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4.2 out of 5

"Friendly helpful staff, great location. Room was very comfortable and clean " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 06 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

At Island Palms Motor Inn you'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from One Mile Beach and 3.2 km (2 mi) from Booti Booti National Park. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, patios and LED TVs.

All 32 rooms feature satellite TV, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and room service. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards and desks are available.

Seafarer Restaurant serves Italian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Forster motel, you'll be 25.7 km (15.9 mi) from Diamond Beach.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$85 per night

Luxury Suite (Spa)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Triple Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Island Palms Motor Inn ratings based on 332 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 Island Palms Motor Inn

Everyone (154) Couples (121) Business (1) Family (55)
4 out of 5
Counter staff could do with some customer training

Posted by on 27 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Very clean, beds were comfortable. Would of like to have 2 face washers, 2 hand towels and a mid sized towel for hair drying. We only had one face washer and one hand towel. The water pressure was weak, but overall pleased πŸ˜€

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Nothing but a bit hard to find. It was ok. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Liked the service, quietness and the overall appearance of the premises.....tv not so good.

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Neat and tidy Motor Inn, place was quiet, about 2km from Forster centre. Tv set very cheap, but at least we had free wifi. Spacious room and bathroom.

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
I didn't like the toilet having been used and not cleaned before we arrived

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
The beds need to be upgraded. Mattresses were very old. You could feel the springs and they were very hard. The staff were very nice. The location was great.

Posted by , from Sydney Australia on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Price, location to local shops and swimming pool. Single storey makes for ease at moving luggage

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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About the Island Palms Motor Inn

Location 115 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW 2428

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this motel measures 581 square feet (54 square metres). The business-friendly Island Palms Motor Inn also features an outdoor pool, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Forster motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 581 sq ft of conference space
  • 54 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1987
  • Dining venue
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Taree, NSW (TRO) (44.6 km / 27.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Island Palms Motor Inn offers 32 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. 32-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Forster motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and microwaves can be requested.

  • Private patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Island Palms Motor Inn has a restaurant serving lunch, dinner and light fare.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property offers self-service check-in for guests arriving outside of normal check-in hours. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


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 12 and AUD 25 for adults, and AUD 9 and AUD 14 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Island Palms Motor Inn Forster
  • Island Palms Motor Inn
  • Island Palms Motor Forster
  • Island Palms Motor

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.