Located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, hotels, public transport and the Barwon River, this budget motel in Geelong is the perfect base for anyone hoping to explore the city.
There are 4 ground floor accommodation options available, including: single rooms (sleeping 1 person), double rooms (sleeping 2 people), twin rooms (sleeping 3 people) and family rooms (sleeping 5 people).
All rooms at the Colonial Lodge Motel offer air conditioning, in-room wireless internet (surcharges apply), refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, microwaves (available on request), iron and ironing boards, and hairdryers (available on request).
This accommodation in Geelong also offers free self parking, guest laundry and room service (during limited hours only). There is also a separate, purpose-built kitchen available for guest use (surcharges apply).
When staying at this motel, we hope that you will take the time to explore the surrounding area – Barwon Heads, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Torquay, Anglesea, Winchelsea, Meredith, Avalon, Werribee and more.
If you are planning a stay at the Colonial Lodge Motel sometime in the near future, we’re sure that you’re interested in some of the local attractions. The good news is that there is something in Geelong for everyone.
You cannot visit the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula without hitting the beach – even if it’s too cold to swim, you can take a walk amongst the dunes or hit the water on a boat. Popular beaches include: Eastern Beach, Portarlington, Indented Head, St Leonards, Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Barwon Bluff and 13th Beach. Many beaches are suitable for families, whilst those on the open ocean are great for surfing.
The region is renowned for its delicious local produce. From family owned vineyards to organic farms, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of it for yourself. Nearby wineries include Leura Park Estate, Terindah Estate, Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Scotchmans Hill and Bellarine Estate. We also recommend the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Little Creatures Brewery, White Rabbit Brewery, Mi Shells Seafood, Manzanillo Grove and Drysdale Cheeses.
If the beach isn’t really your thing but you enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of other natural attractions to enjoy. We recommend the Barwon Bluff Marine Santuary, Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens, Yarrabee Native Garden, Serendip Sanctuary and the Brisbane Ranges National Park. There are also a number of golf clubs in the area (including Queenscliff and Thirteenth Beach), as well as Kardinia Park – home of the Geelong Cats AFL team.
Geelong prides itself on being a family friendly location, so it’s the perfect place to visit when you have the kids in tow. No matter how old your children are, there is sure to be something to keep them amused – the Bellarine Railway, the carousel, giant ferris wheel, The Rock Adventure Centre, Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway, Laser Strike, The Park indoor skate park, A Maze N Games, Adventure Park, Fairy Park and the escape rooms.
The region is also host for numerous events and festivals throughout the year that we highly recommend checking out if you happen to be visiting. Popular ones include: 2 Worlds Festival, Toast to the Coast Geelong Wine Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Portarlington Mussel Festival, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Festival of Sails, Great Australian Beer Festival, Ironman 70.3, Pako Festa, plus various community and farmers markets.
Learn more about the area’s history and culture by visiting the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Queenscliffe Historical Museum, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum, National Wool Museum, Gartland Heritage Centre and Old Geelong Gaol. Check out the local arts scene at the Geelong Gallery, Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff Gallery, Seaview Gallery, Metropolis Gallery, Charles Rose Gallery, Tussock Upstairs Art Gallery and Boom Gallery to name a few.