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Town Centre Motor Inn

8-10 Merimbula Dr (PO Box 210), Merimbula, New South Wales 2548 Australia
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#13 of 13 motels in Merimbula
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See why so many travellers make Town Centre Motor Inn their motel of choice when visiting Merimbula. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Town Centre Motor Inn features room service. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity to Rotary Walk (0.9 mi), guests of Town Centre Motor Inn can easily experience one of Merimbula's most popular landmarks.

While in Merimbula be sure to experience local crab favourites at Merimbula Aquarium and Wharf Restaurant, Ritzy Wine & Tapas Bar, or The Waterfront Cafe.

During your visit, be sure to check out The Merimbula Boardwalk (0.8 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the motel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Town Centre Motor Inn as you experience all of the things Merimbula has to offer.

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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Electric blanket
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John V wrote a review July 2022
Hunters Hill, Australia326 contributions208 helpful votes
Great price. Excellent facilities - microwave, FULL set of crockery, good bed, lounge and dining table, all with TV view. Central location and we noted most rooms have views of lake from front of room. It’s good value for money. If they popped doona’s on beds, could charge an additional $30. Visiting Merimbula we would make this our motel of choice.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Hayley D wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom344 contributions113 helpful votes
Pre booked this room and it was a good job as it was full. I booked on booking and it was cheaper than over the phone. The satnav took us to the back of the motel so it took us a few minutes and wrong turns to locate the driveway. The room was dated and basic. A little kitchenette area. We didn't find the place clean. The bed had sprung. We didn't sleep well. Plus there was a lot of noise heard from the room. You could even hear other rooms flush their toilet. Good location.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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nw05250 wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom465 contributions265 helpful votes
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Let's start with the positives of which there were three. Firstly the water pressure of the shower. Secondly the location to local shops. Thirdly, leaving. The negatives are plenty. Let's start with the price gouging of staying at this hotel in that period between Xmas and NYE. At just over $200 a night this place is a rort for what you get. And what you get is a room that looks as though it hasn't been updated since the 1970's. Bed linen that was old and discoloured and am pretty sure if you ran one of those CSI blue lights over it would have revealed more than you would want it to. A solid beige theme runs throughout the room and extends to the crockery, the bathroom linen and the bathroom tiles. The crockery and utensils were dirty. The microwave looked very much like a first generation model of its type. Beyond a few louvres in the bathroom there was no ventilation. The walls were thin enough to listen to our neighbours snoring. The bed side lamps were bolted to the bedside draws (yes bolted) and given the tattered lampshades they represented a good example of a fire hazard waiting to happen. The 'cleaning' of the room entailed emptying the bin and making the bed as far as we could see. There was scum and dirt on the shower grouting and tiling. Who still uses blankets on the bed? There was a bedside radio embedded in the cabinetry that was a relic of the 1970's ......Overall I would strongly recommend avoiding an overnight visit to this establishment. In the film 'Casablanca' there is a line from Bogart who says ' There is always Paris'' . Well we now have ''There is always Merimbula' when we come to benchmarking future hotels and their standing in regards to quality, cleanliness and value for money. Town Centre has set the base.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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marshayden wrote a review June 2021
Melbourne, Australia451 contributions66 helpful votes
We booked this motel at the last minute when we had to leave Victoria early to avoid being locked down during our holiday. What a great choice the motel room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with a good bed and excellent heating and the owner very friendly. There was a small kitchette with crockery and cutlery for 2 people. The motel is very conveniently situated close to the shops and clubs, they were all walking distance. The room was quiet at night what more could you ask. The only problem we had was the wifi was very slow and patchy so I ended up using my phone internet.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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wyldfamilytravel wrote a review Mar 2021
Maffra, Australia925 contributions728 helpful votes
You could be fooled for thinking your walking into a set of the 70's show. Rooms are dated but otherwise location was great for access to shops and clubs. The price was good for what you got. No real facilities to talk about. Ideal for a weekend stay in Merimbula.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marianne D wrote a review Jan 2020
Merimbula, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Clean comfortable rooms, everything you need and in the centre of town, walking distance to everything. Absolutely wonderful host Maureen who was very helpful in accommodating us during our unexpected stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The higher up you are, the more view you get over Merimbula.
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Max C wrote a review Nov 2019
Phillip Island, Australia577 contributions151 helpful votes
Whilst this motel needs renovation, it’s advantage is its position right in the middle of town close to RSL and shopping. The rooms are still in the 70’s and the plumbing is a bit noisy. My tip is to have ear plugs and you are guaranteed a good nights sleep. Value for money and the staff are nice.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kenneth M wrote a review Mar 2019
Miranda, Australia12 contributions25 helpful votes
Absolutely nothing to complain about. A damned comfortable king bed with no sags, lumps, springs and dark window drapes, so I slept like a log. Kettle, microwave and TV all working and hot water shower that can only be described as 'robust. The shower itself was worth the $80 !!!! Slap bang in the middle of town, with Caltex, Woolies, PO, and ample eateries and dining all within 100m. Granted, this motel is one of several all in a row along Main St, others may be in better nick but I can't say, but the receptionist was friendly, gave me a warm welcome even though I didn't book ahead and showed me to my room and all was good. For one night, mid-week in low season, there are plenty of other hotels and lodges at $300+ in Merimbula, but you honestly don't need to spend anything like that. Save your money and go to Top Fun or Magic Mountain or Eden's 'Killer Whale' Museum instead. The 70's decor is kind of nostalgic in a really nice way and very appropriate for this gorgeous, sleepy seaside town which many travellers have long and fond childhood memories of. I'll be back and will happily stay here again. Ground floor, Room 8
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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MijE14U wrote a review Jan 2019
Kyogle, Australia24 contributions32 helpful votes
There has been no money put back in to this business so it’s dated, horribly hot in summer (as there is no air conditioning and very limited ventilation). No drinking glasses, hard, cheap old mattress... All this for $160 a night (high season) - it is in the middle of town so it does have that going for it and from the top (3rd) floor you can see across Merimbula Harbour.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Catherine K wrote a review Jan 2019
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absolutely recommend the Town Centre Motor Inn...the service is thoughtful and reliable...the location could not be more central and convenient to all that the main street has to offer...the rooms and amenities are bright and clean with a well-appointed kitchen to enable self catering...
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Room Tip: First floor level with reception - perfectly convenient. Views from upper levels
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AU$118 - AU$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Town Centre Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Town Centre Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Picture Show Man (0.2 km), Old School Museum (0.5 km), and Top Fun Merimbula (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Town Centre Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Town Centre Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Town Centre Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Town Centre Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dulcie's Cottage, Tidal Restaurant & Wine Bar, and The Waterfront Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Town Centre Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Town Centre Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Merimbula.