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“Smugglers a Hidden Treasure”

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Smugglers on the Beach
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Smugglers a Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Delighted to report a very pleasant three night stay at Smugglers. BBQ area adjacent to the pool excellently appointed, management at Reception very friendly and attentive.
Throw in spacious clean, and well appointed rooms, and a quiet beach perfect for leisurely walks only a hundred metres away. Highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have just returned from only 2 nights (24-26 April) at Smugglers this time (our 2nd stay) and again was exceptionally happy with our accommodation. We had unit 7 which had everything we needed for our stay. The managers Michael and Sandy would have to be the friendlist and most helpful people I have come accross. I would have no hesitations in reccommending this property.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Port Stephens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We returned to Smugglers after nearly 14 years and loved our relaxing week here once again. Korora Bay is a lovely quiet location and we enjoyed hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the pebbly shore. Nice walks nearby will lead you to other good beaches and a Carob factory where you can see delicious honeycomb being made. Overall a car is a must, but within minutes you can find yourself near the Big Banana for tobogganing, ice skating etc, Markets and nice restaurants at the Jetty, Park Beach Plaza shopping centre (good for a rainy day) and Pet porpoise pool for must-have photo with a dolphin or seal. Venturing further is Bellingen and then onto beautiful Dorrigo National park (about an hour's drive) which is World Heritage listed.
Thanks Smuggler's for a really great stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

The accommodation, despite being slightly dated, was very clean and spacious and equipped with all necessities. We followed the advice and booked an upstairs apartment and had no problems with noise (except the occasional noise from the pool area, which is to be expected and we didn't mind). Smugglers on the Beach is located a few kilometres outside the city centre and a very short walk from the beach. All in all a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I recently spent five nights at Smugglers with three grandchildren aged 10 and 12 in Apartment 12. We all loved every minute of our stay. Lovely unit with views over the large grounds, excellent facilities including the swimming pool which the children had great fun in every day, even when it rained! It was our second holiday at Smugglers and we absolutely recommend it.

Margaret

Room Tip: Upstairs is probably best with good light and views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Clean and comfortable. Location is great. Quite area and close to the beach with beautiful scenery. Just a short walk north to a more sandy beach. We will be returning here next time we plan our next holiday to Coffs Harbour.

Thanks to Michael for arranging a room for us when we arrived quite early in that day with minimal notice.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Excellent location and very comfortable appartments. The staff are welcoming and helpful. The beach and views are spectacular and invite those lovely early morning walks. Best stay we have had in Coffs and will definitely return. The pool is good for adults and there is a kiddies pool adjacent. We enjoyed the spa bath in the room but gave the tennis a miss.
We were on ground floor and had a huge patio tgat suited us but if you want a sea view tgen ask for the first floor.
The apartment had everything we needed - even a sharp carving knife ( unheard of in our experience).

  • Stayed April 2014
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Additional Information about Smugglers on the Beach

Property: Smugglers on the Beach
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 #2 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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