We stayed here so that we could attend the Avalon air show with our 12-year-old son and it was the only accommodation left in Geelong. We were aware that it is run by the Salvation Army and had a no-alcohol, no-smoking policy. We therefore thought we might be in for a bit of a Spartan experience. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Centre is just east of town in a quiet garden setting and has been modernised to a very good standard. Colour scheme is fresh and modern. The restaurant, where breakfast (included in the price) was served was big, open and cheerful. The service was considerate and exceptional. The decor around the centre reminded us of the (much more expensive) Voyages Sails Resort in Ayers Rock. The pool was in a lovely natural setting and the spa, heated to a very warm temperature, was so welcome after a long day at the air show. Games tables - pool table, ping pong, air hockey - provided great entertainment for our son. Although we didn't use them, the centre had a gym and conference facilities which both seemed very good. Our room had also been modernised and the bathroom was particularly nice. The room, which had a double bed and a single bed, was perhaps just a little bit too small for the three of us but would be fine for two. It would have been nice if the restaurant offered dinner and/or room service. Golf course right next door and lovely gardens in walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Geelong Conference Centre is a purpose built residential complex, set amongst 80 hectares in Eastern Park and waterfront precinct, boasting plenty of natural light, garden outlooks and providing a tranquil environment for business and social events alike.• 42 hotel rooms and 4 self-contained apartments• 6 Conference rooms. • In-house catering services.• Pool and spa.• Wireless Broadband Internet• Games room.• Free parking ... more less
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