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4.2 out of 5

"I liked was its central location to most things. The room was clean and presentable. The photos you see on the webs are not the same as what you get. ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 13 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

Ballina Homestead Motel places you steps from Ballina District Hospital and within a 15-minute stroll of Ballina Fair Shopping Centre. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 27 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and room service. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 11 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 3.5-star Ballina motel include Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum and Ballina Visitor Information Centre.

Motel Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100* Per night/room 28 Oct. - 29 Oct.

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ballina Homestead Motel ratings based on 322 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ballina Homestead Motel

Everyone (178) Couples (84) Business (3) Students (1) Family (61)
3 out of 5
I liked was its central location to most things. The room was clean and presentable. The photos you see on the webs are not the same as what you get. When I booked there was no information that I had to pay extra because I had a pet. The rooms are no actually sound proof, the milk is not replenished daily. The mesh of the windows were dirty, needs weekly cleaning. This motel is ok the stay. I will not be returning.

Posted by , from Sydney on 13 Oct. 2020

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15 Oct. 2020 by Michael

Dear Wayne, Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to stay again at Ballina Homestead Motel, we appreciate it. Please check the booking process carefully to avoid disappointment as it clearly states that pets are on request only and that a pet service fee applies. We will take your comments regarding the windows up with our housekeepers to ensure our standards are met.

4 out of 5
Pleasant room, clean bedding, bathrooms could use a revamp. Nice friendly staff

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2020

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12 Oct. 2020 by Michael

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.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2020

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5 Oct. 2020 by Michael

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.

4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay with Ballina Homestead Motel very much. People are very friendly, everything we needed was close to our place. We surely would like to come back again. Well done 👍

Posted by , from Narrabeen on 14 Sep. 2020

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17 Sep. 2020 by Michael

Dear Jasna, 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.

4 out of 5
The staff and service was wonderful and very friendly. The food and coffee were great. The room was a little outdated but it had everything needed for a nice stay. Definitely recommend this Motel. Price was very fair as well.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2020

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14 Apr. 2020 by Michael

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.

1 out of 5
I would not reccommend this motel at all the staff were very rude and the room were rather dirty looking from the front door

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2020

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10 Mar. 2020 by Michael

Dear Tamara, Since you are on our blacklist and have been refused entry, your comment has been reported to Expedia for removal.

5 out of 5
Coffee close Friendly peeps. Strange squeaky noises during the night?

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2020

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9 Mar. 2020 by Michael

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.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2020

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5 Mar. 2020 by Michael

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.

5 out of 5
Neat and tidy. Friendly service. Perfect for our stopover.

Posted by on 4 Mar. 2020

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4 Mar. 2020 by Michael

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.

4 out of 5
The motel is lovely and clean and staff very pleasant. No problem recommending this motel to anyone.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2020

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28 Feb. 2020 by Michael

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.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Ballina Homestead Motel. This 3.5-star Ballina motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1980
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Ballina Homestead Motel offers 27 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Ballina Homestead Motel has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 15.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: AUD 15 per accommodation, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • No lifts
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 5.50 and AUD 19.50 for adults, AUD 6.50 and AUD 8.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: AUD 15 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ballina Homestead Motel
  • Ballina Homestead
  • Ballina Homestead Motel Motel
  • Ballina Homestead Motel Ballina
  • Ballina Homestead Motel Motel Ballina

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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