Making sure your stay is Covid safe

We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome guests to the Fairway Motor Inn. Our community of Merimbula, Pambula and surrounds are working together to put difficult times behind us so we can all enjoy the summer ahead and beyond into 2022. Fairway Motor Inn is a COVIDSafe business. Please understand that to be COVIDSafe we need to follow the NSW Health orders which mean masks, check-ins and vaccinations are required. Before you travel, please check the Service NSW website for current restrictions:


Other ways we stay COVIDSafe are:

  • All carpet areas throughout the motel are cleaned regularly by a professional carpet cleaner.

  • We have our own professional steam cleaner and steam clean and sanitize all the walls, floors, furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, windows and touchable surfaces in all of our rooms. We steam clean each room regularly.

  • We regularly pressure clean all outside areas.

  • We have professionally cleaned all curtains and outer bedding.

  • We have completed an online COVID Infection Control Training Course.

We welcome you the same as we have always done – with a smile. Just like you, we are following the guidelines so everything here is as normal as possible and doing everything we can to ensure everyone has a comfortable, safe and enjoyable time at our motel.

Debbie and Peter

Stay & Play at Fairway Motor Inn with our 19th Birthday Deal & Competition

In August the Fairway Motor Inn at Merimbula turned 19 but unfortunately COVID prevented us with celebrating and everyone who booked our Stay & Play birthday deal and entered our competition had to cancel! But don’t despair, we have decided to celebrate our birthday in November instead!

Book to say in a Queen or King Deluxe room for 2 nights during November* for just $250, and you will go into a draw to win a FREE 4 Blue Stones Hamper valued at $145. Call direct to book on (02) 6495 6000.

We are giving away one hamper a week, and will announce the winners on our Facebook page on Fridays as well as contact the winners direct.

*Available between Sunday 31 October and Sunday 5 December 2021


Fairway Motor Inn

While we’re celebrating, we would like to introduce ourselves. We are Debbie and Peter Gardiner, onsite owners of the Fairway Motor Inn. In 2002 we travelled around Australia with our four children, Peter's mother and our dog in tow, looking for the perfect motel to buy. It’s no great surprise that a motel set on a large, landscaped garden area with a premier 27-hole golf club on one side and a beach on the other, literally ‘just up the road’ from Merimbula airport and centrally located between the bustling centres of Merimbula and Pambula, took our fancy.

We love living on the NSW Sapphire Coast as much as we love sharing our space with our guests. One of the things that attracted us to the Fairway Motor Inn was the space for guest parking and the size of the rooms which all have kitchenettes, a real bonus for visitors. Guests can bring their trailers, bikes, golf carts, surfboards and between the parking space and their spacious rooms, it all fits!

We are also proud to support other local businesses, and introduce them to our guests. For our birthday month we’ve partnered with 4 Blue Stones, a new business which creates the most amazing hampers of fresh, local and quality ingredients. The idea for 4 Blue Stones came from its owner Wendy’s long-time tradition of setting up welcome packages to greet family and friends holidaying here. If you aren’t one of the lucky winners of our August birthday month competition and would like to organise your own hamper please visit their website:

QANTAS flying to Merimbula

Exciting news! QANTAS will be flying from Sydney to Merimbula in time for Christmas.  From 18 December 2020, Qantas will operate four direct flights per week, bringing much needed competition to the route in time for the summer holidays. “These new flights will help more travellers explore the beautiful beaches and unique wildlife in and around Merimbula."

Many people from Sydney have never visited Merimbula before, so this presents a great opportunity for them to fly in for a few days and see what it's like for themselves. The Fairway Motor Inn is located less than 2km from the airport and some of the closest accommodation nearby. As a special offer for any QANTAS passengers in December or January they are offering a free pick up and drop off service to the airport.

When you arrive, you won't really need a car anyway because we have all the facilities you need including a full size tennis court, swimming pool, undercover BBQ and more.  We are also located directly opposite Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club and right next to Wheelers Seafood Restaurant.

Off course a visit to Merimbula isn't complete without a walk on our beautiful beaches and you can take the short stroll to Merimbula Beach where you will have the whole place almost to yourself.

So if you are looking for a coastal getaway visit to book your flights and book one of our beautiful rooms. We can't wait to welcome you. 

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Updates and Makeover

We never sit still at the Fairway Motor Inn and we have been using the quiet time over the past few months to work on some updates and a bit of a makeover. We started of with a extra clinical clean of our rooms due to Covid to make sure your rooms are all clean and safe. Then we started on some bigger makeovers including;

  • Replacing all of the lounges in our downstairs rooms and slowly doing the same with our upstairs rooms.
  • New colour schemes happening so rooms each have a new look
  • New floating floorboards put in all rooms in the kitchenette area
  • Freshen up of the gardens and painting


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HotelsCombined recognizes the Fairway Motor Inn amongst the best hotels in Australia

HotelsCombined is a hotel price comparison website that was recently announced as The Best Hotel Booking Site in 2020 by Frommer's. HotelsCombined owned by KAYAK, has selected Fairway Motor Inn to receive the official Recognition of Excellence Award. This selection has come from HotelsCombined’s extensive surveys using data from millions of guest reviews for a wide range of accommodation within Australia.

Fairway Motor Inn has consistently produced a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts. Fairway Motor Inn now joins an elite group of hotels around the world that have been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence. This exclusive collection of highly-rated accommodations has been chosen using a strict set of criteria such as the quality and consistency of reviews, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues with customers, popularity of the property and of course, the overall resulting score.

“We are very pleased to be acknowledged for this award and the standard of accommodation and service that we provide for our customers”, said Fairway Motor Inn’s manager, Debbie Gardner

“We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in Australia. Fairway Motor Inn has proven its place among them with this award and its commitment to providing high-quality services to all guests,” said Melinda Balazs, Hotel Awards Program Manager at HotelsCombined.

“With HotelsCombined, 30 million people are finding the best hotel deals available online every month. The HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Award makes it even easier for travellers to find the top hotels for customer service and guarantee the best value for their money.”

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