It has been years since I’ve stayed in a motel. I’ll admit to purposefully avoiding them as they have a reputation of being fairly low down on the accommodation spectrum, placed somewhere just above a grungy backpackers. While accommodation in Warrnambool is plentiful, 4 star hotels are distinctly light on and overpriced, so we were forced to rethink our choices. We booked the Mid City Motel Warrnambool with trepidation but I’m thrilled to say they exceeded all our expectations. Read on for all the details …
Mid City Motel Warrnambool Overview
True to its name, the Mid City Motel Warnambool is located on the Princes Hwy smack bang in the middle of Warrnambool only a few short blocks from the city centre and it took us just over three hours to drive from The Vibe Hotel Melbourne where we stayed the night before. The dark rendered street front provides a positive first impression but this makes way to red brick once you are past the front entrance. We parked the Renault Megane convertible we hired from Airport Rentals free of charge in the centre of the U shaped layout. Spaces are not assigned but we were lucky to score one close to our room. Warrnambool is the perfect place for kicking off a road trip down Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road.
We stayed in room number 50 which was at the rear of the hotel on the second floor. I’m glad I had The Hubs around as I wouldn’t have wanted to lug our heavy suitcase up the stairs. When we opened the door we were greeted by a spacious modern room that rivals some 5 star hotels I have stayed in. It was immaculately clean and even the bathroom was fresh and modern which was a very pleasant surprise. There was just enough room to fit in a separate lounge, a desk for the workaholics and a table and chairs to make eating in that much more comfortable.
While we were not able to use all the facilities on our short stay, I was again very pleasantly surprised by what Mid City Motel Warrnambool had to offer. The pool was heated and a few crazy brave souls challenged the elements to have a dip. I think they must have been from Tasmania. Two BBQ’s flanked the children’s playground and on our stay proved to be the perfect spot for a few fellow guests to enjoy drinks well into the night. While we chose not to dine at the onsite restaurant it looked very inviting and the menu offered a nice mix of dishes. Room service is of course an option but if that doesn’t take your fancy Menulog has a handful of restaurants that will deliver in the area. Breakfast is not offered on Sunday’s which happened to be our check out day but room service is still available. All the movie channels at free charge which proved the perfect way to wind down just before bed.
My thoughts on motels have been well and truly adjusted. The Mid City Motel Warrnambool absolutely exceeded my expectations and then some! And did I mention the price? You get all this for around $120 a night! If you like what you see check out Agoda of great deal on the Mid City Motel Warrnambool now.
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Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored and I paid for my stay at the Mid City Motel Warrnambool in full. Some links within are affiliate links which may earn me a small commission. As always, all opinions are my own.