4.2 out of 5

"Clean quiet and comfortable room. Plenty of parking " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 27 May 2018

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Hotel Description

At Otway Gate Motel you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Colac Botanic Gardens and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Colac Golf Course. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

DVD players, hairdryers, and phones are featured in all 18 rooms. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, rainfall showerheads and irons/ironing boards are available.

This business-friendly motel has free WiFi in public areas and a business centre. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 8:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this Colac motel include Otway Estate Winery and Brewery and Red Rock Winery.

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$100 per night

Bunk room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Otway Gate Motel ratings based on 78 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Clean quiet and comfortable room. Plenty of parking

Posted by on 27 May 2018

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5 out of 5
Was moving house and needed a place to bunk down for a few days. Able to put stuff on the spare bed which was a surprise inclusion. Warm and clean. Nice shower.

Posted by on 21 May 2018

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5 out of 5


Nice clean comfortable motel close to the shops in the town centre, Still had road noise from the highway going past it but most in Colac share the same trait unfortunately

Posted by , from Canberra on 10 Mar 2018

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3 out of 5

Renovated bathroom a nice surprise!

From the outside and price, I did not have high expectations, but the room was very nice, especial the newly renovated bathroom. I thoughroughly enjoyed the shower, thank you.

Posted by on 21 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Nov 2017 by Beryl

Just goes to show never judge a book by the cover. We never gussy up the front if the inside does not meet expectation. That is ripping the guest off.

5 out of 5
Great value for money!!! 5star stay at budget prices :)

Posted by on 30 Sep 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Oct 2017 by Beryl

Thank you for a great review.

4 out of 5

Good stop -over place.

Pros: Service and staff was pleasant. Room was clean and did not smell of cigarettes..
Cons: More comfortable matress.
Location: Our family is from Colac and we are attending a funeral.
Very clean. Used for one night when attending a Colac funeral. Clean and good service. Breakfast was very good and delivered at due time. Our only negative was that the matress was a bit too firm. Otherwise a nice place to stop-over.

Posted by on 31 Aug 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Sep 2017 by Beryl

Thank you for your review. As I have always said, beds are a personal thing and most of our reviews comment on how comfortable the beds are. Perhaps if you visit again please let us know the room number you had and if possible we will give you a different room.

5 out of 5

Lovely hotel - easy walk to the shopping centre

They went that extra mile to make sure our motorbike was tucked away safe and sound. The room was neat, clean and modern. We would happily stay there again.

Posted by , from Dunlop, ACT on 6 Jul 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jul 2017 by Beryl

Thank you Karen for a great review. It was our pleasure.

4 out of 5

An older style motel that has refurbished rooms

Pros: Clean Modern room and courteous staff
Cons: Everything was fine
Location: Located on the the Princess Highway about 5 minutes drive to the City Centre of Colac. Bowls, Golf Fishing , Shopping and site seeing -eg Red Rock.
The refurbished rooms were very clean , modern and well designed. Small but efficient use of space. Heating and Flat TV with most other required facilities all provided. Located on the Melbourne side of Colac within 5 minutes drive to the Town Centre. We enjoyed our stay of two nights and would stay there again

Posted by , from Mildura on 27 Jun 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jul 2017 by Beryl

Thank you for your review Bob. We did try and make the most of the space we have when planning the refurbishment. We do hope to see you again.

3 out of 5

Motel handy for my purposes

Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: See above
Location: Suited my purposes
Well presented.Could have had basic cutlery eg a knife to cut a bit of cheese to have with a biscuit. I was annoyed a fee charged to use credit charge (booking confirmation noted fee may be charged) For my 2 night stay room was half serviced! I had thought used cups could have been cleaned.(info brochure did say that they wouldn't be cleaned but I didn't read that) Generally all good but those little things were a little annoying.

Posted by , from Victoria on 11 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jul 2017 by Beryl

Unfortunately my first reply was rejected so my second is please read your info properly and you won't be upset.

4 out of 5
Pillows were horrible and mattress was on the hard side. The rest of the room was in good condition. Microwave abs toaster but no plates or cutlery

Posted by on 7 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 May 2017 by Beryl

Why do people sign anonymous. How do we check the room in question . Please read your compendium as to plates etc.

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 floor
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) (99.3 km / 61.7 mi)
  • Train station: Colac Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Otway Gate Motel offers 18 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 8:30 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 9:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD4.50 and AUD150.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 0.00 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD20.00 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Otway Gate Motel Colac
  • Otway Gate Motel
  • Otway Gate Colac
  • Otway Gate

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.