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Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

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8.6

Excellent

1,835 reviews

1,835 reviews

Housekeeping36
View14
Beach9

Great location!

Kate
- Nov 28, 2020
Highly rated by guests – 90% would recommend
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Apollo Bay Foreshore 160 m
Apollo Bay Holiday Park 180 m
Foodworks 360 m
Foreshore Reserve 370 m
Otway Health & Community Services Apollo Bay 440 m
Community Care Chemist 510 m
Apollo Bay Bowling Club 610 m
Apollo Bay 650 m
Garden of Eden Fruit Supplies 860 m
Apollo Bay Golf Club 1.1 km
Free Wi-Fi

Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay, Australia, 3233 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Fishing

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Shops

Laundry service

Restaurants

Room service

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay in the last 24 hoursCompared to 89 Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Location rating8.9

Rooms available at Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 64 m²/689 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 single bed ...
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Queen Room with Patio
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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King Room with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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King Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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King Room with Hill View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Queen Room with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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King Garden View Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room with Terrace
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Queen Room with Hill View
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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2 Bedroom Apartment 2 Queen
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay. There's an additional charge of 18 AUD for adults and 18 AUD for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay’s neighborhood is Apollo Bay which includes popular restaurants such as Apollo Bay Bay Bakery.

What are popular attractions near Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay’s location in the Apollo Bay neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Foreshore Reserve, Apollo Bay Bowling Club and Heathfield Estate Reserve.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay?

Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay’s nearby natural sights include Apollo Bay Foreshore and Apollo Bay Holiday Park and Apollo Bay located in the same Apollo Bay area.

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What people love about Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location!"

    Kate

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    November 28, 2020

  • 8

    Very good

    "Clean and comfortable."

    Joanne

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    April 30, 2021

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Great location and friendly staff"

    Pui

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    May 27, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 89 Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay properties
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Cheapest price score
Service score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
1,835 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.2
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
The staff were friendly and flexible too.
Glenda from Australia
Couple
More about Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

More about Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay

Well-placed in the sightseeing, family fun, beaches area of Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay city, Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, Marriner's Lookout, Maits Rest Rainforest Walk are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

The facilities and services provided by Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay ensure a pleasant stay for guests. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Step into one of 19 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as golf course (within 3 km). Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

26 mentions

Beach

11 mentions

Internet

6 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Rooms sanitized between stays

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Carpeting
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
3 Murray Street, Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay, Australia, 3233
Excellent
Location

8.9

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until19:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)18 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Room voltage240
  • Most recent renovation2005

Reviews of Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
/
10
Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.2
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service9.1
Value for money8.4
High score for Great Ocean Road - Apollo Bay
Rating
9+ Exceptional (117)
8-9 Excellent (61)
7-8 Very Good (57)
6-7 Good (16)
<6 Below Expectation (19)
Time of the year
Mar - May (79)
Jun - Aug (47)
Sep - Nov (67)
Dec - Feb (77)
All guests (430)
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9.7
Exceptional
Tara from Ireland
Couple
King Garden View Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Top class Motel, excellent value for money.”

Everything - Clean, comfortable, well appointed, well run motel

we couldn't have found a better motel in apollo bay. the garden room we booked was a good size, with a lovely large bathroom and a nice little self catering kit with plates, bowls, mugs, etc. even the coffee supplied were coffee bags, the milk was fresh milk in small bottles and the bed was really comfortable. the flat panel tv was large, the bedding was nice and the service we had was excellent.

Reviewed February 27, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Sheila from Singapore
Family with young children
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Exceed expectation!”

Love how cosy and comfortable the place was. There was a laundry room (with washer and dryer) which was good for long travellers who stay over Apollo bay for a stopover along the great ocean road.

Excellent! My family had a really good rest for the night before proceeding further on our great ocean road trip. Would definitely recommend others to this motel if they are going to Apollo bay.

Reviewed September 27, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Zahara from Australia
Solo traveler
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

Comfy and homely room ”

Heating was good and was a lovely view of the sea where the upstairs balcony rooms are Cons: TV wasnt working as the signal was very weak Took a few mins for hot water to get through the taps Bedside lamps needed to be looked at but fixed Fridge took a while to keep food items cold. It was looked at and fixed Can hear noises from ppl in the other rooms close to where I was Overall a relaxing place to stay at and about a ten minute walk to the main strip at Apollo Bay

Reviewed May 31, 2020

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Hello Zahara, Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention, they will be looked into further. We deeply apologise if these were any inconvenience during your stay. Kind Regards, Elizabeth

Responded December 11, 2020
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
10.0
Exceptional
Suzanna from Indonesia
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Excellent!”

We stayes here for a night and the receptionist was really friendly and helpful. There was a laundry room that we can use freely even though it says that the closing time was 8pm but they allowed us to use it pass that time. Apollo bay was a great town and we really enjoyed our stay here! The room was cozy with clean bathroom and shower.

Reviewed October 15, 2019

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Dear Suzanna, Thank you for such a wonderful comment here. WE are so happy that you did enjoyed your stay with us. We are look forward to see you/welcoming you again .we wish you all the best!

Responded October 17, 2019
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
9.6
Exceptional
Shane from Australia
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Beachside Escape”

Quiet and yet close to the beach. Easy walk to all Apollo bay ammenities. Amazingly helpful and friendly staff. Modern and new bedding and towels. I would recommend a top floor apartment as I could occasionally hear movement on the roof (from my ground floor unit)... great showers and hot water. I would stay here again 👍👍😁

Reviewed October 27, 2019

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Dear Shane, Thank you for leaving us a good reviews. We are grateful that you did loved your experiences, thanks for sharing it with other travellers too..Also thank you for bringing this small issue with us, rest assured we will address it to our Management Team. Thanks also for your kind words with our Friendly and front staff.she will be delighted to read what you have wrote on here.Look forward to see you again.

Responded October 28, 2019
Sandpiper Motel Apollo Bay
8.7
Excellent
Cecilie from Australia
Family with teens
Twin Room with Terrace
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

excellent stay”

Location, attention to detail, customer service

The motel is in a great location with a short walk to the beach and shops. Free WiFi and parking suited us very well and the lady who ran the place was very attentive and friendly. We received a local guide of places to eat etc. which was helpful. It's ideal for a night or two in Apollo Bay, I will stay here again if I come back to the area.

Reviewed March 16, 2015

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8.3
Excellent
peter from United Kingdom
Family with teens
2 Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

On the Great Ocean Road: A Night at the Sandpiper”

1. The efficiency and warmth of the reception staff. 2. Our accommodation. 3. The location.

Our stop at the Sandpiper was our first night on a trip along the Great Ocean Road, which took my wife and me and our two teenage fellow-travellers from Melbourne to Adelaide. The Sandpiper is visible from the road, so within minutes we were at reception. There we were received with smiles and laughter by the two lady receptionists (sorry, I should have made a note of their names) and guided to our two-bedroom apartment at the back. This was immaculately fitted out with everything you could need. Across the road was the ocean and down the road a host of restaurants to choose from. As we were tired (we're not used to the long drives Aussies find so normal), we took food back to the room and ate happily on the terrace as we discussed the day. A terrific start to the journey. [Webmaster, please note that, as far as I know, the Sandpiper has no restaurant. However, the review insists on a rating, so I have marked it at 1.]

Reviewed April 09, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Ashliegh from Australia
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

So modern and comfortable”

Within eye shot of the beach

Great location and was a very very short walk from the centre hub of the lovely Apollo Bay. Service was great and our room was clean and modern, by far the most nicest room on our two week trip. The bed was comfy and the overall feel of the hotel was a winner. Will be back hopefully soon

Reviewed February 26, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
CHOON from Singapore
Family with young children
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Friendly Staff, Free Wifi, Cosy Room”

Heater lights in bathroom, Free wifi, Easy check-in and out

One of the best motel we stay in during our Great Ocean drive. Cozy room with heater lights is appreciate as it was early winter. Free Wifi where-else we need to pay after 1/2 hour free usage. Friendly staff. Less than 1 minute drive to cafe and restaurant in Apollo Bay.

Reviewed June 17, 2014

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7.7
Very good
lok from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
King Garden View Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Great middle point from city to 12 apostles”

great location, nice service and conformable room

it located at the very good location of apollo bay, easy to access to the restaurant, beach and shops. the room is clean, modern and confortable. we stayed for 1 night and we arrived at 6pm at night, staff was friendly and willing to introduct us some attractions nearby. when she knew that we would like to have a walk at a forest, she provided us a coupon for a forest walk with 10% off (a tourist attraction about 45mins driving time from apollo bay). it is a good middle point place to stay overnight if you want to travel 12 apostles.

Reviewed February 14, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Pedro from Spain
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Perfect location, clean, cosy and amazing staff”

Location, clean, staff

Perfect place to enjoy Apollo Bay. Very nice staff giving recommendations on what to do. Nice rooms with terrace and big bathrooms. own parking Perfect place

Reviewed January 28, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Stephanie from United Kingdom
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Very comfortable, staff very attentive.”

Centrally located, close to beach, pretty surroundings.

We stayed at the sandpiper motel the night before we did the great ocean rd marathon. The staff at the motel were very flexible allowing us to come back to our room after the run to shower and get dressed even though it was passed check out time. Its in a great location, rooms are clean with nice big bathrooms.

Reviewed June 28, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Eugene from Malaysia
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Stayed at Sandpiper on Great Ocean Road trip.”

Warm Heated Ceiling Light in the bathroom. That's about it.

We were given the cheapest room, at the 'lower ground' of their 2 floors. Had a patio with no view, only staring at a fence. We requested for a better room but was told it was because we booked the 'Hot Deal' of their standard room, so this is the cheapest 'hottest deal' room in their motel. Didn't matter, because in the end we didn't use the patio anyway. (Or probably because of the 'view') The receiptionist 'Mayrie' was sweet and friendly. Has a firm attitude, but helpful. Provided us a list of restaurants/cafe around Apollo Bay town with description of the restaurants when we asked for food around the area. Room was nothing to shout about. Highlight of the room was a 'Heat' Ceiling Light that radiates warmth at the toilet bowl area, right outside the shower curtains. Helpful during cold seasons. Parking area and motel surrounding area is pitch black and dark with no lighting whatsoever during after-hours. Had to use a torchlight to find my way to the car in the early hours of the morning. Little eerie, to be honest.

Reviewed November 06, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Dorcas from Singapore
Couple
King Garden View Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Great accomodation”

Sandpiper Motel was a great accomodation! The location was really great, minutes away from food. The room was clean and big! We really appreciate the service of the staff. They were really warm and friendly. We will definitely return back! :)

Reviewed December 12, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jeremy from Australia
Group
Twin Room with Terrace
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Great Place to stay when on the Great Ocean Road”

The place was very easy to find and had plenty of parking spaces. We were welcome very well by the lady at the reception. The service was amazing. very friendly and helpful. Because of this we wanted to stay one more night which the lady was more than happy to accommodate. She even got us a discount to the Otway Tree Top Adventure which is a rip off already by the way haha! When we got to the room we were welcome by a spacious, clean and very nice room. A very clean bath room with plenty of space to spare. It had a nice little terrace with a table and chairs. The bed was comfortable and nice to sleep on while the split system kept us warm through a cold winter night. Overall a great place to stay when visiting the Great Ocean Road. It is a nice central place to the major visiting place in that area. I will definitely be staying here next time.

Reviewed August 05, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Heather from Australia
Couple
King Garden View Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Super Sandpiper”

The staff at Sandpiper couldn't have been more helpful, we had a garden room so no view but the room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and spacious - the owners seem to have made a real effort with lots of nice little touches and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this motel.

Reviewed October 17, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
KAR from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Queen Room with Spa Bath
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Great stopover en-route to the 12 Apostles”

Location, quiet surrounding, nice set up

Great stay in a small, quiet town of Apollo Bay. Motel and room was nicely set-up. Great spot to relax after long hours drive.

Reviewed March 24, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Priscilla from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
King Garden View Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

More than a motel”

Clean and modern room

The motel was very new. Room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Good value foe money at Apollo Bay.

Reviewed September 30, 2013

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6.7
Good
Douglas from South Africa
Couple
Queen Room with Patio
Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

Wonderful Stay”

Friendly service, comfortable room and beautiful garden

Excellent stay at the Sandpiper! Stayed here for 2 nights in a comfortable room with a good view of the ocean. Staff are friendly and efficient. A nice touch was a bottle of milk upon check-in for our coffee/tea. This is a clean, comfortable motel with basic facilities. Parking available. Two minutes from the beach and 5 minutes to restaurants. Apples, lemons and lavender were growing wonderfully in the small garden at the back. Reasonable value-for-money, although off-peak ocupancy could be boosted by better pricing. We shall return.

Reviewed May 31, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Puneet from United States
Solo traveler
King Garden View Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Awesome place, not expensive”

staff, location, free wifi

Great place to stay along the drive down the great ocean road. Very attentive staff. Gave us great ideas for sites to visit as we drove down. Very happy with our stay here. Would definitely stay here again. Our room was upgraded to a larger one for free as well which made the experience even better. Definitely stay here!

Reviewed March 16, 2014

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