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“Centre of town, neat, clean, tidy”
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South Seas Motel
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Centre of town, neat, clean, tidy”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

This motel is a neat, clean, tidy establishment which is situated right in the centre of Merimbula. Very convenient walking distance to everything in town. Rooms are what you would expect to pay for in the advertised price range.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed on a trip from Sydney to Melbourne. We initially only booked for one night, but after receiving a free room upgrade and checking out the room, we decided to stay an extra night. An extra bonus being we got the extra night at the same price as the first that we had got from wotif.
Excellent location and clean, well maintained rooms.
I would definatley use again and would recommend. I have stayed at other motels on the same street but this is the best that I have used in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012
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glasgow
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

I stayed at the South Seas twice on my recent holiday in Australia. I come from Scotland and was impressed by the welcome and helpfulness of all the staff at the South Seas. The accommodation was excellent and the location was great as it is in the centre of Merimbula. I did not have a car and it was near the bus stop for the local buses and even better the bus stop for the bus back to Canberra was just outside the South Seas and this was great particularly as the bus left at 7.3o in the morning!! All in all an excellent place to stay in Merimbula and I hope to return there on my next trip to Australia

Room Tip: The rooms nearer the road are larger and have a balcony
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

South Seas motel is centrally located at Merimbula. Room is up to average standard. Reception staff is friendly. Price is very very attractive.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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NSW Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2011

I stayed at the South Seas Motel for 1 night while I was in Merimbula for work. It was exactly what you would expect a 3 star motel to be - no more and no less.

It was clean and right in the centre of town, with shops, a few restaurants, a movie theatre, a supermarket and a club all within a 2 minute walk. It was easy to just park the car outside my room and walk everywhere. There was a nice little Italian restaurant just across the road and down an alley way. I only interacted with staff to check in and check out, and they were both pleasant.

My only complaint was that the little shelf over the vanity in the bathroom was small and narrow and not wide enough to securely hold a toiletries bag.

This motel was clean and adequate - nothing special, but nothing wrong with it. From what I could see, Merimbula is full of little motor-inns just like this one. The one thing that sets this one apart is its location.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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nsw
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175 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2011

So stayed here recently in one of the apartments with my parents. The place was perfect for us especially the fact that as I was working during the day my parents were without a car. Everything was within walking distance including the shops, supermarket, movies, clubs and so on. The kitchen in the apartment had everything you needed for self catering but they are dated and I'm assuming things are not repaired such as chipped paint etc as they are due for a renovation (they need it). Also the floor was a little sticky and between the stove not very clean but considering how friendly the manager and staff are, the VERY reasonable price and its location ,location, location I can forgive these things. Oh and only other thing was the parking was a little tight but I got better at it after a few days.

Room Tip: Older rooms are down the back so maybe quieter than the renovated rooms closer to the street?
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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tasmania
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

stayed here as an overnight stop driving from Sydney to Melbourne, it was very reasonably priced, was comfortable and very clean. the location was very convenient to a supermarket including bottle shop, plenty of nice little eateries (including McDonalds) and a local pub where we had a couple of drinks and a game of keno.we would definately stay here again and would like to maybe have a longer stay next time.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: South Seas Motel
Address: 12 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South Seas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Seas Motel, offers Deluxe, Standard & Budget Motel accommodation as well as fully self-contained 2 & 3 level apartments. Located in the CBD of Merimbula on the 'Sapphire Coast' of Southern New South Wales. We are ideally situated, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive Route. South Seas accommodation is undoubtedly Merimbula's best located Motel located in the CBD easy walking distance to everything from the Shopping Centre, Supermarket, Clubs & Restaurants. With the Lake located just 150 meters from the Motel and Apartments. Stay in and relax in the Garden and Spacious Lawns Area or on the Sundeck beside the large Solar Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool. Perhaps dining outside is more inviting, use the free BBQ facilities and dine in the large secluded outside dining area or use the newly renovated Function Room that seats 70+ people for your next, Wedding, Corporate Event, Convention, Group or Coach Booking. Groups are well catered for with discounted Package Deals available for Fishing, Golf, Bowls, Whale Watching, Coach Tours, Wedding, Corporate Event, Convention, Group or Coach Booking.South Seas offers 20 rooms with something to suit everyone from Travellers or Executives to short breaks, long stays or planning your next extended or family holiday. Deluxe and Executive motel units have individual cooking facilities; most Standard rooms have scenic balcony views. All rooms have Tea and Coffee, Toasters and Microwaves and direct dial Telephones. South Seas also offers a cooked al-a-cart breakfast delivered daily to your room or groups can dine together in the function room if they so desire. Wi-Fi Internet and BBQ are offered free to all guests.South Seas Motel offers clean, comfortable, quality accommodation and in a central location at a fraction of the cost.Interstate coaches stop directly opposite the Motel, while Merimbula Airport is within 2km. Why not enjoy your next visit to Merimbula by staying at the South Seas Motel. ... more   less 
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