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Surf City Motel

35 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many great places to stay in Torquay, make sure this one isn't on your list! Rooms are not as pictured, they are drab, dull and dirty! You can hear every noise, smell every smoke, and enjoy a conversation with the awkward front of house staff. Just simply do yourself a favor, and move on. Im a very laid... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To begin with, yes we went for one night and yes it was in peak holiday season, but the price did not match the accommodation. Not by a long shot. Pros: It's clean and in an excellent position - very close to the beach, shops, restaurants - walking distance (easily) to all. Cons: Despite seeming to have been renovated recently... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expensively priced as we stayed between Christmas and new year. Room was mostly clean except for stains not the carpet meaning I would not walk barefoot on it and stains on the quilt covers which put you off a bit. Staff were very nice and friendly. Location is very good. Overall the rooms all need a big facelift. Old... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The only good thing about the room was the bed was clean! The windows were filthy, the fly screen didn't close properly, window sill in the bathroom was also filthy dirty! The edges of the carpet was disgusting, obviously hadn't been cleaned in a long time! The dust was inches thick behind the bedside tables too! I had to clean... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

For such an expensive price, you would have expected something special. Instead the rooms were dated, dirty, . The couch was split and attempted to cover up with an old blanket and sticky tape. The pool was dirty and full of leaves. Light in bathroom did not work and hot water ran out. Not impressed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This accomodation venue is extremely dated and tired. Leaking kettle, old stained towels and bed covers, mismatched scratched and cigarette burnt furniture but advertised and priced as up market accommodation. Only redeeming feature was the proximity to the beach though for the price you would expect to see it from the room. Lucky we have a sense of humour as... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Very tired and dated decor in the room Found a cockroach in the drawer where the blankets were. Tiny TV Noisy, heard neighbours almost all night coming out to smoke and shout. One night was enough. Handy location but wouldn't stay there again Bed was ok, restaurant on site but didn't eat there Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

My sister & her 2 kids, 14 & 16 & myself stayed at Surf City on the 5th and 6th of October. We stayed in a 2 bedroom family unit with a spa right next to the pool. The pool was a salt water pool and while not heated, on a hot day it's perfect to jump into. The beach... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A stunning location, with the Torquay Front Beach just on the other side of the road, literally under 1min away. The motel itself was in a clean and tidy, that although looking a little drab, was in a good condition. The only problems I found: A kettle was provided, but it is a little hard to fit under the tap... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This hotel is in a great location. We were only staying for the night and we found our room comfortable but a bit 'tired'. The bed was comfortable which is a blessing when you stay in older hotels. The night we stayed late in August was freezing and our stay was made unpleasant due to the heater in the room... More 

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