Great location, particularly if you are going down the Great Ocean road. Very welcoming after a long drive. Food is good, rooms are spotless & the staff very friendly. Being motel style, your car is right outside your door which is brilliant especially for shorter stays. Very close to the sea, maritime museum etc & make sure you go to Logans beach to see if there are any whales about!
Paul from UK
The Best Western Olde Maritime Motor Inn and The Clovelly Restaurant offer a range of accommodation, function services and …More
We only stayed one night and really was just for a place to sleep. But the 2 bedrooms gave some space, and it was equipped with all the necessary kitchen ammenites that I would definately stay there again if staying for longer time (could do meals there, no problem). Staff super friendly and accomdating to our late arrival.
I chose the Lorne Coachman Inn for two reasons. 1: It had a room with a bed and a fold-out couch; and 2: The reviews pretty much all said that the owners were nice people. When we checked in, Angela was super-chatty and nice and personable. She told us all about the features of the room etc, told us how to use the air conditioning and gave us information on how to use the free in-room WiFi.
She told us the double bed was very comfortable, but didn't say anything about the fold-out bed. I queried her about it, because I wanted to make sure my travel buddy had somewhere to sleep! It turns out Angela had assumed my travel buddy and I were a couple (we're both gay women) and told us it was OK to share a bed; that it really didn't bother them and that we would be more comfortable in the double. It was kind of funny to me and my travel buddy and we just smiled and nodded and moved on with our lives. What was really nice about it is that Angela showed that the Coachman Inn is gay-friendly. For many gay travellers, this is super-important, because after a long trip to wherever, we don't need the hassle of a homophobic inn-keeper judging us and looking down on us (or refusing to honour our booking altogether) just because we're different. I'll be honest, if I'm tossing up between two hotels that seem kind of the same, and one has been reviewed as gay-friendly, I'll give my hard-earned dollars to the gay-friendly place every time.
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