Welcome to Sapphire Waters Motor Inn in the heart of Merimbula
In February 2009, as Peta was relaxing on the couch sipping a cup of coffee, Steve walked in with a broad smile on his face and said “we should open a motel in Merimbula!”
And that is how the Sapphire Waters Motor Inn in Merimbula was born.
A couple with an idea to provide motel services to business travellers and tourists who passed through Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast.
I met Peta in 1974, as we got to know each other more, I realized we shared a lot in common. In 1975, I proposed and we got married at The Oaks near Camden while I worked as a coal miner in the Burragorang Valley.
Even though things changed and I ended up as a deputy at the Ulan coal mine, I always had this desire to venture into the motel industry.
As the years went by, we travelled a lot as a family and spent most of our holiday trips in various motels across the country. Some of the services were great while others were not so good and this helped me to have a better understanding of the kind of services that should be offered in a motel so that visitors can have that “wow” feeling and even make them want to come back or recommend the place to their friends.