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Colonial Lodge Motel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could not find anywhere else to stay in Geelong and unwittingly booked this dump. This hotel should be condemned. How can this place pass as a hotel? I think it doubles as a half-way house. The room smelt like a mixture of urine, cigarette smoke, body odour and alcohol. Empty beer bottles littered under the beds. Grubby and unclean...

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Poulsbo, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Australia for the first time and had driven on the beautiful Great Ocean Rd., but did not have reservations anywhere and it was getting very late as we arrived in Geelong. We could not find anything that had a vacancy and we came upon this place. He showed us the room and we felt as though we...

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Thank CandyceG2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The man who runs this business is awful... he asks for an intrusive ammount of personal information. I even asked him how long my details would be kept at his motel... he answered with a shrug and said - a while. I questioned why he would need all the information as I gave most of this information when I booked...

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Thank vegymite
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we needed last minute accommodation and took the first available room. I just have nothing good to say about the place. I think my review title says it all. No need to relive this one. At $120/night I would not have put my dog in there.

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Thank Blusouq
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I booked and paid for 4 nights on line, big mistake in not checking TripAdvisor first. This would have to be the worst motel I've seen in Australia. This establishment needs to be demolished and rebuilt. Carpets and furniture were about 30 years old, bed was very lumpy, as I was sitting on the edge of the bed I felt...

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Thank Chris d
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

What a dive, how in gods name did this place get a 3 star rating and how can Tripadvisor, wotif and expider be apart of helping these people sell their rooms? It was filfthy, dry blood on the towels, insects everywhere through the room, shower only cold water, toilet moved when sitting on it, airconditioner nearly fell out of the...

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Thank rayles24
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here last night. The owner was very welcoming and the room was clean and warm, close to everything. Would stay here again. Not sure why others expect a palace for budget accommodation...

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1Thank JoeBrownColac
Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Room was grubby shower cold broken smoke alarm hanging from the roof. . Can't recommend. Save your money and stay elsewhere not even a proper heater in the room I don't know how this motel is even allowed to operate. Only positive is we were in the back room so it was quiet

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Thank cait421
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Where to start......no heating, dirty, smells like 3 day old food, shower broken, noisy fridge, COLD. Lets move on the manager.....rude and slow. They take your personal information (ID, credit card) and do not disclose how long they keep it on file. Sadly I was desperate for a room and did not have time to read the other reviews. I...

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3Thank Carla A
Bairnsdale, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We were absolutely disgusted at this place. After waiting over half an hour to check in while the owner cancelled an online booking we were shocked when we finally entered our room. It was very very old and extremely dirty. Shower was filthy and had mud on the floor. Two old pieces of soap left in shower. Furniture taped together...

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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Colonial Lodge Motel

Address: 57-59 Fyans St | South Geelong, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Geelong
Price Range: €68 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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