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Island Palms Motor Inn

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Outdoor pool
Deluxe Room, Hot Tub (Spa)
Deluxe Room, Hot Tub (Spa)
Deluxe Room, Hot Tub (Spa)
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Island Palms Motor Inn

Island Palms Motor Inn

3.5 star property
City-center Forster motel with outdoor pool

8.2/10 Very good

800 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is AU$120
Price available on 29/11/2022
115 The Lakes Way, Forster, NSW, 2428

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Forster

Getting around

  • Taree, NSW (TRO) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lakeside Tavern - 4 min walk
  • 101 Thai House - 18 min walk
  • Paradise Marina - 3 min drive
  • IDragon - 4 min drive
  • The Sicilian Forster - 4 min drive

About this property

Island Palms Motor Inn

A great choice for a stay in Forster, Island Palms Motor Inn features an airport shuttle. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or take advantage of nearby scuba diving. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1987
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 12 and AUD 25 for adults, and AUD 9 and AUD 14 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 10.0 per night


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Island Palms Motor
Island Palms Motor Forster
Island Palms Motor Inn
Island Palms Motor Inn Forster
Island Palms Motor Inn Motel
Island Palms Motor Inn Forster
Island Palms Motor Inn Motel Forster

Frequently asked questions

Does Island Palms Motor Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Island Palms Motor Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Island Palms Motor Inn?
As of 28 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Island Palms Motor Inn on 29 Nov 2022 start from AU$120, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Island Palms Motor Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Island Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Island Palms Motor Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Island Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Island Palms Motor Inn?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Island Palms Motor Inn?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Island Palms Motor Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Island Palms Motor Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lakeside Tavern (4-min walk), Beach Street Seafood (2.1 mi), and Beach Bums Cafe (2.1 mi).
Does Island Palms Motor Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Island Palms Motor Inn like?
Island Palms Motor Inn puts you in the heart of Forster. Popular attractions include Leon Island, which is 2 minutes away by car. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

wing hong, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Frankie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Anthea, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

shibhon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly stuff. Very clean and all round great service
Neal, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Been staying in this inn for 8 yrs now. Place is clean and comfortable. Wish they will revive their restaurant for meals.
Michael, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Heath, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Convenient, comfortable and well priced
Susan, 1-night romance trip
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