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Smugglers on the Beach
Ranked #4 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
sydney
1 review
“Nice place to stay”
Reviewed 20 January 2010

It had nice spacious rooms. It was nice and quiet and was right in front of the beach. It had a nice outdoor pool with a nice barbeque. It provided good and comfortable beding. The staff were friendly and helpful. The kitchen was very good and spacious and the lounge room was comfortable. The balcony was nice and overlooked the pool. It was a nice place to stay. Our room was very nice. I reccomend the place to all.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 13 November 2009

Although this resort is a little out of Coff's Harbour, the location allows you to hear the waves at night rather than traffic. We had a 3 bedroom for just the two of us so there was plenty of room. The kitchen had all the necessary furnishings for us to cook our own meals. The free laundry service was great as we were 1/2 way through our trip and much appreciated.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2009

After reading the other reviews I had expected something better than we found. In fact we would not have stayed at all, except that we had already pre-paid in full.

We stayed in a two bedded apartment which was spacious and was quite well equipped. However, the fittings and furniture were distinctly tired and average quality. The carpet was stained and the paint on the ceiling was flaking. Our apartment was most definitely not luxury, perhaps 3 star.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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beachco, Manager at Smugglers on the Beach, responded to this review, 20 April 2010
During this time we were in the process of refurbishing all of our rooms.
As all the refurbishments are now complete these issues have been resolved.
You can now look forward to staying in modern, well maintained, absolute beachfront apartments.
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

Had a great stay for 2 nights. Perfect accommodation for us as we had a one year old. Do need a car for the location but was not an issue for us.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

What a location! Right on the beach. Lovely to feel the warm sea breeze in the unit. It's a small resort-ish unit complex which is good. BBQ facilities fine, pool good for the kids.
The unit is pretty big and comfortable to stay in. Will return!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Sydney, NSW
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Reviewed 11 July 2009

We stayed here for 5 nights in a 2br 1 bath apartment. Whilst travelling on this trip (staying up the north coast into Qld) this was the smallest 2br we stayed in. It was ok but I would try somewhere else next time. The main reason I say this is because the bed was extremely hard. I realise this is a personal thing, but the other 3 people travelling in the family all agreed.

On Saturday night, also heard some drunk locals / guests. Rooms were not very sound proof.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2009

just got home from 5 nights at smugglers. we were looking for good value, 2 bedroom apartment as we have a young son. smugglers surpassed all expectations. i have to disagree with some previous reviews, as the room we stayed in (unit 12) was IMMACULATE! I couldn't fault the cleanliness in any way! While we were leaving I noticed a commercial cleaning van cleaning another room's carpets, so i don't think anyone could really fault the cleanliness of the apartments.

the apartments are right on the beach, separated only by some trees and grassy area. the pool is smaller than those at the big resorts, but it is lovely, very clean (cleaned more than once a day, even when it was raining!) there is also a little toddler pool with a sun shade over it for sunny days. perfect for little ones, our one year old LOVED the pool!

the beach is unpatrolled but great for exploring, with lots of rocks and shells to collect.

our apartment was much bigger than i expected, with a fully stocked kitchen (which even had tupperware which came in handy!)

the apartments are about a 5-10 minute drive from coffs, which i found nice, as coffs itself is very commercial, it was nice not to stay in the town centre.

there was also wireless broadband in our room, which came in handy on the rainy days!

all this, and for a bargain price, it was the best value in coffs harbour without a doubt!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Smugglers on the Beach

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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