4.2 out of 5

"Nice and comfortable place to stay walking distance to beach shops and fishing everything you need is there was a great spot to stay in merimbula will ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 19 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

Penguin Mews places you steps from Merimbula Imlay Historical Society and within a 10-minute stroll of Merimbula Marina. Highlights at this property include 2 outdoor swimming pools and in-room balconies.

You can enjoy a TV with a DVD player, and each apartment features WiFi, a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.

Enjoy the seasonal outdoor swimming pool, kids' swimming pool and pool loungers. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a garden and barbecues. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Merimbula property, attractions include Pambula Beach and Tathra Beach.

2 Bedroom Townhouse

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

1 Bedroom Upstairs

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

2 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Penguin Mews ratings based on 19 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 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Penguin Mews

Everyone (8) Couples (7) Family (4)
3 out of 5
General shrubbery needs a good tidy up to improve parking access. TV does not pick up HD channels. Manager was not in attendance during posted times, and had to be phoned to release keys etc. No spare toilet rolls. Great view, and easy walking to shops, Club, and food outlets. Quite private. Ants were on almost all tables, kitchen benches, and bedside tables. TV remote in poor state.

Posted by on 9 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very nice with the property, close to shopping and the clubs.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Feb. 2019

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2 out of 5
The electric oven/stove broke down in the last 2 days of our stay. It was supposedly repaired after we reported the fault but it promptly broke down again. We were forced to abandoned cooking our own meals and ate outside. We had expected emergency repairs but that did not happen.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 7 Nov. 2018

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3 out of 5
Convenient location though access is bad for people with limited mobility. Views advertised were exaggerated. Comfortable enough with most amenities. Parking cramped.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5

Very nice and comfortable

Nice and comfortable place to stay walking distance to beach shops and fishing everything you need is there was a great spot to stay in merimbula will be there again.

Posted by , from Sydenham. vic on 19 Mar. 2017

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2 out of 5

Good location

Poor water pressure taps difficult to turn on...strange and dangerous stairs ...

Posted by , from f on 12 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location and view

Bed was extremely uncomfortable, but the rest was great. Great location, Beautiful view. Older bathroom but it was immaculate. The stairs may be an issue for someone less mobile but we didn't have any problems with that. We had a fantastic stay in Merimbula!

Posted by , from Central Coast, NSW on 11 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location and views. The owner/manager, John was very friendly.
Cons: The stairs were quite steep and my husband and myself both scraped our legs on the metal.
Location: Tranquil, Close to everything, Good views
Facilities: Basic, Everyday; Value: Cheap, Affordable, Economical; Service: Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Pleasant;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 6 Oct. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location, friendly approach from Linda, (the owner),
Cons: Nothing to say. Everything was fantastic
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless, Beautiful; Defenetly coming back

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 28 Dec. 2013

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Property Features

As a guest of Penguin Mews, you'll find 2 the outdoor swimming pools, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a kid's pool. Penguin Mews also features a BBQ, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Self-service laundry
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Merimbula, NSW (MIM) (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Penguin Mews offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 9:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

A cash deposit, credit card or debit 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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 20 per week (rates may vary)

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

Hotel Names

  • Penguin Mews
  • Penguin Mews Apartment
  • Penguin Mews Apartment Merimbula
  • Penguin Mews Merimbula
*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.