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Otway Gate Motel

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#1 of 4 Hotels in Colac
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay regularly at the Otway Gate Motel and always find the staff and owners friendly and very helpful. The rooms are always tidy and well serviced. Location is a short walk into town. The breakfasts delivered to the room are basic but adequate and timely.

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated on the main road into Colac, this motel might look a bit tired at first glance, but exceeded our expectations once inside the room. Fully gutted and renovated, the room was spotlessly clean and bright. The bathroom was the highlight with a generous-sized shower and modern shower head plus bath sheets supplied rather than your usual motel bath towel....

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

Hi Lynn. Thank you for a fantastic review. Unfortunately we couldn't try the extractor fans before purchasing but I guess they are all a little noisy when fitted into the window. We had no other option. 100% better with them than without.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I enjoyed our 5 night stay in the Otway Gate Motel's 2 bedroom house which is across the road from the main motel. Beryl gave us a warm and friendly welcome, the house was very clean and comfortable, and it contained everything we needed for our stay. Each bedroom has its own ensuite with lovely large and...

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

Hi Robbie012. Thank you for your review. Pleased to say the light has been replaced as it had a faulty balist (evidently like a starter but fitted into the light structure). Definitely an electricians job. We do hope to see you again next year. PS On the web it does day the house is not serviced but happy to assist...

Great Ocean Road, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room at Otway Gate was spacious, clean and comfortable with a newly renovated bathroom. The bed was comfy too. I stopped for just one night as I had business in Colac the next day, so proximity to town was important. The room was basic and affordable, which was just what I needed - somewhere to hang out with a...

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

Thank you John for a great review. We did try and consider what was needed in the way of lighting and table space for paper work and also make the most of the space we had to work with. I do hope we see you again if returning to Colac.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reception staff were friendly and accommodating. My room was spacious; the mattress and pillow very comfortable. The heater was loud, but warmed the room quickly. My one lament: no shortbread or similar biscuits at the tea station. But this was compensated by the offering of fresh (not longlife) milk!

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

Hi John. Thank you for a great review. Fresh milk is a must. I do not like longlife so would not give it to my guests. As for the heater, from this Sunday will be no more. Finally we are on to the family rooms with the renovation. There is nothing worse than eating stale biscuits and that is what...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was clean, modern, quiet and comfortable. Great updated shower and bathroom. It was a great place to stay, Staff are happy and friendly. I highly recommend it and would definitely stay again!!!!!!!

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

Hi Kath. Thank you for a fantastic review. Your recommendation is our best publicity. Thanks again.

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don't normally stay in motels but our last minute trip over Easter left us with little choice. The Otway Gate Motel has changed our views. It was super clean, modern, quiet and comfortable. It was a great place to stay, I highly recommend it and would definitely stay again!

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

Thank you ReneeM21 for your fantastic review. Our aim is to please our guests and I am so pleased we have done that with your stay.

Hurstbridge, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The look of the outside does it no justice whatsoever. Fantastic rooms, great shower and bathroom facilities, very modern. Great Breakfast. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Definitely will stay there again next time I am in the area.

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

Thank you Mitch for a great review. There is not a lot we can do with the outside of the property but we did try and give the inside the wow factor. Would love to have you stay with us again.

australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Refurbished rooms are fresh and crisp, and good value, close to everything if you wish to walk. Breakfast is affordable and delivered to the room. A very comfortable nights stay, would certainly recommend it.

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

Thank you kakaustralia for a fantastic review. Our aim is to keep our guests happy and the refurbishment of the rooms seems to be doing that.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The room we stayed in had been recently renovated. SO it was very clean and neat and very comfortable. Located on a busy road but you would never know. Very quiet. Front desk were very helpful too. For budget accommodation we would stay again.

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

Thank you for a great review. We are very happy with the way the rooms have come up with the renovation but we are also very lucky to have excellent cleaners.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 St E, Colac, Victoria 3250, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Colac
Price Range: RM332 - RM480 (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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“For a longer stay, suggest asking for a room at the rear of the property as there is some road noise that you'll hear.”
lynnbb2017, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“No sound was evident during night”
garrym212, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a refurbished room as there are still four (4) to be done”
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“Easy walking distance to eating venues.”
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“All rooms are situated around the courtyard/parking.”
JING0, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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