4.5 out of 5

"Great Family facilities and good location within the town. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 16 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Sapphire Waters Motor Inn puts you in the centre of Merimbula, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Main Beach Recreation Reserve and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Magic Mountain Recreational Park. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking and a spa tub.

All 29 rooms feature LCD TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and in-room massages. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and microwaves. Hairdryers, phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and a computer station. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 8:30 AM.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Merimbula motel include Pambula Merimbula Golf Club and Pambula Beach.

Merimbula Escape Package

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Corporate Executive Package

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive King Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Corporate Package

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Queen Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sapphire Waters Motor Inn ratings based on 110 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sapphire Waters Motor Inn

Everyone (40) Couples (40) Family (30)
5 out of 5
Close to everything, Restaurants, shops, beach. Will stay there again soon.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 23 Nov. 2018

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2 out of 5

Worn out

From the road, this motel looks like a really great place to stay. It's well presented, the gardens are neat and tidy, located in a great spot, and they have won various awards over the years. We booked and payed 3 nights in the "King spa suite", room 26. The room backs onto the major round-a-bout in town, the noise of the traffic is unbearable. If you stay in this room, I recommend you go buy some earplugs. The furniture is old, the little kitchen facilities are old, the carpet is old and dusty....... #note to cleaners, look behind the bedside tables. Then there's the bathroom, the spa is a great size, but it barely pumps out any water, the taps are all chipped and worn-out, the tiles are cracked, the hand basin has big cracks in it, the grout in the tiling is filthy... if it hasn't already fallen out. And the mold in the shower is really bad. Even the front door to the room has a big crack in it. The bed however, was surprisingly comfortable, and although I only spoke to the lady at the front desk for 2 minutes upon check in, she was nice. Now, the manager will read this and most likely write a reply to me saying something along the lines of "we're sorry to hear about your bad experience, and why didn't you report it to our team, blah blah blah", but it's the same old story with all these motels, the managers only want your money, and don't want to upgrade any of the facilities. This review is only for Room 26, I can't comment on the others..

Posted by , from Wodonga on 11 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr. 2018 by Peta

Thank you for your review. We take all your remarks on board.

5 out of 5
Great Family facilities and good location within the town.

Posted by , from Sydney on 16 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Feb. 2018 by Peta

Thank you Rob. We appreciate you taking the time to post your review.

4 out of 5

Good location

Pros: Clean and quiet
Cons: Allocated parking.
Location: Close to beach, local club and Magic Mountain.
Well maintained motel, easy walking to shops and restaurants. Nice pool and barbecue area.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jan. 2018 by peta

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you on your next visit to Merimbula

5 out of 5

very friendly experience

with a rushed timetable to attend a funeral we were well looked after by the owner who admitted us to our room early. The whole experience was pleasant.

Posted by , from Moe on 20 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: Close to centre of town
Cons: Housekeeping in bathrooms!
Nothing special. Not happy about no room cleans on Easter Sunday considering we were paying Easter rates for the room. Bathroom was grubby with the tile grout and in corners and edges.

Posted by , from Albury on 18 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Very nice and close to town

We were able to go out to dinner and walk home after a couple of drinks. The room was clean and the king size bed very comfy. Hotel owners were lovely and very helpful.

Posted by , from quaama, nsw on 10 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel and locatio friendly staff…....................................

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to the bowling club.

Cons: Thought that shower in bath might be a bit dangerous especially for older people or people with a disability. Maybe a fixed perspex shower screen co
Came down from Canberra to look at the new facilities at the bowling club. Good location close to club and shopping centre.

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel, good amenities close to town

All Good It was good no WOTIF if you do these surveys allow us to choose how much to write.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 22 Jan. 2017

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About the Sapphire Waters Motor Inn

Location 32 - 34 Merimbula Dve, Merimbula, NSW 2548

Property Features

Sapphire Waters Motor Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at Sapphire Waters Motor Inn. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Merimbula motel is smoke free.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1996
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Merimbula, NSW (MIM) (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sapphire Waters Motor Inn offers 29 forms of accommodation with minibars and coffee/tea makers. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. This Merimbula motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 8:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM.
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 8 and AUD 17 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sapphire Waters Motor Inn Merimbula
  • Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
  • Sapphire Waters Motor Merimbula
  • Sapphire Waters Motor

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the motel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.