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Pelican Motor Inn

18 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Burnie Tasmania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I booked an overnight through Booking.com and he was very impressed by the helpful and friendly lady at check in. (I didn't accompany him) The room was spotless and all that we needed but I was a tad disappointed with the "balcony" - was just the walkway to the room. Some rooms do have balconies and lovely... More

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Benalla, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed only one night and as it was quiet he put us in a balcony room which had great views over Merimbula. Motel was very central and walking distance to everything, Bruce suggested places to eat, some nice walks and things to do while we were there. Rooms was spacious, comfortable, quiet and clean. Really enjoyed our stay!

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the good reviews on Tripadvisor - so when I needed a motel on the drive back from Melbourne to Sydney, decided to give the Pelican a go. I've stayed in many Motels throughout Australia, and I have to say that the Pelican is what you'd expect from a good Aussie Motel. I rang a few hours before... More

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Kilmore, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night only on my way north for work. Quick check-in with Bruce, very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and the bed very comfy, with a decent kitchenette. Great shower but the bathroom needs a fan. Motel is in an excellent location, only a short walk to restaurants, post office, banks, supermarkets and the infamous Boardwalk.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We needed a crash pad on the way home from the snow and chose the Pelican Inn. They ticked all the boxes. It is a motel, so it's not the Ritz, but lovely Dianne had the room warmed up for us on arrival ( it was a cold week), the bed configuration was good, comfy beds, clean, quite and a... More

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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review

ScambusterSZ, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. we are in the process of putting fans in each room and we only have a couple to go. Very glad you had a lovely stay and I will pass on your comments to Dianne, hopefully we will see you next time you head our way. More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed at the Pelican Motel after in-between stops with our families on a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney. I would highly recommend the Motel and its host's Bruce and Terrie to any travelers heading their way. Great shower, brilliant heaters and the room was the cleanest we have ever stayed in. Motel was right in town and Terrie... More

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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you CRyno for giving us a lovely review, very happy Terrie was able to give you a couple of tip's on what to see in Merimbula. I will pass on your compliments to our cleaning staff. Tell your youngest she still does the best kangaroo impersonations I have ever seen. Hopefully we will see you back in Merimbula one... More

Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed here for one night while visiting Australia. It is very clean. Bed was comfy. Owner very friendly. It was the best room during our road trip along the coast. Owner also recommended a great place for dinner.

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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review

Melinda G, thank you very much for taking your time to give us a lovely review. Glad we were able to help out with your stay in Merimbula and we hope you had a lovely trip in Australia. More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a great stay here. staff were charming. Rooms were spotless. Pool area was well kept. Great to get into a decent shower in the morning. We booked via the internet (3rd party website) but realised after we could have saved money booking direct through them - when will we ever learn! I would recommend this place especially if... More

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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review

Hi Alan, thankyou for your kind recommendation and kind review. Hopefully we will see you back in Merimbula and staying with us again soon. More

Eastwood, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed 4 nights over the long weekend. The room was very clean and tidy, bed comfortable with lovely crisp sheets. The location is excellent with the local shops, supermarket,Bowling Club, RSL, and scenic walks and water only minutes away. Our room had a view to the lake from the balcony. Its location makes a great base for exploration of... More

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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou Cheryl O for your lovely review, we look forward to catching up with you and all the guests over the Jazz weekend each year. It is a great weekend and hopefully we add a little more enjoyment to it for you all of you. More

Tinamba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Reasonably priced accommodation right in the center of Merimbula. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and tidy, though not a lot of space and we had some road noise during the night. We had a view room which meant we could see some water from the balcony in front of the room.

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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you 2014AMMA for taking the time to give us a review, we hopefully will see you staying with us again one day. More

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Address: 18 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
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Located in the heart of Merimbula, the Pelican Motor Inn offers all the comforts and conveniences for a memorable Merimbula holiday. The Pelican Motor Inn is in a central Merimbula location within 80 metres of the Post Office and an easy stroll to Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club, RSL, shops, Restaurants, Pictures, beaches and the beautiful Lake Merimbula. Merimbula/Pambula and Tura Beach Golf Clubs are only a nine iron away. All 25 of our Merimbula motel units have new split system air-conditioners / heating, queen size beds and ground level access, many have scenic views over the township and Merimbula Lake. Family rooms have cooking facilities. All rooms now have HD Televisions. Enjoy a barbecue, take a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool, relax in the 8-seat heated indoor spa, have a game of table tennis or for large group bookings enjoy dinner or drinks in the 80 seater marquee. ... more   less 
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