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Dawson Motor Inn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always book the Dawson for our staff when they work in Lismore, which is quite regularly. Rooms are always clean ...always. Amenities are spot on....! Staff are always friendly and accommodating just GREAT. Convenient, central but quiet and peaceful location in Lismore.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I've stayed here twice now, rooms and service match the cost. Bloke at reception was a wee bit stressed, but not grumpy, too much admin I think...Everything you need in the rooms, and easy access to the CBD.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

A one nighter at The Dawson Motor Inn did not do justice to the level of hospitality and quality of the accommodation. The one bed family unit was impeccably clean and spacious; the continental breakfast was delivered with hot toast, and Stuart went out of his way to ensure our comfort. Highly recommended The Dawson. Thank you, Stuart.

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Thank McGooo
Armidale, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Started with a warm welcome from Stuart, and it just just got better from there, lovely saltwater pool to refresh after a day out, outdoor areas to relax in, and at the end of the day a nice comfy bed! Clean and well appointed, lovely helpful staff.

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Thank saxbym1510
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

was looking for a place for the night in lismore and every were was book out and the last motet i talk to said about dawson motor inn they where kind enough to ring through and yes there was room left. the staff was so nice to us we had dinner in our room as well as breakfast they check...

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Thank mrbrown65
Forster, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The staff were very pleasant and the rooms were clean. Continental Breakfast brought to our room on a tray the night before was a huge bonus. Our friends had a microwave in their room which was unusual but a bonus for morning coffee. Parking was a bit tight but manageable. It was quiet and located a few blocks from the...

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Thank merryn_galluccio
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We also booked this hotel with a group, 6 months prior to arrival and stayed 4 nights. We had a lovely stay and the staff were very accommodating, the accommodation was as expected (for a country motel) and breakfast was excellent. We booked a family room and I could not recall the quote ...maybe $190 per night at the maximum....

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Thank 673bernadette
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The room was great and at a higher expectation than I was expecting and the service was great and as it was hot on the day the staff turned the air conditioner on so the room was cool when I entered. Close to shops but still in a quiet location.

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Thank bettyhatcliffe
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

All round a welcoming, clean and cozy facility. Good service and friendly owners. Very quiet, centrally located. Great breakfast served to the room. Stayed a few times and can always count on them. Give Stuart a call to book!

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Thank Shottycanuk
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed in this motel as part of a group booking. Both myself and another group were expecting a price of about $180 per night for a family room but were charged $259 per night at checkout. We had researched the price on the internet prior to ringing up and it definitely was not over $200. I didn’t really need...

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Dianne N, Owner at Dawson Motor Inn, responded to this review

I believe that this comment is damaging our name and reputation of one of the best motels in Lismore. The quote that was originally given to this gentleman and other families staying the same duration for this annual event was $259 per night. Our base rate for this holiday season is $279 per night for 2 people + $10 extra...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stuart and Dianne,hosts of the Dawson Motor Inn are proud to have you stay with us.Our first-rate facilities and affordable accommodation will make your time in Lismore, be it business or leisure, relaxing and comfortable. The Dawson Motor Inn is Lismore's most popular motel and in a quiet location.Our 21 modern, clean, and all ground level units include Studio Rooms, Family Rooms and Executive Suites, all with off street parking right outside your room. All of our motel rooms have en-suite, reverse cycle air, dining table, writing desk, mini-bar, FREE wireless broadband and much more.With a refreshing salt-water pool & BBQ we'll make you feel right at home.FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.All of our units are 3.5 Star AAA rated, and we are situated on the edge of the CBD and only half an hour away from the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina.Come and enjoy the natural beauty of the untouched Rainbow Region and pristine beaches of Byron Bay and Ballina. STUDIO ROOMAll rooms have a comfortable queen size bed, or queen and single bed, modern, dining table and chairs, writing desk and en-suite bathroom.Reverse cycle air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet access available FREE, Austar Pay TV (free), ISD/STD direct telephones. FREE Fast Wi-Fi, FREE Guest Laundry, FREE use of BBQ at Pool, spotlessly clean, quiet at night, walk to CBD, home cooked Room Service Breakfast and Dinners. Voted 1 of 10 in Lismore.In room mini bar, iron / board, toaster, hair dryer, tea / coffee, clock radio. Microwaves available.FAMILY ROOMFamily Rooms are very spacious rooms with separate lounge-room and bedroom, interconnecting bathroom, views to pool and palms. Dining table. 2 TV's. Queen- size bed in bedroom, single bed and a double pull-out sofa bed in lounge room, porta cot available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dawson Motor Inn

Address: 25 Dawson Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Lismore
Price Range: $109 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dawson Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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