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Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 250 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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Caloundra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll keep this brief and hope management gets the message and takes action.Its midnight and im sitting outside writing this in frustration. While the dated aircon is grinding away in our room, it is in fact, cooler outside than inside the stuffy room...completely ineffective and looks like it was made in the 80s. To put the icing on the cake,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to a friendly team and checked in fine. Room was comfortable and modern. There was little highway noise or issues we had. Our 2 year old was accommodated well in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Menu was not extensive but was pleasant. Will stay again. One of the better motels for the price. Lovely.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed one night at this motel on the way safe for Christmas with family. Pro's - Just off the highway - Quiet - Cheap - Rooms have been refurbished Con's - Wifi worked for 5 mins and then neither of us could re-connect for the duration of the stay - While they have tried really hard... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for one night before NYE- reasonably priced, friendly receptionist. Rooms & bathrooms have been renovated. Comfy bed, quiet nights sleep. Air con could use an update- but it functioned. Some highway noise but was ok.

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop-over one night stay on road trip between Sydney and Queensland. Height of the season so an inevitable but fairly hefty $325 for the one night, for a (small) 2 bedroom apartment. On the positives, the pool was great for the kids after a long day in the car, and a welcoming guy greeted us on front desk - very... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Traveled solo and stayed one night at this motel. The first room I was shown (smaller) faced the highway (although not visible) so after making further inquiries was given a larger suite located facing the garden which was quite nice and newly renovated. Payed a bit extra for this room but was worth it. Friendly reception staff. One problem may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

The room was good.but it wasnt really a resort.Nice Restraunt and food was great.Friendly receptoinist.Nice pool area.Close to the Hospital if you ever have to come from out of state to see family in hosp.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Being an ex hotel manager for a large international chain, I have high expectations of where I stay. I must say I was pleasantly surprised to find our room was renovated and very comfortable. I was a little concerned about the possibility of road noise reading other reviews, this was no problem for me at all, was very minor noise.... More 

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Australia
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73 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights. Had a room upstairs...room was ok..nothing flash..basic tea and coffee, very basic shower..(took ages to get hot water). The pool area looked very nice, but the rest just looks a little run down. The restaurant is mainly pre prepared food I think...just average...(the waitress tried hard though!) I was on business, and was horrified to see... More 

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Steve n Queenie G, General Manager at Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments which will be taken on board as we are in the process of upgrading the resort, regarding the price I suggest in future try booking direct on our website as you would save quite a lot of money by doing so. Kind regards, Management More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a really lovely room and the hotel is in a nice, quiet location in the trees. We experienced friendly, good service from the new managers and we enjoyed a yummy breakfast that was good value for money at $15 bucks ..all up a good decision, suited us perfectly!

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Steve n Queenie G, General Manager at Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you both for the lovely comments, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back again. Kind regards, Steven & Queenie More 

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Address: 250 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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