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Best Merimbula Family Hotels

Sapphire Valley Holiday Park
4 out of 5
29 Sapphire Coast Drive, Merimbula, NSW
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12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (329 reviews)

"Unit was so nice, very comfy and well maintained, staff were nice, parking was allocated and easy to get to."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2019

Sapphire Valley Holiday Park
Merimbula Gardens Motel
3 out of 5
36 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, NSW
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12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (152 reviews)

"Overall it was great. Only issue is the website stated, "Heating/Air Conditioner", but the room only had a ceiling fan. Wasn't a major inconvenience however."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2019

Merimbula Gardens Motel
NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort
4.5 out of 5
2 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
4.5/5Wonderful! (287 reviews)

"Beautiful property and location. The bathroom needs a good scrub as mould is building up in creases in the door and lower parts of the shower"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2019

NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort
Anchorbell Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
10 Cameron St, Merimbula, NSW
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4.7/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)

"Everything is good, property is clean and in good maintenance conditions, nice set up, owner Is friendly, love it 😍"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2019

Anchorbell Holiday Apartments
Telopea Court
3.5 out of 5
86 Main Street, Merimbula, NSW
per night
12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (76 reviews)

"Telopea is a a great location and value for money."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2019

Telopea Court
Black Dolphin Resort Motel & Apartments
4 out of 5
2 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula, NSW
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12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (280 reviews)

"The property is a little dated but a pleasant stay overall. Friendly and responsive staff."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2019

Black Dolphin Resort Motel & Apartments
Coast Resort Merimbula
4.5 out of 5
68/1 Elizabeth Street, Merimbula, NSW
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4.6/5Exceptional! (258 reviews)

"Very spacious. well set up apartment in a fantastic location"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2019

Coast Resort Merimbula
Sails Luxury Apartments Merimbula
4 out of 5
62 Fishpen Road, Merimbula, NSW
per night
12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.8/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"Fantastic water views.the apartment we had was enormous and spacious and had everything you needed.Lots of walking tracks and the beach was so close"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2019

Sails Luxury Apartments Merimbula
Hillcrest Motor Inn
3 out of 5
95-97 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, NSW
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3.9/5Very Good! (221 reviews)

"Great views but somewhat run down."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2016

Hillcrest Motor Inn
Wandarrah Lodge
2 out of 5
8 Marine Parade, Merimbula, NSW
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4.3/5Excellent! (36 reviews)

"Very clean and common areas spacious. Had to make my own bed and ask for a towel. No milk.... even no little pods which was a shame as i was dying for a tea"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2019

Wandarrah Lodge
South Seas Motel
3.5 out of 5
12 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, NSW
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13 Dec. - 14 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (228 reviews)

"clean, friendly, great value for money, breakfast was nice too"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2019

South Seas Motel
Admirals Lodge
3.5 out of 5
4 Calendo Court, Merimbula, NSW
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4.4/5Excellent! (20 reviews)

"Spacious, excellent location Close to beach and lake."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2018

Admirals Lodge
Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
32 - 34 Merimbula Dve, Merimbula, NSW
per night
13 Dec. - 14 Dec.
4.4/5Excellent! (186 reviews)

"It was close to the restaurants and the Jazz venues"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2019

Sapphire Waters Motor Inn
Nautilus Apartments Merimbula
3.5 out of 5
20 Elizabeth Street, Merimbula, NSW
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4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)

"We had a great time at the Nautilus, our apartment was clean and spacious and had everything we needed. The pool was a big hit with our five year old son and the beach is a short walk up the road. Alan was a great host and couldn’t do enough for us. Highly recommend and hope to go back ourselves ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2018

Nautilus Apartments Merimbula
Beach Cabins Merimbula
3.5 out of 5
47-65 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW
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4.6/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)

"Return visit, Private areas were great for the 'break away' we needed. Only surprise was steps as I am limited in walking movement. I should have mentioned this at the time of Booking."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019

Beach Cabins Merimbula
Tuscany Apartments
3.5 out of 5
10 Marine Parade, Merimbula, NSW
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4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"It was spacious and met all requirements. We were 4 older women and the weather was perfect."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2019

Tuscany Apartments
Albacore Apartments
4.5 out of 5
Market Street, Merimbula, NSW
per night
12 Dec. - 13 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (142 reviews)

"Very pleasant staffing arrival. Roomy studio and comfortable bed. I will be coming back"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019

Albacore Apartments
Apollo Apartments
4 out of 5
61 Ocean Drive, Merimbula, NSW
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4.5/5Wonderful! (56 reviews)
Merimbula Holiday

"Our stay at Apollo Apartments was perfect. Would recommend these units as comfortable, close to the beach and well maintained."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2019

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Where should we stay in Merimbula?

If you've been thinking about a holiday with your children, Merimbula is a good choice. The popular aquarium, dolphin watching and whale watching are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Fly into Merimbula, NSW (MIM), which is located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Merimbula, you might want to consider one of the 44 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Holidaying families have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

Sapphire Valley Holiday Park: Offers an indoor pool, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the quiet location and helpful staff at this 4-star campsite.

Black Dolphin Resort Motel & Apartments – Features a restaurant, free parking and free breakfast. The overall comfort and breakfast options make this 3.5-star motel popular with guests.

South Seas Motel – Offers a children's pool, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3.5-star hotel.

Tuscany Apartments – Offers in-room kitchens, free parking and free cots. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3.5-star apartment.

When should we visit Merimbula?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Merimbula.

  • Hottest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 24°C
  • Coldest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 4°C
  • Driest months: October, April, September and August, with an average rainfall of 2 inches
  • Rainiest months: July, February, June and January, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Merimbula?

While you are holidaying in Merimbula, you and the family may want to see some interesting spots such as Merimbula Imlay Historical Society and Merimbula Marina. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Merimbula Aquarium and Magic Mountain Recreational Park.

Merimbula is also known for its:
  • Marina
  • Fishing
  • Coral reefs
  • Whale watching
  • Scuba diving
  • Dolphins
  • Theme parks
  • Canoeing

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Travelers loved these Family Hotels

What is a family-friendly hotel?


Merimbula family-friendly hotels welcome children and provide essentials for family travellers such as additional bedding for higher occupancy per room; in-room conveniences; and facilities for kids and family activities.

In-room: Connecting/adjoining rooms, family suites, babysitting services and refrigerators are some other room facilities to look out for. Family travellers find these helpful.

On premises: Family-friendly hotels may also have some additional recreational facilities such as outdoor pools, kiddy pools, playgrounds, kids clubs and game rooms.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.


What is the definition of a family room?


While each Merimbula hotel defines its family room its own way, it usually refers to rooms available in the hotel that comfortably sleep at least 4 people. A family room is usually a larger room with 2 double/queen beds, or 1 double/queen bed and 2 twin beds. At some hotels, you might find 1 double bed for the parents and a sofa bed or bunk beds for the children.

The family room may also include other family-friendly conveniences such as infant beds, rollaway beds, a ground-floor location for convenience, treats for the kids, microwaves or refrigerators for meal preps.


How many people does a Merimbula hotel family room sleep?


Most of the time, family rooms provide bedding that sleeps at least 2 adults and 2 children, allowing a family of 4 to comfortably share one room.

Family-friendly hotels often also have additional rollaway beds and infant beds available (at a surcharge). If young children share existing bedding, there’s usually no extra charge So, depending if these are available at the hotel of your choice, it could be possible for more than 4 people to share a family room.

On Expedia, you will find room details listed for each room, such as number of beds and types of beds, so you can make the right choice to book for your family.


Can a family of 4 stay in one Merimbula hotel room?


Yes. Look for Merimbula hotels with rooms which have 2 double beds or 2 queen beds. On Expedia, you can use the family-friendly filter to narrow your search. These hotels are more likely to have such rooms suitable for a family of 4 to stay comfortably in one room.

Alternatively, you could hire an infant crib or additional rollaway beds to fit more people in a regular 2-person room. Check if your hotel of choice provides these facilities.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.


Can a family of 5 stay in one Merimbula hotel room?


Yes, depending on the hotel’s policies, it could be possible. Many family-friendly hotels have higher occupancy rooms that come with beds for 4 people, sometimes more. Of those hotels, look out for one which provides the following options to accommodate a fifth person:

✓ Infant cribs available (free or surcharge)

✓ Kids-stay-free policies (younger children can share existing bedding at no extra charge)

✓ Rollaway beds available (free or surcharge)

✓ Extra guests allowed

Alternatively, look for hotels with family suites or 2 connecting rooms.

On Expedia, you can find these details listed on each property page. Note, age restrictions and hotel rules around qualifying as a family apply for all of the above. Not all hotels allow extra staying guests.


Do Merimbula hotels charge more for extra guests?


It depends on the hotel. Most of the time, yes a surcharge applies for any additional staying guest beyond the original capacity of the room -- for instance, having a third guest in a two-person room.

It’s not as clear in cases where the room already comes with enough beds to accommodate your guest(s).There may be no fees as many hotels charge per-room, not per-guest (unless breakfast is included). However, some hotels may still charge for any extra staying guest beyond the original number of guests mentioned in the booking. Many hotels require all staying guests to register their details.

Note that not all hotels allow extra overnight guests, so it’s best to check beforehand.


Can kids have their own hotel room in Merimbula?


Generally speaking, young children under a certain age are not allowed their own room, unless it's a connecting room with their parents next door. Older children may be able to have their own room. It’s best to check the individual policy of the hotel you’re interested in, as this varies from one hotel to the next.


What is the difference between adjoining rooms and connecting rooms in a Merimbula hotel?


The terms ‘adjoining’ and ‘connecting’ are often used interchangeably to mean the same thing. That is, two hotel rooms that have a connecting door, where guests can move freely between both rooms without using the front door. For family travellers, this allows parents to have more comfort and privacy, yet remain within visible reach of their children comfortably in their own beds next door.

The more accurate term for this is connecting rooms. ‘Adjoining rooms’ are in fact simply two hotel rooms located next to each other.


How do you get an adjoining room at a Merimbula hotel?


On Expedia, you can check if a hotel has adjoining rooms in the room details or property details.

Adjoining/connecting rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


How do I choose a good family-friendly hotel in Merimbula?


Family travellers love hotels with good swimming pools, kids clubs, good service, larger rooms (to accommodate families of 4 or 5), and have a convenient location for sightseeing.


Consider location and transport options carefully, ensuring it's convenient to get around Merimbula together as a family:

  • Hotel-airport shuttles (free or surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttles to family attractions (free or surcharge).
  • Well-connected public transportation nearby
  • Within walking distance to main attractions


You have the option of hotel alternatives too:

  • Spacious vacation rentals with multiple rooms
  • Aparthotels with in-room kitchenettes and laundry facilities
  • Unique local style of accommodation, for an authentic experience


How do I find a good family-friendly hotel in Merimbula on Expedia?


You can start your search by entering your destination and dates, to see a list of hotels. Then check the filter box that says ‘family-friendly’, and sort the hotels to see the top recommended hotels, best deals or hotels with the best guest rating. Depending on the age of your children and the size of your family travelling together, different amenities will be more suitable. Look out for the features above.

You can also read genuine guest reviews from other family travellers. To do this, once you’ve found a hotel you’re interested in, click on the number of reviews, then select the ‘traveler type’ button. Here you can view only the most relevant reviews by selecting ‘families’ or ‘families with small children’.


How do I choose a good Merimbula for a family with kids?


If you have young children, look for Merimbula hotels which have the following available:

✓ Infant cribs

✓ Kids-stay-free policy

✓ Children’s pool

✓ Babysitting/childcare (free or surcharge)

✓ Supervised kids club

✓ Snacks available on-site

✓ Kids menu


Availability of these in-room facilities comes in handy for storing formula and preparing food:

✓ Microwave

✓ Refrigerator

✓ Kitchenette


How do I find a good Merimbula for a family with teenage children?


If you have teenagers, look out for adjoining rooms, on-site arcade or gaming rooms, multiple pools, nearby activities and theme-park shuttles in your Merimbula hotel.


How do I choose a Merimbula hotel that’s good for a family with elderly parents?


If you’re travelling with older folks, use the filters to search for family-friendly hotels with accessibility features. Consider booking ground-floor rooms for easy access.


How do I find hotels in Merimbula that are good for large families?


For large families, check if hotels have

✓ Kids-stay-free policy ✓ Additional/rollaway beds available for hire ✓ Connecting rooms ✓ Family suites ✓ Recreational activities for various ages.


How do I choose a good hotel for a Merimbula family holiday on a budget?


On Expedia, you can use filters to search for family-friendly hotels, sort the hotels to view the cheapest first or the best deals available. When you’ve found a hotel you like, look at the guest rating or click on the number of guest reviews to see what past guests had to say.

Some other considerations to save costs are:

  • Room Facilities: Rooms that sleeps four to six people, rollaway beds available, kids-stay-free policy. Kitchenette for preparing and reheating group meals. Aparthotels with laundry facilities. Free airport transfers, free parking.
  • Hotel Location: Cheaper hotels outside the city-centre or popular tourist areas, with public transportation nearby so it's convenient to get around. Or hotels in the best location where you can walk to attractions.
  • Vacation Rentals: These tend to be more spacious and do not have 24-hour front desks, toiletries or other frills, so you save on those costs.