Even though it's situated 17 kilometres from the city center, Waurn Ponds is definitely worth considering. It's got 2 available options to select from, Aristocrat Waurnvale Motel and Deakin Geelong Units.
For more options, look at the Retreats Victoria and the Peppers The Sands Resort. They are 25 kilometres and 25 kilometres respectively from the main center. Wotif also suggests the Pelican Sands Bed & Breakfast and the Whitesbeach Guesthouse. The first is 25 kilometres away from the city, while the second is 30 kilometres away.
The nearby cities of Newtown and Newcomb are certainly worth checking out. Newtown is 10 kilometres to the south of Corio, while Newcomb is 11 kilometres to the south. Newtown hotels and apartments include the Quest Geelong and Comfort Inn Eastern Sands. Newcomb choices include the Novotel Geelong and Rose Garden Motel.
Before you head home from Geelong - Bellarine Peninsula, make sure you experience a local game. Find Kardinia Park to the south of Corio. The Nireeda Apartments Geelong and the Best Western Geelong Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments are both good options if you want to stay nearby.
Tullamarine Airport is the most logical airport, and can be found 60 kilometres from the centre of Corio. Conveniently located hotels on Wotif are the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport and the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport.
Hotels in Corio start at AU$95 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.