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Ballina Colonial Motel

9 Bangalow Road, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
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#11 of 15 motels in Ballina
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The Ballina Colonial Motel provides a quiet location, away from the main thoroughfare, just south of Ballina Shopping Centres and within easy reach of the beaches, river, shops, clubs and restaurants. We are just a 25 minute scenic drive from Byron Bay via Lennox Head. Here at the Colonial, we are always looking to enhance the quality of the accommodation we provide and over a three year period we are undertaking some major refurbishments. By the end of 2013, all the Bedrooms were upgraded and in 2014/15, we will be working on new Bathrooms, as well as completing improvements to the Outdoor Pool Area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Leiah Z wrote a review Nov 2021
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Says here the place is advertised with BBQ facilities, laundry service, etc. It doesn't. Not a single service and you'll have to beg the owners for cutlery or crockery. When you complain you didn't get as advertised they will kick you out without a refund. Booking.com won't help either. We tried to ask to pay for the 1 night we stayed and 1 more night for the inconvenience to them for the room too, we paid in cash. This was not acceptable for them. Ended up getting 480 back from the 1275 I spent and I had to spend hours on the phone to booking.com just for that. Just avoid. The weren't overly welcoming before the issues and the place was dirty (I have the photos to prove it).
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil N Robbie M wrote a review Mar 2021
Toowoomba, Australia90 contributions23 helpful votes
Motel was very clean, basic, older, yet updated thoughtfully. Comfy Queen Bed (Rm 1) with good pillows too. Clean pool all in a quiet and private location away from the hustle of the main drag, but only a few blocks (very short drive)away from it. Only a short stroll to Cherry Street Sports Club with a temporary membership deal with Motel made for a great evening meal option. Only negatives were potential trip hazards on room entry and bathroom thresholds and very low toilet height with no handrail for assistance for older or mobility impaired guests.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Fedor wrote a review Jan 2021
Forster, Australia1 contribution
Had very pleasant 3 days with kids in one of the rooms in this family owned hotel. Very friendly staff. The only reason why it's 4 and not 5, is that if you stay there for more than couple of days there are no shampoo or shower gel included, so you would need to bring your own. Outside of that highly recomendable.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Thetruthhurts wrote a review Jan 2021
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Booked off Hotels.com and on arrival a asked management about the beach location as in the pics on Hotels it shows people walking onto the beach. This made me think that it backed onto the beach and it didn’t. After leaving negative feedback with a hotels.com about this and the noisy room the manager thought it would be best to confront me and get me to explain myself and the reasons for the feedback. He was very upset and angry in his approach and made me feel very uncomfortable. Because he didn’t like my feedback he told me he would be refunding my remaining nights and I could go. Awesome customer service. Maybe he should look at taking a customer service course and update his training. Definitely couldn’t recommend this one. Please check all reviews, not just in here but Hotels.com too.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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vixyk wrote a review Nov 2020
39 contributions17 helpful votes
Great place to stay, extremely clean, our room felt new. Very well maintained grounds, nice location. Specious room and bathroom, good layout. Plus nice owners and they offer hot breakfast if your interested. Ohh and their dog was an absolute cutie.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vicmalhos wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in the room with 1 double and 1 single beds. The place was clean, near the shops and Main Street, nice stream of water in the the shower, hosts were very nice, would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Stephen C wrote a review Oct 2019
Wollongong, Australia777 contributions287 helpful votes
Opted for the Colonial mostly from reviews, pricing and convenience on driving trip up north. Turned out a winner - older style motel offering but updated, modern and well presented rooms, very clean, nice towels, great bathroom, tea/coffee, fresh milk and quiet location. Friendly and helpful host who recommended the nearby Sports club for a bite to eat and turned out great - bonus in easy walking distance. Opted for the cooked breakfast special and again just great and much better than the roadside service centre options. Just a terrific overnight stop, not fancey but everything you need, highly recommended on our experience .
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Date of stay: October 2019
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maryannSydney wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia95 contributions39 helpful votes
We returned to Ballina following a break of 4 years due to illness and had been unable to book ahead for the same reasons. On arrival we found our favourite Colonial Motel has just let the last room and had no vacancies for a 3 night stay. Derek, a new owner since our last visit, immediately rang another suitable Motel and found us accommodation for 3 nights. We continued our journey north and on our return south I was able to book ahead and reserve 2 nights at the Colonial. Since our last visit 4 years ago some refurbishments have been carried out and we had a lovely big room with queen bed, lovely bedding, a microwave and 2 arm chairs in addition to 2 dining chairs and a dining table. The bathroom has been refurbished with a larger shower and modern basin and toilet. There is plenty of bench space with room for luggage. There is undercover parking and free Wifi. We will definitely return here when we next come this way and continue a habit of very many years standing under the previous owners Paul and Elaine who have retired. We highly recommend the Colonial.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Chris L wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for two nights over the recent long weekend. Our room was clean and comfortable and well serviced. Derek the owner was helpful and offered any assistance if required. We'll definitely stay here again when we next visit Ballina.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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72Lee2015 wrote a review Sept 2019
Port Macquarie, Australia251 contributions23 helpful votes
Went to book a room as an emergency for my son & husband & the man on the phone was rude, nasty & blunt. He was very stern & blunt saying he would only accept payment over the phone,it was only 9.45pm & sounded like I woke him up. Thank you for your compassion NOT!!!! Avoid this grumpy man....
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$168 - AU$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballina Colonial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ballina Colonial Motel?
Nearby attractions include Northern Rivers Community Gallery (0.9 km), Ballina Camping and Disposals (1.1 km), and Ballina Players (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballina Colonial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ballina Colonial Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ballina Colonial Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballina Colonial Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballina Colonial Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ché Bon Restaurant, The Cove, and Ballina Gallery Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ballina Colonial Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ballina Colonial Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Ballina Colonial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.