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Matador Motor Inn
Ranked #12 of 40 Hotels in Coffs Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A very pleasant overnight stay. We were warmly welcomed at reception, and the lovely lady then actually took us to our rooms and explained how to operate things. We had one queen and one king room, both VERY clean, EXTREMELY comfortable beds and no smells to the room. We could open the window for fresh air and their was an air-conditioner to warm the room up, but it was a bit too noisy to leave on for too long. The bathroom was clean and hot showers were lovely, small but you could do all you needed to. We could unload our car prior to parking it underneath the building and were able to check-out early.
You could get a continental breakfast although we did not, but we could make toast in the room and have a cup of tea with some complimentary cookies and milk in the cupboard/fridge. It was quiet and I couldn't hear any traffic and did I mention the beds were SUPER comfortable....I wanted to take it with me!
I would absolutely stay here again if they maintain this standard of cleanliness, comfort and friendliness, all of them go along way when you are away from home! Thank you to the Matador, a 10 out of 10!

Room Tip: Ground floor easier access to room but they have a area to unload your car prior to parking. Both o...
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for your comments and feedback we do appreciate it.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Traveling from Brisbane to Sydney. Found this little gem on Tripadvisor and was not sorry. The Staff are more than helpful, showing us the room and the features. Explaining the way things work and even suggesting restaurants in the area. As we were traveling by motorcycle, they even made sure it was looked after. The room was clean and warm. It had everything that we needed for an over night stay. Plenty of milk and coffee for my wife and I. They even delivered the continental breakfast in to the room while we were away at a restaurant. Being next to the highway, we were surprised how quiet the room was. We had no problems getting a good night sleep. Free WiFi which worked well. Highly Recommend this place.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Darryl W
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review its always good to have our guests feedback.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to your next visit when next in Coffs Harbour.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This accommodation had great reviews and while not disappointed it fell short of the description.
We got a king room. Closest to highway which was noisy as! Not where i would put the premier king rooms. There is considerable walking of stairs. There was no name brand toiletries not like mentioned in ad. Wifi is poor to say the least and Foxtel mentioned is 5 channels of stuff you don't want to see. Staff were really helpful and polite and rooms and grounds were clean and well presented. Tip- go for a room on ground level toward the rear of property.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Terrence E
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you for your review we do appreciate your feedback however there are a few things I need to clarify regarding your comments.
The room you stayed in as explained to your partner on check in was our last room available and unfortunately when you leave your booking until the last minute during a busy school holiday period then if it’s the last room there is not much we can do. Having said that the night before your stay our guests actually requested that room and commented how much they enjoyed their stay. The majority of Motels in Coffs Harbour are close to the highway for obvious reasons, if you want the convenience of pulling of the highway for a stopover some noise is to be expected.
As for the walking of stairs? When in a two storey building as shown in the website, if you don’t want stairs please pick a single storey Motel.
The toiletries are of a different brand name but are of the same high quality.
Wi-Fi we have the fastest NBN available I have checked the room you stayed in and it has
Ping 27 ms – Download 44.22Mbps – Upload 19.00Mbps which is within the recommended levels for the NBN upper level.
Foxtel we cannot guarantee that all guests will like all the channels we offer so try to cater for the most popular Fox Sport 1-2-3 Sky News Entertainment Fox8 Music Max we are sorry there was no channel you liked.
Your comment re ground floor if you are a light sleeper then please do request a room as far away from the highway we will do our best to accommodate this which is of course subject to availability

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We have stayed six or seven times at The Matador Motor Inn, on our travels between Gold Coast and Sydney. It is a convenient stopping point, particularly on the northward drive.
It has always been clean, comfortable and, most importantly, affordable. The hosts have always been welcoming and Sue & Steve continue that tradition. They were very helpful.
While some of the rooms still have their original fittings, they are well maintained and everything works.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your feedback it is good to know that you enjoyed your stay with us we look forward to welcoming you back when next in Coffs Harbour.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Matador looks like a typical seventies motel, it's been stylishly renovated with lots of little surprises. We had a king bed room. It was very comfy bed. Everything was super clean and in good condition. My husband was worried by the noise from the highway but I was so comfy it didn't worry me. The lady at reception was super helpful and even showed us to the room, her recommendation for somewhere for dinner was spot on

Room Tip: We were Dow the back,probably best
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Steve P, Owner at Matador Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

It’s good to know that some of our guests appreciate what we have tried to achieve with the decor in the seventies theme yes it was built in the early seventies but that does not mean that it cannot be welcoming clean and comfortable which is our aim.
Thanks again.

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Additional Information about Matador Motor Inn

Address: 11 Grafton St | Cnr of Pacific Hwy and Albvany Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#5 Business Hotel in Coffs Harbour
Price Range: $114 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Matador Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Matador Motor Inn has been operating in Coffs Harbour as an accommodation haven continuously for more than 40 years and has been a home away from home for thousands of guests. Just five minutes’ walk to the central business district, the Matador Motor Inn is one of the most popular accommodation stop-over Motels in Coffs Harbour. For the travellers, we are situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. The Matador Motor Inn with its relaxing atmosphere is the choice of many travellers on the Pacific Highway. Late check-in by arrangement only please call. Having completed numerous refurbishments leveraging the property’s ’70s heritage, now more than ever the Matador is a fabulous choice if you are looking for affordable, boutique motel accommodation and outstanding customer service. You can enjoy your stay in clean, comfortable and stylish rooms. We offer a choice of configurations: from Premium Queen and King to Twin and Family room options. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Matador Hotel Coffs Harbour
Matador Motel Coffs Harbour
Matador Motor Inn Coffs Harbour, South Pacific

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