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Otway Gate Motel

52-56 Murray St E, Colac, Victoria 3250 Australia
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Our motel has both family and singles catered for. We have a range of rooms to suit most sinarios. Queen rooms, Bunk rooms for small families and Family or Interconnecting rooms for larger groups. We now also have our fully renovated 2 bedroom house available. Both bedrooms with King size beds, flat screen t.v. and ensuite to both. Our motel is just one hour inland from the Great Ocean Road and central to Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong and 1.15hrs from Avalon airport. Colac is the Gateway to the Otway National Park and is on the end of the Volcanic chain with stunning views of the lakes and craters in our district. Wanting to plan a short adventure?. Ring or email and we can help you plan your day trips while having a base to come back to at night.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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StudioOnSunshine wrote a review June 2023
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Graham was such a pleasure to deal with during our booking and our stay. Beautifully updated comfortable rooms. IGA 1 min walk away. Gorgeous town! Get down by the lake and gardens to see Jack for a good chai as you walk around. Cant wait for another trip to stay at this motel when we visit family near by.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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JMac-Perth wrote a review June 2023
Perth, Australia138 contributions86 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for 1 night whilst visiting Colac. We arrived at about 9pm and whilst the office seemed closed the staff appeared and happily showed us to our room. The room was very clean and quite comfortable. Very happy and would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robyn c wrote a review May 2023
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions4 helpful votes
I recently stayed 2 nights at this motel. My room was extremely comfortable and had everything I could have needed including a kettle, toaster, microwave, hairdryer, electric blanket and even a USB port for charging. Even though the room was relatively small there was a lot of storage space. The room has been totally renovated, lovely bathroom with a rain shower and everything was spotlessly clean (and I can be fussy when it comes to cleanliness). Lovely linen and towels. There was car parking at the door so it was easy to unload and load the car. Graeme at reception was very welcoming and helpful right from my phone call to make the booking. I could not fault this motel and would definitely stay again next time I'm in the area.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Daniel A wrote a review Apr 2023
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Simply the best Motel in Melbourne! Me and my partner broke down in Otway park and had this accommodation booked for us through our insurance company for the night. All I can say is 6 stars! The rooms are clean, spacious, fully equipped and modern. The towels are lovely and fluffy and the toiletries provided are a thoughtful touch. There’s even a kettle, toaster and microwave! The owner and his partner are some of the kindest people you will ever meet! They even drove us to the shops to make sure we could get some food and drink as we had not eaten since our breakdown, and everything was closed by the time we arrived here. If you are looking for a Motel, Hotel, airBNB or any form of accommodation, look no further than Otway Gate Motel :)
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Date of stay: April 2023
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rickaros wrote a review Mar 2023
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked for two nights & it is not difficult to see why the "No Vacancy" sign was up for both nights. Graeme had done us a big favour, & when we arrived, he took us to our room, showed us how the TV & WiFi worked, & generally made us feel very welcome. Our room was spotless & very well appointed- TV, kettle, toaster, luxurious towels, spotless bathroom, all made for a very comfortable stay. Parking was right outside our door& our room was well away from the road so there was no traffic noiseThere is a guests' laundry & BBQ area, although we used neither. Graeme suggested where we should eat & where we shouldn't & his recommendation for the former was spot on. After the first night, our room was serviced which came as a pleasant surprise. Breakfast was available if required. Overall, we were delighted & next time we are in Colac, we will be making a beeline to the Otway Gate. Rick R
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Ron and Lynne H wrote a review Jan 2023
Mooloolaba, Australia130 contributions22 helpful votes
Our two families had a very pleasant stay in the Motel for two nights. Excellent Staff and great communication. Well equipped Fridge, Kettle and Toaster with crockery and cutlery. Highly recommended for a short stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Graeme M wrote a review Nov 2022
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A stone's throw from the city centre, this motel has been recently renovated to a high standard and a goodly amount of thought has gone into practical and sensible attention to detail, from easily accessable power outlets and USB charge points on both sides of the bed to Tesla charge points for EVs in the parking areas. The TV is a 50" Sony Android and gives access to Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube (previous occupants have kindly left their accounts open), not the trashy, tiny TV you usually find. The cleanliness cannot be faulted and the staff are exceedingly friendly and eager to assist. Free access to laundry facilities is a very welcome bonus.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Megs E wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is a great motel. Rooms are clean, modern and spacious. Plenty of cupboards to store things. Good size parking spaces that are easy to get in and out of. The owner is friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Les wrote a review July 2022
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Found this motel to be very welcoming, with comfortable beds and a nice cosy room. There was enough space for all three adults. A table and three chairs as well as crockery, glassware and cutlery made eating in the room comfortable. Booked directly with the motel and received an excellent rate.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Julie D wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia195 contributions90 helpful votes
Easy to book online, surprised at the cleanliness and standard of amenities in the room and a warm sincere welcome as well as genuine good wishes for a safe journey made this a very pleasant overnight stay. The room (number 1) was obviously newly renovated and decorated. Finishing touches were thoughtfully provided…a USB port next to the bed for charging devices, fresh milk for a cuppa not long life milk and a clean iron and ironing board. I would highly recommend staying here. Although on the main road the rooms were silent and sleeping was easy.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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AU$137 - AU$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaVictoriaColac
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Otway Gate Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Otway Gate Motel?
Nearby attractions include Colac Botanic Gardens (1.1 km), Jo's Pantry (0.8 km), and Colac Bird Reserve (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Otway Gate Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Otway Gate Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Otway Gate Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Otway Gate Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Otway Gate Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Future Cafe, Fusion Restaurant, and The Farmer's Son.
Is Otway Gate Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Colac.
Is Otway Gate Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.