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Sapphire Waters Motor Inn

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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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Melbourne, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
54 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty good accomodation in a good location, about 10 mins walk from the main street / restaurants etc. We stayed in the 'family units' on the ground floor facing the pool; not actually 2 bedrooms, just a large room with the bathroom in the middle forming 2 sleeping areas. Clean and functional, beds good, but water pressure in the showers... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering our queen room with private balcony I was delighted to see the bed was beautifully made with crisp white bed linen. It was dark when we arrived but the next morning revealed a view from the balcony of the waterways all-be-it partially blocked by trees, we did see the water and boats. The proprietors were wonderful. Both friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean and great shower. We enjoyed our short stay at the motel. Peta at reception was fantastic and understanding. Only thing is a noisy air con/heater at night that was annoying but hubby informed reception of this and it will be investigated. It did exceed our expectation considering it is a motel and not a five star... More 

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AUSTRALIA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 1 night while visiting Merimbula, found the room to be clean, but the decor needs an update, also the shams ( pillow cases ) on the main bed need to be washed every time, as they smelled musty. And just another small gripe, it states that if you do not wash up your cups etc after use, that you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in town latish and were concerned about accommodation, mainly as the 'Web indicated most of the places in town were fully booked. Found the Sapphire Waters (said to be booked but not) and we were offered a unit either on the first or second floors. Bottom floor had a small kitchenette whereas top did not. The reasonable cost $125... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the staff seem very helpful and friendly, and on a whole the bedding and room surrounding were very clean and well kept, the bathroom does need a revamp. It would really lift the whole appeal of the Motor Inn if the bathrooms were updated. Whilst it seemed fairly clean, I had a peeling bathtub which doesn't seem very appealing... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I recently stayed here for one night, and had a room on the top floor. The suite was clean and well looked after, but is starting to show it's age. The bathroom tub porcelain was cracking and caulking was discoloured and cracked as well. The large toilet paper holder extended partway over the toilet seat. One has to slide in... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Good location and pleasant managers. Had units down back ground floor and nice and quiet. Short walk to locations for dinner and continental breakfast ok. Good overnight accommodation at reasonable prices. For overnights i would recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Recently travelled to Merimbula on business, looked up reviews on Trip Advisor and this establishment came up at or near the top, so booked 3 nights stay, arrived later (11:15pm) keys were left out in box as promised, room was plenty big enough for one person and was clean. Breakfast was delivered as promised at 7am by a friendly gentleman.... More 

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

Thank you for posting your review. The toilet holders are cumbersome, and we hope to be renovating the upstairs bathrooms soon. When this happens the toilet roll holders will be the first to go!! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Merimbula. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Located a short walk from town and all the restaurants, the rooms were clean, comfortable, had a mini bar and 2 televisions but unfortunately when i looked out my back window or sat out on the balcony i was looking into all the neighbours backyards. Not really the most attractive thing. As for the town, well it may have had... More 

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