Directed by the local tourist office, we went to the Beach Drive Motel in Batemans Bay where we were initially shown a small, very dated room for Aus$90 a night. We asked if we could upgrade and, for an extra Aus$20, took a large, well-furnished room in the new accommodation block at the back of the site - complete with table and chairs on the balcony where we could sit with our pre-dinner wine chilled in our own fridge. The bed was big and comfy; the shower room equipped with soft new towels and toiletries.
What made this motel stand out from the many others we stayed in during our trip was the attitude of the owner, Chris Crowe. He could not have been more welcoming and helpful to tired travellers. That extra Aus$20 was well spent and I am sure Chris will renovate the older rooms as soon as he can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Budget Motel directly opposite the Bay. Only a 5 minute walk to the Bay Soldiers RSL Club with the CBD only another few minutes walk. Free wi-fi Internet access and free Foxtel available. Thai Restaurant and Cafe, Fish & Chip shop next door to the Motel. ... more less
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