The jewel of the north coast, Coffs Harbour is a charming city found on the northeastern shores of New South Wales.

Known for its golden-sand blue-water beaches, world-class whale watching, iconic Big Banana monument, and picturesque setting with the towering Great Dividing Range at its back, Coffs Harbour is a year-round beach destination and tourist hotspot for good reason.

There are plenty of premium accommodation providers in the region – here we take a look at the best boutique hotels in Coffs Harbour.

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Best boutique hotels in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is a wonderful place. Quiet, yet bustling with life, with the waterfront holding true to the city’s authentic laid-back tropical atmosphere, featuring plenty of highlights with upmarket appeal that luxury travellers will love.

Here are some of the best boutique hotels in Coffs Harbour:

If travellers are looking to travel in style and stay in luxurious comfort, Club Wyndham Coffs Harbour will be on their list. With its 16 stylish rooms, the property offers a boutique luxury experience and gives guest access to the nearby Pacific Bay Resort Precinct facilities, where guests can enjoy the day spa, restaurant and bar, tennis courts, golf course and more.

Blending old school cool with modern comforts, The Pier Hotel is a newly refurbished boutique hotel situated on the waterfront of Coffs Harbour Jetty. Featuring contemporary architectural design throughout, this boutique hotel hasn’t lost its touch with the new renovations, keeping the vintage coastal warmth the city is known for. The Pier Hotel’s Cellar Lounge is great for a sundowner at the end of a long day exploring the neighbouring surrounds of historic Jetty Beach.

In the charming seaside community of Korora, a short drive to the north of Coffs Harbour,  Korora Bay Village Resort is a great option for those looking for a laid-back stay, away from the action – but close enough to join it, should they choose. With plenty of awards to its name, the property is consistently ranked as one of the best accommodation options in the Coffs Harbour region, offering modern, self contained, holiday apartments, and a range of facilities available onsite (most of which are free for guests to use), all set within a well-maintained lush tropical garden, with plenty of birdlife to admire.

While not expressly a boutique hotel, given the scale of the property, the luxurious 4-star Pacific Bay Resort is Coff Harbour’s premier resort, sure to attract the attention of any traveller.


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Best boutique hotels for couples in Coffs Harbour

Couples frequently book boutique hotels as the intimate surroundings, personalised service, and comparatively limited guest numbers help to set the mood for rekindling the relationship and some well deserved quality time together.

Coffs Harbour and the broader Coffs Coast has a number of excellent boutique hotels well suited for couples, including:

Situated inland from the beachside community of Korora, to the north of Coffs Harbour, Villa Vivante is a stunning Italian-style villa often used as a wedding venue. With plenty of great walks nearby, magnificent views on offer, and easy access to Korora village, the property is an idyllic way for couples to unwind, while still close enough to enjoy the beach and fresh sea breeze.

Opal Cove Resort is a larger style beach hotel also located in Korora village. With its outdoor pool, in-house restaurant, and marvellous ocean views, the property offers a wonderful getaway for couples looking for some quality rest and relaxation.

Sawtell on the Beach, also known as ‘Surfside 31’, is a 4.5-star boutique luxury accommodation property located across the street from Sawtell Beach, close to the charming Sawtell Village, known for its salty sea air and alluring scent of frangipani flowers. The property is located only a few minutes south of Coffs Harbour, and provides couples with a great option to kick back and relax within a space of their own.


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Don’t forget to read our full guide to boutique hotels here.

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By Dean Elphick

Dean is the Senior Content Marketing Specialist of Little Hotelier, the all-in-one software solution purpose-built to make the lives of small accommodation providers easier. Dean has made writing and creating content his passion for the entirety of his professional life, which includes more than six years at Little Hotelier. Through content, Dean aims to provide education, inspiration, assistance, and, ultimately, value for small accommodation businesses looking to improve the way they run their operations (and live their life).