The International Motel
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The International Motel

37 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
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View from the road
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4.0
#5 of 13 hotels in Apollo Bay
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
We are in the centre of Apollo Bay opposite the main beach. Our rooms are spacious and caters to both business and leisure travellers. All of Apollo Bay's pubs, cafes and restaurants are within 5 minutes walk.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Boating
Windsurfing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

37 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233 Australia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Melbourne Airport
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Vicpic wrote a review Feb 2022
Ocean Grove, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
. A week day stay was great value here we booked direct through Choice hotels as I have become a member. (Free) Checkin was very friendly and helpful and we were able to get into our room a little earlier than 2pm which was very convenient. The hotel/motel is right in the Main Street opposite the beach and parkland space that runs right along the foreshore. Easy walking distance to all nightlife, supermarkets, shops and restaurants that this lovely beachside town has to offer. The room itself was ground level straight off car park space. The room was super clean large bright, airy and quiet. The Queen size bed was comfortable and linen crisp and cosy. The big window looking out to the street behind made the space feel larger and open. A seperate room off the hall was used for the bar fridge and wardrobe storage lead to a bright and clean bathroom with walk in shower with good water pressure. There was an onsite guest laundry and a great fenced off bbq area that you could relax in and listen to the music from the brewery next door. The grounds were well kept.
Checkout was simple and fast.
We had a fabulous stay and will definitely return to see more of the surrounding tourists spots and enjoy Apollo Bays hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Furtj wrote a review Jan 2022
Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a fantastic summer stay with our two kids in one of the family rooms. The staff were incredibly kind and welcoming, and accommodated many requests during the three days. The first thing that we noticed on opening the room door was the cleanliness - it was faultless. The beds were comfortable and the kids loved looking out the top floor window at night to see the lights of the fair in the distance. Perfectly situated (ie close to the beach, fish and chips and George's!), you won't get in your car once you've arrived.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Definitely ask for a quiet room away from the road - on a Saturday night in January, one can only...
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ReviewerMal wrote a review Sept 2022
Klang, Malaysia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay for a night for 5 travelers. Booked two rooms. 1 queen size room and another room with a queen and single bed. The rooms are very clean and spacious. Even bathrooms are super clean. All basic things like shampoo, shower gel, towels, hair dryer, sachet coffee, tea etc are provided. Water from shower is strong.

Hotel near many restaurants within walking distance. Checkin and checkout is super smooth.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Adam K wrote a review Apr 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Specifically put ‘do not disturb’ sign on door and cleaners came into the room to clean regardless.

When enquired about why they came in, the answer was, ‘oh the sign was on the floor, we weren’t sure so we decided to go in anyway’.

They admitted that their signs being found on the floor was a common occurrence.
Why not fix that? Have a sign inside the room by the window?

And to think we were actually going to come back again the next time we came to Apollo Bay.

Violated our privacy and the owner/manager/housekeeping has no common sense.

Could have prevented this via a simple phone call to clarify if we needed any service.
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Date of stay: April 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beck & Steven X wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Winter in Apollo Bay & it was pouring rain. With my vehicle having broken down & failed miserably by the RACV I was left to source my own emergency accommodation. Soaked to the skin I had walked in off the street & was met by the lovely manageress whom kindly showed me one of the rooms. Upon seeing how clean, comfortable & warm the motel was I booked immediately.
The ground floor suite was spacious and I appreciated how the couch & coffee table formed a seperate space to unwind.

The bathroom tiles were brilliant white, shiney and wonderfully clean. Water pressure was great & ample toiletries provided. In addition to the usual appliances such as a microwave & kettle we were provided with cutlery, crockery, dish liquid & a basket for recyclables. Off road parking is available if required.

Free wi-fi was included in the tariff with no interruptions to the internet occuring during my stay. Situated at the top end of the main street the Inn is perfectly located for those who may not have their own transport. Within walking distance is the beautiful Bay, foreshore reserve, various restaurants, the Golf Course, and a wide range of retail shops.

Summary:
All in all whilst my initial arrival was 'accidental', this accommodation provided much comfort and security to me at a difficult time and I am more than happy to highly recommend this Inn to my fellow travellers.

The Manageress & staff were friendly, kind and helpful. I enjoyed a wonderful talk with her about the various birds that frequent the property & it is clear that she takes great pride in maintaining the gardens & surrounds.

I certainly look forward to returning with my husband & would not hesitate to seek out room at the Inn when next in the Bay.

Thank you for reading this review, I hope that it has been helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If unsure ask the manager to show you a room. I did, then booked immediately!
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Response from , General Manager at The International Motel
Responded 18 Sept 2022
Dear Beck, Thank you so much for the excellent feedback, it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We endeavour to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience and it was an absolute pleasure to take such good care of you. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience! Have a beautiful day!
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Annette I wrote a review Dec 2020
Bendigo, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Comfort Inn The International for 2 nights.
From the time we arrived until the time we left we could not fault our stay. We were greeted at check in by a lovely lady who was very welcoming and very informative on the area around us and what to see. We were very lucky to receive an upgrade to a Deluxe Spa room which was on the ground floor and very spacious and very clean. The bed was so comfy too.
Situated right in the main street everything was within a minutes walking distance.
Across the road was the grassed lawn area which leads onto the beach. If you
are looking for a weekend getaway or a holiday by the beach, then I highly
recommend Comfort Inn The International. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Highly recommend the Deluxe Spa Room
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Judy wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a great place to stay in Apollo Bay, the car park is roomy and we could park right in front of our door. We had a family room which had an upstairs as well. The rooms was very spacious and comfortable and the heating was excellent as it was very cold when we travelled. The beds were warm and cozy and you have an excellent view from the upstairs. The staff were very friendly and helpful, really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: You are just a walk away from main street and restaurants.
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HCEPCDC wrote a review Apr 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very welcoming staff member on arrival. Location was great. The accommodation was very spacious. On my arrival it stated on the reception door that check-in ended at 7pm - it was 7.20pm but thankfully someone was still there to give me my keys. On the correspondence via booking.com it stated 9pm was the closing time for check-in. The rooms were a little tired, but overall were clean.
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Date of stay: March 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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nureman wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well located, nice room with large spa bath. Good parking. Very helpful and friendly receptionist. Overall we enjoyed our visit and recommend this property. The room had AC and a large fan along with a comfortable settee with a large tv and plenty of stations. Right in town.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MartinQS wrote a review Feb 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our arrival was not the ideal start as they had cancelled one of our rooms but luckily there was a room available. Also the specified room we had booked was given to someone else the night before. WiFi was rubbish but once we got over this the rooms were comfortable enough. Would I stay here again - no
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Date of stay: January 2020
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CaptainPlanIt asked a question June 2024
Asheville, North Carolina1,435 contribution154 helpful votes
Are you closed? You are no longer showing on the Choice Hotels website.
Seetxlin asked a question June 2017
5 contributions
Do you have washer and dryer in the rooms?
Seetxlin asked a question June 2017
5 contributions
Do you have washer and dryer in the rooms?
Melbourne, Australia45 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi Siew, we have a washer and a dryer near reception for our guests to use for free.
Answer from Pangastuti
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions10 helpful votes
Yes it does
Elana M wrote a tip Feb 2024
39 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nowhere to hang bathers to dry or store bodyboard etc. So if you are having a big beach holiday look elsewhere. Good for a drive through stay though."
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Judy wrote a tip Jan 2023
50 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You are just a walk away from main street and restaurants."
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Beck & Steven X wrote a tip Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia4,232 contributions401 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If unsure ask the manager to show you a room. I did, then booked immediately!"
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Biggav1965 wrote a tip Apr 2022
Pakenham, Australia200 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for rooms away from back street to avoid noise"
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Furtj wrote a tip Jan 2022
Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely ask for a quiet room away from the road - on a Saturday night in January, one can only expect some noise level."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$110 - AU$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn the international hotel apollo bay, comfort inn apollo bay, apollo bay comfort inn, comfort inn international
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaApollo Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about The International Motel
What are some of the property amenities at The International Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The International Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The International Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The International Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is The International Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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