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“Rogerabel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Otway Gate Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Colac
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Rogerabel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This Motel is clean & tidy and the rooms have been updated and modernized and cosy. It is on a main rd but found it not to noisy. Location isn't to bad into town very short drive and your there or a nice walk. Good value for money. Happy travels R.A.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank Roger A
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Hello Roger and thank you for your review. It was lovely to meet you both and am pleased that you were comfortable. It has been very cold and wet but luckily the rooms hold there warmth during the night once the heating is turned off. A good hot shower in the morning and your ready for the day. Hoping you both travelled safely and may see your return some time in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Benalla, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Have stayed here on multiple occasions when in Colac on Business. Excellent facilities and has everything you need. Clean and Comfortable and the staff will go out of there way to assist. Would recommend this to anyone

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LeighP699
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you so much for your review Leigh. Our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible with what we have (larger rooms would have been great). A good bed, warm room, hot shower, breakfast and a back up team if needed. What more could you need. Hope to see you again soon and thank you.
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at this motel twice recently on our way to and from Portland. While not luxurious, this motel was very clean and the rooms contained everything one would need for a short stay. Nice extras were a microwave oven, free Foxtel and being allowed to bring our dog (as long as he slept in the car). We ordered room service breakfast which was reasonably priced, arrived on time and was still hot. The coffee was brewed and of good quality. The bookings, check-in and check-out were all efficiently and politely managed. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms furthest back from the road are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Vicki M
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Hello Vicki and thank you for your review. We try to make everyone comfortable and knowing in advance of special needs as in your dog we were able to put you in an end room and not stress your pet with people walking past the car. Pleased all 3 of you got home safe after the fishing trip and yes, the tuna was mouth watering.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Had a three day stay at the Otway Gate Motel. Clean, comfortable and well looked after by Beryl and Ray, the hosts. Beryl does a great breakfast by the way.
Would recommend Otway Gate Motel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Richard K
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Hello Richard. Wow, what a great review. In all honesty we didn't have to do much in service other than breakfast as you were such an organised guest. I do hope you find what you are looking for in Colac. It is such a lovely area and so central to so much. I also hope you got home safely with that oil leak.
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Melbourne, Australia
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977 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

There's nothing fancy about this motel's accommodation so I think it must be the friendly and conscientious managers who make the difference. I saw Beryl volunteering sightseeing and travel advice to guests. And she told me about the effort put into ensuring guests stay quiet at night, whether indoors or around their cars, so those sleeping are not disturbed.

Room Tip: low numbered rooms (1 onward) are behind the two-storey reception and managers' residence buildi...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Alys-Schatzi
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Hello Alys and thank you for your review. As I have said before when we bought this motel we decided to run it as if we were the guest and try to cover the needs of both the sort stay traveller and worker in for a week at a time. Part of that is trying to keep noisy guests at a lower volume. As at Easter we had 5 rooms book together and thought they could party into the night without any thought for other guests. If you want to party here you need to book the whole motel so there is no disruption to others. Car doors banging in the early hours I cannot do much about but the other I can and do. Hope your stay was comfortable and you do return at some stage. We are not flash and do not profess to be but try to make you comfortable both here and in our area.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Thank you Otway for a most enjoyable stay .
The room was clean ,fresh and for its age is very modern , the staff could not be any more friendly or helpful nothing was to difficult for them :) They gave us a discount voucher for the RSL that served great meals .
We ordered a hot breakfast and Beryl had it to the room on time piping hot and eggs cooked just right . I would recommend if staying in Colac the Otway gate is the place to stay I know we'll be back when passing through again.
The only annoying thing was and this was no fault of the Motel elderly DEAF guests loading their car at 7:30 in the morning yelling at each other weather or not they have everything lol

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank John F
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Hi John and thankyou for a great review.
Our job as moteliers is to make you feel welcome, give you good clean comfortable rooms and advise you as best we can on the local area. If I cannot do that I should not be here.
We are very lucky with the choice of quality eating places in Colac and yes the RSL do a lovely meal at a reasonable price. The vouchers are just a bonus.
Once again thank you for your great review and we may see you again if passing through Colac.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We pulled in without a booking and Beryl was very friendly and most helpful ,the room was basic for great value. We had a breakfast that was great.
Everything we needed was supplied ,laundry was useful ,but a really nice garden ,we didn't get to use as raining
Overall we value the friendly welcome ,we would defiantly return
Thanks Beryl for a friendly welcome on our honeymoon

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sharon L
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Beryl T, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
Hi Sharon and thank you for a great review. We do our best to make all guests feel welcome but some make our job so easy. I hope you are having a fantastic trip despite the four seasons in a day weather. I would wish you well in your new marriage but you have obviously just put the icing on top of an already beautiful cake. Best wishes and thank you.
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Property: Otway Gate Motel
Address: 52-56 Murray Street East, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Colac
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Colac
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Otway Gate Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motel has both family and singles catered for. We have a range of rooms to suit most sinarios. Queen rooms, Bunk rooms for small families and Family or Interconnecting rooms for larger groups. We now also have our fully renovated 2 bedroom house available. Both bedrooms with King size beds, flat screen t.v. and ensuite to both. Our motel is just one hour inland from the Great Ocean Road and central to Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong and 1.15hrs from Avalon airport. Colac is the Gateway to the Otway National Park and is on the end of the Volcanic chain with stunning views of the lakes and craters in our district. Wanting to plan a short adventure?. Ring or email and we can help you plan your day trips while having a base to come back to at night. ... more   less 
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