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“Excellent value for money; right on the water” 4 of 5 stars
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Zorba Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   15 Orient Street, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Batemans Bay
Canberra, Australia
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money; right on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A modest, family-owned motel right on the water at Bateman's Bay. Some rooms recently fully refurbished, others still need a bathroom update.

We stayed in a ground floor Waterfront room for $130/night. It hadn't had the bathroom update yet but was still fine for us. It was great value for money, with comfy new bed, sofa and dining setting. Owners and staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Easy walking distance to clubs, pubs, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, take-away food and all the usual shops.

We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Lively activity at the pub (about 50 metres up the driveway and across the road) on Friday and Satur...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a great budget option. The rooms are spotlessly clean and roomy. The beds are comfortable. You get complimentary tea and coffee in your room, with fresh milk. The staff are friendly and helpful, giving you some great tips on what to see and do in the area. The location is great, right in the middle of the town. I honestly cannot fault this little motel. 5 budget stars from me!

Room Tip: Get a sea view if you can. The view over the bay is lovely
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Booked as a last-minute stay and was pleasantly surprised by: #1: The location. Right in the heart of Batemans Bay along the waterfront, we were just a short walk to all the major food and shopping outlets. The entry/exit on each end of the complex was very handy as well.#2: The service. Andrew was very friendly and accommodating of our last minute requests and is a font of local knowledge.#3: The view was AMAZING! 180 degree view of the bay and waterfront from the balcony and it was totally unimpeded. Zorba's pricea were very reasonable and the room was absolutely impeccable. Very clean and spacious - I will definitely be back!

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

$160 for a room with a view or $140 for no water view - there is no choice - if you're staying here you must opt for the water view otherwise you might as well go somewhere else. The room was very clean and suitable for us on the first night of our long anticipated trip to do the Great Ocean Road. We love the convenience of walking to a number of handy eating places - allowed us to enjoy our shared bottle of wine without any driving worries. Internet access was important to us on our trip and I think the heavy demand at night made it slow and difficult. It was a lot better in the morning but overall we were very happy with our stay at Zorbas

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed over for four nights over the new year period and really loved it.The great location, the friendly staff and the cleanliness of the room and the bathroom all stood out.If you needed anything extra like towels, tea etc it was no trouble at all.The only criticism we can think of was that the room was missing a hand basin.One had to use the bathroom hand basin for the coffee/tea making.No hesitation in recommending this lovely motel for anyone.Pretty sure that we will go there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sussex UK
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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)

Room Tip: Pick a room with a view of the bay
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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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Melbourne - Australia
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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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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): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Zorba Motel 3*
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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