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Kingfisher Motel

105 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
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#9 of 13 motels in Merimbula
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Every unit has its own private balcony with OUTSTANDING ocean views.The Kingfisher Motel is situated on 2 acres of land with an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy the tranquility with a no children policy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Newspaper
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Smoking rooms available
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kelly M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Last minute booking. Came for a few nights and stayed a week!! Situated on the hill into Merimbula the Kingfisher Motel has the most incredible view’s overlooking the town, ocean and tree line that offer abundance in beautiful birdlife Retro style accommodation with kitchenette, microwave and all you need, very clean and spacious…. Did I mention the balcony and that view! Great hosts! Janine and Baron were amazing! So welcoming they really made us feel at home. With information on what to do, where to go, maps to boot. We were even given a complimentary bottle of champagne 🍾 New year’s eve with some muffins. Janine even gave us lemons from the tree and some home grown eggs, seriously beautiful real people who clearly love what they do We will definitely stay again
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Although a little out of Main Street they have a courtesy bus that runs regularly
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NilGB wrote a review Oct 2023
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If I could give more stars, I would. We were on a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney. That day, we were driving from Lakes Entrance to Broulee, where we would spend the night. But a little outside Merimbula, our car broke down. So we were standing in the middle of nowhere, with 2 kids, with the sun going down. We called for roadside assistance. Sam was very helpful. But the real angel was Derryl, the towtruck guy. A 60-something guy went out of his way to help us with our luggage and helped us get a room to stay for the night. He brought us to Kingfisher Motel, where the owners were super kind. They gave us a room, charged us less for it because we were in trouble, heated up the barbecue for us to eat, offered to buy us pizza if we didn't have anything to eat, took us to the car repair shop the next day to get our car. They were so nice, and I was overwhelmed with their warmth and positivity. I would give Kingfisher Motel and Merimbula town a double thumbs up.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Kingfisher Motel doesn't allow kids (as told to us by the owner). They allowed us that night...
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Sue, HappyTraveller7159 wrote a review Mar 2023
Sydney, Australia25 contributions14 helpful votes
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A older style motel, but very clean and comfortable, everything you need. A well-equipped room with a 2 seater lounge, microwave, cutlery, iron and ironing board etc. There's a balcony with a table and chairs, looking out to a spectacular view of Merimbula and it's waterways. In the morning you get visited by Kookaburras, parakeets and cockies. The owner is lovely and very helpful. Highly recommended, and a very pleasant motel to stay in.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chrisste1 wrote a review Apr 2022
Gold Coast, Australia369 contributions105 helpful votes
What an amazing Motel, the view from the balcony is exceptional. Staff very friendly and nothing is a bother. Big room with a big balcony overlooking the sea. Close to shops and restaurants. Very clean, comfortable bed, amazing location. Loved watching the birds while sitting at the table next to a very big picture window. Just amazing
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Apr 2022
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Adrian P wrote a review Dec 2021
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions7 helpful votes
We chose the Kingfisher on the basis of the previous reviews, all of which turned out to be accurate. The owners are charming, helpful and live on site, so they make themselves available and give the place a cheerful, bustling look. The rooms are basic, but clean and bright. The views, including the abundant birdlife and the sheep, are stunning, and breakfast on the balcony watching the sunrise, breathtaking. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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PennyandKirk wrote a review Jan 2021
Merimbula, Australia27 contributions6 helpful votes
5 stars all the way. The Kingfisher is delightful. Views, local wildlife and beautifully maintained. The best part is the hosts, so welcoming and warm. A charming place and relaxing stay. Can’t wait to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Mar 2021
Thank you for your 5 stay review and for staying at the Kingfisher Motel
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Tonez65 wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here close to New Year and was wonderfully surprised. Beautiful outlook over Merimbula, nice and quiet location, room was clean and welcoming. Had to leave early due to border closure, and Janine kindly waived the extra day that we couldn't stay, very understanding and a fantastic host.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 13 Mar 2021
Thank you for your fabulous review and for staying with us. come back again real soon.
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Stella wrote a review Feb 2020
Sapphire Coast, Australia1 contribution
I stayed here with my mother prior to the bushfires reaching the South Coast area, We had been advised to try the place by a lovely couple that ran the local Bakery in Alice Street, we had no idea where to stay so they directed us here. Took us back to what Seaside holidays used to be, and a delightful stay was had by all, we will definitely stay here again when we visit the area and would highly recommend the motel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 14 Mar 2020
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OzCaliburn wrote a review Jan 2020
Pambula, Australia64 contributions64 helpful votes
The title of this review is meant to be a little amusing - we were recently evacuated from our home (in Wyndham NSW) due to the NSW South Coast bushfires. Janine, the lovely owner of the Kingfisher, was able to find us a room for the 3 nights that we were away from home The view from our room WOULD'VE been excellent - out over the sea - but for the pall of smoke and ash from the fires. The Kingfisher is in a good location - on the hill overlooking Merimbula - has good off-road parking, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. It's only a short drive into Merimbula town centre, with local cafes and restaurants (not that many of these were open due to the fires!) and there's sightseeing aplenty along the Sapphire Coast. You'll also see lots of local birdlife from your rear balcony. Room rates are good, and, as mentioned, your host Janine will take excellent care of you!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 6 Jan 2020
Thank you for your fabulous review and sorry you had to experience the Kingfisher Motel due to bush fires and not the beautiful Sapphire Coast that we are renowned for.
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Corinne J wrote a review Sept 2019
Sydney, Australia581 contributions68 helpful votes
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We stopped here on the last night of a quite rushed roadtrip from Sydney to Melbourne and back home in five days! We arrived at dusk, and could only see the full moon lighting the clouds and the lights of Merimbula below. The next morning we got the full majesty of sunrise and the gorgeous view, along with lots of Rainbow Lorikeets, Galahs, a cockatoo or 3, ibis and the sheep in the paddock below! Even though we have regular birds in our garden, this was an abundance of Australian natives. The bed was comfortable, a lovely table and chairs (where we enjoyed our t/a fish and chips) great small balcony with table and chairs, lots of towels, and a nice lot of shelf space. All in all a wonderful spot to stop and spend a night or two, even if at first sight it is a little dated (and the owner is lovely and super helpful)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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AU$154 - AU$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesMerimbula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kingfisher Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Kingfisher Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Merimbula Boardwalk (1.3 km), Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf (2.8 km), and Short Point Recreation Reserve (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kingfisher Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Kingfisher Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kingfisher Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kingfisher Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Rye's, Oaklands Cafe, and Bar Beach Kiosk.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kingfisher Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kingfisher Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Kingfisher Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kingfisher Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Merimbula.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kingfisher Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kingfisher Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Kingfisher Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.