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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We weren't sure whether this place would be up to scratch for its low price but glad we were wrong. Kay runs a great establishment. The room was clean and thoughtfully provided with everything we would need. I would not hesitate to recommend this motel.

1Thank Charles Ko & Y
BlueyMotel, Manager at Bluey Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review and I am so pleased you enjoyed Bluey Motel as much as I enjoyed having you.

Wamuran, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Comfortable beds. Fans and air conditioner in room. Fridge and coffee making facilities. Friendly owner. No under cover parking Across the road from the Bowling club $99 a night for a double room Good TV and free wifi Just a regular motel room BUT - I must mention that there was no cold water in the shower. Now normally it...

Thank Sue M
BlueyMotel, Manager at Bluey Motel, responded to this review

Hello Sue M Thank you for staying at Bluey Motel and I hope you enjoyed Lightning Ridge. The water for your showers is bore water so we cannot control the temperature of the water which comes out of the ground. I have always found that if you run the tap for a minute or so the water cools down and...

Reviewed 7 December 2016

What a quaint little motel this place is of 10 rooms! Now..don't get me wrong but the motel IS small in comparison to some of the Motels/Hotels we have been in on this outback trip but the difference is this Motel's makeup!! It's a studio apartment like setup,big enough room as is the en-suite with a kitchenette of sorts, fridge...

Thank TheAngryAnt
East Maitland, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stopped off at Lightning Ridge on a road trip to Queensland. As result of reviews on trip advisor booked in to Blueys Motel, which is probably the oldest and cheapest motel at Lightning RidgeDefinately not a five star glitz and glamour establishment,but with a manager like Kay it is the place to stay at the Ridge ,an intended over night...

Thank troubledtrekker
BlueyMotel, Manager at Bluey Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review, I`m so pleased I was able to help you enjoy your stay. Hope to see you again one day.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights during our holiday in Australia. Well priced motel, perfect location and clean. Much to see in Lightning Ridge, great place. Very friendly and informative owners. Would recommend.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this very last minute and Kay was very accommodating and a wonderful host. The room is no frills in style but it's clean with everything you need and the shower is fantastic too. Well priced and perfect location too. Would recommend and come back here again.

Thank Emy H
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great weekend, can highly recommend The Bluey Motel, the Owners and Staff are very friendly with wonderful service. The disabled room is very easily accessible and well set out. Great location. Thank you Robert & Kerry.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had the most amazing weekend with great friends. Bluey's Motel owners and staff are friendly, helpful and made our stay memorable. This is the only motel to stay at when at Lightning Ridge. Thanks Robert and Kerry for the most amazing weekend!!! :)

3Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well priced modest older styled rooms which are very clean and well appointed. The real charm of the place lays with the fabulous, good humoured and friendly host who always makes me feel welcome and gives me a laugh. Always a joy to stay here

1Thank Kate W
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

What a great little place. Spotless clean and with everything we needed ideally situated opposite the Bowls Club. The owners went out of their way to help us and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Lightning Ridge. Moderately priced top value

1Thank Benji G

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Bluey Motel. We are a privately owned motel with 10 rooms. Situated opposite the Bowling Greens and walking distance to shops, we offer friendly service, fresh rooms, off street parking, guest laundry and shady BBQ areas. The rooms include: reverse cycle air-conditioning; tea/coffee facilities; fridge, microwave colour TV, DVD/VCR; ensuite. We Offer: fax and Wi-Fi Broadband; tourist information and tour bookings. We accept Eftpos, Mastercard and Visa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bluey Motel

Address: 32 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Lightning Ridge
Price Range: $75 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The trick is the longer you stay the cheaper the nights stay!!!”
 of 5 bubbles TheAngryAnt, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“The rooms right at the back would be the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles dickybeachMerewether, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms will get some sun, morning or afternoon, but the curtains are reasonably good block outs.”
 of 5 bubbles Nettie193, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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