I had read the good reviews on Tripadvisor - so when I needed a motel on the drive back from Melbourne to Sydney, decided to give the Pelican a go.
I've stayed in many Motels throughout Australia, and I have to say that the Pelican is what you'd expect from a good Aussie Motel.
I rang a few hours before arrival, to book the room. I explained that it would be well after dark by the time I arrived. As other reviewers had commented, Dianne told me that she'd go and warm up the room ready for my arrival, and that all I had to do was just go inside and we could fix everything up in the morning. She also kindly told me to drive very carefully, and not rush, given the amount of kangaroos on the road at night (which can be a major driving hazard).
Sure enough on arrival, I found the room nice and warm. (a plus seeing it was only 5 degrees outside).
The other thing that surprised me about the room, was how comfortable the bed was and the quality of the linen and towels.
I would definitely recommend the Pelican to anyone who is in Merimbula.
- 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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