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“Great location!”
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Caribbean Motel
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
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385 reviews
137 hotel reviews
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“Great location!”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

I requested a quiet room when booking. Room 18 was on the 1st floor away from the main road, as requested, so the street noise was minimal. There were stairs (no lift). The room was old fashioned, with space for one suitcase.

The location across from the plethora of jetty restaurants and a number of walking tracks was ideal.

Free wifi was an unexpected bonus, and the signal was strong.

There were two beds: a queen and a single. The bed linen was OK, but the bed was not particularly comfortable. The pillows were a bit thick for my liking.

A table and chairs in the room were replicated on the balcony. The chairs in the room were very uncomfortable.

The air conditioner could be controlled to your desired temperature with a remote.

The shower recess was large, but the towels need replacing - they were small and thin.

We chose to give the motel breakfast a miss. Instead, we had a great breakfast at Urban Espresso Cafe across the road.

The cost was $125 for room only.

This motel was good for a stopover, but I wouldn’t recommend staying for more than one or two nights.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

The location is great, just off the motorway and few minutes from the marina. The room was clean, spacious and the large spa bathtub was a bonus! Nice little balcony facing the harbour. The service was nice.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We picked this Motel partly through Lonely Planet and partly because it was the first one we saw. It turned out to be a great find. The staff were super friendly, our room (an apartment type suite) was big and clean and quiet. Everything was good fit for 2 adults and a 5 month old. No complaints except that breakfast was a bit expensive, but it was convenient.
Fully recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Pleasant overnight stop on the Sydney to Byron trip. Very comfortable bed, well appointed and opposite a row of restaurants that's impressive for a country town. We were sick of the expensive motels and resorts on the Pacific Highway so we drove toward the harbour itself and found this one by chance. We were lucky they had a room at 8pm. They have a lot of Uni and business bookings so I'd book if you know your plans in advance. Not fancy but a good reasonably priced motel that is perfect after a day's drive and would be fine for a short stay.

Room Tip: We took the second last room - small but fine for us. For a bigger room I'd book. Tight parking...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Very friendly staff!. For a Motel which we used as a stopover on the way to the Gold Coast we were pleasantly surprised.
After many years of disappointment and the price & quality of motels, This place is a charmer. Will defiantly use it again.
Family room was just right. Queen bed in one room, two singles in a separate room. Oweners seem to have gone just that bit further to provide a very professional standard. Great beds, Hotel quality toiletries in the bathroom.
Criticisms: Towels could be a big bigger, and the weird security thing on the toilet rolls is annoying! But not much to complain about.
$155 for one night in a family room. Breakfast is $12 per person
Plenty of restaurants directly opposite.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We often use Trip Advisor to book accommodation and were certainly not disappointed when we checked into the Caribbean Motel in Coffs Harbour.

After 8 days in a campervan, we badly needed a decent nights sleep which is exactly what we got in our lovely spa room. With a deep spa bath to ease away the aches and pains of campervan sleeping we ventured out to check out the numerous restaurant only a 2 minute walk down the road.

We were impressed with cleanliness of the whole Motel and Debbie was a very friendly and helpful host. A free continental brekkie came our way too, after mentioning we spotted them on Tripadvisor.

Highly recommended and would most certainly stay there again if we are ever in the Coffs area.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

The Caribbean Motel is located at the Jetty end of town.
I stayed there for work and stayed in 3 different rooms for 3 separate visits. I have stayed in a spa suite, a family suite, and a smaller motel room type of suite, and found all of the rooms spacious and quiet. All rooms seem to have balconies.
The hosts, Debbie and Byron were friendly and helpful, and on one occasion offered some very helpful advice about how to bypass the highway and road-works between Coffs and Grafton.
Most of the restaurants down the jetty strip have a charge-back agreement with "The Caribbean" which made eating and charging it back to my employer simple and easy.
I enjoyed the breakfasts which offered continental or full hot breakfast, and nice plunger coffee.
If I am in Coffs again for work I will definitely request to stay here again.
I recommend this motel for singles, couples or families for business or pleasure and would certainly book here if staying in Coffs for personal reasons..

Room Tip: There are no lifts, so if you have trouble lifting luggage or walking up stairs, then the top floor...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Caribbean Motel
Address: 353 Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 39 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Caribbean Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AAA rated 3.5 star Caribbean Motel is ideally located in the Jetty area, with numerous restaurants across the road and the Jetty beach a few minutes walk away. Buffet or room service breakfast is available. The motel is a couple of minutes walk from the train station or a 5 minute cab ride from the airport. Reception is open 7am until 9pm, late check in can be arranged. ... more   less 
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