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“Best beachside stay ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverside Ocean Grove
64 Wallington Road, Ocean Grove, Victoria 3226, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Best beachside stay ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I spent two nights here with my boyfriend. The room was impeccable. We found the bed super comfy and the furnishings very pleasing to the eye.

The shower was great and towels were quite fluffy. Very quiet and peaceful.

The manager was very patient with my boyfriend who had trouble operating the remote for the heater (he was pointing it towards the ground, what a duffer!). He was very funny and friendly when we made our booking and did everything to make our stay pleasant, offering plenty of advice on where to eat (Oakdene proved to be a great recommendation - try the wagyu!) and things to do

Excellent value! Thanks Riverside!

P.S. I think the person who wrote the first review was drug affected at the time of writing.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Great Ocean Road
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a lovely couple of days rest at Ocean Grove. the Rooms were great and the manager very helpful and guiding us around the town to great reastraunts and sites to see.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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

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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I stayed over the weekend with my partner and we had a very comfortable stay. The rooms were fresh, comfortable and with a little kitchenette for tea and toast. Bed was comfy, heating worked a treat and despite being in a complex we didn't hear a peep from the other guests even though it was fully booked over the long weekend. The pool looked great but the weather was crappy so it was look, don't touch. What a pity. Perfectly located nice and close to all the Bellarine wineries, getting around was easy by car and the accommodation was just outside the town centre. Great stay, great price, would go back in Summer to try out the pool. Staff were friendly and efficient in all interactions face to face, on the phone and by email.

Room Tip: We had the standard room which was great.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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MEL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

We stayed in a superior suite towards the end of massive renovation of this motel. The suites are positioned tightly around a small pool. This hadn't been completed when we stayed. I imagine it would be very pleasant, except that with perhaps 20 or more suites looking onto the small pool courtyard, it will get very noisy.

The rooms are well presented in their brand new renovation, though there have been some shortcuts that could let the place down in the long term. Water pressure was very poor, making the stylish shower a frustrating waste of time. The walls are fairly thin. Our neighbours had sex on their first night and there was no way to ignore what was happening.

There are small cabins on the property as well, and these might afford more privacy and enjoyment. I would NOT recommend staying here during peak season if you want a quiet relaxing time, but off-season could make this a reasonable choice. As with most Australian (and US) accommodation, the prices are fairly high for what you get when compared to many places in Europe, for instance.

The location is on the road from Geelong to Ocean Grove, with the town centre being about an easy 15 minute walk away (except for a big hill).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

I found this place to be very ameniable and the staff were excellent and the rooms spotless. I nearly didn't stay there because of the previous review. Obvious it was someone who must have been ejected or something.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2009

This motor inn was appalling.

my partner and i found this place very rude. Throughout the stay the service were very rude and as i was leaving i leavt some valuables in the room, once i rang him to tell him id come back to collect them he abused me, swearing, his statement was "why should i .... do anything by you? im not going to .... give u back your stuff."
he was very very rude, he continued abusing me with obscene words until i was in tears and hung up.

i would really like to advise everyone not to consider staying here as it was a very rude place.

  • Liked — Close to the beach
  • Disliked — The service
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Riverside Ocean Grove

Address: 64 Wallington Road, Ocean Grove, Victoria 3226, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ocean Grove
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ocean Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated quiet family oriented resort style motel walking distance to Barwon River and a short drive to the beach. Close to Barwon Heads. Features split systems, Foxtel, free WiFi. ... more   less 
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