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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night on our Great Ocean Road trip. Located just off the front street this quiet locality is only 100 metres from a beautiful sandy beach and three minutes from Apollo Bay shopping and food precinct. Very friendly helpful staff, immaculate rooms and very comfy bed with a practical bathroom with a big shower head. Lovely! Reasonably...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted a clean room, a comfortable bed, and a nice hot shower for this one night stay during our drive along the Great Ocean Road. The Sandpiper Motel checked all of these boxes. The staff was very nice and helped with suggestions for places to eat. They have a lovely small garden near the rooms that we enjoyed (big...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was modern and clean. Service was excellent - restaurant referrals, directions to local attractions, friendliness of staff. Room had nice amenities, including appliances for preparing breakfast. Would have appreciated body lotion but other supplies were good.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here in early September and had a very relaxing time. We had an upstairs room with a balcony which had a table and chairs so we could enjoy the fresh sea air. We could see the beach from our room and we could hear it as well. The room was spacious and the bed was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Midway stop during the great ocean road drive and it's a lovely little stop with very very nice, clean and pleasant room. Cannot recommend this place more if stopping along the Great Ocean Road as a midway point. Good location close to the beach and shops. So it's pretty convenient too! Friendly and helpful staff though you might want to...

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tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Sandpiper with many positives. Your experience of noise from a room above is concerning as we installed soundproofing to floors in this situation during recent refurbishments. I guess some guests must be very heavy footed? Thanks also for recommending Sandpiper and we hope you may return one day.

Storrington, W.Sussex UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Sandpiper Motel for a two night stay following a 7 hour trip. We were absolutely shattered but were greeted by Bronwynn with a big sympathic smile and the immortal (if not obvious) words; "you could do with a cup of tea". That brought a smile to our faces, not to mention an immediate feeling that we...

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tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of Sandpiper. The most important thing is that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your description of the room and amenities is exactly as we strive for. Bronwyn and John ensure guests have the best possible stay; their care makes the stay. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night. Both the rooms we had booked were clean and nicely furnished. My bed was the most comfortable I have slept on in a long while. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and had lots of useful information for us for where to go to grab a bite to eat.

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tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for this very positive review of Sandpiper. We decided on a luxury bed during our recent refurbishment, and that has proved very popular with guests. A good night's sleep is an essential. Bronwyn and John always make guests feel welcome, and ensure the best possible experience at Sandpiper. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at The Sandpiper Hotel for a night during our drive along the Great Ocean Road. Bronwyn and John run a little gem of a hotel just a couple of hundred yards along from the centre of Apollo Bay, and a hundred yards back from the beach, so in a great spot. The hotel is modern, clean and has...

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tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Your comments indicate a happy stay at Sandpiper. The location means no traffic noise, but lots of waves crashing on the beach sounds and birds singing in the gardens. It can be a very serene setting on a warm evening. Thank you for the glowing review and enjoy the remainder of your vacation.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there only for one night, but it was outstanding. The checkin was fast and easy. The ataff was very friendly and I felt welcome from the beginning. The room was tidy and clean and had everything I needed.

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tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

"Outstanding" is a description we love to see in reviews. We are so pleased your stay met your needs and we appreciate the very positive review. Our managers always ensure guests are warmly welcomed and that often makes the stay. We hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation and can return at some time. Thanks again.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first stop on the Great Ocean Road. Perfect location just before the main stretch. Super friendly& helpful reception. I had a spider problem & they were helpful in providing bug spray. Even offered to swap rooms. Cozy, comfortable & clean room. Had a good nights rest. Lots of food options & even a convenience store within waking...

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tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review. Location is our best kept secret. Five minutes walk from all the pubs and restaurants, but ocean sounds and birdlife to serenade guests. The rooms were recently updated to ensure a good night's sleep in a colourful and relaxing room. And we think we have the best showers anywhere. Please recommend Sandpiper to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sandpiper Motel has recently been completely remodeled and provides simple, stylish and contemporary accommodation at a reasonable price. The Motel caters for both couples and families and has sufficient flexibility to look after groups. We are only a gentle stroll from the many and varied restaurants in the centre of Apollo Bay and there is lots to see and do in the vicinity so why not stay a while! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandpiper Motel

Address: 3 Murray St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range: $151 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandpiper Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Go for the Deluxe Spa Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisPaul_F, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ours was a garden room with no view but fine for one night and it was too cold to sit outside so we didn't make use of the outdoor area. Some rooms are upstairs so if you want to avoid steps ask for a ground floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles FionaM231, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 we could hear motors during the night. We are used to no noise in the country where we live, so this might not be an issue for most.”
 of 5 bubbles KGTI, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had one room for 3 adults and it was plenty big enough.”
 of 5 bubbles T1769TWamyb, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Aside from the ocean there was no noise, very peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles A2064RKlaurenm, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
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