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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Jane J Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I took my two sons there for four days in July 2014, and loved it. The room was outstanding - clean, well maintained and well decorated. The location is perfect - quiet and literally a stone's throw from the beach. Even in Winter the boys loved the beach - lots of rocks to climb, things to explore and interesting little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've found our home away from home in Coffs, and thank you Smugglers staff for being so helpful! The location is perfect, you can hear the relaxing ocean (which is only metres away from your apartment). Two downsides: 1. our 2 bedroom apartment was on the ground level, so noise levels can be heard from the guests staying in apartments... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We were very happy with the accomodation, as everything was provided, the beds were very clean and comfortable and the staff were all friendly. The pool was too cold to use (in June) but the free washing machines and tumble dryers, free wifi and lots of tea & coffee were much appreciated. It was very quiet and only a few... More

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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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