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“Old place. Clean. Nice people.” 2 of 5 stars
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Hawaiian Sands Motor Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   Corner Park Beach Rd & Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia   |  
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Ranked #20 of 39 hotels in Coffs Harbour
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Old place. Clean. Nice people.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Very expensive for the quality of the infrastructure. An old place - not up to modern standard. A few more years and the whole thing will fall apart. Clean though. Owners and staff very nice. Decent pool. Air conditioning too strong. Good location.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A motel off the Pacific Coast Highway in Coffs Harbour, easy access from the highway, grocery (Woolworth's on left) and shopping (Target, etc) on the main drag as you come off the highway. We stayed there on Boxing day evening and had no problems, clear, good air conditioning, had a few breakfast items available for you in the room. Happy with the stay. The staff helped point us in the direction of the jetty where we had a wonderful dinner.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Clean rooms with an excellent location close to the beach. The owners were very friendly. We only stayed a short while, but would definitely stay there again and probably for longer. The room we got comfortably catered for a family of five.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Really friendly staff, brilliantly located by the beach and opposite a great value bar/restaurant (Barramundi, salad and fries for under $10 on a Monday night). Felt genuinely welcome. Had a great time all round. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Room was spacious & well supplied with cutlery/crockery/appliances. Bathroom has shampoo & conditioner, a nice little touch. Good swimming pool although i didn't go in this time! Great location, close to the beach. Good value.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Internet Bookings beware.
We paid $185 for a Family Suite the first Wednesday night of the September School holidays for 2 adults & 3 children. When we arrived at the Motel at 2.30pm, there was a sign out the front "from $75 a night" (& that is what the units are worth). We were given our Room with an extra small room, with 3 beds...but the photos on the internet would be at least 10 years old, worn out curtains, when I made comment to Management..."they are not holes, just the lining has worn off the back"..hence big holes. The bedspreads are faded, very dated furnishing, & very run down. I went and complained to Mel the Manager, that I was not very happy with the accommodation for the money,
she said "oh, well it is School holidays, make the most of your stay & there is a very good hotel opposite, with very
reasonable price meals". As the saying goes "you get what you pay for" WE DIDN'T....WE WERE RIPPED OFF.
I would like to comment, that I have never complained about Accommodation before, but feel very strongly about being overcharged.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Stayed overnight here. The room was a family room at the end of the row of rooms. The room was good for the price.There was a bed in the lounge/kitchen and a separate bedroom for the children with their own television. The shower was great, kitchen was adequate and even room for a dining table. Handy location as well. Two problems spoilt our nights sleep, and we had to continue our journey the next day. One was that the stand in manager- or someone- put a group of single men next door to the family room- not a great choice, we had to go out twice and ask drunken guys to quieten down and stop swearing loudly at each other and down their phones throughout the night. Second was that the lights stayed on outside all night and there is no curtain on the window above the door- hence bright light all night. Luckily I caught up with sleep the next night at another hotel. We loved Coffs Harbour itself, the beach and the parkland was beautiful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hawaiian Sands Motor Inn

Address: Corner Park Beach Rd & Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 39 hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawaiian Sands Motor Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hawaiian Sands Motor Inn is beautifully situated across the road from the patrolled Parkbeach, Hoey Moey Dining, Childrens Playground and a selection of Cafes. We house 17 clean comfortable units, from Standard Double Bed rooms to Family size 2 room motel style units sleeping up to 6, or 7 people with a trundle bed. All of our rooms have their own en-suite bathroom with shower, hand basin & toilet. The Motor Inn also has a 10 meter pool, toddlers pool & BBQ entertaining area all in a tropical setting. All rooms have unlimited internet & air conditioning. Only minutes from the central Harbour, Yacht Club, Deep Sea Fishermans Club and Natural reserves, Hawaiian Sands offers the sanctuary of waterfront accommodation, sea Breezes, natural Beauty only footsteps away outside your front door. ... more   less 
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