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Skenes Creek Lodge Motel

61 Great Ocean Rd, Skenes Creek, Victoria 3233 Australia
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Skenes Creek Lodge Motel & Licensed Restaurant is situated on Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, just on the outskirts of Apollo Bay - in a quiet location, only six kilometres drive from the town centre, or just over two hours south-west of Melbourne's CBD. Our Great Ocean Road accommodation is conveniently positioned on the Otway Coast (between the legendary Surf Coast and the stunning Shipwreck Coast), and has spectacular panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and nearby Apollo Bay. Skenes Creek Lodge Motel features a peaceful garden setting by the beach, on a spacious property that lies between the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road, and the green foothills of the Otway Ranges. We take pride in offering you clean and comfortable Great Ocean Road accommodation, along with a friendly welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel like a valued guest. The On-site Licensed Restaurant is open for guests and the public and groups including coaches to enjoy fantastic Home Cooked Meals, Sweets, Coffee or Wine & Cheese all as fresh as it can be & the food is all cooked on site .. The menu is simple but covers most choices and if it is not on the menu just ask for your choice and arrangements can usually be made to suit your order.. !!!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Car park
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Windsurfing
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Room features
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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valerie s wrote a review Mar 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom411 contributions78 helpful votes
We arrived here at about 6 pm and we really thought it had closed down for the season. A lady was on reception, the owner perhaps and she told us no she was open. That's good. So we booked a room for the night as we didn't want to drive any further and accommodation was hard to find. We noticed dining room tables and chairs. No, she didn't do food the freezers were down. She had also had a power cut for 3 days. Hmm. Didn't sound too good. So we went to Apollo for fish and chips. The room was ok but not worth the money. The shower so dark and the toilet you could just about see what you were doing. We came back and about 9 o'clock the power went off! The lady did come round with a torch for us to use but we were so tired we just went to bed. The place has so much potential little chalet type rooms which we had and faced the sea and the road. So much could be done to make it such a good place. But I would not recommend anyone to stay here. It's a no no! Such in need of supervision and some business-like attitude. It does have a lot going for it but some TLC needed badly.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: facing the road and the sea. Nothing else where.
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Responded 18 Apr 2020
Thanks for you review Valarie..
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Clifton wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom1 contribution
We were trying to find a place along the Great Ocean Road after midnight but so many places were shut or fully booked. The owner woke up and answered the phone at 2am in the morning and stayed up for us to arrive 45mins later. Despite us waking her in the early hours she was absolutely lovely. We decided to stay 2 nights. We were given a sea view room which was great waking up to in the morning. The location is excellent for everything we wanted to do on the Great Ocean Road, including the lighthouse, the apostles and waterfalls. Price was very good value and all amenities are supplied. Comfy beds. Plenty of parking space for our car too which is always a thing we look out for. Thank you to the owner for waking up at such a late hour and letting us stay - it saved us a night of 4 sleeping in a car! Great way to have ended the last of our Journying in Australia.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from skenescreeklodge2018, Public Relations Manager at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thanks for your feedback..!! We try to help when we can and do understand that everyone’s day doesn’t always go to plan ., And some times arrive a little late .. and beds are much more comfortable than cars to sleep in .. fantastic that customers do appreciate the above and beyond that some of us do at times .. Great your time here was enjoyable ..!!! And that you were delighted with your view .. And surrounding space .. !!! Your right it’s a great base to experience and explore local attractions .. See you next time .. but try not to arrive at 3 am .. !!!!
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Airlie W wrote a review Jan 2020
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I can't leave Zero stars unfortunately - if I could this would be more accurate. A truly, truly HORRIBLE experience! This motel is putrid, disgusting and vile and the owner could not care less! DO NOT STAY HERE!!! It is by far THE WORST accommodation we have ever experienced (including backpackers!). The room smelt strongly of mould and was terribly run down / in need of repairs & maintenance. (stains on walls, exposed cords/light fittings, cheap nasty furniture). Tonnes of mould in the shower and the toilet leaked. (When I told the owner, her response was "Why is that a problem?"!!!) But the best part was, we could hear a creature of some kind (a rodent perhaps?) in the room in the middle of the night......aaagggghhhh!!!! My conversation with the owner upon check out was even more unpleasant than the appalling room. She gets a zero for customer service, preferring to argue with me than apologise or even listen to my complaint. A very bad decision in this world where online reviews are so important. Skenes Creek is a nice part of the world but steer clear of this hovel; trust me! A tent would be a far better option if accommodation is scarce. Dilapidated/putrid accommodation -ZERO stars Unapologetic owner - ZERO stars
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 18 Apr 2020
Thanks for you review Airlie When booking rooms please next time address them immediately after checkin A refund would have been obligingly given had you let us know immediately that it wasn’t your type of room .. 10:00 am is a little too late.. otherwise we hope you had a great AUSTRALIA DAY !!!
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Alana wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and just walked in and Joyce was a lovely host. The room was really clean and the view was AMAZING! She gave us a free map of the town and gave us good information of places to visit. The place was affordable as well. Thanks Joyce!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from skenescreeklodge2018, Customer Care at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Thank you for your positive review.. Your comments are very complimentary. We aim to make each guest experience one that’s memorable and a time to treasure as part of their vacation .. Along with clean rooms, fabulous views & spacious property we do try to maintain good prices .. and be of as much help to guests whenever possible!! Thank you for staying with us and being wonderful guests and respecting of our property and all that we offer guests .. Lovely friendly and respectful people .. hopefully see you next time you are travelling this way .. Safe travels!!! NOTE TO READERS NB to external readers .. reviews from actual guests who have stayed and experienced our property we are generally highly recommended and valued, showing much respect. They have had a relaxing & enjoyable stay... BUT reviews from those are not guests and show no respect at all .. are mostly inaccurate and twisted assumptions .. We are a private business property and our business is accommodation & meals & drinks.. NOT A PUBLIC CARPARK OR PUBLIC TOILETS... There are numerous places to pull over road side and public toilets nearly every 30 minutes of travel .. and provided for public use ... ALL OUR FACILITIES ARE FOR GUESTS AND WE LIKE TO MAINTAIN A QUIET RELAXING PEACEFUL PLACE THAT WE ADVERTISE... VALUING & RESPECTING GUESTS PRIVACY AND SECURITY & SAFETY THAT THEY PAY FOR .. WE WELCOME GUEST ENQUIRES AND HAPPY TO BE OF HELP WHEREVER POSSIBLE.. But otherwise the signage is very clear and on point and all we ask is for everyone to observe & respect them .. To make sure our customers have a great experience that they deserve ...!!!
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brettands wrote a review June 2019
Murbs11 contributions3 helpful votes
Arrived around 4pm to reception that was locked up. Had to drive around to find someone. Got told our room wouldn't be ready for another hour or so. Came back at close to 7pm to be told room still not ready. Hugely overpriced for an outdated room. Not a good experience.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Dec 2019
Thanks for your review Brett. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay .. We do try to make all guest experiences pleasant Our reception at times closed BUT there is a number to call on the door .. and always not far away .. We believe our pricing is fair .. for the quality of our rooms and location with spectacular views offered .. and that the rooms are not over stated in our publicity. Unfortunately there was a communication breakdown that I believe was the main problem with your room .. Hope the remainder of your vacation went to plan ..
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Sarah1975 wrote a review Dec 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A beautiful place to stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Staff went above and beyond to ensure our 2 day stay was comfortable. Awesome front door views of the ocean. Will definitely be returning in the near future. 😀
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from skenescreeklodge2018, Guest Relations Manager at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely honest review .. We do try to make each stay a memorable and pleasant experience..!!!! We love to have return clients who appreciate what we are about here .. Views & Space, Peace & Quiet , Great Food & wine .. and a relaxed environment .. with assistance available as required by guests We love to help when possible .. see you next visit .
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John R wrote a review Dec 2018
Marengo, Indiana12 contributions1 helpful vote
25 members and partners of our Soft Tennis Group gathered at Skenes Creek Lodge for our fourth annual Christmas celebration. The sparkling sea on a summer's day matched the setting, the table decorations, pre-dinner drinks and the courteous attention. The pork and turkey roasts were moist and tender, vegetables and salad sides well chosen and presented, and seasonal deserts were well appreciated. Thanks Joyce for another great occasion!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Responded 12 Dec 2018
Great to hear you enjoyed the day once again .. Such a pleasure having your group-a delightful bunch of people .. and so complimentary from the moment you all arrived and ongoing til after your departure.. reinterates to me that what I’m doing is right .. more importantly that you all had a wonderful relaxing day and left contented .. it’s always a great pleasure .. Fresh flowers, Fresh food, Fresh air & even a little gift from Santa’s sack .. the world is your oyster !! See you all next year - til then stay safe .. !!
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Rainer S wrote a review Nov 2018
Munich, Germany136 contributions101 helpful votes
Visiting great Ocean road and after having a Wonderful day on the road, we tried to find one room for one night in Apollo Bay. This place was the only one available, 190 Dollar for one night is not bargain and Rooms are small and old fashioned. If you compare what room you get in a hotel in Melbourne for that Price, it is highly overrated. At least nice view on the sea and it is silent.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: seaview or no seaview, only have two choices, we had only no seaview available
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Responded 10 Dec 2018
There is always a choice We don’t force people to stay .. I don’t think we were advertising any bargin prices nor do we have a rating ... we are also less expensive than many other hotels in the area .. That being said .. We are not just about the rooms here it’s the property ... and the service.. you have space You have views The animals and birds And it’s peaceful & quiet We have a restaurant And it’s licensed Please next time don’t just take the first room you find look around for a room that suits your needs. Venture out during the week prices are cheaper!! All the other guests that weekend had an enjoyable stay Too bad you didn’t enjoy your stay .. Don’t forget to mention that most Melbourne hotels charge extra for parking and have no view to enjoy .. compare us with similar places for the same night .. in our area ... Thanks for your review....
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Matthew C wrote a review Nov 2018
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very friendly hosts, comfortable warm bed, great hot and powerful shower and the meals WOW! The best lamb chops ever. Falling asleep to the gentle sounds of the ocean with no traffic noise. Also plenty of parking for caravans, buses and trucks etc.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: I had number 5 with views of the ocean.
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Response from skenescreeklodge2018, Guest Relations Manager at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Thank you for a lovely review .. pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and you had space to park your work truck and trailer ..thanks Matt see you again soon ..
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jasminecarboon wrote a review Aug 2018
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently stayed here with my husband & 3 children aged between 2 & 12 years, we all enjoyed our stay very much. The motel has a relaxed feel with exceptional views of both of the ocean & rolling hills, my 2 year old loved the cows. Our room had everything we needed with plenty of space, it was lovely to sit by the wood fire & watch the waves. The owner was very accommodating & helpful with were to sight see. Wish we didnt have to leave & can not wait to go back...
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Dec 2019
Thanks Jasmine Great that you & your family had such a fantastic time with us .. there is so much to check out onsite and in the area .. Your family were fantastic guests and we loved having you all staying with us.. You’ll have to make a return visit some time soon .. Safe journey home ..
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Skenes Creek Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Great Ocean Walk (5.7 km), Mariners Lookout (5.0 km), and Mait's Rest (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Skenes Creek Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dooleys Ice Cream - The Ice Cream Tub, Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant & Villas, and Apollo Bay Bakery.
Does Skenes Creek Lodge Motel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Does Skenes Creek Lodge Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Skenes Creek Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.