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“A Very Good Value Motel”
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Pelican Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 29, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in late February. We have also stayed here on a couple of occasions in previous years.

On one level the Pelican is a fairly standard coastal town motel. However, it deserves a very good rating on several points. It is very conveniently located right close to the centre of Merimbula in really easy walking distance to shops, cafes, etc. There is only one motel closer to these facilities. While the decor is a bit dated the motel was spotlessly clean and the owners are in the process of doing some upgrading work on the rooms. The bathroom in our room had just been redecorated.

The service from Bruce and Teri was really friendly throughout and the staff we encountered were also cheerful and friendly. We appreciated getting a jug of fresh milk delivered to our room on arrival - no long life milk here.

There is free wireless internet - I usually have my own wireless modem but the signal wasnt great and so access to free WiFi was much appreciated.

We paid $115 a night which was off-peak and we thought this a really very good price given the location, friendly service and the upgrade work going on.

Room Tip: Make your booking direct rather than through Wotif (the price is the same in our experience) and see...
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

I must admit we were a bit surprised as we pulled up in front of the motel after what we had read on Trip Advisor. It was a basic motel, complete with a dark brick feature wall. However, the bed was fine and it was adequate for a one night stop over.

Room Tip: If you're in town on a Thursday night, the trivia at the local pub is fun!
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We booked the Pelican on line after travelling from Sydney on our way to Melbourne. Couldn't have been happier with the accommodation and service/information given by both Terri and Bruce. Told by another couple that Bowling Club was excellent value for money for food. J&S

Room Tip: Room ground floor rear courtyard v good position
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Thank Fowkes
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

on a five week trip around Australia, we found this to be one of the best run, friendliest and convenient motels. Owner Bruce was extremely helpful with our needs in Merimbula and further on our trip towards Sydney. Free wifi was a useful bonus.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Stayed at the Pelican Motor Inn during January 2012 for 2 nights whilst touring the area. We had a wonderful, friendly welcome from Bruce & Terry. As we were visitors from the UK with children, Bruce gave us tips on what to see & do which included going to see the 100 plus kangaroos on the golf course, to safest places for swimming. The children had an absolute ball & loved looking for the soldier crabs & stingrays (another tip from from Bruce).

We were allocated a family room and it was very comfortable & clean. The children loved the swimming pool, which again was very clean.

We'd love to have stayed longer and if we visit the area again, we will certainly stay here. Thanks guys for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank DenJo565
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Stayed here for a night on the way through from Canberra to Bairnsdale via the coast. Booked on internet on the basis that it seemed to be close to shops, restaurants etc. and it turned out that it was only a couple of minutes walk to main area and close the boardwalk. Friendly at check in and out. Rooms clean and comfortable although a bit dated; they say they're going to renovate over next 12 months. Room facilities basic - no mini bar and our TV only had the 5 main channels, not an issue for short stay, but might have been frustrating for a week or so. View of the water from the shared balconies.

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Perfect location and very reasonably priced. Great sized fridge but a bit noisy. Very helpful management. Nice bathroom. Doing renos in the next 12 months which will really make it better. I recommend this motel if you are not to fussy.

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Thank Jacinta M T
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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
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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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