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Surfside Resort Motel

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.2 / 5Very Good
57 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lake Innes Ruins
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    North Haven Beach
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pilot Beach
    13 min drive
  • Airport
    Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ)
    24 min drive

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    About this area

    Lake Cathie

    Located in Lake Cathie, Surfside Resort Motel is near the beach. Long Point Vineyard & Art Gallery and Roto House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Port Macquarie Golf Course and Rose's Vineyard. Traveling with kids? Consider Billabong Koala Wildlife Park and Koala Hospital.

    Visit our Lake Cathie travel guide

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Lake Innes Ruins - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      North Haven Beach - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Pilot Beach - 13 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Dooragan National Park - 21 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kattang Nature Reserve - 22 min drive

    Getting around

    • Kendall Station - 19 min drive
    • Port Macquarie, NSW (PQQ) - 24 min drive

    About this property

    Surfside Resort Motel

    Family-friendly motel with golf course and outdoor pool
    A golf course, an outdoor pool, and an arcade/game room are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecue grills. All 15 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, showers, and ironing boards.
    Surfside Resort Motel offers 15 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.
    Surfside Resort Motel features a golf course and an outdoor pool. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This family-friendly motel also offers barbecue grills and an arcade/game room. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    Recreational amenities at the motel include a golf course and an outdoor pool.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



    Check-in between 2 PM - 6 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.
    If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


    Check-out before 10 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

    • Surfside Resort Motel Bonny Hills
    • Surfside Bonny Hills
    • Surfside Resort Motel Lake Cathie
    • Surfside Lake Cathie
    • Surfside Resort Motel Motel
    • Surfside Resort Motel Lake Cathie
    • Surfside Resort Motel Motel Lake Cathie

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Things to do

    • Arcade/game room
    • Golf course
    • Mini golf
    • Outdoor pool
    • Playground
    • Tennis

    Family friendly

    • Arcade/game room
    • Mini golf
    • Outdoor pool
    • Playground
    • Refrigerator

    Guest services

    • Front desk (limited hours)

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • BBQ grill(s)


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan


    • Hair dryer (on request)
    • Shower


    • Flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Refrigerator


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Iron/ironing board

    Nearby things to do



    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    Reasonable motel stay but noisy neighbours aplenty

    I've stayed at this motel a number of times over many years visiting Cathie. Based on my recent stay I probably wouldn't recommend it over other accommodation in the area, both as the location and room standard is wanting by comparison. That said, it may be a reasonable choice if the rate reflects the basic amenities provided. The beds, bedding and curtains are probably well overdue for a refresh. Overall the room was reasonably clean and well kept for its vintage. I found the main detractor to be the persistent level of noise from neighbouring rooms. Granted I did stay at a busy time during the summer holidays so the occupancy was high. But the noise is something to be aware of if, for instance, you are not a heavy sleeper. I was kept awake well past midnight on most nights as I could hear too much of the conversations of my neighbours through thin walls (with all of doors and windows in my room closed). There is also an ongoing unpleasant sound of slamming screen doors day and night, when people unpack/pack their cars or just come and go from rooms. I'd recommend that a slow close mechanism be attached to the security screen doors so that the persistent harsh slamming is deafened. Finally, it's worth being aware that the key to the security screen door is not provided (so even if the neighbours were quiet, you need to close the front wooden door to lock up adequately at night). The screen door facing the bush outlook is not secure, just fly screen and basic latch door.

    Pros: The staff were welcoming and pleasant. The outlook to the grass and bushland is enjoyable.

    Cons: Peace and quiet could be improved significantly by adding an slow close mechanism to the screen doors.

    Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2017


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Not a Glamour

    Ok for one night and that's about it. Quite outdated, no aircon, outside microwave in bbq area dirty with ants all over it, very slow service at front counter when we arrived and had to call out for somebody to serve us. The area next to reception looked very slumish and messy. Situated away from everything but there was a Woolworths nearby and a restaurant amongst a few other shops. All old furniture in our room and old fashioned bathroom. We won't stay again.

    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Convenient Location

    This hotel suited my family’s needs perfectly. The staff we’re very accommodating, even allowing us to check in early when requested. Overall an enjoyable stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

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