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The Clan Terrigal

1 Ocean View Dr, Terrigal, New South Wales 2260 Australia
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#2 of 3 motels in Terrigal
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Uniquely positioned where Terrigal meets the ocean, The Clan is the only accommodation where you can walk out your door and onto the beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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twoshare wrote a review 10 Feb
Sydney, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
Firstly anybody reading this, you must ignore the ratings that seem to come with online rating about this hotel. This not AAA and 4*. It is far from that, but in the 70s, 80s and possibly early 90's I could imagine these ratings being closer. The rooms are beyond being tired, they are knackered and the whole place needs some major investment and modernisation, but if done this would quickly go back to AAA+ and 4*+ due to location and possibilities. I can only go off our room but a quick look around and I think it fairly represented all other rooms. I will give you our the biggest positives first - Brilliant Location! We had a lagoon facing room that was 5 meters to the lagoon side and 20 meters and you can be paddling in the lagoon. The lagoon very popular with young and old, nice and warm and the water not too deep ideal for a paddle. If you don't fancy the lagoon then the beach is just 25m further and the sea is 2 minutes away from the room. The fantastic Terrigal esplanade and centre with plenty of shops, cafe's, restaurants, bars etc is 5 minutes up from your room with a lovely walk along the beach or 10 mins walk over the bridge if you want to avoid sand in you tootsie's. The location only spoiled by some dick that parked their high sided works trailer on the grass verge instead of using the car park less than 2 meters away blocking what would have been a great view from our sort of balcony space. Sadly, despite young children playing around and in the lagoon we saw a number of dog walkers letting their dogs crap at the side of the lagoon and not picking it up! Council you need to get of your backside, get out at the weekend and start fining these selfish, inconsiderate, dirty buggers! then everybody wins apart from those poor excuses for a dog owner knobheads! *See our separate review of Terrigal. The Room: The staff were friendly and we got a smile on arrival and they had a well prepared check-in service. Plus a courtesy call advising what to-do if arriving late. Great! The rooms were relatively clean, but with the built up grime of the 40 years of hard use. The rooms are so very tired to be honest they are just knackered and need a full refurb. Aircon was good. The rooms had full sets of mismatched cutlery, crockery and glasses. If the hotel stated this in their advertising then the level of mismatchedness could have been claimed to be a fashion or quirky feature of their hotel, we laughed but it was ridiculous. The room did have a good kettle, toaster and microwave. Good job that they stopped charging for the Microwave. The furniture could be much better thought out to provide much better useable space closer to sockets and more counter top space for buttering the bread to go with the fish and chips. Like the rest of the room the bathroom needs a full renovation, shower is ok if you are shorter than 1.2m and a much lower BMI than me, because between my arse or my head I kept opening the door and soaking the bathroom every time I tried to wash my legs. Outside the room was a small table and couple of chairs overlooking the lagoon, great for people watching, relaxing and having a wine without the sand, sadly few too many flies I think due to a leak gutter or run off water near our room. However, to get out of the patio doors and fly screen we found that you needed to be Atlas as they would not move along the runners without some major effort. A $15 surcharge for daily room service, is a joke in this day and age. As a stop off from South to North NSW, it is a place to sleep, but given the prices being quoted at the time of writing if not renovated then this is an over priced stay as you are paying 4* prices for a 2* motel, but great location ideally positioned when travelling on to somewhere else. If modernised, would come back in a heartbeat, until then it will need to be one of the other places in Terrigal, Avoca or The Entrance.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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joseph m. wrote a review Apr 2022
Parramatta, Australia2 contributions
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great location and excellent for young children too we went to beach and the grandchildren had fun in the lake safe and not deep, close to all shops and cafes within walking distance as well. we had a room with cooking facilities and lake view
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Laura R wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here with mum almost a week; loved it, really romantic place in front of the lake, and management are nice. Breakfast was awesome - lovely English tea and best Belgian waffles ever. Thanks muchly.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ruth R wrote a review Sept 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
I was part of a group of 60 women holding our State Conference at The Clan. Everything was professionally run, nothing was a bother to the staff. All the staff were truly wonderful and very helpful. The food was delicious and of course the ambience was incredible. Couldn't recommend The Clan highly enough. We had the best time.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Walk into Terrigal village or drive and park in the Wilson Carpark. It's free.
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Responded 26 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We loved hosting you wonderful ladies at The Clan.
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Josh J wrote a review Sept 2023
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Hotel is nice little old style building right on the waters edge, tasty breakfast included in the hotel restaurant (lots of people seem to just come here for the meals only). Staff are really friendly and helpful. This is my 2nd stay and I will be back again for sure.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Jhoski81 wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked to stay one night at The Clan for an early Father’s Day weekend as my partner loves fishing and I prefer to fish from the balcony with a wine. Perfect location, we stayed in a lake view room with the lake just a stone throw away. Short 5 minute walk to the beach where my partner and son was fishing. The room itself isn’t bad, the bathroom was old but it was ok. The service from the reception staff at the hotel and the restaurant was what makes this place worth the stay. The food and the coffee at the cafe was amazing and was free with the room. I would stay here again, wish we stayed for longer.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get a Lake view room
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Val and Mark wrote a review Feb 2023
Maitland, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023. Great Location. Pre Ordered lunch grazing box good selection of food and value. Breakfast at Restaurant was nice. Reception staff friendly and welcoming. Housekeeping is not so good. We called reception each day after the daily service to ask for items not replaced, and furniture items wiped down, leaving them dirtier than before. Rooms are old and tidy, but not clean. More attention required in the housekeeping area of the Hotel. Price is up there for what you receive.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Kelslo wrote a review Sept 2022
Bathurst, Australia40 contributions31 helpful votes
Loved my stay here! Rooms were clean and you could tell they took pride in them. It’s not the newest of hotels, however it is clean, the bed was super comfy and the location is incredible. Being able to wake up and be on the beach in 30 seconds was amazing. The staff were incredibly kind and communicative. My only disappointment was I was only there for one night. I will definitely be back. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 13 Sept 2022
Thank you Kelso for such an amazing review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at The Clan and would love to have you back for more than one night next time :)
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tamworthtravelers wrote a review Aug 2022
Tamworth121 contributions22 helpful votes
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maybe it is best to let the pictures do the talking. Staff were lovely, cleaning was good however hard to make it look good when the maintance is sadly letting them down, location very pretty....they have started sprucing it up having new carpet and paint but they still have a long way to go. Certainly not to the standard you would expect in a 4 start rated property.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Oldboganbull wrote a review July 2022
Pambula, Australia43 contributions9 helpful votes
Our family stayed in five rooms for a funeral and found them all comfortable clean and reasonably priced. Nicole and her team made us welcome, making rooms available early so we could freshen up with breakfast together the next morning being well above average and included in the cost of the room. Highly recommend for an overnight stay or a relaxing holiday close to all Terrigal has to offer.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we were so very happy to be able to help your family on this occasion and would love to have you back soon!
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AU$136 - AU$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Clan Lakeside Lodge
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clan Terrigal
Which popular attractions are close to The Clan Terrigal?
Nearby attractions include Terrigal Beach (0.7 km), Terrigal Boardwalk (1.1 km), and Terrigal Foreshore War Memorial (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Clan Terrigal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Clan Terrigal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Clan Terrigal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Clan Terrigal?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Clan Terrigal?
Conveniently located restaurants include L’isle De France Terrigal, Yellowtail Restaurant, and Rhonda's.
Is The Clan Terrigal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Terrigal.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Clan Terrigal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Clan Terrigal?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Clan Terrigal offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Clan Terrigal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gosford Glyphs (12.8 km) and Bulgandry Aboriginal Engraving Site (14.5 km).