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Summerhill Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Very nice family-run motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

I stayed 3 nights in this very nice family-run motel. It is well located, 5 min walk to center. Attention of owners was exemplary, the room clean and tidy. I felt very well and would recommend the motel to everyone!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Summer H, Owner at Summerhill Motor Inn, responded to this review, 30 November 2013
Hi Alwan,
Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review. We hope you enjoy the rest of journey in Australia and have a safe trip back to Germany.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cooma, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Easy walk to restaurants and town centre. Can't fault the friendliness of staff or the cleanliness of the room. Decor is in need of some updating. A bit overpriced for what you get - $125 a night, probably worth $95-$100

Room Tip: If stairs are an issue, make sure to request a ground floor unit
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Highly recommend this motel. Relieving manager made us feel very welcome and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for us. The room was spacious and clean- loved the kitchenette with a microwave and a small cooktop if we had wanted to self cater. Great location, within easy walking distance to the main street of Merimbula. We stayed in Room 20, and if you don't have a problem with the stairs, then this room has a lovely view of the lakes. We sat on the balcony each morning and ate our breakfast while enjoying the view.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have lovely views of the lake.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

If you drop off Merimbula some time I highly recommand this place to you. Motel located at heart of town. Just few minutes drive to beach and lake. When you walk around you will find the differences from the others. I guest owner spent a planty time to think about it even a little deco on the path way. It make me feel like at home 'clean, friendly, warm, peaceful'. That is a good place to enjoy your holiday or even weekend.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank RUILIANG W
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

Warm welcome from stand in manager (which we would not have guessed had he not told us). Good swimming pool and easy walking distance from all the facilities particulalrly the excellent restaurants.
Golden Chain operate good budget accommodation and set the standard against which we measure the others. Always our first choice now.

Room Tip: They all seem good, but the upper ones have good views
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Hugh P
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

I had previously stayed up the road at the Merimbula Gardens Motel. Unless they have made some changes then I would say that the Summerhill is a MUCH better option. The rooms were clean and not too dated. There was a nice pool (a bit small but still nice enough for a bit of a cool down). The motel is within easy walking distance of everything around town.
If you don't want to sift through all the options then just pick this place of you are after a mid range hotel. You shouldn't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Not sure if there is any difference.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Once again If I find a good Motel/Hotel I will say so if not I will say so. This Motel is spotless great value and in the centre of this beautiful town on the Sapphire coast. If arriving by V/line from Melbourne or Countrylink from Sydney the stop is within 200 meteres of this lovely motel. The staff were the best and made sure that all was well in the rooms.I could go on and on about all the benefits of staying here and I have already booked my next stay. It was so clean and is a credit to the owner/operator espescially Shelly.

Room Tip: Ground floor is good if you have a problem with stairs
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Summerhill Motor Inn

Property: Summerhill Motor Inn
Address: 24-26 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summerhill Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 100 metres from the town centre, Summerhill Motor Inn features an outdoor saltwater pool, a barbecue area and free WiFi access. It is 1.8 km from the main beach and 2 mins walk to Merimbula Lake. All rooms at SummerHill equipped with air-condition and a kitchenette include refrigerator, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. Other amentities include electric blankets, a flat-screen TV with free Foxtel satellite channels. Guests can enjoy a barbecue in a beautiful garden setting. Laundry facilities are available. Free parking is provided. Summerhill Merimbula Motor Inn is 3.1 km from Merimbula Airport and 5 km from the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club. Bournda Nature Reserve is 11 km away. Summerhill Motor Inn was a winner of TripAdvisor's Excellence Awards 2014/2015/2016. ... more   less 
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