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Portside Motel
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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
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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Thank amezey
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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
Thank Chris D
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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
1  Thank Icecreamegg
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

My partner & I have been staying at the Portside Motel for the same weekend for a number of years now.

Each time we have found the rooms comfortable, clean and well equipped.

The hosts, Josie & John, go out of their way to add value & service where they can (in our case arranging some food & drink as we were arriving late of an evening).

We will certainly be returning.

Mark F

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark F
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