4.5 out of 5

"A picturesque place to stay with outside balcony and wonderful views overlooking Merimbula. Hosts were very helpful and obliging. The bed was very co ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 25 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Kingfisher Motel you'll be 2.2 km (1.3 mi) from Merimbula Marina and 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Merimbula Imlay Historical Society. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, balconies and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and phones, featured in all 14 rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Irons/ironing boards, desks and free toiletries are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This business-friendly motel offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of free airport pick-up service.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Merimbula motel include Pambula Beach and Tathra Beach.

Standard Room, Kitchenette (Motel unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$114* Per night/room 25 Aug. - 26 Aug.

Kingfisher Motel ratings based on 87 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kingfisher Motel

Everyone (32) Couples (52) Family (3)
5 out of 5
We were given the 'penthouse', and it was spacious and comfortable. We had dozens of lorikeets eating from our arms and shoulders on the verandah. Brilliant! Thoroughly recommended.

Posted by , from SA on 8 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep. 2018 by Janine

Thank you for your fabulous review. We are happy that you enjoyed the Kingfisher Motel.

4 out of 5
A picturesque place to stay with outside balcony and wonderful views overlooking Merimbula. Hosts were very helpful and obliging. The bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious and clean. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Pakenham, Vic on 25 Apr. 2018

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29 Apr. 2018 by Janine

Thank you Phil and Wendy, we are glad you enjoyed the ambiance and cleanliness and look forward to your return

5 out of 5

Amazing view and quiet

Was an ideal distance from Merimbula overlooking the town. A great view of the bay and bushland which was full of wildlife. The room was very clean and neat. Janine the owner at the desk is a lovely lady and very helpful with local knowledge. Just wished I could have stayed longer.

Posted by , from Sydney on 11 Mar. 2018

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16 Mar. 2018 by Janine

You can always come back and stay longer as this area has so much to explore. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.

5 out of 5

Feathered Friends

Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing
Location: Excellent location
The staff were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed seeing and listening to the birds.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 25 Nov. 2017

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29 Nov. 2017 by Janine

Thank you for your great review

4 out of 5

Beautiful views

Nice cheaper option for accommodation. Room was very clean, warm and with a nice balcony with amazing views.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Sep. 2017 by Janine

Thank you for your wonderful review

4 out of 5

has stood the test of time

Pros: Friendly, owner operated, always spotless, and those views just go on forever
Have been going there over the past 13 years - what more can I say?

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Comfortable convenient location

Pros: Location, cleanliness,
Cons: Wifi didn't work.
Very happy with standard of accomodation. Good standard for 3star

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great accommodation with outstanding views and man

Pros: View, peaceful, peaceful location, very obliging manager/owner
Very happy with our stay. Room was very clean but a little dated but completely offset by the outstanding view, peace and quiet and a really friendly, helpful manager. Excellent value for money!! We will return in near future

Posted by , from ACT on 9 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5
Very helpful reception ensuring we had early access to our room as a special request.

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2016

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4 out of 5

A quiet retreat

I needed to travel to Merimbula unexpectedly. The Kingfisher Motel provided a quiet retreat from the bustle of Merimbula CBD. The beautiful view and the wildlife; birds, sheep ! were very comforting. The room was well organised with good lighting and useful extras, eg a steak knife and chopping board. Thankyou Kingfisher motel.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Kingfisher Motel, you'll find an outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. A free shuttle from the airport to the hotel is free (available 24 hours). The business-friendly Kingfisher Motel also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Merimbula, NSW (MIM) (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Kingfisher Motel offers 14 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Merimbula motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on weekdays only.

  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (weekdays only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 14 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 14 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 14
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Kingfisher Motel Merimbula
  • Kingfisher Motel
  • Kingfisher Merimbula

You should know

  • Kingfisher Motel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 14 years old aren't allowed.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.