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“A budget motel with a top quality heart”

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Golden Sands Motor Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Lithgow, Australia
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10 reviews
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“A budget motel with a top quality heart”
Reviewed 11 October 2011

We had a thoroughly relaxing three night stay in the wheelchair accessible room as hubby is a double amputee. The room was light & spacious & very clean, as well as serviced each day. The lady substitute manager was warm, friendly & very helpful. Excellent location right in the heart of Forster with less than 200m to walk to the beach, the lake & the shopping village. We were especially pleased to find a microwave, toaster, crockery & cutlery as well as the usual tea & coffee facilities. The other big plus for us was the free WiFi which you don't get in hotels that cost 3 times the price of this one. We will stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Kind, helpful managers, with an exceptionally clean room at an economical tariff. Not to mention that the location was unbeatable. Park the car and walk everywhere (beach, shops, restaurants, lake). My husband, 11 y/o daughter and I have stayed here a few times and have never had a problem. We often travel to Forster and would not consider staying anywhere else. Breakfast on the beach at Beach Bums is a must...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2011

we found the managers & cleaning staff awesome, nothing was too much effort. The room was super clean & cleaned each day. access to the beach & main street shopping area is 2 minutes walk. recomend the bacon & egg burgers & coffee at the cafe on main beach. parking & security was excellant. we have stayed here a few time now & recomended it to family members & they too enjoyed their stay. If we are in forster this is where we will be staying.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

After 2 nights had to leave as had itchy bug bites all on the side I sleep on - bites in straight lines ( definately bed bugs) like huge blisters - 4 days later still in agony - so is my husband. Advised office and were told they were midgi bites from the beach ( had not been to beach and midgi bites don't come out so quick) - also found bug on bed. Would definately not stay in any motel that smells musty- WARNING.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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motorinn1, Manager at Golden Sands Motor Inn, responded to this review, 9 April 2011
As managers of the Golden Sands we wish to respond to this review as it is a reflection of our motel we believe to be untrue. We regularly have inspections for all sorts of bugs and pests. We realise we have an older style motel, however we pride ourselves on its cleanliness and overall standard even though it's only a three star. We have never before or since had complaints of bed bugs. We are sorry these people were allegedly bitten by something though we have serious doubts it was from there bed. The time they were here, mosquitoes and sandflies were in plague proportions all the way up and down the coast. We hope on arrival that all of our guests have an experience that exceeds their expectations even though we are just a three star.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

Upon check in the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Our room was a bargain price! (I would expect to pay more for something that close to the beach.) New carpet and paint give a very fresh feeling to the room.
we were only there for a very short break but we'll definitely be back soon!
Could hear traffic but thats to be expected on a busy road.. still wouldn't trade silence for the location!

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  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Motor Inn

Property: Golden Sands Motor Inn
Address: 6 Head St, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Forster
Price range (per night): $83 - $134
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Sands Motor Inn at Forster is the place to stay for holidays, weekends away, and business. There are 24 motel rooms varying from budget double, queen standard and twin, premium and twin premium, family, and wheelchair to two three bedroom self contained apartments. We are a minutes walk to the beach/lake and the same to shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as an on site restaurant, Blue Water Restaurant, International Cuisine. All motel rooms have Austar, airconditioning, free wireless internet, and all expected amenities.The three bedroom units are large with lock up garages.We are the friendly motel in the heart of Forster. ... more   less 
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