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Riverside Ocean Grove

64 - 78 Wallington Rd, Ocean Grove, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3226 Australia
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Newly renovated quiet family oriented resort style motel walking distance to Barwon River and a short drive to the beach. Close to Barwon Heads. Features split systems, Foxtel, free WiFi.
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Free parking
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Julie C wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Took a small group to Ocean Grove & stayed at The Riverside Motel for 4 nights. The service was truly amazing. The owners Elise & Michael, who are the friendliest couple, went above and beyond, to ensure everyone's needs were met & then some. The units were so very comfortable & the continental breakfasts so very generous. Thanks Elise, Michael & our wonderful tour guide & driver Neville. Exemplary service & always with the happiest of smiles. Julie - Eltham Senior Citizens.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip61693036225 wrote a review Sept 2023
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This is a good budget hotel. The staff were very friendly staff. Good room facilities, small kitchenette including microwave, kettle, fridge & crockery. An older style hotel but clean & quiet. Close to the beach. Includes a pool which we didn't use.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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travellersw2014 wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions15 helpful votes
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When we arrived we opened the door of the room and instantly smelt urine. I couldn’t pin point where the smell was coming from but it was in the room somewhere. There were a couple of brown stains on the bed sheets. The silicon sealing was mouldy and falling out of the shower around the base. The pool was absolutely disgusting. It was brown water, slimy mould all through it and even miss growing in it. For $170 a night, it was an absolute rip off.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Megan3611 wrote a review Feb 2020
Lockington, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
We Stayed two nights. Very Clean rooms with a comfortable bed , nice and quiet , friendly staff. Good location, close to town centre. Easy parking. Quick check in , Will definitely be staying here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christine S wrote a review Feb 2020
Cologne, Germany71 contributions59 helpful votes
Unfortunately, Riverside Motel did not live up to the expectations - which were definitely set by the hefty price tag. I booked pretty short notice and therefore did not have that much of a choice - but thought that at this price point, we should have secured a nice enough place to stay. Well... The motel is located right next to one of the busy roads leading into Ocean Grove. While proximity to a road can be expected for a motel, this should be accounted for in the rates. Staying in one of the priciest of the accomodation choices placed us literally right next to the road (with trucks making the bedroom window shatter from the early morning hours....). The location is otherwise also one of the poorer options in Ocean Grove - nowhere near any of nature`s treasures you can find in this area, or the main street. Checking in was easy and being late was not an issue at all which was nice. However, reception was otherwise frequently unattended. Parking was available next to the cabins, but required quite some manoeuvring to get into, due to the small size of the slots. The cabin - set out for four people - was clean and orderly, the kitchen appliances were working fine (though without a dishwasher or microwave). Cutlery and utensils were scarce, given the amount of people it was rented out for. Towels were provided, linen was clean and beds comfy. Washer and Dryer were in the cabin and worked well. Wifi - advertised on top of the website - was not available in the cabins at all, but provided for the cheaper rooms, in the area around the pool. After some negotiations, we got the Wifi password (and had to go to the pool area to access it) - but it ended up virtually not working most of the time. The pool is nice enough, but only accessible with a key which we received on our second day only. Overall - too high a price tag for what this accomodation has to offer. If you are prepared to pay this amount of money, book one of the nicer options that are definitely out there on the Bellarine to get better value.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Charles G wrote a review Jan 2020
Chuzhou, China18 contributions7 helpful votes
This modest motel is ultra clean and well maintained but is grossly over priced for what get. And calling the rooms suites seemed a little over the top. The suites are just like an average motel room with some stuff to help self catering ie plates and knives and a small balcony overlooking a family swimming pool. Also I found the regulations of this establishment excessive and intimidatng. Although the "suites" had an air conditioner I would have preferred to have more than one window to open.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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PamAlbury wrote a review Jan 2019
Albury, Australia759 contributions310 helpful votes
Room was pleasant overlooking pool. Simple room but had everything we needed. Hotel front desk staff were friendly, helpful. A short walk to the river and there is a nice (long) walk along the water around to Barwon Heads. There are Cafes close by also and it is not far (although up a hill!) to the shopping centre of Ocean Grove.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Cardemel wrote a review Jan 2019
Warrnambool, VIC78 contributions9 helpful votes
5 stars aren't enough to rate this place. The design of the motel makes it social and friendly. The central courtyard with all rooms opening into it makes it a beautiful resort style accommodation option. I wouldn't call this a motel, its more of a family resort. Absolutely magnificent and highly recommend. The rooms are incredibly comfortable, the kitchen was just right and everything is upgraded and renovated. Absolute Perfection!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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WhiteRaven wrote a review Dec 2018
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I was trying to book a cabin with max capacity for 5 people. I advised the owner I will be staying with my son for 7 nights & my sister will come to stay for about 2 nights. The owner told me only my son & I will be their guests and can use the facilities. My sister will not be allowed to use any of the facilities including the pool because she is not the paying guest and she is not staying the whole 7 nights. This is outrageous considering the full price of the cabin is for 5 people!!! I could not believe what I heard so I kept on clarifying it with the owner but he was firm about it. The owner was unbelievably unreasonable & illogical so I did not proceed with the booking.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Tina56Edw wrote a review Nov 2018
Perth, Australia38 contributions7 helpful votes
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The unit we stayed in was excellent , very clean and fully stocked with all we needed . The owners were very welcoming and helpful. It was so central to local attractions , Queenscliff, Barwon Heads, A short ferry ride to Sorrento. A lovely place to walk alongside the river .
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Date of stay: November 2018
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AU$149 - AU$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Ocean Grove
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Ocean Grove?
Nearby attractions include Jirrahlinga Dingo Conservation & Wildlife Education Centre (2.2 km), Bellarine Adventure Golf (4.7 km), and 13th Beach (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Ocean Grove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Ocean Grove?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Ocean Grove?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Ocean Grove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Ocean Grove?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manor Suite Wine Bar, Flying Brick Cider Co, and Mr Grubb @ Oakdene.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverside Ocean Grove?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverside Ocean Grove?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Nepean (13.2 km), The Rip (12.9 km), and Fort Pearce (13.8 km).