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Surf City Motel

35 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Torquay
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M Parkes, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Parkes, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like everything on the Surf Coast...it's overpriced and average ! The location is great, but that's about it.....If you can afford more, pay more !! The rooms are clean but dated and have seen better days. The pool hasn't been used for a while, but a run through with the pool cleaner would make it OK. As is probably the... More 

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Lilydale, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok it's not true you don't get what you pay for unless this motel paid you to stay there , we actually paid $330 for 2 nights the first night we were woken almost every hour on the dot by the people in the next room going out for a cigarette and slamming the door behind them, which by the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was basic and clean and the staff were pleasant and friendly. Considering the low price for the accommodation, I expected a much smaller room and bathroom. The location is fantastic, it's around the corner from the local shopping strip and across the road from beach. Utensils (apart from coffee making) aren't available in the room so if you... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hotel is in a good location, right on the beach and easy walking distance to some cafes but a bit longer walk to the main area of Torquay which is just further down the esplanade. Rooms are a decent size and bathroom has a spa bath. Sufficient amenities and friendly staff. It is easy to miss driving past. Look out... More 

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Booked a couple of days here over Christmas to enjoy a break with the family, checked in to our room (2 adults and 2 kids) and room was small with a double bed and a single bed. Went to reception and they moved us to another room with a king bed and double pull out bed. The pull out bed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Was pretty disappointed from moment I walked into reception. Person couldn't be less interested in checking me in. Room appeared fine, but after a while it just felt unclean. Sheets didn't feel clean and both of us felt itchy all night. Room had a terrible view of a fence/wall with badly positioned 'frescos'. Restaurant/bar was also closed. I think it's... More 

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Cremorne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the nicest Motels I have ever stayed at. Across the road from Torquay Beach, nice clean rooms and great facilities. The owner operators were helpful and friendly. I had a relaxing and enjoyable 3 night stay and hope to get back there again.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed here while exploring the great ocean road, wasn't overly expensive but was overly great either. Best part about this hotel was having a place to park your car right next to your room. Typical drive in hotel. Met some cool people in the hotel bar and had a few drinks with the staff after they had finished. We got... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We (3 adults) spent 2 nights at Surf City so we could explore the Great Ocean Rd. Good points - cheap; big room with a 2nd room for my mum; a little kitchenette; close to main restaurant part of town; opposite the beach. Areas of concern - the air con heater struggled to heat the big room; the portable heater... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived after a 10 hour drive from Newcastle, NSW, happy to be starting our Great Ocean Road adventure we arrived at Surf City but if this was the norm we would have gone straight home !!!! The place was grubby our room had cigarette butts in an ash tray at the front door, the room was big but freezing... More 

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