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Cook's Endeavour Motor Inn
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Cook's Endeavour Motor Inn
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Tweed Heads
Sydney, Australia
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“Bed like a concrete slab!”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

I really recommend asking to see the room before you check in. The room had a queen bed that was so hard that I slept in the single bed instead. I wish someone had told me this before hand. I asked, on the off chance, if there was a room with a softer bed but the owner said that they are all the same. I think I offended him when I looked for his sense of humour by saying that the bed's like a concrete slab. But I wasn't exaggerating.

Also, when the toilet stopped refilling after the first flush the owner said "that happens" and proceeded to show me how to put my hand down the inside of the toilet and push down the wet valve. This was unpleasant and I quickly wished I'd only booked one night instead of two.

I've stayed in a lot of $99 motels along the NSW and QLD east coasts and there are better value ones than this one.



Stayed May 2014
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Huizen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Just have to give this an average. Prices are better than most of the area, but then again rooms are basic. Ours really had a gloomy appearance but was in a darker put of the building. The rooms really need an update and some paint, the room was clean so cannot give a lower than VG but on the other hand because of it all being old does not really give a hugely clean appearance when walking in. Bathroom was quite old with cracked tiles, but shower pressure was very good. Bed was also very comfortable. But I am wondering do they wash the bed cover every-time... there was only a sheet with the cover on top and it did not smell very fresh.
Would be good if there was a sign that the laundry room not be used after 11pm or so. Some-one was using it at around 12 and we were not so happy hearing the noise.
Location is good, shops and restaurants are all close by. Beach would be a few minutes drive away.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Room was neat and tidy and the hosts very welcoming and obliging. My only whinge would be the bed which was very hard and had very flat pillows, and the shower had the lowest water pressure in all the motels on our road trip. Walking distance to all the restaurants which was very handy.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

If you want the Ritz or Mantra you have to pay for it. This motel is basic 3.5 stars. It is disquieting when there are signs on the back of your room door advising on personal and room security strategies, but this is a local issue not specific to the motel. Decor and room amenities are dated and basic but are present. The room described as a twin has a double bed plus two singles. There is a tv a microwave and kettle, cutlery, large cups(something I always appreciate for my coffee) an iron and board and a hair dryer. The air conditioning didn't work until I asked but it was fixed promptly. The shower was hot and strong. If you are a light sleeper road noise may prove a problem but the bed is comfortable enough. In summary budget well located rooms but will not put the Hilton out of business (but then it isn't trying to) so if you are looking for economical accommodation in the centre of tweed heads it is definitely worth considering

  • Stayed March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We wer made feel very welcome
The rooms are celan and a bit date
The price was $105 for the night
The bed and aircon worked well
A great pool
Close to everything
We really enjoyed our stay, and we must say the hosts are great, very high recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cook's Endeavour Motor Inn
Address: 28 Frances Street, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2485, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Tweed Heads
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Tweed Heads
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cook's Endeavour Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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