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Chaparral Motel

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Hobart, Australia
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63 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a late decision to stay in Ballina for the night, and were lucky to find a last minute motel room at the Chaparral. We found the manager to be very welcoming and helpful, professional in approach. The room was very clean, and well appointed and certainly spacious enough. Would thoroughly recommend.Reasonably priced.

Thank Rick R
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Rick. Very pleased you were impressed and enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. Glad to hear you would recommend us. Thank you. More 

Jurien Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise to actually be made so welcome late at night in the middle of a rain storm. The room was great , clean and comfortable and good bathroom.Husband and wife team run this very well and breakfast delivered to our room - eggs perfect and a very reasonable rate. Will stay again one day , thanks a... More 

Thank rosytim
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Tim for your glowing review, only glad to be of assistance to a lovely couple. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. We are improving the motel all the time, & as new owners we are encouraged by your feed back on the cleanliness and the breakfast you enjoyed Shaun & elaine More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a wonderful stay. Very clean and quite. Everything needed within the area. Comfortable bed. Highly recommend this little hotel and it gets you out of the busy area of Byron but very close to travel to daily.

Thank Ellenor H
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Ellenor for your great review. Your comments are greatly appreciated, we are working hard to make everyone's stay with us as comfortable and convenient as we can. And yes we are close enough to Byron Bay to travel easily and enjoy the beautiful coastline on the way. Hope you stay again. Shaun and Elaine Barron More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed one night after attending a local wedding in Ballina. It was a handy place to stay & was clean & tidy. If you book one of the rooms on ground level you can park your car right in front of the room.

Thank Shannon O
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to do a review. All the best. Shaun and Elaine More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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104 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Basic motel, bed comfortable, no ambience though. Clean. Microwave, coffee is terrible so we bought our own. Friendly, helpful reception staff with tourist maps available. Just somewhere to go back to sleep after a day out and about.

Thank Nihonihoohura
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We as the new owners are starting to make some great changes to the motel. We are creating some character, updating furniture and improving the overall room. Hope to see you again. Regards Shaun and Elaine More 

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ordered a standard queen room but on arrival were upgraded to a deluxe queen room on the ground floor. The decor in the room was very smart and tasteful with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Amenities included air conditioning/heating, ceiling fan and microwave. Although the motel is on the main road traffic noise was minimal and... More 

Thank KevinSue65
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you liked our motel. The improvements that we are carrying out slowly over the next year will impress you. Our aim is to make your stay as comfortable and inviting as we possibly can. We personally are loving the people, the motel and Ballina itself. Wishing you all the best, and hope... More 

Kincumber, Australia
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Motel was clean and good value as always. New owners (on their first day!) took time out to help me with the operation of a new Samsung tablet and connecting to Wi-Fi. Excellent customer service skills.

Thank kfagan01
chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin, appreciate your kind comments. Hope to see you again Shaun & Elaine Chaparral Motel More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Chaparral Motel is a 3 1/2 star rated motel located in West Ballina. We have a great range of Deluxe and standard rooms available. The Chaparral is located within walking distance to the Westower Tavern, Thai Restaurant,l Northern Rivers Seafood, Spar Supermaket, chemist, Butcher and being only 3 minutes from the by-pass. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chaparral Motel

Address: Pacific Hwy | 486 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: ₹ 4,023 - ₹ 6,478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chaparral Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Chaparral Hotel Ballina
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#1 Family Hotel in Ballina
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ballina
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“Not new but good , servo next door so if you don't like the coffee BYO”
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