We stayed for one night at Robe Town Motor Inn on our recent travels in Australia. We needed somewhere pretty much halfway between Adelaide and Warrnambool for the night and Robe looked like a nice little fishing town, of all the accomodation options this one fitted our budget and needs best with a double room costing around the £70 mark for the night.
This motel has an indoor swimming pool on site which is a bit of an unexpected bonus. We did not use it as our stay was too short really but it looked clean and tidy and certainly seemed popular with other guests. On arrival you go up a steepish driveway which leads into the central parking area and the motel itself is therefore perched on a hill. Steps lead down into the town on the other side from the driveway and it is only a 5-10 minute walk into the centre of town with plenty of eating and drinking options around. The beach is also very close although you can't really see it from the Motel itself.
On arrival our check in was quick and efficient and we were given a key to our room. In the reception area we noticed there is a small shop area where you can pick up basic groceries and wine. Our room was in the corner and each room has a dedicated parking space outside in the traditional style.
I have to say the room was even better than I had expected. Nicely furnished and with a massive queen size bed, a flat screen TV and a small kitchenette area (toaster, kettle, crockery etc). Notably this was the only place we stayed on our entire trip which provided real wine glasses as standard - a very nice touch and one we utilised! The bathroom was spotless and felt very new, a power shower at one end sink in the middle and loo at the other end, it did not feel cramped either.
Within the main room we also had a table and two chairs under the window which was lovely and meant we could comfortably eat fish and chips we bought back for tea without sitting on the bed. There was also a sofa and a long sideboard - absolutely bags of room for putting things.
I actually believe the bed here was one of the most comfortable I have EVER slept in and it was very difficult to persuade myself to get out of it in the morning. The shower too was very good and all in all we felt this place represents great value for money. I only wish all hotel/motels could reach the benchmark set here for the money.
Well recommended for anyone needing a bed for the night in this area of Australia, also we highly recommend the fish and chip shop which is a 3 minute walk away and the bottle shop attached to the Caldonian, between these two places we picked up a bottle of merlot and a lovely supper for less than $25 (around £16) which is a bit of a bargain in Australia at the moment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Robetown Motor Inn & Apartments has a variety of family-friendly spacious motel rooms and apartments overlooking the beautiful township of Robe. All ground floor units, with reverse cycle air-conditioning and some with undercover car parking. All rooms & apartments have free Wi-Fi, flat screen LCD televisions, refrigerator, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, iron & ironing board, and hair dryer. Motel rooms include free Austar movies and sport while apartments are complete with DVD player and free movie hire. Our 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer a full kitchen with electric cooktop, oven, and sink; while our 1 bedroom apartments feature a kitchenette with electric frypan. All apartments are equipped with microwave and all crockery & cutlery needs. A luxurious indoor heated swimming pool and separate heated spa and a modern indoor barbecue area with all facilities for large or small groups are available for all guests at no charge. Robetown Motor Inn and Apartments is only metres from the local supermarket and just a short stroll to beaches, the town centre shopping, hotels, restaurants, arts & crafts, boat harbour, walking trails and historical buildings. Surf, swim, ski, fish, play golf or just take in the picturesque village of Robe. Robe is the Gem of S.A. and we would love to help you enjoy it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Robetown Hotel Robe