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Chelsea Motor Inn

106 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450 Australia
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#16 of 23 motels in Coffs Harbour
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We are situated in the heart of Coffs Harbour city centre opposite the Coffs Ex-Services Club and close to several other restaurants. Across the road from the Memorial Swimming Pool, Bowls Club, and Markets on Sunday. One block from the Palms Shopping Centre, and the Mall where the uptown markets are held every Thursday. Two minute walk to the show grounds, Tenpin Bowling and not far from the beautiful Botanical Gardens. We are familiar with the local area and are very willing to help you with planning your self-drive tour of Coffs Coast and/or Dorrigo National Park. Buy your tickets for the Pet Porpoise Pool here and save. When you are planning your next trip to the NSW Coast we would love to have you come and stay with us. Make sure to put your review on TripAdvisor so everyone else can learn from your experience.
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Free parking
Parking garage
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Express check-in / check-out
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Explorer23465960935 wrote a review Dec 2023
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BEWARE Good reviews were in 2016!!! Stayed here Dec 2023 because there was no where else in Coffs available - should have kept driving to Grafton! Cockroach squished on the toilet wall - not removed by Manager as he said he would, when requested 5 hours ago. Needs a MASSIVE clean Flaking paint on ceiling and cornice Dirty grimy shower - sludge in the tracks Fan in toilet not working Security latch - BROKEN Door very difficult to open with the key!!! Next door struggled to open their door also. Smoke Alarm in ceiling half removed Nothing in fridge... no milk or a water jug and not defrosted. TV sits in front of the mirror!! Internet password doesn;t work - NO FREE INTERNET!!!! Smokers table outside door Privacy curtain missing Office supposed to be open till 9pm - was closed and locked up when I went to complain AGAIN about the cockroach at 7.15pm I could go on. Depressing Keep driving. Worst $363!!!!! ever spent.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Coxy365 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Ok for a cheap one night stay over , the bed and bedding looked clean, fresh white sheets and the bathroom looked ok. However the motel reception looked like a bomb had gone off crap on every flat surface, in the room the kettle top was thick with dust and crumbs in the microwave didn't instill you with confidence as to general tidiness. My biggest issue however was the fact it is right on the Pacific Highway to a point were you thought trucks were driving through the bedroom, worst nights sleep on our months tour. But end of the day we paid 120aud , 60 quid so you get what you pay for I suppose.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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ilichs23 wrote a review Sep 2023
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Room 29 needs urgent attention. Guests’ health at risk. Had to leave early but emailed concerns to property. No response. Bathroom tiles and shower cubicle were not cleaned. Exhaust fans, aircon and ceiling fan were covered in dust and grime. Refrigerator was not on, there was mould in freezer, and the jug was dirty. I booked a Deluxe Queen room but got a family room right on the highway with lots of heavy traffic noise. I am sorry I booked the Chelsea and will never return.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Avoid this property. In a three week road trip through QLD, NSW and VIC, this was the only...
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BGDG wrote a review Aug 2023
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We stayed in this motel on the way to Brisbane. Upon entering the room we found that the carpet had not been vacuumed but could overlook this so dropped our bags and went for tea. On return we went to use the shower which had recently been renovated and looked nice. Apparently the cleaners couldn’t be bothered picking up the used soap on the floor. Time for bed and when we pulled back the covers it was apparent that the sheets had not been changed as there was dirt on the sheet and it was all ruffled up as if it had been slept in. We don’t recommend this place and as there are multiple venues in Coffs, please avoid this one!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Monique S wrote a review May 2023
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Wifi didn’t work was told something about possible work being done. Perhaps turning on the router would have worked 🤷🏼‍♂️ The bathroom was very dirty it needed a good clean as there was mould. The whole place is dated and needs a good clean and paint job. There is a positive: Shower had great water pressure. Good Chinese next door. Won’t be back.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Wifi not working Not very clean
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kevin k wrote a review Mar 2023
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this motel would have to be the dirtiest unclean motel i have ever stayed in the smell in the room was unbearable so bad i had to keep the exhaust fan all the time . the price $250.00 per night way over the top for what it is no breakfast the shower was the worst i have seen don't ask for soap it was 1 of the smallest cakes I have ever seen overall this motel would be last place in coffs harbour to stay in this motel is price gauging
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Claudia I wrote a review Jan 2023
I booked a Family Ground Floor room at the Chelsea Motor Inn, Coffs Harbour in November 2022 and was grateful to get somewhere we could stay for 1 night as a break in our drive up to Brisbane to visit family. I was also happy to get a ground floor room, as I have a disability where my mobility is lessened due to surgeries to my feet. I also find it difficult to walk up a flight of stairs. Our stay at the motel on December 27, 2022, started out on a bad note. We arrived to find that the family room which I had booked on Booking.com was being renovated (and had been so for 3 months!) A few angry words were said by my partner. The owner mentioned that he had contacted booking.com about it. Why didn’t they contact me about it? They deducted $160 off our bill. The owner offered another room upstairs and we reluctantly took it as we knew that there weren’t many vacancies in Coffs Harbour, let alone for one night. My partner helped me to get up and down the stairs. The room was average, but we were only staying for one night. The kids were happy as they had their own room. The mattress on the queen size bed was something that I can liken to a sunny side up egg - cooked on the outside and soft on the inside. My back felt the pain the next morning. We hit the road for Brisbane and stayed for a week with family. While in Brisbane I rang the Chelsea Motor Inn to confirm that the room that I had booked in November was ready for our stay when driving back to Sydney. The person I spoke to on the phone said that it had. Our Brisbane holiday was complete, and we drove back to Coffs to stay the night. And yes, the room was available… newly renovated. It suited us for the one night. Negative aspects of the room: • even though we used the air conditioning, the ceiling fan had an immense amount of visible dust • no mirror in the bathroom, or anywhere for that matter • the noise of the trucks and 'hoons' along the highway Positive aspects of the room: • the supply of plates, cutlery, glasses etc for our dinner (we had very minimal supply in our last room) • the owner came to our room after we had checked in to apologise to us about the last stay In total, we spent $1160 on our accommodation. I understand that tourism places are wanting to get people back travelling but after experiencing this at an average motel, I will re-think our future trips.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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HELEN B wrote a review Nov 2022
Disappointing that this was advertised on the website/motel screen page and internet as 24hr checkin only to hone and be told it wasn’t Was looking for accomodation late at night when travellers felt to tired to continue on road
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Wtnick wrote a review Oct 2022
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The hotel was noisy, terrible hard bed, pillows like sacks of flour, no soap, stained towels. Very expensive for what you get. STAY AWAY. Dirty overall appearance. Parking a free for all. Wish I had slept in my car.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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DJ ANTIDOPE wrote a review Sep 2022
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions2 helpful votes
I tried booking the rooms via the website . Neither a confirmation nor any message came through. Same thing happened with my friend was well. We both called the hotel and confirmed whether the rooms were booked or not. Adam confirmed that yes rooms are booked . On the day of travel as we were road tripping on that day we called again the hotel that we might be late and do a late checkin. Adam stated that 3 rooms are booked one on my name and 2 on my friends name. We were confused how is that possible. Adam argued on top of his voice in a very unprofessional manner that he doesn’t know anything about that , if we want to stay then we have to pay for all the 3 rooms price because it was a long weekend and it seems heaps of customers are waiting. He even threatened that if we don’t pay an extra price for the extra room which none of us booked , he will cancel all 3 rooms and also charge a cancellation price. What I could not understand my and my friends booking were separate, why would someone cancel my booking as well ? To add proof upon booking at the first place no confirmation came through as the booking app was broken. And upon calling we have got only 1 room each confirmation. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU BOOK THIS PLACE, they want to cheat to take money. By the time we reached the hotel ADAM and his team had already charged the full price for 3 rooms and left the invoice on the table. Usually hotels charge upon checking out if not booking via app. About the room there are no plug points next to your bed. The blankets and it’s cover was old and shabby. Basic amenities in the room was not there. Hygiene was close to 0
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this motor inn all together. They argue and never help you though the mistakes are done by...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chelsea Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Chelsea Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Coffs Harbour - Montem Bike Tours (0.4 km), Artisti Coffee Roasters (0.4 km), and Coffs Central Shopping Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chelsea Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Chelsea Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Chelsea Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Chelsea Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chelsea Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mana Chita, Suban Thai, and Palate & Ply Espresso Bar Cafe.
Is Chelsea Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.