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Shellharbour, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Smugglers Cove! The staff were very helpful, the room was tidy and cleaned every day, the food was delicious and there was many activities to enjoy! We would stay there again. Thanks for the great stay!

1Thank KristyH24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's been about 30 years since I last stayed here as a child with my family. The landscaping has been planted and looks beautiful, the rooms are still spacious and overlook the pool with the sounds of the ocean clear as crystal. We love it here! The self-contained rooms have basic supplies for catering for yourself. Our room had ceiling...

Thank Sally B
Inverell, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

helpful & pleasant staff - relaxed - good facilities with nice tropical gardens - tidy - small details like generous quantity of laundry powder & no coins need for machines to thick towels and good kitchenette including egg cups - lovely pool + BBQ kitchen - great beach/coastal walks - easy drive to jetty & park beach - under cover...

Thank mandmfraser1
Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Hubby and I have stayed here before and found it to be a great stay. This time however we were given a different room and were very disappointed. The apartment smelled of smoke and even had an ashtray on the verandah outside even though smoking is illegal. The walls badly needed repainting. the carpet was ripped and shredded. knives, glasses...

2Thank Gail R
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this property, a resort with all the amenities required, clean and cosy. The apartment had full kitchen and dining facilities, the lounge was comfortable with a large Rv. Our room was perfect and comfortable. The surroundings beautiful and the beach right there.

1Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 1 December 2016

could not be better listen to the beach at night excellent out door area and quiet excellent kitchen everything you may need is there very clean, however parking is tight especialy having a landcruiser will always go there again

Thank John P
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent, huge appartment a few steps from the beach. Nice pool and barbeque area. Quiet setting in a residential area. We liked it very much and extended our stay. There are no shops or restaurants nearby, you absolutely need a car.

Thank Horst M
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

5 fantastic days with my parents. First time in Coffs Harbour and the accommodation at Smugglers on the beach was just perfect 👍🏻 Beautiful beaches relaxing and very quiet for a nice break under the sunshine.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Absolutely impressed with every aspect of our recent 8 night stay at Smuggler's! We were in Coffs Harbour for work and had selected this accommodation based on previous reviews, proximity to beach and the quiet location - we were NOT disappointed. Our apartment was spotless when we arrived and the kitchen included all the apparatus required - including dishwasher powder,...

Thank ThelmaLoui
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We visited in 2010 & this was a lovely place to holiday. The appartments are stunning, very clean, modern, comfortable & private. The prices for our 4 day stay back then in a 2 bedroom apartment were great & quite reasonably affordable for a family of 4.

Thank Tinaloves D

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smugglers On The Beach is absolute beachfront accommodation located just five minutes north of Coffs Harbour's City Centre. Coffs Harbour accommodation at its finest, Smugglers On The Beach offers 16 fully self-contained resort style apartments. Nestled among tropical gardens, all apartments have their own private patio or balcony overlooking the pool, floodlit gardens or magical Pacific Ocean. The large apartments are designed and custom furnished to provide plenty of space for a relaxed and comfortable holiday, with attention to the minor details that help to make your holiday in Coffs Harbour a special one. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments we can cater for everyone from the solo traveler, couples, large families right through to large group bookings for weddings, sporting events, family reunions or almost any other occasion. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smugglers on the Beach

Address: 36 Sandy Beach Rd | Korora, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Coffs Harbour
Price Range: ₹ 5,310 - ₹ 9,327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smugglers on the Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Coffs Harbour
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Coffs Harbour
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#2 Business Hotel in Coffs Harbour
#4 Best Value Hotel in Coffs Harbour
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“Staff very good with assisting room selection based on your needs & preferences”
 of 5 bubbles mandmfraser1, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see your room before you check in.”
 of 5 bubbles gailricho, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“" Rooms that open out to the pool are great to relax and listen to the ocean"”
 of 5 bubbles perriperri67, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs apartments are good for travellers with mobility problems.”
 of 5 bubbles JoanA736, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room eight (upstairs, second floor) has good view of pool. All rooms seem to have different configurations. Rooms 5, 6, 7 & 8”
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 of 5 bubbles bebbydet, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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