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“Great location, Great service, Great room”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bosuns Inn

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Bosuns Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Coffs Harbour B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Great location, Great service, Great room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

I stayed here as a lone traveller in April 2012. Bernard the owner was extremely friendly and we had a good chat over breakfast. The rates were reasonable, the beach is across the road and the room was clean and tidy and well appointed. I have no complaints whatsoever and will definetly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stay in coffs for 2 nights, upon arival we felt instantly comfortable.Bed was comfy rooms where very clean and very tidy and had all you need ( micro, fridge, toaster etc etc). The only bad thing I could say which has been said before is there was no where to hang your wet clothes after beeing at the beach.Im sure they could arrange some clothes horses in the future.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

We were very happy with our stay at this Inn. We had contacted the owner, Bernard by phone and email some time before arrival and were immediately aware that we were dealing with someone who understood personal service.

On arrival we were made to feel very welcome and soon felt at home. The room was nicely equipped with all we needed for our stay. There was a small carpark at the back of the building, which filled up quite quickly, but we always managed to find a spot.

The location is ideal, over the road from a nice beach and only a ten minute walk to the mouth of the creek, with cafes and takeaways close by. You are a drive away from the harbour and marina area, but we didn't find that to be a problem.

If you like your accommodation small and friendly as opposed to big and faceless, then the Bosuns Inn is for you

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Bosun's. It's directly across the road from the beach, and next door to a petrol station and two cafe's that do brilliant fish and chips and other nice seaside goodies.
Our mates were staying down the road at the Park Motor Park so it was convenient for us to be able to walk down the road to visit them. We didn't need to get to the CBD but imagine that you'd have to drive there.
We also arrived early and our hosts were extremely welcoming and made up our room first so that we could get in ASAP. A real surprise from the complete opposite treatment we received at a motel in Port Macquarie.

It really must be mentioned that the hosts are super friendly and helpful and certainly go out of their way to help you out with anything you need. For that alone I would rate this place a 5 out of 5, but let's get to the rooms first so I can explain my rationale...

Overall the room we had was very neat and adequate for our stay. Large flat screen telly, kitchenette with all appliances, dining area, fridge, great bathroom with toiletries... everything was perfect on first inspection and we were quite happy overall, however on closer inspection, being a bit meticulous on dirt and dust, we did notice that the window blinds and skirting boards appeared to never have been washed or cleaned before, or perhaps it is the type of area that requires this to be done often and it just looked like it had been overlooked.

This in itself is not enough to dampen my spirits and everything else in the hotel, including the outside eating space, the lovely pool, adequate parking, proximity to the beach and the awesome hosts made this a lovely place to stay en-route back to Sydney. Just please do give it a bit of a dust, especially the window blinds.

Room Tip: All rooms seem quiet, probably closer to the pool and on ground floor would be better.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

This is our first time at Bosun's and the owners Bernard and Juliet have been very kind and are always very helpful. We arrived 2 hours earlier then when we were supposed to but Bernard let us check in straight away and was very welcoming. I always judge a place by it's staff and this place was just 5 star in service. Have no complaints at all. As we travelled with both our daughters they too had a great stay. The location is close to everything and we loved walking across the road to the beach. The rooms are very clean and tidy. We also ordered breakfast for room service and it was great also. Definitely the best motel we have stayed in ever! We are leaving for a resort in the morning and I really don't want to leave. Thanks to Bernard and Juliet for making our stay a momentous one. We will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Li0nat
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Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

On arrival we were welcomed by Bernard and after check-in, given a pot of fresh milk for our tea/coffee. It is so much nicer than the long life equivalent.

The motel is located in a quiet road about a 100 ft from the beach. It is about a 20 minute stroll from the shops and restaurants located close to the jetty. We tried 3 restaurants on separate nights (Hogsbreath Cafe and both the Indian & Italian establishments virtually opposite) and would not recommend any of them.

We had a one-bedroom apartment on the upper floor. The decor was colour-coordinated and in good order. The apartment had a sofa that could be made into a bed to  accommodate two more people/children but we did not require this facility. The apartment is equipped with two wardrobes (one in the bedroom and one next to the sofa) but more drawer space would be a bonus for those staying for more than a few days.

My wife and I ate out but there appears to be adequate facilities in the room for those who wish to cater for themselves. However we did have breakfast at the motel every morning as it was quick and good value for money. The hot food was cooked fresh and served hot, unlike some other establishments where food is cooked hours before and kept warm.

The motel also offers free WiFi.

Bernard and his wife Juliette are very nice people and made us feel at home. We would definitely stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is our third stay. Once again top stay, top location, top hospitality from Bernard & Juliet. Small motels are far better than the larger establishments, more personalised. Nothing was too much trouble for managerment. Will be back again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bosuns Inn
Address: 37 Ocean Pde, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bosuns Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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