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“Great location and very clean.”
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Surf Motel
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Yamba
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“Great location and very clean.”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Very clean motel and lovely owners. We stayed in room 5.. It has a shared balcony which didn't bother us as we were only staying 1 night for a wedding. Room 1 & 2 looked awesome with their own balconies. I think I'd definitely go for those rooms next time as we will be back next time. The location is great if you love the beach. Only a short walk to the Pacific Hotel and there's also a cafe on the corner. If not just a 1 min drive down the hill to the Main Street. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Excellent location, lovely views but no private balcony, very pleasant staff, comfortable and modern facilities. Stairs to unit not suitable for anyone with physical restrictions, quite steep for carrying up heavy luggage. We had small bags so had no problems although being aged early 60s, found the stairs a little discouraging. We were disappointed on arrival that there was no balcony to enjoy the views. When we left our room, we noticed a semi-enclosed area where you could sit and have a drink which we did but it is accessible to other visitors and not ideal for a long term stay considering the cost. I probably would not return, preferring units with private not shared balconies. Had nice Chinese meal at night but restricted choice of eateries within walking distance compared to other towns. Very hilly area between unit and town centre. Would have to drive to obtain groceries, see the sights of Yamba etc rather than easy walking which we prefer.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Found this place via WOTIF and got the same rate in person. Clean, tidy room (No. 7) right near the beach. Best shower of our road trip with fantastic water pressure - luxurious! Can also recommend the Pacific Hotel for a feed and bevvie as it's within walking distance to the motel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

My husband and I recently spent two nites at this fantastically located motel - immaculately clean, lovely beachside decor with a quirkiness that you don't find in the bland, soul-less new build motels/apartments......we stayed in Room 1, which had its own huge private balcony which was an absolute suntrap from sunrise to sunset and where we enjoyed many a meal and a cold drink....the lady at reception was extremely welcoming and gave us all sorts of useful advice re nearby restaurants and clubs. And sleeping while listening to the roar of the surf below was incredible. The kitchen was well equipped, the flat screen tv was larger than the usual supplied, and the bed was comfortable ...all in all, a gorgeous and reasonably priced weekend that we hope to repeat soon.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, Australia
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Such a lovely place to totally relax. The rooms are very clean, self contained for any length of stay and the views from the decks are absolutely gorgeous. The managers of the Surf Motel are a delightful couple and most helpful. Would highly recommend anyone driving to Yamba to stay there, I know we will go back.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed in a beautiful big family room at Yamba Surf in late January 2013 and cannot speak more highly of the lovely managers and the facilities. Great Value for money and exceptionally clean.
The location was great and the views overlooking Yamba Main Beach are just incredible. The lovely couple that manage the Motel organised free shuttles to take us to the local clubs in the area and also helped us organise other activities.
The Motel is directly opposite the Yamba Main Beach and a lovely big park containing tennis courts and BBQ's (which we used). At night we would sit with our children at a picnic table across from the Motel sipping champagne whilst the children played and looked out at the stunning beach views.
Much more than a Motel, more like an apartment. This place exceeded all of our expectations and we will definately return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a great place to stay - stunning views, good sized room, clean, handy kitchenette, reasonable price, helpful staff. Stopped here for a night on the way home from Sydney but will be going back for a holiday soon.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Surf Motel
Address: 2 Queen St, Yamba, New South Wales 2464, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Yamba
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Yamba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf Motel is located overlooking Yamba's beautiful main beach and ocean pool – one of the best locations in Yamba. All rooms are luxury 4 Star apartments. The motel is a short stroll to all of Yamba's best restaurants and attractions. ... more   less 
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