me to stay here twice in 8 days. I had the same room both times, room 4. The staff are polite, helpful and friendly.
The room appears to have never been updated, the decor looks like it's been the same since the place was built, probably in the 70's or 80's.
However, the room is clean, has a comfortable bed, a fridge and a kettle. There is a safe in the room if you need to lock away valuables and spare pillows and a blanket.
They don't provide a face cloth with the towels, a minor detail but I like using a face cloth when showering. The hot water in the shower is hot, which if you've used motels a lot you'll know that's not always the case.
Free wifi is available to guests, which is fantastic considering most motels charge a small fortune for the use of wifi.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank KimCofield
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Hi Kim and thanks for taking the time to review our motel.

As you have pointed out, face cloths are not a standard feature of our rooms however we are able to provide them on request, as, I believe, was the case with yourself.

Some features of our rooms are upgraded on an as-needs basis however we will be undertaking a significant refurbishment of them in the not too far distant future.

We are pleased you enjoyed our comfortable beds and excellent shower facilities; we realise these are extremely important to all travellers. We provide our guests with free wi-fi which gives them another option to entertain themselves during the time spent in their room.

We aim to provide comfortable and affordable accommodation and it appears we have been successful with yourself. Hopefully we will see you on your next trip to Broken Hill.

Best regards,

Christine
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The Motel is within walking distance of amenities, but not "stick in your eye" obvious. My husband and I regularly travel to the Hill to see family and we have stayed at Daydream many times. We have stayed in other places in the Hill, but once we found Daydream we have not stayed anywhere else. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are always clean and tidy, the bathroom (which is a necessity) is always sparkling and fresh. Would recommend to anyone as it fits everyone's budget as well.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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DaydreamMotel, Manager at Daydream Motel, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts of your stays here at our motel. We love it when people return to us time and time again because it is testament to the fact that we succeed in providing what we aim to - i.e. clean comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price and a friendly welcome. Again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you again when you back here in the Hill. Cheers, Christine.
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Property: Daydream Motel
Address: 77 Argent St | (Reception entry on Kaolin Street), Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Broken Hill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Broken Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Daydream Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affiliated to the Budget motel chain, the Daydream Motel comprises 16 ground level motel rooms, as well as the Daydream and Argent Court Cottages. Double, single, twin, triple and family accommodation is available. Reasonably priced continental or cooked breakfasts are available for order and will be delivered to your room. Our onsite launderette is available for guest's use and ironing facilities will be provided on request. WiFi is available at no cost. Reception staff can provide you with information on local attractions and eateries and will also arrange any tours with our local suppliers. Both the heritage Daydream and light and spacious Argent Court Cottages offer fully self contained, air conditioned accommodation with digital flat screen televisions in the lounge rooms, separate dining areas, outdoor courtyards and use of the motel's laundering facilities. The cottages are a perfect base for the tourist who wishes to experience the splendour of the outback or the corporate client who requires comfortable home-like accommodation whilst in town on business. Conveniently located on the corner of Kaolin and Argent Streets (Broken Hill's main street), guests of the motel and cottages enjoy a peaceful setting away from the traffic noise but still only a short stroll to the CBD, bus & train stations and Broken Hill's favourite clubs. ... more   less 
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