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Sandpiper Motel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently for four nights and would without reservation recommend it to anyone looking for motel accommodation within very easy walking distance of all that Apollo Bay has to offer. It is situated one block behind the main street/seafront and hence there is no traffic noise.
We occupied an upper floor sea view (through neighbouring properties) room. This room was exactly as described and shown in photographs on the motel's website - there were no disappointments whatsoever. The room was well furnished and equipped. The wet/shower room was spacious and came with one of the best set of towels we have found in a motel. Also the wifi worked perfectly throughout our stay. In addition there was a guest laundry, which we found most useful as we are on a two month trip around south-east Australia.
The owners were welcoming and friendly - answering all our queries and recommending good restaurants and cafes.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

A very comprehensive endorsement of our property and staff. We couldn't really have wished for anything better. In short, what you see and read on the web site is what you get when you stay with us!

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Spent one night at Sandpiper Motel on a bicycle ride from Devonport TAS to Adelaide SA.
Motel was great and lady who checked me in was lovely .She offered the motel laundry for me to use . The motel was a few minute walking distance of the town centre.
I would definitely recommend this motel , it was absolutely perfect.

Room Tip: I had room 20 which was close to the street , ground floor and had a small courtyard. No street noi...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Doesn't get any better than this: "I would definitely recommend this motel , it was absolutely perfect.". Some very pleasant words about our staff are also welcome. Thanks!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was a great little place to stay and a good midpoint on the great ocean drive. The service at the hotel was very warm and friendly. The room is well equipped and comfy. A short walk away is the beautiful beach of Apollo Bay and a whole street of restaurants and shops. I only had the chance to stay one night and I wish I spent more time here. Honestly, if you look at the reviews below, how many hotels on Tripadvisor actually makes the effort to reply most if not all reviews?. Highly recommend this place to anyone passing thru.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Wow, even I get a positive review! We value all feedback, good or bad. Perception (guest reviews) are reality to the perceiver so we have to take notice of them. The fact that we respond to all reviews indicates we do read them and they are important to us! Keep them coming.

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Good position, nice balcony and sea view, warm welcome and helpful advice on eating. Room was very well equipped and comfortable. Pity that we arrived fairly late and had to leave early next morning - we would have enjoyed a longer stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

All too few people understand what a fantastic place Apollo Bay is! There's lots to see and do in the town and it's a great place to explore the surrounding countryside and attractions. There's now a sealed road which completes the circuit from to Tanybryn to Beech Forest which allows for some spectacular ecotourism. One night is just not enough to enjoy the full extent of what there is to see and do in Apollo Bay. Look at our web site for more details.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed here in March 2014. Room was really nice, facing the sea, and very clean. Thanks to previous reviewers' tips about room selection. Bathroom looks brand new. Has heater as well. Coffee and tea provided. Person at the reception was very friendly, and had a printout of places to eat in the area. Had allotted parking space as well. Would definitely recommend it to everyone.

There are a few places to eat at Apollo Bay, and most of them have menu/price at the entrace, so you can walk around and choose what kinda food/budget that suits you. I had dinner at Casalingo and then breakfast at Cafe 153, both of which are decent.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Manager at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

It's pleasing to see previous reviews have an impact on prospective guests. We will continue to encourage feedback. If you don't know how you are perceived then it's difficult to make positive changes. So, if you don't like what you see at Sandpiper Motel, tell us. If you do like what you see tell us and all your friends!

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We booked our stay with Booking.com
I intended to book for two nights and thought I had done so. It looked like a good deal at $250 for two nights for a relatively late booking . I should have checked more closely. On arrival we found that the booking was only for one night. We were charged the full $250 for an Ocean View queen room which is considerably dearer than the going rate. Normally the rooms cost $180-$190 per night so the motel staff should have been suspicious of the rate.
My advice is to book directly with the motel rather than through an online website.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

We apologise for the mix up and the disappointment this guest would have felt. This review highlights the need to check the confirmation you receive from whoever you make your reservation with. This guest reserved a one night stay at our property over the recent long weekend but assumed it was 2 nights. Unfortunately, we weren't able to accommodate them for the second night as we were fully booked. Rates do climb over public holiday weekends. It's a question of supply and demand.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We initially tried a standard ground floor room but heard quite a bit of noise from the floor upstairs. We changed to a sea view room which was superb - great outlook with sea views, quiet, clean. Wifi worked well. Bed very comfortable.

Room Tip: Worth paying for a sea view room
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

We're pleased we were able to make your stay comfortable. We have a range of rooms available. If you don't like what you are allocated when you get here we'll do our best to find a room that suits you better.

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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: $134 - $268 (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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Sandpiper Hotel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay/Great Ocean Road

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