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Otway Gate Motel

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#1 of 4 Hotels in Colac
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reception staff were friendly and accommodating. My room was spacious; the mattress and pillow very comfortable. The heater was loud, but warmed the room quickly. My one lament: no shortbread or similar biscuits at the tea station. But this was compensated by the offering of fresh (not longlife) milk!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was clean, modern, quiet and comfortable. Great updated shower and bathroom. It was a great place to stay, Staff are happy and friendly. I highly recommend it and would definitely stay again!!!!!!!

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kath. Thank you for a fantastic review. Your recommendation is our best publicity. Thanks again.

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't normally stay in motels but our last minute trip over Easter left us with little choice. The Otway Gate Motel has changed our views. It was super clean, modern, quiet and comfortable. It was a great place to stay, I highly recommend it and would definitely stay again!

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you ReneeM21 for your fantastic review. Our aim is to please our guests and I am so pleased we have done that with your stay.

Hurstbridge, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The look of the outside does it no justice whatsoever. Fantastic rooms, great shower and bathroom facilities, very modern. Great Breakfast. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Definitely will stay there again next time I am in the area.

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Mitch for a great review. There is not a lot we can do with the outside of the property but we did try and give the inside the wow factor. Would love to have you stay with us again.

australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Refurbished rooms are fresh and crisp, and good value, close to everything if you wish to walk. Breakfast is affordable and delivered to the room. A very comfortable nights stay, would certainly recommend it.

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you kakaustralia for a fantastic review. Our aim is to keep our guests happy and the refurbishment of the rooms seems to be doing that.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room we stayed in had been recently renovated. SO it was very clean and neat and very comfortable. Located on a busy road but you would never know. Very quiet. Front desk were very helpful too. For budget accommodation we would stay again.

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We are very happy with the way the rooms have come up with the renovation but we are also very lucky to have excellent cleaners.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of six came for an overnight stay in the family room for our two day trip from Melbourne and think this is a great place. This motel locates in the middle of everything. You could even go to the botanic garden and have a walk along the riverside. One bed room of the family room we stayed is...

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you John for an excellent review. The family rooms are next to be done. I think the trades people are tead up for the start of May so if you thought the room was good then I am hoping you get back and review it again once finished.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 3 stayed for one night at this nice motel. Nothing wrong with the room per se, it was clean and specious with a big bed. The bathroom seemed to have been refurbished very recently. We did also appreciate that a baby crib had been put up for our kid. However, to get a higher rating the following...

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Well before I deal with my shortcomings I will say thankyou for the time you took to review. I did note from all your other reviews you are a tough cookie to please. I am happy with the rating I received. Had you read the compendium in your room we probably would have got a higher one. The light was...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The host was extremely helpful on our arrival. The family room we stayed in had a separating folding door to allow the kids to sleep in a separate room from us. Compact rooms. All you need for overnight stay. Clean. Tidy. Comfortable.

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Thank you MrsNozz for your review. The family rooms are the only 2 left for renovation so I am pleased you were comfortable. We are very lucky to have excellent cleaners and I would not expect you to say in a room I would not be happy in.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We came down from Melbourne to catch up with old friends and attend a family members special birthday in town and did not expect the house opposite the motel to be so suitable for our family unit, but to have everything we needed in this renovated house and be within walking distance for the teenagers in our family, we could...

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berylt783, Owner at Otway Gate Motel, responded to this review

Wow. Thank you for such a fantastic review. I do apologise though for the cleaners not leaving soap/shampoo on your towels. Although the house is not serviced we do leave complimentary soap/shampoo to start you off. Thank you for the heads up on a masher. I will put one over there next shopping day as it would probably be used...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our motel has both family and singles catered for. We have a range of rooms to suit most sinarios. Queen rooms, Bunk rooms for small families and Family or Interconnecting rooms for larger groups. We now also have our fully renovated 2 bedroom house available. Both bedrooms with King size beds, flat screen t.v. and ensuite to both. Our motel is just one hour inland from the Great Ocean Road and central to Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong and 1.15hrs from Avalon airport. Colac is the Gateway to the Otway National Park and is on the end of the Volcanic chain with stunning views of the lakes and craters in our district. Wanting to plan a short adventure?. Ring or email and we can help you plan your day trips while having a base to come back to at night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Otway Gate Motel

Address: 52-56 Murray Street East, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Colac
Price Range: €73 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Otway Gate Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“No sound was evident during night”
garrym212, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a refurbished room as there are still four (4) to be done”
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“Easy walking distance to eating venues.”
iandebn, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are situated around the courtyard/parking.”
JING0, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, view is into carpark. There is an outdoor BBQ area near rooms 10”
rosieb232, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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