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Sand Bar Motel
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Lakes Entrance
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed here for one night as a stop over on the way home from Merimbula. The motel is in a great location- 5 min walk to the footbridge over to the beach and shops/restaurants. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Nice to have a two seater couch to relax on. Bacon and egg breakfast was included in the room charge, and was delivered through the hatch exactly on time and nice and hot. Great value for a short stay.

Room Tip: Rooms down the back would here less noise from the road.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stay at the Sand Bar each time we are in Lakes Entrance. It is a very comfortable, immaculately clean and well set out room. Plenty of luggage space along a wall length shelf. Bathroom has large bench area and good shower facility. Towels are big and fluffy. Bed is well placed and you can use the swivel base tv for comfortable viewing from either bed, table and chairs or the sofa.There is a handy kitchen area with sink. Lighting is good. Air con works well for both cool and heat although it is an older model, but effective. Rooms are quiet. Hot breakfast is included in tariff and is delicious and served right on time. The welcome at the motel is always efficient and pleasant. The motel is a pleasant walk to the bridge and over to the beach after a long drive. It's in the quiet part of the main road and easy walk to shops, restaurants, clubs. Nice pool and grassed area.

Room Tip: We have stayed both ends of the motel and each has been excellent.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

On the way up the Princes Highway we chanced upon the Sand Bar for our overnight stop. It is a clean, well maintained establishment. The rooms are reasonably sized and have all the usual fittings. Our room included a sofa which we found quite comfortable - that also indicates the room is a little larger than other motels of this syle. The main area of Lakes Entrance is about a 10 min walk south of the motel. As others noted, the offer of a cooked breakfast as part of the overnight tariff makes this an economical stop. Well worth checking out for a good, reasonably priced overnight stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed here on the advice of the Information Centre in town and for $85 a night for 2 people including a continental or hot breakfast was excellent value. Although it is a basic room it was clean and had been recently painted by the look of it. They have a pool at the rear of the property that looked quite nice and kid friendly.

The motel is located on the north side of town but an easy flat walk to the shops. We drove so I cant comment further.

Walk across the street to the lake and see the black swans. Also buy some seafood straight off the boats. The prawns were so fresh and sweet. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights to break up a long journey with my daughter. We arrived at 830pm and were able to book a room for 2 nights with a hot breaky delivered to our room for just $85 a night!
The room was very clean and the service was very friendly. Would happily start here again!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights, booking at very short notice. As others have said it is basic and the furnishings are very much in need of renovation, but the rooms are cleaned well and the personal touches from the owners are warming. (On Easter morning, to our surprise, there was a bag full of Easter eggs and chocolates left outside each door.) The rooms are quiet as they are set back from the road. It is an excellent location - easy walking distance to almost everything.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Like other reviewers here, we use Lakes Entrance as a stopover between Melbourne and Merimbula in NSW and have done so for 2 or 3 years now. Sandbar is a relatively small establishment (10 units I think) and is family owned. Sandbar is very well maintained and excellent value @ around $A90/night (3/2013) including basic cooked breakfast of eggs and bacon. Well located close to town centre, but not too close. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sand Bar Motel

Address: 637 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria 3909, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Gippsland > Lakes Entrance
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Lakes Entrance
Price Range: $60 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sand Bar Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sand Bar Motel is a small family operated 10 room all ground floor motel. We have family rooms, twin rooms and queen rooms available. Relax in our garden setting surrounded by palm trees. Enjoy our solar heated outdoor pool or relax in the heated indoor spa. We are a short 5 minute walk to the footbridge that will take you to the beautiful ninety mile beach. This is the start of the shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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