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Matador Motor Inn
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent service, standards and facilities”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Really impressed with this Motel. We were a little concerned booking a motel in the first place but we arrived into a reception with a home feel, peaceful music and incense burning was a nice touch. We were greeted by a really friendly welcome and shown personally to our room which i thought was another nice touch. Once inside the receptionist (i forget her name sorry but she was lovely) showed us where everything was and left us to it. The room was a good size with a king and a single bed and had a real cozy feel with clean fresh bedding and smart brown quilts. The furniture looked like it was once from a 5star hotel, very smart, nice flat screen TV and even an iPod dock alarm clock. Very impressed. With the addition of good quality hot chocolate and tasty biscuits our stay here was perfect and we even got a goodbye like we were old friends.
They also have a cozy little lounge upstairs with FREE wifi and a good size pool.
The Motel is just off the main highway and I'm quite a light sleeper, I was really surprised how quiet it was. And forgot to say, nice little table and Chris outside door with daily paper delivered.
I would defiantly recommend this Motel and we will stay here again. Thanks Matador

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so very much for your very kind review. We are really delighted you took the time to provide feedback and noticed some of the details we believe are important when staying at a quality property. We would be delighted to welcome you back again when next you travel to Coffs Harbour!
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Macksville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Don't judge a book by its cover! This motel looked pretty old and in need of a facelift from the outside but the bed in the King Room was one of the best I have ever slept on. Really friendly and helpful staff. I got a personal email on the day prior to my arrival to wish me safe travels! Overall, a wonderful and well priced place to stay and within walking distance to the main street, entertainment and restaurants! I will return for sure! Thanks so much :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to an opportunity of welcoming you back again.
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
Reviewed April 22, 2013

For a Pacific Highway Motel, very quiet. Great location to shops and amenities, Staff informative when booking, Management really attentive and helpful on arrival. The rooms have been recently renovated ( April 2013) and very spacious and comfortable. Bed is very comfortable, Our room had a nice sunny outlook (mornings) and our overall feelings relating to our time there was highly positive. We have two small dogs (5Kg and 8Kg), who were walked regularly around the area and over to the park. There as ample room for the dogs beds and bowls. They were also very relaxed. Definately a re-book when we pass this was again.

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Jan & Ian

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back again soon!
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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The title says it all really. The property is clean, fresh, well appointed and the owner is very helpful and friendly.

Like most properties in Coffs, they are located on or near the highway and there are heavy trucks passing throughout the night.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the Highway if possible.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to an opportunity of welcoming you back!
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Room was very tidy and clean. Very friendly staff. Bed was comfortable. Reception desk smells a bit of dog, since owner's dog stays there. If you don't like the smell of dog, think this will really be a drawback. Pet friendly place though.
What I really disliked was the location. Even though it is a bit of the highway, the sound of the traffic drove me crazy. I could not sleep, since when a truck drove by it seems as if it was in our room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. Whilst we are pleased you appear to have enjoyed elements of your stay, like most properties in Coffs Harbour, we are located on the highway. Many guests see this as a benefit but this appears to have been concern for you. Perhaps next time if you choose to stay with us, we can recommend an east facing room (if available).
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Glen Innes, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

wife and i are frequent visitors to coffs harbour nsw .
place was clean and tidy and the staff very friendly.
bed was large and comfy and room was fully serviced.
room was modern and had a sunny outlook when it was not raining.
value for money. we had an upstairs room. don't know what the other rooms are like.
only negative is the access. place is near traffic lights on an inclined roadway.
there was some traffic noise but not enough to cause us any grief in any way.
a good place to stay and not far from all amenities, shops, club etc. walking distance to some.
room had a fairly quiet a/con system.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look foward to welcoming you back soon.
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Toronto, Australia
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My friend and I travelled from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour for the Easter weekend and we found our room spotless and the staff just beautiful. Close to everything you need.... We intend to stay there again next time we are in Coffs Harbour. The owner Roger was just wonderful we know we made the right decision in staying there., When you are staying at a clean place away from home it makes for your stay that much enjoyable as it was for both of us. Go Roger!Keep up the great work you and Dean are doing. See you soon I hope.

Kathy Pearson

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Roger P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Many thanks for your very kind review. We are both delighted you enjoyed your stay and have decided to visit us again when next you travel to Coffs Harbour!
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Property: Matador Motor Inn
Address: 11 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#5 Business Hotel in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Matador Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Matador Motor Inn has been operating continuously for more than 40 years and been a home away from home in Coffs Harbour for thousands of guests. In fact the Matador is one of the most popular stop-overs for travellers on the Pacific Highway travelling between Sydney and Brisbane. We have completed numerous refurbishments so now more than ever the Matador is a fabulous choice if you are looking for boutique style motel accommodation. You can enjoy a stay in clean and comfortable rooms. We offer a choice of room configurations: from premium queen and king rooms to twin and family room options. All rooms offer comfortable beds, quality interiors and amenities, LED TVs, Foxtel, ipod docking stations, Lanovera personal products, a tea and coffee larder with quality supplies, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board and private dining space. All rooms face due north and upper level offers district views. Select family rooms offer a private balcony. We offer an outdoor pool and guest lounge to relax and enjoy as well as a quality, in-room breakfast package. Select pet-friendly rooms are also available, but regretfully we only accept small dogs 10kg and under. Not only is the Matador a regular choice for holidaymakers, it is also very popular with business travellers. We offer free WIFI, a desk area for your laptap or tablet and lounge access. Regular corporate clients are also eligible for special corporate rates so please make inquiries with our friendly team. The Matador provides off street and undercover parking but we must limit parking to one car per room.We wish you safe travels! ... more   less 
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