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“Life With The Lions”
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Kingfisher Motel
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Wales
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Life With The Lions”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Arrived in the dark and must admit to being a bit apprehensive. Gt keys and proceeded to Room 14 which seemed a bit dark,dingy and old. However, first impressions belied the reality of what was a very good find. Yes, the room is very tired but it ahd all we could have wished for. Indeed we could have taken a family of 5 and there would have been beds for all.
Turned out the lady in reception was a gem. She recommended the RSL Club for food and no wonder it was just about full - the food was magnificent. Secondly, she proudly let us cuddle a 6 week old joey they had adopted the following morning. Third, told where to find groups of kangaroos ( a novelty for us Brits). All this plus a view of the resort and coastline to die for the following morning. We ate breakfast in the company of wild birds of all shapes, sizes and colours. A fantastic find.

Room Tip: Higher floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

After travelling on the road all day, we were delighted to discover this motel. The rooms were very clean, accommodating in relation to all needs for cooking etc., big windows with a magnificent view. The owners are very friendly and suggested we check the room before buying - nothing to worry about though. The breakfast was reasonably priced, arrived on time and was hot. The price was great compared to anything else we had come across en route. Would highly recommend this motel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed here from the 3rd of april for 2 nights with my partner and so glad we did,the room was spotless,the views and sunrise were spectacular,the birds and other animals that stop by were great and the lady host was clearly a wonderful person.So glad i stayed here and not in town but did walk into town 3 times during my stay and is an easy 10 minute walk there,on the walk back its abit harder walk as its uphill but unless you have a medical issue still rate the walk back as easy,otherwise if driving only takes 1 minute.Only regret was we didnt stay longer 2 nights was not enough for us if we are in the area again will stay atleast 4 nights!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Stayed here for one night. The motel is not new but the room was large and clean with Queen sized bed. All the normal inclusions Air Conditioning large TV, tea and coffee making facilities. Bonus was the fantastic views from the Balcony (and the room with the curtains open) to the town the inlet and out to sea. Lovely touch for us was the birdlife ,ducks and the sheep around the motel. It also had a inground pool with towels supplied. it was January and hot so the pool was made good use of
The very friendly host I think belong to Wires that's why they enjoy the wildlike and also I think they feed them.
The hotel itself is on the main road to Bega but being dowm a little off the road there was little or no road noise and it was an enjoyable nights sleep and you felt like you were in the countryside..The only downside if there is one is that it is about a kilometre from town and walking down to town and back up again was not an option for us.. All in all with the spectactular views I would stay there again and recomend it to others

Room Tip: The ones on the end are further away from the pool and closer to the bush area
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne Australia
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
94 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Recently stayed here three nights and it was a great decision. The rooms were spotless, spacious and airy - thanks to a lovely balcony with a fantastic view both day and night of Merimbula itself and of the inlet to the right, sea straight ahead. It certainly isn't uber-stylish or recently built, however it had everything we could need or want
The owners were so friendly, the ducks and sheep were a unique site, lots of birdlife around including rainbow lorikeets, cockatoos and kookaburras.
It was a relaxing stay and we really felt like we were on holiday.
Remember though if you do come here, I didn't see a hairdryer or shampoo, but that's okay as I had brought my own anyway.
It was probably the pick of Merimbula, being so peaceful at night was a bonus.

Room Tip: If I come again (hope so) I'd pick the far end room!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights just before New Year and were very impressed with this Motel. The view from the balcony is spectacular and it was lovely to wake to the sounds of birds and sit out having breakfast in the sunshine on the balcony. The walk down into town was easy - about 10-15minutes and we even walked home one evening - about 15 mins from the main restaurant area, but all uphill. Alternatively you can catch a free shuttlebus from the bowling club - easy!
We preferred to be a bit away from the main busy area and would highly recommend the Kingfisher. The room has everything you could need and was spotlessly clean. The hosts Janine and Baron are the loveliest people and they care for sick and injured animals - we even got to cuddle a baby wombat the day we left!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dresden, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We loved the Kingfisher motel. During our two nights stay we enjoyed the great views over the Bay Area from our balcony. The hosts are friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the birds and other wildlife in the garden. The rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped. Despite the location right on a street it was surprisingly quiet. We would definitely recommend the hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kingfisher Motel
Address: 105 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kingfisher Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Every unit has its own private balcony with OUTSTANDING ocean views.The Kingfisher Motel is situated on 2 acres of land with an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the tranquility with a no children policy. ... more   less 
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