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Matador Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 11 Grafton Street (cnr Pacific Highway & Albany St), Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sue was nice and friendly, a friend of mine had a toilet issue and asked what was going to happen as she needed to get to her room. The owner (Male) said to get her money back and check out abruptly. We weren't impressed. At night he was walking around naked in his apartment with the blinds not drawn. The... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Firstly the toilet issue the truth is that there was a problem with the toilet which was rectified within the hour. The lady was very irate and requested another room unfortunately we were fully booked and did not have an alternative. Due to her irate manner I could only offer her a full refund if she wished to leave, she... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sue gave us a lovely welcome on arrival and was a wealth of knowledge when it came to the local area. Room was clean and the free wi-fi was the best we experienced in Australia! Would definitely recommend as the motel is just off the main road but not too far from the harbour and town centre. Thumbs up!

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review we appreciate your time and comments we look forward to welcoming you back agian in the future More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Customer service was the best yet; we were escorted to our room which was spacious and well fitted out. After a long drive from Nowra it was great to treated so warmly as guests. Location was a highlight; easy to find on highway and close to the harbor and shopping. This was value for money and we will definitely stay... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments your time to write this review is appreciated. It is good to get feed back and to hear how much you enjoyed our Motel we and look forward to welcoming you back when next in Coffs Harbour. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Right on highway. Not enough car space to accomodate so we could not go out for fear of losing our carspot. they put us smack bang inbetween parents and kids. Kids had room next to us and were constantly running back n forth,slamming and knocking on door. Had to tell them to shutup. 1 inch thick dust along headboard...visible!! The... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Yes our Motel is on the Pacific Highway but then you knew this when you booked !!!! we have 17 rooms and 17 car parking spaces if you cannot fit your car in the space provided it is hardly our fault so your comment re this is somewhat unfair. In regard to the website being deceiving we can only put... More 

Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in this motel for 1 night while traveling from QLD back to Sydney. This is a clean and tidy motel located just off the highway and walking distance to the center of town. The interior has had some updates, the WiFi worked well and the King bed was comfortable which made for a good night's sleep. The location... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to write this review we appreciate your time. Your comments feedback has been noted. We hope to see you again when next in Coffs Harbour. More 

Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I booked a national sports team and there parents to stay at the Matador which was a pleasant experience for all. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms very clean and met expectations.

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we enjoyed having you at our Motel and appreciate your feedback look forward to seeing again next time you are in Coffs Harbour More 

Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were doing a road trip from Brisbane to Melbourne and one of the stops was in Coffs Harbour. The owner was very nice and helpful providing food options nearby. The room was very clean but too many furniture making it slightly cramped. The a/c unit in our room was weak. Wifi was free. Overall, good accommodation and will recommend... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback your time is appreciated. We are sorry to hear that you found your room cramped. As for the air con we would have liked to have had the opportunity to check the controls whilst some of the air con are not new they are very normally efficient for the size of the room. Thank you... More 

Paphos, Cyprus
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23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

The Matador might not be the most modern Motel on the planet but the accommodating nature of the owners Steve & Sue makes it very special . During our short stay there was an technical issue with no internet signal for a few days the problem was totally out of Steve's control but despite this he dealt with the problem... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments its good to know that what we are doing is appreciated by our guests. By the way we have now got the Wi-Fi back in action and it is faster and better than it has ever been We would enjoy seeing you again when next in Coffs Harbour. Thank you for your time. More 

Leura, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I travel quite a lot and i am always complaining about the lack of good service in Australia. Well finally a hotel changed my opinion and i was not expecting it. Check in was an absolute pleasure and the lady showed me to my room. When i needed things such as pool towels the man who was there was super... More 

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review we do appreciate the feedback especially from someone who has traveled extensively. It is good to know we have helped to restore your faith in Australian service and hope you come across many more as we are sure there are plenty. We look forward to welcoming you back when next... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed here for one night on road trip around NSW. Very clean & well maintained, room was perhaps a little on the small side & did find the proximity to the highway made it rather noisy but equally well makes it very accessible.

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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. As you point out we are situated close to the highway however we do where possible like to put our guests who are light sleepers into rooms as far away from the highway as possible if rooms are available at the time of booking please enter this in the guests comments section. We would like... More 

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Address: 11 Grafton Street (cnr Pacific Highway & Albany St), Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Matador Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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