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Otway Gate Motel

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was nice and clean. The location is on the A1 - convenient for our stop-over and easy to find. The en suite was really nice - obviously recently refurbished. The condition of the room and the competitive price mean that I'd seriously consider using Colac as a 'base' for a future holiday to the region.

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

Hello Robert. Thank you for a great review. We have been working very hard over the past 12 months to redo the rooms and yes the bathrooms have been completely gutted and redone. Only 4 to go 2 of which will be gutted after this weekend. We would love to see you again. There is so much to see and...

Reviewed 11 December 2016

As you drive up you're thinking this looks like it's out of the 50's – but looks can be deceiving. The rooms have been refurbished and are extremely clean, well-maintained and stylishly updated. Will go back next time we're in Colac.

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

Hello Tony and thank you for your great review. We are trying very hard to get all the rooms finished internally and until then the outside will have to wait for another update. I have never been a fan of glossing the outside to get great disappointment on the inside. Much prefer the internal to get the wow first because...

Glenrowan, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The refurbishment of the room is fantastic. Well thought through to maximise the facilities offered including usb at the bedside, large tv, split system a/c. Lots of hardwork ... a credit to the owners. Many regional motels need to take note.

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

Thank you Robyn for a fantastic review. Yes it has been a lot of work and a lot of planning prior to starting to make sure we did use all space to the best advantage. It is your response and that of other guests that make it all worth the while.

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed overnight and were very snug in this small, convenient motel. The staff/owners were friendly and helpful and the room was spotlessly clean throughout. Everything worked and the lighting in the room was excellent for reading or working. A few tiny quibbles: the basin in the bathroom was a touch awkward to use and there was no easy chair...

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

Thank you for your review. I am a little confused as to what was awkward with the basin in the bathroom. We installed brand new modern facilities that suits most. The room that you stayed over in was not cluttered with extra furniture as we use this room for guests needing cots or extra beds. Other than that I am...

Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The best motel we had on a 2 week road trip. Fully refurbished with quality fittings and furnishings - as good as a good city hotel. Very clean, very comfortable. Good free wifi. We were able to easily self cater for breakfast. Cups were a perfect size! Excellent heating. Only good things to say.

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

Wow. Thank you so much for your excellent review. We have been working very hard just for this reason, to make our guests as comfortable as possible while staying with us.

Horsham, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, while competing in a ten pin bowling tournament. Room 13 first night, I got bottom bunk, wasn't real comfortable...Room 18 second night, I got single bed in main room, was very comfortable. Showers were really low in both bathrooms and neither had exhaust fans. Kitchen amenities were good but cups too small, mugs would be...

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

Thank you Robyn for your review. Unfortunately I had no control over you being allocated a bunk bed for your first night stay. Bunks are really designed for children not adults but I'm glad you got a better night sleep the second night. As for the other issues we are in the process of redoing all the rooms. At present...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Just back from the trip, we checked in a family room host total of 6 persons, the room equipment is just basic, and the size of room is quite tense, but other than these two, others are good: good location (just at side of A1 easy to reach and easy to go anywhere, IGA next door with hot food serviced),...

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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Travelling for work this motel was all I needed. Arrived at 730pm, friendly reception and warm comfy room. Perfect poached eggs for breakfast before work! Good wifi and good pillows too: Im easy to please:)

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Warragul, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Located on eastern side of town. Very well appointed rooms, extremely clean and well maintained. When entering room, was very surprised and impressed with modern furnishings and amenities. Very comfortable bed. As I was travelling on business, room was ideal with good size table for completing work notes. Free wifi works well in rooms. This motel represents excellent value. Highly...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I tried to book a room at this motel and unfortunately the card details that I gave didn't go through. Without any communication from the motel, they cancelled my booking. The email from the owner was very rude. Fortunately there are many other motels in the area that were willing to help and I have now booked my 2 nights...

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

1 booking, 2 invalid credit cards 2 different surnames. 3 polite emails. Tell the truth. Hello Belinda Unfortunately your payment failed for the booking on the 23rd April. We do not hold bookings without prepayment and so I am advising you that this booking will be cancelled on Thursday 14th April if we have not received valid card details with...

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  • Free Parking
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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: $112 - $183 (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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“Ask for a refurbished room as there are still four (4) to be done”
 of 5 bubbles B6280BRtonyj, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Easy walking distance to eating venues.”
 of 5 bubbles iandebn, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are situated around the courtyard/parking.”
 of 5 bubbles JING0, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, view is into carpark. There is an outdoor BBQ area near rooms 10”
 of 5 bubbles rosieb232, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the family room that has one of its rooms facing the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Traveler_8700, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
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