The Ramada is the only hotel of its category in Ballina. It is located in a great spot in walking distance to lots of places to eat. The room was great - it was clean, spacious and (relatively) modern and had a full kitchenette which was great. The Ramada is not however five-star accommodation as I had seen it advertised in some places. Whilst it is modern and practical, it's not luxurious and neither is it priced as such. So on balance, I felt it was a great choice and would happily stay there again.
This lovely hotel on the banks of the river is ideally situated for shopping and restaurants as well as walks along the promenade of the river and also out to the beach area. The poolside unit we occupied was spacious and well appointed.the hotel also has a great in-house bar and restaurant . But the most valuable resource they have is their fantastic and caring staff. We recently travelled there after a family member was seriously ill and then passed away and the staff’s caring and flexible attitude was a great support during a difficult time.
We pre checked in so on arrival just a couple of Q & A s, picked up our keycard and off to our studio, same as the last times we were here Thanks to Diana and Rodger who were very helpful booking, and during our stay. We stayed a week early March so the weather was just ok but our Position, Views, and friendly Staff made it worthwhile, its been a few years since our last stays but everything was familiar and the central location was perfect, The cleanliness of our studio was just like previous stays perfect, the pool was a delight when the Sun stayed out lazing in comfort on the lounges. The Laundry is in the vestibule between 2 studios, with clean washing and drying machines and Ironing gear. A Door shutting noise has always been there was due to sharing a small vestibule with one other studio the doors will slam If you let them It just takes Simple courtesy and Nouse to realise the solution just hold the doors as it closes including your studio door, Or Slam to return Same. The front Desk staff were always very polite, and helpful, as were the housekeeping staff as usual. undercover parking was a breeze i secured a single walled space 6 out of 7 days for my Sahara, nice safe feeling. Sunday were were treated to a Picturesque assortment of sailing craft as they tacked up and back on the River as Sailors, we had a great vantage point from our balcony watching as small and larger sailboats fought for the wind advantage while we ate and drank most of the sunny afternoon the Perfect ending to our enjoyable week here. We frequently visited N.Rivers Seafoods. for their Delicious fare, its still constant and has not disappointed us for many years now, enjoying seafood on our Balcony really made our.940k round trip worth it. We visited all our usual places, especially the breakwall, and RSL club we found the traffic and Parking frustrating but it shows Ballina is very popular, the locals are still friendly and greet you while walking. we found the staff in shops also polite, friendly. We will return again to this Great Resort for the relaxation, service, facilities, position, and friendly locals.…
Our 2 one night stays were a treat in this luxurious hotel suite. Its location by the river is perfect and romantic. It has a large swimming pool with comfy salon seats and lounges and an excellent restaurant also on the river side. Fabulous!
Very comfortable suite with a great view of the river. Very friendly staff too. The only annoyance was the room situation. You enter a locked door which leads into a tiny hall with 2 other doors inside. However, the outside door is extremely noisy , so u can hear when your neighbour comes in or goes out. Very clunky loud doors. surely they must be aware of this as i could hear other doors make the same noise on my way to the lift. Great hotel except this annoyance.