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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely helpful, friendly managers, clean hotel, comfy bed, although on main road, slept well. This is not a resort, or a beautiful hotel, though good value, clean and convenient nights sleep. Perfect for a reasonably priced stop over.

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chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always good to go to a clean motel with comfy beds, thank you for letting others know. All the best for 2017.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son has quite severe dust allergies. I alerted Elaine about this prior to our arrival, she went above and beyond for us. I can't fault this place, it was very clean and just what we needed for a over night stay. Thank you so much and we will definitely use this accommodation again.

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chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Luckily for us we have a fantastic housekeeping team to keep our motel clean and comfortable for our guests. All the best for 2017 and hope to see you again. Shaun and Elaine

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend, fantastic owners. They are so helpful. Great stay for the whole family. Thanks Shaun & Elaine for making us feel very welcome, you are both lovely people. They make the best bacon and egg rolls.

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chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

It was great to meet you all and your extra visitors. We hope to see you all again next year. Good luck with the cricket in 2017. All the best Shaun and Elaine

Kempsey, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice its halfway between our destination the young man that has been at the desk couldn't be more helpful the rooms are spotless and the bed is very comfortable the motel is handy to a supermarket and the fish shop

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chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Pam for the fantastic review. We do our best to provide a clean and comfortable room for our guests and appreciate the feedback in regards to this. Once again thank you. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Shaun and Elaine

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I paid only $85 a night which is good value in the region. The hotel was nice an quiet, even though it is situated on the main road into Ballina you werent really bothered by the traffic noise. The bed was comfortable and a good size as I am over 6 foot tall and my feet didnt hang over the...

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chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Andrew. Glad to hear that you would stay again and we look forward to it. For the peace of mind of our customers, if there are too many personal possessions on the bed we do not touch the bed at all. Tissues are supplied for our customers, but these are in reception, as we found them...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

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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.

Jurien Bay, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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...

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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

Reviewed 9 November 2016

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.

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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

Reviewed 4 November 2016 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.

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chaparralmotel, Owner at Chaparral Motel, responded to this review

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

Auckland, New Zealand
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.

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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

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $82 - $131 (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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