In 2003, the Hackney Family purchased the property after 25 years of previously operating country motels in Murrurundi NSW, Toowoomba QLD and Kiama NSW. ‘The Pines Flag Inn’ in Kiama was the premier 4 ½ Star motel of the town and incorporated the fine dining restaurant, Sandy’s, a favourite of locals for special occasions

The then ‘Country Comfort Lane Cove’ posed an exciting new challenge and within 6 months extensive refurbishments were completed and the hotel was re-launched with Choice Hotels Australasia as ‘Comfort Inn North Shore’. Soon after the onsite restaurant obtained a full liquor licence and was also re-launched with a Mediterranean and home style menu as Terracotta Licensed Restaurant.

Not associated with Country Comfort, the Comfort brand has been popular across the USA and Europe for over 30 years. In 1999, Flag Hotels International introduced the Comfort, Quality and Clarion hotel brands to Australia and converted their 400 Australian franchise hotels to the new brand identities. As the Hackney Family had been associated with Flag Hotels for over 10 years the new Comfort brand was an obvious choice for the North Shore hotel.

Today, our hotel still attracts many corporate guests and visitors from regional areas due to its quiet off highway position. Comfort Inn North Shore continuously benefits from ongoing renovations however our guests already enjoy our significant improvements and features

At Comfort Inn North Shore, we proudly assure a high standard of cleanliness & comfort for your stay. All rooms have been prepared for you with an eye to detail and feature:

  • Queen bed
  • Ensuite
  • Mini-bar
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Opening Windows


The Hackney Family and staff hope to welcome you soon at Comfort Inn North Shore.