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Eastern Sands Motel

1 Bellerine St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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#18 of 19 hotels in Geelong
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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Geelong does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Comfort Inn Eastern Sands, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Comfort Inn Geelong offer air conditioning and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A lounge will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Comfort Inn Eastern Sands, free parking is available.

Nearby landmarks such as St Mary of the Angels (0.5 mi) and The Parish of Christ Church Anglican Geelong (0.6 mi) make Comfort Inn Geelong a great place to stay when visiting Geelong.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Sober Ramen, Donco, and Wah Wah Gee, which are some Asian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Cunningham Pier (0.5 mi), Geelong Gallery (0.5 mi), and Geelong Botanical Gardens (0.8 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Comfort Inn Eastern Sands puts the best of Geelong at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Peter S wrote a review 18 Feb
Ballarat, Australia113 contributions21 helpful votes
Room looked like it’s just been painted it was fresh and very clean if they get round to changing the carpet that would finish the look of the room. Handy to beach and restaurants with good Indian restaurant attached to motel. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert B wrote a review Apr 2023
Townsville, Australia161 contributions36 helpful votes
We unexpectedly required a weeklong accommodation in Geelong. It was essential that we were accommodated within walking distance of the sites we planned to visit. We selected Eastern Sands despite some poor survey readings. The motel was located about 300 metres from the main street being very close to Market Square and the Westfield shopping centre. The bay was a similar distance away. The allocated room, Suite 8, was about average size but was well fitted out for the storage of clothing and other items. A large double bed and a single bed were both comfortable. Unit was clean throughout with a large number of GPOs which helped with the charging of cell phones and computers. A reverse cycle air-conditioner kept the room warn during very cold nights with ambient temperatures in the low teens. A reasonably sized refrigerator and microwave oven allowed us to eat some stock foods. Cutlery consisted of a bread-and-butter knife and two teaspoons. Three small dinner plates completed the total list of dining utensils' Bathroom was small but well appointed. Large fluffy bath towels were replaced periodically. The hot water tap in the shower recess rotated through 720 degrees before it allowed any access to hot water. Soap and other bathroom needs were provided. Staff were helpful offering to change our suite to the ground floor when they realised our age made the stairs an issue. I would rank the motel as better than 3 but certainly not as a 4 rating
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Seek a ground level floor if aged in the 80's
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JLoR07 wrote a review Apr 2022
Warrnambool, Australia143 contributions66 helpful votes
Upon check in the staff were very friendly. We stayed here on a weekday and didn’t find it overly noisy . A little outdated but for the price it had everything we needed . Super centra and close to restaurants and shops. One bed more firmer and comfortable than the other . A little concerning we found a empty Jack Daniel’s bottle under the bed. Upon checking out also found a dead bug on the sheets , hopefully an overnight visitor and not from a previous guests stay. We felt safe and comfortable, so not luxurious but fine for the night.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bella wrote a review Jan 2021
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If I could give minus 5 I won’t doubt it and give it to them as they’re worthless ! Never believe the good reviews on their website! I rang to property before a week to ask for the facilities in the room. The booking.com website shows 2 nights for $458 which I tho it was a very good deals . The staff there told me she can do better as she can price match plus give me extra 10% if I book direct with them! Just because they want avoid to pay the Interest or commission to the 3rd party website. On the day I checked in, there was a rude old guy charge me $500 for 2 nights. I told him the price were wrong and he told me take it or leave it.They should do better if they promise something and leave the comments in my reservation if the price had already amended and they have ruin my holiday with my 11 months old baby!I try to book another hotels but unfortunately there were no vacancy during that period (8/1-10/1) and leaves me no choices to stay as I travel from CBD! The bed in the room were terrible too! Room next to street behind, light sleeper please avoid!!! Will never ever back to this property! Bad service ever!!!!! Should avoid this ugly manners service! Don’t know how they allow to do hospitality business!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Christine C wrote a review Nov 2020
Bellara, Australia306 contributions173 helpful votes
The motel is just up the road from the waterfront and big wheel, and close to restaurants, cafes and shops. It took about 20 minutes to walk from the railway station. The room was light and spacious, the curtains kept the early morning light out and the windows could be opened for fresh air. The staff were helpful and friendly and let me leave my suitcase when I arrived before check in and again next day after check out. The bed was comfortable and the cleaners had done a great job. It was not as expensive as many Geelong accommodation places and I'd definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Penny wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had travelled 3 1/2 hours for my sister wedding. The photo's online looked very nice, so I booked through Expedia. I arrived to check in, and the receptionist was nice. The outside looked run down. The inside of the room looked tired, but I hoped it was clean. Checked the bedding and sheets had blood stains and all linen was stained. I went down to reception and asked her to come look at the room. She said she would not stay in the room either, and gave me a key to look at another room. This was not much better. I told the receptionist that I did not want to stay here, as I drew the line at stained, dirty linen. She said she would give me a refund. Because I had booked through Expedia, she couldn't refund my money and would have to get the manager to approve it. I have had an email from Expedia saying that the manager would not refund my money. I'm absolutely disgusted to think that dirty/stained linen is acceptable!. Expedia had said that they tried to contact me, which they didn't. The photo's online need to be removed, as they are false advertising. I'm absolutely disgusted!.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Dirty, run down and bad customer service from the manager
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missparkerAustralia wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia235 contributions18 helpful votes
the outside looks very shabby but room inside was nice. Creepy people sitting on the balcony smoking outside the room next door. Stayed on the first floor. As soon as we went to bed the shocking noise from the restaurant below us cleaning up started. Banging, crashing, slamming - it was unbelievable. Terrible traffic noise from Eastern beach road. Then we were woken very early by the talking of the people in the next room - not yelling just talking but we could hear everything they said including their kids running amok at 6 am. The walls are paper thin. Then these people also went out onto the balcony for a smoke and a LOUD chat at 6.30 am. So even though the location was excellent I would never stay there again. Didn't feel safe at all.....
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: as far away from the restaurant as possible
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simbiotik wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia119 contributions30 helpful votes
Great location, walking distance to eastern beach which is lovely, botanical gardens around the corner, barely 100 metres from Westfield shops. Beds were comfortable. Room was clean enough however fairly tired. Room had microwave and toaster, but no forks or knives. Whole place could do with a modern makeover as the location is great. We would stay here again because If it’s location and price. Pub next door, bottle shop 5 metres away etc
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suerobinson2013 wrote a review Nov 2019
Newcastle, Australia2 contributions
The Eastern Sands is a small motel located very close to shops and the harbour in Geelong. Friendly staff, nothing is a problem. Free off street parking. Easy walk to the city centre. If you book directly, you have a very good chance of getting a free upgrade, with park and harbour views.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Some rooms have park and harbour views.
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Kelly D wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia86 contributions45 helpful votes
This motel is centrally located and has free parking. The staff were excellent and very helpful. Rooms were comfortable with everything you will need for a few nights away. One negative, smokers are able to smoke outside their rooms, so the smell does travel into your room.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
AU$157 - AU$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn geelong, geelong comfort inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Comfort Inn Eastern Sands
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongGeelong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eastern Sands Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Eastern Sands Motel?
Nearby attractions include Eastern Beach Reserve (0.5 km), The Carousel (0.3 km), and Steampacket Gardens (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Eastern Sands Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Eastern Sands Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Eastern Sands Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Eastern Sands Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Eastern Sands Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eastern Spice, Rook : Sri Lankan Fusion, and Cafe Go.
Is Eastern Sands Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Geelong.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Eastern Sands Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Eastern Sands Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Geelong Gaol Museum (0.7 km), The Heights Heritage House (3.1 km), and Barwon Grange (2.3 km).