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Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula

180 Arthur Kaine Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2549 Australia
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Stay at this award-winning, eco-friendly Merimbula motel located across the road from the renowned Merimbula Golf Course and minutes from the beaches of the Merimbula district. The Fairway Motor Inn offers newly renovated four-star accommodation in Merimbula. All rooms are large and spacious with 32" LCD cable TV and high-speed wireless Internet. Enjoy the resort facilities, including outdoor pool, tennis court and sun bed. Other facilities at this Merimbula motel include Mini bars and King / Queen Pillow Top Mattresses and ample free parking. Guests staying at Fairway Motor Inn will be close to a variety of activities such as boat cruises, whale watching (seasonal), sailing and scuba diving. Golfers will enjoy being opposite the golf course and club. You can also experience the excellent local restaurants, including the Wheelers Oyster Restaurant located next door. For superior customer service and an ideal location in Merimbula, make a reservation at the Fairway Motor Inn today!
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Diving
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Fence around pool
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Tennis court
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Bethela wrote a review 18 Feb
Sydney13 contributions4 helpful votes
We often stay at Fairway Motor Inn and it never disappoints. Pleasant, friendly service and Debbie & Peter always try to be helpful. We would not stay anywhere else in the Pambula/Merimbula area.and cannot wait to return. If you are a golfer this is the very best position possible. Large rooms and perfectly kept.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Richard M wrote a review Jan 2024
Broxbourne, United Kingdom278 contributions151 helpful votes
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Very pleasant hotel, now privately run, very informative friendly lady provided us with information about the town and where to eat. The hotel is around 5 minutes drive from Pambula or 15 from Merimbula, the room / suite was huge with a small kitchenette, which included tea,coffee as well as a small carton of milk. It was clean fresh and very comfortable. There was a small pool area but we did not have time to use it, parking on site right outside your room, albeit we had an upstairs apartment. Pleasant stay for one night or more
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: The upstairs apartments have a better view
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topdoc55 wrote a review Nov 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom117 contributions109 helpful votes
A tired room, dated and of doubtful cleanliness. A musty smell. There may be better options in Merimbula 4k away but I wouldn’t come back here. This was suggested to us by a leading holiday company. I’ll certainly feed back our views on our return.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GK wrote a review Nov 2023
Bemboka, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
Close to the airport and easy to find. Clean and friendly staff, pool is good size. The only problem is the road work in front of the hotel, but not a problem for us. The golf course across the street is good and easy to access. Enjoyed staying here
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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lisamari_7 wrote a review May 2023
Sydney, Australia41 contributions31 helpful votes
My husband and I booked to stay here for one night. When we arrived, the smell inside the room was so strong of cleaning products that we had to open all the windows and the front door to get fresh air. When we tried to go to sleep, the smell was still very strong and it was starting to aggravate my throat and I had to turn on the air conditioning to keep ventilating the space and leave the front door open. We tried to sleep but hardly slept and in the early hours of the morning decided we needed to vacate the room. I called the motel and requested a refund and the receptionist told me that she had warned the proprietor against letting the room out because of the smells but that no other room had been available at the time I had booked the room online. She told me that she was unable to help me and that shes would leave a message for her manager to deal with the refund. The proprietor contacted me by email and told me that what the receptionist had told me was incorrect and that the room was fine. (i.e. that her receptionist had lied). She told me that she would have to ask booking.com regarding a refund. After several emails, and phone calls to booking.com and to expedia, I was given the run around and I was unable to get a refund. Although I had booked through booking.com, the booking was apparently booked by expedia. The proprietor of the motel informed me that she had requested expedia to give me a refund. No refund came through I made repeated attempts to get the motel to refund me and they have refused. I do not recommend this establishment.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Melanie B wrote a review Apr 2023
24 contributions6 helpful votes
I can't believe this fabulous accommodation rates only 4 stars. It has 5 from me and another 5 whenever I can return. Stayed with my adult daughter, in a luxurious huge upstairs room with so many thoughtful details. The grounds and gardens are kept immaculately and that can't be easy. Debbie and Peter were out on arrival but had left a welcoming note with the key and greeted us later. We tried to walk to Merimbula but its more of a bike or drive. When we later saw the town I was thankful for our tranquil spot by the golfcourse.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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horseybreeze wrote a review Feb 2023
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom166 contributions91 helpful votes
This motel has great curb appeal with lovely gardens and a welcoming sign. Check in was straight forward and we were assigned room 11 which was huge! Large kitchen, dining table, 2 beds and huge bathroom. The room and everything in it was super clean. It also had the largest tv ever! It was a little dated and i dislike beds with top bedspreads on as it makes it look dated and im never sure if they are ever cleaned. Location was ok. Halfway between Pambula and Merimbula. It was a one night stop for us on the way to Melbourne. Would recommend a stay if in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mario Constantinou wrote a review Jan 2023
Bedford, United Kingdom3 contributions
On arrival the owner was so welcoming and helpful. Once inside our room it was spectacular everything was spotless and everything had its place. I would highly recommend the Fairway inn also had the best night’s sleep we had on our travels around Australia. Breakfast was also very well presented. All their is to say is a big thank you a credit to you both for the experience
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hristos M wrote a review Jan 2023
Canberra, Australia172 contributions89 helpful votes
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Advertised as 'premium bedding' & 'pillowtop mattress' - The mattress on the king bed (superior spa suite) was as good as sleeping on the floor, so hard, and not a pillowtop mattress. Mattress looked 15-20yrs old, sagged on either side, raised in centre where the two bed bases met. Asked owners for a mattress topper (after 20yrs in the business, didn't know what this was) could only supply a doona to try and add a little comfort to the bed, unfortunately didn't help, and my wife and I hardly slept for 2 nights, constantly waking. Not even the decency to use a sheet as a doona cover, only an oversized bed runner, for display purposes. So the uncovered doona is exposed to all guests. Our 7 yr old son slept on the sofa bed, on night 1, he said he could feel the springs in the mattress, I added the spare banket underneath for comfort. On day 2, I also added another doona, but didn't help a bad mattress. On the way home, he commented that he would rather sleep in the car, as the chair is more comfortable than the bed. I doubt the owners have had a 'guest experience' and stayed in one of the rooms themselves. Property facilities - Advertised as having many on-site facilities, such as 2 restaurants, bar/lounge, 2 coffee/cafe, private pool for each room, golf course, golf driving range, clubhouse, airport transfers, room service, snack bar, pillow menu. None of this is available onsite, maybe nearby. The golf course is a separate business almost across the road. There is no dining options on-site, and room service is only offered for breakfast. When I mentioned this to owner Debbie, I was told she would contact the booking site and fix it up, but also blaming the website for the way she is given the option of imputing information. This is not correct, the website only advertise based of the information supplied by the property, and have never encounted such deceiving advertising by other hotels. Seems like they falsified information to make their hotel seem better than the competition, and therefore increase the likelihood of bookings. The booking website also spoke with Debbie, who then claimed the description is correct because all of those things are available in the local area, even though advertised as being 'on-site'. As for pillow menu, this is usually only found in a small number of 5* hotels, after setting up the sofa bed, there was no spare pillows, and the ones available were not great. Whilst the room size is generous, it is feeling a little dated, a tube of 'no more gaps' seems to be the fix all. Basic in room amenities were missing such as alarm clock radio and in room phone. Limited tea/coffee/sugar supplied and just 1 20ml milk, not even enough for 1 coffee, but milk is available (at extra cost) in reception. I thought it was great to see a multiple power/usb cube on the bedside table, unfortunately it didn't work. A half used mini tube of shower gel was left in our bathroom, and the dispensers on the wall only give a few drops at a time of shampoo etc. Reception is only open limited hours, and check in isn't till 3pm. The gardens around the property are kept immaculate, and if half as much effort was put into the comfort and guest experience, this place might have potential. From reading other reviews, I know Debbie will be quick to respond with her usual rant of excuses. We have travelled extensively, within Australia & Overseas, big cities & remote locations. The bed at this motel would have to be one of the worst we have experienced, and not the usual standard you would expect from a property claiming to be 4*, oh is that another exaggeration Debbie? Or do you mean 4 stars in the sky?
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Captainschmoo wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia23 contributions19 helpful votes
Large rooms, clean and tidy, as stated in other reviews. The shower was surprisingly small both in width, and height of the shower head (I'm tiny so this was a surprising). Stepping from the bath into the bathroom was a drop with no handle which could be an issue for people with mobility concerns, similarly the step from room to the balcony was also larger than expected. The fridge was good but the freezer section didn't freeze. It was not a family-friendly stroll to either the beach or to Merimbula, but was a longer walking distance to both. We relied on a car to get around. As it's a bit out of town we found it very quiet and relaxing. Staff were excellent, friendly and nothing was a hassle
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Date of stay: December 2022
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AU$157 - AU$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western merimbula, merimbula best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Fairway Motor Inn
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesMerimbula
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula
Which popular attractions are close to Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Nearby attractions include The Merimbula Boardwalk (3.3 km), Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf (4.4 km), and Short Point Recreation Reserve (5.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Rye's, Oaklands Cafe, and Bar Beach Kiosk.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fairway Motor Inn Merimbula accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.