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“Location, accommodation, location.” 5 of 5 stars
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Loch Ard Motor Inn
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   24 Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269, Australia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
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“Location, accommodation, location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed here at last minute notice returning home along the great ocean road. Port Campbell is a touristy hot spot and being right in the action you can expect to pay a little more for accommodation. We got a family 2 bedroom with a huge living area for what we considered to be a very reasonable price. The room was clean, stylish, homely and well equipped. Ive stayed in over a hundred motels all over Australia and this one is definately in my top 5! Location right in the middle of the main street was nice with endless dining options within 100 metres and the beach at the end of the street (200 metres). Perfect, next time we'll stay alot longer knowing that a place like this exists.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We booked accommodation in the 5@Bayview apartment through a third party website. We paid in full on a non cancellable, non changeable basis. We then made further plans for our trip to Port Campbell involving additional expenses. We were committed. Two days later, the owner called us to say the room was double booked (previous reviews here suggest this is not a unique occurence). Therefore, we were not going to get what we had booked. The owner offered us inferior rooms and a cash refund of the difference - we said no - it was not what we wanted or needed. We called the third party website to complain and they contacted Loch Ard Motor Inn whilst we were on hold to tell them that they could not cancel bookings. They said that the owner refused to budge, said he had offered us alternative accommodation and was not required to do anything else - he then hung up on the third party website. Classy. Needless to say, they were as astonished as us. Now we are left trying to find alternative accommodation at short notice.

Please do yourself a favour and don't book here - if they get a better offer you'll be left out.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We loved this motel. Yeah its nothing fancy but was clean and had a fridge and microwave. The location right in the centre of town across the road from the beach was awesome. Free wifi if you ask at reception. We had dinner and drinks on our little balcony and watched what was happening it was great!

Room Tip: The room on the end close to the beach is great!
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Only the one night stay here, very clean and pleasant. Good Value for $$$ . We had a one large room - family room, and yes, very cosy, but all had a comfy nights rest, good shower and everyone happy in our family !

  • 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We arrived late and reception had closed, however we had booked ahead and a note at the reception door directed us to our room. Our room was large, clean and perfectly comfortable. The decor is not the most modern, but that hardly mattered as the view from our room of the beach was superb.
The motel is located right in the centre of the town and opposite the beach - it couldn't be better.
Little touches like a selection of DVDs being left in the room for us to watch after our long drive deserve mention.
A champion little place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Conveniently located. Bedside lights were too bright, but overhead light could not be used because of the shadows cast by the moving blades of the fan. Sounds like a minor problem, but like a thorn in one's side, it can interfere with a good night's rest. Otherwise, satisfactory.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed at Loch Ard Motor Inn for 4 nights during the christmas period. We had a lovely relaxing time in Port Campbell and used it as a base to explore The Great Ocean Road. We stayed in room 10...the room with a view which was apparently meant to be private, Whilst the view of the bay was very nice (besides the motel sign in the middle of the view), the balcony was elevated but definately not private. It was right on the street and adjoining the neighbouring room! The room was nice and clean with a comfortable king size bed. The spa bath (which was part of the reason why we chose this room) was disappointing. It was more like a nice bath than a spa! Half the jets weren't working and the pressure of the ones that were, were not enough to make it a worthwhile spa. Magaret at reception (with that grand laugh) was lovely and very helpful. For this time of year the room was quite pricey but i guess most places increase prices during the holiday season. Overall a lovely little coastal motel in a beautiful part of the world!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Loch Ard Motor Inn

Address: 24 Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Campbell
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Loch Ard Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Loch Ard Motor Inn is a stylish modern motel set in beautiful gardens with absolute beach front position. each suite has stunning ocean views and private balconies, a/c, private bath room, kitchenette, wifi broadband to each room. we are 50 meters from a safe swimming beach, restaurants, shops, cafes and super market and the 12 apostles is only 10 min drive. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Loch Ard Motor Hotel Port Campbell
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