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Kiama Cove Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiama
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed just for a night and checked it late. So by the time we realised the air con didn't work it was too late with a family with little kids who wanted to sleep. So we opened the windows only to let mosquitoes in. Then I realised why they had a stand fan in the room. I was very disappointed because we expected a better experience for the money we payed for a 2 bedroom unit. My room did not have a view only the view of the car park.

Room Tip: Room 30 has no view
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jacelyn K
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We recently stayed in an ocean view queen deluxe room for 2 nights. The room was a good size and very clean. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. The view from the balcony was perfect. There was ample parking and the motel is only a short walk from everything in Kiama.

The only negative I had was the balcony door, which was nearly impossible to open. I think it was a combination of salt affecting the metal frame and on the inside it had been dented therefore making it impossible to slide the fly screen back. I should have mentioned this to the staff but we were so busy I forgot and at check out you just drop the room keys in a box so dont actually see any staff.

The bathroom was clean, good water pressure, soft towels. My only suggestion would be to totally remove what must have once been soap dispensers etc, this would greatly improve things visually but makes no effect on the actual functioning of the room.

There is a fridge, kettle, some cutlery and crockery....very handy if you wish to make your own snacks or have children to feed.

All in all we had a very pleasant stay and I would definately return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank GeorgetteCanberra
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel with my partner for one night as we were attending a wedding in Kiama. The owner was very friendly & made us feel welcome upon checking in. We booked the delux balcony room, which had fabulous views of the ocean. Whislt the room wasnt overley large & a little tired, i could not fault the room/bathroom on its cleanliness. The bed & pillows were comfortable & our overall stay was pleasant. Ive read previous reviews complaining about the price of this hotel for what you get, what those people neglect to acknowledge is the fact that all accommodation is expensive in Kiama!!!

Room Tip: Delux balcony room was great, was lovely sitting on the balcony overlooking the ocean.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mel B
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

The motel was clean, comfortable and quiet. My request for a late check out was not an issue. Motel is only a 10 minute walk to the Main Street and lots of cafes and restaurants. It would be same distance from the blow hole, too. Good stay and would be happy to stay again, although it would be good if they put an alarm clock in the room so you know what time it is. Minor detail which didn't upset the overall stay.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
Thank Robert_Hardie
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stayed there for one night on a weekend trip to Kiama. The Motel was close to the beach and easily assessible via public transport (train). Shops are walk distance away.

Our room was on the group floor facing the road. Cleaness was satisfactory except that one mug in the room had clear coffee marks.

There was no light in the bathroom. NONE at all shampoo, conditioner, handwash, bodywash or shavingcream, so make sure your BRING YOU OWN. Hot water was okay. AC was okay although there was sligh humming noise.

We could see briefly the beach from our window, which was quite nice. And the beach is only second away.

Overall good enough for a one night stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Monimonica
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Although we chose least expensive room for 'romantic weekend'..it was anything but! We walked into a very small room that had fixtures falling out of sockets, no place to put our clothes in/on as rack had been taken up with tv(no tv remote), dishes, kettle, etc, heater that didn't work, a noisy fan in the bathroom, noisy feet and what sounded like a pet running above our head all weekend and awoke on the first morning feeling like we were in bed with an amorous couple in the next room! It sounded like there was only a bed sheet separating us from noises from other rooms! When we arrived we waited ages before the 'manager' arrived and we never saw any staff when we left on Sunday. Housekeeping was our sheeta thrown over the one pillow we had each. Oh, and the pool was 'under construction' ie empty! Did not have a good sleep all weekend. The old adage was never truer..'you get what you pay for' but @ $100pn I expected sleep! Will have to seek alternate accommodation, perhaps hotel opposite, next visit?

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank Hamowahine50
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

This has been our choice of motel in Kiama for 20 years, but no more. When we turned on the air-conditioner it immediately stopped working. When we sat on the bed the bedhead thumped on the wall at the slightest movement. The new manager offered the only other room available on the basis that it was "a little smaller" and a little cheaper. This room was so small there was no space for any furniture, no bedside tables, no chest of drawers, no table, no chairs. There were no soap dispensers in the bathroom, the shower soaps were the size of a twenty cent piece and the hair dryer didn't work. The glass door to the balcony had to be lifted and dragged open, the included continental breakfast was nowhere to be found and the Foxtel programs were a month out of date.
When we tried to speak to the manager in the morning, he had gone out and not mentioned to the receptionist anything about a price adjustment. We were assured that he would phone us later that day. Three days later and still no call so we have paid $170 for a room not worth $70.
We will never stay at this motel again while it is under this management.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank George B
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Additional Information about Kiama Cove Motel

Address: 10 Bong Bong St, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia (Formerly The Pines Motel)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Kiama Municipality > Kiama
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiama
Price Range: $80 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kiama Cove Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
30 room motel with magnificent ocean views across Surf Beach, Kiama. Friendly Managers Paul & Phyl Willetts will make you feel welcome in a relaxing atmosphere. Great for romantic weekends or family getaways. ... more   less 
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