Apart from the many pluses I will detail below, this was the only motel of five visited on the GOR that provided adequate internet facilities. Not just adequate, but exceptional. Excellent wifi coverage and unlimited free high-datarate internet access.
I have a rental apartment on the Gold Coast and I always do a secondary clean after the paid cleaner has finished. So yes, I am fastidious about my place being clean for my incoming guests. Clearly, the owners of the Portside are just as fastidious. The place was spotless. And they have included everything you are likely to need. Our room (7) even had a large kitchen sink with mixer tap, together with enough cutlery and crockery for the two of us. Not just one bath mat, but two; lots of tea and coffee, big bath towels etc. - generous owners, these folks.
Don't be put off by the externals of the place. Externally, it doesn't look as flashy as some of the other motels in Port Campbell. But looks can be deceiving. This motel is number one on Tripadvisor because it has earned that place. Go stay there; you will not be disappointed.
Our only regret is not staying two nights in Port Campbell. It is the closest town to the Twelve Apostles and there is a lot to see in the area. The Portside Motel is owned by John and Josie McInerney. Josie runs the motel and John, who was a park ranger for twenty-six years, runs The Port Campbell Touring Company. So a couple of nights at the motel with one of John's day tours would be the ideal Port Campbell visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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