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Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar

Surf City Motel 35 The Esplanade, Torquay, Victoria 3228 Australia
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We are a beach side motel with 16 rooms and a bar. Our motel is central to shopping, dining and the beach. Our bar is friendly and warm with live music through Summer and we have a pool table. We are basic 3 star accommodation in a 5 star location and there are 5 star options available if you are wanting more luxe from your stay in Torquay - check out the RACV Club or Peppers to name a few. We respect the environment and don't go crazy on new stuff if what we have is in working order and of no detriment to your stay beyond aesthetics. Our aim is good, friendly but simple hospitality whilst you are on your travels.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Room service
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
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English
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BK_briu1970 wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom53 contributions1 helpful vote
The room is spacious but that's about all. I had to plug in phone and the socket was thick with dust, as was the bathroom. I felt filthy leave, avoid. Tired and dated and certainly not worth the price. The only positive is location, beach 2 min stroll
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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SportsTrips & Food wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions31 helpful votes
The place is the best place on the Surf Coast, right across from the beach and walking distance (5minutes) to all the shops,supermarkets and food places you need. Needs a good renovation, but serviceable for a short stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amy S wrote a review Sept 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very welcoming hosts, who made us feel extra special, it was like hanging out with mates. The room was prefect, very clean, great decor, lots of space and a really comfy bed. Location is the best in town, close to everything. Perfect for a weekend getaway to the surf coast.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Sept 2019
Thanks Amy - that is lovely - welcome back anytime. Bella
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Laura M wrote a review Sept 2019
Louisville, Kentucky298 contributions77 helpful votes
We randomly selected this hotel because it was late and we saw it. It is right across from the beach which is nice but it is in dire need of an update. While the room seemed clean enough, the fixtures, rug, bed cover etc were so old it was hard to tell. It was the same price as many places we stayed throughout Australia but not nearly as nice. We plan most of stays but like to "wing it" too - sometimes it works great, sometimes not so great.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Vicki Y wrote a review Sept 2019
14 contributions4 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of spending a night here and absolute value for money for the coast! Very clean and the new bed was great and slept so well. Room was perfect and close to the beach and great cafes. The hosts were amazing and we had a few drinks in the bar which had the best atmosphere in Torquay. Sad only had one night but will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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davidS532FR wrote a review Aug 2019
Bendigo, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
This motel is right across from the beach and close to restaurants and bars. Accommodation however is dated and in dire need of a refurbishment. Bed was shaped like a hammock and felt like one. Was quoted $110.00 over the phone for a one night stay but charged $135.00 when we checked in. Okay but don't expect too much - you get what you pay for I guess.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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hammer101 wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia128 contributions89 helpful votes
Great location but is old, my wife and I stayed for one night and it provided all that we needed for that one night. could do with a good clean, having said this, the bed had clean sheets and the room was neat.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Julie B wrote a review May 2019
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Great possition close to beach shops cafes and restaurants which we could walk to. It was cold and raining when we visited the heating was average and the bathroom draughty. But otherwise clean. Rooms in need of an update
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan D wrote a review Feb 2019
49 contributions51 helpful votes
Good motel for 1 night. Everything you need . Comfy beds Nice man owner. Very helpful. Microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and even tea. Coffee, sugar and milk in room on arrival. Toiletries in bathroom with nice towels, shower was lovely. Great place on sea front. Car park outside room. Smoking not allowed inside rooms, but ashtrays outside with bench chair. Little garden area with seats and umbrellas.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fitnesspm wrote a review Jan 2019
Australia113 contributions65 helpful votes
Location was excellent!!! Close to lots of shops, restaurants, bars and across the road from the beach. I didn't expect much cause this motel was near the cheapest in Torquay. If I wanted to pay around the same price, I would have had to drive to Geelong. Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was slight run down but very clean (what do you expect for the price). It had everything I needed. Bed, shower (looks newly renovated), shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, table, microwave, fridge, glasses, milk, coffee, tea. Our A/C was broken so they brought in a portable one which was too loud and didn't do a good job. We just open the back window which brought in a nice cool sea breeze. We had a great night of sleep! If you want a very nice new motel, I suggest you pay an extra $50-100 more and stop trolling budget motels like this one. 5 stars for this budget motel!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Nearby attractions include Torquay Central Farmers Market (0.5 km), Taylor Park (0.3 km), and Torquay Uniting Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisho's Torquay, The Pond Cafe, and Bomboras.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Surf City Motel and Zeally's Bar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Torquay.