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“Good value, clean and quiet” 4 of 5 stars
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Nebula Motel
42 Bombala St, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Cooma
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Good value, clean and quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just an overnight stay and knowing highway traffic noise chose Nebula as it is more than a block away. I asked for roadside association discount which was immediately offered.

This is a typical drive to the door - all rooms on ground floor - type motel. Our room had a QS and single bed with a small table with 2 chairs plus a desk + chair, cupboard, luggage space and fridge. Sounds big but all this fits into a tight but functional space. The bathroom had a large shower (great big shower head with good pressure). The room seems to have been recently refurbished doing a good job with what you have to work with. A good sized flat screen TV is provided.

The host is a jovial fellow with lots of stories if you take the time to engage.

Worst points - harder bed than I like and a rattley old air-con.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Batemans Bay, Australia
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65 hotel reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here one night. Not cheap, in fact $125 direct with motel, a little overpriced. Check in good, pleasant owner. The motel was probably built in the 70's, like most in Cooma. Advertised as a boutique hotel, not really. Some nice touches with furnishing, but really small room and bathroom. It was all very clean which was good. We had a Queen bed, hard, not real comfortable. Water pressure in shower poor, due to very large shower head. The owners have tried hard to create something out of nothing. Breakfast to room around $13 for a hot dish, reasonable. Walking distance to clubs and town. Probably the pick of Cooma Hotels though. I would rate it average to good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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Wangaratta, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This motel was very clean and comfortable. We were looking for a reasonable motel where we could walk into town with our child and we found it at the Nebula. Reception was very friendly and we will definately return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Was looking for a comfortable motel in town, away from traffic noise without blowing the budget. Was very pleased with the outcome. Greeting at reception was very friendly and helpful. Plenty of advice on town dining and services, offered to book ahead for restaurant. Fresh milk provided for coffee. Rang afterwards to advise of paperwork left behind to collect on return through town. Room was very neat although a bit compact for a 3 adult family. Bathroom recently made over and to a very good standard for a non-luxury motel. Free wifi - watch your children don't consume the 25M download limit! Heating was effective. This will now be my preferred motel if stopping over ... And they charged below the advertised tariff even before the NRMA discount! Maybe not a bonus to be expected always :-)

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Our family of five recently stayed at the Nebula motel in Cooma and I have to say it was the best accommodation we have stayed at for a very long time. The managers went out of their way to provide excellent service, information and local knowledge of the town's amenities including great family friendly restaurants, parks and even the best fishing locations for my husband. The rooms were spacious (even with the port-a-cot provided), clean, comfortable and quiet. Our breakfast was hot, on time and great value for money (the option of perculated coffee was a nice extra).Being so close to the centre of town we were able to walk everywhere with the children.
As we are regular visitors to the nearby snow fields we will definitely be staying at the Nebula again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Our family of five recently stayed at the Nebula motel in Cooma and I have to say it was the best accommodation we have stayed at for a very long time. The managers went out of their way to provide excellent service, information and local knowledge of the town's amenities including great family friendly restaurants, parks and even the best fishing locations for my husband. The rooms were spacious (even with the port-a-cot provided), clean, comfortable and quiet. Our breakfast was hot, on time and great value for money (the option of perculated coffee was a nice extra).Being so close to the centre of town we were able to walk everywhere with the children.
As we are regular visitors to the nearby snow fields we will definitely be staying at the Nebula again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Entrance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at The Nebula for three nights. We were very impressed. The décor was lovely and the bed was super comfortable.All areas of the motel were spotlessly clean. The staff is the biggest seller of the motel. They can not do enough for you. I have found staff in bigger name hotels to be seriously lacking but can not say enough good things about every single staff member here. It is unlikely we will ever stay in another motel when passing through or visiting Cooma. Position only a minutes walk from main street with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. We even received fresh plunger coffee and a pot of tea (real tea leaves) on arrival!
Would not find better motel any where with a 3 1/2 star rating.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 42 Bombala St, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Cooma
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Cooma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
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