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Blue Dolphin Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Nambucca Heads
Traralgon, Australia
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88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Priceless Views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

We found this place in the RACV guide. The manageress was very friendly and helpful even getting us a discount at a local restaurant. The view of the "heads" outside our window was spectacular. The room itself .was very basic but nonethe lless comfortable and only cost $125 for 3 adults and a child. The motel is being modified over winter but I can't complain for an overnight trip.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank safitz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2011

Website for this motel is definitely not what you find when you get there. We thought we would stay in Nambucca Heads on our way back to Sydney from Queensland for 2 nights. This is the most appalling motel we have ever stayed at. Has not seen a coat of paint or a renovation in what looks like 50 years, even though we had been told they had just done a major renovation. No screens on the windows or sliding door and the screen in the bathroom had a hole the size of a football in it. Cockroaches the size of 50 cent pieces had made themselves at home. Storm during the night, so there was a pool of water in the room even though the door was locked all night and the bed closest to the door was wet. For health reasons the Council shoud either have his motel bulldozed or owners made to renovate. We were charged $145 a night this motel not even worth $20 a night. Needless to say we checked out the next morning ONE NIGHT WAS BAD ENOUGH.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank cutey255060
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Wollongong
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2010

This place was quite expensive ($115) and the quality of the room was TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE.......Decore looks as though it hasn't been touched in at least 25 years, carpet was a horrible orange/brown colour. Ants all thru the bathroom, bathroom sink was falling away from the vanity (at least a 2cm gap). Super-thin and hard toilet paper. 30cm TV that didn't even work! Extension cords pinned to the walls to power a ceiling fan in the other room, had a swimming pool but didn't look usable - there was a thick layer of sand and dirt at the bottom of the pool.........and the list goes on. Sorry, but I lay awake most of the night to scared to move in the bed. Thought there was bed bugs too - I was itchy all night!!!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank dyertrio
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Sydney - Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2010

Stayed one night on a motorcycle tour. I didn't do any investigation beforehand so it serves me right I guess. Old and tired, not a nice place at all.

I stayed in a room on the bottom floor and was awoken all hours by strange noises from above.

Avoid if possible.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ARReynolds
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Brisbane
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2009

I recently booked this Motel as an overnight stay between Brisbane and Sydney. Rates were cheap but that's about as positive as it gets. The place is in need of a complete makeover. Had to get the owner to show us how to lock the front sliding door so that we could go out-it took him at least 6 attempts. The pool was dirty. The rooms are not air-conditioned and with no screens on the sliding door made it a very hot night. Pay a bit extra and stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Melissa G
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Property: Blue Dolphin Motel
Address: Fraser Street, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Nambucca Heads
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Nambucca Heads
Number of rooms: 20

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