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Surf Motel

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Pool & Beach (5)
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#11 of 12 hotels in Yamba
Surf Motel is located overlooking Yamba's beautiful main beach and ocean pool – one of the best locations in Yamba. All rooms are luxury 4 Star apartments. The motel is a short stroll to all of Yamba's best restaurants and attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
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Apparently the owners have recently done some renovations at this motel and I can only say that whatever it was like previously, our room was clean, lovely and had a really modern feel. We were on the ground floor at the front so even though our floor to ceiling windows had shutters, it was really easy to enjoy the view of the beach which was just meters away. Access to our room was via the driveway, so we certainly noticed when cars moved in or out, and people walking past talking to each other was noticeable but overall, our room was very quiet and comfortable. Lovely bathroom and well stocked kitchenette made us feel right at home. The bonus was the lounge room with leather lounge, table and chairs and tv. It just gave that feeling of more space and it was heaven to have something comfortable to sit on, other than the bed which is so often the case in motels and hotels. The only negative for me was there was only overhead lighting in the lounge area. I prefer softer lighting but we solved it by bringing one of the bedroom lamps in and using that. There was a choice of overhead fans as well as airconditioning. All in all a really pleasant place to stay and even before we left we were talking about returning soon for a longer stay. The lady at reception was very friendly. It is pricey and if you want a beach view, you need to ask for an ocean view room. There are rooms at the back which I seriously doubt would have a view of anything except roof tops and back yards.
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Can't beat the location of this place, close to the 'guts' of the eateries and very close to the beaches. The 'hill climb' back to the Motel each day would deter those with walking disabilities or maybe the very old that like level roads. Our room was a last minute booking so we had the 'leftovers' with no view or balcony which we missed.
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Great location but you only get the view if your room is at the front or high up - more expensive. Rooms are well appointed, clean and comfortable but the building itself is rusting away. Parking is inadequate. Nothing else to redeem it and definitely not 4 star.
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This motel is located on the hill at Yamba and has magnificent views of the beach. The room was very clean however it is looking a bit weary especially the lounge & shutters . It offered a balcony & view however it was a bit windy to access the night we were there. The bathroom was spacious & probably had the best water pressure we had seen in the 2 weeks we were away!! There are several restaurants in walking distance which was also a big plus !
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We are a little ambivalent about this motel. Let's look at the upside. Our room was very well appointed with a small kitchen as part of the room. The beds were comfortable and the linen excellent quality. The room cleanliness was impeccable. The position is very close to the Surf Beach and the property overlooks the ocean. The Motel advertises magnificent ocean views. Well those views are not from your room unless you have a room right in the front. The views are from the stairs up to the rooms mainly. There are 2 serious trip points - one outside the room and one inside. Also a finger jam point on the hand rail leading to our room (very painful) Parking is insufficient for the number of rooms and we had to leave our car in the street. The driveway to on-site parking is too small for a Land Cruiser. Rooms are not serviced during the day - thought that was what a Motel was about. So very comfortable and clean, well apointed, great location. The marketing is a bit overdone and maybe the nightly price is a bit high.
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$89 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesYamba
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