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The Sails Motel

26 - 28 Tweed St, Brunswick Heads, New South Wales 2483 Australia
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The Sails Motel is 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and 30 minutes from both Coolongatta and Ballina airports. An original motel experience with modern updates, rooms offer a private ensuite flat screen TV, microwave and toaster along with tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can enjoy the convenience of crockery and cutlery and a daily housekeeping service with complimentary Eco.Logic Fair Trade hair and body care amenities. The Sails is located on Tweed Street. Drive in, park for free and hire one of our bike’s to explore the beaches, river and boat harbour. Alternatively, walk around town and take in a great choice of café’s, restaurants and boutique retailers. Our pool is surrounded by gardens with BBQ and terrace areas setup for guests to relax or socialise. Free Wi-Fi is available. Trawlers Bar & Kitchen is onsite and open Thursday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family

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26 - 28 Tweed St, Brunswick Heads, New South Wales 2483 Australia
The Sails Motel
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shannon b wrote a review Mar 2024
Canberra, Australia7 contributions
We have been here for 20 mins and love it already! This is what we love: - accommodation in keeping with this fab town - the team at the Sails are friendly, happy and welcoming - sweet little bar set up with delightful array of wine and treasures - room and grounds pristine - central location - beautiful gardens Overall this little gem has a great vibe
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mabel R wrote a review Feb 2024
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
Not good value - super overpriced for a motel. The images of the pool at sunset are cute but keep in mind, it's still just a motel in size, noise and comfort (don't let the higher price fool you). The housekeeping is also sloowwwww as. it's a central location but it's not like Brunswick Heads is huge, everything is walking distance. Just do yourself a favour and book elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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KMP2212 wrote a review Jan 2024
Jannali, Australia98 contributions49 helpful votes
We checked in @ Sails to be greeted with oh your from Sydney ????? Firstly the pictures are not what the reality is. Our family room is so small - 1 x double 2 singles, tiny bathroom ( with windows that open into the back of the milk bar ) , paper thin walls, 1 ply toilet paper, toiletries that weren't re filled and 1 towel per adult. The pool was filthy, the staff hard to find and no flexibility when it comes to bookings. $1500 for 3 nights accommodation only payable 1 month in advance. We so badly wanted to love this " upgrade " to an old motel but the reality is - it just had a splash of paint...the best bit about our stay was Saint Maries downstairs. No laundry facilities. No clothes airers for the beach towel or clothes taken down to the Laundramat a few streets away. We woke up this morning to a photoshoot on the verandah just outside our door ???? If you are travelling with adult children this isn't the accommodation for you - it's like the size of a hospital room. Don't waste your money - if you are instagram influencers this is your place ;)
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Date of stay: January 2024
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kerriec572018 wrote a review Apr 2023
Brisbane Region, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
Can’t say much for the walls between the rooms. Definitely need more soundproofing. Rooms are very basic bathrooms clean bathroom but also basic. Noisy fans, noisy plumbing and generally old and needs refurbishing. Not worth $175 per night. Won’t be back
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Date of stay: April 2023
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qaatalia wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia318 contributions104 helpful votes
We booked the room, unseen. When described as a family room I expected some space - wrong! 3 beds crammed into one room, oh, and there was one chair. It was clean and the bathroom had a walk in shower. I thought it overpriced for what we got
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Dream12017551273 wrote a review Dec 2022
The manager is an absolute idiot, something is not right in his head. Was racist against our family and discriminated against us, was told we weren't allowed to have a quiet drink with family yet allowed kids to run a much loud af at 5am screaming into out rooms. They refused to service our rooms, asked for fresh towels but got none, didn't even give us toilet paper. The beds had cockroaches in them as well as spider infestation. Dirty tiny units and a manager who's an absolute flop
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Traveler325881 wrote a review July 2022
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
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A great little getaway spot. Revamped and has all the essentials for a family getaway without the horrendous price tag. Rooms are clean and the bathrooms are exactly what you need for a beachside getaway. Amenities are across the road or around the corner for food, coffees or drinks day or night. The pool side is a great place to relax between excursions to the beach, Byron or further
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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StephC1392 wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions30 helpful votes
Great pool with tasty cocktails available. Nice clean rooms and simple amenities. Easy walk to town and the beach (less than 15 mins away) Friendly staff. Would recommend to friends and stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PeeTee56 wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia62 contributions48 helpful votes
This is a comfortable motel in the middle of Brunswick Heads. The rooms are basic motel type rooms but are comfortable and clean. The rooms have been renovated but in a retro style and do not have an upmarket vibe.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dub101 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia163 contributions65 helpful votes
The rooms here are a good size and the bathrooms are huge. Location is very convenient. The owners have spent money wisely on quality bedding, carpet and new paint. The service was very friendly. Extremely clean rooms. The photos make this place look stunning. It is very 'grammable but I feel this does them a bit of a disservice. This is a older motel with a recent refit. The '80's bones still show through. Wifi was patchy in rooms further away from reception. This would not normally be an issue but Bruns seems to have poor mobile coverage as well.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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PRICE RANGE
AU$170 - AU$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Brunswick Sails Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireBrunswick Heads
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sails Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sails Motel?
Nearby attractions include Brunswick Picture House (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sails Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Sails Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Sails Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sails Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sails Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lello’s Pasta Bar, Footbridge Cafe, and Yami.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sails Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Sails Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 km away from the centre of Brunswick Heads.
Is The Sails Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.