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“Good Value Motel in the Town Centre”
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Pelican Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had a nice stay at the Pelican Motel , the rooms was clean and comfortable. We requested views of the lake, which we received but it also overlooked other units, the car park and the lake view was above the back of another motel. This is a great little motel if you are on a budget and want to stay in the center of town.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Two Wheels Magazine Xmas Party has been held 4 times in the last 5 years at this motel and the facilities keep improving year after year. Hosts, Terri & Bruce, cannot do enough for us and we cannot recommend this Motel enough. Good rooms with new bathrooms, a great pool and Spa with a wonderful function marquee...

Brilliant value for money and good people in a fantastic location.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We just stayed one night so booked the standard room. It's everything you would expect from a motel. Rooms were clean, staff friendly and helpful.The location is great, very close to the centre of town.
Good for a short stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

I went with a Probus Group to Merimbula for 5 nights on a seniors tour. We stayed at the Pelican Motor Inn and did day trips everyday. The hosts, Bruce & Terrie were so involved and could not have been more helpful, the interaction was fantastic. I have been on other tours before and hardly even seen the hosts. The location of the motel was excellent, we could walk to town and the clubs in minutes. Would definately recommend the tour to other groups.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Thank you for you review.
As you would have picked up on your stay we really enjoy putting together our tours and showing guests the wonderful Sapphire Coast.
Glad you had a great trip and we will hopefully see you and your group on another trip soon.
Bruce Macdonald

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Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

Good value and great location right in town. Basic rooms with all necessities as expected from a motel, however the rooms were extremely well kept and the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2012

Thank you for your rewiew Taga021,
we are glad you had a lovely stay and we hopefully will see you on a return visit one day.
Bruce

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Owners Bruce and Terrie could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Provided us with maps and things to see in Merimbula, even gave us directions to caravan park so we could see Kangaroos in the wild nearby. Rooms were large and clean with very good bed and shower. Great views of town and lake. Had a wonderful private pool and hottub(spa) with BBQ area which we used after Bruce and Terrie provided everything we needed other than the steak. Grocery store across the street to buy food for BBQ. There were many colorful parrots flying around the property which added to the ambience. Motel is in the center of town so easy walking distance to lake,shops, restaurants, etc. Price was very reasonable for location and amenities and would highly recommend this motel to anyone staying in Merimbula.

Room Tip: All rooms would be great but better views from 2nd level.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2012

Thank you for you lovely review.
One of the best parts of our job is to take the time and chat with our guests.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, the BBQ and managed to see the kangaroo's.
Hopefully we will see you both back in Merimbula one day.
Bruce

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We drove into the centre of town and chose the Pelican at the Tourist Office (they are excellent but it did amaze us how many of the volunteers in these offices didn’t know what was a couple of hundred miles up the road and had never been, although they may have visited Europe) because of it’s excellent central location. Run by a lovely, helpful MacDonald family, they told us where to view Kangaroos but after one leaping out on us early in the trip and wrecking the car, we’ve gone off the big rats, was this a MacDonald’s revenge for the Battle of the Shirts? It’s a typical style good value motel, which is great for touring and we had the option to park at the door, great for humping suitcases. We didn’t have time for the pool but it looked spotless, free WiFi and good clean, comfortable rooms, with Merimbula a couple of minutes stroll away, which is like many of the no horse towns round that coast and we must admit we got to like them, quiet but very pleasant.
One thing about Australia that surprised us was the amount of Fish & Chips on sale, far superior to anything you’d get in England, Scotland’s another matter, good value in ever so expensive Australia and they seem to use a Tempura type batter, making them light, with fish caught that day and they can make chips too, delicious. We had them three times on our tour, a different fish each time, as well, we just got a take away and were in heaven. The ubiquitous well priced, gambling subsidised, Bowling club, with good food and facilities, was a couple of minutes away, too.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2012

Thankyou for taking the time to give us a review.
So glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed Merimbula's fish and chips.
We hope you can make it to our shore's and visit us again one day.
The Macdonald Family

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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 #4 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range: $95 - $159 (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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