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WayneAP
City of Greater Geelong, Australia

Comfortable but noisy

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 Mar 2020via mobile
This was only a one night stay so we were not too stressed about the noise. We were greeted by the pleasant reception lady who let us check the room prior to paying so we were comfortable with our choice, the room was spacious and comfortable and met all our needs. We enquired about laundry and were pleasantly surprised to be able to use the facilities in house.
If ever we were in town again we would happily stay here.
Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

We stayed there for couple days due to the location was close (walking distance) to the caroline bay. However, it was next to the busy highway with large trucks passed by. You could hear the noise at night.

We stayed at the 2/F and there was no air conditioning but only a fan. It was hot during the day. The daily wifi limit was only 2GB for two devices, and in many occasions you could not get connected. Then they would ask for NZD5 for getting additional access. The laundry was NZD8 for clean and dry and better to inform the front desk and pay in advance or they would chase you for that.

We found our stuff changed or moved every day after the housekeeping service, eg the kitchen wares were moved, the luggage was moved, stuff stored inside the luggage was found outside, the extra soaps we stored inside the drawer were taken away, etc. Very strange!

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank JeremyWan
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Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

We specifically asked about noise when we got there. The lady at reception said that all the motels are in the main road, with heavy traffic, so we booked a studio far from the road, with sea views. She didn't say a word about trains passing one metre from the window, night and day.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 434beleng
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Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

I was happy with my room and not bothered by any traffic noise (just a swish when ht vehicles passed, and only heard one train, while outside). Maybe the downstairs room helped, but no view from there. Bed was comfortable and the unit clean. Friendly staff. Happy to return in the future and likely to do so. Parking is tight but not impossible. Entry is off the busy main road, so take care. East side of SH1, north of the CBD.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank Ezra710
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

Great room serviced each day. With all things restocked. Comfortable bed in a quiet room. Price a bit steep for what it was but then it is a long weekend. Short walk into town to shops a food. Not bad for a first time overnighting in Timaru

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank KennelKing
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

We booked in for two nights but the owner misheard me and charged us for only one night. This meant our room was double booked for the second night. The daytime manager the next day, who we chatted to in the morning, knew we thought we were booked in for a second night. While we were in town over lunchtime, she realised our room was double booked but the owner insisted that she and the cleaners pack up all our belongings in the room themselves. We arrived back at our room to find all our belongings gone!!! We were humiliated and felt utterly violated. When I asked why she hadn’t called us it was because the owner forgot to get our phone number from us when we checked in.

For a motel owner to think that his/her staff have the right to handle a family’s personal belongings when he made the mistake of double booking them is absolutely objectionable and disgusting. I wonder what else he thinks he has the right to do?

Also, while the view from our room was pretty, if you look down you see a train track directly below the window. We had about three trains rattle past in the early hours, which woke us up. If you’re willing to overlook that strangers may handle all your personal effects, if you care about sleep don’t stay here.

Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Vivienne W
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