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Motel Marengo

26-28 Great Ocean Rd Marengo, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
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#3 of 9 motels in Apollo Bay
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Motel Marengo is a small independent family owned and run motel set back in a quiet area of Apollo Bay, but still maintaining easy access for guests with its Great Ocean Road location. The motel offers comfortable well equipped 1 and 2 bedroom suites, sleeping 2 to 5 guests.

All the units contain Kitchenette's with fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery adjacent to a dining area. The property boasts a lush tropical pool area with heated spa nearby to a BBQ / Picnic area and an abundance of colourful native birds.Other inclusions at the hotel are as follows :- FREE Foxtel Cable TV (platinum) package with over 100 channels including 10 complimentary Movie channels and Sports channels- FREE Wifi, FREE Wetsuit Hire and Body Boards (Beach is located 3 minutes walk)- FREE Board games for any rainy days during your stay- FREE DVD Library (*DVD player surcharge $10 for entire stay)- FREE guest BBQ ....And lastly but we think most importantly...we can give you great tourist advice to let you know what the highlights of the area are, the nicest walks, the biggest waterfalls, where to spot wildlife, the best viewing points for sunset and sunrise. We can also provide you with local maps at no extra charge, and having toured the local area extensively ourselves we can also offer advice on other areas you maybe intending to visit after your stay in Apollo Bay to make sure you make the most of your time in this beautiful region of ours.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Mark H wrote a review Nov 2023
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Where do I begin? Got into the room which stank of takeaway food which it did for quite some time. The pool was dirty with sand in the bottom of it (no it doesn’t happen in a matter of hours - it’s not been cleaned for days). The spa had scum on the surface - only really noticed this once in it and then had itchy skin later on because of it. Pulled the sheets back on the main bed to find quite a bit of skin, dirt and hairs from the previous occupant. Called the Manager who told me that the sheets had been changed each day and sometimes hairs get stuck in cracks! Told him that was not true as the hair and dirt were on top of the sheets under the cover , and this is unacceptable . Told me again the sheets had been changed and for my peace of mind the sheets would be changed again for me. Nothing but excuses. A noisy motel (slamming doors and bathroom utilities) on a noisy highway! Apart from this generally tidy, but better off spending a little bit more for a much better room at a different hotel/motel.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Expedition505095 wrote a review June 2023
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If you're looking for a clean one-nighter that is suitable for kids - then this is the motel for you - good value! It's a long drive to see the 12 Apostles, this place was just what we needed and surprising that it had a separate bedroom with two single beds. Perfect for what we needed! Will definitely keep this place in mind for next time we make the long drive again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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eclare19 wrote a review Apr 2023
Geraldton, Australia56 contributions33 helpful votes
This was the first stop on our Great Ocean Road road trip and I wish we kept going. The room was cold, uninviting and tired. The kitchen had one plug so only one kitchen appliance could be used at a time. A used sponge and face cloth was supplied to wash the mix matched crockery and cutlery. The silicone in the kitchen and bathroom had mould. The odd coloured towels were old and worn. The bathroom sink was slow to drain. It did have heating through the air conditioner and electric blankets (only two worked) so we were warm for the night. Shame as looking at the photos online it mush had looked nice once, but not anymore.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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seskander wrote a review Feb 2023
Perth, Australia49 contributions10 helpful votes
We planned for 1 night. Arrived few minutes before the reception closed. As soon as we got the keys I got a txt from the manager to evacuate the room no later than 10:10 in the morning. We walked in and the carpet was very smelly and misty. I texted back the manager and no response. I called in the cleaners in the morning and they said they can’t smell anything and it was very obvious. All up not worth it at all.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Not worth the night rate.
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karen d wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom17 contributions16 helpful votes
The website photos are totally misleading. The pool is tiny, cold and very unappealing. The quad room was very weirdly laid out, double bed in front of the main door, kitchen area beside the bed, and then a sliding door leads into a small room crammed with bunk beds, with a very small bathroom. Really not suitable for any combination of groups, apart from a family. Expensive for what it is, and quite far from any restaurants or bars. You would need a car to get to Apollo Bay since it is a very long walk. I wouldn't book again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Princeoftides wrote a review Nov 2022
Victoria, Canada24 contributions7 helpful votes
The place is in need of a makeover. To begin with, the young woman at reception treated me as though I was interrupting her afternoon TV programs, offered no advice and disappeared before I was out the door. The first thing we noticed upon entering the room was the musty smell. While generally the place was clean, the grouting around the shower door was dirty and looked like mould was growing. The wi fi was marginal, sometimes nonexistent. Two of the four dining chairs were loose to the point of being near collapse. The bathroom sink was so small that it was impossible to use without getting a lot of water on the floor. It was too cold to use the pool or spa but the deck around them needs replacing. It could be a nice place with a little work, but currently it’s very disappointing.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Michael R wrote a review May 2021
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great motel. We stayed here during easter holidays that I find the motel is located in great location. Short walk to Marengo beach which is beautiful for surfing and swimming. The kids love the spa as well. Our room are big and well equipped. will return again
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Date of stay: April 2021
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ory wrote a review Apr 2021
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Short walk to beach and relaxing walk into Apollo bay and away from town centre so got to really unwind. The staff were great and the rooms were clean. will stay there again. There is a seal colony near by with paddle hire if you're up to it but the water is crystal clear so opted for just floating around and trying a bit of body surfing.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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marshayden wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia451 contributions66 helpful votes
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We stayed 2 nights at the Motel Marengo at the end of February. The room was spotlessly clean and quite spacious with a comfortable Queen bed, a couch with a coffee table, a kitchenette and table and bench seating for eating meals. We were the closest room to the road but although we did hear the traffic during the day we were not disturbed at night. Both mornings the local parrot population came for feeding on the fence near reception. There is a BBQ area and a swimming pool and Marengo beach (an unpatrolled beach) is about a 10min walk down the hill.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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果然不会起名字 我 wrote a review Jan 2021
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After Melbourne has been locked down for so long, we are so happy to come out and spend the holidays along the ocean. Staying with motel Marengo is a great choice, our room is clean and big. Very well presented. Our kids love the spa with bubbles. The pool and bbq are big bonus made our holiday so much fun. Would come back for sure
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$115 - AU$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Marengo
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Marengo?
Nearby attractions include Wildlife Wonders (2.2 km), Great Ocean Walk (2.7 km), and Mariners Lookout (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Marengo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Marengo?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Motel Marengo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel Marengo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Marengo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dooleys Ice Cream - The Ice Cream Tub, Apollo Bay Bakery, and Casalingo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motel Marengo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Motel Marengo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Motel Marengo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is Motel Marengo accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.