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Reviewed 26 January 2021

Cronin's Hotel has a great bistro; Jack's Grill. The pub has a friendly, open feel. The setting is nothing elaborate, but the service is friendly and the food fresh, well prepared and tasty. The fish, chips, and salad was excellent, tasty fish, perfect batter and a generous salad serving

Room tip: Great bistro
Date of stay: January 2021
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2  Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

Being an Eels fan since I was a kid. I had to drop in on way up the coast.
I was luckily enough to meet Mick Cronin and have a chat. In main bar has some old team photos of the 80s winning Eels sides. The menu looked good and meals even better. Has accommodation but didn't stay there.

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
2  Thank Gary094
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Reviewed 26 September 2019

The food here is exceptional! Don't be fooled by the dowdy exterior, inside it is warm and cozy and the bistro is 5*. Great for kids, families and fussy eaters. Highly recommendeda and well worth a visit if you are in Gerringong.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank vrtjane
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Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

Heard the food was good so checked it out and was glad I did. Great size T bone for me and the missed had an amazing chicken dish. The chef actually knows what he’s doing. Keen to try there special seafood chowder if it’s still there next time.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank elwarz
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Reviewed 12 March 2019

The motel leaves a lot to be desired. While I respect that for $110/night it falls into the 'budget accommodation' category, there is a minimum standard of cleanliness that should be expected anywhere regardless of price. It did have all the basics - a bar fridge, cutlery & crockery, towels, spare blanket etc - but there's no-frills, and then there's grubby frills. I booked in for a Saturday as a last-minute overnight option and was surprised to see that nobody else appeared to be staying there, but it soon made sense.

Every surface in the room appeared in need of a wipe-over, with dust coating the bed headboard and window sills in particular. An uncovered toilet roll sat unhygienically on the bathroom sill with dust and grime clinging to it, and a strange brown stain adorned the sink. Bugs dead and alive dangled artistically from the ceiling and lay scattered across the windows, helped along by an absence of fly-screens. The bed linen, thankfully, appeared to be clean but the pillows were so old and flattened I needed to stack four on top of each other to feel a semblance of support. Fortunately I was travelling alone. It was most uncomfortable and not conducive to sleep at all.

The staff member who took my booking and was seen flitting about the morning after did not show even a glimmer of friendliness or hospitality at any stage, which was not like the Cronin's I knew growing up in little Gerringong and saddened me as a former local. Fortunately the bar staff inside the pub were delightful, but having seen the lack of attention paid to hygiene in the motel section I was not inclined to partake of a meal. Whilst I'm sure that those who look after the kitchen are a different team to those looking after the rooms, to a paying guest they're one & the same.

I have stayed at similar establishments - 70s-style motel rooms out the back of local pubs - in other locations within the Illawarra region within the same price range, and seen much better standards than what I saw at Cronin's. It's a shame, because it would seem there is a lot of potential for the pub to capitalise on the pretty outlook from the motel site and create an appealing option for the low-budget traveller. The open grassed area with BBQ and picnic table is adorable, and I for one can get past dated decor and vintage fridges. But a place really should be clean, and have just a little love injected into it!

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank JasminaJa
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