Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of The Garden Inn, set in the rolling green hills of the Alstonville Plateau. Midway between Ballina (the sea) and Lismore (world heritage rainforests), just 25 minutes to Byron Bay, 90 minutes to Coolangatta airport, the perfect base for business or pleasure.Established in 1998, this four star luxury accommodation, renowned as one of country New South Wales’ best motels. Delight in the comforts offered, free cable television, private deck, stylish furnishings, polished timber floors, a variety of adjoining restaurants, with room service available.
I had a surprisingly good stay at the Garden Inn. We were in town for the Artstate conference in Lismore, but none of the motels in Lismore had a pool. We decided that the pool would be worth the 15 minute drive into town each morning, and it was! The inground pool is nicely landscaped. The whole motel's gardens are quite pretty, with all rooms facing onto greenery. I fell in love with Harley, their Kong-obsessed Border Collie. She greeted me at the door to my room each morning, and we had a rousing game of fetch every time we went swimming. Rooms are clean and nicely appointed for a daggy old motel. Towels were plentiful. The spa bath was giant and set near a window rather than one of those ugly corner ones. I would stay here again!