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Darren M
Bayswater, Australia

Bells Beach surf viewing

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 Apr 2024
Older motel room with minimal additions was totally suitable for our Bells Beach surf contest attendance. Great location, close to surf shops & Torquay central. Comfortable with all we needed at a very reasonable price. When the surf is flat, golf at The Sands was great.
Date of stay: March 2024
Room Tip: When Bells beach surf is small, golf at The Sands, Surf shop browsing & Chocolate factory visits...
Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 12 March 2024 via mobile

    Arrived on a Saturday evening at 6pm - service was pretty lacking. Literally given a key and told where to park, that was it

    Room was far from what was sold in the description on website - we stayed in a “Spa” room - listing included a hot tub but was actually a dirty jacuzz style bath tub

    Room was dated, dirty and mould above bathroom window.

    Definitely no blackout curtains again as was stated in room description which when you have a 2yr old is important for him to settle to sleep - we had to make our own

    Also air con only in the sitting room area, not in bedroom so when trying to sleep in high temperature was not pleasant at all. No fans provided either and when we went to ask at reception there was no one there (at 8pm) when the sign said reception open till 9pm

    Good location tho and easy parking

    Just nowhere near the high price tag attached to this room

    Date of stay: March 2024
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank Cme80
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    Reviewed 7 February 2024

    Our room was clean and tidy and very well equipped with everything we required. The bed was very comfortable, shower was nice and hot and the motel was easily found on our drive into Torquay. Also close to town centre and points of interest. Check in was easy.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 12 October 2023

    Clean, bright and spacious. Bed was comfortable, well equipped kitchenette, very quiet! It was a little chilly the day we arrived so we were offered a small area heater to supplement the mini split heater/air conditioner that was already in the room. Good advice given about grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Would absolutely stay again!

    Date of stay: October 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Greg N
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    Reviewed 11 June 2023

    We stayed here overnight, the room was clean and the beds comfortable. The motel is in a good location. It is an easy walk into town to get something to eat. The reception staff where welcoming and friendly to deal with.

    Date of stay: May 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Thank Tom B
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    Reviewed 13 April 2023

    I haven't written a review in a long time and this one compelled me to do so. We stayed at this place during the Rip Curl Pro and suffice to stay I will never stay here again. It is pretty gross. The bathrooms are really gross. They have a spa bath with shower over top... I didn't even want to stand up, let alone sit down in the spa bath. The bathrooms needs renovating asap. Also the beds were uncomfortable. It was clean and the lady on the front desk nice. This is an only if there is nothing else option.

    Date of stay: March 2023
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