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22 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834 Australia
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#2 of 3 in Lightning Ridge
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Great service, style and affordability, makes the Wallangulla Motel the best place to stay whilst enjoying your visit to Lightning Ridge. The motel is ideally located and is close to all shops and the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club, which is directly opposite the Wallangulla and they are the owners of the motel. This means you can conveniently take advantage of charging all meals and drinks to your Wallangulla Motel account. Members of any Bowling Club receive a 10% discount on the motel rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-serve laundry
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ahh123 wrote a review 1 May
Brisbane Region, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
Room clean and well appointed Access to laundry and breakfast room. There is a pool, parking and close to shops and bowling club which is very large and offers plenty of seating areas, bars and eating area.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Maree D wrote a review Apr 2022
8 contributions4 helpful votes
Carol was very friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean and spacious. The location is central with great discounts as a member of the Bowlo. Thank you Carol for you pleasant personality and vast array of knowledge about The Ridge. We will be recommending this motel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Jenny A wrote a review Apr 2022
Bendigo, Australia1 contribution
I had a great room which was clean and safe. The staff were amazing and very helpful when my car broke down. In fact all the townsfolk were very understanding and nice whilst I tried to organise another way to get to Cairns. In summary, thanks so much to the staff that helped me so much during my very stressful time. Thank you
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Bob B wrote a review Apr 2022
Thornton, Australia77 contributions25 helpful votes
We were the first coach trip into Lightning Ridge in 2022, 41 people arrived at 6-00pm and Carol has to allocate rooms, and get us all across the road to the Bowling Club for dinner in 30 minutes. The rooms were a lot better than I imagined for an outback town, our large queen bed was very comfortable. Shower area was dated but very clean, great TV, plenty of room to spread out! The A/C worked very well, Our coach company arranged for breakfast each day, well cooking for 42 people was no trouble, and Carol should commend her kitchen staff for being so efficient and hard working, and particularly friendly with nothing being too much trouble for them. The motel is across the road from Lightning Ridge Bowling Club which has excellent meals and if you join the Bowlo for $3 for 12 months you get a voucher for $3 at the bar and 10% off your motel costs
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Great place to stay in Lightning Ridge
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Sandiefran wrote a review Mar 2022
Baulkham Hills, Australia385 contributions99 helpful votes
The Wallangulla Motel in Lightning Ridge has to have some of the most basic motel rooms I have ever stayed in! I was on a group tour, staying three nights. The welcome to the group on arrival was friendly, but when I went to Reception on two occasions after that, not so friendly. The group was accommodated in the older “Potch” section. Definition of potch: Fairly worthless, but with the possibility of better things to come. My room did not even “hint”! The motel’s website describes it as “Our original section of rooms, now fully renovated with modern comforts and facilities. ….. these rooms are sensational at a budget price.” They may have repainted the room that I had, but that is all, and no way could my room ever be called “sensational”! I travel single and was given a twin room. There is no photo of any room similar on the Wallangulla Motel website – is this a surprise? With nowhere to put my case, I chose to put it on the bed nearest the wardrobe. The bar in the wardrobe is 6ft off the ground (yes, I have a tape measure) so the fixed coat hangers are difficult to use. There were no drawers to put anything away. Most things had to stay in my case. Neither single bed had a head-board. One had half of the end of the bed up against the sink and the other bed had half against the wardrobe. Unfortunately, the bed I chose to sleep in, had an old mattress, with rigid sides, sagging in the middle and I could feel the springs against my back! No bedside table to put things on -watch, glass of water; book etc., - but there would be no room for it anyway. The only power-point near the bench (desk), was used for the TV and clock – there was another double power-point high over the sink, for the microwave – hardly suitable for charging a phone or camera. The bathroom was so tight, that to come out of the shower, one has to step back into the room. There is no shelf in the shower to put soap and shampoo – not everyone likes, or can use, the liquid stuff. With only 21½” (1ft 9½ ins) between the washbasin and the closed door, there is hardly room to turn around! Sometime after 1am I finally gave up trying to sleep in that bed, and decided to move my case and try the bed backing on to the wardrobe. Whilst still having a rigid edge, this mattress was supportive and didn’t sag in the middle. I managed about 3 hours sleep. Unfortunately, I will be on a tour at the end of April, again staying at the Wallangulla Motel for two nights. I just hope to get a better standard of room. On the “plus” side – the air con works well, and the light over the bed was good for reading – room light was weak. The shower was excellent, hot and good pressure, and the towels were also good. God breakfast served from bain marie.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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E W wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Comfortable rooms, perfect sized pool, great spot and very friendly staff! Great base to walk to all the pubs, shops, restaurants and out of town exploring too. Carol is a legend and great to talk to. Will definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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J C wrote a review Dec 2021
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Good establishment with nice amenities, air conditioner, nice facilities with good breakfast and bbq, and pool area, friendly and Hospitable staff located in the centre of town with good access to local attractions Thank you
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Safari567162 wrote a review Nov 2021
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We had a lovely little room with 2 single beds with nice mattresses, big enough bathroom, kitchenette, all very clean and basically everything that we needed. Microwave came very useful, so was the little fridge. Staff was friendly and helped us to find places to visit.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Motel on the main street but very quiet, close to shops and artesian Pool.
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Derek R wrote a review Nov 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Carol the Manager is very obliging and helpful. Motel is conveniently situated near all the main amenities of the town. The motel pool is clean and inviting. Good advice on local attractions and tours.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Malcolm P wrote a review Nov 2021
Lismore, Australia88 contributions29 helpful votes
A clean comfortable room with a good aircon. The staff are particularly friendly with nothing being too much trouble for them. The motel is across the road from Lightning Ridge Bowling Club which has excellent meals and if you join the Bowlo for $3 for 12 months you get a voucher for $3 at the bar and 10% off your motel costs
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wallangulla Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Wallangulla Motel?
Nearby attractions include John Murray Art Gallery (0.2 km), Down to Earth Opals (0.1 km), and Opal Bin (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wallangulla Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Wallangulla Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Wallangulla Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wallangulla Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wallangulla Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Morillas Cafe, Bruno's Italian Restaurant & Take-Away, and Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Wallangulla Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Wallangulla Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Lightning Ridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Wallangulla Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wallangulla Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lightning Ridge (3.8 km).
Is The Wallangulla Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.