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Best Western Melaleuca Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Robe
Certificate of Excellence
Banstead
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Martin makes the difference!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Martin (a 70 year old with a wicked sense of humour) runs the Best Western motel in Robe.We had unit no. 1. It’s pretty big as motel units go and perfectly good for an overnight stay. I concur with everything that has been previously said about this motel - clean, comfortable, surprisingly quiet, quality attention to detail, a decent continental breakfast and there are laundry facilities on site too!
Martin told us that there is an arrangement with one of the restaurants for a free glass of house wine with every meal served to a Best Western guest, provided the room key is shown. It's decent food as well as the free wine. It's the closest eaterie to the motel too. Check it out.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Hi hatmanBanstead, Thank you for your great review of our motel. I have to tell you that I'm actually 71 but what's a year between people. My wife Trudy & her team are responsible for the cleaning of our rooms and they do a great job. We are in a quiet area because we are not on the main road & this helps with sleep quality. Our guest laundry has free washing liquid & it only costs $1 to use our machines. Thank you once again & I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday
Kind regards Martin Stanley
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

What a great find! Nice comfortable clean and colourful rooms and a Manager who even waves you off!

Robe is lovely - don't stay anywhere else!

Martin will also give you the name of an excellent restaurant just down the road.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Hi MAilliwN. Thank you so much for your great review of our motel. We really do try very hard to please all of our guests. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms & Trudy & her team do a great job for us. Thanks once again. Kind regards Martin Stanley
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

On arrival, Martin showed us to the room and made sure we had all the information that we needed to get the best from our stay.

Great value for money. Wifi and free dvd hire were good additions and the room was clean and well maintained.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Hi Goa4, Thank you for your review of our motel. We have been offering free Wi-Fi for nearly five years & only recently had a completely new system installed which is far superior to our previous system. Our DVD collection is now well over 400 DVD's and is a real winner with our guests as we continue to buy latest releases. Thanks once again Kind regards Martin Stanley
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Mine host gives you a warm welcome at this motel, which is ideally situated in the centre of Robe. He goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need and is helpful with maps, walks and recommendations for food; and a great selection of DVD’s in reception. Robe is very pretty and we wished we had arrived earlier than 4pm to take advantage of it. The furnishings in the room are rather dated but everything is provided, fridge, mini bar, microwave, crockery, free continental breakfast etc. only basic liquid soap in shower room though. Bonus here is free wifi, a laundry room ($1 washing Machine or dryer) with sinks and washing liquid and a drying line outside; BBQ in the grounds too.
However, I am a light sleeper and could clearly hear the crying baby on one side and the early risers taking a shower on the other, and although having a fridge was great, it was also noisy, so bring ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper like me.
The building is attractive and parking is easy and safe; a good choice for a stopover in Robe.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Hi Figgysfriend, Thank you for the great review of our motel it was very thorough. We apologize for the noise in the rooms either side of you but unfortunately that is out of our control. We do try to make our guests feel at home and we like them to experience our lovely town so maps and advice are the order of the day. Thanks once again Kind regards Martin Stanley
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Driving from Adelaide to Melbourne on a fly drive package, stayed here and cannot speak highly enough of the place! Wonderfully warm, friendly welcome. Absolutely spotless and great facilities. It helps that Robe is a stunning place to visit too.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Geraldine L
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
HI Geraldine L, Thank you so much for your great review of our motel. We appreciate it. WE try very hard to keep our rooms as clean as possible & it shows when you get great reviews like yours. We also try to make each guest feel special with a warm welcome. Thank you once again
Kindest regards Martin Stanley
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our way to the great ocean road, on arrival we were greeted by Martin on the front desk with a welcoming smile. He gave us a map of the area on check in and showed us where to eat and walk to see all the local attractions of Robe it was very helpful. After we checked in Martin showed us to our room and showed us where everything is and how it all worked, free wifi and DVD hire was great the rooms were spotless and had all the things you need for a stop over, parking was available close to our room which are all at ground level. A short walk across the road and you are in the Main Street in Robe or on the beach.
This motel is in a great location for anyone staying in Robe.
The service at this motel is 100% keep up the great work Martin you are a asset to this Best Western Property, we would be happy to recommend this motel to anyone traveling to Robe

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Hi BekShan
Thank you so much for your great review of our motel & the compliments accorded to me. We give all guests a map of the town and show them where everything is. We also always show people to their room so we can explain how everything works. As you say we are in a great location for anyone staying in Robe. Thank you once again.
Kind regards
Martin Stanley
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We stayed here just one night by chance and found it to be an excellent motel with a very friendly host. It was clean and comfortable with a good size room. There was a guest laundry and free Wi-Fi. The only downside was that we didn't much like the restaurant recommended by the host, but that wasn't his fault.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank dianaen
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Martin S, General Manager at Best Western Melaleuca Motel, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Hi dianaen, Thank you for your great review of our motel, we really appreciate it. We try very hard to make our rooms as clean as can be & most of our guests appreciate this. We are sorry that the restaurant recommended wasn't to your liking. Our guests do appreciate our guest laundry with its free washing liquid & only $1 to use the machines. We have been giving free wifi for four years and have recently upgraded it so that it is super quick and many guests can be using it at the same time without loss of speed. Thank you once again
Kind regards
Martin Stanley
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Property: Best Western Melaleuca Motel
Address: 20 Smillie St, Robe, South Australia 5276, Australia (Formerly Best Western Melaleuca Motel & Apartments)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Robe
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Robe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Melaleuca Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Arguably in the best position in Robe with a short walk to the CBD, beach & restaurants we have rooms to suit all travelers from our standard rooms to spacious family 1 and 2 bedroom suites. All rooms have FREE WIFI, FREE Fox sports, FREE DVD Library, queen sized beds & air-conditioning; some with spa baths. Get in quick & come and stay at the best location in Robe; it’s so easy to walk everywhere from here! Rated number 1 in Robe by TripAdvisor. ... more   less 
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