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“Great disabled room and location” 4 of 5 stars
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Central Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   56 Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Port Fairy
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great disabled room and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I think this was our third stay here. Its central location and quietness are great. I could even walk to the adjacent Chinese Restaurant which serves great meals.

The room is large and has a great disabled bathroom with grab rails and mixer taps. The adjustable shower chair was too high in its lowest position for me and didn't have any arms. Otherwise, I would have given the motel an excellent rating.

The gardens are well maintained.

Room Tip: Any room should be ok. The ones upstairs may have a view. Check with reception.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Thank you for your re assuring comments-great to hear the room is working well for its intended purpose.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wokingham
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Another standard motel room under the Golden Chain banner. Adequate room and facilities in a central location, close to shops, restaurants etc. Felt it was overpriced though at 145 AUD for a midweek stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It's pretty hard to find good accommodation along the Great Ocean Road - most places are B&Bs and Motels of a poor standard. It's also hard to find good accommodation if you don't pre-book.

After driving to Port Fairy, we assumed they'd be lots of nice places to stay. Having found that most places in town were fully booked, we stumbled across Central Motel. It was basic, but a fair match for the price. The rooms were clean and the service was friendly.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here over night before we started The Great Ocean Road. Located in the centre of town it's perfect to have a nice walk around the town. The staff are so friendly it was a pleasure to stay and chat with the guy in reception. I'm only sorry I never took his name. As two weary Irish travellers it's was so refreshing to stay here and meet such nice people. The Motel itself is not 5star standard but it is clean and does exactly what it says on the tin. A lot of 5 star resorts could do with spending some time here to learn how to deal with customers. Such a pleasant stay and another positive to our trip around Australia.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Fantastic location. Basic room a little over priced. Packet soap, shampoo and conditioner supplied would be more up market rather than squeeze lotion bottles. Rain water near toilet off putting. Staff were welcoming and gave some directions to eateries.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Being located in the centre of town it was perfect for us to see the sights and dine out. The hosts were very friendly helpful to the max in recommending places to see and where to eat. It was no trouble to extend our stay without a prior booking. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed with all needs catered for. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great place to stay at reasonable rates.

Room Tip: Rooms near the upstairs staircase can be noisy if people are heavy footed.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
It is great to get positve feed back about service. I think we are all frustated at the lack of it these days particularly from the big organisations. We will continue to sustain that level of service for all of our guests in the future.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We found the Central Hotel to be very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Facilities were very good, the bed comfortable and all appliances worked efficiently. The location was excellent, being in walking distance to most places of interest. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Centralmotel, Owner at Central Motel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Thank you Robyn for those remarks-we hope to see you again in the future.
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Additional Information about Central Motel

Address: 56 Sackville St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Port Fairy
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Fairy
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Central Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Central Motel is located right in the heart of beautiful Port Fairy. You will find us tucked away in a quiet cul de sac just off the main street. Our charming bluestone building is set amongst a delightful garden setting. We offer affordable, clean and comfortable 3.5 star accommodation. We take great pride in offering excellent value for money with our friendly 'family' style hospitality. ... more   less 
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