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“Good basic motel for an overnight stay”
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Parkwood Motel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Geelong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We arrived at the motel after 8pm following a short drive from Melbourne. Checked in was a breeze. We stayed in Apartment 3 which is located on the ground floor. If you have a lot of luggage, try asking for a unit on the ground floor as units on the first floor can only be reached via staircase.

Room is basic but well maintained and clean. A microwave is also provided in the room but crockery is not provided.

As the motel is located at a busy intersection, there was traffic noise. So for light sleeper, this might be a problem. For those who are driving, adequate parking facilities are available.

The next day, we checked out before 7am and the reception was already open!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lwk-my
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Geoff and Katri... L, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

I believe you may have stayedin one of our motel rooms from your comments- we certainly have crockery available for you upon request.. if you stayed in our Apartments or the house- they are all have fully equipped kitchens with crockery, pots/pans and utensils- which is included in the price.
We are pleased that you advised to take ground floor for the large luggage items- it is awkward lugging up and down the stairs with luggage. Our aim is to please where we can accommodate upon your request.Thankyou for your review and staying at Parkwood Motel & Apartments.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

The lady who seems to be an owner was very kind and the room was very clean. And fresh smell from the linens, which was very delightful

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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ManagerParkwoodMotel, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

thankyou 276stellad, very much appreciated your review.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

The owners who greeted us when we got here were so lovely and hospitable. We were newly weds and they upgraded us to the "house" which was so comfortable and specious at no extra cost. We came with our families and the stay was a very pleasant one.. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had all the necessary things to cook a nice meal.. We will definitely come stay here next time. Thank you and hope the owners enjoyed the cake:)

Stayed: February 2014
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ManagerParkwoodMotel, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Congratulations Mel66jay on your wedding.. we thankyou for your lovely review and the upgrade was our pleasure. We hope to see you very soon for another stay.

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

This motel has just been taken over by new owners, who were lovely people, very friendly and helpful , and keen to make a go of their new business. The motel was clean and comfortable with average sized rooms. We stayed two nights. Some people have said it was noisy, but we didn't fid it so, although it is situated on a busy junction just north of the centre of Geelong which isn't quite within walking distance. We stayed in quite a few chain/franchise motels on our Australia trip. This one was one of the memorable ones for all the right reasons.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoff and Katri... L, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

Thankyou for your lovely response, we will continue to provide the best for our customers at Parkwood Motel . We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will come back again soon.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

We had a quick stopover at this motel before starting the Great Ocean Road. We thought it was a very average experience. The room was clean, the receptionist not very friendly, the bed okay and the heating noisy but sufficient.

Not bad for a quick stopover, but definitely not that good either.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Geoff and Katri... L, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

Thankyou for your honesty. We have addressed the air conditioning and have replaced the unit in question. Our aim is too please and apologize that you felt your welcome at the front desk was not as friendly as it should have been. We would like to offer you a discount on your next stay with a free continental breakfast for two.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Yes, this motel is a bit dated. But it was clean and had FREE WIFI. We only needed it for one night but could have stayed for a few.
Seems the new owners are a family of at least three and were friendly and helpful.
I enjoyed all the flowers in the yard.

Room Tip: Don't let the outside appearance fool you. The rooms are quite nice inside.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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ManagerParkwoodMotel, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Thankyou, we are look forward to continue offering excellent service to our valued customers.
Your review is most welcome. thankyou.

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We arrived in the hotel for the funeral. Most of the family from all over Australia stayed in this motel . Nice room and clean yet very very noisy. as its located in the middle of busy intersection. The heating was not working when we arrived and as it was after hours there was no chance to report the problem. The next day went to reception to advise that the heating was not working, the lady did not believed me and came to double check if not working. I had my family members in bed … a bit weird to have strangers coming to your room just to check the heating as they don’t believe you. As a worker of many years in the same industry this has been very disappointing experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank violet w
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Geoff and Katri... L, Manager at Parkwood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

As new managers from the 23 October 2013 we would like to offer you a discount and a free continental breakfast on your next stay at the Parkwood Motel.

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Address: Gps: 8 Lily Street North Geelong | Cnr of Ballarat Rd & Shannon Ave Hamlyn Heights, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3215, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Geelong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Geelong
Price Range: £64 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Parkwood Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parkwood Motel is spacious - Parkwood motel offers you privacy -and soon a retreat feel, a home away from home.Fully serviced rooms, apartments & house each day of your stay. Our large rooms are clean comfortable.Our spacious grounds are a true centrepiece and offering a restful stop to relax by the salt/chlorinated outdoor swimming pool. We have FREE Cable UNLIMITED Wi-Fi, FREE Foxtel, FREE BBQ & FREE laundry. A small collection of books for you choose. Easy to find - we are located straight off the ring road. A easy drive of 2 minutes from Geelong Waterfront & City. We are only an hour to Ballarat, Lorne & Melbourne. The added convenience of being close to many different cuisines of take away or restaurants from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Fish & chips, Balinese, Supermarkets, Hotels, plus services such as Chemists, Doctors and Service station. A great place to stay for awhile before you start out on your tour of The Great Ocean Road. Twenty km from Avalon Airport. We can are able to provide all tourism information at the front reception. We can arrange shuttles to Avalon 20 minute drive or to Tullarmine Airport that is one hour. We have lots of parking available - great for car clubs, boats and group bookings. Come stay and relax and we promise to look after you at the Parkwood Motel. ... more   less 
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