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Sandpiper Motel
3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1 review
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This motel is very nice and clean. The room provided all the amenities we needed for our stay. The motel is in a good spot with a short walk into the town. I would recommend this motel to my friends and it is very reasonably priced. Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed here as everywhere else was full at Christmas , wasn't keen on apollo bay compared to other destinations on the gor, was acceptable but nothing special, very near beach n surfing if that's what's suits

Stayed December 2012
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Penola, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Motel is in a great spot close to town. Rooms were comfrotable and spotless. Tastefully decorated and a good size. Great balcony with glimpses of the ocean. We only stayed one night and it was perfect.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

First impressions are good. The outside is nice and modern and the owner is pleasant and friendly. The rooms are clean and bathrooms nice enough. We booked a queen room with patio. The room was a little small with very little room around the bed. The furniture was a little tired and looked a bit out of place in such a tiny room. The carpet was also in need replacement. The outlook from the room was onto a small terrace and then a 6ft fence which made the apartment quite dark. For what it is it is quite expensive.

When we checked out we did see some other rooms that were being cleaned. These were much larger and probably represented better value for the small price increase. I would steer clear of the patio rooms and you'll probably have a better experience. It is just a shame it is difficult to tell the exact size of the room when you are booking.

Room Tip: Don't have a queen patio room, they are tiny for the money.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ezinge, Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stayed here for one night during my Great Ocean Road trip in november 2012. Staff is friendly, generous and gave me some free advice with a map with the best places to get some food. Got a 10 dollar discount because the rebuilding of the ceiling wasn't finished. Well I didn't notice, but thanks for that! Large and good bed, bigscreen TV, free 24 hr Wi-Fi great shower/bathroom including a nice veranda. Also included, kitchenette, toaster and anything yoy wish for. It's a little outside the centre of Apollo Bay but all in walking distance. Nice and quit to get a good rest/sleep. For me as a Dutchman there is no better place to stay in Australia. I'll surely will stay here when I ever come back, super!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melaka, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This hotel is very very nice and we highly recommend it. The room is very relaxing and clean. The wifi is free. Walking distance to the centre. The owner is very kind and considerate, we got a small self-made map of restaurant upon check-in.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

After reading all the reviews prior to booking and staying there, I must thank all the reviewers for helping in making the right choice.
The place is clean esp the toilet and all the facilities were adequate. We did not use the WIFI, so can't comment on that.
We were there for 2 nights and were out most of time venturing to Otway Park and the 12 apostles..it is a definitely a good value for money motel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandpiper Motel

Address: 3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandpiper Motel has recently been completely remodeled and provides simple, stylish and contemporary accommodation at a reasonable price. The Motel caters for both couples and families and has sufficient flexibility to look after groups. We are only a gentle stroll from the many and varied restaurants in the centre of Apollo Bay and there is lots to see and do in the vicinity so why not stay a while! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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