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3.7 out of 5

"Entertainment good, food great, but the room could have been cleaner. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Sphinx Hotel Motel places you steps from Bay and Peninsulas and within a short 5-minute stroll of Geelong Golf Course. Highlights at this motel include 3 bars/lounges, a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

All 16 rooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs and coffee/tea makers. Fridges and room service make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available.

The bistro, Pharoahs Bistro, is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the nightclub and spa tub as well as access to a playground. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers in the lobby and tour/ticket assistance. Continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star North Geelong motel include Adventure Park Geelong and Deakin University.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$95 per night

Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Sphinx Hotel Motel ratings based on 171 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Sphinx Hotel Motel

Everyone (95) Couples (56) Business (2) Family (21)
1 out of 5
On arrival the room was very clean. But I was very surprised the the room did not get serviced on Sunday and we had to go to bar to ask for towels.

Posted by on 21 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 May 2019 by Reservations Team

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx Hotel, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back again soon.

4 out of 5
Many things to do in one spot, tv reception needs to be addressed.

Posted by on 11 May 2019

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13 May 2019 by Reservations Team

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx Hotel. I will address your feedback concerns directly and we hope to see you back again soon.

4 out of 5
Happy with the overall stay room was clean spa worked great

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2019

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2 May 2019 by Reservations Team

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back here soon.

3 out of 5
The shower head was amazing. Bathroom walls could’ve been wiped down, tiles had a bit of dirt. Good tv although reception kept dropping out. Easy check in and out. Nice pool area although could’ve been cleaned up a bit. Water feature looked like it hadn’t been in use for a while. Nice to sit on the balcony at sunset. Can get a little noisy when trying to sleep with people out on the balcony.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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23 Apr. 2019 by Reservations Team

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx Hotel. We appreciate your feedback and will address your concerns directly to ensure our guest experience is of the highest standard.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2019

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2 Apr. 2019 by Reservations Team

Thanks for visting us at The Sphinx. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon.

3 out of 5
The main building was amazing fantastic customer serves but the rooms are below average. Was ment to get a queen size bed instead we had 2 singles pushed together was extremely uncomfortable with a hard seam down the centre. we had smart TV that didn't work. every time I tryed to have a shower over our 3 night stay the water was only just hot enough to do so (no cold water required). We also stayed for the pool that was far to cold to swim in not heard at all. Worth a look not worth the stay

Posted by , from Mount Gambier on 25 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2019 by Reception

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx. I apologise that the stay was less than satisfactory. This feedback will be considered when making improvements.

4 out of 5
I like how the room was set out. I didn't like that there was no ice tray

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Mar. 2019 by Reservations Team

Thanks for staying with us at The Sphinx Hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Great venue spent all day Saturday at venue. Great lounges and TAB friendly staff. Has nads on Saturday night and then another band in tab lounge area. So lots of entertainment. Stayed at motel rooms clean and comfortable. Highly recommend

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2019

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26 Mar. 2019 by Reservations Team

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2019 by Reception

Thank you for staying with us at The Sphinx. We hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

Property Features

Sphinx Hotel Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A nightclub, tour or ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Sphinx Hotel Motel. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1971
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) (23.8 km / 14.8 mi)
  • Train station: North Shore Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sphinx Hotel Motel offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in November 2016.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Pharoahs Bistro – This bistro serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 AM-6 PM
  • Saturday-Saturday: 1 PM-6 PM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternative location: Gaming Room
If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Reception hours are 9AM-6PM on Monday-Friday, 1PM-6PM on Saturday and closed on Sunday. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Saturday - Saturday: 1 PM - 6 PM
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Gaming Room
Guests arriving after 5:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

A nightclub is located onsite and operates on Saturdays until late night. Guests can expect some noise during this time. For more details, please contact the property 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD 300.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: AUD 10 for adults and AUD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Sphinx Hotel Motel Geelong
  • Sphinx Hotel Motel
  • Sphinx Geelong
  • Sphinx

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.