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The Big Windmill

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a stopover on a long journey and chose this motel. We found it very clean and tidy and surprisingly quiet even though it is close to the highway. Young families would enjoy the pool, waterslide and the beach volleyball sand and grassy area. I would stay here again.

Just needed a comfortable, nothing fancy, overnight stay in Coffs on the way to the Far North Coast from Sydney and met all our expectations for parking, cleanliness, noise, comfort, TV to watch the Big Bash, location, price. Lovely to have a pool. The air conditioner struggled, but eventually coped with the 35C+ heat. Manny was lovely and friendly at breakfast. Will stay overnight again on the way back.

This motel is a great place to stay, on the left hand side of highway coming from the south just before you hit coffs harbour town. Place is very tidy and clean with a great swimming pool and easy parking. Rooms are spacious and well set out. A big windmill at front of motel, can't miss it.

I had a stopover on the way to Brisbane for Xmas at the Big Windmill Coffs Harbour. The room was nice and clean and the beds were very comfortable. Pleasant and helpful staff and the room charge was reasonable at this time of the year.

We had a pleasant stay, reasonably quiet despite being on the highway, Great meal in the restaurant, and a very nice breakfast. next morning. Room was clean and comfortable and the service good. would stay here again.

Was very happy with our stay here. Our room was better then I expected for a old motel, would of been very happy to stay longer. The owners were nice. My bed was very comfortable & we had a nice bathroom & a great TV. I was expecting a possible noisy sleep but it was fine. My kids enjoyed the pool & slide. A big bonus to be next to an awesome family restaurant also.

After a third party site messed up our booking, the staff were more than happy to help us find a solution. They responded in a friendly, businesslike manner and the issue was resolved. My family and I thank you for the hard work. Rooms are very large and clean. Pool is well tended and refreshing. I rarely give 5 stars for overnight stays but I am extremely pleased with all aspects of this lodging.

Stopped here last night and it was a big disappointment. We were in unit 2. Road noise was intrusive all night and the pillows and bed hard to the point of discomfort. In addition the aircon didn’t work and when i went to reception the lady came straight across and pointed out a secondary switch behind the tv. She then mentioned that a lot of people say that they cant get the aircon working. So why not put a note in the room compendium or even on the back of the remote? This coupled with au unrepaired torn out robe hook on the bathroom door, cracked bathroom sink and rusting doorframe in the bathroom makes this motel one that we will not use again.

We stayed here for a night on a trip from Sydney to Northern NSW. I was a bit concerned at possible noise as located on the Pacific Hwy, but the room we stayed in was fine with minimal traffic noise. It is set back a little way from the highway itself which definitely must have helped. The room was a good size and all we needed for the night. We did have a small issue (our fault) and cant rate the assistance of the staff enough to help us out which was much appreciated.

The rooms are very spacious and clean and good value for money. The staff is very helpful and friendly. King size beds!!!! Really good restaurant attached to hotel.Highly recommend this place. It has a pool.

168 Pacific Highway South Coffs Harbour NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Coffs Harbour Golf Club, The Big Windmill is within 2 miles (3 km) of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. This 39-room, 3-star motel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Coffs Harbour, it's also near Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and North Coast Botanic Gardens.


Explore the motel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9 AM.


All of The Big Windmill's 39 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Big Windmill enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Staff members are on hand to provide tour or ticket assistance, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a picnic area.

Room options

Executive Queen - Not pet friendly

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive King Room - Not pet friendly

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Family Room - Not pet friendly

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Two Bedroom Family Room (Kitchenette) - Not pet friendly

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 268 reviews