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8.4

Excellent
/10
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Highly rated by guests – 100% would recommend
Housekeeping17
Swimming Pool3
Shops1
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Cape Hawke Lookout 2.9 km
Tuncurry Rock Pool 3.5 km
Great Lakes Museum 4.0 km
The Bellevue Hotel and Bar 4.5 km
Taree Airport 34.8 km
Port Macquarie Airport 91.9 km
Newcastle Airport 92.3 km
Kempsey Airport 128.3 km
Palm Beach Seaplane Base 190.2 km
Tamworth Airport 201.2 km
Island Palms Motor Inn

"Staffs were friendly."

Leong - January 30, 2022
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Island Palms Motor Inn

115 The Lakes Way, Forster, Forster, Australia, 2428 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Forster part of Forster, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to indoor pool and outdoor pool on-site.

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Value for money8.5
Distance to city center2.0 km
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Island Palms Motor Inn

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Standard Double
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Triple Share Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 double be...
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Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Share Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 1 queen be...
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Garden view
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Deluxe Suite(SPA)
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Family Studio Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Island Palms Motor Inn?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Island Palms Motor Inn?

Island Palms Motor Inn is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the motel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Island Palms Motor Inn also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Island Palms Motor Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Forster with private transportation, the motel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Island Palms Motor Inn?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Island Palms Motor Inn. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What are my dining options at Island Palms Motor Inn?

Island Palms Motor Inn features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Island Palms Motor Inn?

Island Palms Motor Inn does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Island Palms Motor Inn?

Island Palms Motor Inn’s neighborhood is Forster which includes popular restaurants such as Seafarer Restaurant, Lakeside Tavern and MakiMoto Forster.

What are popular attractions near Island Palms Motor Inn?

Island Palms Motor Inn is located in Forster area, which is famous for attractions such as Cape Hawke Lookout.

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What people love about Island Palms Motor Inn

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staffs were friendly."

    Leong

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    January 30, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Location

    "Great location, next to major shopping centre, KFC and Hungry Jack were short walking distance."

    Leong

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    January 30, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Room configuration was great for 2 solo travellers or a couple and child."

    Linda

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    January 26, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 296 Forster properties
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Room comfort score
8.5/10
Room size
33 sqm.
Value for money score
8.5/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Forster properties
Bigger than
99
%
of Forster properties
Better than
98
%
of Forster properties
Better than
98
%
of Forster properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
103 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
All in all a pleasant stay and I would book again.
caroline from Australia
Couple
More about Island Palms Motor Inn

More about Island Palms Motor Inn

Island Palms Motor Inn

Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Island Palms Motor Inn. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Forster can be assisted with car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The motel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat and laundry service offered at Island Palms Motor Inn.
The motel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The motel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Island Palms Motor Inn are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the motel come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Island Palms Motor Inn offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The motel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Island Palms Motor Inn, where breakfast can be provided in house. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Island Palms Motor Inn has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. The motel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving.
You won't need to go far to experience fun water sports, with the convenience of canoes provided. Stay active in holiday style with sporty activities including horse riding. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the motel's hiking trails. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 98% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this motel's food and dining options score it better than 99% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 99% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

10 mentions

Swimming Pool

4 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
Location
115 The Lakes Way, Forster, Forster, Australia, 2428
Excellent
Location

8.2

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until19:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center2.0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 32
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1985
  • Most recent renovation2015

Reviews of Island Palms Motor Inn from real guests

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8.4
/
10
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.0
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.8
Value for money8.5
High score for Forster
Rating
9+ Exceptional (30)
8-9 Excellent (12)
7-8 Very Good (13)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (10)
Time of the year
Mar - May (12)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (20)
Dec - Feb (32)
All guests (103)
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10.0
Exceptional
john from Australia
Business traveler
Triple Share Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Excellent Business Hotel”

Close to downtown, restaurants & vale for money

realy good, very much enjoyed it. Would recommend it to everyone & we will certainly be using again on our return trip to Forster. There is alot to do in Forster particuly for childeren & families

Reviewed May 19, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
David from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Exceptional”

We were in Forster for 2 nights for a triathlon. The property is clean and comfortable and well located. The staff were friendly and helpful. Still can't believe our room was serviced when we left for the day - most places don't offer this service any more.

Reviewed October 12, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Michelle from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Share Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Basic good value ”

Basic room, some fittings and furniture dated, but clean and adequate for our one night stop over in Forster. Quiet despite being close to a main road, we'll placed near supermarkets etc if you needed to get supplies.

Reviewed April 25, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Joanne from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Share Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Perfect stop over”

Island palms is in a great location a stop over handy to the shopping center that is across the road and very quiet.

Reviewed October 09, 2020

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7.7
Very good
lesley from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

relaxing”

cheap, quiet & comfortable

no problems and enjoyed stay in Forster xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Reviewed September 13, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Angela from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Married ”

Nice motor inn, very comfortable bed.

Reviewed September 12, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
David from Indonesia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in March 2013

Excellent”

Price was reasonable, clean and comfortable

Good position, close to shops and dinner venues. Booked over the net and price was reasonable. Very clean and well appointed. Friendly and helpful proprietor. Difficult to fault. Would be happy to stay here again

Reviewed July 23, 2013

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9.2
Exceptional
Reginald from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016

Excellent value ”

Spent 4 nights here and, whilst not a luxurious hotel, (not to be expected anyway) very comfortable, clean and plenty of hot water for showers etc. Tea & Coffee making facilities provided. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed June 06, 2016

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8.7
Excellent
Nicolas from Australia
Family with teens
Triple Share Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Great place to stay”

lovely pool. Great location. Friendly staff.

We stayed here for a triathlon weekend and it was great. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of road closures, providing maps and local knowledge of getting around town . Room was clean and tidy. The pool was a winner for our kids.

Reviewed November 10, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Noel from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Triple Share Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Great motel”

Size of room, clean, comfortable

Really enjoyed our stay here. Good room with two small children, the pool was a welcomed addition for the kids, easy to get to town with a car. Loved fishing in this town.

Reviewed February 21, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Susan from Australia
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Good location quiet very nice rooms ”

Close to shopping centre. Its quiet although on a main road. The rooms are lovely. I have stayed there 5 times now. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed December 07, 2016

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7.7
Very good
john from Australia
Business traveler
Triple Share Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Nice and comfortable”

Good price, good location and nice staff

Good deals on internet, clean rooms and friendly hotel staff.

Reviewed August 31, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Reza from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Share Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Fantastic Hotel! Loved staying there!”

Great Room, kind helpful staff, value for money

Wonderful, so good we stayed there twice on the way back from Brisbane. One of the best value hotels in the country!

Reviewed July 13, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
paula from Australia
Family with young children
Twin Share Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Great location, great staff”

The staff, the location, the room size

The reception staff was great, made us feel special, room was big and clean, pool was fantastic, close to main shopping centre.

Reviewed January 12, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Penny from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Nice Room”

Nice room, good location to our destination (lake side tavern)

The room was nice and clean. It was quiet and it was in a good location for where we had to go (a 30th at the tavern)

Reviewed October 03, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
Cliff from Australia
Family with teens
Twin Share Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Nice spot!”

Nice and clean good location only small thing on the downside is the aircon wasn't quite big enough to cool the whole room.

Reviewed February 09, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Narelle from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Forster”

Said it all above nothing to complain about good place to stay, nice big rooms, good location, nice staff

Reviewed February 18, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Garry from Australia
Group
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Excellent”

Used as a stop-over on a trip to Queensland (two couples travelling together). We picked a great place! Nothing to complain about. Everything clean and neat and very friendly and helpful staff. In fact it was so good we stayed there again on our return trip home!!

Reviewed February 22, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
chad from Australia
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Great motel at a great price fantastic”

Air conditioned room, Pool, Easy access to shops beach etc

it was fantastic absolutely loved it, great value for money, fantastic staff, very friendly and inviting will definitely stay again.

Reviewed November 14, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Ken from Australia
Couple
Spa Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

One of the best Motels I have ever stayed in.”

Quiet and excellent service

Although there was a mix up with the original booking at a motel nearby, i was more than pleased with the alternate motel.Close to shopping, restaurants and quite area.

Reviewed December 02, 2012

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