Enjoying a night of luxury in Ballina's CBD
JAMIE Flood, of Ballina, reckons the new Ramada Hotel and Suites, which opened for business last Saturday, will be a good thing for Ballina.
And he and his family were one of the first to stay in the Martin Street hotel, taking advantage of the specials offered to locals for the opening weekend.
He and his wife Julie Higgs-Flood, and their three kids with a family friend tagging along took over one of the two-bedroom apartments and a hotel room on Saturday night. Jamie said the night was a 'treat for the kids'.
As for mum and dad, he said the 'the food (at the Point restaurant and bar) was terrific and the pool was fantastic'.
He has recommended to out-of-town friends that they stay at the international-class 115-room four-and-a-half star hotel next time they visit.
Jamie would have liked to have spent more time at the Ramada.
He had planned to try and get out of his hockey game on Saturday afternoon but Ballina is still a small enough place that he was 'sprung' be a couple of his team-mates at the hotel, and then felt obliged not to let his team down. They won the game.