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“Tiny, very clean, but noisy between rooms and to outside noise”
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Caribbean Motel
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Tastefully renovated rooms. I was on my own so size wasn't an issue but I wouldn't want more than 2 in my room. I sleep light and the walls are thin so didn't get great sleep. Wasn't helped when the pub across the road closed either, and this was a Tuesday night. I would imagine Friday and Saturday to be very loud. Price was $150 per night but it is more of a $130 in my opinion.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

We appreciate you took the time to post a review, thank you. Your stay coincided with a very large sporting tournament held in Coffs Harbour that week. While we only had a few guests staying for the event, as mostly mid-week we are busy with corporate guests, there would have been many players staying elsewhere in the Jetty area and going to the pub and restaurants and perhaps disturbing our normally quiet Tuesday night. Regarding our tariff, where possible, to get the best corporate rate or any rate, please book direct with us which saves you agents' commissions and fees.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed on the first floor with a young child. Agree with many other reviews that the cleanliness is exceptional. Being at the back of the motel we found there to be no noise at all and this was a good exchange for the street noise others experienced. There was a small table with 2 chairs in the main room, but eating a meal in the small space was almost impossible. There was a separate bedroom with a single bed and desk. Our bed took some getting used to as it was firmer than we were used to. The air con was lovely and necessary with little other airflow. Free wifi was excellent and lighting very good. The pool was nice for cooling off but would have been nice to swim in. It's size isn't suited to anything more than a dip. The worst thing about the property, which could only be fixed through remodelling the garden, is the horribly designed car park area. We've never had trouble parking in a motel car park before. Very tight corners and narrow car spaces. If you drive a small hatchback you will be ok. Overall, if we needed to stay for a night again, we'd think about it. Due to the car park, we probably won't.

Stayed: March 2014
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Thanks you for your review, we're glad you found your room exceptionally clean and quiet. The car parking can be a bit tight, we do wish we could enlarge the size of the car parks but the pylons holding up the building prevent that! There is usually parking available on the street as well. Wishing you safe travels.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Very clean and great for a short stay. Very close to shops and restaurants. Short walk to the jetty. A bit of road noise which is not good for a light sleeper. Price was good for the location with everything in walking distance. Would stay there again on another visit.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Toni C
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

We're glad you were happy with your stay and we look forward to seeing you again :)

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed here during our short stay in Coffs Harbour. Motel has nice, comfortable rooms, nothing special but clean and a balcony. The pool is very very small. 3*2) near to restaurants. We did not choose breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you found our rooms clean and comfortable. You're right, our pool is small, but it is good to cool off in, alternatively the patrolled beach or harbour are just down the road. Wishing you happy travels.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Staff were pleasant, and motel was nicely placed in an area where everything was well within walking distance. A nice leisurely walk will take you to the shore/jetty in no time. Facilities and room were well kept. Definitely value for money :)

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Our staff try hard to ensure our guests' stays are pleasant, thank you for acknowledging the good job they are doing :)

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

It has to be said that the location is good. It's near really good restaurants and a short walk to the beach. However the motel itself is not fantastic. The walls are very tin and I was woken by the person in the room next door peeing in the bathroom. Then again by the person the other side when their alarm went off. Therefore ensure you are a deep sleep or in no need of sleep!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

I'm glad you enjoyed our good location near restaurants and the beach but am sorry to hear your sleep was disturbed by adjacent room noise. If you would advise us of the room you stayed in we could assess the issue and see what could be done. Thank you.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Great for an overnight stay but wish we were staying longer!!! This motel is in the most perfect location just minutes to the jetty local restaurants even an IGA foodstore literally 100 meters away!!We had a first floor family apartment room 3 to be exact slept all of us comfortably very reasonably priced and extremely clean!! Owners were very friendly during the whole booking process and were very helpful.. I believe they are new too.. I was extremely surprised with the amount of towels supplied usually some places are very stingy when it comes to extra towels pillows etc but there was enough to accommodate us all and make us all feel fresh and comfortable and at home.. Linen smelt fresh and clean and beds were reasonably comfortable the whole place had a modern feel to it more like 4 star too me :) ...Thanks Caribbean Motel we will defiantly be back!!!

Stayed: January 2014
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Clare J, Owner at Caribbean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thank you for staying with us, we're glad you were pleased and we look forward to seeing you next time :)

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Address: 353 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $110 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Caribbean Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA rated 3.5 star Caribbean Motel is ideally located in the Jetty area, with numerous restaurants across the road and the Jetty beach a few minutes walk away. Buffet or room service breakfast is available. The motel is a couple of minutes walk from the train station or a 5 minute cab ride from the airport. Reception is open 7am until 9pm, late check in can be arranged. ... more   less 
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