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South Seas Motel
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Reviewed 22 September 2011

stayed here as an overnight stop driving from Sydney to Melbourne, it was very reasonably priced, was comfortable and very clean. the location was very convenient to a supermarket including bottle shop, plenty of nice little eateries (including McDonalds) and a local pub where we had a couple of drinks and a game of keno.we would definately stay here again and would like to maybe have a longer stay next time.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

Spent 1 night in this lovely little hotel for a Regatta.

After a very long and stressful week, and a pretty ordinary trip down, it was lovely to head straight into my hotel room. Lyndon rang me while I was on the road to let me know my room was ready and he'd leave the light on for me.

I was able to park right out the very front of my room. This little place is very minimalist, however that suited me just fine. The room was clean and had enough creature comforts. Had the best sleep I've had in some time after a lovely shower.

Getting up in the morning was an absolute breeze and Lyndon was able to check me out early. They were extremely friendly and homely. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there and I would definintely recommend staying here for either singles or couples.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

Friendly staff, clean comfortable room,delicious breakfast,great location

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

We were very disappointed with the service and unfriendly attitude.Stay away! I can see why they need to sell cheap deals to get people to stay there.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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5  Thank fish040
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southseas05, Owner at South Seas Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2010

Thank-you for your feedback/review unfortunately we employed a manager that did not work. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and an deeply concerned that your comments are that we are unfriendly and unhelpful. We try to accommodate every guest in every way it is unfortunate that your stay was not an enjoyable experience. Your user name Fisho I find also very disturbing as I am a keen fisherman, vice president of the local fishing club so I would have gone all out to a fellow Fisho to ensure your stay was a successful and enjoyable one.

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Reviewed 9 March 2010

What a shambles this place is.
We booked a golf package and they did not send out any confirmation of the booking, they also said we could book our own golf in. When I rang up to confirm it took them 5 minutes to find our booking.
We arrived on a Friday and they said they didn't know what the arrangements were with the Golf club (a game of golf and dinner was supposed to be included in the package), so he took off $50 (the golf ended up being $35, we wouldn't have gotten any dinner for $15).
A cooked breakfast was also included as part of the package. We got a continental breakfast on the first day as we had an early start for golf. On the Sunday we were looking forward to our cooked breafast at 7.15am (we had a tee time of 8.00am at Tura Beach that day) and nothing had turned up by 7.35am. When I phoned reception he said that there breakfast didn't start until 7.30am despite the book in the room and menus at reception when we signed in saying saying it started at 7.15am. Then he said he didn't see the time on the menu we filled out (this menu didn't have a time box or place to tick for the time), then the story changed again and he said they hadn't even started to cook breakfast.
We had to head up to golf and after some pressure on the phone he decided he would do something to compensate us, but when we took the keys up to recption he said the breakfast was complimentary (in that case everything in the package would have been complimentary as it was all purchased together!) and it was just bad luck.
The place is run down and a cockroach came out from behind the fridge on our 2nd day there. The only redeeming feature of the place is the location.
STAY HERE AT YOUR OWN PERIL. THERE ARE MUCH BETTER PLACES IN MERIMBULA.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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southseas05, Owner at South Seas Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2010

Thank-you for your frank review. Maybe not completely factual however I believe you have received some satisfaction from submitting your review. Your booking is clearly one that is remembered most people who want discounts for everything are remembered. Clearly your colorful comments were designed to add the most impact I applaud your review with Gusto. Thank you for your review, all the same.

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Address: 12 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range: $94 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South Seas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Seas Motel, offers Deluxe, Standard & Budget Motel accommodation as well as fully self-contained 2 & 3 level apartments. Located in the CBD of Merimbula on the 'Sapphire Coast' of Southern New South Wales. We are ideally situated, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive Route. South Seas accommodation is undoubtedly Merimbula's best located Motel located in the CBD easy walking distance to everything from the Shopping Centre, Supermarket, Clubs & Restaurants. With the Lake located just 150 meters from the Motel and Apartments. Stay in and relax in the Garden and Spacious Lawns Area or on the Sundeck beside the large Solar Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool. Perhaps dining outside is more inviting, use the free BBQ facilities and dine in the large secluded outside dining area or use the newly renovated Function Room that seats 70+ people for your next, Wedding, Corporate Event, Convention, Group or Coach Booking. Groups are well catered for with discounted Package Deals available for Fishing, Golf, Bowls, Whale Watching, Coach Tours, Wedding, Corporate Event, Convention, Group or Coach Booking.South Seas offers 20 rooms with something to suit everyone from Travellers or Executives to short breaks, long stays or planning your next extended or family holiday. Deluxe and Executive motel units have individual cooking facilities; most Standard rooms have scenic balcony views. All rooms have Tea and Coffee, Toasters and Microwaves and direct dial Telephones. South Seas also offers a cooked al-a-cart breakfast delivered daily to your room or groups can dine together in the function room if they so desire. Wi-Fi Internet and BBQ are offered free to all guests.South Seas Motel offers clean, comfortable, quality accommodation and in a central location at a fraction of the cost.Interstate coaches stop directly opposite the Motel, while Merimbula Airport is within 2km. Why not enjoy your next visit to Merimbula by staying at the South Seas Motel. ... more   less 
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