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Portside Motel

62 Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria 3269 Australia
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4.5
#3 of 5 motels in Port Campbell
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Wendy L wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was put off at first as there was a sign on the door on arrival indicating no one was there to offer check-in assistance. While I did not like lack of security with my name and room number posted on the office door, I did at least appreciate that the key was in the door and I was able to quickly get to my room. I was thrilled to have a tub in the room and took full advantage of that amenity but the jets did not work. The room is quaint and has good amenities although I did find the bed a little bit firm for my personal taste. There is a fridge, microwave and kettle, which I appreciated. It’s a close walk to the very small town, which is nice. On arrival, I learned that it was a holiday so most of the town was closed and I only found one option for dinner, which was a big disappointment. On the flip side, I did appreciate the fact that this tiny little town was quiet and away from so much of the crowds of the Great Ocean Road. After a day of stopping all along the route, I was done with crowds. I could recommend this town and this hotel as long as the traveler is aware that it is literally a town of one street with only a few establishments and the hotel is quite basic, just a safe, clean enough place for a budget stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Des Shannon, Owner at Portside Motel
Responded 31 Dec 2023
Hi Wendy, Did you stay 2 nights?
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Charlie S wrote a review Nov 2022
Victoria, Australia956 contributions321 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Came here with a cycle group. Service from owner was excellent including (pre-arranged) use of washing machine and clothes line. Facilities in rooms were excellent. Clean and spacious. Only improvement would be a range of pillow shapes (including very thin) and firmness (eg soft etc) in each room.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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EmmaEpsom wrote a review Jul 2023
Penzance, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Room 1 and it was a truly relaxing experience. Firstly, the room was spacious and so very clean. Tea, coffee and biscuits were available (love it when there are biscuits in the room 🙂), a small table to eat at and another pair of comfy chairs to relax in. Most impressive was the bed - so comfortable. We had the best night’s sleep in a long time. Overall, really impressed and would definitely come back / recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Des Shannon, Owner at Portside Motel
Responded 29 Oct 2023
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Gargi Bhan wrote a review Sept 2021
Sydney, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Note: This is my experience with just the booking for an upcoming trip.

Hello folks,

Unfortunately there isn’t a negative rating option here. Totally do not recommend this motel for your travel because the owner is extremely rude and has zero customer service ethics.

Says one thing to the customer and does a completely different thing on the side.

Made a booking via booking.com missing that this did not have free cancellation. I could swear it was (but that is my fault). Anyway, I messaged the property and said that due to unforeseen circumstances we won’t be able to make that particular trip and requested to waive cancellation. 3 weeks later got no response and so called her. The lady turned around and said to me that she will consider it if booking.com won’t charge her commission.

Great, so now I requested booking.com to assist me with this and they confirmed to her that if she is willing to accommodate the cancellation, they will waive the commission and guess what, she came back asking for a valid reason for cancellation as interstate travel ban lift has not yet been confirmed.

I never said I am not travelling because of COVID-19 restrictions! Now I have to wait out to see if the government continues to enforce the travel ban until the end of the year otherwise I end up paying the entire cost of the booking.
I know it was my oversight but the fact that the owner runs the business in such fashion where they are completely inhuman, unresponsive, downright rude and absolutely shady about the bookings is just shocking to me.

I would recommend to steer clear of this place. Not worth it at all. There are many other hotels/motels around this area that I’m sure are much more considerate and customer friendly than this lady. I keep referring to her as this lady because she didn’t even bother giving me her name (despite me asking for it).
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Des Shannon, Owner at Portside Motel
Responded 4 Dec 2021
Hi Garga, as new owners we can not answer for previous issues. Once we were aware we settled the issue promptly . This period in Hospitality has been very stressful for all concerned. Kindest regards, Des.
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Mike H wrote a review Feb 2023
44 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I are well travelled, both domestically and internationally and this motel matches anything, in this price range, that we’ve stayed in.
The room we had was spacious and spotlessly clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bed linen and bathroom towels were of good quality.
The owner Sue was great, she guided us to the best eating places in town and beyond.
Port Campbell is a very lovely village and if we ever return, we will definitely stay at the Portside Motel.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED,
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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guennie3 wrote a review Oct 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom254 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in many places during our travels through Australia including some top rated hotels and this was by far the best. We received the friendliest of welcomes to this small motel. The owners gave us so much useful advice on where to eat and when to visit the local attractions to avoid the crowds. The room was large and comfortable with coffee, tea and biscuits and plentiful toiletries. The bed was the best I’ve ever slept in - so comfortable and had the highest quality sheets. The office was staffed all day and guests were always welcome to pop in for a chat and some great proper coffee. I totally recommend this as the place to stay in Port Campbell whilst driving the Great Ocean Road. It is high quality and great value too.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Des Shannon, Owner at Portside Motel
Responded 29 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking time and reviewing . We are glad we could accommodate :)
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Valerie W wrote a review Mar 2024
Sydney, Australia86 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay here was just lovely. The rooms are cozy, comfortable and very clean with so many ecofriendly and good quality little touches that most wouldn't think about.
The hosts are friendly and accommodating and made us feel genuinely welcome.
We loved our stay and would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PAL4706 wrote a review Sept 2022
Sydney, Australia20 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a very nice spacious room which we appreciated; it is also well equipped and we had a lovely sleep. It was very wet so we drove into town and found a service station selling takeaway so we bought something and raced home to watch the Swans play. Because of the rain we really didn't see the township.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Roisin K wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Could not recommend the Portside Motel enough! We were greeted by our lovely host who gave us great recommendations for our time in Port Campbell. The accommodation was beautiful, equipped with all facilities needed, along with very comfortable beds. The location is beautiful with Port Campbell being our favourite stop on the Great Ocean Road!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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allyg60 wrote a review Mar 2020
Clydebank, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place to stay whilst "doing" the Great Ocean Road. It might be 3 stars on paper but our experience was far in excess of that. Many many thanks for what turned out to be our favourite stop on our drive from Melbourne to Adelaide.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Imraan asked a question Mar 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa73 contributions37 helpful votes
Hi Do you have barbeque facilities at motel?
Answer from Des S
Port Campbell4 contributions
Hi Imraan, We have a BBQ with our Two bedroom Apartment only. There are public BBQs 250m from our motel and we can provide you with the BBQ utensils if required. Kind regards Josie Owner/Manager
Imraan asked a question Mar 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa73 contributions37 helpful votes
Hi Do you have barbeque facilities at motel?
Answer from Des S
Port Campbell4 contributions
Hi Imraan, We have a BBQ with our Two bedroom Apartment only. There are public BBQs 250m from our motel and we can provide you with the BBQ utensils if required. Kind regards Josie Owner/Manager
Answer from David A
Virginia Beach, Virginia317 contributions130 helpful votes
Send a request to the motel,but I believe all rooms are “standard” motel rooms with either a king or two double beds
Answer from Des S
Port Campbell4 contributions
Hello, we do have two options in your case: 1) Deluxe Family room including a Queen bed and two king size beds with the option to put a cot in for a fee of $5. There is a flat screenTV, video/DVD player, mini Fridge, Tea and Coffee making facilities, kitchenette facilities (microwave), hair dryer and much more. The rate for saturday is $240. 2) 2 Bedroom family apartment including a queen size bed in one bedroom and two king size single beds in the other bedroom with the option to put a cot in for $5. Other facilities include air conditioning, private deck/verandah with BBQ, full kitchen facilities, LCD TV, DVD/video player, coffee/tea facilities and much more. The rate for saturday is $300. Please check our website for pictures. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Best regards, Josephine
lovmcc asked a question Feb 2017
Hong Kong, China
Hi, is all the deluxe queen bedroom has the balcony?
Answer from Des S
Port Campbell4 contributions
Hello, all of our rooms are on the ground floor and have a patio to them. Please let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you. Best, Josephine Portside Motel
philljan wrote a tip Yesterday
Adelaide, Australia523 contributions184 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy and support a local business"
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DisabledClient wrote a tip Dec 2018
Melbourne, Australia267 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room also had outdoor area and a bottlebrush plant. This stopped any street noise."
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Calin P wrote a tip Nov 2018
Devonport, Tasmania, Australia316 contributions142 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Last room is probably quieter"
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joannaesposito69 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only a couple of meteors in this tiny town"
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Explore with me wrote a tip Sept 2018
Bengaluru, India23 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"we stayed in the left side corner room which was very good"
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PRICE RANGE
£88 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaPort Campbell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Portside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Port Campbell National Park (0.7 miles), The Grotto (0.06 miles), and Gibsons Steps (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Portside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Portside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Portside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Portside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grassroots deli cafe, 12 Rocks Cafe and Beach Bar, and Waves Cafe Bar and Restaurant.
Is Portside Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Port Campbell.
Is Portside Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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