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Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
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“Lovely room but air con not working”
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed on Christmas night on our way back to Sydney. Room was lovely and on the very top floor (only stair access) which wouldn't have been a problem except I am heavily pregnant. But they weren't to know this. If we had been staying more than one night I might have requested to be moved to a room closer to ground floor.

Air conditioning in our room was not working and room was quite warm.

Loved the balcony and the bathroom especially the double shower.

Unfortunately the restaurant was closed so we didn't get to try it, it looked lovely.

Probably won't stay again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

the property was built in early 1900's as a Methodist Girls Boarding School. Over the years it has been used as flats and a boarding house but the present owners have faithfully restored it to its former character. Much of the furniture was sourced in Tasmainia and is of the appropriate period. We stayed in the former head mistresses room which was large, comfortable, on the ground floor and very peaceful. Delightful balconies provide a place to sit in the evening. The evening meal was superb and at breakfast we taught the chef how good crumpets are with salt on them!

Room Tip: There is no lift so if stairs are a problem book a downstairs room
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

How good is it to experience 5 star, yet feel right at home. The friendly staff and comfortable surrounds of this heritage building make a perfect combination to enjoy beautiful Ballina. Be surprised by a pillow menu that allows you to sleep well, and enjoy simply stunning food served in unhurried surrounds. Probably not suitable for young children.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I routinely stay here on business trips to the area. Once again, the stay was ideal. The attic room was quirky but comfortable (but don't use it if you don't like stairs), with the room clean and well furnished.

The staff were friendly and very helpful and check in/out was effortless

The room service meal (fish/chips), was a misnomer, as it was the best piece of ocean trout I've ever had.

I will happily stay again, and would recommend it to anyone.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed here just the one night, but would have loved to stay longer. Good location, close enough to walk to town and down to the river. Friendly staff, efficient service, beautifully restored building and much better than your average hotel or motel. Our bed and breakfast was good value, and the breakfast itself was very good.

We had dinner at the Manor's restaurant, in the beautiful dining room. Lovely setting, perfect steak, and a good range of wines by the glass. It was a little on the expensive side but worth it.

Definitely on the return to list.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 3, at the back with its own outdoor area overlooking the courtyard. My only compla...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This was a real gem.
The premises are beautiful and full of history. My room on the first floor was very well appointed in period style, and opened onto a small balcony area, overlooking a fountain and small courtyard garden.
The hotel was within easy walking distance to Ballina shops, and also an easy stroll to the river.
Reception staff were very friendly and offered helpful suggestions about the local area.
I had dinner at the restaurant, and it offered a range of innovative meals - absolutely delicious.
I enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard.
Overall, this was such a delightful experience - I do hope I can stay a little longer next time

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Wow, what a great experience here. Arrived slightly later than expected to check in and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The period styled room was an instant hit with my partner. A great bonus of the room was being able to step outside to enjoy the sunset from the verandah. Location is great as is close to a main street for shopping, or for a short drive to one of the local beaches.

Room Tip: Stayed in Heritage room 6 and was a large room with door to verandah, great bed and awesome shower w...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel
Address: 25 Norton St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel has won numerous local, regional and state awards and is the only property in NSW to have ever won HMAA's,"Best Unique Accommodation in NSW" three years running.Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel was then inducted into HMAA's, prestigious"Hall of Fame". We pride ourselves on providing the best experience and service to our guests, in a unique Heritage listed Boutique Hotel.Multi-Award-Wining Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel, meticulously restoredand furnished with exquisite antiques, incorporating all the luxuries of the 21st Century.There are twelve individually styled rooms, all with ensuites and access to their own personal section of our expansive verandas.Guests can dine in luxury, in the fully licensed A-La-Carte Manor Restaurant, open 7 days for breakfast and dinner,either indoors, on the verandas or in the sandstone courtyard. Beautiful white linen, sensational local produce in a heritage setting makes for a memorable occasion. Fine dining at its best.Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel is located on Ballina Island, within walking distance to the CBD, bay and river.Ballina has 32 klms of perfect white sandy beaches, great cafe's, fantastic seafood and glorious countryside. Ballina has its own jet airport with direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne. Corporate guests are invited to take advantage of a unique opportunity and showcase their business at Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel today. Ballina Manor is not a member of any chain or private assessment group. We are however very proud to be a member of AAA (formerly HMAA Hotel Motel Association of Australia). Free Internet throughout the property for all guests.Wedding receptions and functions are our speciality. Property bookings available. Please note that all our rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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