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Matador Motor Inn
Ranked #11 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Despite being of an older style the establishment is extremely clean and well kept. The rooms are motel style no frills but tidy and nicely dressed. The bed was awesome and the breakfast included was perfect as it meant no delay to starting out early the next morning. There is a wealth of local knowledge, character and hospitality to be found when greeted at the reception desk. All in all a FANTASTIC place to lay my tired head. Service really was second to none

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel we appreciate the feedback and your comments.
It is good to know that our efforts to make our guest comfortable and welcome we do try to give service as we would expect when on our travels Thanks again

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I stayed here 1 night for New Year with my boyfriend. The service was excellent, very friendly and helpful with good tips for restaurants and knowledge of what was going on for New Year. We actually stayed here nearly 6 years ago and it has been lovingly refreshed since then. The rooms are better than some hotels I have stayed in, very comfy, good amenities and clean. The bed was a bit softer than we like, but still slept really well. Location is good, only a few minutes walk into town. Although it is right next to the Pacific Highway there was not noise issues. Compared to others we looked at I think this was excellent value and I would definitely stay here again if I was in Coffs Harbour.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor I think are better.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel the feedback helps us to make staying at the Matador a better experience for our guests.
It is good to know that what we are doing is appreciated Thanks again

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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

For a one night stay this hotel was good value. The rooms are clean and we had good service, i have to comment on the comfortable beds, I had a good sleep considering the hotel is quite close to the main road. Would not hesitate to book again.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel the feedback helps. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Clean and well decorated this 1970's motel has been retro-styled and is actually pretty nice. The bed was comfortable and we had no issues with traffic noise despite being close to the highway. No hairdryer or plates and knives/forks in room, but all were available from reception, who were very helpful.

Many of the rooms are not on the ground floor, and the access from the carpark to the ground floor is a steep driveway. As a result this may not be the best option for someone who has impaired mobility.

For the price of under $120 this compares very favourably with all of the other budget accommodation in Coffs.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Retro styled motel, with very comfortable rooms/fittings and exceptional staff. Location is very central - you can walk to the shops in the town centre - but also note that the motel is located next to a highway so for very light sleepers, this could be an issue (though this did not bother us)

We traveled with a toddler and at check-in we were made to feel truly welcome with a lot of attention given to the little one - a definite plus! We were given a room on the entrance level (a walk up the driveway "hill" from the covered carpark) which was very helpful with all the toddler things in tow. I have to say that the staff and service has made this place exceptional - we were given so many local tips and detailed introduction to the sights and recommendations for restaurants, including where best to take the toddler. There is a small pool, which is perfect for kids to play in!

We had slight issues with WiFi connections due to the location of our room, but we were informed this at check-in, and there is a guest lounge on the top floor which we could go and get our internet needs.

Overall a gem of a place!

Room Tip: If you have kids - ask for a room on the entrance level - it's closer to the swimming pool and...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel the feedback helps us improve our guest’s experience. We appreciate your comments and look forward seeing you maybe next time in Coffs Harbour Thanks again

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Very well presented, clean, nicely decorated with an exceptionally comfortable king size bed. Ask at check in for a haidryer if you need one as they are not located in the room. Owners called a taxi for us to travel to the fantastic Shearwater restaurant.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

As others have recently remarked this is a three star morel that has got everything right for what it promises.
Rooms were clean and tidy, and the beds comfortable.
We had booked with Matador as they had pet friendly rooms and that worked very well for our mini dachshund.
If we need pet friendly accommodation in Coffs we would stay there again.

Room Tip: Although our room was number 7 - next to the pool, upstairs and near the road, and although we could...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2014

Thank you for this review we appreciate your time and the feedback received.
Your review helps us to make the stay more enjoyable for our guests.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back

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Additional Information about Matador Motor Inn

Address: 11 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#5 Business Hotel in Coffs Harbour
Price Range: £66 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matador Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Matador Motor Inn has been operating continuously for more than 40 years and been a home away from home in Coffs Harbour for thousands of guests. In fact the Matador is one of the most popular stop-overs for travellers on the Pacific Highway travelling between Sydney and Brisbane. We have completed numerous refurbishments so now more than ever the Matador is a fabulous choice if you are looking for boutique style motel accommodation. You can enjoy a stay in clean and comfortable rooms. We offer a choice of room configurations: from premium queen and king rooms to twin and family room options. All rooms offer comfortable beds, quality interiors and amenities, LED TVs, Foxtel, ipod docking stations, Lanovera personal products, a tea and coffee larder with quality supplies, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board and private dining space. All rooms face due north and upper level offers district views. Select family rooms offer a private balcony. We offer an outdoor pool and guest lounge to relax and enjoy as well as a quality, in-room breakfast package. Select pet-friendly rooms are also available, but regretfully we only accept small dogs 10kg and under. Not only is the Matador a regular choice for holidaymakers, it is also very popular with business travellers. We offer free WIFI, a desk area for your laptap or tablet and lounge access. Regular corporate clients are also eligible for special corporate rates so please make inquiries with our friendly team. The Matador provides off street and undercover parking but we must limit parking to one car per room.We wish you safe travels! ... more   less 
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