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Island Palms Motor Inn

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great pool and Restaurant. Room had a spa bath and ground floor patio in a public reserve. Great location to pub and shopping. Would definitely stay again. Free wi fi, aircon, TV Foxtel, Fridge and tea and coffee making facilities

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Now girls and boys, the Island Palms proved to be the greatest positive surprise for quite some time. In the world of ratios -what we pay for what we get- this place is the winner in the Great Lakes area, bar none. Sparkling clean rooms with perfect light and abundant space make it the first choice for accommodation. The outstanding...

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here last night. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the rooms were clean and comfortable with no noise. We ate in the restaurant & the food & service fantastic. We would recommend this motel to anyone traveling to Forster.

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Thank Gladys E
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed for an overnighter while travelling to Sydney. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were large and clean. The bathroom was also well cleaned. The only thing we had to be aware of, was not to open the bathroom door if someone was on the toilet. The onsite restaurant was open for locals and guests alike. We...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great place to stay. Close to all amenities. The restaurant food is delicious. Veronica always looks after us and she is really lovely. Nothing is too much trouble for her. The unit is clean and the beds comfortable.

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Toronto
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I'm going to have to agree with some others that this place needs a bit of care. Although I try not to be too critical of 3 star accommodation, a few things were lacking: wifi not working, pool adjacent to very busy street, room had toaster but no utensils, couldn't stop water in shower from dripping all night and the...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The sliding door was impossible to close properly, the bathroom exhaust didn't work, there were no wine glasses, no bottle-opener, the recess for the toaster and kettle had only one power point, the wifi was dodgy. We had the feeling that everything was being left to run down, for reasons we couldn't understand.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stayed some 12 times in last year for family needs. The Owners are hardworking & the accommodation is good value with secure parking able to take boats & trailers. There is a pool to cool down on hot summer days and the rooms have good air conditioning. The lady in the restaurant is very helpful and pleasant and the chef...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Island Palms. Our room was very comfy and really quiet. I had no problem having an afternoon snooze while hubby took our girls for a swim in the motel pool. Stocklands shopping centre and The Lakeside Tavern was just a short walk away and the town centre was only about a...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly & professional service. Room was user friendly, clean & tidy. However I'm not sure it has ever been refurbished. It looks to be original circa 1980's. When booking check the circus is NOT in town. It was literally right next door when we stayed during January school holidays & they're not exactly quiet!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Island Palms Motor inn is a perfect place to start your discovery of the crystal clear waters and pristine beaches of the Great Lakes area. Set in a quiet, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, We are located adjacent Wallis Lake, Forster Stockland Shopping Centre & The Lake Side Tavern. Close to beach, clubs & restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Palms Motor Inn

Address: 115 The Lakes Way, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Price Range: €78 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Island Palms Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Book rear rooms if quieter room is required.”
 of 5 bubbles crystalice16, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 is extremely quiet - make sure you set an alarm otherwise you might sleep in :)”
 of 5 bubbles adels2015, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Triple room has 2 different sleeping areas, giving a little extra privacy for kids and parents (2 singles and a queen)”
 of 5 bubbles Wetter13, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on north side - one not facing direction of tavern if you are in need of a restful sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 122waynep, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cheap and clean with great access”
 of 5 bubbles Khparhami, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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