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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, clean self contained apartments, handy if you don't want to eat out all the time. Top floor studios have great ocean views, but it's the staff and their professional and friendly manner that stands out. Was a pleasure to stay there, and if back for more business would not stay anywhere else. Great location too, easy access on foot...

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TheObservatory90, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Luke, thanks so much for taking the time to review us and for your awesome review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you next time you are in Coffs Harbour.

Tamworth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only one night on a business trip, with a 2 bedroom apartment to myself, the accommodation would be excellent for a family holiday. A very warm and genuine welcome was appreciated after a long day. No dining facilities, but a great kitchen to make your own meals. Alternatively I was provided a list of no less than 17 nearby options....

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TheObservatory90, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, thank you for your review. Hopefully next time you stay with us you can stay a little longer! We are lucky to be in such a great location with a fantastic range of restaurants close by. See you next time!

Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Yeah, it's a little out of town, but what a great place. Newly Renovated Rooms. Decent sizing, everything you will need for a great stay. Great a/c! Set in a rainforest, lots of wildlife, it's just as you come into Coffs, I have stayed there 3 times and would return tomorrow. Haven't eaten there, doesn't look like they have the...

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TheObservatory90, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Jim, you must have us mixed up with another property - we are located at the Jetty in COffs Harbour. Perhaps you can visit us next time!

Jakarta
Reviewed January 31, 2017

We stayed here for one night on our drive down from Brisbane to Sydney. We were happy with the friendlt, welcoming greeting on checkin with lots of information about the area and accomodation. The apartment we stayed in was clean and well organised and you can tell the management take pride in presenting the accomodation to a good standerd. Great...

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Pretoria
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I am currently staying at the apartments and have been for 2 weeks due to relocating to the region. I have been extremely impressed by the quality of the rooms, very comfortable, fast Wi Fi, great views and best of all an excellent service. They also provided me with a large lockup facility to store my bicycles. There are laundry...

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TheObservatory90, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Richard, thank you for your lovely review. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and thank you for your understanding.

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

There was a maintenance issue and I woke to my room flooding... extremely rude female owner gained access and evicted me early... my clothes and luggage are damaged... staff couldn't care less.... DON'T STAY HERE. I understand that the flooding was out of their control but the way it was handled was extremely rude and inconsiderate.

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TheObservatory90, Owner at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Neil from The Observatory, this guest was alcohol and we suspect drug affected. She passed out during the night with the spa running and a bath mat covering the floor waste. This caused major flooding in her room and two other rooms. She was awoken at 9AM as the issue was serious and a safety risk to other rooms...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Very basic & bland, in need of revocation. There is no dishwasher, no bedside lamps, feels like I'm in a cabin in a holiday park, needs some ambiance. Small balcony with no cover. However the staff are friendly, towels are fluffy & the views are good.

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TheObservatory90, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Allison, thank you for taking the time to review our property. The apartments will all be undergoing renovations this year, we're very excited to see all the changes once it's finished! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 19, 2016

We stayed only one night here, but the 2 bed apartment was clean and spacious with an excellent view over the jetty and muttonbird island. Friendly and helpful staff member made us feel welcome and helped us with recommendations of places to visit and where to eat. We would certainly recommend this for a stay

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We have just finished up a week at Coffs Harbour with our two little girls and have had the most wonderful time. The Observatory apartments were the cleanest I have ever stayed in. The decor is a little dated, but this didn't both us at all. The location is fantastic, just a very short stroll from cafes, restaurants, and of...

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TheObservatory90, Manager at The Observatory Holiday Apartments, responded to this review

Hi, what a great review, thank you! Pleased you enjoyed your time with us and all the Jetty has to offer. See you again next time!

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 20, 2016

On arrival, we were greeted by a very welcoming young chap on reception. He deserves a special mention as he couldn't have been more helpful and cheery. We were very keen to have a sea-view room, so he re-allocated us to a better room than we were originally booked into. The apartment itself was very nice and clean, and featured...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Observatory provides luxury to suit your every need. Surrounded by the unique atmosphere and vibrance of Coffs Harbour's cosmopolitan Jetty area. Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom self catering apartments with private balconies allow you to take in the spectacular harbour, foreshore and ocean views. Centrally located, it's an easy walk to the beach , marina, markets, restaurants and shopping. Onsite managers, Daniel & Emily have a tour desk that will ensure you get the most out of every day. Over night or weekly accommodation is available and the corporate sector well catered for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Observatory Holiday Apartments

Address: 30-36 Camperdown St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $126 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Observatory Holiday Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Go for the Ocean View Apartments up to the top.”
 of 5 bubbles lukeskarbek, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles U3383HTrichardt, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
“Apartment 9 had a small balcony with a great view”
 of 5 bubbles Paulaking, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
“The three bedroom apartments are directly opposite the station, the two bedroom slightly further away.”
 of 5 bubbles katikat70, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“The corner apartment on the second floor was light and airy with good views.”
 of 5 bubbles 660susant, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
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