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“Lovely Large Rooms and Bathrooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Palms Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   234 Torquay Rd, Grovedale, Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grovedale
Rotorua, New Zealand
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583 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Lovely Large Rooms and Bathrooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I recently spent a night here while travelling around Victoria. The owners are very friendly and rooms are huge, so is the bathroom. Nice décor and spotlessly clean. It is situated right on the main road and therefore gets a bit of traffic noise. We asked for a room to the side which was luckily available, as I think I would have had trouble sleeping otherwise. But it wasn't the traffic which kept waking me, it was the terrible wind storm they had that night. Good heater too, we needed it on a cold night.

The owner said the next day it was the worst they had ever heard and it kept them up a lot of the night also.

Good place to stay, plenty of parking and very close to the Grovedale Hotel, which is next door.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Batehaven, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This motel was a wonderful find! Close to everywhere I needed to be, very clean, comfortable and quiet with very helpful, accommodating managers and staff
I will certainly return to and can happily recommend the Golden Palms Motel for short or long stay

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Mackay, Australia
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84 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Motel was easy to find. This was a basic style motel, but quite comfortable and all that you need for a nights stay was provided and all was very clean. Owner was very friendly and welcoming. In Geelong, but in its most southern suburb, so close to Torquay and the start of the Great Ocean Road. 24 hour Kmart is not far away either and Coles open to midnight.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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singapore
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Travelled with my family to Aus 2wks ago. The motel was easy to find, great location. Drive straight down and you are on the Great Ocean Drive. We arrived real late that night, I was so glad that I emailed Lynne the day b4 to let her know that I will check in l8. Called her when we arrived and she said she left the door opened and I can just check out tmr which was great cuz after a 7hr plane ride and 1hr plus of driving all we want is to rest. The room was cosy for 3 adults, very clean. The toilet looks a bit old and it was freezing. But i loved the water pressure from the shower, it was the best. The heating in the room and the electric blanket worked fine. The room was nice and warm really quickly. Would definitely recommend the motel for a night stay on your way to the Great Ocean Rd.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Very well presented with large rooms and large bathroom. Stayed as a family of 5 here and enjoyed the experience. All amenities provided, very clean and crisp linen and full size TV as well. Management was very helpful on arrival. Excellent hotel next door with fine class meals. Would definately recommend ths motel.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Grovedale was our first point of call in lovely Victoria. After flying in to Avalon airport, we decided it was a good starting point to explore the Great Ocean Road.
We were pleasantly surprised with the location and proximity to Torquay, and received a warm welcome on arrival. You can really tell this place is a family run motel, which puts out a good feeling when we ourselves are also a family. The free parking was a bonus for us, and the hotel next door was everything we needed at dinner time - however the in-room kitchenette was more than sufficient. Comfy beds, good water pressure, peaceful night's sleep....room was all that we expected.
As a family of four, our only complaint would be that perhaps the cooked breakfast was a bit pricey... we have had cheaper/bigger elsewhere, but this is an optional extra so next time would consider cooking for ourselves.
Overall, a big thanks. Have recommended to our fellow Brisbane folks!

Cheers, Josh

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank shea_ob
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GoldenPalmsMotel, Owner at Golden Palms Motel, responded to this review, April 11, 2012
Thank you for staying with us.
It was lovely to hear that you had a pleasant.stay.
Kind regards
John & Lynne
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Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Clean, friendly, Helpfull, just the shot!! Thanks to Lynne for making the room available early.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: 234 Torquay Rd, Grovedale, Geelong, Victoria 3216, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Geelong > Grovedale
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Grovedale
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Palms Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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