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“Comfy but close quarters”
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, Australia
Level Contributor
248 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Comfy but close quarters”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Motel is dated but accommodation is clean, comfortable and well equipped and presented. Parking is a problem as it is not undercover and at the back of the block separated from the rooms by pool, too few spaces for the rooms and a very narrow access down the side. The pool itself is quite small, with not much space around it and virtually no shade. A barbecue area with seating is situated beneath the stairs leading to the upstairs, but very close to all the downstairs rooms and could be problematic in the case of rowdy parties. The television is reasonably large and choice of digital stations and foxtel gives nice variety..

Our stay was brief but being opposite the beach area the motel is a good choice and well priced. The Bowling club and other food options are not far. The proprietors are friendly and courteous.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Stayed here for an overnight stay and was a little disappointed. I have requested a quite room only to discover on checking that we were put right next to a family with 2 screaming children. Not only did the family have their room occupied but they had also taken over the BBQ area just outside the room as their own dining area. They were constantly slamming doors and yelling outside the room. The next morning at around 5.45am the children started screaming and yelling and again slamming the doors. I understand that kids will be kids but to put people next door to a family of young kids is not the best when I specifically asked for a quite room. The other issue was the air-conditioner was like a disco at night time, the lights were really light and they were flashing there was a single bed under the air conditioner and there would be no way to sleep in this bed unless you had an eye mask. Good things about it were that it is just across the road from the beach and bowls club which had great meals. Off street parking as well and the manager had helpful information about the surrounding area. Fairly comfortable bed. We did mention our issues to the manager only to be told "Oh the children I know they are so loud - and yes I have the same air conditioner I am going to have to call the supplier" I just felt that these comments fell on deaf ears. There is a number of motels along this strip and I will defiantly be trying these before I return to Bosuns Inn.

Room Tip: I requeste quiet but that is not what I got so can not help with suggestions here
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good location near the beach. Room was reasonable at a great price. Well equiped with TV, tea, coffee, toaster, fridge, sink, crokery & cutlery. Nice little pool (un-heated), bbq available for guests. Staff were very friendly.
We had the ground floor and room nearest the pool, there was a light outside the room which stayed on all night, this was a little annoying.
Parking is a little cramped.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank mkstalen
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London, Canada
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Decent motor lodge style of motel with a clean and comfortable room. Kitchenette with bar fridge and sink was convenient for breakfast.

Easy access to a very nice beach through a small park across the street. Walking distance to main street with a number of good restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Blair P
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Sydney
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247 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2013

This would be a great place to stay for a beach holiday in summer! The Bosun's Inn was well laid out, quiet, good bed, shower etc. The motel has a barbecue, pool walking distance from beach and the local bowls club - good food.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sydneysida
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Manilla, Australia
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Very clean and very affordable motel unit. Beds very comfortable great nights sleep. Location is great close to food outlets easy walking distance...hostess was indeed helpful. Had upstairs room ,..thank you 4 a lovely stay

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank amanda g
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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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