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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 May 28, 2015
208MaartenBinnendijk Deventer, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is an fine place to sleep..... But nothing else! Rooms are dated, clean, simple and with thin walls, making you remember what it was like to be that young, trying to block out your neighbours activities... Location is excellent, right next to the water. People are very nice and the food in the restaurant is great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Arrived late. The greeting at counter was friendly. No booking but no drama getting a room. The room was clean, bed comfortable. It was as expected for a 3.5 star motel. Location is opposite the beach, big selling point. Went for morning run on beach and was a perfect start to the day.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We chose this Motel for its location. The rooms are very comfortable but basic. The Motel has a fantastic restaurant and you can sit out the front looking over towards the water while you have a drink during "Happy Hour". The staff were really friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back there.

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Parkes, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 February 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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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