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Pelican Motor Inn
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All reviewsgreat locationwould stay here again without hesitationnice hot waterroom was clean tidylovely dognext morningstayed here for one nightlocal facilitiescentral locationgreat stoppool areafriendly managerwalking distance to everythinga lovely stayacross the roadthe air conditioningsingle bed
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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 if Bruce and Terri can give you one of the rooms with a bit of a view. Like most motels many of the rooms at the Pelican are buried into the complex. If you get a room with a bit of a view the whole aspect is much pleasanter. We had Room 12 which would be perhaps the best in terms of aspect.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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1  Thank Brian H
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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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