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bangor australia
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149 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night .paid $75 as was cheapest we could find on short notice. Not fully booked. Now know why. If you went once you wouldn't go again unless desperate. Very noisy air con although effective. Curtains don't cover windows. Said it had Austar but tried following instructions and each time it didn't work. TV had a line... More 

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Thank missie0
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

we stayed at the great lakes motor inn on the 16th of September till 18th of September would not recommend this motor inn ,no1 the bed (mattress ) was disgraceful it was old and the springs you could feel it on your back, no2 their was no water tap in the room if you wanted to get water for your... More 

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Thank Eugene P

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Not worth it, I would definitely recommend staying somewhere else, the prices may be cheap but that's for a reason!! Showers barely work, pretty much no hot water, service was bare and the accommodation was dirty! Maybe they should invest in new items for the places and new cleaners!

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1 Thank foodtasterfortripA
Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We went to a friends birthday party on 26 September and instead of driving straight home to Newcastle we decided to stay at Great Lakes Motor Inn for the night. On arriving at the motel at around 3.30pm, I had to wait in reception for half hour to check in. There was a sign on reception saying that if the... More 

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Thank Musska
Nelson Bay, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I HIGHLY recommend people forget about this hotels existence! I paid $400 for 3 nights. When my partner and I had looked at the reviews we were laughing at how one review said (Tap does not turn off) and Karma hit us bad when we tried to use the tap in the bath room and it ran flat out and... More 

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1 Thank Kayla L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Arrived in Forster without booking and was definately prepared for something cheap and cheerful. Was given room key and opened door to find an overpowering smell of cheap air freshener. No ventilation and barely any windows, had to step over the bed to get into bathroom and couldnt get in shower without getting jammed behind the door. Eventually went out... More 

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2 Thank Kelly M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Just finished our stay at Great Lakes Motor Inn and don't recommend it at all. They could not supply warm water let alone hot water for the showers even when the motel is only half full, but the reason for writing this is more about their totally poor attitude to this. So do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else... More 

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2 Thank Iain H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I stayed here for a few nights whilst travelling with my daughter. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable and they arranged for my check in after hours which was a great help. The staff were very helpful and being walking distance to everything in forster I didn't need my car which was a god send! I will definitely be... More 

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1 Thank annakin82
Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Older style travelling through motel. I stayed here overnight when driving up to Brisbane. It was suitable for my circumstances and walking distance to everything I needed. Only thing was the road outside is quite noisy with passing trucks but it's not the Great Lakes Motor Inn's fault.

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1 Thank Hugh J
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2014

i recently stayed for two nights during the week. The owner was friendly and pleasant to deal with. Perfect location to the beach and local shops. Rooms clean and comfortable, Would recommend this motel.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Great Lakes Motor Inn

Address: 24 Head St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range: $68 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Lakes Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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“room 22 is crap ????”
 of 5 bubbles 987eugenep, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here, is the best advice I can give.”
 of 5 bubbles 858kaylal, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“My advice is to not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles roslynd89, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Just compare prices to what's around. But get there soon before they pull it down.”
  • All that's left of it's magnificence.
 of 5 bubbles LongChin, 11 Jan 2014 | Read review
“As for a quiet room (at the back of the block)”
 of 5 bubbles MikailaJade, 4 Mar 2013 | Read review
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