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3.9 out of 5

"The surrounds were very peaceful and we were able to walk down to the bay. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 28 Dec 2020

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Hotel Description

Boat Harbour Motel puts you in the center of Wollongong, 0.6 km (0.4 mi) from Wollongong City Beach and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Wollongong Hospital. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, a marina, and free self parking.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 42 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, hair dryers, and free toiletries are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

With a stay at this 3-star Wollongong motel, you'll be 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from University of Wollongong.

City Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$146* Per night/room 19 Jan. - 20 Jan.

City Queen & Single

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ocean Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Queen & Single

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Boat Harbour Motel ratings based on 379 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 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 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Boat Harbour Motel

Everyone (272) Couples (58) Business (1) Students (1) Family (50) Other (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2021

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12 Jan. 2021 by Max

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4 out of 5
The surrounds were very peaceful and we were able to walk down to the bay.

Posted by , from Canberra on 28 Dec. 2020

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12 Jan. 2021 by Max

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate all feedback. We agree the surrounds are peaceful.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Aug. 2020

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31 Aug. 2020 by Jenny

Thank you and glad you enjoyed your stay

3 out of 5
Property is in a good location but very old. Manager advised they are in the process of updating the rooms. Should be nice when completed. Rooms very clean though and close to restaurants and shops

Posted by , from Canberra on 17 Aug. 2020

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17 Aug. 2020 by Max

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate all feedback.

2 out of 5
The only good thing going for it is the location. We remember the restaurant from previous occasions as serving excellent food and we booked a table for an anniversary dinner but ended up walking out without our dinner due to the poor staff service and attitude. The motel badly needs a makeover and the electrics in our room at least were quite dangerous (exposed live power points on power boards, flickering lights etc

Posted by , from Figtree NSW on 2 Mar. 2020

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3 out of 5
Didn’t like noise of patrons and others. Liked the close proximity to harbour and restaurants.

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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17 Feb. 2020 by max

Thank you for the feedback. Not sure what noise you are referring too as there were no complaints received during the night.We apologise for inconvenience you received.

4 out of 5
For three star accomodation the Boat Harbour is a perfectly fine place to stay for a short stay. The room was clean and the location of the Boat Harbour was great.

Posted by , from Canberra on 12 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Feb. 2020 by Max

We appreciate your comments.All our staff strive to maintain and clean and friendly environment .

3 out of 5
Good location and affordable. Good views. Bed comfortable. Property very tired looking and needs a major renovation - especially the bathroom.

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2020

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9 Feb. 2020 by Max

Thank you for your feedback.Although the building is aged you appear to have had a comfortable stay.

5 out of 5
Terrific location. Spacious and quiet rooms. Wonderful restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff. Great place to stay in The Gong!

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan. 2020 by Max

We thank you for the feed back. Great to hear you had an enjoyable stay.

4 out of 5
No air con or fan in the room ...seabeeeze nice, but open windows let in light and noise ... a bit hot.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2020

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26 Jan. 2020 by Max

We appreciate all feed back and apologise we did not directly deal with you in regards to the air conditioning unit in all your room.

Property Features

Boat Harbour Motel offers its guests a marina. There's a restaurant on site. A business center and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Boat Harbour Motel also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Wollongong motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1962
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Shellharbour, NSW (WOL) (23.5 km / 14.6 mi)
  • Train station: Wollongong Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Boat Harbour Motel offers 42 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. 28-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Wollongong motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The Anchorage Restaurant - Onsite restaurant.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. 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 50 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector 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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with 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 not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are 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 Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Boat Harbour Motel Wollongong
  • Boat Harbour Motel
  • Boat Harbour Wollongong
  • Boat Harbour Motel Motel
  • Boat Harbour Motel Wollongong
  • Boat Harbour Motel Motel Wollongong

You should know

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

National Rating

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

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