#portarlington beach motel
I was forced to stay at the Portarlington Beach Motel last year due to a work conference (work had pre-booked the accommodation) and unfortunately my stay doesn’t reflect what others have said.
I cannot comment on the reception or staff as we were given our keys by our manager when we arrived.
The room itself was rather unappealing. Upon arrival I had to surface spray the entire kitchen area due to an ant infestation. I noticed that the ants were attracted to some sticky substance that wasn’t cleaned off of the bench from the last guest which inevitably attracted the insects.
The aircon didn’t have a remote control so I needed to stand on a chair to switch it on and off at the wall. The toilet ran the entire night which was quite annoying when I was trying to sleep. The tv also didn’t have a remote so I had to change the station manually. The tv reception was also poor. The bed wasn’t too bad and the location was quiet however I was woken during the night by some unruly guests banging on my window.
The location of the hotel is good, on the main road and close to the beach. The rooms are a good size also. I haven’t been back to Portarlington since but I would probably consider another place to stay next time.
Krystle C, Manager at Portarlington Beach Motel, responded to this review
Thank you for your honest review, I would just like to point out that from the information given in your review we have deduced that the time of your stay was at least 18 months ago. The motel has been bought by new owners and is now run by new management since then.
The motel has undergone a huge amout of upgrading. In the rooms alone all the TV’s replaced by big flatscreen TV’s, carpets are all new, mattresses all replaced, a VERY high quality of cleanliness which we as managers personally oversee and partake in and most of our airconditioners have been replaced with remote controlled units and those that aren’t have a switch at ground level (no one is to stand on the furniture to access the airconditioners).
The outside of the motel has been repainted, the pool has been fixed up and solar heating installed, a new bbq put in for guests use and newly purchased outdoor furniture to relax with.
We hope you will be able to visit again in the near future to experience the improvements for yourself.
Krystle Connor and Gregory Walshaw
Great for what it is! And very roomy too!
Sarah_Maple (38 reviews)
My partner and I stayed here on a saturday night when we decided we wanted a boozy night away together. We thought we’d stay somewhere within walking distance of the pub so we could get back easily. We were pleasantly surprised. Had a massive room (number 7) with a large kitchenette, great bathroom, a second bedroom with a bunk bed (not needed for us but fabulous for kids) large flat screen tv on the wall, small round dining table, large outdoor sitting area, pool just out the front door, very comfy bed, lollies in a bowl and fabulous service from the staff. This place isn’t luxurious by any means but great, comfortable, spacious and clean. Perfect for a quiet escape and well priced! And I think would be well suited to a small family, friends or a few nights getaway for couples. Highly recommended if you’re in need of a comfortable and affordable place to stay in the area.