I stayed at The Sanctuary Resort, Coffs Harbour for 1 night in September for business. The motel is about 1klm south of the city on the west side of the highway. Unless you want to stay in a resort trying to pick an average hotel in Coffs is hard - there are so many of them and the majority are on the highway which is a major route north/south which equals trucks all day and night, especially the overnighters! Luckily the motel is set back on the property far enough away from the highway to be reasonably quiet. You still get noise but far quieter than a lot of other motels in Coffs..
The people here a very friendly, it is more like you are part of the family when you stay there. It is not the sickly overly friendly but honest welcome to our family style. The accommodation itself is typical country style simplicity, it was clean and reasonably comfortable. The bed was hard but I like that so no worries. (don't expect the city style mattress topper scenario)
The restaurant looks nice and being out of town you only have people from the hotel in there so no crowds. The menu is a basic Aussie style menu with a couple of Asian plates chucked in.
Big Issue, after a long day and you are hungry as anything you want to eat. There were 7 people in the restaurant and I still had to wait an hour for a steak and chips. A guy who came in after me ordered ,ate and left before the waitress had even came over to tell me my food was on the way soon!!! - time management issues?? The food was nice but by the time it came out I had already had to go back to the room to get a panadol because I had a filthy food headache. Only managed to eat 1/2 of my meal due to the headache. In the morning breakfast came out a bit quicker. The menu is nothing fancy just your basic menu items.
I would stay there again as it was convenient for my needs and for a highway hotel it is quiet enough for me. If you are a light sleeper or fussy simply either don't sleep in Coffs or stay in a resort. Any other reason this motel is adequate for a night or two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanctuary Resort is set back from the highway amongst natural bushland. Ideally located within minutes drive from the Airport, CBD, Hospital, International Stadium & Industrial Areas. Sanctuary Resort has 38 Spacious Rooms all with Air-Conditioning, Austar & Wireless Broadband. Our Licensed Restaurant & Bar are open Mon-Sat. We have a 15 metre Swimming Pool with a Waterslide + Tennis & Squash Courts.The Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn also offers practical and economical conference facilities ideal for seminars and meetings. ... more less
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