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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Management response:

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. More 

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked around for reasonably priced accommodation in the Byron Bay area - there is none according to our budget $100 - $120. One thing we insist on is cleanliness, room space and somewhere to set up the lap top and do business. We looked further afield and chose the Sails Motel in Brunswick Motel in Brunswick Heads, just 15... More 

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Thank RussellRBBB
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Thanks RussellRBBB for your great review highlighting The Sails as the motel in Brunswick Heads offering great value for money with friendly service and spacious, clean rooms. We hope your able to visit us again on your next business trip. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

One of the better of the old roadside motel experiences you will find along the NSW/Gold Coast coastline. This one's been updated with a fresh contemporary vibe, is clean and conveniently located a short walk to beach & cafes including a good one directly across the road, Jones & Co.

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Thank wendthisway
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic review and appreciating the updates made to our original motel. We are lucky to be in great proximity to all the wonderful attractions in Brunswick Heads, including Jones and Co. They are open from 7am, 7 days a week, serving Allpress coffee and are a great breakfast option for our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here for two nights and it was great, the managers are friendly and helpful, checkin was quick and easy. The motel itself is well maintained, the room we stayed in had been refurbished and was spotlessly clean, car parking was in front of the room. Location is good as it's only a short walk to shops, cafes, etc.... More 

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Thank RLF050954
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Its so lovely to hear our guests compliment our motel, thank you for taking the time to submit your review and for choosing The Sails Motel as your choice of accommodation in beautiful Brunswick Heads. We hope you will visit again soon. More 

Caboolture, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Clean rooms friendly staff everything you need for an overnight stay rooms are clean and well serviced short walk to the hotel for dinner relatively quiet spot no traffic to keep you awake Brisk walk out to the river mouth in the morning makes it all worthwhile

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Thank Graham C
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review The Sails Motel with your positive notes. It's great you were able to explore town and discover the river, its a unique spot to enjoy when visiting Brunswick Heads. More 

wellington
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Arrived in Brunswick heads without a booking on a long weekend so we're happy to find a room here. The owner was super friendly, the rooms gleaming and comfortable and the town is gorgeous .. A lovely stay - well be back 🌈☀️

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Thank bedoiunfamily
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Thank you for the lovely compliments. We're so pleased you were able to check in and enjoy the end of a great long weekend in Brunswick Heads. See you again on your next trip. More 

Coffs harbour
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great location , shame the renovations stoped at the bathroom ....walls are thin , old and tired looking ....but it is what it is .walking distance to everything but Brunswick Heads is not very big ......disappointed .

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Thank didee1966
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Thanks for your notes on our location. The Sails Motel is in great proximity to all the great retail , restaurants and cafes in beautiful Brunswick Heads. More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

With some motels in Brunswick Heads charging close to $200 per night, the sails was a super pleasant, less expensive option. This is the motel where attention to detail matters and it shows. A super friendly welcome as we checked in and then off to our room. It was absolutely spotless and was full of extra touches, should you need... More 

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Thank Christine A
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Thank you for such a positive and engaging review. Every day is a pleasure to welcome and provide great service and ammenities to guests that choose to stay with us. We really do appreciate your business. Thanks again. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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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: $124 - $262 (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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