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“No hot water in the evening” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bombora Resort Motel
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Coolangatta
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No hot water in the evening”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I'm glad we only stayed one weekend. Even though the parklands are nice and right there, the room was nothing we would expect for over $100 a night.
The sink was kitchen and bathroom sink in one and there was no hair dryer. We didn't feel comfortable taking off our shoes, it was just not clean enough. There was NO HOT WATER in the evening!
We would not stay here again, it's similar to a hostel.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Thankfully we only had to stay here for the one night. Perhaps we were just unlucky, as it was at the tail-end of the school holidays and the start of the Australia Day Weekend and we seemed to have got a very over-priced and somewhat unclean room. We checked in shortly before 5pm - reception closes at 5pm! By the time we got to our room (number 335) we discovered the tiled area of the floor was flooded (We couldn't figure out whether it was from the fridge or the plumbing) and couldn't find anyone to assist. We had to use the towels provided to continuously mop the water up throughout the night - to avoid a fall when going to the bathroom. The shower was also odd - one side had a screen and the other had a dirty curtain that was several inches too short. The location is okay - a few minutes to the beach - but the room was very worn and a bit dirty. Like I said, maybe we were just unlucky, but we won't be back.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was a great resort to stay in although the lower level didn't have air conditioners the rooms had a large ceiling fan. It is in a nice quite location and overlooks a nice park.Friendly staff! We really enjoyed it! Thanks Troy!!! :)

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Airlie Beach, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Quiet location overlooking parklands with ocean views, walking distance to shops, restaurants and the entertainment precinct. Very friendly resort managers and staff with service to match. I have stayed at this resort many times and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: I prefer the top level rooms which makes one feel up amongst the parkland's trees and bird life.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Angelos A
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Melbourne
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165 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

A quick glance at my other reviews will show that i`m not really used to roughing it. Usually staying at 5 star hotels etc gives you a little bit of a shock when you are then forced to stay at a motel. In no way am i being negative about the property itself, its just that you suddenly discover why one prefers to go 5 star rather than 3.
Look, the welcome was lovely from the receptionist and was polite and friendly. The room is basic, but the beds were comfy. I thought it odd that they dont service the rooms, nor do they even remove empty water bottles. The compendium does state this but i didnt read it until the 2nd night, where i also noticed as i didnt leave my towel on the ground that that wasnt replaced either. It wouldnt hurt the motel to perhaps a notice somewhere in the bathroom to let people know.
But hey, at the end of the day, it had a comfy bed, a working TV with all the digital channels and a good sized bathroom with great water pressure. Not much to complain about, but moreso just giving people a heads up. Most certainly reccomend if your just looking for a place to lay your weary head but not much more.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jp0069
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Cairns, Australia
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216 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Have stayed in Coolangatta often over the years, but this place was the best value so far. Had a room overlooking the pool & the large park for $79.00, which on the Gold Coast, is pretty good value! It is a short walk through the park to the beach, shops, cinemas, restaurants & the centre of Coolangatta. Located in a very quiet area. Room & bathroom were clean & comfortable. Short taxi ride to Gold Coast Airport. Great value and location, and will stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pantherboy
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Stayed here with a friend for two weeks - our first stop on our backpacking tour - and we really loved it! Coming from Sydney, and a pretty disgusting, cockroach-ridden dump, anything would have been an improvement!

We were on the ground floor, a few steps away from the pool. The resort faces a lovely park and the beach and local shops are mere moments away.

The only thing that I personally didn't like was how early the housekeeping staff knocked on the door - always around 9am. (A bit too early for my liking but at least they came round everyday! Again, a vast improvement on our Sydney digs...)


Great location and a really good price. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Bombora Resort Motel
Address: 4 Carmichael CL, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Coolangatta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in Coolangatta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bombora Resort Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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