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“Decent Motel away from the busy strip”

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Skenes Creek Lodge Motel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Darwin, Australia
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“Decent Motel away from the busy strip”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Skenes Creek is one of a little town along the Great Ocean Rd, about 6 km from the popular Apollo Bay. The motel is set on a big piece of land, with the front rooms overlooking the ocean. The rooms were set back far enough from the Great Ocean Rd so you don't hear the traffic. The back rooms faces the hills and paddock, with cows grazing on the land.

The owner was nice and actually made me feel like a guest, rather than "just another number". He took the time to explain to me the various walks available. The first night was the hottest night this summer and there were lots of bugs which went through the fly screen into the room. He actually came to apologise the next afternoon (as soon as he saw my car pulled up) and asked if everything is OK and if I need the room serviced.

The room has good amenities with microwave, kettle, toaster, cutleries and plates.

This is a decent motel with a reasonable price. Just don't expect it to come with 5 star luxury items and comtemporary decor. The rooms had been repainted and some renovation will probably help. It was clean though, which is the important thing. The garden and landscaping is simple and tidy.

If you are after a romatic getaway, then this is probably not for you. But if you just want a nice, clean place for the night, in a nice peaceful setting, then this should do the job.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

if you are looking for a great getaway, beautiful location, friendly staff. Skenes creek lodge motel is the place to go. the rooms are very clean and tidy. if you have kids its walking distance to the beach. Apollo bay is only a few kilometres away, the children loved the otway ranges. Overall our stay at skenes creek lodge motel was a great experience.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Had a wonderful time, stayed for several days midweek, in one of the larger rooms, with wood heaters and ocean views. Lots of space around the motel. Had a wonderful country feel about the whole place. Cows in the back paddock. Felt like I had come home. Country girl!! Friendly owners. 5 minutes from apollo bay, but no big drama. Close to Chris' Beacon Point Resturant. Loved the whole stay.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Skenes Creek Lodge Motel
Address: 61 Great Ocean Rd | Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Skenes Creek Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under New Management July 2015! Skenes Creek Lodge Motel is situated on Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, just on the outskirts of Apollo Bay - only six minutes drive from the town centre, or just over two hours south-west of Melbourne's CBD. Our Great Ocean Road accommodation is conveniently positioned on the Otway Coast (between the legendary Surf Coast and the stunning Shipwreck Coast), and has spectacular panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and nearby Apollo Bay. Skenes Creek Lodge Motel features a peaceful garden setting by the beach, on a spacious property that lies between the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road, and the green foothills of the Otway Ranges. Joyce, your host at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel, takes pride in offering you clean and comfortable Great Ocean Road accommodation, along with excellent service, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel like a valued guest, not just another nameless traveller. ... more   less 
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