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“Wonderful Hosts.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Almare Tourist Motel

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Almare Tourist Motel
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
Narooma, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful Hosts.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stopped in Ballina on our travels to be met with a very friendly host, who escorted us personally to our room, and our room was so very comfortable. The bed was lovely and even though this motel is older, it has a lovely ambience, as the hosts are so hospitable and friendly. The added extra of a free breakfast at a budget motel was awesome. We only stayed one night, but it was very memorable.

Room Tip: all budget rooms are good, but if you want a bit of extra space.. get the bigger room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Denise E
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Excellent value would stay again for sure. What more would you want. Friendly helpful service. Free breaky. A pool. Clean rooms. Tea and coffee with fresh milk. Club just a short walk away. Anyone winging about this place should be staying 5 star. tight fisted and just need to moan. I have stayed in hundreds of motels travelling the country for tennis and it is hard to get value like this.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank robothrobo
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Look, this place is ok. The manager is super nice and helpful. The beds are very tired; squishy, springy, and dippy! The ensuite is pretty ancient! Centre of town is a bit of a hike! Probably a bit pricey for what you get, but hey; everyone has to make a dollar! That said we had a great night sleep after a good feed at the pub that was recommended by the manager, and a light breakfast the next morning with fresh milk was included! I wouldn't stay here long term, but if your passing through like us it's good enough!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SticksG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

I have never stayed any where that was this dirty. The pillow smelled like sweat when I arrived. They would benefit from washing their linen and a refurbishments. I have stayed at budget places that were cleamer and/or newer for the same price or less. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 15746
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Good $ value for an overnight stay. Property dated and in need of some updating, small compact room; small bathroom. A little noisy. "Tight" carpark but accessible. Friendly and helpful reception staff.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ronald353
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Kincumber, Australia
Level Contributor
91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

at the end of the long long drive from Sydney! Very reasonable --- even free breakfast was provided when we stayed there! A very cheerful welcome on a Saturday afternoon. A roomy and bright unit - nice cream- painted brick walls and very soundproof ---- with very comfortable beds and the best shower!!! When we asked Jill for a recommendation for somewhere good to eat, she pointed us down the road to the Ballina RSL/Bowling Club - so great not to get in the car again and a short walk which we really needed. As I'm a retiree I've eaten my share of 'Roasts of the Day' ---- but never have I had such a beautiful roast pork dinner - I wanted to adopt the chef!!!! A good sleep and a lovely continental breakfast sent us happily on our way to Queensland. We'll certainly be back. Many thanks to a delightful couple who run a great motel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank febenine
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Property: Almare Tourist Motel
Address: 339 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Almare Tourist Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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