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Sapphire Palms Motel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in The Entrance
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stayed here over the Easter break. At the last minute we couldnt get a booking elsewhere due to the public holidays. Managed to get a room here for the familly. The staff were nice and approachable and would always say hello. The service from checking in to room servicing was good.
The room had 2 Queen beds and a single. Beds were not the best quality and it was a bit crammed for my liking but its definitely value for money.
Bathroom could do with some cleaning as it had dust and spider webs in the window frame.
Location wise its great. Across the road is the 7-eleven, walking distance to the beach and the town centre. All in all it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Johnny F
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just what we were looking for a short break away. Easy walking distance to beach and restaurants. Clean and comfortable. Good to have tea/coffee facilities and towels changed daily. Free internet and pool a bonus.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank joandcoScotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

My partner and I had booked in at the reef resort across the road from this place, upon arrival at the reef resort we encounted extremely rude customer service and such a filthy smelly disgusting room we decided to walk across the road to enquire if we could stay here. As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a lovely smile and such friendly customer service and the lady showed us her rooms she had available, they smelt so fresh and were very very clean rooms and helped us out by offering cheaper rates (then the disgusting reef resort) friendlier service and such a lovely atmosphere. I can't thank the lovely lady enough for helping us out and accommodating us. I really do highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank Hailsxxx
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Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Very pleasant stay, my wife and I were pleased with the presentation of the room No (5) clean, comfortable, very hot showers, tv reception was good (not like some others) Tea/ coffee making and the hot breakfasts were excellent. Will be coming here again, full marks to Yong and staff
Regards
Mike and Norma.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike_CB9402WQ
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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

My son and I stayed here for two nights last week as we were visiting relatives in Woy Woy and thought staying at The Entrance would be a nice change. Looking on TA is seems that there are a lot of dirty,dodgy motels at The Entrance so I relied on TA revled to book this motel.

We booked the bed and breakfast package and when I checked in the owner advised that the package was only available for seniors, but honoured it anyway. As she had noticed that I was travelling with a child (10 year old) she also changed the room to one with a double and a single.

The motel is circa 1970 and so are the rooms, exposed brick walls, floral bedsheets and a shower curtain in the shower. The room was dark due to the exposed brick walls, but as we were out and about all day this didn't bother us. The room had a double and single bed, fridge, small table with two chairs, outside the room was another table and chairs.

The room (#13) was very clean, and the beds were comfortable. TV didn't have foxtel or any digital TV channels, but there was a DVD player.

The breakfast was very good. There is also laundry facilities and a small kichen area with a microwave near the rooms at the rear.

The motel is about a 10-15 minute walk to the shops, pelican feeding etc and we had a great meal at the Diggers Club which is about a 3 minute walk away. If you vivit the club, join up for $2.20 and you get great savings on meals and drinks.

My son loved the pool which had a great water slide, and the other kids staying there seemed to share his opinion.

If you want 4 star luxury this isn't for you, however if you want a clean no-frills motel room as a base for exploring the area this motel represents good value.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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15 Thank jodi06
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Tumut, Australia
Level Contributor
106 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

We booked the 4 nights midweek deal for $220 including FULL COOKED breakfast for 2 each morning. Now even if you allow $10 per breaky (which it was definately worth) for bacon, 2 eggs, tomato, 2 slices of toast and orange juice delivered to your room, that means that the motel room was only costing us $35 a night for 2 people.
Providing that you don't expect the same level of luxury as staying at Crown Casino, you will LOVE this place. The website's pictures are accurate and the room is great ... everything you'd expect from a far dearer motel.
The owner is chinese & very helpful with all your needs. We have stayed in 5 star motels & now have stayed at this 3 and a half star motel..... i know which i think is the better value !!! Sapphire Palms is the BEST VALUE MOTEL in Australia.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank TumutTravellers5142
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Gosford, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2011

stayed for a couple nights in this motel,had very friendly staff.The manager named Yong was very welcoming,had a great package deal with a nice hot breakfast...the room was basic but very clean and tidy.the motel had a lovely pool/spa...
this motel is in the heart of the entrance.....Was great for a budget getaway...

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank angiecentralcoast
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Property: Sapphire Palms Motel
Address: 180 The Entrance Rd, The Entrance, New South Wales 2261, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > The Entrance
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in The Entrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sapphire Palms Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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