Here are a few helpful things to know when you stay with us at the Colonial Lodge Motel
Colonial Lodge Motel in Geelong is a member of the Budget Motel Chain which means our standards are to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to our guests. We are 1.9 km from the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and 2.9 km from both Eastern Beach and the Geelong Botanic Gardens. We feature TVs, paid Wi-Fi, and tea and coffee making facilities. We are a perfect place to stop and rest for your overnight sleep. Remember, as a Budget Motel in Geelong, you will always get the best affordable rates when you book on www.budgetmotels.com.au!
Once a major manufacturing centre, Geelong has been reinvented as a city with an enviable lifestyle. Charismatic cultural precincts have sprung up, boasting excellent places to eat and drink, galleries and boutiques. Just 30 minutes from uber-urban Geelong lies the Bellarine and its lush vineyards, captivating bay views and charming coastal villages. Slow your pace and pull up in these seaside villages to discover delectable provedores and farm gates, world-class golf courses, coastal stores and enchanting beaches. Just an hour from Melbourne, it’s no surprise that the city’s caffeine culture has made its way to Geelong. There are countless reliable cafe options, with Coffee Cartel a standout. Batteries charged, it’s time to have some fun on the Geelong waterfront and the outdoor playground that is Eastern Beach. If it’s too chilly for the seaside pool, you can watch the boats bobbing on the bay and take a turn on the historic carousel. Head towards the striking domed roof of the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, in the heart of Geelong’s cultural precinct and while away some time in this library with a difference. Wander through Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art galleries.
The Surf Coast includes the main towns of Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet (believed to be one of the Great Ocean Road’s greatest secrets) and Lorne. Lorne is the final stop along the Surf Coast and one of the more well-known and well-established coastal settlements within the Great Ocean Road region. Winchelsea in the Hinterland is a classic country victorian town; a great break in your journey and an inland gateway to the state’s south west and the Otways. You will enjoy meeting the locals who will make you feel so welcome, kick off your shoes and soak up the ambience of a your coastal visit.