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Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here with a group and the staff could not be more obliging. Room was clean tidy and comfortable and the location was ideal - just a short walk to the shops, movies and so on. No on site restaurant but there are plenty of places to hear nearby.

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a large group in February. Hotel is in a good location close to shops, restaurants and the beach. Rooms were a decent size along with the bathroom. Rooms were clean. A continental breakfast was provided.

Thank taylaspence
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Only stayed for one night at the Pelican Motor Inn but was very impressed with the size of the room, cleanliness and amenities. Clearly recently updated the bathroom and cabinets in the motel room were fantastic. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful and pool and other amenities of the hotel were nice. A short walk to the main shopping area...

Thank Rachel K
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

In Merimbula there are heaps of places to stay & my wife & I decided to check in here after a quick run through on Trip Advisor. You could never call Merimbula the bargain accommodation capital of NSW but the Pelican was quite reasonable, considering some of the others. The managers were very friendly & had exceptional knowledge of the...

Thank Quentin R
Melbourne, Aus
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Stayed here for one night recently. Check in smooth, host seems like a nice guy. Room was clean, spacious and quite modern. Spent some time down at the pool which was nice on a hot day. This place is centrally located amongst a strip of motels.

Thank Sid_Fernwilter
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wow what a difference picking the right place to stay can make. Bruce our host (his wife Terri away) was such an increcibly kind and considerate person who takes a lot of time in making sure you enjoy your stay. His friendly advice on visiting Pambula, Eden and Bega was welcoming and appreciated along with what to do and see...

Thank LisaDJGRLB
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We visit Merimbula on a regular basis, about once a month & this is the place we always stay at. the service provided by Bruce & Terri is always great, they are always there to greet you with a friendly smile. The rooms are all very nicely decorated, modern & always clean. it is centrally located with only a short...

Thank Glentc
Aspendale, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight on an impromptu visit. Very helpful owners who accommodated my husbands request for a room with a view. Very clean, comfortable, great location and very affordable. Would love to stay here again on a return visit.

Thank juzcruizin
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is my favourite accommodation from our recent road trip - mainly due to the exceptional customer service provided by Bruce and Terri. We have stayed at many hotels around Australia and overseas, some 5 star and some 3 or 4 star but it is rare to get the quality of service that you receive at this hotel. We arrived...

Thank troopy0
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

On completing mogo @canberra tour these tours are well organised by the motel owners good food great bus driver Rob each night they put the light on plus heater such a nice touch only senior tour that does this well worth doing these tours motel is right in central merimbula don't forget to get some oysters they take you to...

1Thank David W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Merimbula, the Pelican Motor Inn is the closest AAA rated 3.5 Star property to the heart of town and offers all the comforts and conveniences for a memorable Merimbula holiday. The Pelican Motor Inn is in a central Merimbula location within 80 metres of the Post Office and an easy stroll to Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club, RSL, shops, Restaurants, Pictures, beaches and the beautiful Lake Merimbula. Merimbula/Pambula and Tura Beach Golf Clubs are only a nine iron away. All 25 of our Merimbula motel units have newly renovated bathrooms, new split system air-conditioners / heating, queen size beds and ground level access, many have scenic views over the township and Merimbula Lake. Family rooms have cooking facilities. All rooms now have HD Televisions and microwaves. Enjoy a BBQ at our great BBQ area, take a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool or just sit and relax in the garden area. For large group bookings enjoy dinner or drinks in the 80 seater marquee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pelican Motor Inn

Address: 18 Merimbula Dr, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Price Range: RM407 - RM753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pelican Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Pelican Motor Inn Merimbula
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Merimbula
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“Ask for a room at the back for less street noise. Not all rooms has kitchenettes.”
 of 5 bubbles G7043JXrachelk, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Both Managers were great and very helpful with lots of local knowledge.”
 of 5 bubbles KStreet69, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 was great.”
 of 5 bubbles Janissa1, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is a bit of road noise in the front rooms, but bearable.”
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