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canberra
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Great hotel. Family had a great time staying here. Especially after a long drive up the coast. Location was ideal, minutes walk to everything including the beach! Our kids loved the semi covered pool. Staff were super helpful and friendly. We will come back and stay longer next time.

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New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at this place before prior to a makeover, very much improved. Great bed and linen - the most important components. Had very positive dealings with owners during booking and checking in. Glad the standard has lifted as prices you pay for a room in peak season should warrant excellent facilities and services. Very convenient to everything in Brunswick....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at this motel. The Sails Motel is great ‘cos it’s located in the coolest part of Brunswick Heads. The rooms are spacious, simple and clean, with comfortable beds, air con, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar fridge and a couch to chill on. We chilled some Champagne and just let the rest happen around us. The...

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Thank Belinda A
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Thanks Belinda, it was great to meet you and hear that you both settled into The Sails and enjoyed all the elements our motel and town has on offer. Brunswick Heads is a little holiday gem and Simon and I appreciate hearing all our guests feedback on our business and local community, so thankyou for sharing your experience on your...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Air con broken during heatwave Told to contact booking.com No other rooms available no compensation! I do not often write reviews but I feel obligated to publish this ! Old derelict outdated filthy See photos attached

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting Bruns and really enjoyed the stay. Friendly, quiet and clean with a great little pool area. Location is perfect with a short walk into town and a excellent restaurant next door and coffee place across the road. It's been modernised with fresh paint and updated furniture. What all motels should...

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Thanks Captain Major Major for your lovely review, its so good to hear our guests enjoying the extra details and activities on offer that make a Sails Motel stay in Brunswick Heads a great one! Regards Amanda

Newcastle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here over new years for falls festival. Motel was in a central location to everything we needed, shops, beaches, bus stops etc. Rooms were clean and updated and beds were comfy, was great to have access to a fridge and toaster as well. Staff were extremely friendly and always willing to help. Only reason I can't give 5 stars...

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Thanks so much for taking the time to give your great feedback on The Sails Motel and for choosing to stay with us over your Falls Festival holiday. Apologies your air con was playing up, thankyou for bringing the issue to our attention, we have since fixed this. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Amanda

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for falls festival, Byron. Perfect location for any festival in Byron bay parklands, only 15 mins on the bus, bus stop near motel. Brunswick Heads is awesome. Everything you need, great beach and lovely river. Nice cafes and restaurants. Sails is perfectly located near everything, coffee across the road. IGA (tourist town prices!) and BWS down the road)....

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Thanks RachaelID15 for sharing your Falls Festival accommodation experience and great recommendation! Brunswick Heads and our motel has everything you could want for a cool seaside holiday and it's a bonus that The Sails Motel is so close to the transport and festival site. We agree that all the festival guests were respectful of the town and of the motel...

Reviewed 23 November 2016

With a friendly welcome and easy access to all that Brunswick Heads and surrounds has to offer Sails Motel is a true gem. The motel style rooms are clean, comfortable and well presented. The beds are top notch. Would definitely stay again!

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Thank Kathryn L
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Thankyou Kathryn for your glowing review, Simon and I appreciate you taking the time to share your positive notes on The Sails Motel and Brunswick Heads.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great for a quick overnight or a few days stay at Brunswick Heads we chanced upon Sails Motel. Our hosts were very welcoming, and the older style layout has been tastefully updated and is comfortable and modern ... great pool and Mediterranean Restaurant . Easy walk to Beach , river swimming , and town center . A great find.

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Thank Warwick S
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Thanks Warwick for choosing to stay with The Sails Motel, we appreciate your business and great comments. We're so happy you were able to enjoy the pool , restaurant, river and Brunswick Heads community.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night here on a weekend. Standard motel accomodation, expensive but that's expected for a small beach town. The hotel pool is the best feature. The terrible water saving shower heads were the worst feature. You literally could not use the shower they were that bad. They stung the skin so badly that I ended up washing myself...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 en suite 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 harbor. Alternatively, walk around town and take in a great choice of cafes, restaurants and boutique retailers. Our pool is surrounded by gardens with BBQ and terrace areas setup for guests to relax or socialize. Free Wi-Fi is available. On site restaurant - Fat Belly Kaf - Greek Modern Mediterranean is open for dinner Tuesday to Sundays and for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Jones & Co are directly across the road for the best 'Allpress' coffee, breakfast and gifts. Open early 7 days until midday. Brunswick Heads, where the river meets the sea, you have found the secret holiday spot we love. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sails Motel

Address: 26 - 28 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, New South Wales, Australia (Formerly Brunswick Sails Motor Inn)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Brunswick Heads
Price Range: $121 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sails Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“The rooms at the furtherest end of the driveway at the west end - there's upstairs but we didn't look inside them”
 of 5 bubbles RussellRBBB, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are probably quieter”
 of 5 bubbles RLF050954, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms toward the back are all on one level so no stairs and you can park right out side your room”
 of 5 bubbles AustraliaMaree, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ladies, bring a hair dryer”
 of 5 bubbles 511hazelc, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs at the back or at the rear of the block which is single level only.”
 of 5 bubbles RollingStone72, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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