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Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn

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250 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tannum Sands, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This hotel was rated 4 star on the website we booked it through....deffinately not. Old and daggy with little notes written in nikko on light switches and the airconditioner explaining their operation. Classy!! The room had a distinct odour, not pleasant. The bed was uncomfortable.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As many others have written, the buildings of this hotel are dated. However, the furnishings have been modernised and every attempt has been made to make this a comfortable and modern-feeling hotel. The rooms themselves are spacious, clean while being fitted with a modern lounge and a firm bed. The bathroom feels bit 1970s but it's big and very functional.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked into room 24 ( queen bed with separate twin singles) tucked in quiet bush setting with no road traffic even though we were just off M1 highway. Massive shower and two TV and usual coffee tray. Just note that entry is on North bound highway side only.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have previously stayed at this property before on business, I returned to this property approximately 2 months later and found this stay just as good as the first. Being an ex hotel GM I expect a lot from properties. This property initially had me a little worried from the outside it is older in appearance and I do prefer... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here several times. Only booked it a few hours before arrival and very courteous. Friendly welcome back. The rooms are spacious and modern. There is a lounge with a coffee table and a small 2 seat dining table, this is great for me to spread my paperwork across. Had a very nice dinner in the restaurant Treetops. A very... More 

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Robina, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Hubby and I were driving to Sydney from Queensland and stopped at this motel to break up our trip. It's ideally situated on the main highway through so there was no need to deviate off our course and the next morning we just jumped back in the car and continued on. Even though it's on the main road, it's set... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Rooms appear to have had a makeover. Nice decor. Grounds could do with a spruce up. The pool photos are way better than the actual pool facilities. Room was good, quiet, and bed somewhat comfy. Great shower!

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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We travelled from Newcastle to stay at the Sanctuary over Australia Day weekend in January meeting up with family who travelled down from the Gold Coast for a birthday party in the area. We found the rooms were very comfortable having recently been refurbished and had a very pleasant meal in the restaurant on the evening we arrived. Buffet breakfast... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Booked a night here on trip from qld... Reviewed TripAdvisor and resort website... Wondered if I was at same place. On a good note - service good and room spacious... But definitely no way room we were in a room that had been renovated. Feel as though we got old management unit maybe(?) - also, had to park quite a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed here for a night before moving on further up the coast. Booked the place as "Australis Sanctuary Motor Inn" but the sign just says "Sanctuary Motor Inn". Located on the Pacific Hwy about 5mins drive from the Coffs CBD on the left side of the Hwy heading North. Lady at the front counter was nice enough. Room was dated... More 

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