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134 Gregory St, South West Rocks, New South Wales 2431 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Costa Rica Motel
Updated 26/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 5 hotels in South West Rocks
Travellers' Choice
The Costa Rica Motel is located in South West Rocks on the stunning Mid North Coast of NSW halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Proudly family owned and managed we offer guests spacious, single level accommodation perfect for the corporate traveler, couples, families, and groups for overnight, weekend or extended stays. Generous parking and free WiFi are also available. The motel has a large range of facilities including a squash court and outdoor swimming pool. Poolside BBQ’s are also available. Dive specialists, Fish Rock Dive Centre, are located on-site and are ready to assist with all your dive needs. On-site licensed restaurant Pilot Station Pizza is open 6 days a week (closed Sundays) for dine-in, takeaway, room service and delivery for guests and the public. This is your perfect escape for a family beach holiday, couples’ retreat or thrilling diving at Fish Rock Cave and fishing adventures. You’ll enjoy uncrowded beaches, spectacular national parks and experience the rich heritage of the Macleay Valley.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Tennis court
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Nepali
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Tim F wrote a review Jul 2021
Maitland, Australia109 contributions15 helpful votes
Called in no booking about 11:30. Told room available in about half hour, perfect way before usual 2pm check in. Owners were lovely. The motel is a little gem. I really can not fault it. I can say I have stayed at just about every venue including real estate holiday homes in south west rocks. And by far this one is one to watch. Few tweaks here there and this place will compete with the bigger ones. Not only compete could see if in right direction this being motel of choice in south west rocks. Well done to you both. Nice motel
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Warners1 wrote a review Jul 2021
Lake Macquarie, Australia1202 contributions181 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights and on booking in, found the receptionist friendly. The motel is a little “tired”, but immaculately clean. Great water pressure in the shower and nice bed and bedding. We liked that our room was at the back, away from the street noise. Good to walk a few paces to the pizza restaurant on site.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Rhen F wrote a review Jun 2021
118 contributions13 helpful votes
We booked this room last minute as my sister was having baby and had recently moved to the area. We drove 3.5 hours to get to South West Rocks and we had never been to the area. The receptionist was so kind and had remembered relatives of ours who had stayed there previously to visit my sister. She was very helpful as we had just arrived on the 6pm curfew for facemasks to now be mandatory and explained the pizza place would do takeaway and deliver to our room. The the room was clean and comfortable. Parking was easy and the room was easy to find. The motel is close to everything and quite. We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you try the pizza from Piolt Station, they will deliver to your room.
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michelle c wrote a review Jun 2021
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions16 helpful votes
Called at 3.30pm for a room for 2 nights during COVID restrictions was greeted with a very friendly voice. Room available cheap rate and give me your details when you check in Room decent size and clean Two seating areas outside Car right outside door Checkin quick and simple
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Call direct great customer service
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JElliot32 wrote a review May 2021
New South Wales, Australia3020 contributions973 helpful votes
We had just one night at the Costa Rica and it suited our needs just about perfectly. Check-in was a breeze, while room was quiet, clean and spacious, and with a nice ambience. Ditto for the bathroom - and loved the contrast of the blood-red tiles to the white stuccoed walls. That's definitely not typical of your average country-town motel. TV was on the small side thought that didn't really bother us while wifi signal was good. Some crockery and cutlery provided as well as usual microwave, toaster etc. The only negative for me is the motel is some distance from the town's centre, not an easy walk for those who like to step out and explore a bit.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Tiffany Pandey, Owner at Costa Rica Motel
Responded 25 Jun 2021
Dear JElliot32, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Costa Rica Motel. Wow! What a review - thank you for all your kind comments. We are pleased to read you found everything perfect for what you required and that you found our rooms clean, quiet and spacious. It is great to read you took advantage of the rooms kitchenette facilities and our complimentary guest wi-fi. Our location is just out of the main hub of South West Rocks - a 15 to 20 minute walk or quick 1 minute drive - away from the hustle and bustle. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Tiffany & Bishal Pandey Owner Operators Costa Rica Motel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Costa Rica Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Costa Rica Motel?
Nearby attractions include Smoky Cape Lighthouse (3.7 km), Trial Bay Gaol (3.1 km), and Horsehoe Bay Beach (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Costa Rica Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Costa Rica Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Costa Rica Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Costa Rica Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Costa Rica Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chillati Gelato & Sorbet, Thai On The Rocks, and Malt & Honey.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Costa Rica Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Costa Rica Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Costa Rica Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Trial Bay Gaol (3.1 km) and German Monument (3.7 km).
Is Costa Rica Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.