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Best Western Melaleuca Motel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Robe
Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Really Lovely motel”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is a very simple motel, it's nothing fancy yet we were very happy with it. After a long tiring drive, we were given a very warm welcome and the staff member on duty happily showed us our room and all the facilities. The rooms were clean and comfortable with free Wifi - very very rare on our trip.

We loved that they had DVD's that we could borrow for the night and the manager gave us great information about places to eat etc.

A final note to say we accidentally left a bag with our laptop, camera's etc in the hotel and the manager contacted us immediately to let us know. We were finishing breakfast nearby and were very relieved not to have to double back on our already long journey.

Definitely worth staying in this motel if you're in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank RHNIreland
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi RHNIreland
Thank you very much for your kind review of our motel. We agree with your comments about our motel. In Australia the majority of motels are leasehold and unfortunately too many landlords do not spend money on upgrading their motels. As a lessee we are responsible for painting & general maintenance which we strive to keep up to date. Thanks to Trudy our rooms are spotlessly clean & so much so that we won an international award from Best Western last year. Thank you once again.
Kindest regards
Martin Stanley
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Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in December (23rd). Great location off the main street. Easy walk to beach (and I'm six mnths pregnant!).

When we arrived owner showed us the room before we decided to stay. Very helpful - showed us how to use the spa, the AC, the TV and DVD, and told us all about the complex. We checked in ... !!

A good sized milk was given to us and we chose a couple of complimentary DVDs from the extensive collection. Were given a map of town, two restaurant vouchers, and offered a 4wd map (that'd we'd paid $5 for earlier in the day at the local visitor centre).

Everything worked in the room and it was clean. Spa was perfect after a day 4wding the sand dunes and beaches :))

We walked over to the marina and had fish and chips on the foreshore from the Hungry Goat. Was a perfect evening.

Would highly recommend this motel and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank WatchWhereYouStay
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi WhatchWhereYouStay,
Thank you so much for your great review of our motel & Apartments. As you say we are in a great position with being able to walk to all the restaurants & attractions. We wish you good luck & good fortune with your baby to be & we look forward to you visiting us again. Kindest regards
Martin Stanley
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Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in Best Western Melaleuca on our way to Melbourne and really enjoyed our stay. Reception was very friendly and provided a map of area. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable with fridge, kettle, kitchenware and a microwave. Each room has an allocated parking space and our space was a car port which kept car out of the sun so was nice and cool.
We used the free DVD service which passed the time in the late evening once we had dinner. Would recommend this accommodation.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jacq J
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi Jacq J
Thank you for your review of our motel it is much appreciated. The room you stayed in was one of our standard rooms and as you say it had a microwave, kettle toaster ans well as mugs, bowls, plates knives forks & spoons. Our free DVD library has over 400 DVD's and it was one of the best things for our guests. Thank you once again & we hope to see you again.
Kind regards
Martin
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Stayed one night in Robe and found it to be a friendly and picturesque little town .The Apartment that we booked was really more of a two bedroom motel room and very dated but exceptionally clean and proved to be a comfortable nights stay.The host was very friendly and helpful.Free Wi Fi had limited coverage in the room but OK if we sat outside.
Probably a little overpriced compared to other places we satyed on our trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank nutz067
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi nutz067, Thank you for your review of our motel. The room you stayed in was actually a two bedroom fully self contained apartment with a full size refrigerator and a full kitchen. We agree that the motel buildings are a little dated but we have repainted all rooms and as you say it was exceptionally clean. Unfortunately our landlord is not prepared to spend the money in upgrading rooms. We are surprised that you had a problem with our free wifi as the recption is normally quite good in all rooms. As far as pricing we are competitive with other motels in the town. We are pleased that you had a comfortable nights stay. Kind regards
Martin
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We were driving from Melbourne to Adelaide in November, making several stops on the way to Adelaide. Since we were disappointed with one in pt.Fairy, we didn't expect too much when we check in at this motel, but we had positive surprise when we opened the door of our room which was pastel colored super clean room that's so spacious! They also had a guest laundry with washing machine & tumbler with complimentary washing powder. A perfect place to have a good night's sleep for a travelers like us, driving 300-400 km everyday. There were a good Chinese restaurant (offers discount for the motel guest) next to the property. Our room had a kitchenette but we did not cook. The fridge, with a small size fresh milk for breakfast tea already in it, was very convenient. If I had known the motel is such an exceptional accommodation, I would have stayed two nights at this motel and change our driving plan differently.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KS52
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi KS52
Thank you very much for your lovely review of our property. We are pleased that you found it to be just right for you. We are quite proud of our guest laundry which is set up for the traveller with free washing liquid and only $1 to use the machines. There are clothes lines behind the laundry where guests can actully hang out their clothes instead of paying to tumble dry them. We hope you enjoyed your holiday in our lovely country & if you come again we do hope you stay with us again.
Kind regards
Martin
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Lorne, Australia
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have stayed here before and always have thoroughly enjoyed our stays. This trip was no exception and we enjoyed the newly painted and curtained apartment which has a functional kitchen included. Extreme cleanliness as always.
The management remain the nicest host and hostess we have experienced in our extensive travels around Australia and which one is the boss I am not sure, but they work well as a team and are thoroughly professional.
Robe is a lovely destination and this motel offers the ultimate in comfort and value.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank John S
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Hi John S
Thank you for your great review of our property and it is always a pleasure to have you and Judith stay with us. You have been staying with us since 2007 when we first took over the motel and we always enjoy the repartee as well as a drink with you both. You certainly would have noticed the improvements that we have made over the years as we continually strive to be the best that we can. I have to tell you that Trudy is really the boss even though she allows me to have the title. We look forward to seeing you both again.
Kindest regards
Martin Stanley
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Australia
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We chose this motel because of all the great Trip Advisor reviews and we are very glad we did. We stayed for 2 nights in a Studio room which was quite large and had absolutely everything we needed. The full size fridge was a bonus as was the free internet. Martin the manager was extremely helpful and a bit of a card. The motel's location is great, walking distance to everything but nice and quiet as well. The thing that struck me most about this place was how clean the room was. I've stayed in 5 star hotels in capital cities that were nowhere near as clean as this. Robe is a lovely place and I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the BEST WESTERN Melaleuca Motel again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dantom33
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trumar123, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Hi Dantom33, thank you for your great review of our property. Trudy is in charge of the rooms and is quite pedantic about cleanliness which is a credit to her and our housekeeping staff. The studio apartments are really spacious and with a full kitchen makes peoples stay even more enjoyable. I have never been called a "card" and I appreciate the compliment. Thank you once again for your review and we hope to see you again.
kindest regards
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Property: Best Western Melaleuca Motel
Address: 20 Smillie St, Robe, South Australia 5276, Australia (Formerly Best Western Melaleuca Motel & Apartments)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Robe
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Robe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Melaleuca Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Arguably in the best position in Robe with a short walk to the CBD, beach & restaurants we have rooms to suit all travelers from our standard rooms to spacious family 1 and 2 bedroom suites. All rooms have FREE WIFI, FREE Fox sports, FREE DVD Library, queen sized beds & air-conditioning; some with spa baths. Get in quick & come and stay at the best location in Robe; it’s so easy to walk everywhere from here! Rated number 1 in Robe by TripAdvisor. ... more   less 
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