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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Skenes Creek Lodge Motel Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road