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Admiralty Inn

66 McKillop St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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#6 of 19 hotels in Geelong
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The Admiralty Inn offers rooms with queen size beds, FREE Foxtel cable TV and reverse-cycle air conditioning. Some rooms are available with a spa. This Geelong motel also offers FAST & FREE wireless Internet. New LCD TVs have been installed into all rooms. All Superior suites now have new split system air conditioners. Come stay with us and see why so many corporate guests make this their home away from home.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
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Sightseer56305249805 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Expensive, room not clean, no soap, no HD tv. The room charge was $180, so would have expected a lot more for your money. The carpet was torn and not cleaned properly, with rubbish left, so room was obviously not serviced properly. I arrived late and left early, so no reception was available for me to complain. I rang and voiced my concerns later in the day after check out. Still waiting for manager to call back. If you want the simple things, don’t stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Rob C wrote a review Nov 2023
New York City, New York794 contributions157 helpful votes
I was a little concerned about staying here after reading some recent negative reviews, but I needn’t have been. The room was spacious and comfortable and well equipped. Admiralty Inn is not a luxury hotel, but is a reasonable, very good motel, with good service, worth staying in, if you want to save money for other activities in Geelong
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kate L wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia143 contributions80 helpful votes
I am surprised at the negative reviews, for a 3 star motor inn I thought it was great. Staff were friendly, rooms were clean and spacious and a comfortable bed. The room had everything you needed for a 2 night stay. The location was perfect, close to everything and free parking was a bonus.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Catherine M wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Would not recommend. Travelling with colleagues for work, I was booked into one of the older rooms next to reception. Room was large enough, but very dated and in need of an upgrade. Floors were very dusty, especially along the walls, skirting boards were dirty and cracked and there appears to be small animal droppings in the corner. I saw 2 decent size whitetail spiders and one large huntsman type spider in the bedroom curtains. The windows look into a messy yard complete with milk crates and boxes under the windows. The hand wash dispenser had leaked all over the vanity, the toilet cistern cover was cracked and there was no hot water that night, and only just warm water the next morning. The door did not latch properly (No safety chain), so I got a hell of fright when the door opened of its own accord while sitting on the couch. The receptionist was leaving as we checked in so there was no one on site to speak to that night. In fairness, when I rang at 0800 the next day, and asked to be moved to a different room, this was done without question, but they didn't seem surprised or ask any questions. The new room was a refurbished room upstairs, facing the road. This was a definite improvement, however it was very noisy, with several call outs from either the ambulance or fire station nearby. Traffic noise was also noticeable. Minor annoyances such as only being able to use 1 power socket in a double power point, and haphazard room service. My colleague also had a newly refurbished room, so new that there was a strong paint smell and the room hadn't been cleaned or vaccumed. In general the property feels quite run down, pool lounges with shredded cushions, cleaning carts/equipment and laundry carts left outside and on walkways, inconsistent amenities and level of room it out.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mitchell-Family-01 wrote a review Sept 2023
Australia1388 contributions216 helpful votes
After reading the good, bad and mixed reviews, we thought we’d spend a night at the Admiralty Inn located in McKillop St Geelong. Besides, the price was very reasonable considering it’s almost in the heart of the Geelong CBD. We only needed one night’s accomodation as we were catching up with friends for dinner. Firstly, I’ll start with the positives; again the price, $129 for for a double room. It’s located only five to six blocks from the centre of the Geelong business district and within easy walking distance to the Westfield Shopping Centre, Market Square Shopping Centre and the many eateries. The rooms offered are either located on the second level or ground floor. Parking is available and the bays are pretty accessible. If you are only planning on using the room for sleeping in then it’s fine. The bedding is clean and the queen size bed comfortable. You need to be aware though that McKillop Street is a main thoroughfare in Geelong and if traffic is an issue with your ability to sleep then you will struggle. The hotel is also located adjacent to the Geelong Fire Services Station and on the opposite corner the Geelong Ambulance Victoria Depot. So sirens may be an issue as well. We opted to have the cooked breakfast at the on-site ‘Breakfast Room’. We had the cooked package which is $22pp and there is the continental package at $17pp. Our breakfast was ok and plenty of it. Now the negatives…. I would rate this accomodation as 3 stars at best. The rooms appear to be clean but on closer inspection there are cosmetic faults (see the photos I supplied). The bathroom ceiling above the shower appears to have several coats of paint over previous peeling paint. There are also patches of black mould. Some of the skirting’s need attention. The block out curtains also need attention with one of ours drooping due to lack of railing hooks. One corner of the curtain had the stitching come apart making it difficult to fully enclose the curtains. When making a cup of tea, we found one of the mugs had coffee stains (not cleaned), as well as one of the spoons which was also stained (yuck). We were quite disappointed that something so simple had been overlooked prior to our arrival. The large shower head has great pressure but if you’re over 6 feet tall you will struggle to fit under it. The free wifi was pretty poor in our room and we resorted to hot spotting off our mobile phones. The wifi however was good in the Breakfast Room. We also noticed that our front door had to be slammed shut otherwise it wouldn’t lock/close. Overall, we tend to agree with other reviewers that this hotel certainly has its issues but if your intention is only to sleep in it then it’s just ok. Now that we’ve experienced the Admiralty Inn, unfortunately it will not be on our return list.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room away from McKillop Street - heavy traffic
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MC8DC wrote a review Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia59 contributions63 helpful votes
Don’t stay here. It’s dirty and run down. Coffee/liquid spilt on the bench which was not cleaned and wiped up. I had to clean it with a cloth on my arrival. A paper clip/bulldog clip holding the curtain together. Toilet seat was up when I arrived like someone had just used the loo. Located on a busy/noisy road. I booked 4 months ahead and requested a quiet room (specially asking to be away from the restaurant and busy road) they allocated me a room next door to the restaurant and on the busy road. Unbelievable! The restaurant has an upstairs function room for weddings and parties) this room was on the other side of my wall…incredibly noisy! I’m so upset with the management putting me in this room when I specifically asked not to be. I don’t want to hear the excuse…requests can not be guaranteed. I booked well in advance, was clear in my request and they could/should have given me a quieter room. I would not recommend this accommodation and will never stay there ever again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Francis H wrote a review Feb 2023
Conil de la Frontera, Spain121 contributions13 helpful votes
The facilities in this Inn were OK - though there was no breakfast. However, it was very difficult to gain access. I arrived by bus from the airport, to find the place locked and nobody answering the doorbell. I had to go to the bar next door to call and was answered with a bad grace, complaining that it was now "after hours". There was a code but I had not been sent it. Apparently, he had tried to take payment from my card but had failed (even though it worked fine at the ATM) and had then sent me an email - but only that day. I was on the plane at the time and did not receive it, nor do I connect to the internet until I encounter a free wi-fi. He eventually came to the door and took payment with a card but very grudgingly - as if it were my fault.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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cboswell35 wrote a review Dec 2022
Central Coast, Australia165 contributions67 helpful votes
The owner was quite rude. As they made a mistake by not leaving 2 rooms keys. When arrived. We only found 1 room. He was pissed he had to come back to place to sort out his mess. They gave us 2 rooms upstairs. When one of the lady was disabled and in a walker.explained she cant climb stairs. He then he upgraded her room to ground floor.which was modern. My room was in very poor condition. Room very outdated. Beds were very unconfortable and wasnt able to sleep. I would not recommend this place for the price you pay for the night.worst service ever and unpleasant to be treated like a piece of dirt.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael P wrote a review Dec 2022
Canberra, Australia118 contributions163 helpful votes
An old-fashioned two story motel, lightly revamped. Very convenient to sport at Kardinia Park, and the city area of Geelong ... both just four blocks away and easily walked. Comfortable beds and quiet at night despite being on a fairly major road. Excellent fine dining restaurant called the Empire Grill in the same building, and a separate breakfast room. $150 per night. A small swimming pool is available. I struggled getting the tight temperature in my shower. Plenty of parking on site.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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ejack52016 wrote a review Nov 2022
Heywood, Australia12 contributions4 helpful votes
I have been using the motel over many years when visiting Geelong, and always before very satisfied. On this occasion I found that the motel had changed management. My adult daughter and I were placed in a twin share room. Whilst the room was clean, it was very small and the curtains were hanging off the curtain rails so very difficult to pull effectively. The worst aspects were that a large laundry trolley had been placed up against the room window. There were smelly rubbish bins very close to the door of the room and very close by was a serious health hazard, this being a huge number of bags of dirty laundry( towels) which were all drenched in rain and had obviously been there for some time and were there for the whole 24 hours we were there. Given Covid issues this was a serious health hazard and was ugly and smelly. Needless to say I will not be using the motel into the future . I informed the reception staff member as we left the motel and he appeared to think this was funny and simply smirked.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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AU$119 - AU$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongGeelong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Admiralty Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Admiralty Inn?
Nearby attractions include MoPA: Museum of Play and Art (0.2 km), St Mary of the Angels (0.2 km), and Village Cinemas (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Admiralty Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Admiralty Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Admiralty Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Admiralty Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Admiralty Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Centra Hotel, Empire Grill, and Igni Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Admiralty Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Admiralty Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Geelong.
Are there any historical sites close to Admiralty Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Geelong Gaol Museum (0.6 km), The Heights Heritage House (2.5 km), and Barwon Grange (1.4 km).
Is Admiralty Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.