Otway Gate Motel

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Twin Room | Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, bed sheets
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Twin Room | Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds, bed sheets

Overview of Otway Gate Motel

Otway Gate Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Colac

8.8/10 Fabulous

149 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
52-56 Murray Street East, Colac, VIC, 3250
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

Getting around

  • Avalon Airport (AVV) - 69 min drive
  • Birregurra Station - 14 min drive
  • Colac Station - 17 min walk

About this property

Otway Gate Motel

Property highlights
At Otway Gate Motel, you can look forward to a garden, laundry facilities, and a business center. Guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
  • Luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, quiet location, and overall condition
Room features
All 18 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and hair dryers
  • LCD TVs with DVD players
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and electric kettles



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–8:30 AM
  • Barbecue grills

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • No elevator (single level property)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 4.50 and AUD 150.00 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Otway Gate Motel Colac
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Frequently asked questions

Does Otway Gate Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Otway Gate Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Otway Gate Motel?
As of 30 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Otway Gate Motel on 2 Oct 2022 start from CA $100, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Otway Gate Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Otway Gate Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Otway Gate Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Otway Gate Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Otway Gate Motel and nearby?
Otway Gate Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Otway Gate Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Lam's Marble Dragon Restaurant (7-min walk), Mango Thai Restaurant (8-min walk), and Golden Lin Roing Restaurant (8-min walk).
What's the area around Otway Gate Motel like?
Otway Gate Motel is located a short 11-minute walk from Lake Colac. Travelers recommend the motel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lovely, clean motel with very friendly staff.
Eve, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The owners Graeme and Lily are extraordinarily kind and thoughtful people. Nothing was a problem. More than that they solved issues I thought before arrival may involve some discussion or negotiation; I should never have worried in advance because Graeme and Lily smiled, laughed and put my wife, myself and our family unit at total ease. I’m am So grateful to them and their team of hard workers. I’m planning a return visit in the next 12 months to use their motel as our base and explore as far afield as Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek, Forest, Beech Forest, Gellibrand, Wild Dog Creek Rd, the Great Otway National Park, Birragurra, Winchlesea, Deans Marsh and much, much more. Thank you from the depths of our hearts Graeme and Lily. xx
Stephen, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Extremely clean & friendly service
Lynne, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Management were very understanding when we complained about an odour in the room. They attended to it straight away.
Karen, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We booked as we just needed somewhere to stay the night and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were fresh and clean, looking like they had been redone fairly recently. Bathroom was spotless and the towels fluffy. We struggled with getting many channels on the tv, but there was a small DVD library available at reception. All in all, we would definitely stay again.
Stephanie, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice, modern and clean rooms. Stayed during a busy weekend yet rooms were quiet and comfitable. Reception hands out free DVD for kids to borrow and play in bedroom TVs. Outside table and chairs we used to have dinner. Plenty of spare pillows in the rooms.
Simon, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The room was spacious and recently renovated.
Trahern, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great position in town
Jo-Anne, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very clean and tidy motel. Staff were very friendly and willing to assist anyway anytime. It was perfect for my needs. Modern bathroom. They only thing that could be changed would be the extraction fan in the bathroom was very loud.
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The most heart warming welcome by office gentleman (sorry forgot to ask for a name!). Rooms so clean with modern renovations, including usb ports next to bed.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review