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4.2 out of 5

"Nice comfortable motel in a good location in the center of town. Room was clean and tidy and bed was comfortable. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

At Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of Wallis Lake and Forster Town Beach. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking and a free area shuttle.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 24 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Hairdryers and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Seachange Bar and Grill, serves seafood and is open for dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Forster motel include One Mile Beach and Booti Booti National Park.

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Budget double)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$82 per night

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Twin balcony queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Balcony queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Twin premium queen.)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Wheelchair friendly)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster ratings based on 139 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster

Everyone (64) Couples (48) Family (26)
4 out of 5
I was given a free upgrade, which was great. Close to the heart of Forster.

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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14 May 2019 by Janene

Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

5 out of 5
Close to everything staff super friendly and helpful good accommodation for the price they set. Will be back again.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

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26 Mar. 2019 by Janene

Thanks so much, look forward to seeing you again.

4 out of 5
Great location, lovely staff. Good facilities. It had all I needed.

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2019

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23 Mar. 2019 by Sam

Thanks so much for your feedback & apologies it took me so long to respond. I didn't actually receive it till today & it was a lovely way to start my Sunday, thank you

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable hotel close to main beach and Forster Main Street shops.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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14 Jan. 2019 by Janene

Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, we do appreciate it.

4 out of 5
Clean room, good location. Friendly staff. Walking distance to shops and beaches

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2019

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4 Jan. 2019 by Sam

Thanks so much for taking time to provide feedback, we really appreciate it

5 out of 5
Really helpful and friendly staff. Nice, clean room. Very close to the beach and the start line for the running festival!

Posted by , from Singleton on 23 Sep. 2018

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25 Sep. 2018 by Sam

Thanks so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

2 out of 5
Noisy and very dated plumbing and fixtures. Couldn't get the air conditioning working. Cold overnight. Not enough crockery or matching crockery. Balcony below standard and dated. Expected more from a 4.5 rating.

Posted by on 23 Aug. 2018

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30 Aug. 2018 by Sam

Dear Anonymous, I really can't assist in anyway as I have no idea what room you stayed in & I assume you have checked out etc etc One thing I thought important to point out is that the 4.5 you mention is a rating given by out guests not us, therefore it's clear that your expectations are very different from theirs. We are an old style budget motel that doesn't pretend to be anything else.

4 out of 5
Nice comfortable motel in a good location in the center of town. Room was clean and tidy and bed was comfortable.

Posted by , from Highfields on 21 Apr. 2018

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24 Apr. 2018 by Janene

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4 out of 5

Water noise

The upstairs room I stayed in (room 24 with no lift) was spacious as it was a double room plus a spare single. But I was woken repeatedly in the early morning by the noise from clunking water pipes with noise like showers going off and on. I think the water tank storage for all rooms was located on either side of me. Otherwise it was just a couple of minutes walk to the centre of town and the beach. Maybe another room on the ground floor would be better - especially if you have heavy luggage. Aircon was comfortable. The bathroom is dated.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 16 Apr. 2018

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17 Apr. 2018 by Janene

Thanks for your feedback. I assure you there is no water storage next to your room, you must of just had noisy neighbours. Apologies for there being no lift but we are only 2 stories high and we were built in the 50's. Glad to hear you enjoyed our location. We wish you all the best.

5 out of 5

Family friendly, fabulous staff

Pros: Staff, location, cleab
Cons: More hooks in the room to hang towels and swimmers
Location: Location super close to beach, restaurants, cafes and the shopping village. Brewery and Stockalnds were great
Room had a queen bed plus a single with a very small kitchenette which for 3 days was suitable. The staff were fabulous so accommodating and friendly. The BBQ area was great we were provided with utensils, plastic plates, cutlery etc dropped back for them to be cleaned. The pool was warm and inviting. We have stayed here on several occasions whilst nothing fancy the rooms were clean, the location is fantastic and nothing was ever a problem for the staff to help with.

Posted by , from NSW on 25 Feb. 2018

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3 Mar. 2018 by Tan

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such an extensive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and made the most of our facilities & awesome location. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

About the Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster

Location 6 Head Street, Forster, NSW 2428

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A seasonal outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Forster motel.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Taree, NSW (TRO) (41.4 km / 25.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster offers 24 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Seachange Bar and Grill – This restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner.Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 are 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

  • Golden Sands Motor Inn Forster
  • Golden Sands Motor Inn
  • Golden Sands Motor Forster
  • Golden Sands Motor
  • Golden Sands Motor Hotel Forster