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“Great little place to stay in Coffs Harbour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Comfort Inn Big Windmill

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Comfort Inn Big Windmill
Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Kingscliff, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great little place to stay in Coffs Harbour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2011

I have been staying in Coffs Harbour for a few years. Just been looking for a decent motel that's comfortable, quiet and everything works. I like to be able to get room service that's OK. Not a huge ask, but this little place was perfect for a business trip or stopover. On the highway, but quiet. Spacious, but not huge rooms. Well lit. Firm but comfortable bed. I like it. Beats the hell out of the over priced rooms at the resorts. Oh by the way the room service food was good! Mind you the brick wall thing is so over, but I don't have to live with it forever!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank beachsands26
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2011

Was recommended to stay at this motel by a business aquaintance.
Motel certainly lived up to his description.
Excellent service all round, lovely spacious and quiet rooms, and wonderful meals.
Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank benji1967
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2011

We stayed one night at the Big Windmill hotel based on the excellent reviews from TripAdviser users. We never intended on driving the whole way in one hit from Sydney to Brisbane given we have a 16 month old so Coffs Harbour seemed the natural halfway point along the Pacific Highway. Our party of 5 consisted of myself, the boy, my wife and her parents. The hotel was easy to spot, you can't miss the windmill blades. We booked quite far in advance as we drove after Christmas, a traditional busy period for the drive along the Pacific Highway. We were able to comfortably fit all 5 of us into a 1 bedroom mini-suite. They unfortunately ran out of travel cots but luckily we brought ours along so it wasn't a big issue. It was quite a warm evening on our arrival so we jumped into the pool as soon as we unpacked. It was surprisingly clean and inviting (not at all like motor inn pools from my childhood). The restaurant (which was in the windmill itself) was a small highlight as already pointed out by other reviewers - although my steak was slightly overdone (minor point). Sleeping at night can be a little noisy as the freight trucks fly by night - standard issue at all motor inns.

Overall The Big Windmill Motel was a safe, clean, comfortable and convenient motor inn which was more than satisfactory for our overnight stay en route to Brisbane. It is an economical alternative to the Novotel and I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank EGrocks
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Portsmouth
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147 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2010

Stayed for just one night on drive from Sydney to Brisbane.
Was easy to find on teh main road into Coffs.
We cheched in easy and quickly guy in reception was helpfull.
room was huge but oh so dated. Was fine for the one night but wouldn't of wanted to stay any longer...
We ate in the resturant food was yummy and every table was full.
Just feel this motel needs alot of money spent on it to bring it upto date.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pepsi123
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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2010

Couldn't get a/c working on check-in. Room itself was clean and spacious. Plenty of off-street, insecure, uunallocated parking. Sound insulation in the room not very good - could hear the plumbing from nearby apartments when water/showers were being used. Was worried about road noise, so we asked for a room as far away from the highway as possible - we ended up getting almost the furtherest room, and road noise didn't seem a factor.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jubey
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gold coast
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

We didnt enjoy our stay at the Windmill motel,the traffic noise and headlights at night made sleep difficult,this might be avoided by requesting a room towards the rear of the motel.We found the room dated,especially the bathroom,and the grounds needing a makeover.Also,we had trouble getting a signal on our phones & had wander around the pool area to get a signal.This might have been something special in the sixties,but by todays standard it has had its day.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mattGoldCoast
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Magnetic Island, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2010

This motel is a bit older style and on a very noisy main road. The rooms are a bit dark and dreary and old fashioned but spacious enough, well equipped and very clean.
We celebrated our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary in the restaurant and had a lovely time.
The food was very nice, the service was great and all the staff were very helpful and friendly.
All up we had a very nice stay in this budget priced motel.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank maggie_girl26
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Property: Comfort Inn Big Windmill
Address: 168 Pacific Hwy S, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#4 Family Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#4 Business Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#7 Romantic Hotel in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Comfort Inn Big Windmill 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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