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Caribbean Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   353 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Woolgoolga, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed at this motel for 2 nights recently for a wedding. The staff were very friendly and the room exactly what we wanted. Extremely clean, fresh and spacious enough for us. We were lucky enough to get one with an awesome island/ocean view. It was also across the road from a great variety of restaurants and cafés plus an easy walk to the beach. Awesome spot, especially seeing as most of the motels we looked into were right on the highway. Will definitely stay here next time we are in Coffs Harbour

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We appreciate your review and are very glad you were so happy with your choice of motel. We hope we see you again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Brisbane
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I stayed here overnight recently and we were thoroughly impressed with how clean this place was. We stayed in one of the family rooms and it was pretty modern, with all the facilities that you would need in a motel and comfortable beds. Also, it is close to the foreshore and marina areas, as well as some of the best cafes in Coffs Harbour. The local pub was across the road which got a little noisy, but hey, it was Friday night. If we pass through again, we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
We appreciate your taking the time to post a review and thank you for your positive remarks. As you say we are close to cafés, the foreshores and beach and our family rooms have all the elements you need. We look forward to seeing you again.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Over priced for what you get, the room was squat, dark and dingy and looks like it was from the 1980's and hasn't had an upgrade since. It was clean however and serviceable with comfortable bed. Noisy outside, woken early in the morning and kept awake at night with a night club directly across the road. No secure parking available we had to park on the nature strip out in the open.

I've stayed in hotels twenty times as good for half the price.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for posting a review, I'm glad to see you were happy with your comfortable bed, cleanliness of your room and our great location. There is a pub nearby which provides weekend entertainment, the downside being a bit of noise sometimes. We do have onsite parking, there must have been more than one vehicle per room when you stayed. We have a range of rooms some larger and lighter than others, all have been repainted this year, changed to triple sheeting and many recarpeted, it is an ongoing project. The best way to get the best room at the best price is to use our toll free number and call direct to discuss your needs. Best wishes for your future travels.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was ok. Wouldn't stay here again though. It's not disability friendly - no lifts. If you have a room on ground floor, be prepared to wake up early. You can hear everything that happens in the car park.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thanks for your review. We don't have a lift but we are happy to help with luggage for anyone staying on the first or second floors, and there is a ground floor room which is wheelchair friendly. Unfortunately, in any accommodation, guests can be woken by other guests who leave earlier. I hope you had time to enjoy the beach and selection of restaurants our great location offers. Wishing you happy travels.
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Got stuck having to make a last minute booking for two rooms and were given excellent rooms at reasonable room rates. Felt I was dealt with more than fairly. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Ron and ironing board were in good nick. Didn't have a chance to test out the free wifi in every room but and important and useful slide for next time. In easy walking distance of a number and variety of restaurants. Locals I was working with mentioned the place had a good reputation locally.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Many of our guests like yourself are in Coffs on business and find our property suits their needs perfectly, close to restaurants, free wi-fi, fresh breakfast, and friendly staff. Thanks for staying with us we hope we see you again soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A complete case of false advertising, the room was extremely small, bathroom less than mediocre, was on main road, definitely not good value. Do not recommend. Advertising on the internet is usually quite good but in this case they definitely took poetic license. Very 60's style

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for posting a review, I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We do have a range of rooms of various sizes and tariffs, which most reviewers rate as very clean and comfortable.Our web page does have realistic descriptions and photos of our 3.5 star property. Wishing you happy travels.
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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is not a resort type of motel in beautiful Coffs Harbor but is a great place to stay if you up here for business or for a short stay. The rooms are adequate with comfy beds and exceptionally clean. There is a very good breakfast on offer and free wi fi. It is in a great position for walks down to the jetty and there are heaps of cafes and restaurants in close vicinity to chose from.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
We appreciate your taking the time to post a review commenting on our strengths, our location, cleanliness, comfy beds, free wi-fi and good breakfast. I hope we see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Caribbean Motel

Address: 353 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Caribbean Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA rated 3.5 star Caribbean Motel is ideally located in the Jetty area, with numerous restaurants across the road and the Jetty beach a few minutes walk away. Buffet or room service breakfast is available. The motel is a couple of minutes walk from the train station or a 5 minute cab ride from the airport. Reception is open 7am until 9pm, late check in can be arranged. ... more   less 
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