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Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel
Slipway Hotel Motel

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7.8

Very good

70 reviews

70 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Ballina Professionals

80 m

Naval & Maritime Museum

240 m

Richmond River Cruises

270 m

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

310 m

Closest landmarks
Visitors Centre

320 m

Richmond River Light

2.9 km

Richmond River Lighthouse

2.9 km

Big Prawn

3.1 km

Emmanuel Anglican College

3.3 km

Slipway Hotel Motel

56 River Street, Ballina, Ballina, Australia, 2478 - 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 Ballina part of Ballina, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. This 3.5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Bar

Garden

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Golf course [on-site]

Tennis court

Bicycles

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.6
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Slipway Hotel Motel

Deluxe Queen
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Double room - Single use - De Luxe
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    DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM SINGLE ROOM
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      Room Superior One Bedroom
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        2 Twin Beds
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          Deluxe Twin min 5 nts
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            Double Standard
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Slipway Hotel Motel?

              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 Slipway Hotel Motel?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Slipway Hotel Motel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

              What are my dining options at Slipway Hotel Motel?

              Slipway Hotel Motel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

              What is the smoking policy at Slipway Hotel Motel?

              Slipway Hotel Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

              What is the closest airport to Slipway Hotel Motel?

              The closest airport to Slipway Hotel Motel is Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, 3.8 km away.

              What restaurants are nearby Slipway Hotel Motel?

              Slipway Hotel Motel is located in Ballina, famous for good restaurants such as Sllipway Hotel Motel, Chicken Mania and Viva Pizza Ballina.

              What popular shopping places are close to Slipway Hotel Motel?

              Shopping options in Slipway Hotel Motel’s Ballina neighborhood include Northern Rivers Community Gallery.

              What are popular attractions near Slipway Hotel Motel?

              Slipway Hotel Motel is located in Ballina area, which is famous for attractions such as Naval & Maritime Museum.

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              What people love about Slipway Hotel Motel

              • 10

                Exceptional

                "The meals we had in the Slipway Hotel were fantastic and very reasonably priced , would certainly recommend eating there ."

                Robyn

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                May 30, 2022

              • 8.8

                Excellent
                Location

                "Great location, quiet even though at the back of a pub, walk to many cafes and restaurants."

                James

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                May 8, 2022

              • 8.8

                Excellent

                "It has a top notch value restaurant attached too with outstanding options and fab cooked meals."

                James

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                April 19, 2022

              Overall rating:

              7.8

              Very good
              70 reviews
              Cleanliness
              7.7
              Facilities
              6.8
              Location
              8.9
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              More about Slipway Hotel Motel

              More about Slipway Hotel Motel

              Slipway Hotel Motel

              Located close to the city right along the shore, Slipway Hotel Motel gives its guests a chance to both explore Ballina and relax away from it. Stay flexible with your holiday planning when you're in Ballina at Slipway Hotel Motel, just 3.8 km from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.
              The facilities and services provided by Slipway Hotel Motel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the motel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the motel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful motel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
              If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the motel's ticket service and tours. The motel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The motel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
              Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Slipway Hotel Motel. The motel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including television available in select rooms. The motel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
              Slipway Hotel Motel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


              Dining and things to do

              Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the motel's bar.
              To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Slipway Hotel Motel. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, surfing, diving and wind surfing. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like boats and canoes made available at Slipway Hotel Motel. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the tennis court, golf course on site, hiking trails and squash court in the motel.


              Reasons to stay here

              Rooms here are cheaper than 97% of accommodations in the city.
              This motel's food and dining score higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Good
              Facilities

              6.8

              Most talked about facilities

              Housekeeping

              3 mentions

              Food & Dining

              2 mentions

              Languages spoken

              • English

              Outdoor

              • Bicycles

              Internet access

              • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
              • Internet services
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Billiards
              • Boating
              • Canoeing
              • Diving
              • Fishing
              • Garden
              • Golf course [on-site]
              • Hiking
              • On-site entertainment
              • Snorkeling
              • Squash court
              • Surfing lessons
              • Tennis court
              • Ticket services
              • Tours
              • Wind surfing

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Bar
              • Happy hour
              • Kitchen
              • Restaurants
              • Room service
              • Vending machine

              Services and conveniences

              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Cash withdrawal
              • Daily cleaning
              • Elevator
              • Heating in public area
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Meeting/banquet facilities
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Kids meal

              Land sports

              • Golf course (within 3 km)

              Access

              • CCTV in common areas
              • CCTV outside property
              • Check-in/out [express]
              • Non-smoking rooms
              • Pets allowed
              • Smoke alarms

              Getting around

              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [nearby]
              • Car park [on-site]

              Available in all rooms

              • A/C
              • Coffee/tea machine
              • Complimentary drinking water
              • Hair dryer
              • Refrigerator
              • Shower
              Food and dining
              Restaurants on site

              The Slipway Bistro

              • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill/BBQ, Australian
              Location
              56 River Street, Ballina, Ballina, Australia, 2478
              Excellent
              Location

              8.9

              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

              All children are welcome.

              Infant 0-1 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
              Children 2-3 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-out until10:00
              • Reception open until20:00

              Getting around

              • Distance from city center1 km
              • Travel time to airport (minutes)7

              The property

              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
              • Number of restaurants1
              • Number of rooms 10
              • Room voltage240
              • Most recent renovation2011

              Reviews of Slipway Hotel Motel from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              7.8
              /
              10
              Cleanliness7.7
              Facilities6.8
              Location8.9
              Room comfort and quality6.8
              Service8.4
              Value for money7.6
              High score for Ballina
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (9)
              8-9 Excellent (6)
              7-8 Very Good (7)
              6-7 Good (4)
              <6 Below Expectation (8)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (9)
              Jun - Aug (9)
              Sep - Nov (7)
              Dec - Feb (9)
              All guests (70)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Brooke from Australia
              Business traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in July 2018

              Great place”

              Stopped over on a business trip overnight. Room was clean comfortable and looked recently renovated. Bonus having the hotel out the front for a beer and meal and walked back to my motel room. no noise either slept like a log

              Reviewed July 04, 2018

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              7.3
              Very good
              Patricia from Australia
              Business traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in October 2013

              A very comfortable and quiet overnight stop.”

              location, comfort, cleanliness

              we had an overnight stay at The Slipway . The room was clean, comfortable and very quiet. bed comfortable. The bistro at the hotel was satisfactory, and we enjoyed our meal. The hotel is centrally located and very close to the river, so enjoyed an early morning walk along the river broad walk and down the main street/shopping area. We would stay there again.

              Reviewed October 20, 2013

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Colin from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

              Nice and comfortable ”

              Central, comfortable bed, good size room. Air conditioner was the loudest we've ever heard, luckily we could turn it off overnight even though it was really cold. Meals at the attached hotel are really good. Note that you need to check in at the bar as there is no reception. Good value for money.

              Reviewed July 22, 2019

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Brooke from Australia
              Business traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in September 2018

              Business Trip”

              Always book my staff in here when they are away on business. Beds are comfy and room clean and the hotel is just at the front so they can get a meal and drink after a hard days work

              Reviewed September 25, 2018

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              7.7
              Very good
              Sarah from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in July 2013

              Surprisingly clean and quiet”

              Clean, Big TV, Hot shower

              Our stay was just what we needed. Considering the motel is above a pub is was very quiet and the rooms were spotlessly clean. We stayed here as it was the closest and most affordable place we could stay while attending the Splendour festival.

              Reviewed July 30, 2013

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Kurt from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

              Exceptional”

              Close to everything, great pub food prices very well. Clean and large room 30second walk to the river. I loved it!

              Reviewed March 13, 2018

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Aliki from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in May 2019

              Budget option a stroll from the river. Nothing flash but good value for money.”

              No undercover parking. Bed a bit hard. But excellent location & spacious, clean room makes it right on the money. Great for quick stop over.

              Reviewed May 24, 2019

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              8.8
              Excellent
              Rachael from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

              Excellent”

              Rooms are adequate for what we needed, handy having the bistro with great value meals so close and the staff were great.

              Reviewed July 07, 2019

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Jenny from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in December 2020

              Excellent location”

              Walking distance to shops, restaurants and river. Good size room, very clean. Very quiet. Only improvements, bed was uncomfortable and pillows need replacing.

              Reviewed December 06, 2020

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              5.6
              Rowan from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in September 2019

              Above average”

              Look, the Hotel was a place to put your head down, and the rooms are large. However, the TV didnt work (I didnt have a switch on, but a staff member showed that to me but buggered off before we realised that the actually TV only had sound and no picture. The Remote control was broken as well. At least 2 of the lightbulbs didnt work, and the tiles at the entrance to the bathroom were loose underfoot. Overall probably a bit run down. Bed was comfortable and facilities were OK. Pillows were hopeless. Needs a bit of TLC probably.

              Reviewed September 13, 2019

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              7.2
              Very good
              Janette from Australia
              Family with teens
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 4 nights in January 2021

              Need microwave ”

              Facility’s are great staff are good and food at the pub is good, but the rooms need more cutlery and a microwave

              Reviewed January 07, 2021

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              7.6
              Very good
              Michele from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

              Comfy bed , working reverse cycle aircon , biscuit and tea, hot shower . ”

              Look you get what you pay for but tidy and well located . I had a visitation during the witching hour ... bonus . Had tv , bed private bathroom kettle and tea . Very basic but cheap

              Reviewed June 28, 2019

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              5.6
              Kurt from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in October 2017

              Wouldn’t stay here again. ”

              Reception had no record that I had booked through Agoda, the front glass door to the room was massively cracked, room smelt bad, bathroom didn’t seem that clean. No hot water. Was told it was going to be fixed but tried again 5 hours later and was still cold. Ended up getting a refund and leaving. The staff at the pub/ reception were very friendly and helpful.

              Reviewed October 15, 2017

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Brooke from Australia
              Business traveler
              Deluxe Double Room
              Stayed 1 night in May 2019

              Overnight”

              Stayed here before on business. Great place

              Reviewed August 30, 2019

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Michael
              Business traveler
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

              Tea coffee tv kettle fridge see super hot shower solid bed great food and staff at slipway pub ”

              Close to everything cheap no noise

              Reviewed May 19, 2019

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              3.2
              John from Australia
              Group
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 1 night in September 2019

              Booking failure cost us extra”

              Booked in April, and rang hotel twice (documented) to ensure there were 4 seprate beds for 4 males in two rooms. Arrived in September, - each room had one double bed only. Nothing else available, no reduced tarrif for 2 persons instead of 4, and had to pay for another room in another hotel (which they did help find). Can't comment on other points as I didn't get to stay there. Booking system doesn't facilitate requesting separate beds, so had to follow up with phone call to premises, which weren't acted on.

              Reviewed September 13, 2019

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              8.3
              Excellent
              Julia from New Zealand
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

              Nice & realxing, close to beaches & great fishing”

              Quiet, Amazing Pub food & Nice staff

              No fuss, great staff, quiet location and amazing pub food

              Reviewed August 14, 2013

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              7.2
              Very good
              Mark from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Queen
              Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

              Very good”

              Price location

              Reviewed January 27, 2020

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              4.8
              Leonard from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Deluxe Twin
              Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

              What a dump.”

              ▪ Barely maintained lean-to behind a malodorous pub. ▪ Housekeeping starts at 08:30, checks occupancy by knocking on the sliding glass doors. What a way to be woken! ▪ All facilities - and their condition - benefit or favour the owners or staff; the occupant has not been considered. The worst room I've yet to occupy this side of Asia.

              Reviewed December 20, 2019

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              4.0
              lea from Australia
              Couple
              Deluxe Twin
              Stayed 1 night in December 2020

              no”

              no no no

              Reviewed February 01, 2021

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