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Toreador Motel

31 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450 Australia
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#28 of 46 hotels in Coffs Harbour
The Toreador Motel is a family operated business located in Grafton Street just off the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour. Your friendly hosts Jason & Jane welcome you to stay, and they are happy to share knowledge of the beautiful Coffs Harbour area with you. The Toreador Motel is ideally located just 4 minutes walking distance from the city centre with its numerous hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, shops and the Ex Services Club. The Intercity/State Bus Terminal is directly opposite and specialist medical practitioners are also close by in Albany Street. The Base Hospital is 8 minutes drive away.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Justin B wrote a review Feb. 2021
Sydney, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
It was cheap, and it was nasty. The property is very old and barely held together, and whilst it was the cheapest motel in Coffs, there is a reason for that - you get what you pay for (we chose here as it was pet-friendly). We had to brush our feet off before we got into bed due to the state of the floors. The fire alarm went off at 4:30am either due to it having flat batteries, or it being faulty. When I mentioned to the staff that it would be nice for us to receive a minor discount for not getting a restful night’s sleep, I was declined (by the owner/manager via the staff) and told that I should have called the after-hours number to have the situation resolved. The owner/manager did not have the courtesy to speak to me to discuss, or apologise. So this is where the compliments end. Plenty of options in Coffs Harbour - don’t chose this one. Definitely would not be recommend. 1 Star.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Africa Eddie wrote a review Jan. 2021
Sydney, Australia9616 contributions591 helpful votes
The hotel is probably 1960s and the room I had had been renovated. I only stayed here as I was driving with a dog (first time for everything). The room was tiny, reminiscent of its age and despite Foxtel featuring on the neon signboard you actually had to have a Foxtel subscription to cast using the hotel wifi. There was no Foxtel for those without a Foxtel account. The bathroom had been fully renovated and sparkled like new. There were few powerpoints and I had to unplug the jug to charge my phone. The airconditioning was supplemented with a fan and was effective. You wouldn't stay here for more than a night. It is OK for a traveller driving through but there is nothing to commend it for a stay longer than overnight. It is on the highway so the trucks are noisy and I wasn't able to get back to sleep after 4pm and was gone by 6pm. It is not worth the price I paid and I wouldn't stay here if I wasn't staying with a dog. Whilst reasonable for its age, there is no way it is worth $140 which is why my rating is a 3. Resort style apartments at Korora and Park Beach are priced similarly and are on the coast. While this hotel is walking distance to town there is no advantage in going to town apart from cafes and shops. My friend who lives in Coffs did mention this hotel has many homeless people staying there who are placed there by the government department responsible. While it wasn't an issue I was aware of ensuring I didn't leave valuables in my room when I went out. No after hours staff reside onsite but telephone number provided for emergencies.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Get a room as far off the highway as possible
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Katherine W wrote a review Sep. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Second time I have stayed here overnight with my dog & this time with my partner, the renovations look great, very fresh. both times we have stayed i have not had a fault. Obviously being a motor inn it isn’t luxury but when you need a real room, a hot shower & a comfy bed, this place is awesome. Always friendly staff too. Love the dog run they have created too, everything about this place in on par with price, location & dog friendly, will be back again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DWI wrote a review Aug. 2020
Wangi Wangi, Australia10 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed 27 July. First off, let me say that the room was comfortable and whilst I would have preferred a better rate than the $125 charged, I was willing to pay that price. BUT.... Around 10.45pm planned to have a hot shower but NO HOT WATER, despite running it for close to 10 minutes - what a waste. Next morning, again NO HOT WATER - this around 8am. Asked to speak to the manager, not available. Spoke to 2 staff, the first said that they "had problems with hot water", then spoke to Kelly who said that as it is an end room, sometimes need to run water for 10 minutes. I said that this should have been mentioned when I booked and/or on check-in. I asked for a PART refund, Kelly said she was not authorised but would speak to the Owners when they returned the following week - I could expect a telephone call from them. After 2 weeks, no phone call, so I phoned Toreador. Again spoke to Kelly who said that the owners Jane and Jason Kelly, had said no to a PART refund. I asked whether it was unreasonable for me to expect a follow-up call, to which I could not get an answer from Kelly. I said that in the absence of a call from Jane or Jason, or a resolution, I would be placing a review. Kelly's response - "Go Hard with the review, there are no hot water problems and you phoned 3 times before making your reservation". (SO??) Very professional all round Kelly (and for that matter Jane and Jason) - a credit to your industry - NOT.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: No hot water in the end room(s)
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VivienAlf wrote a review Mar. 2020
Port Macquarie, Australia80 contributions26 helpful votes
A reasonable location for access to the centre of town. The property is in very poor condition. It’s awkward trying to access the lights and power switch for the room and without the power activated by the key, the fridge didn’t work! It’s very old but I think it was clean! I wouldn’t stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Toreador Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Toreador Motel?
Nearby attractions include Coffs Harbour - Montem Bike Tours (0.2 km), Coffs Central Shopping Centre (0.5 km), and Red Sparrow Tea Company (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Toreador Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Toreador Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Toreador Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Toreador Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Toreador Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mana Chita, Suban Thai, and The Happy Frog.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Toreador Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Toreador Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Toreador Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Toreador Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Toreador Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.