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Sandpiper is a hidden gem along the Great Ocean Road

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Sept 2023
Sandpiper is a hidden gem along the Great Ocean Road. The sunrise view from our room was breathtaking, and the overall cleanliness and tidiness were impeccable. The breakfast was not only delicious but also a great value for money. The self-check-in process was seamless, which we particularly appreciated as we arrived late.
Date of stay: September 2023
Room Tip: BOOK Ocean view room
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

I do have positives - the room was comfortable and the location and price were all good.

However, my rating is short a star because the housekeeping needs improvement - there was ground coffee left on one of the surfaces, some of the furniture wasn't straightened up and the toilet and cutlery/bowls and cups weren't cleaned when I requested the room be serviced.

As a former housekeeper these flaws were really sticking out to me.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank BrianS815
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

The room is comfortable and good for a rest after a full day driving. The air conditioner is warm enough. Near to restaurant and the beach. Free parking. Clean room. Late check in is also available. Highly recommended.

Room tip: You will need to grab the envelop on the shelf after reception closed.
Date of stay: May 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

Spent a night here whilst on our Great Ocean Road journey. Apollo Bay made a decent halfway point between Melbourne and Warrnambool and the Sandpiper seemed a reasonable price. We were very pleasantly surprised on arrival as our expectations were low with the “Motel” moniker. Large open rooms with balconies including a (albeit partial) sea view. Very clean and perfectly located. I would recommend to anyone stopping in Apollo Bay to stay here for a night.

Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2023 via mobile

I booked this hotel based on the reviews I read on TA and Google. I made the right decision.
The location is very good, short 5 minute walk to the beachfront, restaurants and grocery stores.

I had a ground floor room, very clean, adequate furniture for 2 people with 2 chairs, work desk and outdoor table and chairs.

It’s not 5 star, but you shouldn’t expect that with the price.

Bed was comfortable, hot water aplenty but it does take a few minutes to come through the pipes.

I extended the booking and the owner was happy to offer a discount.

Would I stay again - YES

Date of stay: May 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank T O
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Nice place to stay, clean, quiet and comfortable with everything we needed. Checkin was contactless with good communication. Room was roomy with a heat pump and comfortable bed. We had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. Would stay again.

Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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