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The Cubana Ballina

3-star3 stars
329 River St, Ballina, NSW, 2478, Australia

Art Deco hotel in Ballina with outdoor pool and pool bar
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Motel is newly renovated, quirky, spacious, and really great service. Highly recommend!Oct. 2, 2020
  • Very nice, excellent stuffSep. 25, 2020

The Cubana Ballina

What’s around The Cubana Ballina


  • Ballina Fair Shopping Centre - 22 min walk
  • Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum - 24 min walk
  • Ballina Visitor Information Centre - 25 min walk
  • Ballina District Hospital - 25 min walk
  • Ballina Racecourse - 42 min walk
  • Ballina Jockey Club - 42 min walk
  • Lighthouse Beach - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Shelly Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 9 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 46 min drive
  • Lismore Station - 31 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 26 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 0 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking


  • Beach shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 1980
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Cubana Ballina’s small print

Also known as

  • The Cubana Ballina Hotel
  • The Cubana Ballina Ballina
  • The Cubana Ballina Hotel Ballina


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: AUD 100 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 30 (subject to availability)

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Cubana Ballina

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cubana Ballina?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Cubana Ballina?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Cubana Ballina?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cubana Ballina?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cubana Ballina?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There's a charge of AUD 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cubana Ballina?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fleurs Restaurant (5-min walk), Hoi Shing Restaurant (7-min walk), and Rakuu (13-min walk).
  • What is there to do at The Cubana Ballina and nearby?
    The Cubana Ballina has an outdoor pool and a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 43 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Really enjoyed the stay here, clean, recently renovated rooms are surprisingly stylish, great value, great location and the team here were super helpful. Look forward to going back.
Ian, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service, lovely accomodation. I felt looked after the whole time
Kylie, au1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Easy access and parking, lovely staff. Rooms are very clean and freshly renovated. Can’t fault anything. Would come back again
Zoe, au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
What a hip place to stay! Fresh and very modern rooms! Staff were great! Love the colours!
au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super clean with great friendly service. Felt like we were old friends before I even got to my room. Will definitely consider staying here again. Great vibe
Adam, au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
I was very surprised with the quality of my room excellent value for the price
John, au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent base for exploring Ballina and surrounds. Newly renovated so everything was in top condition. Firm, comfy bed and great pillows. Road noise was minimal, and amenities were in easy walking distance.
Jason, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Will Stay Again
A quick overnight stay for work. In very good condition, covered parking at the door. One suggestion would be to add a microwave.
Shane, au1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Does anyone has pay the bond $100 for hotel in advance?? Also I have not received any receipt when I checked out and no idea how was going with my bond back.
Jay, au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location, with a small pool for the kids, neat and well kept with friendly staff, great value for money.
Russell, au2 night family trip

The Cubana Ballina