Arrived after booking the accomodation with Wotif to be told that they had no record of my booking. After around 20 mins with phone calls to wotif etc they finally found my booking there, apparently Aanuka had not recieved it. Lucky enough the hotel had a spare room so we were eventually checked in. Complex is huge as others have mentioned, and the few occasions we could get a car park in the complex, it was a 5 min walk through to the room - our room to the reception area would have been nearly a 10 min walk.
We had booked the standard hotel room, and was fairly underwhelmed. The best thing about the entire stay was the King sized bed had excellent linen and was very comfortable. Otherwise hotel and room was fairly average.
The Room - Noisy wall mounted box style air conditioner, have never stayed in a hotel of this 'quality' with one of these 80s style noisy air conditioners. TV was mounted so low on a table that you couldn't see it from the bed. Bathroom was tired, mould in the shower grout, and water leaked ALL over the floor when you used the shower. There wasn't a plug in the room that fitted either the sink or the bath - handy !
The facilities - The hotel had a large conference on, and basically EVERY single carpark was full and you had to park on the street, clearly no where near enough carparks for the amount of accomodation. Had a spa at the main pool complex, and the amount of floating foreign matter in there was a little disturbing.
Hotel had wireless internet available but it was VERY expensive - $13 for 2 hours - some of the $60 motor inns in town had it for free !
Final complaint was the buffet breakfast - on the final day arrived at 9.50 or so when it ran to 10.30, and there were no pancakes or hash browns left and they simply couldn't be bothered to replenish them - there was still over 10 people still eating and arriving.
Sadly Coffs used to be a place with really high accomodation standards - it was back in the 80s but they have let all these places sit for all those years and not spend a cent on them to bring them up to a standard that we expect these days, very disappointing on the whole.
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