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Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn
Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Sydney
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“Reasonable choice for a Coffs Motel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Monaghan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

we stayed here on our way home from the gold coast.lovely welcome on arrival even thou it was 8.50pm.we had a family room with kitchen which was very spacious and excellent value only downside was the road noise.we all had breakfast which was vv good and had a great choice.We would definitely stay again if in the area

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed at Sanctuary Resort, Coffs Harbour for 2 nights on 5th, 6th August 2013 on our way back from Queensland. The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and set far enough away from the highway to be reasonably quiet. We ate dinner in the restaurant the first night and as I am vegetarian, I was catered for and the meal was lovely, and the other 5 people in our group enjoyed their meals as well. It must have been good, we dined there on the second night of our stay. Thanks for lovely accommodation and great food. Forgot to mention, wine prices were also reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was our first visit to the Sanctuary Resort driving north to Brisbane. The rooms were large, very clean and there was minimal fuss at reception.

We got two rooms (one was the closest room to the highway and although there was some noise it wasn't detrimental to our sleep and another further away with no noise).

The rooms have recently been renovated with new bathrooms however the beds, electric jug and fridges are nearing the time when they will need replacement. The gardens around the property are well maintained as is the pool.

Overall I would stop here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is our second visit to the Sactuary Resort and we have enjoyed both visits. The staff are great and friendly; the room was large and comfortable and the bed was excellent. We had a room facing the highway and even though you could hear the traffic it was not enough to bother us at all. We had breakfast both mornings and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to everyone for a great visit.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Very clean rooms, friendly service at reception. Quiet area. Comfortable beds. Old box window aircons - still did the job. Carpet near the spa bath probably not a good idea. Overall stay good :) if I am in Coffs Harbour for an overnight stay again I will stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

If your going to holiday or need accommodation for any reason in the Coffs Harbour area this is the place to stay. Value for money, great friendly staff, lovely restaurant with really nice generous size meals, well appointed clean modern rooms, nice pool area and vast gardens to be enjoyed by all.

Management of this resort has only just changed a week ago and it seems they are making huge improvements. Well done to the new management team and Donna you are a legend, you do a fantastic job, very friendly and a great worker!

When I come into the Coffs Harbour area I will definitely stay again. Thanks for such a pleasurable stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn
Address: 250 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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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