Richmond Motor Inn
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Richmond Motor Inn

227 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
Traveller (31)
Room & Suite (34)
Small saltwater plunge pool
Pool & Beach (3)

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4.5
#2 of 4 small hotels in Ballina
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Richmond Motor Inn is located in the heart of Ballina , across the road from the Award Winning Ballina RSL Club and The Richmond River. A short walk to the commercial and financial centre of Ballina and a wide diversity of eateries and shopping. We have 13 units at the motel ranging from family rooms, twin share and double rooms with king or queen beds, we also have our executive spa room. A 5 minute drive to the airport and bus station nearby. We have FREE WiFI, Foxtel, A/C, tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms, microwaves,toasters, hairdryers and FREE off street parking. A short drive to the beautiful pristine beaches of Ballina, or a drive into the hinterland visiting numerous villages and craft stalls. We know you will enjoy your time in Ballina.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

227 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 83 out of 100
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Ballina Byron Airport
Lismore Airport
28.7 km
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140Reviews0Q+A37Room tips

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Nicole G wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is in a fantastic location - walking distance to the shops, cafes, parks and waterways and is positioned directly across the road from the Ballina RSL Club. The room was clean and spacious and the off street parking was secure. A great spot for families!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sue0767 wrote a review Dec 2020
Toowoomba, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked in as a stop over, as travelling to Coffs Harbour for Christmas and so glad we did as the room was really spacious and very clean. The bed was really comfortable had a great nights sleep 2 nights in a row. The spa bath was awesome perfect size and definitely worth the $$ would highly recommend staff were friendly and helpful and easy check in and out. Would definitely book in again
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richie W wrote a review May 2021
Killarney Vale3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival we were greeted with a very plesent person with a smile that made you feel welcome. Found our room very clean and tidy. Beds were comfortable, nice and close to RSL within easy walking distance. Being on a main road we did not hear too much noise from the traffic. Would stay at the Richmond next time we are traveling through.
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Date of stay: May 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you have trouble with stairs ask for a ground floor room.
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Response from Brendon Matthews, Owner at Richmond Motor Inn
Responded 22 May 2021
Thank you for the review & we look forward to your next stay with us.
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David H wrote a review Mar 2023
Bonny Hills, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We made an overnight stay at the Richmond Motor Inn on route from Brisbane to Bonny Hills. We like this motel because it is clean, nicely refurbished and has all the basics including large coffee mugs, cutlery, plates and microwave.
It is also opposite the Ballina RSL where you can get a good meal at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brendon Matthews, Owner at Richmond Motor Inn
Responded 10 Mar 2023
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Bernadette S wrote a review Jan 2023
Port Macquarie3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overnight stay on way to Brisbane. Fairly standard motel room, bed really comfortable and plenty of pillows. Good location, didn't hear any traffic noise. Only negative was the water pipes were noisy and upstairs guests woke us up when they decided to have a shower at midnight! Check in (after hours) and check out very efficient, didn't actually interact with anyone from the Motel other than a cleaner as we were leaving. Across the road from local RSL, would recommend if you are travelling and looking for dinner within walking distance.
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brendon Matthews, Owner at Richmond Motor Inn
Responded 17 Feb 2023
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Rosemary H wrote a review July 2020
Forster, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had to cancel our overnight stay at the very last moment. We appreciate that Brendon only charged us 50% of the room rate. Good customer relations, thank you. We look forward to staying with you next time.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brendon Matthews, Owner at Richmond Motor Inn
Responded 8 Sept 2020
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Rita wrote a review Dec 2022
Haslemere, United Kingdom16 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here twice in November and each time was clean and had a comfy bed, towels, toiletries, a hospitality tray, hairdryer, and microwave. Lovely staff too. The shower has lots of room with plenty of hot water
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brendon Matthews, Owner at Richmond Motor Inn
Responded 9 Dec 2022
Thank you for the review & we are pleased you had another enjoyable stay with us.
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Belinda K wrote a review Jan 2021
Tenterfield, Australia187 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the location opposite club and walk to the shops and riverfront. Room was clean and tidy and the cleaner was hard working and friendly. Swimming pool was a lovely temperature to swim in and a little smoking area with 2 chairs was provided down the end of the building. A little table in the smoking area would have been great. Family room was a decent size and had everything we needed. We will stay again next time we are in Ballina :)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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GEG52 wrote a review Aug 2022
Queenslander48 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pretty average rooms in a central location. Room was clean, bathroom ok if a bit dated. There are no onsite staff so don't expect any room service or after hours assistance, especially if you lock your key in the room.
No ice in the fridge because it was off on arrival.
There is off street parking but NOT undercover.
I rated it 4 out of five.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Brendon Matthews, Owner at Richmond Motor Inn
Responded 7 Oct 2022
Thank you for the review & we do have a phone number on the reception door for any afterhours assistance.
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Daydream559157 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. One would never need to drive if staying in the shopping centre. A walk across the road enables one to visit the RSL which has beautiful river views, good food and also a great gaming room, should you wish to visit.

The only negative I would make is that fridge is too small and more space for serving "eats" would make stay more pleasant and manageable, especially for a family.
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Graham B wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the office will be open on your arrival."
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Chantel P wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend above room however no lift so have to use stairs. Great location if you need the RSL. Book quick as it books fast."
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ricas55 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 13 is spacious and has a spa."
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Women Travel Solo wrote a tip Sept 2022
Brisbane, Australia242 contributions182 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available in front of room and out the front"
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PETER N wrote a tip June 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs was good....as stairs were required for the upper floor."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$194 - AU$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesBallina ShireBallina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Richmond Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Richmond Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Northern Rivers Community Gallery (0.4 km), Captain Cook Park (0.1 km), and Fawcett Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Richmond Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Richmond Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Richmond Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Richmond Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Richmond Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ché Bon Restaurant, The Cove, and Ballina Gallery Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Richmond Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Richmond Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ballina.
Is Richmond Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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