We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bamboo Motor Inn

Certificate of Excellence
167 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save
You added Bamboo Motor Inn to your Saves list
Bamboo Motor Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Lakes Entrance
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
finbarleo Melbourne, Australia
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    15
    28
    8
    8
    1
See reviews for
11
28
4
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (60)
  • Mar-May only
    (16)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (5)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (21)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (18)
All months
Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were the only people in the motel and was given their best room with a good air con. It had the smallest bathroom I have ever seen. In fact we were on a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne after getting off a cruise ship. The ships bathroom was bigger. They had soap dispensers for the shower and hand... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
john B, Owner at Bamboo Motor Inn, responded to this review

It is regrettable that you found your stay disappointing. Your Tripadvisor profile describes you as a luxury seasoned traveler and we would expect you to have high expectations and we take note of your comments . We have a range of room styles and the $99 bed and breakfast deal reflected the standard of queen room provided and the room... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is on behalf of my son and his family Passing through on way back to Melbourne, decided to have a break and catch up with family Booking was last minute, there were 5 adults and 3 children, room small but clean Great for a one night stay Owner pleasant

Was this review helpful? Yes
john B, Owner at Bamboo Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you found your stay satisfactory More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the Bairnsdale end of Lakes Entrance's main, it's about 10-15 minutes walk from there to the other end of the town (passing all the shops and restaurants), so a good location. It's your basic sort of no frills motel that doesn't cost a lot and provides only what you need. We stayed over the Easter weekend for 3... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
john B, Owner at Bamboo Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Our philosophy is clean and simple , good beds and a friendly welcome . It would seem from your review that we have achieved our aims. We have 8 different configurations of room and even each of the 6 family queen rooms fave different sized bathrooms -as you suggest contact the motel direct if bathroom... More 

Sydney
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The room was small but clean. We had a two night stay. Room service charge of $20 applies if you want bed made, bin emptied etc., also the normal coffee, tea top up is extra. Never had this experience before. Only found out after we checked in. Would we stay here again, what if the toilet paper runs out! How... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
john B, Owner at Bamboo Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Our aim is to supply best value 3 to 3.5star equivalent accommodation with the included provision of most popular requirements sufficient for a short stay provided in the room on arrival. We stock and can supply upon request most extras requested for a small and reasonable charge. Your request for full room servicing after one nights stay would... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Situated towards the western part of town. Arrived on spec one Sunday afternoon and asked about a couple of double rooms for the night. The gentleman immediately showed me a couple of rooms that were clean and spacious. I had already made my mind up but asked, cheekily, if there was any money off for booking two rooms and after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Western Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The rooms were small when you have 3 adults.One on the pull out sofa and There was no door that we could close when we went to bed to separate us. The place was clean and the staff where so friendly and would go out of there way to help you. There were a lot of rules that my dad... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Firstly to begin the owners John and Lulu were wonderful,we brought our jetski with us and even in the peak season he kindly moved his car and made way for our jetski.After we would come back from a ski he would kindly hand us a hose to flush the engine.Enough with the jetski,upon arriving we were given several free internet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had a double bed to myself at this place and for a place to just crash overnight, it was very good, clean and comfortable. It's not somewhere I would stay for a week, unless you are on a budget. The small bathroom was off the bedroom that had a separate wash basin in the bedroom. In the living area... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne AUST
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was our 3rd stay in 4 years in Lakes all stays at another 4 star establishment. We decided to spend an extra night in Lakes b4 returning home, budget price $79 for Queen room a bonus. We were in room 8 & both of us found the bed in this room to be the best bed we'd ever slept... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
john B, Owner at Bamboo Motor Inn, responded to this review

We always delight in great reviews as they confirm we are on the right track. We guarantee to meet reasonable guest expectations and will often exceed them. We hope you return soon to Lakes Entrance and stay with us at the Bamboo. Thank you for your honest appraisal of our establishment More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The motel is really cheap and clean and in a central location so that was great. But watch out for the really tacky extras. Never in all my adventures around Aus and the world have I been charged to use the second bed in the room. I deliberately booked a Queen Family room, so as to use the second bed,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
john B, Owner at Bamboo Motor Inn, responded to this review

As great men have said 'Context is everything '. We are disappointed that you had this reaction to a really cheap good value offer. The booking conditions are quite clear and are reflected on your booking confirmation which states no extra bed in addition to a queen bed . We do provide Twin rooms and scented liquid soap in modern... More 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bamboo Motor Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.