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Reviewed 7 September 2022

The hotel was clean, tidy and fresh. Bed were comfortable and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Some of the brochures in the reception were outdated, but on the whole, nothing to complain about. We were travelling past and this offered a perfect place to stop. Not too far out of the way, we had a good nights sleep and had a good filling meal at the local bowls club just a short walk up the road.

Room tip: It is what it is with no bad surprises
Date of stay: September 2022
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Michael Fellner, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2022

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Glad to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future.

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Reviewed 22 February 2022

Travelling with two dogs is never easy but everything about our stay here was made seamless and painless by the absolutely amazing Kiv. The room was clean and fresh and all of the staff were very friendly. The Homestead is only two blocks walk to the Cherry Street Sports club which had great food and facilities. On your room key ring I got a club card to present for members discounts at the club which is just one more favourable factor in choosing to stay here.
At the Homestead Cafe I had a fantastic breakfast, coffee and then takeaway coffee for my onward journey. Once again served by Kiv along with Nikki. I would highly recommend this motel to anyone and everyone. Who knows you may even be fortunate enough to meet Kiv who appears to do everything and be everywhere.

Date of stay: February 2022
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Michael Fellner, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear Paul, thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you and your furry friend have enjoyed your stay with us and has some time check out our cafe.
We are looking forward to seeing you at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Michael

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Reviewed 13 November 2021

When we needed a pet friendly place to stay close to Ballina Hospital while one of us recovered from surgery, Ballina Homestead Motel checked all the boxes. We've had the most amazing stay here. The managers and staff are all lovely people. Our room is very nicely designed, our very comfy bed overlooks the motel's central leafy sun filled courtyard, and our dog has enjoyed meeting many new friends. An unexpected bonus has been The Proper Cafe, filled with home cooked treats and scrumptious breakfasts. It will be very hard to leave :)

Room tip: our room 21 had lovely summer breezes
Date of stay: November 2021
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Michael Fellner, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2021

Dear Jeni, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to seeing you at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Anke & Michael

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Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

Booked 2 nights. Used Google maps but unable to recognise facility as no Motel signage & entry is off the main street mentioned on Google. My bedroom appeared clean. Bathroom disgusting. Mouldy ceiling, dusty toilet brush holder, bathroom floor tiles needed a good scrub, 3 x 30 ml shampoo/ conditioner tubes provided but 1 was only 2/3 full. Showed photos to Management at breakfast & I was reimbursed breakfast cost. On return prior to 2nd night's stay, toilet holder had been wiped down but but still unclean. See photos.

Room tip: Check if bathroom has been cleaned to your satisfaction.
Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank 399CarolT
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Michael Fellner, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

Dear Carol,
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Our sincere apologies about the bathroom, we'll share your comments/images with our housekeepers to ensure our standards are met and there is no reoccurrence of this incident. The images you have taken from behind the toilet however refer to worn seals that will be addressed as part of our bathroom refurbishment program. Unfortunately the motel is not new and whilst we have renovated all our rooms, some of the bathrooms need to be upgraded however still reflect the standard of a 3 1/2 star motel.
Regarding the signage or lack thereof, we had our sign removed as required by council to make room for the new roundabout construction. The recently finished roundabout has vastly improved access to our motel and has made a difficult intersection much safer for traffic. We offer no excuse for not having an old-fashioned motel sign since most people use mobile phones for navigation and we have a very prominent corner location.

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Reviewed 10 April 2021

Had stop over here with grand daughter and puppy - the staff were friendly and helpful - and the room was very clean and fresh - with excellent walking paths near by for granddaughter and puppy - definitely stay here again - my new stop over on way to Brisbane

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael Fellner, Owner at Ballina Homestead Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2021

Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay again at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to seeing you at some stage in the future. Kind regards, Michael

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