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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Melbourne, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really only spend time in hotels to sleep, this trip was no exception. The rooms were simple but very clean. A little disappointed the pool was not clean, but with the beach across the road, it hardly mattered. The Restaurant food was amazing and staff very friendly. A very simple property, with all you need, clean and friendly. Shopping a... More 

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Warburton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Torquay for one night to visit someone so chose this motel as it was cheap. We were pleasantly surprised as our room although old was very clean and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable and linen felt crisp and fresh. Our bathroom was also very clean. The location is perfect, opposite the beach and very... More 

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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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