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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank Xander L
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. More 

Storrington, W.Sussex UK
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

Thank ChrisPaul_F
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. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank LauraLondon
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. More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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... More 

Thank JSx2-2011
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. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 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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Thank Johann J
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. More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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545 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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... More 

Thank poopshooter
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... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would highly recommend Sandpiper to anybody looking for a place in Apollo Bay. Staff were super friendly, room was very clean, close to everything. Will definitely stay here next time we're back in Apollo Bay.

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Thank john_tania94
tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your 'awesome' review. Our managers take great satisfaction from ensuring each guest has the best possible stay, so thank you for acknowledging their efforts. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely and cheery little motel just on the edge of Apollo Bay. The lobby is bright and beachy and rooms follow suit. The service at the reception was perfect, giving us an upgrade because a room was available. We were given helpful information on the local scene too. As far as the room itself, we had a... More 

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

We couldn't wish for a better summary of Sandpiper. Thank you for the review and it's great to see we met your expectations, or even exceeded them. Please recommend us to friends and family, and enjoy the rest of your vacation. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place, well situated and very friendly reception staff. An ideal driving distance from Melbourne airport as well for the first stop of our trip along the Geat Ocean Road. Very well equipped rooms, Apollo Bay is great and there are lots of nice places to eat within easy walking distance of the Sandpiper.

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

Apollo Bay is an ideal stopping point after a day exploring the first half of the region. And the number and quality of pubs and restaurants provides plenty of choice for dinner and breakfast. Thanks for your very positive review of Sandpiper and our service. We are in a great spot, ocean sounds and birds, but close to all the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located a short walking distance of the main town, this hotel represents excellent value for money. Bronwyn and John, the managers were friendly and informative. The room was clean and highly recommend this hotel. The only negative we experienced was that the patrons on the first floor were noicy and came through the room which was rather annoying.

Thank Joseph M
tony s, Owner at Sandpiper Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive review of Sandpiper and it's good to see you enjoyed your stay in spite of the noisy guests upstairs. I am guessing they must have been on the balcony. It's disappointing that you had this interference with your stay. On the brighter side, our managers always add to the experience at Sandpiper. They have an unswerving... More 

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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 Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Price Range: ₹ 7,234 - ₹ 14,418 (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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