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“Reliable and clean hotel with comfortable room and bed”
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Sandpiper Motel
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
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79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Reliable and clean hotel with comfortable room and bed”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We spent one night at Apollo Bay during our 3-day road trip along the Great Ocean Road. Sandpiper is a nice little hotel without much character but comfortable room and bed. Apollo Bay is a small town and Sandpiper is within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops. We'd recommend it to those who looking for a reliable and clean hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
We pride ourselves on doing well what we can control. Cleaning is one such controllable item and we do that well and consistently. Thanks for recognising that fact.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

The motel was very clean, a small room though but provided every thing we needed. Bronwyn the receptionist was very welcoming & helpful. The laundry offered free washing machines & washing powder, the location was great, close to the main town centre. I would recommend this motel for a short stay

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Bronwyn gets her first mention! New managers recently took over and we love to see them providing the great customer service for which we have become renowned. Take a look at previous reviews. Bronwyn is just taking up where our previous managers left off.
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked a deal with groupon for 2 nights including continental breakfast, massages, meal voucher and late checkout. What a great deal! Fantastic value for money!! Staff were really helpful and friendly throughout our whole stay. The room was nice and clean with everything we needed for our 2 nights. Loved that free wifi was included. The location was great - really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the afternoon sun with a book on Sunday with a view of the beach. If we ever head back to Apollo bay we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2014
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
The one word title to the review says it all! Can't wish for anything more than this. Thanks!
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

took up package offered on groupon, great deal, perfect weekend, clean rooms, lovely gardens, late check out made the day, no rushing, walk on beach, breakfast simple but nice. should have done 2 nights.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
We often get guests wishing they had booked 2 nights instead of 1. You can come back a second time; you are always welcome. The review is very gratifying. Thank you.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We spent a night at Sandpiper Motel last week to break our drive along Great Ocean Road. It was a great little motel. Nicely set up, and very clean. Washing machine, dryer and free washing powder are great additions to this place. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Free laundry.... and free wifi too! We pride ourselves on doing well what we can control, like cleaning and facilities. We are always encouraged by comments from guests such as these who recognise our efforts. Thanks!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ok, firstly we really liked this place. Modern, clean and great location. However....we were very unhappy when I found out the day before we were due to check in that the price we paid was much higher than what was being charged just 24 hours before our check-in date. We paid $170 in good faith nearly 9 months prior to our check-in date. You would normally get a decent discount for booking early at most places. Our room rate however was almost cut in half to last minute bookers. The only reason why we stumbled upon this is because our friend wanted to join us at the last minute so we decided to book them the same room type that we had booked 9 months previous. So although we loved the place, it really did leave a bitter taste in our mouth.

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Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Our room rates are subject to market forces like all others competing for business. Last minute reservations are not always cheaper. In the peak season they can be more expensive. If this guest had made us aware of the circumstances when they departed the motel we would have considered their concern carefully. We apologise.
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Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on the first night of our trip from Melbourne to Adelaide and I have to say that it was a very pleasant experience. Very friendly and helpful staff and as it was going into the cool winter season, they went ahead of us as we were checking in and put the heating on in our room! The facilities were excellent and they even offered us a discount for our nights stay. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaubuoy, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
I can see the smile on this guest's face! We clearly hit the mark here.
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandpiper Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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