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“Great value, budget accommodation”
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Pelican Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great value, budget accommodation”
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in December. Checked in without hassle - greeted with map, instructions for local attractions/food selection and milk for teas/coffees. Room simple but effective and exceptionally clean and tidy - comfy bed, medium sized tv (strangely off centre from bed, made viewing a bit annoying), good bathroom, basic dishes, kettle and microwave, couch, indoor and outdoor dining table, free wifi. Location ideal - town centre a stones through away. Fabulous value ($95/night). Would stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laura_DK
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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Hi Laura,
thank you for taking the time to give us a great review, hopefully we will see you on a return visit soon.
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English first
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

The owners here were fantastic and very helpful and happy to go out of there way to make us feel welcome. Great prices and ideal location. Off the main drag but a quick walk to restaurants and shops and the board walk around the water. Rooms were clean and tidy with a very comfortable bed. Definitely recommend to stay here and look forward to exploring this area again soon.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Rodders2124 Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review,
We are glad you had a lovely stay and we hope to see you back in the near future.
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Kuala Lumpur
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to find a motel could be this clean and comfortable. You get all your basic needs like a microwave, large fridge, cutlery and kettle so it's easy to fix a light meal in the room. Woolsworth is just a street away. The towns' shops are within walking distance. The room is spotless! I'm sensitive to dust and believe me, it was cleaner than a lot of 5-star hotels. I stayed at a family room in the back row and it was super quiet. The owners are so helpful and were always giving out advise on where to visit or eat. I would stay here for a week if I could - great motel and the beaches at Merimbula are gorgeous!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank meals1980
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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Thankyou so much for your lovely review, we are glad we were able to advise you on the spots to visit and that you had a lovely stay in Merimbula.
We hope you do make it over for a week in the near future.
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Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. Comfortable room, particularly the comfortable bed, pillows and nice fluffy towels. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. This accommodation is in a great location, very close to the main street. Shame we only stayed for one night, would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank KPM85
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Pelican-Merimbula, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
We are glad you had a lovely stay and would love to see you back this way again soon.
Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review.
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wollongong
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights on a shopper docket holiday. We weren't expecting luxury accommodation and a huge 5star room but we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. A very comfortable bed and adequate space and a good sized bathroom and nice hot water.There was a microwave and general crockery and cutlery, glassware etc to have a meal with. Motel is close to shopping centre and club and across the road from picture theatre. Even though it is on the main road into Merimbula we weren't bothered by traffic noise at all and we had a room facing the road.
Terrie and Bruce are only to happy to answer any questions and steer you in the right direction for meals,(thoroughly recommend Pier One on the boardwalk) sightseeing,walks and the Aquarium or any other questions you might have. Their concern and care for their guests is second to none. Unfortunately I had to call an ambulance for my husband during the night and they came out to make sure everything was alright and could they do anything. Even offered to drive me to the hospital at Bega the following morning.
Nothing negative to say at all except for the chilly weather.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank weekenders2812
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Hello weekenders2812,
Thank you for giving us a lovely review we are glad we were able to make your stay comfortable..
I hope your Husband's health is on the mend and you are taking care of yourself as well.
Hopefully we will get to see you both get return to Merimbula one day.
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Sydney, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Within sight of the water 200 metres from town, friendly helpful owners assisted us with finding fresh local seafood late in the afternoon and also suggested a nice walking area via a board walk by the river. Pool was also a welcome relief after a hot day. Clean comfortable and quite if you can get a room toward the back away from the main road.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MacTravelling, Manager at Pelican Motor Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Hi FalconerIV,
thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we are glad we were able to help you enjoy your time in Merimbula.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank SwiminBelugas
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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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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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