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Iluka Motel

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Gary & Trish
The best motel we've come across in recent years traveling. Very friendly welcome from Len and Margaret, including personal rundown on facilities and room features! The room was a good size, clean and included even cooking facilities. And smelt lovely; not the often overpowering industrial cleaner smell of some motels. The grounds and gardens were beautiful with great under cover BBQ facilities. And it is in beautiful Iluka! Would recommend to anyone.
Name : Ramona

Message : What a magical place. Lasting memories for the kids. Riverview Apartment was wonderful to stay in with all the amenities you need. Right on the Clarence River. The Boatshed Cafe has a 5 star chef and the meals were delicious. Would also recommend the Chinese restaurant and local takeaway, very generous and great prices. The peacefulness of Iluka and the glorious sunset from the apartment is what I will remember most. Can't give the place enough praise. We will be back and can't wait to do it all again. Thanks to Les and Margaret for their friendly welcome and local knowledge.

Found the Iluka Motel in the NRMA Travel & Accom. Book.

We’re seasoned travellers & know what makes a Motel a place to ENJOY! Clean, tidy well-appointed rooms with great attention to detail.

Full marks to Les & Margaret, in maintaining the ‘Charm’ of this lovely property. Fabulous.

Loretta Simpson


Our suite was most comfortable & was equipped with all the facilities to enjoy a relaxing holiday. We took advantage of the BBQ facilities nestled in the most attractive gardens opposite the accommodation block.

Your knowledge & advice about the local area was most helpful to us. Thank you Les & Margaret for your assistance.

Richard Farrell


Driving past, booked in. Everything totally without fault. The Owner’s attitude was superb; a pleasure to stay. Thank you.

Keith McLeay


Found the Iluka Motel on the Web. Friendly, Very clean & good service- Excellent.

Mike Symons


Driving around thearea, & chose the Iluka Motel because of the appearance from the street. Very clean & well maintained.

Ange Reilly


We had stayed at the Iluka Motel previously & booked again. Friendly staff, nice clean rooms.

C Jackson


Our stay at the Iluka Motel was a Christmas gift from our daughter.

Cheerful & welcoming Managers; nothing too much trouble.

Shirley & Robin Seear


Family recommended the Iluka Motel. Clean units, friendly staff & great location.

Sarah Humphreys


Most definitely would stay here again. Very friendly welcome & we did appreciate the ‘upgrade’.

John Young


Found the Iluka Motel through the internet. Comfortable & clean suite; friendly, helpful service.



I will recommend your Motel to anyone. Well designed with a practical & comfortable layout; meticulously clean.



We stay here because it seems that we can always count on the Iluka Motel to deliver.

Eddie Marquez


We stayed at the Iluka Motel because it was convenient to Woody Head where our family were camping for Christmas.

Room was spotlessly clean & well maintained. Margaret & Les were wonderful.

Bob & Maureen Tolchard


We had a wonderful stay at Iluka & found your Motel by far the best in our travels. We certainly intend returning.

Dave & Paddy Coldham.

Chose Iluka Motel because of the online Reviews. Wonderful motel & grounds. Great room & fabulous Hosts. Thank you.

Les & Lynda Cook


Rooms were very clean, fresh & modern. The Management were only too happy to do what they could for us. BBQ area adjacent to beautiful garden area was a real ‘plus’ for us. Great pride has been put into this Motel & it shows.

Brian & Lesley Wilton


The ‘cared for’ & clean appearance of the Iluka Motel caught our eye. Lovely suite - every possible need catered to with all the right equipment.

Ken Tucker


Great rooms, comfortable beds, lovely gardens. Been here a number of times.

P Walker


Very friendly & helpful Hosts greeted us at the Iluka Motel. Spotlessly clean & well maintained room. Delightful garden area.

Enjoyed our four day stay in Iluka.

Christine & Ian Douglas


Good price for what the Motel offers. Great service & a lovely home-cooked breakfast. The Wildlife around is gorgeous.

Jasmine & Scott.


Found the Iluka Motel through the Visitor Info Centre. Soooo clean - great, thank you. Great room, great staff.

Chris & Sally Archer.


The unit was lovely & very clean. Thank you.



Was here three years ago & even nicer this time. Lovely motel room & so clean. Margaret, Les & Michelle are all such great people. Thank you for looking after me.

Julie Cochran


Exceptionally clean - in fact spotless room. Very convenient position, especially to shops. Hosts, Margaret & Les are exceptional.

Val Peeling


Have never stayed at Iluka before & thought we would try it out. Excellent motel, comfortable beds, rooms well appointed, well kept gardens, quiet, great Hosts.

Martin Taylor


Found the Iluka Motel on-line; glad we found it. Atruly beautiful escape to a rare Jewel in the Crown of the coast.The gardens are immaculate & so peaceful.



5 STAR service & cleanliness.

Keith Osborne


Friends recommended to me the loveliest Motel I’ve ever stayed in. Everything at your fingertips.



Good people & good service with no hassle- friendly & helpful.

Y.L Fole & Helen


Google search brought us here. Really lovely setting, fabulous rooms, friendly & helpful staff - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Gwen & Richard Arnold


Every thing went well - First Class. Margaret & Les are great Hosts.



Googled Iluka. The room was well furnished & equipped. Comfortable beds but would’nt fit in the car. Great service.

Kelly Ecclesshare


A friend said this Motel was very good & he was right. Nice & clean with good service.

Bob & Beris


Everything was Brilliant.

David Olanik


Followed the ‘net’. Very happy with the room & courteous attention during our stay.

Cec Dale


Got the tip from the Dawson Motor Inn in Lismore - same Owners.

Great value for money; Les & Margaret were wonderful.

Michelle Williamson


Booked on Wotif, but Direct is better. Very friendly & helpful Hosts. Good advice on local sites & places to eat.Room, all facilities & grounds excellently presented.



The Iluka Motel had everything we needed, right down to the cooking oil & tools for the BBQ.

Bob & Brenda Lipp


Wotif we stayed at the Iluka Motel. Very clean rooms with good facilities, eg BBQ & Guest Laundry. Quiet location, ahandy to the mighty Clarence River.

Sue Strachan


Convenience, price, very clean & comfortable rooms together with ‘exceptional’ service, made our stay at the Iluka Motel most enjoyable.

Warren Garwood


Location & style make the Iluka Motel a ‘winner’.

David Kinny


Friends recommended the Iluka Motel. Clean rooms, helpful & friendly management from Les & Margaret made our stay a very pleasant one.

Gill & Gordan Newman


Found the Iluka Motel online. Clean rooms, good beds & great service.

Anthony Heslop


I would definitely stay at the Iluka Motel again. Was here for a Rotary Meeting & had a lovely room to relax & work in. Very friendly Hosts.



Saw the motel driving around Iluka. Made to feel very welcome while checking - in. Room exceptionally clean & comfortable. Les & Margaret were most helpful.

Rhonda Cookson.


In the area for work. The motel was very, very good; excellent.

Trent Miller


Perfectly cleaned rooms & friendly welcome. Everything was PERFECT.

David Macklyn & Angus Creagh-Scott


Wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Iluka. Friendly Hosts, great position, clean & spacious rooms, lovely gazebo & gardens.

G& C O’Donnell


The Condong Canetoads Bowling Social Club found the Iluka Motel, & we will again on our own. The motel is very comfortable, immaculately clean & Hosts, Margaret & Les are delightful people & very professional.

Jan & Ken Dixon


Friends advised us to visit & stay at the Iluka Motel. Wonderful friendly service.

Janet Thomas


Relatives recommended the Iluka Motel to us. A very welcoming atmosphere when we arrived. Lovely room, clean, spacious, well appointed. Superb outdoor areas. The Motel is so central, & quiet.

Fay Swift


Would stay at the Iluka Motel again without doubt. Impeccable, thorough, friendly & welcoming.

Ian & Dianne Rogan


Preferring to stay in quieter locations off the highway, the internet directed us to the Iluka Motel. Awoke to birdsong, beautiful accommodation, friendly Managers & would have liked to stay longer. Definitely 5-Star.

The McNamara’s


Drove past & the Motel looked well signed & modern in appearance. The unit was roomy, neat clean & well appointed. Most comfortable mattress ever- the hair dryer was appreciated.

Christine Gleaves


Very clean & comfortable room, great attention to detail. Reading lamps you can actually read by. Lovely garden, great advice for local area attractions. Areally lovely place.



The Iluka Motel is comfortable, clean, pleasant & reasonably quiet. A pot scourer &/or brush would be useful & a more sensible microwave dish/cooker.

J&P White


This is the cleanest & tidiest Motel that I’ve stayed in, in NSW. Lovely room, but mostlylovely people [ Margaret & Les] who manage it. You really make a difference to people’s travel experiences.



Found the Iluka Motel on the drive-by. Clean, quiet, roomy, nice people.

Bruno Carlsson


Clean, neat, quiet, spacious & well-equipped rooms. Very friendly & courteous service.

Bo Carlsson


Found the Iluka Motel through the Maclean Info Centre [Ferry]. Clean spacious rooms with original artworks & Enviro notices.



Central location, affordable with good Deals. Large comfortable rooms with a Private courtyard attached to ours. Gracious informative Hosts, Les & Margaret.

Kay & Fred


Congratulations to the Owners & Managers. Clean, comfortable, well appointed - everything you could possibly need is provided.

Found it on the Net, & very happy to see Seniors are catered for.

Mary & Roy


After booking on the Iluka Motel website, Margaret & Les Made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was clean & comfortable, the Breakfast was great.

Brenda & David


We will be recommending the Iluka Motel to all our friends. Very happy with the room, the service, but most of all the people... oh & the 3 - Day Special. The grounds are lovely.

Bev Masters


My Grandfather told me about the Iluka Motel. Whenever he’s in Iluka, he stays here. It’s nice & clean, very friendly & has a ‘homey’ feeling to it.

Tania Fowler


Driving past, stopped here. Great service, very clean & friendly owners.



Good facilities, comfortable unit, friendly & happy Management, price good - just love the place.

Kay Miller


Margaret & Les, Thank you. We thought perhaps a bottle of wine, chocolates or flowers. [Money left in room to purchase].

Jan & Alasdeir Fraser


Nice Management on phone - indicating good service would be provided. We weren’t disappointed. Wonderful place & people.

Brett Mills


Glad we found the Iluka Motel for our restful night’s stay. Great price & location. Great Hosts, great room. Would love to come back.

Bryan Smith


Impeccably clean! The children just loved the BBQ & gardens.



Very friendly & warm greeting on arrival; the room was very clean & tidy & well catered for. Great place to relax & enjoy.

Sharon & Roy


In all of the motels that we have stayed at over the years, the Hosts Les & Margaret would be the most friendliest couple. Very nice motel & very helpful. Thank you.

Geoff Warland


Came for 1 night, stayed 3!! Our Unit had everything we needed including our own private courtyard. Loved the gardens & BBQ area which we made use of. Will definitely come again.

John & Janine Kent.


Only place to stay. Been coming here for 15 years. It’s so peaceful & beautiful. The Hosts are exceptional.

Alan & JUNE Ridgway.


Just found it driving into Iluka; we were going to stay in Ballina but Les & Marg changed our minds.Our so very clean room had everything we needed. Les & Margaret are very friendly obliging people & Marg’s breakfast was great. Beautiful gardens.

Rod & K.T Hannon


Found the Iluka Motel by chance. Very happy with the service & friendliness. Thanks to Peter & Garry, Les & Margaret.

Barry & Judy


Stumbled on this place 5 years ago, enjoyed it, keep coming back.

M Ivison


Very happy with the Iluka Motel, for the quietness & property outlook. Wonderful place.

Wendy McLean


Super happy!!!!! Room a great size, very comfortable, lovely courtyard. Ashame that the Motel is so far from home. Just so Quiet.

Peter & Maureen Peacock

UNITED kingdom.

Every effort was made to make us feel welcome & comfortable. The accommodation was spotless, well decorated & well maintained. The private courtyard was great & the gardens beautiful.

Michael O’Malley


Just passing through, checked in. Thiis is one of the best motels we have stayed at. We had breakfast by the fountain in the beautiful gardens. It was gorgeous.

Janelle & John


Came to Iluka many years ago. Stayed at the Motel & enjoyed the atmosphere so much, we like to come back every so often.



Discovered the Iluka Motel by chance. It is so clean & the surrounding gardens & bird life a joy. Friendly staff ensured our stay was enjoyable & the local knowledge was most helpful.

Colin White


Getting late, kids screaming, all tired, so turned off the Highway & spotted the sign as we entered Iluka. Great place, convenience plus.



Very clean, well maintained room & beautiful garden area. The availability of a Guest Laundry was a huge plus. Friendly, helpful service & advice.

Jane Ryan


We’ve been here before. Has everything we need - such friendly Hosts - wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Iluka.

Johnny, Judith & Bob.


Recommended by my staff from a previous stay. Very clean & excellent facility. Great rooms.

Doug Duran


Followed the signs to the Iluka Motel. Lovely friendly service; clean & comfortable room; beautiful tropical setting.

Cathy Bennetts


Spotless presentation. Great Hosts.



Sheer luck finding this place. A joy to stay where the rooms are clean & obviously cared for. The welcoming manner of the Proprietors was a wonderful bonus.

Ross Jordin


Great Hosts. Les & Margaret couldn’t do enough to please us. Great location, immaculate gardens - ‘peace & quiet’.

Malcolm & Jennifer


Nice place, nice couple who manage the motel and so clean. When we arrived in Iluka we saw that the garden was so nice and booked in.

Ludrika SWEDEN

I have ticked happy because of the good friendly service and large tidy room. We want to come back with our kids, Found Iluka Motel at Wotif on the internet.

Todd Westgate
Alstonville NSW

The personal approach to guests is very impressive, felt valued and important from the first phone call until we left.

Steve Lang
Kedron QLD

I have ticked “happy” and added “very”. Home away from home, very
comfortable, close to eateries and clubs, definitely will stay again. Found you on
the internet. Thank you as well.

Lyn & Al Stevenson
Burleigh QLD

I wanted a quiet motel, close to water & shops & have found it. I would stay again. Found Iluka Motel on the internet.

B & L Byron
Brombin NSW

The motel looked inviting and presentable. The managers of this motel make
you most welcome. The rooms, grounds and the appearance of the motel are
sparkling and clean. It’s a credit to your management team.

Matt Jamieson
Engadine NSW

Comfortable, quiet, helpful, and with local knowledge info. May bring boat back next time since room to park. Found you driving past.

Des & Claire Hardke
Beaudesert QLD

Everything was perfect during our stay here. People are very friendly and helpful. Found out about Iluka Motel from a friend.

Jack & Melek
Tenterfield NSW

I found Iluka Motel just passing, excellent. One of the best motels that we have
stayed in. Should be four star, certainly a women’s touch, and even beautiful towels.

Jean Dummett
Clareville NSW

Great welcome from hosts, accommodation really good. Have stayed here before, very comfortable; lovely and clean. Many visits over the years.

Mr & Mrs McAndrew
Meershaum Vale NSW

You people are great managers of the motel and doing a wonderful job, in
comparison to the last time we were there. It has picked up enormously and
looks fabulous.

Sandy McGrath
Runaway Bay QLD

I ticked “happy” because this is a beautiful place. Les & Margaret make you feel very welcome. A wonderful place to stay.

Karen Leach
Woy Woy NSW

Margaret & Les are so nice and very friendly, helpful people. Thank you very
much. Would stay again for sure, there certainly would be no better place to
stay. Everything is fine. Found you on the internet.

Hans Nyffenegger

Wonderful service & great rooms. I just wish we could have stayed for longer! Next visit we will stay here again. Found you on google.

Joanne Kocwin
Dalmeny NSW

The Iluka Motel is well positioned in town and the staff is some of the friendliest
we have ever come across. Very spacious room, well appointed. Beautiful
tropical gardens.

Vicki Bale
Warrandyte VIC

Clean, breaky brilliant, hosts brilliant, lovely room-couldn’t fault a thing. Les &
Margaret are the most lovely welcoming people.
I found out about the Iluka Motel from my parents that stay at the caravan park
in Ikuka every year.
Have been travelling Australia for the past 30 years, this motel is the best.

Sandra Templeman
Wantirna VIC

Iluka & Yamba were recommended as beautiful and ideal for a quiet break.
We would stay here again because it’s excellent, a friendly welcome, lots of
information about Iluka. The room was spotlessly clean, comfortable & well
equipped. The surrounding tropical garden and barbecue area are superb.
We found Iluka Motel on an internet search and comments on Trip Advisor.

Leslie Jewkes
Rugeley, Staffordshire ENGLAND

Beautiful clean unit, very friendly hosts, one of the nicest motels we have ever stayed at. Definitely would stay again. Found Iluka Motel on the internet.

G & R Bower
Armidale NSW

Excellent service, excellent presentation, a pleasure to stay here. A totally above average experience. A credit to the proprietors. Found you on Wotif.

Phil & Barbara Baker
Bribie Island QLD

Very happy, I would stay at Iluka Motel again.

Kerrie Hook
Emu Park QLD

Always happy, clean & tidy, reasonable price, close to bowlo. Would stay again
as this trip, a group all together from Brunswick Heads Bowling Club. Found
you by ringing around for places to stay.

Brunswick Heads NSW

We have ticked “happy” since Iluka Motel is central & well advertised, very friendly staff. Learnt about you through friends & internet.

K & P Hoskins
Gold Coast QLD

Very clean, comfortable bed, everything working, friendly service. Maybe have an ice-tray, skim milk sachets. Found you on the internet.

Vanessa Bartlett
Brisbane QLD

Margaret & Les very welcoming and understanding. Very helpful when having
car problems. Very well equipped & set-out room. Everything excellent.
Attention to detail impressive.
Probably one of the best, cleanest motels we’ve ever stayed in. Love the
spacious room and way it has been planned-bathroom great size too. Lovely
surroundings-gardens etc. Should be 5 star.
We saw the Iluka Motel sign on the info board when coming into Iluka.

Gordon & Marilyn
Mona Vale NSW

We chose Iluka Motel due to a family stay on previous occasion. Wonderful hosts, delightful exceptional suite.

Ross & Des Coombes
Murwillumbah NSW

I ticked “happy’ due to Iluka Motel convenience, Very good.

Phil Rogan
Ungarie NSW

I have ticked “happy”, very friendly. All that is required is there. Found you on the net.

Vince Collins
Newee Creek NSW

We’ll come back to a Family Room for a week sometime soon. Beautiful,
spacious room-sunny in the morning-very comfortable. Found you on the

Gay Molloy
Lake Macquarie NSW

Good & clean accommodation, friendly. Lovely gardens. Have stayed before.

Gay Groom
Greens Beach TAS

I have ticked “happy” because of the hospitality and cleanliness. The hosts with the most. I will stay again. Found Iluka Motel on the internet.

Ron Willck
Nelson Bay NSW

Been here on a number of visits & will continue to stay here every time. We feel
so comfortable and the motel is so clean & the managers, Les & Margaret are so
welcoming and obliging.

Sue Miller
Bowral NSW

Wanted to discover Iluka- read the RACV review of Iluka Motel. Initial
inspection confirmed that this was the place to stay. Les & Margaret are wonderful hosts. Very informative about local area-
extremely obliging, good people.

John Wood
Melbourne VIC

I remember Iluka from 20 years ago. Very clean & comfortable. Good level of
fit-out, pleasant friendly staff. Would recommend to anybody.
Found you through NRMA Accommodation Guide.

Roger Macarthur-King
Berowra NSW

I have ticked ‘happy’ cause it’s the best. Just drove in, looked great and it was.

Less Champmess
Geelong VIC

The Iluka Motel should be at least 4 stars (I’ve stayed in 4 star motels and they
don’t rate anywhere near your motel.
Found you just by driving past.

M Pymont
Kempsey NSW

Have ticked ‘happy” and added “very’.
Very enjoyable stay-comfortable, clean, friendly. Will be back.
Found you on the internet. Many thanks for your kindness.

Marg Kratz
Maclean NSW

Looked nice when we looked it up on the web-site. Friendly owners and hosts.

Robert Fisher
Kirkham NSW

Staff and rooms were perfect. The staff made us feel extremely welcome and the
rooms are beautiful.
Found you by passing by.

Mr & Mrs Hutton
Glen Innes NSW

I chose ti tick “happy” due to a previous stay, very cosy and welcoming.

L. Jamatt
Adelaide SA

Accommodation was perfect and the welcoming too! We’ll come back, it’s sure if
we return in Australia. Thank you to Margaret and her husband, very kind. The motel, grounds, birds etc. have so impressed us. The most welcoming motel that
we have stayed in this trip.

Jean Aribaud
Reunion Island (near Mauritius)

The room was lovely and the managers were wonderful, very friendly and helpful.

Michelle Knight
Wellington NSW

Friendly, conveniently locate and quiet. We will stay again. Found you on Wotif. (Bed head light not working)

Len & Maria Thompson
Brisbane QLD

Best motel room I’ve ever stayed in. Spacious, light filled, beautifully 7
thoughtfully appointed. The tub chairs to watch TV were a real bonus instead of lying in bed. Loved the extra balcony. Great room.
Found you by driving past.

Cheryl Richmond
Sydney NSW

I ticked “happy” since I have stayed before. Great assistance in tracing a missing garment-much appreciated.

Brian Groom

(From e-mail) Hi Motel Owners
I stayed on 7/7/11, you have some good assets-your website, and Les/wife.
Well done on the good service, friendly people, clean rooms etc.

Greg Hamilton

Very happy, everything we wanted. Should be 4 or 5 star. Found you by driving past.

John Womersley
Hobart TAS

Comfortable, tidy, warm room & great service; good hosts. Found the Iluka Motel as we drove past.

Mr & Mrs Butler
Highfields QLD

I ticked “happy’ because of the location. Lovely helpful hosts went out of their
way to make us feel welcome, thank you. Also the room was very comfortable
and clean. Found you on the internet.

Mark & Alice Baldock
Windang NSW

I chose “happy” because of the free wireless internet & Austar, kitchenette,
great rooms & excellent service. Love the motel. Found you on the internet, your
website very informative.

Orange NSW

Lovely service, great room, felt very welcome. One of the loveliest places we’ve stayed, wonderful.

Cassandra Herbert
Loganholme QLD

Thoroughly enjoyed our night here at Iluka Motel. It’s a very comfortable clean room and we slept very well. Will recommend it to everyone!

Chris Madden
Miami QLD

Happy, very clean, will stay again, been here before.

Margi Moore
Uralla NSW

I ticked “happy” and added “very” because it was very good, very nice. Found you as I drove by.

Lyn Smith
Inverell NSW

Extremely well appointed room, very good layout, and thoughtful friendly hosts. Whole room spotless. Intend to come back for a weekend. Found you on the web.

Dave Neville
Port Macquarie NSW

Very comfortable and the staff very nice & helpful. Very clean rooms.
Have stayed at the Caravan Park 8 years and the motel always looked nice as we
went past.

J. Clements
Beresfield NSW

Ticked “happy”, yes we would stay at Iluka Motel if in Iluka again. Found you on the internet.

Mr & Mrs K. Pettitt
Burrum Heads QLD

Very nice room and people, would stay again, very clean.

Lake Munmorah NSW

Chose Iluka Motel to stay with family & friends, great room, shower and TV. Found you in the phone book.

Goodwood Island NSW

Stayed here before, good motel. Best place, central to everything. Good hosts. Not too big or noisy. The price is right. Found you by driving past.

Jock Balfour
Purga QLD

Very happy, chose Iluka Motel from the internet. Everything was perfect, host above duty.

J. B. Blanch
Albany Creek QLD

The hosts went out of their way- allowed us access to rooms so we could make an informed choice. Large rooms, great shower, large fluffy towels-courtyard area-

great BBQ, very friendly staff-spotless rooms & competitive prices. Found you in the NRMA book.

John Graham
Nelson Bay NSW

Everything was perfect during our stay here. People are very friendly and helpful. Found out about Iluka Motel from a friend.

Jack Lewis
Tenterfield NSW

We were recommended to the Iluka Motel through friends. Comfortable, beautifully cleaned, good service.

Rita Reid
Brisbane QLD

Very friendly hosts. “Thank you for being so kind”. We were so tired when
we arrived but your friendly kind deed of 2 glasses of milk on request was so
appreciated. Recommended by a friend.

Frank & Kathy Stenstra
Plainlands QLD

Comfortable room; very welcoming and good service. Previously stayed here before.

David Broyd
Newcastle NSW

Happy and been before. Just wonderful in every way, found you on the internet.
Mary Quant
Scarborough QLD

The Iluka Motel makes us feel relaxed, always feels like coming home.
Hosts are friendly, rooms are clean and have everything we need. Grounds & BBQ area very clean and beautiful atmosphere. Have been coming here for

June & Alan Ridgway
Brisbane QLD

Excellent customer service, clean, tidy and cosy conditions. Found on internet.

Andrew Bowley
Brisbane QLD

In appreciation to Les & Margaret Salter at Iluka Motel, we would like to thank you for your warm welcome & support.

Pottsville Beach Sports Social Golf Club
Pottsville NSW

Ticked "happy”, ticked “would stay again’. Found out about Iluka Motel from word of mouth.

Jane Ardasinski
Sydney NSW

Chose "happy” because we wanted a quiet rest. The people who run it are just
lovely, it has a homely feel about it. We were recommended by a nice lady at the
information centre.

Megan & David Humphries
Epping NSW

Everything is lovely and Les and his wife are very helpful and so friendly.
Definitely will stay again & I shall be recommending the Iluka Motel to my
friends and family in Sydney. The eggs were done to perfection-just lovely, thank
Found you driving into Iluka looking for somewhere to stay.

Bev Urquhart
Sydney NSW

Very clean, all that we needed was provided and accessible. Friendly staff-the
room was what we needed. Learnt about you on Wotif but booked with hotel

J. Harwood
Brisbane QLD

Ticked “happy” because of the presentation & appearance of the motel.
Excellent customer service, quality accommodation. Found out about you from
your signage.

Dennis Moran
Southport QLD

Iluka Motel is nice and clean and spacious. You see love behind every detail.
Helpful receptionist and a wonderful, spacious well furnished room. We drove
past and thought it looked very nice.

Pleffenberg SOUTH AFRICA

The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Les & Margaret perfect hosts. Learnt about you from friends back home.

Tom White
Taree NSW

Best provided and presented motel I’ve stayed in. Bathroom is by far the best with plenty of rails etc. in the right places. The breakfast tray was exceptional.

Don Elliot
Manly NSW

Looked attractive, travel a lot-best motel we have stayed in. Friendly & welcoming owners.

Tony Hickmans
Brisbane QLD

Very friendly service, would stay again. Friend told me about Iluka Motel.

Anthony Teuma
Sydney NSW

I have ticked “happy” since the owners opened up late for us, lovely surrounds.

L. Jarratt
Adelaide SA

Wonderful friendly reception on arrival and great service throughout stay. Well
appointed rooms, very clean and close to all amenities in Iluka. Found you on

Peter Gram
Ocean Shores NSW

Ticked “happy” and added “very’ because our room had everything we needed
and Les & Margaret are very friendly, helpful people. Marg’s breakfast was
great & the rooms so very clean. The gardens are lovely.
Yes, would stay again if Les & Margaret are still there, they are great, service
great, rooms very comfortable & clean. Just perfect.
Just found you driving into Iluka, we were going to stay at Ballina, but Les &
Margaret changed our minds.

Rod & K.T. Hannon
Coolangatta QLD

Dear Les & Margaret
Sandra and I would like to thank you both sincerely for our delightful stay at
Iluka. We want to express how excellent all the facilities were. We hope that your

stay there is fulfilling as our two visits. Yours in friendship.

Patricia & Sandra Templeman
Wantirna SA

I have ticked “happy” because we are very happy with both the accommodation, friendly staff and location. Found out about you online.

Jeanette & Martijn Vrolijk
Stavanger NORWAY

I changed the “happy’ box to “Sure are happy” because everything we needed
was in the unit. Good quality furniture, loved the private courtyard, pity it was
raining. Lovely people, nothing too much trouble. All of our family stay here
when fishing or just relaxing. Ten out of ten for a lovely clean motel, inside &

A. & B. Wilson
Glen Innes NSW

Dear Les & Margaret
These two bottles of red are for you. Merry Christmas, thanks for everything,

The Walsh’s! Michael, Gem, John & Maria
Lauriton NSW

Thank you Les & Margaret for being wonderful (motel) hosts. Much appreciated. Hope you have a happy & safe 2012.

Anita & Bill Harding
Macquarie Hills NSW

Les & Margaret, we’d like to express our gratitude to you both for a wonderful
two weeks at your motel. The spotless environment and you assistance added to
this experience. Hope to see you both when we next ‘migrate’ south.

Lyn & Ian
Petrie QLD

Very happy, the rooms are lovely, very spacious & clean with well fitted out
kitchens etc. Gardens are beautiful. Les & Margaret are lovely people who are
very helpful and informative.
Very central to everything, very obliging hosts. Balcony & courtyards are great
if you like being “outside” while in!
Found you initially NRMA Guide for accommodation then further research on
the internet.
Judi Chesney-Coward
Sandy Beach, Coffs Harbour NSW

Ticked “happy” and ticked “will stay again”. Clean and tidy and friendly. Learnt about you from family that had stayed before.

John Bartlett
Algester, Brisbane QLD

Very happy, we wanted somewhere to stay for a family reunion. We both agree
that the Iluka Motel is the best motel we have ever stayed in. So comfortable, well appointed and extremely clean. Great hosts too!
Found you on the internet.

Graham & Sue Baldry
Hastings Point NSW

Iluka was one of the stops along the way to Brisbane. Beautiful location, nice
beaches. Lovely motel. Les & Margaret are lovely people.
Found you at Wotif.

Trinh Grasso-Nguyen
Sydney NSW

Ticked “happy” because of the lovely people. If again in Iluka would stay here. Found out about Iluka Motel from friends that have stayed here before.

Bruce Wilson
Sunshine Coast QLD

Very happy because of the great condition of the room, very, very clean & tidy.
Free internet & cable TV and the motel meets all advertised descriptions. This trip stayed at Albury, Sydney, Forster and Nambucca Heads, this is the best
motel. Found you online.

R. Rabbat
Geelong VIC

The staff and the “little things” are great. We will be back in March. Found you on the internet.

Denis Crane
Brisbane QLD

Comfortable stay in a quiet fishing village” Date of review: 6 Mar 2011

Very good service and our larger room had everything you could wish
for. A lovely sheltered BBQ area on site was handy. We travel along the
Pacific Highway & thought we would see the Iluka area this time. It is
about 20kms. from the highway so when we are in a hurry it is a little
too far from our route, but for those who want a relaxing break with
excellent fresh seafood this motel is ideal. There was no swimming pool,
but we didn't want one. A visit to the fish co-op nearby is a must.

Stanley Karantonis

friendly hospitality for weary travellers Date of review: 5 Jan 2011

We stayed in the Iluka Motel after a long road trip from Melbourne. We
are a family with 2 twin boys 11 months old and were very weary after
spending 2 nights already at other motels. As soon as we arrived we
wished all our motels were this clean, comfortable and friendly. It was
definitely the highlight of the entire trip.

Cristina & Chris Moore

We have had a fantastic holiday. Staff very helpful & friendly. Hope they are still
here when we return.
The rooms were spotless, large and equipped with everything needed. We would
not hesitate to recommend the motel to family & friends.
Found Iluka Motel on the internet.

(Follow-up e-mail) We wish to pass on our thanks for the treatment we received

while staying with you. The cleanliness of the unit, the "nothing-is-to-much-
trouble" attitude of Les and Margaret and the peace and quiet all combined to give
our batteries a much-needed recharge. Again Thank You.
Judy and David Southwell
Gold Coast

Judy & David Southwell
Labrador QLD

We chose the Iluka Motel because the location looked lovely and appeared clean.
What a lucky find! A perfect place for the whole family. Would certainly stay here again, was a perfectly clean room and fantastic service from the managers.
Found you on Wotif.

Leonie & Ralph Francois
Berwick VIC

Very friendly hosts and willing to help. Beautiful rooms, very comfortable. Great
facilities all round.
Found Iluka Motel passing in the street.

Grant Norbury
Alexandra NZ

Happy with my stay, very pleasant and friendly staff. Found Iluka Motel on google.

Jeanette Eadie
Townsville QLD

Chose Iluka Motel since close to amenities, highly recommended by friends, the Burdekins. Happy with my stay.

Rita Kelley
Palm Beach QLD

Iluka Motel was the first one I looked at and the price was right.
Very clean, good facilities, close to everything, friendly hosts and good bed.
Found you on the internet.

Kevin & Linda
Deception Bay QLD

I would stay at Iluka Motel again because of the immaculate presentation. I found Iluka Motel on the internet.

Peter Schofield
Burleigh Waters QLD

Les & Margaret looked after us very well. Les has the customer’s interest at
heart and is eager to serve. We were well looked after.
The motel more than met our expectations. We were pleasantly surprised. Fancy
having cooking equipment and a wide-screen TV and free wifi. Very happy
Thankyou, we have been spoilt.

Robin Schep
Sydney NSW

I found Iluka Motel on the internet and even better that the motel did not have 5
or 7 night minimum stay. Lovely motel, Les & Margaret are so friendly. Definitely stay again, so helpful
and welcoming.

Melissa Vitaliti
Gold Coast QLD

We would definitely stay again, we really enjoy staying here. We’ve stayed 3 or 4
times now. Lovely and clean. We found out about Iluka Motel from our daughter
who first stayed here.

Sue Miller
Mittagong NSW

I am happy with my stay at Iluka Motel because of the good service and friendly
staff. The rooms are exceptionally clean and tidy.
Found you on the internet.

Michael Carey
Tamworth NSW

Chose the Iluka Motel because it was the only motel on the internet in Iluka, Happy with our stay, very pleasant and comfortable.

Peter Leesmann
Sydney NSW

A very friendly, well maintained motel. Felt like we were at home. Thankyou Found Iluka on internet search. Would stay again.

K. Schwarz
Brisbane QLD

Hi Les & Margaret,

I stayed in your motel for one night, approximately a week ago, as part of a
driving holiday from Brisbane to Sydney. I just wanted to write a short note
to let you know that I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the motel
as well as your friendly and helpful manner at my arrival and departure. I
stayed in a number of different hotels throughout my short holiday, including
some rather more expensive places in Sydney and the impression I was left with
after leaving your motel could not be beaten. In a day and age where customer
service and a welcoming smile have all but been forgotten, it was very refreshing
to see. Iluka is fast becoming one of my favorite destinations on the East coast
of Australia and I hope to be back there in the not too distant future. I will not
hesitate to recommend Iluka and your motel to anyone.

Keep up the great work.

Kindest Regards,

Justin Cognet

I chose the Iluka Motel by chance driving by.
A very very good motel, well maintained, clean & well managed. We have had an
excellent stay.

Nottingham UK

Excellent facilities, good towels, great TV and quiet. Simply walked in off the street, would stay again.

I Morris
Southport QLD

I was booked into Iluka Motel by a friend. Very clean & management very friendly and helpful. Yes I would stay again.

Joan Rynnie
Inverell NSW

I have ticked happy with my stay because the room was beautifully clean,
everything was well organised. Very nice at reception. Thank you Les.
I found you while searching through town.

Louise A.
Sydney NSW

Margaret & Les are both very friendly, happy & helpful managers. Rooms (both
1 & 5) were very clean & comfortable. The atmosphere of the motel was relaxing
& peaceful.
We stayed here on Friday 18/2/11 and decided due to the above reasons to stay
here again on our way back Thursday 24/2/11.

Iluka is a beautiful place, just like coastal towns used to be 20 years ago. The
people are friendly, the town is clean. It has beaches to enjoy, surf & sun and
great places to go fishing.

Pendergast Family
Tamworth NSW

Happy because the motel looked clean & tidy. Very nice, friendly place.

Deb & Paul Mackay
Cleveland QLD

Lovely location, warmest of welcomes when I enquired about vacancies,
Spotlessly clean, spacious, very comfortable.
I wouldn’t hesitate re staying again. Les & Margaret were so helpful; the
information given was first class.
It was just good luck that we found Iluka Motel. Thankyou so much Les &
Margaret. Your help and welcome have been greatly appreciated. Highly

Michael & Moira Barker
Lincolnshire UK

The managers were lovely and the room was beautiful. Thank you.

Wellington NSW

Been wanting to stay here for some time and very pleased we did.
Very pleasant people to deal with and top class accommodation.
Found Iluka Motel from frequent visits to Iluka.

John Woods
Woolgoolga NSW

We are happy, the look of the motel appealed to us. Very clean, neatly presented.
Everything at your fingertips, Les & Margaret extremely helpful & friendly.
Pure chance that we found Iluka Motel.

Colleen Bosnich
Sydney NSW

Great room, very comfortable and fantastic service. Wouldn’t hesitate to come back and to recommend to others, everything was fabulous.

Linda Macdonald
Sydney NSW

Lovely clean rooms and amenities, friendly hosts and very comfortable.
Wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else. (Stayed in cabin at caravan park once,
more expensive and not a patch on this place. Perfect.

D & C Burge

Very happy! Found Iluka Motel on google and NRMA Guide.
Room was spacious and very clean. Les was the best host we’ve ever come across
as far as moteling goes. Congratulations

Phillip Wilson
Casino NSW

The room was very clean and nice. We had a great time and would recommend
Iluka Motel. Great motel, nice town and very friendly hosts. Thanks Les & Marg.
Found you on the internet.

Sydney NSW

Sounded the best. Good condition, tidy, clean and pleasant. Comfortable- obviously pride in the premises. Found on internet

C. Norten-Powers
Sydney NSW

Good service, clean and well presented room. Found simply when driving past.

Merruig VIC

Very happy, clean and tidy units. Recommended by family.

John Shepherd
North Ryde

Room very well presented, everything very clean and welcoming. Great towels! Very nice motel in good location. Hosts Les and Margaret very helpful.

Betty Corby

Very happy, been here before. Excellent service and friendly, happy managers and hosts.

Janette Webb

We came to Iluka to visit friends in the village and your motel is close to the
center of town. Friendly & co-operative management. Clean and comfortable,
great hosts.

Paul and Marianne Harrington

Extremely happy, found out about Iluka Motel from my parents, very friendly and caring hosts.

Julie-Anne Webb

I chose the Iluka motel since I have family living locally. Provided ground floor room for me. Club and restaurants nearby very good.

Jo Jones
The Entrance NSW

Found you in the RACQ motel guide. Very friendly hosts and lovely open comfortable motel.

Gretta Riley
Buderim Qld

Confident in service, laid-back, friendly, convenient, value.

David Fry
Crescent Head

Wonderful location and lovely hosts. Clean and tidy units with beautiful gardens. I stay frequently.

Stephen Payne

We chose Iluka Motel from the NRMA Guide, we would stay again and found the motel very comfortable and friendly.

M Raymond
East Maitland

Very happy with our stay, our room was booked by a relative. Excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and a warm welcome.

Ron Jermyn
Sixpenny Handley, Salisbury, U.K.

The room was roomy and comfortable, the locale is excellent and the surrounds are conducive to a restful time. Also the managers were very nice and helpful. The Iluka Motel is centrally situated for easy access to most of Iluka’s facilities and is within easy walking distance. Both Jim and myself would have no hesitation in recommending the Iluka Motel. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Jim and Kate Dixon

Room is clean, everything here, tea, coffee etc. Big balcony and a lovely sea breeze. I would stay again, very accommodating people.

Shirley Westwood
Suffolk Park

Happy with my stay, clean and tidy room, services available, friendly staff, pricing and size of accommodation. Found Iluka Motel on the internet.

Rod Besier
Gloucester NSW

I Found Iluka Motel on the net and it was an excellent choice. I will stay again. Friendly, clean, tidy, comfortable, quiet and good value.

Les and Sue Trotter
Shepparton VIC

Extremely happy. By chance we needed a room for the night and it was getting dark, so we saw the sign on the highway and turned off to Iluka, so glad we did. Very welcoming, clean, tidy, good service and great accommodation. Just the job!

Roger Lucock and Valerie Newman
Harrow & Ruslip
(near London) England

I chose to tick happy since everything is spot-on. I would stay again since Iluka motel is one of the best. It is in a very convenient position.

J Marshall

Having stayed here before, I would never stay anywhere else in Iluka. Found you on the internet.

Robyn Rixon
Coffs Harbour

I chose the Iluka Motel because it was recommended to me. Very clean and comfortable. Room A1.

Anne Tomlinson

  I felt homely here. The service offered by Les and Margaret is fantastic. Room was clean, spacious with all amenities in order. My room was booked by Fishermen’s Co-Op.

R. Mohan

Very happy. The managers are so helpful, it’s a pleasure to see and talk to them. Rooms are clean and beautiful, service with a smile. Found our about Iluka Motel from a friend.

Steve Martin
Armidale NSW

Lovely friendly owners, attention to detail, well-appointed rooms, quiet location. The nicest, cleanest, friendliest motel I have ever stayed in and I have stayed in quite a few. Found you in the yellow pages.

Ginny Wood

We were looking for a place to stay, we called into information centre and the Iluka Motel was listed in the book. No one could ever complain about your motel, as everything is so spot on. Very comfortable, the surroundings are beautiful, managers very pleasant and helpful.

Kay & Kevin

"Wow Wow and Wow ..Iluka is so beautiful and the surroundings absolutely sparkle ..who new it was so untouched the Iluka Motel has new owners the rooms are so spacious and clean and the grounds are just beautiful ..the noisiest thing was a frog..BBQ's and the gazebo area the gardens are so peaceful..and the friendliness was outstanding..truly a magnificent street from the Clarence river ...the beaches are within walking distance...we had such a great four days we are still smiling..Definitely booked in again when we left can hardly wait to get back there."

16 Nov 2010

Without a doubt the cleanest and friendliest hotel ever. Great service, great price, everything provided. Most appliances were either new or very well looked after. Great bed, quiet area, close to the river and food outlets. Thoroughly recommend this motel to friends and relatives.

“spotless quiet and friendly”

petebron N.E. Victoria
Jun 11, 2010

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