Southern Ocean Motor Inn
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Southern Ocean Motor Inn

2 Lord St, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
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3.5
#1 of 1 inn in Port Campbell
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
We are located directly opposite the picturesque Port Campbell bay with its beautiful beach and jetty. Shops and restaurants are only a short walk away.Port Campbell is ideally located on the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Shipwreck Coast, only 10 minutes easy drive to the 12 Apostles, Loch Arch Gorge, London Bridge, the Bay of Martyrs and the Bay of Islands.Southern Ocean Motor Inn consists of 26 rooms, including two-bedroom family suites and spa rooms, with complimentary wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, refrigerator, remote control TV’s and hair dryers. Ample car parking is available on site. If you are expecting to arrive after 8 pm we request that you let us know so that we can make arrangements for your late arrival.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

2 Lord St, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Jax B wrote a review Nov 2021
Wangara, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place felt like a down to earth, honest stay.
The recently refurbished ocean view room was large, clean and welcoming.
The garden is well maintained showcasing beautiful succulents.
The Inn faces Port Campbell. The setting helps to embrace the beauty of the area while being convenient to the township.
I did not check for wheelchair facilities however, this would be a handy location if travelling with older, less agile family members. Park facilities are directly across the road. An ocean view room provides a chance to people watch through the plantation shutters.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rmanoj wrote a review May 2024
Pune, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
1) The location is perfect to start/end a Great Ocean Road driving trip.
2) The place is at a quiet end of the town with great sleep quality.
3) The room was spacious
4) The room and bathroom were clean
5) It is a very short walk to the town centre with good eating options
6) There is plenty of parking available.
7) The wifi was free with good speed and connectivity

Cons:
1) The place is a bit pricey for what it offers.
2) The front desk is not 24/7
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Date of stay: April 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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taschick wrote a review Mar 2024
Launceston, Australia
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Port Campbell is not awash with accommodation choices but if you find yourself in need of Great Ocean Road tripping lodgings this one is perfectly fine. Ample car parking, large clean rooms, comfy beds, a decent sized fridge and Netflix in a quiet dead end street. Don't let that put you off though, PC is a tiny town so you can walk to the beach, the restaurants, pubs and general store in under 5 minutes. The town is undertaking upgrades so there are some construction works going on right near the hotel but there was no impact on our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IBenevolentDictatorI wrote a review June 2022
Perth
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This accommodation has the best location - directly opposite Port Campbell bay - with its beautiful beach and jetty. And the shops and restaurants are all a short stroll away. The accommodation has been recently renovated and is spacious, clean and really comfortable. And for a change I could even access Freeview to stream something I actually wanted to watch. The manager is friendly and incredibly helpful. I had trouble with the heater (my fault) and called the manager (afterhours) and he turned up within a few minutes, smiling and doing all he could to help.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 2 is a sea view room. It was spacious, clean and recently renovated.
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Annie C wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were really looking forward to staying at this property but when we arrived on Boxing Day we were told that the booking had been cancelled.
We had made the booking over a month earlier and everything had been confirmed. We also received a confirmation by email on Christmas Eve and through the Booking.com app. When we pointed this out to the girl on Reception, she just kept repeating that the booking had been cancelled and there was nothing they could do about it.
As it was a holiday period we couldn't find any other accommodation near the sea, but thankfully managed to book two nights in Colac. I took this up with Booking.com and after some investigation they came back with "the property was not able to accommodate you at the time of arrival". This was really disappointing, not only because we'd so been looking forward to a couple of days on the coast and had driven hours to get there, but also because they didn't even have the courtesy to notify us of the cancellation.
So if you ever do decide to book at the Southern Ocean i recommend that you ring and confirm your booking the day before you arrive.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cazchapers04 wrote a review Jan 2020
Newmarket, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on our way from Melbourne to Kanagroo Island. Was sad to only stay one night. we had a family room that could sleep our 2 teenage girls in the main area and we had a separate double bedroom. Clean and very helpful staff. Great views and close to everything as Port Campbell is only a small town.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Danielle T wrote a review Nov 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked & received confirmation from WOTIF, that our reservation was confirmed and that the Hotel collected our $358.
Three days later, I received an online cancellation from the Motor Inn, claiming that the reservation was cancelled due to incorrect credit card details. this is simply not possible as my credit card details are stored on my WOTIF account & are correct. When I called to speak to the Manager - Asip, he advised me that Expedia made a mistake with the price, however I was welcome to re-book the room at $640.. additional $282 for the same room.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Katie Mathieson wrote a review Mar 2024
Stirling, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were pleasantly surprised by our stay at the Southern Ocean Motor Inn. We stayed in the Deluxe Family Room for 4 and found it clean, spacious and comfortable. Towels, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner were all provided and both rooms had flat screen TV’s complete with Netflix and Youtube.
We also had a decent sized fridge and a microwave which was perfect for our needs.
Location was perfect - would 100% stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Azarul F wrote a review Jan 2020
Shah Alam, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location very close to the centre of town and local beach. The 12 apostles and other sights ar within 10-15 mins drive from here. The motel itself is facing the bay and you'll get a good view from your room. The is free parking but I think it's enough for all the units. Amenities were good, I would suggest to have have a stove or hot plate available in each unit for guest to do some simple cooking. There's also tables
at center of the place where you can have your meal while looking at the ocean.

Overall, good value for money and good place to stay when you're in Port Campbell.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Peter M wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelling the Great Ocean Road, needed a night in Port Campbell, booked on line and rocked up at 17H... keys given and off to the room. Very clean and fresh, coffee tea and milk Sa jets plus a small microwave and great size TV, WiFi very good too.
Wonderful location looking over the bay.
Walk into town for many lovely eateries..
I recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from 21Nicola
Manchester, United Kingdom179 contributions57 helpful votes
Yes microwave and en suite.
Answer from NeilAdelaide
Adelaide11 contributions7 helpful votes
Speaking as a traveler from Adelaide I am able to answer some of your questions. I recommend you ask for rooms 1 and 2 as these have been recently renovated and have a lovely front view of the bay. Parking is free. The supermarket is only a 3-5 minute walk from this Motor Inn. The same for restaurants and hotel food. My advice is to depart Melbourne very early as there are so many wonderful viewing points to stop and take photos on this journey. The Great Ocean Road is twisty ,so the average speed is quite slow, but you will likely arrive at Port Campbell LATE afternoon.
kiat25 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Chiang Rai, Thailand72 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shop and bar in town close early ."
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Graeme C wrote a tip Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking freely available. The window shutters have blinds."
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TassieGrammia wrote a tip Aug 2022
Tasmania111 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of parking"
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IBenevolentDictatorI wrote a tip June 2022
Perth375 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 2 is a sea view room. It was spacious, clean and recently renovated."
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Stay117037 wrote a tip Feb 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your own cleaning equipment"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$143 - AU$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPort Campbell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Ocean Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Ocean Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Port Campbell precinct and foreshore (0.2 km), Spence (0.2 km), and Port Campbell Hotel Craypot Bistro (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Ocean Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Ocean Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Southern Ocean Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Ocean Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grassroots deli cafe, 12 Rocks Cafe and Beach Bar, and Waves Cafe Bar and Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Ocean Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Southern Ocean Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Southern Ocean Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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