4.2 out of 5

"This was a last minute visit and Sandridge was friendly and helpful as usual. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

Sandridge Motel puts you in the heart of Lorne, within steps of Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and Lorne Sea Baths. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

Sitting areas, DVD players and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 21 rooms. Fridges and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, desks and free toiletries are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 3.5-star Lorne motel include Bell's Beach and Apollo Bay Harbour.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$107* Per night/room 25 Aug. - 26 Aug.

Standard Queen Room - Bay View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King Room - Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Queen Room - Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sandridge Motel ratings based on 154 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandridge Motel

Everyone (75) Couples (60) Family (15)
2 out of 5
Check-in was very slow. The heating in my room stopped working and I had to have repeated conversations with reception about it. Ultimately, I had to ask to be moved to another room, which was begrudgingly agreed, and I had to relocate myself. There was a tray of mince meat left in the freezer from a previous guest and the kettle in the 'new' room was full of mouldy soup. The person on reception tried to argue it was just cleaning liquid in the kettle but the pieces of cabbage floating in the mess indicated otherwise. The rooms also smelt mildly of cigarette smoke. The views from the upstairs rooms are lovely and the location is perfect but that is the only thing the Sandridge Motel can claim. The standard of cleanliness and service are quite poor.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Friendly staff and great views , rooms clean and comfortable.

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Fantastic beach view, comfortable room and a good shower.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 31 Jul. 2019

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3 out of 5
Good location. Great view over the water, if you get a room at the front.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
All my reviews are based on the fact we use the rooms to sleep and we do not spend a great deal of time in them. The room was clean and beds comfy although softer than I’m use to. The bathroom was basic with shower toilet and sink The room had a microwave that was clean and a kettle that boiled to a nice temperature. We were so close to the beach that we didn’t need the car. We also had a late check in and the staff were fantastic about it. The heater was on at our arrival with lights as well so our arrival was easy and not stressful. Super close to everything even the Lorne hotel is only a block away. If I was to need to stay in Lorne again would definitely try and book in here.

Posted by on 26 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Very happy all-round. Will stay again. Rose was great!

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff, Roz was excellent in her friendliness and customer service. Room with ocean views superb. Will come again

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay all the things we needed where there... Bed very comfy, nice tv and DVD. The view was lovely from our window. So near the beach & nice little balcony to have our happy hour drinks & nibbles. the only downside was the bathroom, but we managed although it was very small... In all a great place to stay.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 30 Mar. 2019

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Property Features

As a guest of Sandridge Motel, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Lorne motel is smoke free.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (149 km / 92.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sandridge Motel offers 21 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes desks. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Friday-Monday: 8:30 AM-8:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday - Monday: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Guests arriving after 7:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property 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 not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.00 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Sandridge Lorne
  • Sandridge Motel
  • Sandridge Motel Lorne
  • Sandridge Hotel Lorne
  • The Sandridge Lorne, South Pacific

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.