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Mobys Beachside Retreat
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blueys Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Coogee, Australia
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great base to explore from”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is second time we have been to Moby's once in May and now in October it was the long weekend so the resort was full of Adults and kids which is to be expected but still managed to have a very private beach house among the tropical settings..Boomerang Beach is just across the road it hasn't changed a lot since i was kid back in the 70's its a beautiful beach, down the road you have Bluey's Beach maybe a 15min walk if in holiday mode that has a few shops that will cater for all your needs.,or you can get your food and drinks at the resort restaurant that has good food and service...so if your looking to get out the city and wind the clock back 30 years to chill out in an unspoilt location then is the place to stay or explore the many beautiful beaches and headlands around the area...somehow this beautiful area has kept development at arms length.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank steve S
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Mobys, Guest Relations Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi Steve,
Thanks for your great review of our resort. There is a special charm that draws guests to Mobys Beachside Retreat at Pacific Palms. we are glad you most of your visit and had the opportunity to escape & explore our beautiful area. Many thanks also for your loyalty. As a valued return guest we will be emailing you, if not already, a special offer for you to use with your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our second visit to Moby's and once again we had a fabulous time. The resort is located across the road from the beach and a short car trip to Elizabeth Beach (great for the kids). The rooms are always exceptionally spotless and have all the necessities if you need to cook (except an oven) but request a BBQ. The restaurant food was brilliant with massive servings. The only fault I can find with Moby's is that if you are with Vodafone (not Moby's fault but can be a problem) there is NO reception at all and the resort does not have WiFi in the rooms. WiFi is only available in the reception area. We will definitely be back next October long weekend! Thanks Moby's!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank YoungFamily27
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Mobys, Guest Relations Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thanks for your top scores and your wonderful review.
We are proud to be a family friendly resort and we are delighted that your entire family enjoyed their stay. We can wait to welcome back to Mobys next year.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great facilities and kid friendly but unfortunately poor customer service. We booked months in advice with instructions to stay close to our friends. On arrival we found our accommodation was as far as possible away from our friends. Staff informed us it was "first in best dressed" approach. It would be better customer service if they state on booking that preferences are note possible.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Mobys, General Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
This review is totally inaccurate. Mobys takes customer service very seriously.
Whilst we try to accommodate all guest special request sometimes we just cannot meet them all.
Peter made three requests, two of these were met and the third while not being exactly what he wanted (to be next door to his friends) was met to the best of our ability. Under no circumstance would my staff state 'first in best dressed' as we value all of our guests and try to the best of our ability to please them all.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I stayed at Moby's at Pacific Palms for two nights to attend a friends birthday party. The room was fantastic, very clean and comfortable. The resort is well managed with good gardens. It is a short walk to Boomerang Beach - about 3 minutes from room to sand.
We had a party at the restaurant and it was excellent. Great service, great food and friendly helpful staff.

Room Tip: If you want a bit less noise get a room away from the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank PhilK049
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Mobys, Guest Relations Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort and facilities. I will pass on your kind words to our restaurant staff. They do a great job and will be thrilled to read your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in our beach house and we look forward to welcoming you back to Mobys soon.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

High quality facility with great atmosphere in a fantastic location. Just over 3 hours drive from Sydney makes it relatively easy on everyone with only one quick stop at Raymond Terrace.
Pool with cafe adjacent is bliss (check opening times as cafe/restaurant not always open for breakfast and lunch outside school hols).
Kids loved riding bikes around and I felt safe with them doing so...shops are close enough to walk (up and over hill). Boomerang Beach is across road but we use Elizabeth beach which is a short car ride away as its patrolled (during hols) and is better for kids.
Moby's staff are helpful and friendly and the facilities are excellent. Only criticism is lack of wifi as 3G reception abyssmal! Spoke to staff and it is something they are working on (needs to happen ASAP as far as I'm concerned!) Aside from that my only other comment is that in high peak the pool isn't big enough to accommodate the number of people...that's something the developer should have been picked up on!
This is our 2nd stay and we have already booked in for another visit:)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Liz V
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Mobys, Guest Relations Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hi Liz,

Many thanks for your review. We are looking very forward to welcoming you and your family back to Mobys. Pacific Palms is a hidden gem on the mid north coast and we are so lucky to be so close to the beach. Our restaurant is open every weekend throughout the year and during school holidays. We also open for dinner from Thursday- Sunday.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The retreat cottage we had was all you would need for a holiday, although I don't know how comfortable it would be in hot weather with only over head fans. Also if you don't have kids maybe ask to be away from the play ground. It's near to the beach but not right on the beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Dipster3
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Mobys, Guest Relations Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you for your great scoring. One advantage of being so close to the ocean is the cooling sea breeze that our resort receives. Our beach houses are positioned and have been designed and built to capture the beautiful Nor' Easter on a summers day. Our resort is large so next time you make a booking please feel free to request a preferred area. Subject to availability we always do our best to provide you with the best beach house that suits your requirements.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We went on 8th of September 2013 for 3 perfect nights. Great weather add to our stay as well.
Loved Moby's Retreat. Very clean rooms, with a good size swimming pool.. You can stay in and relax. Cross the road from a beautiful Boomerang beach.
Best place if you want to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Would go back again.

Room Tip: If traveling with no kids I suggests cottages towards back of the retreat. Very quite.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Foodielover24
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Mobys, Guest Relations Manager at Mobys Beachside Retreat, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More and more people are discovering that Mobys is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend away. The pool deck beside our heated swimming pool and spa is a great spot to soak up the sun and relax. I hope you'll continue to visit us here and enjoy all that the property has to offer. Thank you for a great review.
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Property: Mobys Beachside Retreat
Address: Redgum Road | Boomerang Beach, Blueys Beach, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blueys Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Blueys Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mobys Beachside Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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