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“Great place with lovely view” 5 of 5 stars
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Zorba Motel
15 Orient Street, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Batemans Bay
Sussex UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great place with lovely view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

OK its fairly basic but they have made sure you have everything you need, its clean and the couple that run it are friendly (him especially) you get fresh milk for your coffee and the wifi is free for as many devices as you like, short walk to town (like 30 seconds short)

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne - Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Mixed feelings about this. The Motel itself was wonderful. Right on the water's edge. Right in the middle of city centre. Couldn't ask for a better location. The rooms were very comfortable. Beds were great. We stayed on the ground floor and we had our own little patio overlooking the grass area and only a few meters from the water. The only down side was that the owner/s should be a bit more flexible . We were not given a 1st floor room I specifically had asked for on the internet all those months ago back in May. Yet they asked for more money as they said that the room they had available which would suit us was slightly larger therefore more expensive. Since it was not our fault, they should at least have offered for us to pay the same rate. Other than that as I said the location cannot be beaten. Would recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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canberra
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We endorse the positive comments of recent reviewers. We stayed in one of the refurbished rooms. For price, location and outlook we were completely satisfied. Service was friendly throughout our stay - and afterwards when we left an item behind (thank you). We'll be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Congratulations to Zorba on its recent refurbishment. The bathrooms are dated but are to be renovated after Christmas. If completed to the same standard as the rooms then this will be an outstanding holiday venue. After a negative feeling when viewing the property from the street we were delighted with the extremely warm and friendly approach of all staff... We were encouraged to view the rooms on a no obligation basis and were delighted with the new contemporary décor. Thank you to Andrew and his staff for making us feel not just another 'customer' but a valued visitor. the rooms, balcony and river views ensured a very relaxing and refreshing three days.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are larger than the rest.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pefkos, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

-newly refurbished room with river view and balcony
-bathroom needs attention
- great location close to centre of town and great view
- friendly staff
- reasonable price
-free parking near room
- breakfast provided off site

Room Tip: River view is fantastic
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed at Zorba Motel so that we were close to the centre of Bateman's Bay. Wasn't sure what to expect, being an older motel - we were pleasantly surprised. Service was friendly, helpful and always with a smile - made you feel welcome.
Rooms are ageing, but clean, neat and comfortable. Bit of DJ/band noise from a nearby establishment on Saturday night, but that is no fault of Zorba's, and it didn't go on forever. For the price the room had everything expected including tea/coffee making, toaster and a microwave, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean.
The exceptional value here is the location, with a view across the water and being able to step out the door and walk along the boardwalk to restaurants, shopping and just for a stroll. A real pearl among the oysters. We will be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Previous Trip Advisor reviews have been more or less accurate (though a couple have been unfair). Yes, this property is a bit dated, but our room was absolutely immaculate, had an outstanding location, and was far more spacious than some more expensive properties (we looked at 4 different places before choosing to stay here). From the moment we checked in, where the owner Andrew couldn't have been nicer, to our check out, we felt cozy, comfortable, and valued. The beds were comfortable, there was fast and free wifi, the linens and pillows were fresh and good quality, and there was a fridge, microwave, hot water + tea/coffee, and fresh milk. Bateman's Bay shouldn't be perceived as a posh high-end resort town, but rather a lovely and quiet destination where you can enjoy nature's beauty. This motel was just right. I can't imagine there's any better place in town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Zorba Motel

Address: 15 Orient Street, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Batemans Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Batemans Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely 17 room motel situated right on the Clyde River in the middle of Batemans Bays Main Street (Orient Street). This motel was the first motel in Batemans Bay to open its doors to the public in 1972. And proudly boasts the same family owners. Wireless internet, secure car park and clean rooms. Excellent views, only a stone's throw from the water's edge. Has a huge backyard for the kids to play while parents enjoy a glass of red on their own private balcony by the river. Offers corporate, seniors and family rates. ... more   less 
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