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Pelican Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

I knew I had made a good choice when I arrived and noticed this was the only motel with a ""No Vacancy" sign up. Terrie couldn't have been more helpful, both when I checked in and in giving me a ride to the airport when I left. The location is very convenient if one is arriving or leaving Merimbula by coach and the room was clean and comfortable. Maggie the dog was an added friendly face! The motel has free Wi-Fi, a pool and a spa and is practically right in downtown Merimbula on the main road into town, but very quiet notwithstanding.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

They made me feel right at home and were co-operative, friendly, and helpful.
I always feel I can relax and enjoy the comfort zone of Merimbula.
My room was elegant and tasteful. Merimbula is always a pleasure to come and stay.
Thank you both once again for your support.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

We booked this motel after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. The room was clean and comfortable, with a small kitchenette - very old-fashioned. Apparently other rooms have been renovated but not the one we stayed in! Anyway after a nice meal at the local RSL Club, which is within walking distance, we headed back to our room to settle down to watch Tomic's match in Wimbledon. We couldn't get channel 7 - every other channel was there but not channel 7!! So frustrating!! As it was late at night we didn't want to bother the owners. When we checked out the next morning, we mentioned it to them - guess what - they said we should have told them and that they weren't busy and could have moved us to another renovated room with a HD TV! If only....

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Pelican_Motor_Inn, Owner at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2011

Thank you for your review.
My wife and myself were away during your stay.
I appologise for the telivision reception, the remainder of the HD Tv's were delayed and did not arrive until we had left for our break.
All room now have new HD Telivisions.
We have now also renovated the room, bathrooms and kitchenettes in the section you stayed in.
Hope you had a lovely holiday and we see you again some time.
Bruce & Terrie

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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Based on reviews in TripAdvisor, we chose the Pelican for our one night stay in the beautiful NSW coastal town of Merimbula. When we pulled up outside we were convinced that we had made a big mistake. For, despite the appearance in the above photo, the exterior is rather dull. And it got worse. There was a small dog chewing on a plastic bone in the reception office: The room we were given faced on to the front carpark, and beyond that was the very busy road.
Entering our room was like a time warp: the brownish decor probably went out of fashion about forty years ago and the tiles in the bathroom featured panels with two completely different (brown)patterns,
However, these first impressions were completely forgotten once we read in the information folder that the motel was going to have a complete refurbishment and, more importantly, the room would have to be one the cleanest we have ever experienced. In fact, if you could ignore the appearances, this motel would easily score five stars for cleanliness,
Unlike most motels, the friendly hosts made a point of giving us plenty of advice about the town's sight-seeing attractions and the best places to eat.
The next morning we walked down to the modern, and very busy, Waterfront Cafe. The coffee was really good and we had a scrumptious breakfast while looking out over the the pretty harbour.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

This is a wonderful place to stay. Terrie and Bruce are great hosts and they provide warm, friendly service. Rooms are well appointed and well looked after. We love staying there.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

An ideal place for an extended weekend or even longer. Room facilities are great and if there is anything else you require- just ask! You will find that Bruce & Terrie could not be more obliging. The complex boasts a pool with a relaxing area in which to laze and a BBQ is installed for you to cook your favorite steak. You are within walking distance of all Merimbula's attractions- restaurants, clubs etc etc. Recommended to all!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are good but upper storey romms are best
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

What makes this motel stand out is the friendly, helpful and welcome greeting of the owner. On her arrival she went out of her way to explain what there was in Merimbula and the places to see.

The rooms were large enough with a queen and single bed. Basic fit out, but clean and everything you need for a one night stay.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Additional Information about Pelican Motor Inn

Address: 18 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range: $92 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Merimbula, the Pelican Motor Inn is the closest AAA rated 3.5 Star property to the heart of town and offers all the comforts and conveniences for a memorable Merimbula holiday. The Pelican Motor Inn is in a central Merimbula location within 80 metres of the Post Office and an easy stroll to Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club, RSL, shops, Restaurants, Pictures, beaches and the beautiful Lake Merimbula. Merimbula/Pambula and Tura Beach Golf Clubs are only a nine iron away. All 25 of our Merimbula motel units have newly renovated bathrooms, new split system air-conditioners / heating, queen size beds and ground level access, many have scenic views over the township and Merimbula Lake. Family rooms have cooking facilities. All rooms now have HD Televisions and microwaves. Enjoy a BBQ at our great BBQ area, take a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool or just sit and relax in the garden area. For large group bookings enjoy dinner or drinks in the 80 seater marquee. ... more   less 
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