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“Nice place, but needs refurb.”
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Surf Beach Motel
Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Nice place, but needs refurb.”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

Curtains old an ripped, bed very saggy and ripped and a large hole where a spring had come through, dangerous as sharp.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

Mould on the walls and ceiling in the bathroom. Only 2 blankets for 3 beds. Reception closed at 3:00pm and after that all guests were on their own. Reception did not open until 10:00am but check out was at 9:30am. Pool out of order "until further notice" and it looked like it had been out of operation for quite a while already. The beds were uncomfortable. Sorry but there were no positives about this motel

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2011

This place had been very nicely reriurbished and its is good value as a motel and a 1 or 2 night stay. Car parking still crap. Mangement much more accomodating then before (judging by reviews) . So very clean and good value... but remember it is a motel not a resort.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights over Easter, rooms are very very small. Only stay here for a cheap stopover for 1 night. Car parking is terrible you hardly have any room to park because its so small. Motel is across the road from the beach. Reception not that friendly or welcoming. The room we stayed in should have been no more than $80 per night.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank iLove2Travel1989
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Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2010

This place was a disgrace. They took our money and then provided no service. Would do nothing to even attempt to resolve any issues (air conditioner did not work; rooms were way too small - despite detailed enquiries and reassurance before we booked and arrived that rooms would be very comfortable for the number of people we had; the hot tub did not work and was closed because someone had allegedly defecated in it; the depiction of rooms on the internet in no way reflects the rooms at all - maybe 10 years ago). This was such a disgrace that we did not stay there at all. They refused to respond to complaints and would not refund any money. They are shonky.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Merrylands
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2010

Stayed here for a stopover travelling from Sydney to Surfers. Had prebooked online for $160. The room was smelly, there was large patches of mould on the walls. The air con did not work at all, thankfully there was a fan in the room. Did not even want to use the bathroom it was so dirty. Was glad to leave by 6am adn get out of there. Tiles missing, flysreens broken. Another occupant had there car borken into overnight. The pool is tiny.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank Dan0377
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Sydney
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

After reading the only review on the web site for this accommodation,I was hesitant about staying there with my children.
I discovered a very different place to the one I had read about.
The position was great-right across from the beach and away from all the traffic noise.
The rooms were clean and bright
The breakfast was great tasting and value for money
The staff were very accommodating and friendly

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Thank edwish
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Additional Information about Surf Beach Motel

Property: Surf Beach Motel
Address: 25 Ocean Pde, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia (Formerly Surf Beach Motor Inn)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf Beach Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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