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Golden Sands Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Reviewed 20 November 2009

Motel is within a few minutes walk of beach, restaurants, and river promenade. Motel is functional and basic, don't expect anything more. Beach Street Fish restaurant is behind the motel and is good moderately priced food (as long as you like fish) both sit-in and take out.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2009

Travelling from the Gold Coast to Sydney we needed somewhere to rest for the night. We opted for Forster as it was past the half way point. I had looked on trip advisor for potential hotels at different points along the way. This one sounded ideal so Forster it was. We arrived at approx 9pm and the whole place was in darkness. I rang the bell outside reception and within minutes a very helpful gentleman came to assist. The rate was good ($115 for a family room) and I figured that as it was a Best Western, i'd know what to expect. The room was very disappointing. It was extremely dated and felt as if it hadnt been used for some time. It was clean on the surface but on closer examination, stains near the fridge door were offputting to say the least. Everything worked ok, shower, heaters, TV etc but it looked as if it hadnt been updated since it was perhaps built sometime in the 60s? It reminded me of one of those sinister motels you see in an American movie.
I know that Best Western isn't a top hotel chain but it really should have a facelift to get out of the time warp its in. Basic can be modern and modern this was not.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank AngelaOL3
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Reviewed 1 October 2008

The motel is just around the corner from the main street of Forster with all the restaurants, shops, etc. And just one block west from the Beach, and just one block east from the huge Wallis Lake. While there are no views from the motel (courtesy of larger unit blocks being built) this is the best located accommodation in town.

The Manager was friendly and the facilities were okay - a little outdated, but comfortably typical of a country NSW motel. Great location for tourists, families etc.

  • Stayed: September 2008
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4  Thank mandynsw
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Motor Inn

Address: 6 Head St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Price Range: £48 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Sands Motor Inn at Forster is the place to stay for holidays, weekends away, and business. There are 24 motel rooms varying from budget double, queen standard and twin, premium and twin premium, family, and wheelchair to two three bedroom self contained apartments. We are a minutes walk to the beach/lake and the same to shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as an on site restaurant, Blue Water Restaurant, International Cuisine. All motel rooms have Austar, airconditioning, free wireless internet, and all expected amenities.The three bedroom units are large with lock up garages.We are the friendly motel in the heart of Forster. ... more   less 
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