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“Had 8 lovely nights” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Merimbula Motor Lodge

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Merimbula Motor Lodge
Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Merimbula
whitsundays
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Had 8 lovely nights”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I staid 8 nights at this motel and it was very clean and comfortable. I could not fault it in any way.
The rooms are large and there is a kitchen area with cooktop, microwave, toaster, crockery and utensils. There is a laundry for guests and the hosts are very nice. TV, aircon, hot water, bed, all good. I travel often and this motel is great value for money.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank denise t
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Westcliff-on-Sea
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed here two nights en route from Sydney/Melbourne. It is part of a larger group I believe and is managed. The rooms were large and well equipped, each having an outside picnic table. There was a swimming pool, although when we visited there were some leaves etc at the bottom. There was a laundry and drying area, in addition to a BBQ. Its a little outside Merimbula but is on the main road. The manager seemed OK, but was not very forthcoming. It was however, good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MayWest42
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Shellharbour, Australia
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47 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2009

Stayed for 2 nights in the off season. This property is the first one on the left as you come off the main highway towards town from the north. It is only a minute or two drive into town, but is really too far to comfortably walk.

This is not a conventionally designed motel with a long building containing many units, but has 2 or 3 units in several smaller buildings spread throughout the property, which along with the semi rural site on the ridge above town, gives it an informal, comfortable and relaxed feel.

The motel has a BBQ area and pool in the rear of the property. While there is no restaurant, I think you can get limited room service, and the units have a small kitchenette for self catering.

While the rooms themselves are not very big, they are well designed, comfortably appointed, clean, and have Air Con, Kitchenette, TV with 2 movie channels, and a DVD player.

This is a budget motel, and as such it is not fair to rate it against a top end property with all the "bells and whistles" because you will pay a lot more for it. I would not call it no frills either, but limited frills may be more accurate.

However, it is a very good budget motel with good beds, extras such as Air Con, Kitchenettes, Movie channel TV, DVD and a pool, which many motels in this price range may not include.

At the time of this review (Off Season) I paid $70 for a single. There were slightly less expensive motels in the area (not by much though), but none of them could match the Merimbula Motor Lodge for overall value for what I got for my money.

Taking everything into consideration (with particular weight on value for money), I gave this property 5 stars, and would definately return.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Member From Shellharbour Australia
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South Coast, NSW
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111 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2009

The room was very clean and suitable for our one night stopover to Melbourne. The kitchenette was useful. Location was on top of hill a very short distance from the main shopping area. We ordered room service breakfast which gave us a good start to the day. We traveled with a 14 month old who used her own little sofa bed set up next to the main bed. Access back onto Princes Highway was very easy only being a few minutes drive.

Stayed January 2009
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Thank Shudjan
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France
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94 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2007

Clean unexpensive accomodation (with kitchenette, AC, etc.) in a small motel (first one met when driving from Bega), with a very kind welcome.

No restaurant nor pool on premises.

Many other motels nearby, usually larger with more facilities and sometimes displaying better deals (but where there room availables at these rates ?).

Could not fault this motel but room is rather tiny and service offer is limited, so I would recommend taking another one for longer stays.

  • Stayed January 2007
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Eric_Beylon
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mmlodge, Manager at Merimbula Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 5 September 2007
Thanks for your feedback. One thing did strike us as strange is that we do have a pool and a large one at that. Our pool is located down in the complex and is surrounded by the natural bush setting that surrounds as on two sides. We also offer breakfast to rooms which you may not have known. We do recommend that guest read the compendium information in all rooms which has all the information on our 18 room motel. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and excellent value for money and strive to make your stay the most enjoyable possible.
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Additional Information about Merimbula Motor Lodge

Property: Merimbula Motor Lodge
Address: 131 Merimbula Dr | P.O. Box 8, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merimbula Motor Lodge is conveniently located in bushland on top of the hill, just a short drive from the heart of town. 18 comfortable, quiet and affordable rooms with kitchenettes that have microwave and cooktop, queen size beds with electric blankets, reverse cycle air conditioning, ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, colour TV with free movie channels and DVD player. Large salt water in-ground pool and BBQ area. Boat and large vehicle parking. Breakfast available to rooms and all rooms serviced daily. ... more   less 

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