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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location on the water just outside of Apollo Bay. Easy to find. Nice clean tidy rooms. Staff were really helpful as we were late on the road with no booking. Perfect for a quick stop before continuing on the road.

Thank Paulfairs
Dresden, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Motel, everything good, nice but not extraordinary view, clean, friendly. But Far too expensive for a rather basic motel room. I appreciate it is the great ocean road. But can compare with 12 other locations during our trip. Is a lot of vacant rooms a sign I might. E Right?

Thank Volker H
Marengo, Indiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On 21st January 2017 we gathered with family and friends for our Golden Wedding Anniversary in the dining room at Skenes Creek Motor Lodge. The setting was superb - tasteful decorations, great facilities and plenty of room for our 35 guest. The food was sensational, with generous servings and unobtrusive service. Thank you, Joyce Biddle for your hosting. Your gracious...

Thank JohnR210117
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were planning on camping that night but all campgrounds were closed when we contacted them. We stayed at the motel only one night; checked-in around 9:00pm; happy that we found this motel. Very friendly, quiet and clean! Would definitely return.

Thank Babaloo1961
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Booked this last minute and glad we stayed. Service was fantastic, really took care of every request. Finally got a hotel with a comfortable bed, had previously booked 5 star and many times had terrible beds, the most basic of needs when away on holiday! The view of course was the star, with a beautiful lawn to enjoy a bottle...

Thank Maria C
New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We booked this hotel at the very last minute as I screwed up the reservation of another hotel. Thankfully we were able to booked for a family of two. We didn't realise they have a nice restaurant and ended up with a takeaway food, but the owner/reception told us we can grab a table in their restaurant and for that...

Thank jantox
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The room was clean and tidy and warm, the bed was very comfortable. The electric blanket made it even more cosy. We dined in the restaurant and quality of the food was good and well presented. Breakfast was ver good it gave us a good start to the day. The motel is very quiet and relaxing with beautiful view out...

Thank Richard S
Joyce B, Owner at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and value your review and your feedback on your stay. Hope to see you again one day!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

With just 200meters to the beach this is as close as it gets. We had a great dinner and a late night beach walk amongst beautiful rock pools. Although we missed it the room was situated overlooking the beach so sunsets will be incredible.You can listen to the surf breaking from your bed! The owner is lovely lovely and loves...

Thank Miro H
Joyce B, Owner at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us...we do love to know that you enjoyed your stay! It is a great location...maybe you will see a sunset next time :)

Reviewed 20 May 2016

The view is just amazing. The traffic noise going past the door is not audible in the room. The room itself is basic but clean and tidy. The shower water pressure was nice. The bed was awful with what felt like just a spongy foam mattress under us and it felt like we were sleeping in a hole with no...

Thank BellaBelle222
Joyce B, Owner at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review for us. We are sorry the bed wasn't comfortable for you; we will need to look into that, but are very pleased that you enjoyed our view and our food. Thanks again!

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The units all had pleasant outlook of ocean. They are very dated, small, but clean. The one thing that made this stay very enjoyable were the excellent home cooked meals - these were about the best we had on our trip

Thank graham960
Joyce B, Owner at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review of Skenes Creek Lodge Motel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the meals too!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under New Management July 2015! Skenes Creek Lodge Motel is situated on Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, just on the outskirts of Apollo Bay - only six minutes drive from the town centre, or just over two hours south-west of Melbourne's CBD. Our Great Ocean Road accommodation is conveniently positioned on the Otway Coast (between the legendary Surf Coast and the stunning Shipwreck Coast), and has spectacular panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and nearby Apollo Bay. Skenes Creek Lodge Motel features a peaceful garden setting by the beach, on a spacious property that lies between the rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road, and the green foothills of the Otway Ranges. Joyce, your host at Skenes Creek Lodge Motel, takes pride in offering you clean and comfortable Great Ocean Road accommodation, along with excellent service, and a friendly welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel like a valued guest, not just another nameless traveller. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Skenes Creek Lodge Motel

Address: 61 Great Ocean Rd | Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range: $138 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Skenes Creek Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All rooms had the same ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles graham960, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“best views, quiet 1 or 2-night sleep over and host very pleasant and accommodates to requests”
 of 5 bubbles 11prince12, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Beach front rooms face the road and beach, but the road is not too busy, so rooms are still quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Cheng-Metz, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the ocean view rooms.”
  • Waking up from my bed to this beautiful sunrise.
 of 5 bubbles 143dig, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are infested with bugs”
 of 5 bubbles I6337AGdavids, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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