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Smugglers on the Beach
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Pros: Plenty of room in unit. Clean tidy. Staff pleasant.Right on the beach.
Cons: No internet (think this was short term but unsure, was bit vague) as other reviewers have said beach is very pebbly not great for evening stroll. Little bit out of town although local free Ex Serv bus came out to pick us up.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian T
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beachco, Manager at Smugglers on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Thanks for your review. You are correct that we had some trouble with the internet. Without going into to much detail it was an issue with the Telstra lines created when a line was severed during the installation of the NBN in the area. This caused us to have about a 2 week period with a lot of drop outs and a number of days with no internet at all. This was a very frustrating issue and it took Telstra longer than i would have liked to get it rectified. I apologize that there was no internet during your stay. We have now got this issue resolved and the internet is back up and running.

We are about a 10 min drive to the center of town, but this means that we are in a nice and quiet area were all you hear is the sound of the ocean, no traffic noise or drunken night club patrons.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Not sure who enjoyed it more. Us, or our five kids… We loved our stay! Can’t wait to book again for next year. Friendly staff, superb location, clean and tidy, easy to relax. Five nights of fun family time with no stress.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Justin C
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Spent 5 nights at Smugglers in September with our three kids. Apartments were lovely inside with a modern kitchen (including dishwasher) and furnishings. Nice to have a big corner lounge and t.v. that we could actually all fit onto. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Free use of washing machine and dryers was great. Also thought it was great that they had a small supply of books, magazines, bats, balls, boogie boards and pool noodles for guests to use. It is in a cul-de-sac so nice & quiet. The pool isn't very big however we knew that before we booked it. It wasn't a problem thou, our kids went in every afternoon and there was never more than three other kids in with them any way. The beach would have been perfect except for the lack of sand! We stayed there one day but it is full of pebbles (big ones, little ones) and not very pleasant to walk on. Our next beach day we went into town to the main beach. We would go back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We recently had a one night stopover, what a lovely place, we were made very welcome,the room we stayed in was a pleasant surprise, very nicely decorated and comfortable, we have already booked for a return visit, I would highly recommend.

Stayed: October 2013
1  Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spent four nights in October 2013 in unit 6 on the first floor overlooking the pool. The unit was spotless, tastefully decorated, well equipped and comfortable. The grounds and pool area are well kept with a large grassed area leading to a short walk to the beach. The staff without exception were most friendly and helpful. We found nothing to criticize and we enjoyed our stay so much that we have already booked another stay next year.

Graham and Margaret

Room Tip: The upstairs are probably more private and have large balconies.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed in apartment room 1. It was very comfortable and felt like home. Large and relaxing. The amenities out side by the pool are great, even better. Full kitchenette, BBQ and space to relax. Negatives: If we must note them, each bedroom in the unit could have a wall fan to help cool the room's over night, as the air conditioner does the job in the main part of the unit but not the bedrooms. You go to visit the area so who wants a restaurant all in one, Fitness centre it's on the outside on the walks around the location. Loved it. I will go back with all the relatives and family.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I found smugglers on trip advisor and thought wed give it a go on our way to Brisbane. Our experience was pretty much as expected. The resort is small and looks older style but the place is really tidy and the rooms inside are roomy, clean and comfy. Which is all we wanted. My husband and I had a bit of a chuckle reading the other reviews and decided we should review ourselves as WE really enjoyed our stay! Think people should be a bit more realistic, smugglers is not 5 star, are you blind?? Ive neva stayed at a 5 star myself but we probably never will for $120pn!
We would stay again if ever around this way. Close to a beach, away from all the crowds and traffic, ticks the boxes for us thanks!! :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sam V
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Address: 36 Sandy Beach Rd | Korora, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $91 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smugglers on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smugglers On The Beach is absolute beachfront accommodation located just five minutes north of Coffs Harbour's City Centre. Coffs Harbour accommodation at its finest, Smugglers On The Beach offers 16 fully self-contained resort style apartments. Nestled among tropical gardens, all apartments have their own private patio or balcony overlooking the pool, floodlit gardens or magical Pacific Ocean. The large apartments are designed and custom furnished to provide plenty of space for a relaxed and comfortable holiday, with attention to the minor details that help to make your holiday in Coffs Harbour a special one. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments we can cater for everyone from the solo traveler, couples, large families right through to large group bookings for weddings, sporting events, family reunions or almost any other occasion. ... more   less 
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