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Sandpiper Motel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We spend one night at Sandpipers Motel, Apollo Bay, during our tour along The Great Ocean Road. My wife and I and our grown-up son needed and got a nice, spacious room for 3 persons.

The reception was very fine and personnal, and the landlady did her very best to make us feel at home - with succes! The room was large, clean and obviously equipped to make it comfortable for the guests. We loved the terrasse and the fine garden around the motel.
All in all, we have only possitive things to say about Sandpipers Motel, and this would definitely be one of the hotels on our Great Ocean Tour we would be very happy to return to!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank LarsFN
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

"Only positive things to say about our stay". It's very satisfying for all our staff to hear these words. All our efforts are recognised which helps us build our reputation.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

It's not often you stay at a hotel that has put themselves in the place of the traveller
The rooms a clean and well thought out. Continental breakfast is delivered to your room the night before so you can make it your self on your own time in the morning. Fridge, toaster and kettle, with tea, coffee. On arrival, Leanne, says here milk for a cuppa!
There is a Clean laundry room with a large washer and dryer. Laundry detg provided. Maps are provided for the restaurants and fee wifi.
A wonderful stay!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank cherylJoy
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

It's great that one of our guests acknowledges the thought that goes into the design of a motel room and what amenities go in it. It's even better when that guest believes we've got it right! Another laurel for our Manager, Leanne. She's a star.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Overall the Hotel was great, clean, tidy and comfortable.

Good location and excellent layout, of the rooms.

There is really no views for the garden rooms as there is only one poorly placed window.

However I would happily return.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sydney1983
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Overall a very positive review, thank you. The issue with the window is a difficult one to respond to. With the remodelling we had to try and balance the desire to allow as much natural light into the rooms while protecting the privacy of the in-room guests. For this guest's personal taste, we probably got the balance wrong. We would love to see the guest back again and they can choose a different room!

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

The experience was bliss from start to finish. A very welcoming lady checked us in, and provided us with the local taxi drivers number and different options for where we could have dinner and drinks.
The apartment we stayed in was super clean and comfortable.
It was a wonderful place to celebrate my 50th

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank vics63
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

"Bliss from start to finish". That's a first for us! Nothing more to add.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Traveling from the US, this was my second overnight stop on the Great Ocean Road. Super friendly young ladie at reception was very helpful and accomodating. Garden room was spacious, very clean and modern looking while keeping an ocean-garden type feeling to it. Stayed here again, a week later, on my way back through to Melbourne. This time in a Terrace room and it was great listening to the waves
while sitting on the patio. Plenty of easy parking on-site, good instant coffee and kettle, good water pressure in shower and free guest laundry. I saw other motels from the outside around AP, and will save you the trouble and tell you there is no reason to stay anywhere else than the Sandpiper.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Leanne, our Manager, will be flattered to learn she is a "young lady". We try our best to make our guests feel welcome and Leanne clearly has achieved this. This guest clearly loved our property as they came back for a second stay. Come again soon.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We spent one night at the Sandpiper Motel and everything was really lovely. We had everything we needed for our stay and the staff were able to direct us to a lovely Fish n Chip shop for dinner. Would like to stay here on my next trip to the Great Ocean Road....maybe in a warmer month!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank staceylou7
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2013

Perfect! We love to see our guests saying they would return for a second visit. it's the ultimate accolade. Thanks.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Located within walking distance to town, clean newly renovated room, free parking on site. Overall conveniently located. Reception culd be more friendly when we checked in. Her disposition did improve when we checked out.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank thor333
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

The receptionist must have been having a bad day. We apologise for that. By the time the guest was ready to leave things had obviously improved. The vast majority of our reviews include a comment about the helpfulness and bubbly nature of our reception. We all have bad days!

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Additional Information about Sandpiper Motel

Address: 3 Murray St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range: $130 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandpiper Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandpiper Motel has recently been completely remodeled and provides simple, stylish and contemporary accommodation at a reasonable price. The Motel caters for both couples and families and has sufficient flexibility to look after groups. We are only a gentle stroll from the many and varied restaurants in the centre of Apollo Bay and there is lots to see and do in the vicinity so why not stay a while! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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