Perfect Couples retreat or for a family with young children right in the heart of central Ballina and located on the top floor of the Ramada Complex (and not 3.9 km from town even tho Stayz continue to state on my heading page)
The complex is beautifully situated on the banks of the Richmond River in the heart of Ballina, this modern one bedroom apartment plus separate study sleeps up to 4 guests and with spacious balcony and stunning pool views, it is a perfect family or couples retreat. Enjoy a drink and some nibbles on the north facing balcony watching the pool activity below. Please note however, that the entire complex has a strict no smoking policy.
The apartment is modern throughout and of generous size. The open plan design makes the most of the area and the property has a light and airy feel.
This apartment comfortably sleeps 4 people with a king size bed in the main bedroom and a double pull out sofa bed in the living area OR the other option for sleeping arrangements is the separate study that could double as a second bedroom as it contains a click clack futon and when made up the futon is suitable to sleep 1 or 2 small children only. There is also enough room for a portacot if required in the study so along with the futon it's a perfect option for sleeping young children and/or a baby as the study has bi-fold doors which can be closed off from the main living area.
The bathroom is an ensuite off the master bedroom and has a luxurious feel boasting a huge walk in shower and vanity with twin wash basins.
One thing that really differentiates this apartment from many others in this complex is that it features a full kitchen. It has a dishwasher, 4 burner hot plate, full size refrigerator/freezer and microwave, however there is no oven. There is also the convenience of a Washing Machine and Dryer in the apartment.
As the apartment is part of the Ramada Hotel Complex, guests have full access to all of the facilities (excluding reception staff) including the fantastic outdoor pool with sun deck, shaded areas and lounges and and a gymnasium.
The apartment has Austar and reverse control air conditioning in both the living area and the main bedroom. There are 2 levels of undercover car parking and 1 car space is available at no extra charge.
'The Point' Restaurant and Bar is downstairs fronting the Richmond River and a wonderful Italian and Seafood Restaurant are also located in the Ramada Complex.
Ballina's shopping, restaurants and cafes are all on your doorstep and its just a short 5 - 10 min walk to the nearest beach. The newly built/renovated public swimming pool and waterslide is also only a few minutes stroll as are the children's playgrounds and skatepark.
If you love to cycle, walk or jog, a great walking/cycle track starts right outside the apartment and will take you along the banks of the Richmond River right around Shaws Bay, Lighthouse Beach, Shelly's Beach and up to Angels Beach and there are hire bikes right out the front door if you haven't brought your own. There are also a couple of fantastic new cafes that have opened up along the way.
Enjoy fishing? Then you have the perfect spot to throw a line out anywhere along the river or wharf roughly about 150 metres away. (Fishing licence is required)