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Dawson Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Lismore
Certificate of Excellence
Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Lovely people, beautiful room, friendly service. The room smells very nice, it was always very clean and made up after each day. The staff are very friendly, nothing is a bother and they are always looking to help you and make your stay enjoyable.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Gisborne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This wasn't our first choice to stay at due to a few events taking place in Lismore that weekend but was about the ony one available that had a family room still available when we booked. The décor is a bit aged but the premises was kept clean. The room was clean with exception to the fold sofa bed that our kids slept on. It hadn't been used for a while I would say as there was hair and dust on the sheet that was already made up on the sofa underneath so that wasn't real pleasant. The room had good amenities and was well provided for with the bed providing a good sleep. We were able to park our caravan and car within the confines of the motel parking next to the pool leaving them attached for a fast getaway the following morning and also providing security of not having them left out on the street somewhere. The manager is a very pleasant man and couldn't do enough and we were well looked after. You are a ten minute walk to a pasta restaurant just further down the road which is very good. I have stayed in worse and would recommend the stay again. While we were the there the restaurant was closed and don't know why and they didn't mention anything about it.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Dean H
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Very clean. The room had a very nice smell to it. It was pleasant to walk into. We stayed 3 nights and each time we returned the room had been tidied and smelt fresh.
The staff was very pleasant.
Nothing was a problem very helpful. My husband used the BBQ while we were there and was told if we needed anything just ask. We had come prepared.
We took the breakfast deal and that was very satisfying.
Will stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Noelene L
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macksvillle
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I stay here whenever work takes me Lismore and it is like a boutique motor inn without the boutique price. The staff are excellent (even fniding me a phone charger when I forgot to pack mine) and the meals are certainly value for money. It is a pleasure to stay you always feel welcome and well looked after.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here on a previous business trip to Lismore and returned as the Dawson offers impeccably clean rooms with faultless service. The rooms aren't ultra contemporary - someone was very taken with a shell motif in the early 90s - but they are comfortable, perfectly maintained and probably the cleanest I have stayed in anywhere in the world. The location is convenient and there is a great pizza place up the road. I would definitely recommend the Dawson.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Perth WA
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Dawson Motor Inn may not be the biggest or the newest accommodation in Lismore but it certainly is good accommodation for a great price. The rooms are spotlessly clean and have everything that you need for a comfortable stay, including free WIFI.

The breakfast is huge and freshly cooked with good quality produce. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Basic but clean and comfortable . Breakfast was nice with a complimentary piece of fruit. Stuart and his staff were genuinely friendly and beyond helpful. They went out of their way for us. Would stay again and recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: Dawson Motor Inn
Address: 25 Dawson St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Lismore
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Lismore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dawson Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stuart and Dianne,hosts of the Dawson Motor Inn are proud to have you stay with us.Our first-rate facilities and affordable accommodation will make your time in Lismore, be it business or leisure, relaxing and comfortable. The Dawson Motor Inn is Lismore's most popular motel and in a quiet location.Our 21 modern, clean, and all ground level units include Studio Rooms, Family Rooms and Executive Suites, all with off street parking right outside your room. All of our motel rooms have en-suite, reverse cycle air, dining table, writing desk, mini-bar, FREE wireless broadband and much more.With a refreshing salt-water pool & BBQ we'll make you feel right at home.FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.All of our units are 3.5 Star AAA rated, and we are situated on the edge of the CBD and only half an hour away from the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina.Come and enjoy the natural beauty of the untouched Rainbow Region and pristine beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina. STUDIO ROOMAll rooms have a comfortable queen size bed, or queen and single bed, modern, dining table and chairs, writing desk and en-suite bathroom.Reverse cycle air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet access available FREE, Austar Pay TV (free), ISD/STD direct telephones. FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.In room mini bar, iron / board, toaster, hair dryer, tea / coffee, clock radio. Microwaves available.FAMILY ROOMFamily Rooms are very spacious rooms with separate lounge-room and bedroom, interconnecting bathroom, views to pool and palms. Dining table. 2 TV's. Queen- size bed in bedroom, single bed and a double pull-out sofa bed in lounge room, porta cot available. ... more   less 
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