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“Old and in need of some serious TLC”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Drive Motel

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Ocean Drive Motel
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Bunbury
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Old and in need of some serious TLC”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Really old rooms that need a big face lift.
Straight across from is the beach which is good but such a shame for the motel is old.
It is clean but furnishing are old and dated.
Not worth the money. The pub is only 5 house down - very average food and expensive prices.
Unfortunate, for the managers were very lovely people and helpful.
Bunbury just not a tourist stop over, so most of the hotels/motels are all old and dated. If your looking for something nicer head down further south.

  • Stayed April 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stay here overnight when in Bunbury for work as it is well priced, clean, quiet and the managers are friendly. I love that I can check in, get changed and be on the beach in 10 minutes. Also they give you real milk rather than that UHT rubbish. Finally, my favourite is falling asleep to the sound of the waves.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We found this on the off chance.Looked at several similar but opted for this motel as it has a good location and right opposite the ocean and beaches..
It is a standard motel and we opted for a mid-range room.No complaints it was clean and a comfortable bed.We had a small balcony and although on a mainish road it was quiet at night.
We did not eat here as the restaurant was closed and we got a take-away meal and a bottle of wine and ate it outside where there was a lovely sunset.
It is close to the town and so there are plenty of eating places nearby as well as one a few minutes walk away.
We manged to get the free wi-fi in our room.and we also found the staff friendly.
No hesitation in suggesting this for a stay on ones travels.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have an outlook towards the ocean and although facing the road we were not distur...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stopped here back in October, came in February to live, booked this for one night till rental was available. If your looking for cheap, basic accommodation, this is it. Location is to die for across the rd from the beach, so what your not paying for in accommodation, u certainly get your money's worth from the view. The owner very friendly & helpful. We stayed with 2 kids, comfortable & clean

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Great location and view (especially for the price). Staff were friendly and the room was clean and while not the most modern, it was still nice. Only con would be that free wifi isn't available in all rooms. But would stay here again :)

  • Stayed February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

The position, across the road from the beach, is perfect. Very clean and quite comfy even though it's not the most modern. The rooms have all you need (microwave, fridge, toaster, plates etc) and there's access to a kitchen and laundry. You can see there is care in how it's run. For the price, an excellent basic motel. Only problems were noisy aircon, the free WiFi wasn't always strong enough to connect & limited hanging space.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Very comfortable bed, clean and tidy, decent sized room. Only downside was the flatscreen TV did not work too well and it was a bit of a walk from the main cafe and shops area. It is right across from the ocean though, and you can hear the waves at night. The road noise was not noticeable. If they got rid of the horrid fluoro tube lights and put in some nice downlights it would look like a nice hotel room!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ocean Drive Motel

Property: Ocean Drive Motel
Address: 121 Ocean Dr, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Bunbury
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Bunbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Drive Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are traveling to Bunbury for business or pleasure, we can offer clean, comfortable & cost effective accommodation for short or long term. Fantastic Beachfront Location, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean, just a stone's throw to the beach. Start the day with continental breakfast served in your unit! Enjoy the spectacular sunsets, walks along our beautiful beaches, or do a spot of fishing, all at your doorstep! Watch the sun go down over the Ocean while you enjoy a meal next door at the popular Hungry Hollow Tavern. ... more   less 
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