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“Small lovely motel”
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Portside Motel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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55 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“Small lovely motel”
Reviewed 14 March 2017

1 night beginning March. Small motel, very nice and clean. Room not large but sufficient with patio. Shower curtain was useless. Good WIFI. In a beautiful little town within a small bay with lovely beach. Very near to 12 Apostles and other attractions. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Baruch H
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed in a Family Room which was a good size, facing the road. Quite noisy until later in the evening when traffic settled down. We had a good sleep.
Shower was enclosed by a curtain only, so water went everywhere ALL OVER the floor - what a mess after 4 showers. They provided 2 bathmats but both ended up soaked and the bathroom then was too slippery to use.
Still had a VCR ! For $270 a night I did expect something a whole lot better.
Parking was right out the front of the unit which was handy.
There seemed to be better located motels on the main drag and I tend to think if Port Campbell is charging that much (more than we paid in Melbourne!) then you're better off in town.
Weren't told anything about their breakfast options, but when checking out (had to leave the key- nobody around at 10am) saw they offered a continental breakfast for a charge. With no knowledge of this, unfortunately we pfaffed around trying to feed the family quickly in town before hitting the road. It's these little details that make a huge difference to travellers.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Karen B
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Greater Manchester,England
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We stayed one night on our great ocean road trip between Christmas and new year. Our welcome could not have been friendlier and Jose gave us tips on places to eat and visit. The room was very comfortable and clean and had a small kitchenette with kettle and microwave. Very handy to make a cup of tea! The bathroom was a decent size. We also had a little private patio which we didn't expect. It is in a great location just 5 minutes from the centre and very quiet. Wish we could have stayed longer. If ever in this part of the world again would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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388 reviews
178 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Friendly hosts, clean spacious rooms, comfortable bed.
Continental breakfast available if required, think there was a big selection of DVDs for bad weather days ( escape from Aussie TV) and unlike so many rural motels in Australia ( only in Australia & NZ ) they have 10.30 checkout and not the 10.00am eviction!
Good value too

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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216 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed here on the last night of our Auswalk Great Ocean Walk Highlights self-guide walk – five days, four nights, three days walking (see separate review).

This motel is clean and was more than adequate for our accommodation purposes at the end of our long walk. The hotel is located a very short five minute from the beach in Port Campbell.

Our room was spotless as was the compact bathroom. Our room had queen-sized bed and single bed. Our breakfast was part of our walking tour and was a simple continental arrangement that you selected and there was delivered to your room in a basket.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank anactbloke
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Property: Portside Motel
Address: 62 Great Ocean Road (Lord St), Port Campbell, Victoria 3269, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Port Campbell
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Port Campbell
Price range (per night): $131 - $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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