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Local events a major boost for the Sapphire Coast

It’s been such an exciting past month that we don’t know where to start on the exciting news and updates!

We’ll start with our Easter availability - we only have a few rooms left for the Easter weekend and only a few 7 night packages left for our 25% off Easter School Holiday deal which is available for bookings between Friday April 8 and Sunday April 24, 2022. Package details and how to book.

Local events

We love having events back again and there are so many to choose from! This weekend we are booked out with guests who are attending Saturday’s Giiyong Festival at Jigamy to celebrate Aboriginal arts and culture. This family friendly event will be wonderful. When people put on such great events like this so many other businesses in the region benefit.

Speaking of events, we also only have a few rooms left during the weekend of April 23-24 with the Black Sorrows coming to Oaklands for a fundraiser for the Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast.

Merimbula airport is open!

We’re thrilled to have Merimbula airport open again with daily Rex and Qantas flights, and there are some great deals on offer. Merimbula is so fortunate to have an airport, allowing locals and visitors much more flexibility for work or leisure trip planning.

Past events

In the past month we also enjoyed Merimbula EAT Festival and after a wet week beforehand, we enjoyed glorious weather. This annual event, held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend and the ACT's Canberra Day long weekend, EAT creates a buzz like no other. With food and drink stalls set up along the beautiful waterfront at Fishpen, we loved seeing so many people enjoying the sunshine and being out and about. It's a credit to organisers and the businesses involved, and from a broader business perspective, many of us benefit from this influx of visitors and we are extremely grateful. We were booked out and loved having our motel full. We can't wait for next year!

Sapphire Coast Weddings & Events also put on a fabulous wedding expo at Oaklands Event Centre which we were pleased to be part of. We host a lot of wedding guests due to the size of our rooms and spacious grounds. If you have a wedding coming up please give Debbie a call as we offer special discounts on group bookings.

Golf group returns

One of the best parts of being at the Fairway Motor Inn for almost 20 years is our returning guests. We were thrilled to host a golf group who have been coming here for 17 years! They’ve only missed one year in that time due to COVID. They stay for several days and end their visit with a barbecue on-site. The weather came in a bit wet, but that never deters keen golfers!

Welcoming guests with disabilities

We attended a workshop about how to improve our access for guests. We have a room specifically set up for people with disabilities, we have many ground floor rooms and all our rooms are large and have plenty of room for things like wheelchairs. We have many measures in place that enable people in wheelchairs, with walking frames or other needs to enjoy a special holiday at the Fairway. Please don’t hesitate to ask when you make a booking if you have special requirements, and we will be able to let you know how we can make your stay as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Marching through March at the Fairway Motor Inn

February went so quickly and now we are almost in mid-March. It has been such a wet month for Merimbula and Pambula and surrounding areas on the Sapphire Coast, and although some places have experienced flood damage, it has not been to the extent of people further north in NSW and Queensland.

As a region that has been through our fair share of natural disasters, the Bega Valley understands that the rebuilding process will be long and slow. People are incredibly kind and helpful for short-term relief, which is of a huge help. But the best thing you can do is visit their region as soon as businesses are back on their feet and spend money there, stay in their motels, eat in their cafes and restaurants and shop in their shops. Then visit again, and again. This is what has helped the NSW Sapphire Coast communities of Merimbula, Pambula, Tathra, Eden, Bermagui, Cobargo and all areas inbetween get back on its feet, and we sincerely appreciate our guests who return time and again to the Fairway Motor Inn!

Speaking of special guests, we get so excited when we have feedback and would like to thank Jane and Rowan for the email they sent after their stay in our four-star accommodation. You made our day!

"We enjoyed a most comfortable night at your Motel - large, airy and quiet room with great facilities.  And thanks so much to the hosts for your welcoming and warm hospitality.  Now definitely would recommend.” 

DEALS

It’s starting to feel like autumn with cooler mornings, and now the sun has come out again the days are glorious. March and April are among our favourite months on the Sapphire Coast - warm ocean temperatures and glorious autumn days! We’ve got a few package deals you can take advantage of, and we encourage you to book early for Easter if you're planning a trip to Merimbula or Pambula as our spacious four-star accommodation is filling fast. Go to our Packages and Deals page for the most current deals, which are available by phone Debbie on 02 6495 6000.

Merimbula EAT Festival

We enjoyed glorious weather for Merimbula's annual EAT Festival, which showcases the amazing food available in our region. Held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend and the ACT's Canberra Day long weekend, EAT creates a buzz like no other. With food and drink stalls set up along the beautiful waterfront at Fishpen, we loved seeing so many people enjoying the sunshine and being out and about. It's a credit to organisers and the businesses involved, and from a broader business perspective, many of us benefit from this influx of visitors and we are extremely grateful. We can't wait for next year!

 

Thank You


We would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who made our return to a busy summer on the Sapphire Coast such a wonderful one. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces plus welcome new people to our stunning part of the world in Merimbula. We’ve had a few tough summers behind us, and we hoped this summer was a return to “normal”. It wasn’t quite as we hoped, with staff shortages creating many challenges.


But we got through it, as we’ve learnt over the past few years to roll with it! Our guests were patient and understanding, and were kind, grateful and an absolute pleasure to have.  It made us realise there are a lot of things to be thankful for as we adjust to this ‘new normal’, one of them being that a little bit of kindness and care goes a long way.


Here's a few things we have on offer for our Fairway Family and Friends.


First up there’s our Valentine's Day Deal – this is a really hot special!

In March we have the Eat Festival happening in Merimbula on the Labour Day long weekend. We’re a great base because you can easily walk to the festival from the Fairway MotorInn, then waddle home after a big day of sampling the wonderful foods created right here on our doorstep! Check out our Eat Festival long weekend deal


Easter is April and that will come around soon enough. In our Easter School Holiday Deal, we’re offering a 25% discount on all 7-night bookings. This is one of our peak periods so you’ll need to get in quick!


We’ve also put together an ANZAC Day Long Weekend Package. The Fairway Motor Inn is a central base for anyone who would like to attend dawn services and parades in bot h Merimbula and Pambula.
And don’t forget that all through Fabulous February we are offering a 2-night package that includes a free welcome hamper by Four Blue Stones.


Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you soon and hope you can take advantage of some of these special deals just for you!

Peter and Debbie

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 www.qantas.com to book your flights and book one of our beautiful rooms. We can't wait to welcome you. 

qantas merimbula

 

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

 

Floor Flooring before
 Flooring Before   Flooring Before   Flooring After
 New lounge  new colours  new lounge
 New Lounges   New Colour Schemes   New Lounges
Gardens

 

 

 

 

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