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“Charming Motel with Excellent Road Links” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rippleside Park Motor Inn
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Geelong
Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Charming Motel with Excellent Road Links”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We needed a stop over in Geelong, prior to getting an early flight from Melbourne in the morning, so, in the crazy 42 degree heat, we ended up choosing Rippleside, purely so we could get in quickly and out quickly in the morning.

Even in the blistering heat of the day, the walk into the town only took about 20 minutes and was very pleasant.

The owners are absolutely great and you get what you pay your money for - it's a motel. Clean, really large shower and a comfortable big bed with powerful air-con. And of course, the required free wi-fi for us non-Australians!

For getting off the Great Ocean Road and getting up to the airport - perfect.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Albury, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

what a wonderful xmas 2013 we had staying at rippleside,the hosts are such a friendly couple and only too happy to please .the breckfast was extremely good and at excellant value.would have no hesitation in reccomending this motel to anyone .regards to nola hope you are feeling better soon,many thanks to you both

Room Tip: rooms 7 to 14 would be the best ,but we were in room 2 and had no problems with road noise.the hosts...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile


We are very impressed with the room in this motel, friendly and helpful staff, clean and tidy room, comfy bed, clean towels, hairdryers, microwave and fridge, just what you need and they have it all . We are happy that we picked to stay with Rippleside as the start of our great ocean road journey.

Stayed December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Rippleside Park Motor Inn is inappropriatly named, the park may be nearby but not easily accessible.
The motel is modern and the rooms comfortable but the location is awful.
Its on Melbourne road which carries a very high volume of traffic 20 hours a day,so,if its a good nights sleep you want then dont stay here.
Double glazing might well be the answer to the noise problem .
Until then traffic noise problem is solved I wouldnt recommend Rippleside.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cairns, Australia
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109 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have stayed here with friends for 2 nights - our rooms were very clean and Paul and his wife were helpful. It is close to the main street but not too noisy at night, walking distance to Esplanade and Train station. Can definitely recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kalgoorlie
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Stayed one night to attend a wedding nearby. You get what you pay for and i think we paid about $100 for the night. The bed was comfy and didn't have any bed bugs (that i know off). Happy with our stay.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed in the family room at the Rippleside motor inn while attending a friend's wedding. My friend and I both woke up to find that we had been bitten numerous times by bed bugs. The bites are itchy and sore and we have both had to spend time and money visiting the doctor and buying various creams/lotions to help with the bites. Hopefully the bed bugs didn't get into our luggage and come back to Melbourne with us!

Even if this hotel was free, it wouldn't be worth staying there for the inconvenience and discomfort caused.

Room Tip: Do not stay here unless you want to be bitten by bed bugs!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Rippleside Park Motor Inn

Property: Rippleside Park Motor Inn
Address: 67 Melbourne Rd | North Geelong, Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Geelong
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 24 Hotels in Geelong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rippleside Park Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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