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Sandpiper Motel

3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Apollo Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
56 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here recently for four nights and would without reservation recommend it to anyone looking for motel accommodation within very easy walking distance of all that Apollo Bay has to offer. It is situated one block behind the main street/seafront and hence there is no traffic noise. We occupied an upper floor sea view (through neighbouring... More

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Devonport
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night at Sandpiper Motel on a bicycle ride from Devonport TAS to Adelaide SA. Motel was great and lady who checked me in was lovely .She offered the motel laundry for me to use . The motel was a few minute walking distance of the town centre. I would definitely recommend this motel , it was absolutely perfect.

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Doesn't get any better than this: "I would definitely recommend this motel , it was absolutely perfect.". Some very pleasant words about our staff are also welcome. Thanks! More

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great little place to stay and a good midpoint on the great ocean drive. The service at the hotel was very warm and friendly. The room is well equipped and comfy. A short walk away is the beautiful beach of Apollo Bay and a whole street of restaurants and shops. I only had the chance to stay... More

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Wow, even I get a positive review! We value all feedback, good or bad. Perception (guest reviews) are reality to the perceiver so we have to take notice of them. The fact that we respond to all reviews indicates we do read them and they are important to us! Keep them coming. More

Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good position, nice balcony and sea view, warm welcome and helpful advice on eating. Room was very well equipped and comfortable. Pity that we arrived fairly late and had to leave early next morning - we would have enjoyed a longer stay.

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

All too few people understand what a fantastic place Apollo Bay is! There's lots to see and do in the town and it's a great place to explore the surrounding countryside and attractions. There's now a sealed road which completes the circuit from to Tanybryn to Beech Forest which allows for some spectacular ecotourism. One night is just not enough... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in March 2014. Room was really nice, facing the sea, and very clean. Thanks to previous reviewers' tips about room selection. Bathroom looks brand new. Has heater as well. Coffee and tea provided. Person at the reception was very friendly, and had a printout of places to eat in the area. Had allotted parking space as well. Would... More

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Beaubuoy, Manager at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

It's pleasing to see previous reviews have an impact on prospective guests. We will continue to encourage feedback. If you don't know how you are perceived then it's difficult to make positive changes. So, if you don't like what you see at Sandpiper Motel, tell us. If you do like what you see tell us and all your friends! More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our stay with Booking.com I intended to book for two nights and thought I had done so. It looked like a good deal at $250 for two nights for a relatively late booking . I should have checked more closely. On arrival we found that the booking was only for one night. We were charged the full $250... More

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

We apologise for the mix up and the disappointment this guest would have felt. This review highlights the need to check the confirmation you receive from whoever you make your reservation with. This guest reserved a one night stay at our property over the recent long weekend but assumed it was 2 nights. Unfortunately, we weren't able to accommodate them... More

London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially tried a standard ground floor room but heard quite a bit of noise from the floor upstairs. We changed to a sea view room which was superb - great outlook with sea views, quiet, clean. Wifi worked well. Bed very comfortable.

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

We're pleased we were able to make your stay comfortable. We have a range of rooms available. If you don't like what you are allocated when you get here we'll do our best to find a room that suits you better. More

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely stay the Sandpiper! Leanne was so helpful throughout our stay, whether it was reminding us that we can ask her for milk in the morning or assisting us with our sightseeing enquiries. Comfortable beds and great room cleaning. Thank you making our trip so delightful.

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Yes, we sometimes worry about the "motel" bit. the alternatives we looked at just don't do justice to our little piece of heaven. "Hotel" implies a bar to some in Australia so that's not suitable. In any case our friendly service and Simple Stylish and Contemporary property seems to be universally liked. Look at all the other fantastics reviews we've... More

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Our garden view room was on the small side but had everything we needed, and was spotlessly clean. I loved our patio with bistro table and chairs looking into the trees. We'd definitely stay here again.

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

And we would love to see you again! We have a range of different room types, so get onto our web site and check them all out! More

Longreach, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good bed, handy to town, small balcony, with table and chairs, to have alfresco breakfast or coffee. Free Wifi, guest laundry, walking distance to beach and shops. Management friendly and helpful, would return

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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Very succinct and complimentary. Thanks! More

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Additional Information about Sandpiper Motel

Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel
Sandpiper Hotel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road
Address: 3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandpiper Motel has recently been completely remodeled and provides simple, stylish and contemporary accommodation at a reasonable price. The Motel caters for both couples and families and has sufficient flexibility to look after groups. We are only a gentle stroll from the many and varied restaurants in the centre of Apollo Bay and there is lots to see and do in the vicinity so why not stay a while! ... more   less 
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