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Pelican Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Very glad that we picked this place for a one-night stay during our drive from Sydney to Melbourne. We stayed in their cheapest room as we got in really late and had to leave very early in the morning but were not disappointed and actually were surprised with how comfortable the room was. The room was clean, large, and comfortable with an ensuite bath with a good warm shower. The bathroom was quite cold however but it warmed up with the hot shower. There was a small kichenette with dishware (including wine glasses) and utensils. Internet connection was also good. Diane, who helped checked us in, was also friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Hi SwiminBelugas,
thankyou for the lovely review and we are so glad you had a lovely stay with us in Merimbula and Dianne was able to help with you inquiries.
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed here for one night on the way from Sydney to Melbourne. It was a perfectly functional motel room with adequate heating and all necessary amenities. The bathroom was clean and looked newly renovated, and the shower was good. The lady at the front desk was friendly and chatty, happy to help and answer questions. We didn't meet the owners as they were away for the weekend.

We had fish and chips for dinner from the place over the road from the motel, which was very good.

After checking out the next morning, we spent a delightful couple of hours wandering along the boardwalk. We would highly recommended this if you have the time (as a previous reviewer has also said).

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DrUrbach
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dr Urbach,
thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we are so glad you had a lovely stay in Merimbula.
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Kadina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Great value motel. Bruce & Terrie are the perfect hosts - extremely friendly & helpful.Recommended the nearby Bowling Club for dinnner which proved to be a geat choice. Terrie recommended the local "Böard walk" which we undertook in the morning when the rain finally stopped.Make the effort and undertake this walk - suit any fitness level. Provided us with a local map and pointed out a short cut to Canberra - all part of the great "Custömer Service" they provide.

We hope to return in the near future, and will have no hesitation in booking this establishment - assuming Bruce & Terrie are still the operators. Great location close to all facilities.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank flavs66
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Flavvs66,
thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review and we do hope we see you again in the near future.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Nothing bad to write about this place, great location and friendly staff. As soon as I arrived they rushed over to the room to turn on the heating. Pleasantly surprised by this motel and definitely recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank curioster
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
curioster,
we are glad you had a lovely stay and thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review.
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Central Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed here on recommendation by comments in here. 100% correct. Bruce & Terrie are one of the most helpful hosts, well informed on what is happening and where everything is. Terrie was so helpful when booking in, as I bk incorrectly, but offered to change rm and also as we were on a motorbike,offered different parking for the bike,, room was great, nice and quiet, clean. Great value of the breakfast, healthy and plenty of it. Will be recommending this motel to all our friends.
Keep up the great wk.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pam1006
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Pam1006,
we are glad you enjoyed your stay and breakfast.
Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review and thank you for passing on your recommendations to you friends.
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Langwarrin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Had one great week there, the managers couldn't be more accommodating with local info and tips on where to visit. Very clean, ultra clean infact, I think the girls there are "clean freaks". Lovely pool and BBQ area, great location in town, close to everything, would go back in a heart beat.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Hi Lucinda,
thank your kind comments and for posting a lovely review.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to have some quality time with your family.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

I think it's Terrie and Bruce's friendliness and attention to detail that gives such a good impression and leaves the visitor with such positive memories. The Pelican is otherwise a very ordinary motel, after all, and one of many in Merimbula. The décor of the rooms is not all that nice -- unless you like four walls of bare dark red brick, plus dark stained timbers, circa 1990. The bathrooms have been upgraded but remain simple laminate and tile and plastic affairs in white and blue. The water views/glimpses and proximity to the Boardwalk are good but probably outshone by other properties. The location on a main road gives proximity to shops and clubs and service stations and a bakery-cafe, but also means traffic noise. So the motel's success must be attributable to the hard work and consistency of the proprietors, who actively seek extra guests by organising coach tours (five nights at the motel, with day trips to attractions in the region). I stayed twice, once in room 5 (at the front but partially shielded from the road by a brick wall) and once in room 12, upstairs and farther back from the road.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Pelican Motor Inn
Address: 18 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Merimbula, the Pelican Motor Inn is the closest AAA rated 3.5 Star property to the heart of town and offers all the comforts and conveniences for a memorable Merimbula holiday. The Pelican Motor Inn is in a central Merimbula location within 80 metres of the Post Office and an easy stroll to Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club, RSL, shops, Restaurants, Pictures, beaches and the beautiful Lake Merimbula. Merimbula/Pambula and Tura Beach Golf Clubs are only a nine iron away. All 25 of our Merimbula motel units have newly renovated bathrooms, new split system air-conditioners / heating, queen size beds and ground level access, many have scenic views over the township and Merimbula Lake. Family rooms have cooking facilities. All rooms now have HD Televisions and microwaves. Enjoy a BBQ at our great BBQ area, take a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool or just sit and relax in the garden area. For large group bookings enjoy dinner or drinks in the 80 seater marquee. ... more   less 
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