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Motel Marengo

3.5 of 5 26-28 Great Ocean Road | Marengo, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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56 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Did the Great Ocean Road and figured we'd make a stop in Apollo Bay to cut up the drive a bit. Right off the GOR route is the Motel Marengo. Too cold for us to use the pool (didn't even see it, by the way!), but we can say this: James, the proprietor, was incredibly helpful and interested in giving... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The proprietor was extremely helpful offering advise on our next days activities. Clean tidy 2 bedroom well equipped room that was warm and comfortable thanks to the heater bring on when we checked in. The Little Things Do Count.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

One of the few places that would let you book just one night on great ocean road for a decent price. It's a small place with only a few rooms (10 or so?) and they are right opposite the reception. The rooms are are 'cottage' style and big enough for 4 adults to stay comfortably. The place was clean, quiet... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stayed one night at Motel Marengo. Our party of 5 had 2 rooms for our stay - each room had a queen bed in main living area and a separate room with 2 x single beds. Although the motel is an older style motel it was very clean and comfortable. Don't be put off by the motel being on... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Well worth talking to James about the region and what to do/visit for the time you will spend there. As we stayed at the motel for five nights, we were able to explore the areas that James had suggested - as well as others. Relaxed and comfortable. Just what we were looking for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

All those positive reviews are spot on! Stayed for 2 nights with visiting relatives. Room was v. clean, James was super helpful, feeding the birds went down well as did some of his suggested activities in the area. Comfy bed, slept well both nights. Walked the 30 mins or so into Apollo Bay on one of the evenings - path... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Being a long weekend, we were a bit disappointed as we were not able to secure a booking at the usual place we stay at Apollo Bay. Motel Marengo turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Although the rooms are not brand new and flashy, they were spotlessly clean. The BBQ outside was awesome, and we had a great time.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed there in September and awarded the place 5 stars. We stayed again in March (with different family) and needless to say the place was top notch again. A highly recommended stop over for a two day Great Ocean Road trip. Great rooms, great staff, great location, great facilities...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed here in a huge room at a great deal. Nothing fancy, but very clean and comfortable. James was great checking us in and giving us some local recommendations. Nice pool and hot spa! We didn't use it, but there was also a BBQ and nice outdoor seating area. It is located right on the Great Ocean Road and is... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited this Motel some two years before when the owner had not long been there.Since returning it was nice to see the improvements that James and Andy had made. It was once again the best value on that route,along with the friendly owner /operator makes it for us an easy choice. They had put in new beds,curtains and blinds... More

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Address: 26-28 Great Ocean Road | Marengo, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Motel Marengo 3.5*
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Motel Marengo Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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Motel Marengo is a small independent family owned and run motel set back in a quiet area of Apollo Bay, but still maintaining easy access for guests with its Great Ocean Road location. The motel offers comfortable well equipped 1 and 2 bedroom suites, sleeping 2 to 5 guests. All the units contain Kitchenette's with fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery adjacent to a dining area. The property boasts a lush tropical pool area with heated spa nearby to a BBQ / Picnic area and an abundance of colourful native birds.Other inclusions at the hotel are as follows :- FREE Foxtel Cable TV (platinum) package with over 100 channels including complimentary Movie channels and Sports channels- FREE Wifi - complimentary printing of tickets and important documents- FREE Wetsuit Hire and Body Boards (Beach is located 3 minutes walk)- FREE Board games for any rainy days during your stay- FREE DVD Library (*DVD player surcharge $10 for entire stay)- FREE guest BBQ ....And lastly but we think most importantly...we can give you FREE tourist advice to let you know what the highlights of the area are, the nicest walks, the biggest waterfalls, where to spot wildlife, the best viewing points for sunset and sunrise. We can also provide you with local maps at no extra charge, and having toured the local area extensively ourselves we can also offer advice on other areas you maybe intending to visit after your stay in Apollo Bay to make sure you make the most of your time in this beautiful region of ours.Your hosts, James & Andy ... more   less 
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