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Chaparral Motel

Pacific Hwy 486 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478 Australia
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#9 of 19 hotels in Ballina
The room’s in the Chaparral Motel have been transformed into a new modern look, all previous brickwork inside has been beautifully rendered making the rooms brighter and inviting. Our motel is regarded as a very high 3.5 star by Star ratings Australia. Varying room configurations from Standard queen rooms, deluxe queen rooms, deluxe king rooms, deluxe queen and single rooms, and the enticing, quiet executive queen room, all ready for travellers to come in, relax and enjoy. Rooms include kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, crockery and cutlery, tea coffee sugar biscuits real milk and your own bathroom. Our special hot cooked breakfast is must have. If leaving too early in the morning to enjoy a hot breaky there are many options for cold breakfast. Located in West Ballina close to “the big prawn”, and within walking distance to great eateries and shopping village (Westower Tavern, Thai Restaurant, Northern Rivers Seafood, Spar Supermaket, chemist and Butcher). Only 3 minutes from the by-pass.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Canoeing offsite
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Chris D wrote a review May 2021
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Called up at 1930hours and spoke to Shaun. He was more than happy to help regardless of the time. Shaun was kind and friendly, nothing was a bother. Booked and paid for a room for someone who was travelling and needed a last minute stop over. Organised a late check in with a key safe that can be accessed at any time. Was a stress free and easy process. The room was great and clean. Will be using them again. Highly recommended to everyone needing accommodation when in Ballina.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
jenniclement wrote a review Mar 2021
Windhoek, Namibia6 contributions1 helpful vote
This motel was excellent value. Beds very very comfortable, front desk service helpful and friendly, rooms both very quiet and absolutely spotless. A good convenient location to be based for the weekend.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from , Owner at Chaparral Motel
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Thank you for your review. Great to read and happy to know our staff are doing their best to keep our motel clean and are friendly. We are very lucky to have our housekeepers they do an amazing job.
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Sail Capricornia wrote a review Oct 2020
Yeppoon, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
I was interested in staying at the Chaparral as my parents owned it for a few years in the late 70’s. I was impressed as the rooms were clean and comfortable and of a generous size. It was very convenient parking at the front of my room number 6. I’d definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from , Owner at Chaparral Motel
Responded 03 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review, glad you would stay again. So good that your parents experienced the motel industry, it can be an eye opener.
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Geraldine W wrote a review Jul 2020
Taree, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
First time staying here and it definitely won’t be the last. King room downstairs, spotless room, blockout blinds and curtains, massive rain head shower, table and chairs, fresh milk if needed and biscuits, no noise from nearby pub with 20% off meals for showing room key. Cooked breakfast was great. What a find. Thank you Elaine and Shaun for your attention to detail and genuine friendliness. 👏👏👏
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Chaparral Motel
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review Geraldine, we pride ourselves on our cleanliness,& fresh real milk. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us . We look forward to seeing you again soon . Warm regards Shaun & Elaine
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Jodey H wrote a review May 2020
2 contributions
Our last minute booking was appreciated. We arrived late at night and had clear instructions for key location etc. We were upgraded to a king suite for free. The room was very clean and tidy. The shower was awesome. My husband and I kept losing each other in the massive and comfortable bed. We travel with 2 assistance dogs and the owners were just so awesome about it and even came to greet us in the morning when the puppers had toilet time. We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from , Owner at Chaparral Motel
Responded 23 Jul 2020
Thanks for your great review of our lovely motel , Jodeyh, we accept guide & assistance dogs here to help out anyway we can. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you again one day. Regards Shaun & Elaine
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US$58 - US$65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chaparral Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Chaparral Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (3.0 km), Pat Morton Lookout (7.4 km), and Lighthouse Beach (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chaparral Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Chaparral Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Chaparral Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Chaparral Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chaparral Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ché Bon Restaurant, Chef and Shuka, and The Cove.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chaparral Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chaparral Motel?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Is Chaparral Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.