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Justin K
Melbourne, Australia

Great motel

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 Feb 2023
Great little motel in Apollo Bay. Very clean and updated! Easy parking, easy check in and out and well located just off the main drag in Apollo Bay. Not much else to add really. Pretty straight forward.
Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2022

A very comfortable motel and our room was upgraded. Perhaps the (relatively new and lovely) owners thought we were part of a Probus group who arrived the same afternoon! Only one night here but could easily have stayed longer. Unfortunately some of the restaurants were not open, including the fish co-op. However we had a pretty good meal at ChopstX that included a very nice seafood Pad Thai.

Room tip: Views are from upstairs.
Date of stay: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022

Only stayed the one night but great to be somewhere to recharge our batteries. Staff were lovely, pointed out the sleeping koala in the tree, gave us a lovely fluffy blanket for the cold weather, and really appreciated the flexibility of using their free laundry facilities out with the designated hours. Loved the spacious bathroom, good quality hairdryer, usb charger within the bedside lamp and tea facilities including fresh milk! All within a good price.

Room tip: They upgraded us to the delux room because it was quiet. Bigger bathroom
Date of stay: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Quite place, spacious room and super clean. If you are lucky you can see wild Koala walking beside the hotel. Hotel located perfectly and walking distance to restaurant and beach. They have washer and dryer room in downstair. Check in and out was perfect

Room tip: Parking available
Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2022 via mobile

We received a message from them before we arrived asking if we are checking in outside their reception hours (1.30pm to 6pm). A contactless check-in could be done. We didn't need it but it was good that they communicated the option in advance.

We had a comfortable stay at Sandpiper. Had the best sleep here in a week of travel as it had a proper mattress, not the springy type. The staff was kind to offer us an upgrade to a king room. The room was spacious and clean. Toilet was spacious and good shower. We loved that it had a free self- service guest laundry. Parking available on- site or on the street. Property is walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets and the beach.

Date of stay: October 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

I've driven down from Sydney to check the Great Ocean Road-experience and photography off my bucket list.

Driving to Apollo Bay for my first overnight, I took the TripAdvisor recommendation, and reviews, and booked the Sandpiper.

The self check-in experience was a little challenging, as the room I had was in a separate complex to the main building, and the SMS directions were confusing because there were vehicles obstructing the view to the landmark guest laundry and path to the separate block.

The room itself is nice, fresh and clean. I could not access the WiFi on a Windows laptop, an iPad and a Samsung phone, so no WiFi for room 2.

As per my title: You Get What You Pay For, I suppose. I'd be lying if I said I am not disappointed.

Date of stay: September 2022
Trip type: Travelled solo
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