Smugglers On The Beach
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Smugglers On The Beach

36 Sandy Beach Rd, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450 Australia
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4.5
#3 of 40 hotels in Coffs Harbour
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Smugglers on the Beach is set in a beachfront location, just 5 minutes’ drive from Coffs Harbour city centre. All apartments have patios or balconies opening out to the tropical gardens, some with pool views. Each apartment at Smugglers on the beach includes free WiFi, reverse cycle air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. Some apartment types feature a dishwasher. All apartments have a large flat-screen TV and DVD player. Resort facilities include a solar heated swimming pool, children’s wading pool, undercover fully equip barbecue area and half-size tennis / pickle ball court. Free undercover parking is provided. There is a complimentary guest laundry on site with washing machines and clothes dryers. Guests can try fishing, surfing, diving, and snorkelling at Korora Beach. Smugglers on the Beach is 2.5 km from The Big Banana and short drive from other popular local attractions in Coffs Harbour.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Tennis court
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Parking
Wifi
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Sofa
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
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kevin201616 wrote a review Mar 2024
Sydney, Australia12 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay at Smugglers. Comfortable and roomy first floor apartment overlooking the pool with full kitchen facilities. Short walk to beach and easy drive into Coffs. Convenient parking. Friendly service when booking and on check in and check out.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Hutchinson, General Manager at Smugglers On The Beach
Responded 19 Mar 2024
Thank you Kevin for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Smugglers on the Beach. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Stace K wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne108 contributions114 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for a couple of nights in a ground floor one bedroom apartment. Apartment was very spacious, had a nice big couch to spread out on and a big kitchen and bedroom. The apartment was very clean and had undercover parking which was a great bonus. The location of the apartments cannot be beaten in terms of quietness and access to the beach - you could not get closer if you tried. Good facilities available with the pool and laundry which is very handy. The only thing preventing me from returning to stay is the ensuite bathroom was very musty and quite dated and the shower and toilet just really need a reno. If that was updated that would make it a 5 star experience. It is hard to find well priced, quality accommodation in coffs, so if you don't mind a less modern apartment, this is definitely a good solid choice.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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philipbF7542BH wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia104 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Smugglers retreat is nestled at the foot of the Korora Mountain and is a short 2 minute stroll to the beach. It is also a short 10 minute drive into Coffs Harbour and 5 to shops. The apartment was basic but adequate for all our needs and whilst an older block of apartments, the owners have done a good job in keeping clean and well maintained. The only drawback in the location is that whilst the beach is close, it is a rugged little beach with rocky headlands meaning that our envisaged beach walk into Coffs proper was impossible. There are no walkable local coffee shops.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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allan f wrote a review Sept 2020
Wollongong, Australia13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first stay at Smugglers on the Beach, what a wonderful location right on the beach so that the sounds of the waves lull you to sleep in the very comfortable bed.

The unit we had was no. 6, it was very spacious and well equipped and clean when we arrived.

It is about 4 kms north of town centre but it is only a short drive into town.

The staff were great and helpful with lots of information on the best places to eat ... thank you.

Hope you enjoyed your Rocky Road, see you next time.

Allan and Margaret
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Peter Hutchinson, General Manager at Smugglers On The Beach
Responded 19 Sept 2020
Thanks Allan and Margaret, it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and the rocky road was amazing! Thank you so much. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your lovely feedback. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. All the best.
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Josh C wrote a review Feb 2021
84 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was a perfect spot to stay for the weekend! Like stepping back in time to a resort in the 1980’s but in the best way possible.
Resort is older but it’s super clean, stocked with everything you need including bbq equip and pool toys etc
Kids didn’t touch an iPad
The people who run it Sue and Peter were super friendly and just have done a magnificent job.
Gardens are beautiful and right on the beach 10/10
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ian J wrote a review Sept 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is the perfect spot to relax away from the crowds of the mid North Coast. We have now stayed on two separate occasions and both apartments were spotlessly clean with well stocked kitchen utensils. Some apartments have ocean glimpses bu the water is virtually metres from your door but without the crowd because it is not a patrolled beach. The pool is well shaded by vegetation that also offers discrete privacy. The outdoor kitchen and barbecue area are also of a high standard. Perhaps it could be noisy in summer but ample space would avoid any feelings of being crowded.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: upstairs for greater privacy
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Cheryle3 wrote a review Mar 2022
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a one bedroom garden apartment for 3 nights
It was very clean and quiet.
Well equiped kitchen.
Good shower water pressure
Comfortable beds
Easy walk to watch sunrise over the water and good access to the coastal walk
Would not suit anyone without a car
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Shesmoodie wrote a review Feb 2021
Dora Creek, Australia49 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family needed a holiday, and we chose Smugglers on the beach in Coffs. We were not disappointed, The room was generous, and exceptionally clean. The kitchen was well appointed, with everything we could want including complementary detergent. The spa bath was a hit, the pool was gorgeous clean and family friendly. The well appointed barbecue area was a bonus, and to lie in bed listening to the ocean was a treat made in heaven. Everything about this place was wonderful. My girls asked if we could live here all the time. Ill be back for sure, (already trying to book us in for another holiday)
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Carol wrote a review Dec 2020
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 4 nights here with family. Welcoming friendly staff. Spotless, well appointed, quiet apartments, excellent pool and bbq area. We have stayed in many properties in Coffs Harbour and Smugglers on the Beach is the best hands down. Thank you Peter and Sue for a great stay we will be back and highly recommend this property to anyone travelling to Coffs.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Glenn Ratcliffe wrote a review Jun 2021
Forbes, Australia112 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The management have left nothing out for a fabulous stay. The apartment is spacious and clean, with leather lounges and tastefully decorated. The bed is big and comfortable and the bathroom lacks nothing with plenty of space and hot water. The kitchen has any utensils you may need. The swimming pool and gardens are appealing. Just as a rock star's amplifier can go to 11, I have to give this place 11/10
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The laundry is in a separate building
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Response from Peter Hutchinson, General Manager at Smugglers On The Beach
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Thank you for giving us such fantastic feedback! We cant ask for much better than that! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much look forward to seeing you at Smugglers again very soon!
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Jessy S asked a question Sept 2021
Quorrobolong, Australia
Hi can you bring a puppy
Trabonita asked a question May 2021
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Is the pool warm enough to swim in winter?
Ian Haldane S asked a question Dec 2017
Ceduna, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you have all foxtel channels
Ian Haldane S asked a question Dec 2017
Ceduna, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you have foxtel
Korora, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hi, thanks for your question. We don't have foxtel unfortunately. We do offer free wifi that will allow certain sporting events to be live streamed. Thanks Shannon
loulouWashington asked a question Jul 2015
Washington, United Kingdom593 contributions156 helpful votes
Can family visit us while staying at your property Thanks
Korora, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
You can definitely have visitors while staying at Smugglers on the beach. You would only need to let us know if they stayed the night as additional guests.
Kate K wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are staying overnight try to arrive while you can catch some daylight. There is a lovely coastal walk. Lots of pebbles so take shoes."
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Helen K wrote a tip Jan 2024
Victoria, Australia21 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No walking distance eating facilities "
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Garry I wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The restaurants and cafes are not in walking distance, so a car is a must although the kitchen facilities in our unit were great. "
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Dr String wrote a tip Nov 2023
44 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Self catering so bring all your own food and drink"
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Kevin G wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No local shops - so bring some supplies or plan to do a shop. Excellent pubs and restaurants either in Coffs or Moonee Beach"
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PRICE RANGE
£96 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesCoffs Harbour
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smugglers on the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Smugglers on the Beach?
Nearby attractions include North Coast Regional Botanic Garden (2.8 miles), Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island (3.2 miles), and Forest Sky Pier (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smugglers on the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Smugglers on the Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Smugglers on the Beach?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Smugglers on the Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smugglers on the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Urban Espresso Lounge, Twenty46, and Mana Chita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Smugglers on the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Smugglers on the Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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