Best Western Melaleuca Motel,  Robe

4.5/5  - based on 238 guest reviews.
20 Smillie Street, 5276, Robe, Australia - See map
+61 8 87682599 +61 8 87682629



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Stay at this seaside Robe motel located on vibrant Smillie Street which provides convenient access to sporting facilities, restaurants and shops. The motel is close to the beach, and a number of reputable wineries are within easy access. Welcome to the Best Western Melaleuca Motel in Robe. Guests staying at this quiet motel will be only 150 meters from the beach and a plethora of water sports such as scuba diving, fishing and sight-seeing cruises. The Best Western Melaleuca Motel offers air-conditioned, ground floor rooms with free Foxtel cable TV and free wireless Internet. One and two bedroom Suites are fully self-contained and deluxe apartments come with a spa. This Robe motel's additional amenities include a garden BBQ area and guest laundry. Best Western Melaleuca Motel is close to a variety of local activities and attractions including Robe Marina, Beacon Hill Lookout Tower, scenic flights and golf. For friendly customer service and a peaceful location in Robe, make a reservation at this Robe motel today! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Melaleuca Motel,Robe
  • 3
    « Basic »

    We thought the location was quite good, walking distance to the sea and into the town. Reception friendly and helpful on arrival, gave us a map and marked out places to walk and places to eat. The room although a good size and clean was very dated and in bad need of modernisation, our room had a double and single bed, a sofa, table and chairs, fridge and microwave, plus tea/coffee making facilities, we were passing through and only stayed a night but would have been very disappointed if we were staying longer. Management- if you are updating in the future, consider moving the kitchenette area into the dressing area of the room

    « Good Value »

    Stayed for three nights.Comfortable spacious room.Staff helpful and friendly. This is a very good mid ranch accommodation. With tea coffee microwave and fridge facilities. Located within 5 minutes of main Street.

    « Great Little Motel »

    Room was MASSIVE! Spotless. Laundry facilities were brilliant and well priced too. Staff helpful and suggested places to see. The Lighthouse and the Gaul ruins are very picturesque. Good location to be able to get into town quickly by car or walking.

    « Comfort »

    Lovely family room clean and fresh. Quiet nights sleep. Highly recommend Parking aplenty and good restaurant choice close by. Staff helpful too. Heating in room made for comfortable stay as weather unseasonably cool

    « Great hotel in a great spot! »

    Lovely staff, lovely touches and a great location.....good to have full cooking facilities too! Close to just about everything in Robe so this hotel pretty much covers everything.....couldn't do better!??????


    We reserved our car group at the Melaleuca Motel for the weekend 21 - 23 September2016. The group were all very happy with the standard of rooms and cleanliness and facilities of the property. I stayed in the lead in room type and the daily housekeeping and standard of the room went beyond the price paid. Bed linen fresh and modern and the tea, coffee facilities, toaster and microwave made it very easy to prepare a light breakfast. Location of the motel was excellent, a street behind the Robe Hotel and also at the end of the street the boardwalk around the boat marina. The motel is within easy walking distance to other cafes and town facilities. Would recommend this property to my clients as I am a Travel Agent. I would also return as a guest again. Compliments to the Management! Thanks for a wonderful weekend! Wendy Sauer Phil Hoffmann Travel, Norwood SA

    « Friendly Stay »

    Visited in early September. It was cold outside but the welcome was very warm. Exceptionally friendly and helpful we were made to feel at home straight away. We had some trouble with the heating but straight away assistance was at hand to sort it out and soon enough the room was warm. The room was spotless and the wifi was good, the bed was comfortable and we had a good night sleep. thats all you can ask for but the owners were great with advice for the local area. Parking was on site, there was a laundry and the room was accessible for my wife who was in a wheelchair. It was very good for our one night on our road trip but I would have been happy to have stayed longer

    « Awesome !!! »

    Awesome place to stay !!! Would highly recommend. Room was very clean and comfortable. Very quite and lovely surroundings. Lots of great information given about places to eat and things to look at. The guy at the front desk was very friendly and could not be more helpful. They even had electric blankets as when we visited it was cold.

    « Great Central Location - Walking Distant to Pubs and Cafes »

    My wife and I have stayed here before and that's why I returned with two mates. The Family Apartments are fantastic and very clean and roomy. Only a quick walk to both hotels and the cafes and shops. The owners are friendly and very welcoming. This is going to be my place to stay on all trips to Robe.

    « Functional »

    Average motel in good location. It served a purpose for a one night stay and was better priced than many other properties in the area. If you go in the off-season it can be a bit chilly as no carpet in main area.

  • 5
    « Very good motel »

    This is a very nice motel, with everything you would expect to find in a good motel. The room is very large, and there is a lounge, table and two chairs which are always welcome. I would be very happy to stay here again.

    « Seaside clean and welcoming »

    Great quite location 1 street back from foreshore. Very clean, but decor a bit dated. comfortable and off street parking. welcoming staff with good information and a very friendly nature. Overall basic but good value for money. Will come back.

    « Great location »

    A great location close to the beach and lovely walks. The room was clean and spacious. A basic motel room nothing fancy. Sleeping in the same room as a refrigerator is weird though - we had a room with a kitchenette

    « Good one night sleepover »

    The room was fine, although the bathroom was a bit small. Staff friendly and helpful. Offered a map at check in, with some ideas for places to eat. Breakfast was delivered to the room promptly at the requested time, consisting of cereal with fresh milk, bread to make toast (there's a toaster in the rooms) with butter and jam, and fruit juice.

    « Great motel stop over »

    As a stopping point along our drive from Adelaide to Melbourne, this motel was ideal. Set just back from the main through road it was quiet, with a well appointed motel style room. Bed was big and comfy, with a second single bed adjacent. Setter, small table and chairs and a two seater set outside where we sat for breakfast in the morning Sun. Breakfast was pre-ordered and delivered to the room . Reception staff Megan very helpful with advice on where to eat and places of interest. The room itself was a good size and clean. Basic motel style. Painted breeze block walls, dated bathroom. All in all, a perfectly fine place for an overnight stop over in a picturesque town.

    « Such a disappointment this time »

    We' d stayed here before in a perfectly Ok regular room, so it was a great disappointment to find that our two room apartment was such a step down. Crowded, gloomy, in need of a major uplift, with crumby uncomfortable couches and unforgiving chilly tiled floors. Throw in skimpy thin towels and the experience just faded into mediocrity.How sad....just not up to Best Westeren Standards, though the staff were very helpful. We'll look elsewhere for our next trip to Robe.

    « good stay »

    For a motel we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were friendly and the room very big and clean. They need to get rid of the breezeblock walls that are painted; if they do the room would have been excellent.

    « It did it's job! »

    Your average motel with rooms that could do with a total renovation. They use a "water efficient" shower rose which I had to remove to have a decent shower. This motel is within walking distance of cafes, restaurants and the beach/sea. Robe is a lovely little hamlet if you enjoy nature and a peaceful environment at the sea.

    « Perfect hotel for this lovely area »

    My wife and I decided to stay in Robe as it seemed such a lovely place to break our journey from Adelaide to Melbourne. Perfect. The welcome at the hotel was just great and the room with spa lovely, they even recommend an excellent restaurant for us. Just superb.

    « Typical roadside motel »

    Dated rooms, old appliances, wishes that didn't totally close. This is your basic inexpensive roadside motel only it happens to be quite pricy. I am confused with their room terminology. I had a reservation for a standard room and ended up in a self service apartment. I don't think this is as central as others have stated. It is not a long wall to the CBD but this is on the edge and other places are undeniably closer. Staff was helpful and friendly. Fir all the wear the room was clean and most things worked. Phone did not. There appeared to be ample parking.

  • 3
    « OK for stopover »

    This was our first stop on our travels from Adelaide to Melbourne and after the Playford Hotel is was a bit of a let down. It was clean but very basic and we had been told that if we left any dirty cups etc. we would be charged $25 for washing up after we had left (this was other guests not the management that told us that). Robe was very disappointing because there is very little to do here and to get a meal after 8pm at night is very difficult. Glad it was only a stopover.

    « Great location, average accommodation »

    The Best Western is in an excellent location in Robe with the beach and town only a few minutes walk. It is a case of being able to park your car here and then do everything on foot which is nice. The units are dated, basic and small however they clean though our unit was not cleaned on the first day and I had to chase up cleaning with Reception on the afternoon of the second day which was a concern. The managers however were very friendly and helpful with local tips and recommendations. We did stay over the New Year period and were woken up two nights in a row by noisy, drunk revellers banging on windows of other units for up to 20 minutes which is not great when you are staying here with two young children. After a late booking and securing this accommodation from a limited selection we will definitely come back to Robe but will book earlier and spend more to stay elsewhere.

    « Just the job »

    Stayed here on our road trip to Adelaide. Very efficient and friendly service, nice spacious rooms and everything pretty much as advertised. Good position for the beaches and main shops. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to others passing this way. Robe is a quiet place (in early December at least) and a nice stopover for a day or two.

    « Very lovely, unpretentious and supremely comfortable »

    We had been planning to revisit Robe for a longer trip for many years. When we arrived without booking and sought a twin room, the proprietor suggested a very reasonably priced two bedroom apartment, so we elected to stay three nights. The apartment was a little dated, but wonderfully comfortable, spotlessly clean, quiet and very convenient to Robe's attractions. Robe has morphed from a Pub/Hamburger/Fish and Chips sort of town to having some remarkably fine dining (No.4 is to die for, especially their breakfast of scrambled egg and lobster). Pricing was very reasonable. Whilst we got lucky, out of season, I'd suggest booking ahead. Robe seems to be very busy, even outside the peak tourist times.

    « convenient and ok »

    The location of the hotel was ok for the night we stayed there whilst travelling the GOR. Lovely village and waterside, good restaurants; hotel did a job nothing more. Room was a motel apartment large enough but again did what it said on the advertising; reception fine although we had to park in the correct numbered space no where else.

    « Basic but clean »

    Very basic but clean accommodation - the walls were painted brickwork and the floors tiled. Minimalist with little furniture in bedrooms other than wardobes. There was A/C and a T/V in the main living room but none in the bedrooms (we had a 2 bedded unit). If you use the crockery you must wash and dry this yourself otherwise a A$25 charge applies. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly.

    « Basic accommodation »

    Stayed here on third night of our Great Ocean Road trip. Room was basic, but clean; comfortable bed and all the facilities worked. Toilet/shower area very small and the sliding door arrangement left a lot to be desired.

    « Passing through »

    Stopped here while driving the great Ocean road, nice motel very friendly people room was OK standard but clean and Robe is such a lovely place to stay and look around while driving this way and definitely worth stopping over in

    « Pleasant Stay »

    A very nice standard, no frills motel. The rooms were not modern but very clean. We had a 2 bedroom room which was lovely and spacious. Good location for walking into the main restaurant/pub area of Robe.

    « Robe stopover »

    Motel room(not the apartment) was very small. Bathroom had inadequate space around shower,vanity (no 240vac) and toilet area. TV shelf protrudes into room causing head bumping. Sliding door bedroom to bathroom not convenient. Very poor value for rates charged. Indicated to the friendly young managers that the motel block would be better off being demolished and more modern units built. Not what was expected from a Best Western motel.

  • 5
    « Welciming »

    We were greeted with genuine warmth and lots of helpful advice about where to eat, as we had arrived at dinner time. We were delighted to find we had been upgraded to an apartment. We could happily have stayed a week, but unfortunately we only had one night here. The location is perfect. Our apartment was well appointed and it was great to have a separate bedroom and a spa. There was heaps of room and even a small kitchen. Would highly recommend for families as well as couples.

    « Excellent value »

    We wanted a spacious and comfortable place for a few nights. It didn't need to be luxurious. This was perfect. Great value for money, scrupulously clean, walking distance to excellent eating and drinking establishments, quiet and comfortable. A bit 1960s in decor, but we aren't interior designers and we wanted space rather than ponce. Thank you, you did what we needed.

    « Excellent a- goes with the territiry,fter a long day driving »

    Exc ellent servcie. We booked late and arrived late. Megan was very friendly and waited for us to arrive. Very helpful and welcoming - she was happy to see us. The room was excellent: Well set out and very clean.Very easy to get to and made it easy to travel the town and see the sights. Love the big bath for my tired old legs. The water was only just drinkable but everywhere else was the same

    « Excellent location, clean and comfortable »

    We stayed at Melaleuca on our way from Port Fairy. It was a great choice in a really good location. Clean and comfortable and a small block from the waterfront for an early morning stroll. Excellent service from friendly check in staff. Apartments highly recommended as a self catering choice in Robe.

    « Excellent place to stay »

    Stayed at this motel for two nights whilst in Robe. Upon arrival were greeted by very friendly staff who personally ame and showed us our room. The room was moderate in size with a able an chairs and a couch and queen size bed with still plenty of room to move. Very clean and smelt good and not stale as some motels so it obviously is well cleaned and aired out. The bathroom is very small and there is a distinct lack of hanging space for towels and washers. There is body wash and liquid hand soap supplied but no shampoo or conditioner. Some minor maintenance issues such as a very noisy sliding door. Otherwise very comfortable and the staff were helpful in their knowledge of the area. Continental breakfast only.

    « cheap option »

    we werent travelling for the purpose of luxury, it was ore like a neccesity trip, therefore staying in a motel seemed like a better option than a hotel. overall, it was worth the money and served its main purpose, not much to complain about!

    « Even better things to come »

    Great customer service. Great quality accommodation - fresh decor, really clean, really comfortable and walking distance to everywhere. The new owners say they still have lots to do. That will push this 3.5 star even closer to 4.

    « Staying in Robe »

    Hosts very friendly and helpful.Room good value for money. Bed comfortable and room very cosey. Would certainly stay there again and recommend to my family.There is off street parking and a laundry which is handy when travelling over a length of time.


Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Robe. Once you arrive in the township follow Victoria Street, turn left onto Smillie Street, and follow to the Best Western Melaleuca Motel.