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“Never again. Not to standard. Rude owner”
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Barkley Inn
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Never again. Not to standard. Rude owner”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Inadequate facilities and furnishings for 3 adults in twin room apartment. Owner needs to learn how to listen and resolve problems. Would sleep in my tent before giving him more business.
Stay elsewhere if you can, this is the worst place in Forster region in my experience

  • Stayed October 2013
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NSW, Australia
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

I have now stayed at this property three times.
The rate is cheep compared to many of the other properties close by. It is within walking distance to town and the beach.
I always feel safe at this property, the rooms are basic but very comfortable, I notice some other reviews are complaining of no other toiletries other than soap, but the two times I have stayed are on a Saturday night and have not been more than $85.00 for the two of us, lowest rate was $65.00 on a standby rate, we arrived at 3pm.

I will continue to stay here when I go to Forster as I have personally had no issues with this property.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Room stinks of cigarettes, tv doesn't work, Rottweiler behind room barks all night, showers run unpredictably hot cold, no mossie screens on three of the doors, fan runs like a Fokker, or not at all, no wifi, guy who runs the joint absolutely couldn't give a toss.
The worst place on the east coast.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We walked in mid afternoon. Chosen as close to town centre on our way. Standard double room. Bed comfortable. Single bar of soap and no other toiletries. Musty smell which opening windows did not remove. Spout in spa blocked off but as it was a standard room I guess this was to be expected. Shower screen did not fully close. Reading light near bed missing a bulb which we didn't find out about til dark by which time the reception was closed. When reported the next morning I was informed that they knew about it. No Wifi. I think we will try elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

Had the most terrible experience here! The owner is rude and hard to understand , a dog roams freely in and out of the rooms and it's dirty ! Communal bathrooms , which are filthy ! NEVER AGAIN ! Gives Forster a bad name !

  • Stayed January 2013
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

We stayed one night but would not stay again. The bed was comfy, AC good, and the room was well cleaned. However the spa did not work, the shower flooded, there were no toiletries apart from a minute bar of soap, some electrics were dangerous - the switch plate at the front door had a switch missing (no light) and you had to be careful not to stick your finger in the hole and the top half of the bedside light was at 45 Deg. The info folder was outdated - the pizza shop shut years ago. Video player probably worked but none has videos anymore. Very dissappointing overall - but they must be used to it. Thankfully it was only an overnight on our way elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

We stayed one night on our way down the coast. The heater would not work & staff said "but it worked yesterday" Only solution a column heater which was useless. Room was clean & bed comfortable. A bit pricey, but did include a free breakfast.
Could not really recommend this hotel, but it was okay.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Barkley Inn
Address: 38-46 Head St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barkley Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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