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Smugglers on the Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very comfortable bedding, air conditioning so good with the humidity of Coffs, loved the pool. Especially the BBQ area with full kitchen, fridge, utensils and crockery. We enjoyed many afternoons around the pool and then had family BBQ's. Very quiet location, no street noise. Only 1 complaint was that for 2 nights as we were on the top level, the unit below us were smokers and the smoke came upstairs to our verandah. So for 2 nights/days we kept the glass door shut and were unable to sit outside. However this was only for 2 days. Perhaps a smokers section would be an idea.

We booked for 3 nights as we had a wedding to attend. We had a great stay - fortunate to have a recently renovated main floor 1 bedroom apartment beside the pool. (Unit 9) It was very contemporary and comfortable. The kitchen facilities were great and the bed comfortable and a big couch to lounge on. The beach is a couple of minutes walk away and although it was not good for swimming as the surf was extremely high being by the ocean on a quiet beach was wonderful. You could hear the roar of the ocean while sitting by the pool as well. The pool and patio were nice and there is a full outdoor kitchen available for guests that we saw others using. Perfect place for a weekend getaway. The office staff were extremely helpful as well! I would definitely recommend this spot.

We stayed in 3 bedroom apartment at this property and it was a wonderful stay. The apartment itself was well maintained and had everything you need for a long stay. Dishwasher, TV spa and even bunk beds for kids. We enjoyed the pool and the beach which is right behind the hotel. The only thing to be mindful is that there is no servicing of the apartment unless you are staying for 8 nights or more. I know it is a way to keep the costs down but that is something that can be looked at by management. It is offered at an additional cost. But on saying that we did not have any problems as we kept it fairly clean. It is in a quiet location with major attractions about 15-30 mins drive away. The only thing negative is the quality of the WiFi. Although it is free but you not get strong reception in the room We will definitely be back when in Coffs next.

My wife and myself stayed for a week on a Groupon Voucher which worked out at $100/ night, good value. The facilities very nice, air-conditioning, lovely pool and excellent BBQ area, with utensils, crockery, cups etc, all under shelter. The management were very friendly and helpful. Good location, but I would not swim at the beach, un-patrolled and dangerous.

Second time staying there with family, once again had a great time. Had a couple of issues which we spoke to management about which they will get onto it. Quiet and relaxing by the pool listening to the ocean. We will defiantly be back. Thank you.

Always delivers. We enjoy the small resort feel Maintenance is ongoing, gardening, refurb rooms etc We enjoy the quiet out of school holidays, however part of this stay was enjoyed with our adult family and their little ones. A baby wading pool was appreciated Loyal guests enjoy a 10 percent discount

We had a wonderful time at Smugglers on the Beach and were very happy with the accommodation. Everything was well equipped and clean, and the pool and BBQ area were excellent! I stayed with my 2 teenage children, so the layout of a double bed, a single bed and a foldout bed in the lounge room were perfect for us. The apartment opened out to a small patio area which was right opposite the pool - very nice. We were very impressed with the amount of thoughtful inclusions - even a small clothes horse and pegs for hanging up the wet swimmers.The full kitchen meant that we could cook our own meals if we wanted (which certainly helps to keep costs down). The complex is only a few minutes north of Coffs and just over the dunes from the beach. I would definitely recommend Smugglers on the Beach as a great family holiday location.

Having a fantastic time at smugglers on the beach . Our apartment is a good size . Only complaints are there is no * Dishwasher * Seating area (lounge could be a bigger corner couch thats more comfortable ) as current couch is a little small .and cleaned more often . * was a little dissapointed that we had cockroaches in the kitchen .but after mentioning this to manager problem will be fixed . * Just a suggestion some scented candles may be a hit due to apartment being locked up .there is an odour . The position and amenities are fantastic . Apartment is very comfortable . We will defianetly come back

It really pays to do your homework when choosing rooms here. We must have fluked getting a great unit previously - no. 10 - compared to no. 15 which we were allocated this time and - as we found out - was part of the old managers residence divided up into units. On the upside the porch area was spacious and outlook very pleasant and private. If you like hearing the sound of waves crashing and cicadas singing but aren't too fussed about the accommodation then I highly recommend. No. 15 has two bedrooms comprised of 1 very large bedroom with a queen size bed and single bed and a very large double built in wardrobe. The other bedroom is much smaller with double bed and small built in wardrobe. We had two teenagers so their was no question who would get what room. The poky little bedroom was where my partner and I stayed for the 7 nights and to say we felt ripped off was an understatement. Maybe if we knew the unit layout beforehand we could have asked for a double bunk bed or two single beds to be put in this smaller bedroom? Also a note to management about the furniture - the glass topped dining table was badly scratched (placemats would be handy) and wobbly and the white dining chairs have biro marks and need a good clean. The modular lounge was very uncomfortable as were the mattresses aside from the queen size bed in the larger bedroom. The kitchen was adequate but we had to purchase our own dishwasher tablets. The tiled floors could have had a more thorough going over by the cleaners. Pluses - the microwave looked like it had been recently replaced and the large bathroom with spa had door access from both rooms and was large enough for the four of us. We love this complex and would stay again - the beautiful pool and bbq area is fantastic - but as mentioned would-be visitors should do there homework before making bookings and maybe management could update some of the furniture?

Beautiful beachside location very close to Coffs Harbour, yet so quiet and peaceful. The rooms are comfortable, very spacious and well equipped - I stayed in a two bedroom with 2 other friends, and another couple stayed in a one bedroom. The pool was the perfect temperature and lovely setting for a relaxed BBQ, with a great BBQ facilities. The beach is literally on your doorstep - just cross the grassed reserve and you are literally on the sand. Lovely for a beach walk or dip in the ocean to start the day. There is also a scenic coastal walk which you can follow to the next bay or all the way to the jetty area if you are feeling energetic. I stayed for a few nights with friends and everyone loved it - we will definitely be staying at Smugglers next time we come to Coffs.

36 Sandy Beach Road Korora Korora NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Smugglers on the Beach places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Solitary Island Aquarium and Big Banana Fun Park. This 4-star apartment welcomes guests with 16 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Diggers Beach and Park Beach Plaza.


The 16 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies or patios. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 48-inch LCD TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Smugglers on the Beach have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Two Bedroom Spa Apartment

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Three Bedroom Spa Apartment

Full 3 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 404 reviews