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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Please avoid this dump. The entire place needs an over-hole, The location is mind blowing with it's wonderful estruary views. This is a total dump and owners don't really care. DON'T STAY here. There is a filthy pool, un-operational. They seems to only employ cheap labourers and reception is just as bad. I think they get paid peanuts ! or... More 

Thank Pet16
Toowoomba, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Do NOT stay , filthy, revolting, stinks. Shockingly bad reviews everywhere! Dirty, pool......what pool, lawns gardens a disgrace, should NOT be for public use. Rude man running the place, smelly woman. Old lady didn't know what she was doing. BBQ was filthy, mouldy bathrooms.

5 Thank dunwerkin2
Bowraville, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

So bad! Very overpriced not clean. Stayed here because the others where I've stayed at before were booked but it was the worst the place needs to be demolished! Stay at marcel towers or the Miramar or destiny much cleaner don't stay here!! Not kidding!

3 Thank Maryjane C
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

This has to rate as one of the worst places we have ever stayed in. On a trip from Qld down to Sydney we stopped overnight at this motel. It boasted the " motel with the million dollar views" so we really expected it to be a nice stay. The rooms were drab,curtains falling apart with obvious sun damage,leaky shower,no... More 

15 Thank travelexpert11
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Travelling from Queensland to Sydney when we needed to stop over somewhere for 1 night. Booked this motel based on what I saw on their website. When we got there though, it was nothing like advertised. It was a very, very hot day & the website advertised both air conditioning & a pool. The first thing that hit us was... More 

10 Thank Pand0895
Port Macquarie, Australia
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Run down and has an uncared for look and feel. It is in a great location with beaut views over the river especially from room 17, and the RSL Club is nearby but this is one motel that I will not be staying in again anytime soon. I agree with all of the recent reviews - a disaster!

8 Thank Grandalf242
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012

I (unfortunately) stayed here for for one night on the way from Sydney to Queensland on 13/10/12 and have to agree with all the other reviews here regarding the dilapidated and run-down state of the place. I think my room number was 11, it was downstairs near the pool which was not usable...it had no water in it, apart from... More 

12 Thank Toni B
314KenR, Owner at Blue Dolphin Motel, responded to this review

13.10.12 Reviewer registers in Unit 11, Blue Dolphin Motel. 29.11.12 Via email reviewer alleges he was bitten by bed bugs. We immediately checked the room. WE FOUND NO BED BUGS . 29.11.12 Our main cleaner had worked in Nth Qld and was familiar with bed bugs. SHE SAID THERE WERE NO BED BUGS. Nevertheless, we insisted she check the mattress... More 

Maleny, Australia
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164 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We stayed here on a recommendation of some friends who had stayed there about 20 years ago. But I must say these friends only said that it has a million-dollar view, and that it was built in 1958. The room was clean, and the view is spectacular, (room 17), but that is where the bad begins, single bed was not... More 

7 Thank KevinRL
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

I've had the profound misfortune of spending a night in this [--] hole earlier this year. Yes, same deal, arrived late and everywhere else was full. If I had only had the sense to look before I handed over the plastic, I would have willingly driven the 400 klms home to avoid this hovel. The state of disrepair is of... More 

9 Thank PatientAussie
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Stayed here 1 night coming back to Sydney from QLD - all other hotels fully booked. The hotel needs MAJOR renovations, repairs and should be inspected to see how it measures up to health and safety regulations (poorly I would think). It was very run down, the pool didn't look usable, the foyer was full of old box TVs and... More 

8 Thank MamaDrazzie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Motel

Address: Fraser Street, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Nambucca Heads
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Motel Nambucca Heads
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“They all looked a little shabby”
 of 5 bubbles travelexpert11, 12 Jun 2013 | Read review
“the family rooms have a double in a seperate walled off area if this is important to you. avoid if you cant do stairs or require somewhat modern furniture etc. this place is basic!”
 of 5 bubbles aussiebasejumper, 5 Jan 2012 | Read review
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