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“Absolutely outstanding views” 4 of 5 stars
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Kingfisher Motel
105 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Merimbula
Barongarook, Australia
1 review
“Absolutely outstanding views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This motel was fantastic. The room was large, clean and comfortably furnished. Good couch, nice table and chairs and a very comfortable bed, however, the absolute standout was the balcony with table and chairs and a great view over Merimbula and the ocean with an absolute abundance of birdlife. The room also had large windows so that you could take advantage of the view whilst inside and the windows were absolutely impeccably clean. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Frankfurt, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed here in April 2012 only one night but we will always remember.
To make it short. The room is, in our terms, spacy. It was was well equiped (fridge, microwave, iron and fresh milk after check-in).
Clean.
If you are afraid of sharks, use the swimmingpool.
Fair deal!
Here are the things you can't buy:
The view from your room over Merimbula to the sea.
Kangaroos right under your balcony at dawn and sunrise.
Breakfast in the sunrise with birds in trees and kangaroos....
Janine and Baron as superhosts.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Booked this motel from an online booking sight for part of our honeymoon driving holiday. The map makes it seem *much* closer to town than it really is...the map doesn't show that the motel is at the top of a very steep hill just before going into town. You really can't walk it. That said - it's a motel, you're not likely to stay here without a car!

Rooms are spacious and clean, and the view is quite good. The owners feed the birds too, so you get a bit of a wildlife show in the mornings.

Bed is...okay. A bit hard, but not terrible either. I'd *probably* stay there again if I was back in town. I'd weigh up the cost vs a motel actually *in* town...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This motel is very clean, has great views from every room and really good value for money. We really enjoyed our stay here. The only downside for us was the location. It is a 20 minute walk into town downhill, most of the way on the side of the highway, although we found parking was no problem in town even during the Jazz festival. If you want a bottle of wine with dinner the Kingfisher is a bit of a walk back up the hill.
Again as previous people have said, the birds are fantastic and the owners very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
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16 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Stayed here one night on a trip to Melbourne. Room was very clean and comfortable with a great view down into Merimbula. Didnt use the pool as it was a little chilly. lots of birds and resident kangaroos my daughter loved it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Recommended by a friend from town, we never would have found the Kingfisher on our own but it is a real gem! Clean, comfortable and fairly priced; tasty breakfast on the balcony overlooking the dozens of birds and several orphan kangaroos being fostered by Jeanine the mistress. We'll be certain to stop again whenever in the neighborhood.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Maidstone
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We booked this motel at last minute and were not let down.
Spotlessly clean and a wonderful view of the bay area - we awoke to a host of birds flying down near our balcony, truly a special experience.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 105 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 16 hotels in Merimbula
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