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Portside Motel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Newcastle, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Overnight visit”
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Had a wonderful stay at this motel. Can thoroughly recommend it to everyone .Wonderfull spacey, clean and very comfortable. Will certainly stay if in the area again. Plenty of parking, hosts were most obliging.

Room Tip: Best to stay when going to 12 Apostles
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  • Stayed November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I didn't give this place 4 or 5 stars because it's not a top-tier luxury hotel. But it is very good for what it is.

1. Great location along the Great Ocean Road. If you want to stay somewhere close to the 12 Apostles and the scenic arches and bridges, you can't get a better location that Port Campbell.

2. Decent location within Port Campbell. The hotel is not in the center of town or on the water. But the town is small enough that you could walk to town in 10 minutes or less. Though the town is small, it has everything you'd need for a short stay along the Great Ocean Road--a few restaurants and a small general store.

3. The Portside Motel has a very friendly and helpful staff and they made everything easy. Parking is readily accessible. The rooms are relatively basic but comfortable, spacious, and clean.

All told, if I go back to the Great Ocean Road, there is a good chance I would stay at the Portside Motel again.

  • Stayed October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

as part of a hiking trip along the Great Ocean walk arranged for us by Ausalks we stayed at the Portside Motel. Our hosts were Josie and John McInerney. John is the former Chief Ranger at the 12 Apostles Visitors Center. He took us on a tour of the Loch Ard Gorge, a spectacular area. John was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable, clear and entertaining. As a former chief ranger he was one of the planners of the Great Ocean Walk which runs from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles Visitors center. If you get to Port Campbell a guided tour by John is mandatory. The Portside Motel is very comfortable, an easy stroll into the center of town.

Room Tip: all the rooms looked good
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  • Stayed September 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and the room was nice and clean and spacious. In a great location - just a block to the main strip, nice short walk to food and beach. Would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay there again.

Stayed October 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped over at port Campbell during our great ocean drive and enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was clean and fuss free. Slightly away from all the shops but as the town is small, it is a walking distance. They were very thoughtful as they knew that we were traveling with a baby, they gave us a bigger room with a tub which made things easier for us especially showering our little one.

For a minimal fee, we also managed to get a playpen from them which they placed in our room. Loved the place and highly recommended!

Stayed October 2015, travelled with family
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Property: Portside Motel
Address: 62 Great Ocean Road (Lord St), Port Campbell, Victoria 3269, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Port Campbell
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Price range (per night): $133 - $220
Hotel Class:3 star — Portside Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portside Motel offers 10 modern motel units and 1 two bedroom family apartment and is located only 250m from the centre of the Port Campbell township and only a short 8 min drive to the famous 12 Apostles. The well-appointed units have everything you need including comfortable queen size beds, TV, video/DVD player, A/C, private en-suite, and private verandas overlooking tranquil gardens. All units are ground floor with parking at the door. Laundry & wireless broadband internet available. ... more   less 
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