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Toreador Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   31 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia   |  
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Ranked #24 of 38 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Standard, clean & affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

My partner & I booked this to break up a trip during Easter long weekend from Syd to Gold Coast.
Your standard motel with no great expectations on our part. The owner was friendly, the room was clean & basic with free wi-fi.
There was a screw lose on the bathroom door knob & the sink drain stank & needed cleaning but otherwise both were minimal issues.
We would stay here again

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tweed Heads
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have been coming to visit Val & John for 2-3 years now. The times I have been here alone, with my wife and also to check town for our 42nd year of our Navy joining have always been as clean, well catered, and close to all sites have been marvellous for us. As a point of having a clean well laid out BBQ area was a lot like Alice In Wonderland.

For our members to have a wonderful time having Barbies ETC, without worrying Val and John or other in house Guests a perfect "no headache".

My wife both having the chance to stay here as a couple or each alone make the other half able to stay at home without a worry about each other.

Can we tick all 4 sorts of trips below. Even with traffic up and down on the highway, it doesn't take long to forget.****************************************************

Room Tip: Keep eyes ope for Visitors Centre and turn right going north or left going south when you see them...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tamworth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

John and Val are lovely people. After having troubles we needed accommodation at 8pm for myself and my young family. It was no hassel at all to put us in a room. They where very welcoming and are family friendly. The place was clean and had tea and coffee facilities. We then had breakfast there before going out for the day and the food was nice.

Great value and very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had room 19, which was the last available room. It is well away from the highway, so you would think that would make it quiet, but the noise from the ceiling fan (clunk, clunk, clunk) and then the airconditioner, which sounded like a truck in our room made it impossible to sleep well. There was tea and coffee making equipment, which was good. The bathroom was not clean, dirt and dust built up over the years, and the face washer smelled awful, and there were cockroaches in the room. We left very early in the morning as we couldn't stand being in there anymore. Yuk.

Room Tip: Don't go there or at least avoid room 19,
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John and Val S, Owner at Toreador Motel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We are disappointed to read this review as we work hard to keep our rooms clean and pest free- in fact recent guests commented to us on the cleanliness of this room. Most of our guests leave very happy and those who have a genuine concern raise with us on departure so we can attend to.Judging by the other hotels Nev & Liz have stayed in and reviewed they should have chosen a 5 star resort to meet their expectations.
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Glen Innes, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Nice and clean. John, the owner was fantastic and went out of his way to assist us with accommodation. We rang at 5pm New Year's Eve and job found us a room. Room was clean and very spacious with a king size bed. Grat value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John and Val S, Owner at Toreador Motel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thanks for this - we aim to provide the best service we can.
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I'm a business traveller,(my company pays, and I requested this place over more expensive rooms) my wife accompanies me, and we like this place a lot. John & Val the owners are incredibly friendly, the rooms are clean, the beds comfortable. Sorry, that's all I need in an hotel/motel. Close enough to walk to CBD. We're regulars and will stay that way.

Room Tip: Expect road noise, it's right by the Pacific Highway, that's called convenience.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John and Val S, Owner at Toreador Motel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thanks for this great review - your appreciation endorses the hard work we are doing to improve the motel to encourage guests to return.
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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The people who run it are very friendly and helpful.
The room allocated to me is right next to the highway. Quite noisy at night as many trucks passing through during the night.
Unfortunately, the room is very basic. And it seems to be the case when you travel with your pet.
Same room as the others but charge more.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John and Val S, Owner at Toreador Motel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Our Pet Friendly rooms are always very popular and we are frequently told "good value for money".
Unlike our other rooms they are equiped with vinyl flooring for easy cleaning and after each pet stay sprayed and thoroughly cleaned.
Pet rooms are located close to garden area for exercise and toiletting.
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Additional Information about Toreador Motel

Address: 31 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 38 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Toreador Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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