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Sapphire Waters Motor Inn

32-34 Merimbula Dr Cnr Reid St and Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
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#3 of 13 motels in Merimbula
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Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Merimbula does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, a nice option for travellers like you.

Close to Rotary Walk (1.0 mi), a popular Merimbula landmark, Sapphire Waters Motor Inn is a great destination for tourists.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Sapphire Waters Motor Inn offers guests free wifi.

The motel features outdoor furniture, a coffee shop, and express check-in and check-out. Plus, Sapphire Waters Motor Inn offers a pool and breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Merimbula has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Vicolo Merimbula, Duci's Italian Restaurant, and Grapevine Pizza Kitchen, which are serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, Sapphire Waters Motor Inn makes it easy to experience some great Merimbula attractions like Old School Museum, which is a popular history museum.

Sapphire Waters Motor Inn looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Merimbula.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Susan S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Good location to area shopping and restaurants. Quiet location if staying in the back. Good amenities for take out meals but not for any type of cooking. The motel is a bit tired and could use an updating. Self serve laundry dryer doesn’t work and several slats on the blinds are missing so other can see right into the room. Lightbulb in bathroom didn’t work and no one available to fix it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Pool had dead mice in it.
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Salnjasp wrote a review Feb 2024
Denman, Australia48 contributions23 helpful votes
What an absolutely beautiful overnight stay the surrounds and views are lovely. Very neat and tidy Motor Inn and very friendly owners. Clean place and room provided is all you need for an amazing stay. Good bed plenty of pillows and a great shower Thank you! Will be back for sure
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Graeme A wrote a review Oct 2023
Queenstown, New Zealand28 contributions6 helpful votes
The premises are clean and neat especially for an older property. The new managers are working hard to update some of the older facilities and were fantastic and quite helpful during our stay. They even found some under cover parking for our motorcycles.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Pat B wrote a review Sept 2023
Croydon, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
Quiet room with amazing views of pool and Merimbula. King size bed so comfortable. Easy parking even though we were on the lower level. Bathroom modernised but shower was a disaster with and held and above shower on one tap water everywhere and not a good drainage system. Towel rail fell off. No shelves to put toiletries. I would stay there again. Pat Burns
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Request a king bed and room with a view.
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Responded 16 Oct 2023
Thank you for your lovely review Pat. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your room and the views of the pool and Merimbula. We will follow up with our housekeeping and maintenance teams to investigate the shower further. We hope you will choose to stay with us again when next travelling to Merimbula.
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dandc_13 wrote a review Aug 2023
Tuross Head, Australia89 contributions28 helpful votes
Everything you need at this motel. Excellent reception staff explained all room options. Booking and payment easy. Good size room with balcony and view. Comfortable bed and pillows, two TV's as well. Nice clean bathroom with good shower. Nice to also have a mini bar as well. Room nicely serviced each day as well. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
Responded 21 Aug 2023
Thank you for your lovely 5 Star review of your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Greg wrote a review July 2023
Sydney, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here for a couple of nights. The rooms are clean, beds and pillows are comfortable, good pressure hot water. Wifi is good enough to work. They offer a free pick up from the airport which is very helpful because there aren't many taxis. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 21 July 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Patrick N wrote a review July 2023
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A good clean large room with an excellent shower, good facilities and comfy bed. Great location with friendly reception staff easy walk into the town centre I Would recommend for a Merimbula stopover.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 9 July 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
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Greg wrote a review Mar 2023
New Zealand2 contributions
Great location close to shops, restaurants and the walkway across to the entrance walk. Very friendly and helpful owner. Room was large and extremely clean. Highly recommended. A great find in Lakes Entrance.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
Responded 11 Apr 2023
Thank you so much for your 5 Star review Greg. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our location! I will pass on your kind words to the Team here at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn and we will look forward to welcoming you back when you are next travelling to Merimbula.
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Smithols wrote a review Mar 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were travelling from Melbourne to Sydney and decided that Merimbula should be one of our stop-offs en route. We had booked based on a recommendation from a UK travel agent and I have to say that we weren't disappointed. We were allowed to check in a little earlier than planned (great!) and we were given all the local information and advice at reception required. Being our first ever trip to Australia (from the UK) we had never heard of the R.S.L. club until we were informed it was a one of the many good places to eat (which it was). The room was spacious, which was great to lay out all of our baggage. It was also in a very good position for all the shops and amenities, we even walked to the beach (its a good walk!). The view was also great.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The pool is cold even in Feb!
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Owner at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
Responded 21 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your 5 Star review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, your room, our location and the bay views! We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next travelling to Australia.
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HofH999 wrote a review Jan 2023
Melbourne, Australia1117 contributions342 helpful votes
It’s maybe 3.5 v 3 and recommended. Our room 16 had nice views of the bay from a nice deck. Roomy with a sitting room separate from BR. Good bathroom although no space around basin for toiletries let alone make up. Pool looked ok. Easy walk to the Main Street. Pity about the internet access which remained a mystery to me so used hot spot.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room on upper floor looking over pool
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Responded 19 Mar 2023
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the bay views and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$154 - AU$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesMerimbula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Picture Show Man (0.2 km), Top Fun Merimbula (0.4 km), and Elite Cuts Barber Shop (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dulcie's Cottage, The Waterfront Cafe, and Merimbula RSL Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sapphire Waters Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.10 km away from the centre of Merimbula.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Sapphire Waters Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.