Good points first.
Good size rooms tastefully decorated
Good size bathroom
Both look as though they've been refurbished reasonably recently
32 inch TV
Free internet access (in 2017 this should be a no brainer, but Novotel on Collins still charges its guests $10 per 24 hour period!
Reasonably quiet considering its location to the railway line and Mercer Street (major street)
Comfortable bed (genuine Queen size, not two doubles put together)
Full length mirror
All the usual mini bar + tea/coffee making facilities.
You'll need a GPS if you want to find where the hotel is after doing touristy things. Seriously, get a GPS!
The iron. I started with a clean un-ironed shirt and finished with a not so clean ironed shirt.You know those small sandy calcified bits that come out of your iron from time to time, well the iron I used this morning had lots of that coming out. So where's the ironing board? Under the bed of course!
Reception is supposed to be staffed from 7am onwards, but when I called well after 7, I got an answering machine message telling me I had called outside of staffed hours and my call would be answered soon. Then it hung up on me!
Don't judge a book by its cover. This Best Western Motor inn is deceptive. A bit dated on the outside, but well refurbished on the inside.
My stay cost me $140 which is very reasonable considering the Motel I stayed in near Waurn Ponds a few years ago charged more, and was very motelly, if you know what I mean (think green and think pine).
Over all, a pleasant stay, accommodating friendly staff, and a comfortable not too expensive way to stay in Geelong.......but don't forget the GPS! less