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.
- 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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