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Sea Spray Motel Merimbula
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A friendly welcome at a very nice motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed for one night in a double spa room - the queen size bed, spa bath, shower and toilet are upstairs, whilst downstairs is the well appointed kitchenette and lounge area with a balcony. The motel is a easy walk to the shops and restaurants of Merimbula. Wifi is free and quite fast. The room was nice and clean, and we enjoyed our stay.

John and Robyn are cheerful hosts and run a great motel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

This motel is really good value for your money. Right next to CBD, fresh and smart on the outside, and very clean on the inside. Even the bed linen and towels smell clean ! And run by very warm people, Robyn and John. I went through 8 motels on the same trip, but yours was easily the best experience. Thanks.

Room Tip: When you lie down on the bed, you do feel quite confidant you will rest well.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wollongong NSW
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

A great variety of rooms from quite basic to more upmarket.
I stay here regularly for business and its alway quiet and clean.
John and Robin the owners are always up for a chat and a laugh and seem to have a nice following of regular travellers through!
Although no Restaurant, town is a close walk and the breakfast cooked by John very generous and filling.
During the week its mainly Reps and travellers and not many families and kids.

Room Tip: The rooms away form the main road are my favourite.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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North East England
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed here for 1 night on our drive from Sydney to Melbourne. The hotel was easy to find, being on the main road into Merimbula. The host was brilliant, very friendly and informative about the area. Before our visit I had corresponded with her by email several times and she offered information on the surrounding area and on restaurants nearby, even offering to book one for us. GOOD POINT - although we are English, we got pensioner (senior) discount, so it is worth asking!
On arrival, we were shown our room which was on the ground floor, and a very good size. It was typical of a Motel, with good standard furnishings - bed (large double), desk, TV, and bathroom with shower and toiletries provided. Some rooms/apartments on the first floor have views over the bay, but cost more and accommodate more people. There was parking outside in the central courtyard.
Sea Spray is only a short walk from Merimbula centre (about 10 mins down hill, but 15 mins back up again!!! There you can find a good variety of shops - but most of them closed about 4.30pm, which we thought was very early. The waterfront is pretty and very peaceful and there are a few restaurants, with good views.
We booked 'Room Only' but breakfast can be provided, at extra cost but must be ordered early evening before. There is a lovely cafe right by the waterfront in Merimbula, where you can get a good breakfast and with a fantastic view. Car parking in Merimbula was free.
We would go back again to Sea Spray, if we come to Australia again.
No Negatives.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2011

stayed here for 1 night during roadtrip, it was the night of torrential rain that caused the terrible floodings in NSW.

Staff very friendly, free wifi, great value, room was clean but smelled dusty and moldy. Free parking. A 10 minute walk down to the main shopping/restaurant road, we used the car to drive up and down.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2011

Our loft style one bedroom apartment had distant ocean and lake views. It was very clean and well furnished with friendly, helpful staff.

The walk into town was short and pleasant, yet the rooms were quiet despite being so close to the action.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

We stayed in the suite upstairs and found it very clean, roomy and had with a great view.

The owners John and Robyn were very nice and helpful. The deck was wonderful with a nice view, chairs, table and lounge chair. Stopped by the office for a dinner recommendation. John had one (Wheelers) which turned out to be great. John made the reservation for us. The location is perfect. A couple blocks up the street from the shops and marina. Close to a grocery store and post office.

A bonus was high speed internet in our room. And it is free! Not found very often in the places we have stayed along the east coast of Auz.

We would recommend Sea Spray as it is a great place to stay in Merimbula.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea Spray Motel Merimbula

Property: Sea Spray Motel Merimbula
Address: 38 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Merimbula
#5 Romantic Hotel in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sea Spray Motel Merimbula 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merimbula Sea Spray motel is located 400m from the town centre, away from the hustle and bustle yet only a 5 mins walk to all the shops, restaurants and clubs. We offer standard queen rooms, twin rooms and deluxe or executive suites. Most rooms have a kitchenette, while others have only tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have large windows or sliding doors which lookout over either the garden or have a distant ocean view. Recent improvements include new furniture and new queen pillow-top mattresses. Well maintained colourful gardens, a sparkling pool, BBQ area and friendly welcome are just the start of a great stay in a magic part of the world. Merimbula is located on the glorious South coast of NSW. There are beach/boardwalks in town, and cycling tracks. The region is rich in whaling/fishing/timber history with local museums showcasing the diversified industries that helped develop this historical area. Offering excellent deep sea fishing, water sports, superb beaches. National parks with good walking trails are close by. ... more   less 
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Best Western Merimbula
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