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4.0 out of 5

"Short drive to waterfront and beaches. Excellent accommodation. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 16 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Deakin Geelong Units places you steps from Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and within a 30-minute stroll of Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre. Highlights at this property include free in-room WiFi.

Each apartment features a living room, a dining area, and an iron/ironing board. In-room dining is easy with amenities like a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Enjoy the 4 outdoor tennis courts along with access to basketball. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Waurn Ponds property, you'll be 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from Simonds Stadium.

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deakin Geelong Units ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Deakin Geelong Units

Everyone (30) Couples (1) Students (2) Family (9)
5 out of 5
reasonably sized property; bit of drama with keys for rooms and the property. However, someone was always around to help us out

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
We loved the location and ease of access to the freeway and nearby shops. The rooms were overly spacious and the living area more than big enough for all of us. The separate ensuites were great for the older kids and the kitchen had everything we needed for cooking

Posted by , from SHEPPARTON on 29 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5
Room wasn't air conditioned (a bit of an issue on a really hot night but I'd brought my own fan) so I got caught off guard a little. I was told I'd get an in room fridge over the phone, but this wasn't the case. Overall it did the job.

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Three bedroom apartments perfect for groups or families, very comfortable & the staff fantastic. The university grounds are lovely & even when fully booked it was extremely quiet. Great location not far from shops & train station, with bus stop on site. Only criticism is the bathrooms were not 100% clean with lots of bugs around, but overall great value for money & would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan. 2019 by Deakin Res

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Deakin Residential Services and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

1 out of 5
The newer units look like they would be good. Unfortunetly when i arrived i got an older one not the nice new photos displayed on wotif.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan. 2019 by Deakin Res

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and will endeavour to improve in the areas you have outlined to ensure this doesn't happen again.

2 out of 5
Not nice! Unorganised, unkept room was not as stated, had trouble finding the reception (not the only people) did not supply enough towels and did not bring additional to the room when it brought to their attention. Had to pay for parking. Would not stay again

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jan. 2019 by Deakin Res

Our sincerest apologies that you didn't enjoy your stay. We will work hard to address the issues you have outlined so this doesn't occur in future and we really appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5
Beautiful townhouse with sparse crockery and a kitchen we weren’t able to use due to sensitive smoke alarms

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2018 by Jess

We apologize that you felt that way in regards to cooking, we do have extra crockery at reception and you are able to cook in the kitchen's we just have to advise that the smoke alarms are sensitive. We hope you otherwise enjoyed your stay with us.

1 out of 5

Horrible DONT stay there

Dirty used room. Given a different room that I shared with resident cockroach family. Bathrooms shared were very dirty and unhygienic. Not happy.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent position short drive to water

Pros: How big and clean it was.
Cons: nothing
Location: Short drive to attractions and waterfront.,
Short drive to waterfront and beaches. Excellent accommodation.

Posted by , from Horsham on 16 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2018 by DRS Team

Thank you for the review Ruth. We hope we can accommodate you again when you come back to Geelong during Summer.

4 out of 5

Good value for money

The hotel overall was good for value. Pros- good value for money, rooms were spacey and the apartment we stayed in was quite big and easily accommodated all of us (6 adults and 1 baby) hotel staff were helpful with questions. Utilities - good amount of everything you would need to cook along with washing machine and dryer. Cons- No extra pillows. Rooms got quite warm as they had ceiling fans but the only air conditioning was in the lounge so we had to have our bedroom doors open to circulate air. We were looking forward to having a bbq but the bbq was not maintained at all and looked like it hadn’t been touched in a very long time with spiders everywhere. The fob system we got locked out of our bedrooms 3 times which was concerning as we had a baby so we had to have to bedrooms door stopped open all the time. The staff were friendly into opening the doors back open for us but it was inconvenient. Overall we will stay again. Thank you.

Posted by , from Wodonga on 31 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan. 2018 by Reception

Thank your for your feed back, we look forward to looking after you in the future

Property Features

As a guest of Deakin Geelong Units, you'll find a library, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Deakin Geelong Units also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Waurn Ponds apartment.

  • 309 guestrooms or units
  • 40 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Separate living room1
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) (34.2 km / 21.2 mi)
  • Train station: Marshall Station (6.2 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Deakin Geelong Units offers 309 accommodations with irons/ironing boards. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include desks. This Waurn Ponds apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Reception for this property is located on the ground floor in building FK, Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus. . For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • 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
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: AUD 6.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Deakin Geelong Units Apartment
  • Deakin Units Apartment
  • Deakin Geelong Units
  • Deakin Geelong Units Apartment
  • Deakin Geelong Units Waurn Ponds
  • Deakin Geelong Units Apartment Waurn Ponds
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*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.