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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

i stayed at this place years ago on my honeymoon 25years ago still hasnt changed much in all this time i went there i have been there once in that time and its still hasnt changed in my lifetime hope it gets a new paint job sometime

Thank boss98
Terry W, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, paint and decorating is underway at the moment. Some units have already had a freshen up inside and others will be attended to as time & opportunity allows. External painting is being negotiated, but many repairs are required before this can be undertaken.

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Been here before last year quite enjoyed the stay then and actually got the same room ironically and at $95 per night it's very decent price and very clean and decent rooms. Only downside is the free wifi drops out occasionally and tends to be a little slow at but you tend expect that sometimes, but I'm not complaining.

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Echuca, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The staff are lovely and so helpful. Perfect for travelling with dogs. This motel is well priced for what you get and are adequate for resting after travelling and sightseeing during the day. Breakfast included is a bonus.

Thank Zaasrosato
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review on your stay with us . We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Toogoom, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stayed a few nights for a get together with family and ended up staying at the Corio Bay Motel. The check-in was easy without any hassles. As there is plenty of parking for everyone, it's basically a get in get first situation. If you can't park near your room, then you simply have to find elsewhere to park but it...

Thank Dennis H
paboyAustralia, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the motel, we appreciate your feedback. Management and staff take pride in providing the best possible accommodation for the motel. We're happy you enjoyed our complimentary Continental Break each morning. We are a great location close to Avalon Airport and some of our rooms are dog friendly. Next time you come to...

Reviewed 12 September 2016

My room was clean, quiet and cosy. Perfect for a short stay. Good location between Avalon Airport and Geelong. Good to have breakfast included and very friendly and helpful staff. The Corio Bay Motel definitely added character to my trip.

Thank Paul N
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our motel, we appreciate your feedback and are pleased you found the motel clean, quiet and cosy. We are the closest motel to the airport which does make us handy for guests flying in or out Avalon. Please mention this review when next you stay for something special as a thank you.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stayed in this hotel on 5th-6th August, it was quite basic, the interior needs updating. As i was saying to my husband, this hotel sots on a large block of land, but due to its need of updating , would be better off halved in size and 1/2 of it to be sold to someone and the rest should...

Thank anyasydneyaustralia1
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the motel. The building is quite old and sits on the Highway so traffic noise can be an issue for some travellers. Management and staff pride ourselves on keeping the rooms and property clean and tidy. A free Continental Breakfast is included in the room rate and we feel overall we offer good value for money....

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Idea for a relaxed stop over. Very clean rooms with all the essentials for a quick easy stop over. Close to other amenities for Dinner and easy access to main roads in the area. The free breakfast on-site is excellent for that easy start in the morning.

Thank Rodney B
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Rodney for your great review, we appreciate your feedback. Our Breakfast room offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the complimentary Continental Breakfast. Please mention this review next time you visit for a thank you gift.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a cheap place to stay for the night and it was OK. The room and bathroom seemed clean, although it was freezing, even with 2 radiators on. The bed was comfy enough and their was a fridge and TV. Thought it was a bit weird that they advertised rooms for $80 sun- Thurs but we paid...

Thank Robyn G
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. Our pricing structure Sunday - Thursday in our Upstairs Rooms begins at $80 for a King Single 1 person occupancy, then an $85 room which is a Small Double Bed Room 2 person occupancy, then $95 Larger Queen Bed 2 person occupancy. Our cheapest rooms are very popular and sell out quickly. I imagine we were...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The reception was very efficient with our reservation. The room was plain but clean. Buffet breakfasts were a joy and the motel was central between Geelong and Melbourne. The room cleaning staff were very efficient and effective .

Thank John N
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for providing feedback on the motel. We value your comments and are happy you found our services both efficient and effective. Please mention your review next time you stay for an added bonus at check in.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Terrific room that was clean tidy, ample breakfast for three hungry teenagers. Great service and will be back again . Free parking was good as parking in Geelong accommodation can be limited and more costly . We thought being on the highway would be noisy but the ground floor was very quiet and peaceful after a long day driving .

Thank Beth F
Nick E, Manager at Corio Bay Motel, responded to this review

We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed your stay, thank you for providing us with your feedback. Our complimentary Continental Breakfast certainly helps when feeding growing teenagers. Please remind us of your review if you come to the motel again for something special as a thank you.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If your looking for comfortable, convenient, affordable accommodation look no further than the Corio Bay Motel. The Corio Bay Motel is conveniently situated on the Princes Highway, Corio, only minutes from the Geelong CBD, the Arena and only minutes from Avalon Airport. Corio Bay Motel is the closest Motel to the Avalon Terminal, Avalon Speedway, Beckley Park and Stead Park. Our 24 comfortable ensuite units offer: *Comfortable Queen or Twin Beds *R/C Air Cond. *Remote Flat Screen LCD TV *Alarm Clocks *Tea/Coffee *Toaster *Microwave *Serviced Daily *All Non Smoking Rooms *Off Street Parking *Guest Laundry *Complimentary Light Breakfast in The Dining Room Each Morning 7.30am and 9.30am. Corio Bay Motel now Dog Friendly (conditions apply). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Corio Bay Motel

Address: 292-296 Princes Hwy, Corio, Geelong, Victoria 3214, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Geelong > Corio
Price Range: $100 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Corio Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“it is good if you need to stop over for a quick change on way to somewhere”
 of 5 bubbles boss98, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor not at front.”
 of 5 bubbles Zaasrosato, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring a decent blanket”
 of 5 bubbles dennish0, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“away from the main double storey block as its noisy, choose rooms in the single storey part”
 of 5 bubbles anyasydneyaustralia1, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the main street side, it can be a little noisy”
 of 5 bubbles pageron880, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
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