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Bairnsdale, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

When we travel, we have a budget. Doesn't mean we look for cheap, we don't. We look for value. We are prepared to accept an older, quality residence as long as it is clean and well maintained. We always carefully check reviews, and while there will always be some-one who is pissed off about something, we go with the majority.... More 

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Canberra
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Dated, filthy and rude management. Won't be ever returning. Only positive is the location. There was snot on the walls, food in the bowls and hair on the toilet and showers, and much much more. Tried to tell staff and they abused us. Refused refund. Absolutely horrible.

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Thank jessicameyer87
Lynda N, Manager at Penguin Mews, responded to this review

This person stayed with us over 3 years ago, not in May 2015 as she claims in her review. She tried to get her money back from us based on false complaints. She complained to Fair Trading but didn't make a claim as she knew she had no legitimate grounds. Now, 3 years later, she has posted this review on... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This was a nice place to stay, clean and well maintained. The staircase to our room was two flights of spiral staircase, so would not suit the elderly or any one with an injury. I would stay here again, but I do have a few suggestions. A small bbq on the deck would be great as it is very daunting... More 

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Thank heatsfam
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I recently spent a week here with my sister and her husband. The apartment was clean and roomy. The balcony was huge and the view was perfect. The location is fantastic, walking distance to shops and cafes. The only issue I had was the pool area needed a bit of attention, other than that I would recommend Penguin Mews.

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Thank lenzand1
Coogee, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Very cosy and well maintained you can tell that the owners put a lot of heart and soul into running this place. It was clean and had everything we needed . Great location and could smell the sea breeze while I was sleeping . Thank you for making us feel so comfortable ❤️

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Thank melissaharris82
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

My husband and I along with our 2 year old daughter stayed at Penguin Mews over the New Years Eve holiday break and we had the most amazing time. Firstly the location is great. We barely used our car all week. We had restaurants, playgrounds, beach, supermarket and shops all a stones throw away. Secondly, the cleanliness of our apartment... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Let us start by clarifying Penguin Mews has great location on its side. As great as a central Merimbula location can be, actually. You're literally meters from restaurants, shops and the waterfront. And with a parking spot to call your own! The place is also run by people who seem to do a good job and care about their job.... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great views of Merimbula Lake. Well laid out with good facilities. Access to top floor was by a steep spiral staircase, difficult, but manger helped with bags. Very friendly staff. Close to the centre of town and next door to the Merimbula RSL Club.

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Thank Graemeha
Sawtell, Australia
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59 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very comfortable unit but the ones with the best views are up 2 sets of spiral stairs. They should probably let you know this before you check in. Fantastic views however over the Lake and very conveniently situated in town.

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Thank Sally F
Canberra, Australia
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70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You can not beat the location of Penguin Mews! On the lake, meters from main street, shops and restaurants but still in a quiet spot. We spent a long weekend there in a spacious two bedroom apartment, ideal for short and long stays. Upstairs there was a large open kitchen, dinning, lounge area with a balcony and slightly obstructed views... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnificent lake and ocean views 100 metres level walk to cafes, shops, restaurants and clubs, on the shores of beautiful Merimbula Lake. Air conditioned, spacious 1 and 2 BR apartments & townhouses. Fully self-contained with queen beds, private balconies/decks/courtyard, wireless internet access, free Austar. Large solar heated, salt-water swimming pool, toddlers’ pool, BBQs and table-tennis room. Off street parking. Tariff includes linen. Quality accommodation at an affordable price and winter tariffs are exceptional value. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penguin Mews

Address: 27 Beach St, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Price Range: $58 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Penguin Mews 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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