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The Observatory Holiday Apartments

30-36 Camperdown Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to stay. It really was a solid 3.5 star hotel. Why? 1. It was very comfortable. Beds were good, rooms were big and location was nice. 2. It doesn't have all the trimming that a 4 star hotel would have. It needs a refurb. 3. It was very friendly. Management there set the standard for... More 

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Daz and thank you for your review. Plans are already in motion for early in the new year to refurbish our property. The external of all our buildings are all getting a new colour/paint scheme, all rooms are being re-carpeted and painted progressively. It is a work in progress but one that we are very excited about and as... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

6 of us showed up in dirty old cars on our way home from the Variety Bash, desperate for a shower and a bed. Daniel and Emily not only discounted our rooms (which were huge and spacious with great views) but also presented us with a $250 donation to Variety - the children's charity the next morning! Highly recommend this... More 

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mediabutterfly, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

So great to have you all drop in for a night and to you meet you all. We really appreciate your review and congratulations on all the work you do for charity. See you all soon. More 

Stanwell park
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The apartment was clean, spacious, sunny and warm. Staff were fantastic. Helpful and courteous. Close to great bars and restaurants but still quiet. Easy walk to beach and entertainment. 5 mins to the centre of town. Will definitely return. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back real soon. More 

Central coast
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Been staying here 4 years and keep coming back for consistently excellent service and accommodation. The staff are welcoming and friendly and the rooms spotless. Very comfy beds and well equiped kitchen. I have stayed in the various sized apartments - 1,2 and 3 bedroom and a all consistent with cleanliness and comfort. Had same response from family and friends... More 

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

"Home away from home", that is such a huge compliment. Thank you so much for your review. We love welcoming back our guests. See you soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We booked the 3 bedroom townhouse for 1 night on route to the Gold Coast. I read the reviews on trip advisor and could not believe the state of the townhouse we were allocated. The first thing was the smell, it was stinking, the 3 bedrooms were downstairs and they were freezing cold. There was no heating and no duvets... More 

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. As a 4 star rated property we are continually looking of ways to improve our self contained apartments for our guests. Each of our apartments have reverse cycle air conditioning for the cooler months. Perhaps as a courtesy in Winter we turn these on to allow for our arrivals to... More 

Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this place during the first week of the school holidays but, unfortunately, for only one night. We wished it was more. We stayed in one of the top rooms which had a fantastic overview of the wharf, the ocean and Muttonbird Island. We were lucky, as it was time that the whales migrate up... More 

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you got to see the whales from your accommodation. It really is a special sight. We look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay next time. More 

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great location and clean rooms. Brought a tribe, so tried a few different styles of apartment between us- everyone positive which is almost a miracle! Very friendly, helpful proprietors make it a place to come back to.

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review - feedback is so important to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Observatory and Coffs Harbour soon. More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed the weekend . Woke up to whales waving from out in the harbour. Rooms were spotless. Service was friendly. Location wad great. Will definitely be back soon with the rest of the family.looking at weekend special to stayeven longer.

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Such a magical experience to wake up, walk to your balcony at The Observatory and see the whales passing through. Thank you for your fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Simply put, this holiday apartment complex is worth considering for its location. It's a 10 min walk to the surf club and mutton bird island. The harbour is closer and jetty strip is on the doorstep. The owners are incredibly friendly and give good advice as the where to eat and what to do. Rooms are spacious with a great... More 

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciated it. We have now contacted Trip Advisor and are in the process of having our availability and nightly rates available with them. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I’ve stayed at the Observatory around a dozen times and haven’t been let down once. The rooms are clean and well-appointed, with great views overlooking the water. The location is very convenient: a 3 minute walk from cafes, restaurants and a shopping strip. And the service has consistently been of a very high standard: Daniel and Emily are always friendly... More 

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mediabutterfly, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Great feedback Michael, thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Address: 30-36 Camperdown Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
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