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Araluen Motor Lodge

226 Beach Rd, Batehaven, Batemans Bay, New South Wales 2536 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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The family owned and operated Araluen Motor Lodge is located directly opposite Corrigans Beach, just 3 km from Batemans Bay town centre. Facilities include an on-site restaurant, guest laundry, BBQ area and a solar-heated outdoor swimming pool. Each room at the Araluen Motor Lodge features split-cycle air-conditioning, microwave, free WiFi, flat-screen television, tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Rooms with kitchens, spa baths, private balconies or water views are available. BBQ facilities are available for all guests and some rooms include cooking facilities. Free off-street car parking and a guest laundry are provided. Araluen Motor Lodge is only a 2-minute walk from the restaurants and shops in Batehaven. It is a 5-minute drive to Surf Beach and the Clyde River is just 1.5 km away. The onsite Donegan's Steakhouse serves fresh Clyde River oysters and prawns, as well as char-grilled steaks and chicken. Children’s meals are available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


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59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
161Reviews2Q+A40Room tips
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Morgan F wrote a review 9 Apr
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We stayed two nights at Araluen, it was perfect for our needs. Right Opposite the beach and a great playground for kids. Yummy fish and chips down the road and the motor lodge is run by very nice people. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Yindii wrote a review Mar 2021
21 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed overnight on our way back to Sydney during the big wet. With very short notice, we arrived about 7 pm. Deb, who took my call earlier was really friendly and helpful, ably assisted by co-receptionist Parker. It was a lovely welcome in what was quite a stressful time. The room was sparkling clean and the bed was really comfortable. There was a nice restaurant in the building called ‘Donegans steak house’ so we had dinner there about 30 steps from our room. Unfortunately, we had to head off early the following morning so we didn’t have the time to enjoy the area. We’re definitely going to come back and have a good holiday at this hotel later in the year. I would really recommend this hotel to any traveller.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Karyn M wrote a review Feb 2021
Sydney, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff make all the difference to my choices. Araluen is located across from the lake and a very short walk to Post Office, great pizza, fantastic thai and a bottle shop. Our room was lovely, and the staff were excellent. Welcoming, friendly and efficient. My enquiry about oysters was followed up by 2 staff members, Deb and Sharon, they couldn't have been more helpful. And great local knowledge of sights to see.. I would recommend this hotel to all.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Julie Bambach, General Manager at Araluen Motor Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are a family run motel and try our best to ensure every guest has an enjoyable experience. We sincerely hope you visit us again soon...I'll get the oysters ready!!.
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Joanne A wrote a review Feb 2021
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This is the standard all motels should benchmark with. Everything you want and expect from a motel. Ticks every box, staff professional and friendly. Great value for money and excellent position. Grateful to Deb at Batemans Bay tourist information centre for sorting for us.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All rooms would be suitable I think.
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Response from Julie Bambach, General Manager at Araluen Motor Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Wow! Thank you for the high praise! We have a small team who have worked exceptionally hard as we have been understaffed for more than 6 months now. Its great to know their efforts have been noticed and I will certainly pass this review onto them and to the wonderful staff at the BB Visitors Centre. Sadly the Visitors Centre will close permanently on the 26th February. Another poor decision by the Eurobodalla Shire Council!
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PW03 wrote a review Jan 2021
Canberra, Australia468 contributions168 helpful votes
We had a room and a bit for 5 people. It looked like it was a normal room with a bit of an annex room attached. There was no A/C in the 3 bed room and sleeping was sweaty. The main room just had a double and the A/C and at 35 odd degrees there was a big disparity between the small and larger rooms. The ladies there were very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Julie Bambach, General Manager at Araluen Motor Lodge
Responded 2 Feb 2021
Hi, Thank you for your comments. I'm not sure what you mean 'a normal room with a bit of an annex'? It's a 2 bedroom motel room. The main room has a queen bed (not a double), and the second room has 3 single beds so it is a reasonable size! The aircon is new and is capable of heating and cooling both rooms. However, if you closed the door between the two rooms on a very hot day then of course the second room would not cool down.
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USD 83 - USD 140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaNew South WalesEurobodallaBatemans BayBatehaven
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Frequently Asked Questions about Araluen Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Araluen Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Birdland Animal Park (0.9 km) and Observation Head Lookout (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Araluen Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Araluen Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Araluen Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Araluen Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Araluen Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crumb, Heat Woodfired Pizza Bar, and Berny's at Batehaven.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Araluen Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Araluen Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Batehaven.
Is Araluen Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.