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Smugglers on the Beach
Ranked #4 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Stayed for 5 nights (Feb 16-21) in a 2 bed apartment. Large clean, comfortable & well equipped unit with everything you need with good pool+kids pool, laundry & bbq-free to use. Away from highway and quiet. Most units are all pool frontage and beautiful beaches 1min stroll thru car park-great for swimming & walking. Resort is a 5min drive from a new huge shopping centre, 10min to Coffs mall, 15min to jetty area-beach, walks, sights, cafes & restaurants. Price is good in shoulder season.
Cons-northside of Coffs & away from main road, difficult for public transport
-no fittness room or shop-cafe or restaurant nearby we encountered
-free wireless but signal varies usually ok
-no daily room service but we didnt need it anyway due to free laundry & powder :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Had an absolute ball. Our main reason for a trip away from the Central Coast was to come to Coffs for our dolphin swim at The Pet Porpoise Pool. I chose Smugglers mainly for it's 4 star rating, vicinity to all the local attractions and the photo's on the web search page I looked at. Upon arrival I found the photo's didn't really do justice to it.
Very generous unit space, gorgeous views, the sound of waves crashing onto the beach not 100 metres away and a wonderful pool area incorporating a great bbq and outdoor kitchen space are all things that can't be shown properly on a web page.
I've only been home for about an hour and have recommended the facility to 3 of our friends.
Next time we are in the area I'm not going to even bother looking elsewhere.
Haven't slept so soundly in years.
Thankyou to all the staff for a lovely peaceful experience.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Great sized appartment overlooking attractive pool area. Quiet position virtuslly on the beach. All facilities on site,with restaurants a short drive away. All staff friendly and helpful..Would liked to have stayed more than the one night, but unfotunately we were on an route to Brisbane.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We spent four nights in a beautiful 2 bedrooms apartment that had all of my family’s high expectations more than covered. Comfortable, cosy, spacious, clean, modern, apartment with a complete kitchen. Surrounded by beautiful, lush tropical vegetation and 100 mts away from the beach. The highlight was the perfect size pool for the kids (5 and 6) with lounges under plenty of shading for watchful parents ☺ And of course, the easy access to a beautiful beach ideal for relaxing early morning walks. Thank you to the also friendly staff.

Room Tip: Ground floor apartments provide easier quicker access to the swimming pool, perfect for families of...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Great place to stay, apartment was well equipped, the kids loved the pool, friendly staff. We stayed with other family members who had their own apartments and it was great that we were all placed together & really loved our apartment as it had it's own balcony with bbq & outdoor dining table, made it easier for all of us to hang out and catch up with each other. We now have a favourite place to stay in Coffs!

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Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We are family of 2 Adults + 2 Kids and stayed for a week in Room 16. The location is fantastic, short drive to Park Beach Plaza and into Coffs Central. Quiet residential area. Short walk down onto beach (although not a patrolled beach for swimming, but lovely to walk along). Loved the pool and half tennis court, use of laundry and plenty of laundry powder was provided. Reception staff very friendly and quick to attend to the water leak under the kitchen sink. Loads of kitchen /cooking utensils and equipment. Great communal BBQ facility! The corner spa in the bathroom was lovely. My only disappointment were the beds - very uncomfortable and the lounge was stained and felt dirty (need to replace). The carpet felt dirty too, and the fans in the rooms were full of dust and there was mould all over the shower curtain. The blinds were dusty/dirty and had some missing panels. With just a few cosmetic upgrades with beds, lounge, carpet, shower curtain and blinds plus a good dust, this place is an absolute gem!

Room Tip: Room 16, on the end of the building, mostly quiet, although can hear guests upstairs. Bedroom 1 wind...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

accommodation was clean, bright and great to have fresh airflow. We had a few hot & humid days were the air-cond worked well. Kitchen facilities were more than adequate and rooms were spacious. pool, BBQ (well-equiped) and grounds were well-kept. under-cover parking was appreciated too. laundry was easy to use. location was very quiet and < 5 mins walk to Korora beach.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Smugglers on the Beach

Address: 36 Sandy Beach Rd | Korora, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range: £70 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smugglers on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smugglers On The Beach is absolute beachfront accommodation located just five minutes north of Coffs Harbour's City Centre. Coffs Harbour accommodation at its finest, Smugglers On The Beach offers 16 fully self-contained resort style apartments. Nestled among tropical gardens, all apartments have their own private patio or balcony overlooking the pool, floodlit gardens or magical Pacific Ocean. The large apartments are designed and custom furnished to provide plenty of space for a relaxed and comfortable holiday, with attention to the minor details that help to make your holiday in Coffs Harbour a special one. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments we can cater for everyone from the solo traveler, couples, large families right through to large group bookings for weddings, sporting events, family reunions or almost any other occasion. ... more   less 
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