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Sapphire Waters Motor Inn

3.5 of 5 32-34 Merimbula Drive | Cnr Reid St and Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice clean motel to stay a couple of nights and look around the beautiful town. Close to town and well looked after. The rooms are spacious and comfy. Heaps to pick from in the area and the prices are reasonable

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Canberra, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed for one night and found the King Room absolutely beautiful. The bed was very comfortable. The motel is within walking distance to the clubs, supermarket and town center. I loved it and found Peta very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be staying again.

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for posting your review. The King room is one of my favourites as well, and we hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

Sydney
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Travelling for business a few things are 'key' when giving a motel the 'thumbs up'. 1. Friendly, personal service (nothing is too much trouble). 2. A little extra ( Peta always offers fresh milk for tea or coffee) 3. An excellent breakfast ( Steve cooks a mean hot breakfast) While the rooms in 4 Star motels are often very similar,... More 

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us. We hope to see you on your next visit to Merimbula. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed here for just one night recently on our way to Melbourne. Just 2 of us in a family unit. The room was very well laid out and equipped. The mini kitchen was quite good and you could do a basic family meal here quite easily. Absolutely nothing to fault here:))

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip, and we see you again on your next visit this way. More 

sydney
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent hotel to stay over if you are in town. I stayed there for work and provided everything I needed- and we're very helpful with pointing me in the right direction for great eats around town as well

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Well presented and tidy motel, clean and neat room with a comfy beds, even the extra bed. Good off street car parking. Well located and an easy walk to places to eat. Friendly staff at reception and free WiFi. We were part of an annual motorbike ride and would definitely stay here again next year. Motel is a reasonable price... More 

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we hope we see you again next year on your ride. More 

Mornington, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As part of an annual motorcycle ride from Melbourne to Canberra our itinerary involves a one night stay in Merimbula and I have stayed at this motel for the past few years each year. The motel is very motorcycle friendly and provided secure undercover parking. The motel is always clean and well maintained and has fantastic service. Having an early... More 

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it always a pleasure to have you stay. More 

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Looking for a motel in Merimbula after being on the road several hours. All motels similar in appearance from the street so took pot luck with Sapphire Waters. Hostess showed us our room before we made our final decision to stay. (We requested a downstairs room - not wanting to lug suitcases upstairs.) Room large and well equipped but slightly... More 

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SapphireWaters, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

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Port Macquarie
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Overpriced in comparison with city counterparts. Rooms clean & comfortable but dated. Linen straight out of 1970's. Easy walk to town. No view. Staff friendly, check in & out a breeze. But was not given the executive room that I booked. Bathroom clean but dated. No Tv in view of bed.

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Nigel A, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you had some concerns. If you had booked and paid for an executive room and did not receive one, this may have effected your opinion on the value of the room. If you had brought this to our attention during your stay, we would have most certainly rectified this. Our... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A hotel that is in a good position for you to wander in to town. The rooms are clean, neatly finished and bright. What makes it though is the friendliness of the staff, the receptionist was very, very helpfull.

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Nigel A, Public Relations Manager at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and kinds words. We are well located and close to town, clubs and restaurants which makes it handy. We do try to be as helpful as possible, so thanks for noticing. More 

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Address: 32-34 Merimbula Drive | Cnr Reid St and Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sapphire Waters Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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