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Smugglers on the Beach

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Sandy Beach Rd | Korora, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 39 hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bought the offer from Groupon for three nights in self contained apartments. Our apartment had the ocean view. It was just an average accommodation. Pool was suppose to be solar heated. But the water was very very cold. The lady in the reception was helpful on the day we checked in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed just one night but wished we had been able to stay longer. The kids loved the place. The weather wasn't the most ideal for swimming so we didn't try the pool but it did look inviting. The beach is easily accessible. The wifi setup could use a bit of an upgrade but it was free so I can't... More

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Aberglasslyn, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i have travelled a fair bit and stayed in all types of accomodation and that's why i can highly recommend Smugglers as a great place to stay, spotless room, great pool area and nice and friendly staff, value for money, try it, you won't be disapointed...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great wee place if you want to stay out of the way of the main town area. You do need a car. It's is a clean standard 4 star accomodation, with comfortable beds and all amenities included. We did have an issue with the radio not working and the hot water tap taking nearly 2 minutes to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good points, the bedroom and kitchenette lounge were very spacious and very close to the beach! unfortunately this size and spaciousness did not extend to the tiny and dated shower room and toilet, I have experienced bigger and better shower rooms in a mining Donga for one person and cleaner too. The first thing to greet us was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great spot. Sadly we were only able to stay 1 night, but we will certainly be back. Right near the beach. A good sized apartment. Nice pool and out door kitchen on offer. It would be a great place to stay in summer.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for several nights and found that the apartments were probably more geared towards families and holiday makers then a retreat for couples. The apartment we stayed in was clean and serviceable but far from the luxury resort apartment that the website advertises. It was a basic, reasonably well maintained (with the exception of broken shower rail and blown... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Lovely apartments right next to deserted beaches. Nice pool area and outdoor barbecue/kitchen area. A bit on its own if you like a stroll to a shop or restaurant, but that didn't bother us. Lovely tropical gardens to relax in....although the pool was coooooold !! Would Definately recommend this place.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in July. The good things about the apartments are that they were large, spacious and had most items you required. The downsides included the fact that the rooms were facing the carpark - so expect to be awoken by noisy holiday makers and rev heads starting up their cars. We found the bathroom to be... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fantastic place for a getaway. Service was great. Lovely girl on reception. Very clean and close to everything. I would highly recommend Smugglers on the Beach and we will be returning. Only thing I would request next time is a room upstair as this would be quieter

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Address: 36 Sandy Beach Rd | Korora, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
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Hotel Class:4 star — Smugglers on the Beach 4*
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Smugglers On The Beach is absolute beachfront accommodation located just five minutes north of Coffs Harbour's City Centre. Coffs Harbour accommodation at its finest, Smugglers On The Beach offers 16 fully self-contained resort style apartments. Nestled among tropical gardens, all apartments have their own private patio or balcony overlooking the pool, floodlit gardens or magical Pacific Ocean. The large apartments are designed and custom furnished to provide plenty of space for a relaxed and comfortable holiday, with attention to the minor details that help to make your holiday in Coffs Harbour a special one. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments we can cater for everyone from the solo traveler, couples, large families right through to large group bookings for weddings, sporting events, family reunions or almost any other occasion. ... more   less 
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