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Portside Motel

62 Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
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#3 of 5 motels in Port Campbell
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Portside Motel offers 10 modern motel units and 1 two bedroom family apartment and is located only 250m from the centre of the Port Campbell township and only a short 8 min drive to the famous 12 Apostles. The well-appointed units have everything you need including comfortable queen size beds, TV, video/DVD player, A/C, private en-suite, and private verandas overlooking tranquil gardens. All units are ground floor with parking at the door. Laundry & wireless broadband internet available.
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Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Glenda M wrote a review 4 Feb
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Highly recommend this delightful accomadation. So clean and well set out with lots of extra bits and pieces. Chocolates and biscuits. You can go to the office and have a compliment coffee or cappachino etc. Tastefully set out and a lovely private outside table. Close to the shops for meals or groceries etc. Very quiet area
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Roisin K wrote a review Dec 2023
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Could not recommend the Portside Motel enough! We were greeted by our lovely host who gave us great recommendations for our time in Port Campbell. The accommodation was beautiful, equipped with all facilities needed, along with very comfortable beds. The location is beautiful with Port Campbell being our favourite stop on the Great Ocean Road!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Rod B wrote a review Dec 2023
Geneva, Switzerland137 contributions46 helpful votes
Portside motel was recommended to us for our stay in Port Campbell. It is in a great location. A short walk into the town to restaurants and cafe’s. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. And the managers were very friendly and helpful. And Port Campbell is central to the 12 Apostles and other natural wonders on the coast.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Wendy L wrote a review Nov 2023
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I was put off at first as there was a sign on the door on arrival indicating no one was there to offer check-in assistance. While I did not like lack of security with my name and room number posted on the office door, I did at least appreciate that the key was in the door and I was able to quickly get to my room. I was thrilled to have a tub in the room and took full advantage of that amenity but the jets did not work. The room is quaint and has good amenities although I did find the bed a little bit firm for my personal taste. There is a fridge, microwave and kettle, which I appreciated. It’s a close walk to the very small town, which is nice. On arrival, I learned that it was a holiday so most of the town was closed and I only found one option for dinner, which was a big disappointment. On the flip side, I did appreciate the fact that this tiny little town was quiet and away from so much of the crowds of the Great Ocean Road. After a day of stopping all along the route, I was done with crowds. I could recommend this town and this hotel as long as the traveler is aware that it is literally a town of one street with only a few establishments and the hotel is quite basic, just a safe, clean enough place for a budget stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Des Shannon, Owner at Portside Motel
Responded 31 Dec 2023
Hi Wendy, Did you stay 2 nights?
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guennie3 wrote a review Oct 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom246 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed in many places during our travels through Australia including some top rated hotels and this was by far the best. We received the friendliest of welcomes to this small motel. The owners gave us so much useful advice on where to eat and when to visit the local attractions to avoid the crowds. The room was large and comfortable with coffee, tea and biscuits and plentiful toiletries. The bed was the best I’ve ever slept in - so comfortable and had the highest quality sheets. The office was staffed all day and guests were always welcome to pop in for a chat and some great proper coffee. I totally recommend this as the place to stay in Port Campbell whilst driving the Great Ocean Road. It is high quality and great value too.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking time and reviewing . We are glad we could accommodate :)
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EmmaEpsom wrote a review July 2023
Penzance, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in Room 1 and it was a truly relaxing experience. Firstly, the room was spacious and so very clean. Tea, coffee and biscuits were available (love it when there are biscuits in the room 🙂), a small table to eat at and another pair of comfy chairs to relax in. Most impressive was the bed - so comfortable. We had the best night’s sleep in a long time. Overall, really impressed and would definitely come back / recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 29 Oct 2023
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Mike H wrote a review Feb 2023
43 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I are well travelled, both domestically and internationally and this motel matches anything, in this price range, that we’ve stayed in. The room we had was spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bed linen and bathroom towels were of good quality. The owner Sue was great, she guided us to the best eating places in town and beyond. Port Campbell is a very lovely village and if we ever return, we will definitely stay at the Portside Motel. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED,
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charlie S wrote a review Nov 2022
Victoria, Australia945 contributions321 helpful votes
Came here with a cycle group. Service from owner was excellent including (pre-arranged) use of washing machine and clothes line. Facilities in rooms were excellent. Clean and spacious. Only improvement would be a range of pillow shapes (including very thin) and firmness (eg soft etc) in each room.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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PAL4706 wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia19 contributions11 helpful votes
It was a very nice spacious room which we appreciated; it is also well equipped and we had a lovely sleep. It was very wet so we drove into town and found a service station selling takeaway so we bought something and raced home to watch the Swans play. Because of the rain we really didn't see the township.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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DropBear wrote a review June 2022
Phillip Island, Australia151 contributions108 helpful votes
Great hotel with friendly host who makes sure you'll enjoy your stay. Also really knowledgeable on what to do and see locally. We spent a few days there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Plenty to see and do in the area. Also enjoyed a great meal at the local pub.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 July 2022
Thanks for review. Regards, Sue.
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AU$177 - AU$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPort Campbell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Portside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Port Campbell National Park (1.2 km), The Grotto (0.1 km), and Gibsons Steps (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Portside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Portside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Portside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grassroots deli cafe, 12 Rocks Cafe and Beach Bar, and Waves Cafe Bar and Restaurant.
Is Portside Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Port Campbell.
Is Portside Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.