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Surf Beach Motel
Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Caloundra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Welcome Surprise”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

On a recent trip home to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney my partner and I decided to stay overnight at Coffs Harbour. Not having booked in advance I took a drive along Ocean Parade looking for a place to stay for the night. At the first motel I tried I couldn’t attract the attention of anyone to come to reception despite numerous attempts. Next I tried the Surf Beach Motor Inn and was greeted by an extremely helpful and cheerful woman. She offered to show us through one of their rooms just to make sure we were happy to stay there.

We stayed the night and were most impressed with the cleanliness of the room, the general facilities and the king sized bed and free wi fi that actually worked. The motel is ideally situated, being just over the road from the beach and a short walk to the bowls club where they serve excellent food.

The present proprietors have only been there a short time and are intent on establishing a reputation for providing good service at reasonable rates. Our overnight stay cost only $79 which is the lowest I have paid for a motel room in years. Another nice touch was two complimentary bottles of water on arrival and departure.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

rooms clean and tidy serviced daily friendly staff and good value for money close to beach , shops ,and clubs very comfortable ,low traffic noise good fora short beak or a long one too good location for all activities

Room Tip: ground floor last few rooms are ok for early morning departure
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Clean and friendly.
Close to Beach, no view from room.
BP Garage less than 100 yards away reckoned for good cheap meals and friendly .
Close to BBQs , short drive from shops .
Walk to Bowls Club.
Would visit again.


Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Room was very average and NOT very clean - old soap from previous guest left on window sill of shower - yuck !! Fridge had rust and spills all over it. Soap scum all over shower recess. No hairdryer supplied !!! Iron supplied but no ironing board ?? Bed comfortable and room well priced with convenient location. Would I stay again ?? - not sure, don't think so and probably wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Branxton
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Lovely and clean, perfect for a one night stay. Towels felt new and fluffy, sheets were crisp and clean. The hotel itself looks a bit run down from the outside, but inside it's what you expect for $80. The walls however were paper thin, and we could hear everything from the next room. Other than that it was great for $80 and for a one night stay.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
1,889 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed here three nights and was quite happy with the standard of accommodation. Clean, spartan, and everything I would expect in a three star motel.
Best feature was the wireless internet which was the fastest I have experienced in Australia - and included in the $80 per night price.
Surf beach itself is very picturesque however the overall area a bit dodgy after dark.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

After being welcomed by a pleasant and obliging manager we were again surprised with the accommodation. Very clean and well equipped with everything you would want for your stay.
Included in the room is a fridge with milk provided for your cuppa along with plenty of the ingredients to make it. A microwave, cutlery and crockery are also in the functional kitchen area.
The beds are very comfortable, the flat screen tv & air conditioning work well.
While being in a convenient location it is also very quiet.
The free internet was fast & maintained a constant connection.
I would definitely visit Surf Beach Motor Inn again, it is a credit to the manager.

Room Tip: We had a downstairs room (#2) with parking at our door. Always the best for us.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Surf Beach Motel
Address: 25 Ocean Pde, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia (Formerly Surf Beach Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf Beach Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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