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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Matador Motor Inn

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Matador Motor Inn
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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181 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Convenient and welcoming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

It was pouring with rain when we arrived and we were able to unload our luggage under the shelter of the driveway, before parking the car underneath the motel. Room was spotless and the bed was comfy. Tea and coffee provided.
Breakfast came on time, which is a plus, as I think most people only stay o/night on their way to and fro between Brisbane and Sydney. Bathroom could be updated, but it was clean and the towels were soft.
We were in room No. 1, which is away from the Pacific Highway and on the same level as the front desk, so ask for this one if you want a quiet room with a window overlooking the neighbourhood. Check in and out was efficient and fast. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

I stayed at this motel on my way back from QLD in a King Room, If your looking for an overnight stay in Coffs Harbour i can highly recommend this motel. The rooms are clean, have an older executive look but the furniture is all in new condition so the rooms are well maintained and clean. The beds are a Hollywood King so they are even larger then a normal king which is something different. The motel is on the main highway so some rooms would have some road noise but the King rooms are down the other end so i didnt have much road noise. The owners of the motel are also very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tweed Heads
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2009

Most definately Gary & Denise are FRIENDS now I have stayed at their motel. I have now stayed with them many times. The rooms are great and wonderfully quiet. If there is one symbol to paint on their signs it should be Thumbs Up.

Clean, quiet, great service, what more can we ask for. Oh yes, I forgot, a price that does not interfear with your holiday. I have stayed in several high class ritzy motels over the years. Do they in any way compare to the Matador Motor Inn? NO WAY.

Will I ever recommed them to anyone else? To late, I have already put a recommedation on several Naval sites.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Adelaide
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2009

My fiance & I stayed at The Matador to plan our wedding which will be in Coffs next April. The owners, Gary & Denise were so friendly & happy to help us to find the best & most cost effective options for our wedding. Nothing was too hard & they bent over backwards for us, even ringing some of their contacts to arrange meetings! The room was spotless, had a HUGE comfy King size bed as well as all the regular requirements of a motel. Room service breakfasts & dinner are also available. I would STRONGLY advise that you try the Steak with potato bake & the Chicken Breast......I didn't want to leave the Motel for dinner after trying these 2 fantastic meals!! I could go on & on....but I won't bore you. I would just say that if you are planning on travelling to Coffs Harbour that you give this little beauty of a Motel a go.... you WON"T be disappointed!!
P.s. The ONLY drawback to this Motel is the noisy highway it's located on. However, nearly all the Motels in Coffs are on this same highway, so the problem will be encountered where ever you stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Kambalda WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2009

We stayed at the matador with my sister,hubby &kids, and also my mum and stepdad, it was excellant, the service was excellant, my mum was sick for the first couple of days, and the manager Gary made my mum nice light meals, we didn't ask him he just did it.
Both gary and his wife denise were great, if we go to Coffs harbour again it's the only place we would stay. I think it was 2005 not 2006 .Thank You once again.
kelly & wayne packett from kambalda WA.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2009

Lovely motel in a good position. Room was nice. A much better property than the row of others nearby. Staff are friendly.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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Milton Keynes
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2009

We stayed here on the way up to BNE. Was easy to find on the corner by the lights. Welcome was nice. We had asked for a faily room, and we had an extra single bed. Room was clean and comfy. Bathroom has a shower / toilet, which I thought was perhaps in need of a revamp in the neatr future. We had an interconnecting door to next room, which was obviously not needed, but spoit our stay a bit as we could hear the family satying there yelling at their kids etc and was a bit noisy. Talking of noise, the traffic noise is noticeable, but really didnt spoil things. Pool was nice and tucked away and very welcome after a long drive!!
If i stayed there again, I'd ask for a room with no interconnecting door.

  • Liked — Welcoming and clean
  • Disliked — occupants of next room!!!!
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Matador Motor Inn

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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