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“Motel Gypsy”
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Ocean Parade Motel
Ranked #36 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Motel Gypsy”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

My stay at this motel was very warm and welcoming the new managers are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and tidy also you get a good night sleep.I would recomend this motel to all I speak too.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

Great Location, one of the few hotels to securely park our boat!!!
Really helpful management, Great Breakfast and Large grounds.
We'll be back!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Emilee007
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2011

I had read the not so good reviews on this motel and after calling the owner he assured me they were new owners and the motel was now very good. The rooms was very small, old fashioned, clean but had a bad smell. The fan was too noisy to have on and the air conditioner only worked on fan. Couldnt open the bathroom window because the is accommodation right next door which affords a view into the bathroom. (No curtain on the window). Altogether very disappointing.

  • Stayed February 2011
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3 Thank pauline_lindsay
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Oceanparade, Manager at Ocean Parade Motel, responded to this review, October 31, 2011
We have taken on the management of this motel as of 1st July, 2011. In this time we have ensured ALL bathrooms have curtains, & have recently had several of the ceiling fans replaced. We have also made other improvements & will continue to do so.
Michael & Lyn
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Reviewed March 31, 2011

I am a fair reviewer. I work in the hotel industry and know that you cant please everyone all of the time....HOWEVER this establishment is the absolute WORST experience i have ever had and would urge people to think twice about staying here.

They are happy to take your money with a great big smile and friendly welcome but as soon as you complain your in for trouble. I can over tired furniture, minimal furnishings, rusted bathroom fittings but i cannot overlook GIANT COCKROACHES!

My partner and i stayed here on our way back to Sydney after driving over 10 hours. It was one of the only places in town that had a room left. I could tell the whole long winded story but i won't...let me just say i was woken up by a MASSIVE cockroach crawling on my FACE at 2am! My partner and i then had to run around the room like mad people with a thong each trying to kill the other two others in the room.

I wanted to leave then and there but we were too tired to get back on the road. The next morning i very politely spoke with 'Paul' and asked for a PARTIAL refund as i felt it only fair.

He flat out refused ANY sort of compensation and after he and his wife intimidated and verbally offended me (she called me a crazy [--]) he threatened to call the police if i didn't leave. In no uncertain terms i was unfairly intimidated and bullied off the property. If i wasn't in such a state of shock i might have stood my ground but instead drove away only later to burst into tears having never been bullied and treated with such disrespect.

I said i would post a review to which Paul said he could respond to anyway. Well i say go ahead, i am $150 dollers out of pocket and have nothing else to loose and no reason to lie. If i hadn't been leaving for Overseas the following week i would have certainly taken this to Tribunal. No customer should ever be threatened or bullied

Management have the last word when it comes to responding to reviews, and so has the opportunity to apologise for the awful way they treated me and my partner. However if my experience is any example of the professional calibre of Paul or Janine (the Management) i would expect them to get on the defensive.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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10 Thank SydneySabby
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
Reviewed March 22, 2011

The hosts are welcoming and helpful in so many ways, continuing to ensure our stay was relaxing and enjoyable.

The BBQ area is one of a kind giving the kids room to kick a ball and play. Being directly across from Coffs Harbours main beach makes it locationally a bonus.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Janel B
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australia
1 review
Reviewed March 1, 2011

We stayed a couple of day's ,great position in walking distance to beaches , bowling club. Great family spoke will be back for sure .Thanks to all the management and staff.

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank midgee11
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Cams Wharf, Australia
1 review
Reviewed February 28, 2011

I have stayed at this motel for over a period of 4 years, friendly management and staff with a great beach and bowling club right accross the road.. don't miss little ripper .Its
just like being at home , Cheers.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Thank chrisfu2
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Additional Information about Ocean Parade Motel

Property: Ocean Parade Motel
Address: 41 Ocean Pde, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Parade Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly across from the beach & bowling club, 3 minute walk to creekside reserve + surfclub, Short drive to major shopping centre, marina, harbour, coastline of beaches & many restaurants and airport. ... more   less 
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